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  • "Defining the Genre; What's the Form?": LC Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival MaterialsWebinar
    This webinar, presented by Janis Young, will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). It will emphasize the correct application of ge...
  • All the Best! RDA Best Practices Guides from OLAC and MLAWebinar
    This webinar, presented by Mary Huismann, will introduce participants to the recent RDA best practices guides issued by the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) and the Music Library Association (MLA)...
  • Authority ControlIn-Person
    This workshop was developed by MOTSE (Minnesota Opportunities for Technical Services Excellence). It offers a full day of intermediate level presentation, discussion, and practice in authority contro...
  • Brief Introduction to AuthoritiesWebinar
    What are authorities and authority records? What is authority control? Why should I care? This 90 minute Webinar offers a quick and simple introduction to the concept of authorities and authority c...
  • Brief Introduction to Authorities: Authorities Series #1Webinar
    What are authorities and authority records? What is authority control? Why should I care? This 75 minute Webinar offers a quick and simple introduction to the concept of authorities and authority c...
  • Cataloging Basics: AccessIn-Person
    The Access workshop covers choosing access points for a catalog record and formulating headings according to Chapters 21-26 of AACR2 and using MARC tagging. The session covers name headings for perso...
  • Cataloging Basics: DescriptionIn-Person
    The workshop covers describing the physical aspects of a book in a MARC format bibliographic record so that a library user can identify it. AACR2 rules for description and basic MARC tagging will be p...
  • Cataloging Basics: Subject AnalysisIn-Person
    The Subject Analysis workshop covers subject headings and classification. Both Sears and LC subject headings (Sears only peripherally), and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification are int...
  • Cataloging Options: When Full-Level Records Are Too MuchWebinar
    Sometimes new items in your collection require original cataloging, but you don’t have the time or the training to create full-level records for all of them. This webinar describes two less than full...
  • CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpressWebinar
    This live online course provides instruction on copy cataloging using the CatExpress interface. We will cover the copy cataloging workflow - including searching, holdings maintenance, exporting and do...
  • Connexion Client Module 01: WorldCat, MARC and Client BasicsWebinar
    This online module provides basic information about the WorldCat bibliographic database and the MARC record format. It also provides an introduction to the program interface, as well as instruction on...
  • Connexion Client Module 02: Basic Bibliographic SearchingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on performing basic bibliographic searches using OCLC’s Connexion Client cataloging software. After completing this web-based training, learners will be able to...
  • Connexion Client Module 03: Basic Editing and Record ProcessingWebinar
    This online course provides instruction on working with MARC bibliographic records in Connexion Client, including using MARC field help, editing MARC records, updating holdings, and exporting MARC rec...
  • Connexion Client Module 04 - Save Files, File Management, and Batch ProcessingWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on using Connexion Client to perform high volumes of searches and record actions using the efficiency of batch processing, including the use and management of S...
  • Connexion Client Module 05: Automation and CustomizationWebinar
    This online module provides instruction on the use of Connexion Client’s tools for automation and customization. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to complete editing...
  • Connexion Client Module 7: Advanced Bibliographic Searching in Connexion ClientWebinar
    Connexion Client is a Windows desktop interface for OCLC cataloging. It has tools helpful for frequent or higher-volume catalogers. This online module provides instruction on how to use Connexion C...
  • Dublin Core for BeginnersWebinar
    Are you involved in a digital project at your institution? How will you describe your digital objects in order to provide online access to them? One option is to use the Dublin Core, one of the most w...
  • FRBR and FRAD: Keys to RDA (2-part webinar)Webinar
    The studies titled Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) give a big picture view of the structure and content of library catalo...
  • FRBR and FRAD: Keys to RDA (Online workshop)Online Course
    The studies titled "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" (FRBR) and "Functional Requirements for Authority Data" (FRAD) give a big picture view of the structure and content of library ca...
