Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Summer Schedule Full of Online Classes

NEFLIN recognizes that it may not always be possible for our members to attend all the face to face training they would like to at our Orange Park headquarters or at other training locations throughout our 20 county region. We are striving to offer more virtual "On Your Desktop" opportunities that bring the training to you.


These LIVE ONLINE classes are delivered right to you and are viewed ON YOUR DESKTOP. Registrants will receive access instructions by email. Click here for Technical Requirements

Local Holdings Maintenance Basics

Tuesday - Wednesday, July 22-23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm OR

Tuesday - Wednesday, September 9-10, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

It's time to update your skills! All OCLC Union Listing functionality has migrated to OCLC Local Holdings in the Connexion Browser. Just as OCLC Union Listing did in the past, OCLC Local Holdings helps you maintain accurate, current holdings information which supports interlibrary loan by providing your library's holdings for materials in any format, including serials. Maintaining current holdings information supports collection development, provides finding tools for local and remote users and supports consortial sharing, collection development and acquisitions! Learn how local holdings maintenance can work for you! Offered twice.

Metadata for Digitization and Preservation

Wednesday, July 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm OR

Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. Designed for non-catalogers, this class focuses on using metadata to facilitate both access to and preservation of digital resources. Topics include Dublin Core metadata schema, the development of a preservation metadata model, and using XML to store metadata. Students leave the class with an understanding of these and the benefits of using metadata and XML together. Offered twice.

10 Interactive Information Literacy Teaching Strategies

Tuesday, August 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon OR

Thursday, September 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

These ten easy to implement and topic-specific teaching strategies will quickly increase the interactivity of your information literacy classroom and help build your confidence as you work toward more advanced hands on teaching strategies. Topics Include plagiarism, subject specific databases/controlled vocabulary/search terms, scholarly/peer reviewed vs. popular sources, and search engines vs. databases. Offered twice.

Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, FRBR

Thursday, August 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Resource Description and Access (RDA) will replace AACR2 in 2008 with a new set of guidelines and instructions for cataloging. RDA will cover description and access for both traditional and digital resources with a strong foundation based from the FRBR model. Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) will not only influence the rules of cataloging, but also impact the future online catalog design. This class will cover an overview of FRBR, a background and organization of RDA, current developments in RDA, RDA's relationship to FRBR, and the expected changes for libraries. In just two hours, you will be able to contribute to the ongoing information community discussions of these emerging directions and revisions.

Come to NEFLIN to attend this LIVE ONLINE class, then stay for
Cataloging Interest Group, Thursday, August 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

20 Questions: Science Resources

Tuesday, August 19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Accurate answers to tough science questions can be difficult to find. Find out about 20 science information web pages librarians use to find answers to questions like

  • “Where can I find ideas for my science fair project?”
  • "Where can I find spectral data for organic compounds?”


SLA Click U Webinar Replays
Register to watch these 90 minute webinar replays on your desktop. Access links will be emailed to you and are live for 30 days from initial webcast date. All SLA replays use WebEx software. Free for all NEFLIN members.

E-Libraries Part 1: Collection Planning

Learn about Web-based e-libraries in this introduction to collection planning. Every library has its unique level of complexity and level of resources for taking on such a project. However, once one is determined to build an e-library, collecting, evaluating and selecting Web-based information resources need not be more complex than the analogous activities involved in collecting print or other types of electronic information resources.

Virtual Trainer: Diane Kovacs, Kovacs Consulting
Dates: Available July 9 - August 6

E-Libraries Part 2: Collection Strategies, Organization and Maintenance

Organization plans are as critical a factor for e-library success as they are for physical libraries. Where will the collection be available and how will it be organized for retrieval by users? Maintenance is more than weeding, although weeding resources may be a significant factor to plan for. Collection maintenance planning will ensure that the e-library thrives and grows.

Virtual Trainer: Diane Kovacs, Kovacs Consulting
Dates: Available August 15 - September 12

Creating Indexes on Web Sites and Intranets

Browsable A-Z indexes, a format farmiliar to users from the back of books, can provide highly accurate retrieval. Index entries are hyperlinked to the desired text within a Web page or to an anchored point within the page. Participants will learn when and where an A-Z index is the best option for site searching, the basics of how to create a hyperlinked index, what software tools are available, and how to design and format an index.

Virtual Trainer: Heather Hedden, Hedden Information Management
Dates: Available September 5 - October 3

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