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RDA Cataloging ~ Construction and Use of Relationships

RDA Cataloging ~ Construction and Use of Relationships

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RDA provides methods to explicitly document types of relationships between the manifestation being described and the access points of agents responsible for the creation of or contribution to the work and/or expression embodied in the manifestation. RDA also allows for structured relationships between the work, expression, manifestation, and/or item and other works, expressions, manifestations, and items. These relationships are fundamental to the entity- relationship model put forth in the IFLA-LRM (International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions-Library Reference Model) theoretical model.

This workshop provides instructions on identifying and constructing access points for works, expressions, manifestations, and items and the application of relationship designators to various authorized access points using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (MFBD). Can be paired with Moving Images and Video Games (or any of the other workshops) for a more comprehensive treatment.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to apply the RDA instructions for the construction of general access points for works, expressions, manifestations, and items; for the application of relationship designators to the access points; and for the methods to encode these relationships in the MFBD. Participants will be introduced to the concept of aggregates.

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he serves as the catalog and metadata librarian. Bobby catalogs analog and digital resources of all kinds, including books, serials, moving images, objects, cartographic resources, musical and spoken word audio recordings, and music in between many meetings. He is a member of the editorial board for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and an active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) where he has served in various leadership roles including treasurer and president. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby moonlights as an adjunct instructor for the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches cataloging and classification courses and tries to covert one student per semester to the cataloging side of the Force.

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.

RDA Cataloging ~ Construction and Use of Relationships

Excel for Technical Services

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This webinar will demonstrate features of Excel that can make data easier to both read and analyze. Presenter, Karen Kohn, will walk through each step using a report generated from the ILS. The first half of the session will focus on viewing lists of items and ways to manipulate a list for better readability. Participants will learn tips that can make Excel spreadsheets easier to read for those who don’t necessarily work in Excel regularly. The second half of the session will explore ways to transform data for analysis, including: importing fields from one spreadsheet into another, finding duplicates, splitting columns that have multiple values, and using conditional formatting to help visualize data.
 
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Create filters in Excel and use them to count and sum subsets of a spreadsheet
  • Filter a column in a spreadsheet by text, number, or color
  • Create a pivot table
  • Use formulas to do basic arithmetic in Excel
  • Import data from one spreadsheet into another
  • Use conditional formatting to find duplicates or outlier values, and to create simple data visualizations
  • Split cells that contain multiple values, e.g., multiple ISBNs
Audience:
This session is intended for paraprofessionals and librarians. It is meant for people who don’t necessarily work in Excel regularly, however people in the library who use Excel for analysis will also benefit.
 

Presenter: Karen Kohn is Collections Analysis Librarian at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and the author of Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). She has published articles in College & Research Libraries, Journal of Academic Librarianship, Journal of Documentation, and Collection Management and presented at the Charleston Library Conference and the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge. She is the instructor of the online course Introduction to Collection Analysis, offered through Library Juice Academy. She has an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Sociology from Temple University.

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.

RDA Cataloging ~ Construction and Use of Relationships

Cataloging Videorecordings

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​This ninety-minute session will present the RDA: Resource Description and Access core elements and moving image-related elements necessary for most commercially available video recordings, including Blu-rays, DVDs, combo-packs, and streaming or digital video. The point of view will be from an original cataloging standpoint with examples following the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to apply the RDA instructions specific to moving images, including electronic audio forms and Playaway Views.

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he serves as the catalog and metadata librarian. Bobby catalogs analog and digital resources of all kinds, including books, serials, moving images, objects, cartographic resources, musical and spoken word audio recordings, and music in between many meetings. He is a member of the editorial board for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly and an active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) where he has served in various leadership roles including treasurer and president. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby moonlights as an adjunct instructor for the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches cataloging and classification courses and tries to covert one student per semester to the cataloging side of the Force.

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In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.