  • From Pixels to Projects: An Introduction to Digitization ConceptsIn-Person
    This workshop will present background terminology and concepts, as well as practical approaches to digitizing and describing visual collections. Attendees will learn about scanning, equipment, metadat...
  • Introduction to Using CONTENTdm for Digital ProjectsIn-Person
    OCLC CONTENTdm is a digital collection management system, used by organizations to build digital collections of images, documents, video, and audio. It provides the tools to organize, publish, manage...
  • Linked Data: What it is, What it does, and the Future of Information DiscoveryIn-Person
    "Linked Data" is one of today's hot topics. But do you know what is meant by the term, how linked data is generated, and what potential it holds for improving information discovery? Minitex will ho...
  • MARC Format for Non-CatalogersWebinar
    The MARC21 (Machine Readable Cataloging) Bibliographic format is the nationally-accepted standard for computerized cataloging. Using MARC21 records helps ensure that data in your automated library cat...
  • MARC21 Bibliographic Format for BeginnersIn-Person
    The MARC21 (Machine Readable Cataloging) Bibliographic format is the nationally-accepted standard for computerized cataloging which helps ensure that data in your automated library catalog will be com...
  • MarcEdit 7 Advanced ToolsIn-Person
    MarcEdit has changed! MarcEdit 7 has been recently released, and it comes with a new set of tools and options. This workshop will provide an overview of what’s changed, as well as take a closer look a...
  • MarcEdit BasicsIn-Person
    In this half-day workshop, you will learn the basics to begin working with MarcEdit, a program by Terry Reese. More information to follow!
  • Metadata for Digital Projects: Digitization Series #4Webinar
    NOTE: For this course, it is $40.00 for each individual who registers (not $40.00 per institution). Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. Designed for non-catalogers, thi...
  • Metadata Practices for Digital CollectionsIn-Person
    Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. Designed for noncatalogers, this full day workshop focuses on using metadata to facilitate both access to and preservation of digital res...
  • Minitex Evolution of Linked Data DiscussionWebinar
    Moderated by Minitex, you'll hear highlights from the OCLC "Evolution of Linked Data" webinar that will take place on June 2 (see details below), and panelists and attendees will be asked to respond t...
  • MOTSE: Authority ControlIn-Person
    This MOTSE session offers a full day of intermediate level presentation, discussion, and practice in authority control. Topics covered include: • Multiple goals of authority control • Rules gov...
  • MOTSE: Cataloging Audio MaterialsIn-Person
    Come and learn how to catalog those sound recordings! This workshop will focus on on descriptive cataloging, formulating access points (including uniform titles), and a brief overview of subject anal...
  • Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) WorkshopOnline Course
    Minitex invites new and long-time Minnesota NACO Funnel members and other guests to a NACO Program training workshop taking place in Fall 2017. This five-day event will cover the entire Program curri...
  • New and next: A review of BIBFRAME update sessions from NISO and ALAWebinar
    In this webinar, the presenter will summarize recent update sessions on BIBFRAME development and implementation. These will include content from the NISO virtual conference BIBFRAME & Real World Appli...
  • Outsourcing Authority WorkWebinar
    How many times have you asked yourself: What can I stop doing without sacrificing the quality of our OPAC? Or, maybe you have recently learned about the importance of authority control but you don't...
  • Publisher Metadata in Library Systems and How It Helps the UserWebinar
    Publishers have a vested interest in making sure their content is widely accessible. Libraries are increasingly relying on publisher-supplied metadata to support user access to electronic content. Thi...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic Audio WorksWebinar
    With the transition to RDA, catalogers are encountering more and more RDA bibliographic records in their work, including new acquisitions like musical and non-musical sound recordings. This Minitex...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic BooksWebinar
    Catalogers are encountering RDA bibliographic records more often these days, and the numbers are increasing as libraries shift from AACR2 to RDA. This transition will certainly have an effect on copy...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic Music ScoresWebinar
    How does RDA affect music score cataloging? What's the same and what's different from AACR2 practice? This Minitex webinar, an introduction to basic RDA copy cataloging for those with cataloging exp...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic Online ResourcesWebinar
    Online resources like streaming videos, e-books, databases—and the bibliographic records that describe these materials—are becoming a larger part of our library collections and catalogs. For cataloge...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic SerialsWebinar
    As much as records for books, music, and videos see changes with RDA, so do those for serials. And yet some aspects of traditional serial cataloging have forecasted RDA's "new" approach for some time...
