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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for three additional CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) Moodle courses. Please see below for additional information.

“Subject Analysis” will take place from Monday, July 12, to Sunday, August 22. Registration is open until Monday, July 5, and the course is capped at 35 students. For a class description, and to register, please go here.

“RDA Book Training” will last from Monday, September 13, to Sunday, October 24. Registration is open through Monday, September 6, and the course is capped at 30 students. For a course description, and to register, please go here.

“RDA for Audio and Video Recordings” will run from Monday November 8, to Sunday, December 19. Registration is open now until Monday, November 1, and the course is capped at 25 students. For a class description, and to register, please go here. It is recommended that students take “RDA Book Training” first.

If you have any questions about current course offerings or ideas for future course topics, please contact Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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

Registration is now open for Illinois Heartland Library System’s new CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) Moodle course, “3D Objects, Kits, and Realia”. This four-week online course will last from Monday, May 24, to Sunday, June 20.

The course provides hands-on cataloging of 3D objects, kits, and realia. Cataloging knowledge and experience is suggested. During the course, students will originally catalog 3D and 2D objects and kits including games, flyers, a bingo set, a postcard, and other challenging items.

Please register in L2 here. Registration is open through Monday, May 17, but enrollment is capped at 30 students, so anyone interested should sign up as soon as possible.

Starting in July, IHLS will again offer its other Moodle courses: “Subject Analysis” (July 12 – August 20), “RDA for Books” (September 13 – October 21), and “RDA for Audio and Video Recordings” (November 8 – December 17). Watch for an upcoming announcement on registration for these events.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Grant Manager at Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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

Registration is now open for the final Online with the CMC webinar of FY 2021, which will take place on Thursday, May 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. The webinar, titled “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or the Directory of Overseas Jobs?”, will discuss what a serial is, cover the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrate the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records.

Register in L2 here. The webinar will be recorded for those who can’t attend the live session.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org. Also, watch for a list of Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2022, once that information becomes available.

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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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