Genrefication in the Library

Genrefication in the Library

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Primary school students are very visual in their book choices. Arrangement of books greatly affects how students make choices. Since most students ask for books by broad topics, e.g. books about puppies or dinosaurs or cars or presidents, Jan decided to make the leap and genrefy the entire library, fiction and nonfiction, by topic. The initial reaction was very promising and circulation patterns changed, but Jan took an opportunity for a new challenge at the neighboring Holley Navarre Middle the next year.

This presentation is a collection of what she learned while genrefying the HNP library, genrification stories from other area librarians, and tentative plans to do some genrefication at her current middle school library. It focuses on anecdotes of individual librarians and their genrefication projects to exemplify the reasons, the work involved, and the outcomes of these projects.

Jan Macauley has been a school library media specialist for 12 years, with an MIS from Florida State University. She is currently the librarian at Holley Navarre Middle School in Navarre, FL. Jan got interested in genrefication while looking for ways to improve student access at the library at Holley Navarre Primary School, where she worked for 11 years. She believes libraries are all about access, connecting people of all types to whatever piques their interests and serves their needs. Prior to becoming a librarian, Jan worked in environmental science for 20 years. She discovered that environmental and library sciences have a lot in common and many of the same tools – classification, description, cataloging – are essential in both disciplines.

In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.

Secrets of the Catalog: Basics for Non-Catalogers

Secrets of the Catalog: Basics for Non-Catalogers

 

Have you ever wondered how library data impacts what we see in a record? In this session, we’ll explore the interaction between the OPAC and MARC Records. Are you looking for search strategies & tips? This inside look at the catalog is a resource for everyone who wants to improve their search strategies.

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Original broadcast March 27, 2019

Biography ~ Robin Fay
Robin Fay is the Metadata Analyst with Orbis Cascade Alliance, a multi-state consortium serving academic libraries in the Northwest. Robin has over 10 years experience in library technology, with an interest in metadata and emerging technologies. in addition to that experience, Robin is an avid designer. Find her on social media @georgiawebgurl.

Intellectual Freedom and the Collection Management Policy

Intellectual Freedom and the Collection Management Policy

One of the core values in libraries is Intellectual Freedom, ensuring free access to information. Collection Management is one of the key areas in that mission. Creating policies that ensure diversity and accessibility to information for our communities, while also valuing the different opinions in that community, can be challenging for the library organization. 

It is important to understand the core concepts of Intellectual Freedom and how they apply to collection development so that your library is fulfilling its mission in your community.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Understand what ‘intellectual freedom’ means and ensure that collection management policies include and align with these concepts
  • Understand the processes for handling challenges to materials and services and be able to create appropriate procedures and documents for challenges
  • Be more aware of tools to assist with intellectual freedom concepts and collection management

Originally broadcast September 23, 2014. 

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry. She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Weeding: The Action

Weeding: The Action

Once you have created your plan for de-selection what next?  There are many ways to determine what goes and what stays and usage and age are only two of them.  How do you deal with the digital collection?  What about resource sharing?  Should you sell, donate, or toss what you cull?  Are you applying this equally in all areas of your library including services related to collections? Make informed decisions without bias.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Be able to assess materials and services in terms of de-selection
  • Understand how to take a more holistic approach to weeding in all areas of the library
  • Be more aware of tools to assist in the de-selection process
  • Have new ideas of how to dispose of weeded materials 

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry.

She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Originally broadcast 05/27/2014

Collection Management Policies

Collection Management Policies

The best defense is a good offense. Putting parameters in place for your collection management strategy, in writing, makes it easier for your staff, your board and your community when hard choices or questions arise. Aligning these with your mission and your abilities as an organization is vital.

Ensure that you are covering all the bases while remaining flexible for the many changes in information access.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the purpose of writing policies and their place in library administration
  • Know what to include in collection management policies
  • Be able to begin an outline for writing a collection management policy
  • Be more aware of tools to assist with writing collection management policies

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry.

She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Originally broadcast 05/06/2014