  • RDA Cataloging: Basic VideosWebinar
    As libraries shift to RDA, catalogers are encountering more RDA bibliographic records in their day-to-day work, especially for acquisitions like video materials. The odds are good that new releases a...
  • RDA for Non-Catalogers: A Gentle IntroductionWebinar
    Implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new manual of cataloging rules designed to succeed AACR2, has the potential to affect many library activities outside of the cataloging dep...
  • RDA for the Seasoned Cataloger: Audiovisual Materials (3-part online workshop)Online Course
    In 2013 the Library of Congress, and no doubt many other libraries, will transition from AACR2 to RDA. In anticipation of this event, Minitex is offering a self-paced, online workshop on cataloging a...
  • RDA for the Seasoned Cataloger: Print Monographs (3-part online workshop)Online Course
    The Library of Congress and other libraries will transition from AACR2 to RDA in 2013. In anticipation of this move, Minitex is offering a self-paced, online workshop on cataloging textual print mono...
  • RDA for the Seasoned Cataloger: Print Serials (3-part online workshop)Online Course
    Spring 2013 marks the season in which the Library of Congress will transition from AACR2 to RDA for all of their original cataloging. With the prospect that other libraries follow their lead, Minitex...
  • RDA for the Solo/Copy Cataloger (3-part webinar)Webinar
    With the decision on the national libraries' implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) now made--and LC's adoption date of March 31, 2013, in the cards--catalogers are beginning to learn...
  • RDA in a DayIn-Person
    Minitex presents this one-day, in-person workshop on making use of RDA in an original cataloging context. Training will focus on practical cataloging matters, with further comments on RDA's structure ...
  • RDA Original CatalogingIn-Person
    Minitex presents this two-day, in-person workshop on making use of RDA in an original cataloging context. Training will focus on practical cataloging matters, with further comments on RDA's structure ...
  • RDA Original Cataloging for BemidjiIn-Person
    Minitex presents this two-day, in-person workshop on deciphering RDA's approach to original cataloging. Training will focus on practical RDA cataloging matters, with further comments on its structure ...
  • RDA Original Cataloging for St. CloudIn-Person
    Minitex presents this two-day, in-person workshop on deciphering RDA's approach to original cataloging. Training will focus on practical RDA cataloging matters, with further comments on its structure ...
  • SCCTP Basic Serials Cataloging WorkshopIn-Person
    Whether you catalog serials full-time or once in a blue moon, you may be interested in an upcoming Basic Serials Cataloging workshop taking place in Moorhead, MN, in late February 2014. This two-day ...
  • Searching the Authority File in Connexion ClientWebinar
    This ninety minute online training session presents the fundamentals of searching the OCLC Authority File using Connexion Client. Topics covered include a brief review of the MARC format for authorit...
  • Using the OCLC Authority File: Authorities Series #2Webinar
    This online training session presents the fundamentals of using the OCLC Authority File. Topics covered include: * Searching the authority file, including a basic understanding of each index * Edit...
  • What Is Copy Cataloging and How Do I Do It?In-Person
    You need to find a MARC record for an item your library just purchased and load it into your catalog, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it… This full-day, in-person course will get you starte...
  • What is Metadata?: A Very Basic IntroductionWebinar
    What, exactly, is metadata and what does it have to do with my digitization project? Is it important? How can I learn more about it? This 75 minute webinar will answer these questions, and more. Y...