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Next Online with the CMC Webinar Moved to Thursday, April 8

(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

The next Online with the CMC webinar has been moved up one week, so that it will not conflict with the Reaching Forward Conference.

On Thursday, April 8, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, the Online with the CMC webinar is “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”. While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about one subject or accumulated by one body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.

The final webinar for this fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) will take place on Thursday, May 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. The title is “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”. Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.

If anyone has any specific topics, they would like covered next fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022), then please e-mail suggestions to cmc@illinoisheartland.org.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

This is a reminder that registration is open for the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021. Each webinar is from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Notice that we moved the April session to the second Thursday, rather than the third, so that it would not conflict with the Reaching Forward South conference. If anyone is unable to attend a live session, register anyway, so that you can receive the link to the recording.

Please see below for specific details and the registration links.

  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 8, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about one subject or accumulated by one body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021:  “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.

If anyone has any specific topics they would like covered next fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022), then please e-mail suggestions to cmc@illinoisheartland.org.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

This is a reminder that registration is open for upcoming Online with the CMC webinars. The next one is on Thursday, February 18, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. (The remaining spring webinars are also listed below.) If unable to attend the live webinar, then please register anyway, because a link to the recording will be e-mailed to all registrants after the webinar. If anyone has topics they would like to cover in the future, please e-mail cmc@illinoisheartland.org.

February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”

  • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.

March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”

  • This session covers how to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.

April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”

  • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.

May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”

  • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

This is a reminder that registration is still open for next month’s Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY2021 is below. (There will not be a webinar in December or January.) Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

This is a reminder that registration is open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL, in partnership with IHLS and RAILS, will host a Fall Semester Town Hall on Zoom from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29.

The event will feature the following presenters (more information on the topics each one will discuss is available here.

  • Carolyn Ciesla (Prairie State College)
  • Sarah McHone-Chase (Northern Illinois University)
  • Kathleen Rhoades (Chicago State University)
  • Marie Waltz (Center for Research Libraries)
  • Tish Hayes (Moraine Valley Community College)
  • Firouzeh Rismiller (DePaul University)

The presenters will discuss what their libraries are doing in regards to reopening their physical spaces and what librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances. Additional information is available on the ILA website. Registration is required to participate.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL, in partnership with IHLS and RAILS, will host a Fall Semester Town Hall on Zoom from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 29. The event will feature speakers who will discuss what their libraries are doing in regards to reopening their physical spaces and what librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances.

Additional information is available here. Registration is required to participate.

Posted in Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), Library Organizations, Professional Development, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Sue Franzen, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries, the Reaching Across Illinois Library System, and the Illinois Heartland Library System are planning a Fall Semester Town Hall on Wednesday, July 29, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in sharing what your library is doing in regards to reopening your physical spaces or what your librarians are doing to navigate instruction under new circumstances, we invite you to be a panelist!

We are looking to put together two panels.

  • a panel discussing reopening plans and considerations (10:00-11:00 AM)
  • a panel discussing library instruction plans and considerations (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Each section will last one hour with 30 minutes dedicated to panelist presentation and 30 minutes for audience questions and discussion. We are hoping to have 3-5 panelists for each section with a roughly 5-10 minute presentation depending on number of panelists.

If you would like to be a panelist, please fill out this brief questionnaire letting us know your interests by Monday, July 13. Contact Dan Matthews, at matthewsd29@morainevalley.edu, with any questions or concerns.

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(via Dr. Pam Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System) 

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is offering several Moodle courses this year. They are all 6-weeks and asynchronous (log in when it is convenient for you). Register in L2 (links below). If you have any topics that you would like us to cover in the future, then please e-mail the CMC: cmc@illinoisheartland.org with suggested future course topics.

Subject Analysis, June 29-August 7: There is a maximum of 30 students for this class. Register by June 22.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing Subject Analysis training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software. There are text files, online quizzes, assignments, and links to outside resources (OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, Library of Congress authority file, MARC21 for Bibliographic Data, videos, and documents). Topics covered include controlled indexing language, keyword versus controlled vocabulary, the purpose of subject headings, the 20% rule, content analysis, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), word-based approaches to retrieval, Sears List of Subject Headings, and MeSh (Medical Subject Headings).

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before June 29.

Learning Objectives
Determine relevant subject headings from summary statements.
Understand keyword versus controlled vocabulary.
Create subject headings in a MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) format.
Perform content analysis.

Prerequisites
MARC formatting of subject headings.
Knowledge and understanding of authority records.

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RDA Book Training, August 17-September 25: There is a maximum of 25 students for this class. Register by August 10.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA Book Training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software. This course covers the changes from AACR to RDA guidelines. FRBR, WEMI, identifying hybrid, AACR and RDA records, and series will be covered. Participants will take quizzes and copy catalog books. It is assumed that participants have basic cataloging knowledge and experience.

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before August 17.

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RDA Video and Audio Recording Training, October 5-November 13: There is a maximum of 25 students for this class. Register by September 28.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing RDA Video and Audio Recording Training for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a 6-week course using Moodle software. This course covers the changes from AACR to RDA guidelines. MARC record elements, including fixed field elements, will be covered. Participants will copy catalog DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks, and find matching records in OCLC. It is assumed that participants have basic cataloging knowledge and experience.

This is an asynchronous course, so you will not need to log in at a specific time, but you are expected to complete assignments and quizzes by the end of each week.

Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before October 5.

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