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Registration Open for FY 2022 Online with the CMC Webinars

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

Registration is now open for the Online with the CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) webinars listed below. Most of the webinars occur on the third Thursday of the month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT, except for the November webinar, which had to be moved up one week, so that will occur on Thursday, November 11. All Online with the CMC webinars are recorded, so if anyone is unable to attend the live session, they can always watch the recording at a later time.

“When Speech Bubbles and Pictures Collide: Cataloging Graphic Novels”

September 16, 2021

The ins and outs of cataloging graphic novels with an emphasis on subject headings, genre/form headings, translations, and main and added entries. Presenter: Cheri-Schuler-Faust.

Register here.

“Getting Real: Cataloging Realia”

October 21, 2021

Unique MARC fields for realia (three-dimensional real-world objects) will be discussed and full MARC bibliographic records will be shared. Presenter: Dr. Pamela Thomas.

Register here.

“Where’s Waldo: Cataloging Maps”

November 11, 2021

Introduction to the basics of map cataloging focusing on the important/prominent MARC tags and presenting a map bibliographic record addressing some of the differences between cataloging maps and cataloging books. Presenter: Cheri Schuler-Faust.

Register here.

“‘Note’ [X]  Worthy Notes at Your Service”

December 16, 2021

This presentation will describe some of the more obscure 500 fields used in audio recordings cataloging. Presenter: Ian Anderson.

Register here.

“Doublin’ Down on Dublin Core”

January 20, 2022

Dublin Core, vocabulary terms usually used to describe digital resources, will be discussed, as well as the history and background of Dublin Core, variations, elements, and how to crosswalk the data. Examples of Dublin Core records will be shared as well as how to create a Dublin Core record. Presenter: Dr. Pamela Thomas.

Register here.

“MARC it Down: Cataloging with the 024, 028, and 588 Fields”

February 17, 2022

This presentation will cover the specific MARC fields 024, 028, and 588 and how they are used when cataloging items such as CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, and kits. Presenter: Ian Anderson.

Register here.

“Word of Mouth: Transcribing an Oral History Collection”

March 17, 2022

This presentation will outline the technological aspects of undertaking a larger-scale oral history transcription project (256 interviews, 180+ hours), including developing guidelines, researching tools, how to transcribe an oral history, researching the content of the oral histories, the process of uploading the materials to the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA), which is a CONTENTdm-based repository, and all the challenges inherent in this type of project. Presenters: Erin Rose and Heidi Margold.

Register here.

“Show and Tell: Strategies for Basic Book Repair and Preventive Care”

April 21, 2022

This presentation will be two parts. Part one will be preventive measures to care for your collection and basic skills to repair items that have become damaged. Part two will be a show-and-tell between the attendees and panelists. Please bring any items you have questions on that need maintenance, repair, or housing. You will be able to share your items either via pictures or through your camera on Zoom.

By the end of the session, attendees will have a basic plan to prevent damage to their collection as well as repair items that have been damaged. All attendees will be able to share images or show items via Zoom. Presenter: Heidi Margold.

Register here.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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