Minitex Webinars offer great learning opportunities for students and recent graduates.
Minitex Bibliographic and Technical Services has scheduled the following webinars on cataloging in August and September.
Connexion Client Modules 3 & 4: Basic Editing, Record Processing, and Save File Maintenance
This course demonstrates how to use Connexion Client to process MARC records one at a time — including editing, update holdings, exporting, and creating labels. It also covers online and local save files.
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Central
RDA: What It Is and What It Means To You
This information session will introduce participants to Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new manual of cataloging rules designed to succeed AACR2. The instructor will present a thumbnail sketch of RDA's contents, how these guidelines differ from AACR2 and relate to FRBR/FRAD, and what effects these may have on your library catalog. Information on the RDA Toolkit and the U.S. national libraries' RDA test will also be addressed. This is the first in a series of training sessions Minitex will offer on RDA and the RDA Toolkit.
Friday, Aug. 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Central
Tools for Original Cataloging with Connexion Client
Do you do original bibliographic cataloging? Are you uncertain when original records are required and how to input them? This webinar will discuss criteria for creating new records and demonstrate Connexion Client tools (workforms, constant data, text strings, etc.) that can help you work faster and more efficiently.
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Central
Advanced Copy Cataloging Tools in Connexion Client
Are you looking for tools that would enable you to copy catalog more efficiently? In this webinar, we will explore Connexion Client features that can help you when you’re editing a record—covering constant data and text strings, keymapping, and other labor-saving tools.
Thursday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m., Central
Connexion Client Module 10: Basic Batch Processing
If you want to know how to use Connexion Client to perform searches and record actions (i.e. setting & deleting holdings, exporting, creating labels) using batch processing, you should attend this webinar.
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., Central
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