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

Registration is open for the following Moodle classes that Illinois Heartland Library System’s CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) will offer. See below for more information, including registration links. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, IHLS Bibliographic Grant Manager, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org. Also, watch for an announcement in the near future with the Online with the CMC classes that the Cataloging Maintenance Center will offer in FY 2023.

“RDA Book Training”–Monday, January 16 – Friday, March 10, 2023

Are you new to RDA guidelines or just need a refresher? Have you recently switched jobs and need to brush up on your cataloging skills? If so, then this is the class for you!

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing “RDA Book Training” for library staff in any Illinois library. This is an eight-week course using Moodle software and 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.

Please register here. Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before January 16.

“RDA Video and Audio Recordings Training”–Monday, May 8 – Friday, June 23, 2023

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is providing “RDA Video and Audio Recordings Training” for library staff in any Illinois library. This is a seven-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 streaming 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.

Please register here. Registered participants will be e-mailed a login and password before May 8.

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

Registration is open for the following Moodle classes that Illinois Heartland Library System’s CMC (Cataloging Maintenance Center) will offer. See below for more information, including registration links. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, IHLS Bibliographic Grant Manager, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org. Also, watch for an announcement in the near future with the Online with the CMC classes that the Cataloging Maintenance Center will offer in FY 2023.

“Cataloging 3D Objects, Kits, and Realia”–Monday, July 11 – Friday, August 5, 2022

The “Cataloging 3D Objects, Kits, and Realia” course consists of four weeks of content, quizzes, and assignments. There are online quizzes, assignments, and links to outside resources (OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, OLAC’s Best Practices for Cataloging Objects Using RDA and MARC 21, MARC 21 for Bibliographic Data, Library of Congress authority file, videos, and documents). 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. Cataloging knowledge and experience are preferred.

Please register here. A login and password will be e-mailed to registered participants before July 11.

“Subject Analysis”–Monday, August 8 – Friday, September 16, 2022

The “Subject Analysis” course consists of six weeks of content and assignments. There are text files, online quizzes, and links to outside resources (OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, Library of Congress authority file, MARC21 for Bibliographic Data, videos, and documents). It is helpful if you already have MARC (MAchine Readable Cataloging) and authority record knowledge.

Please register here. A login and password will be e-mailed to registered participants before Aug. 8.

“Cataloging Basics”–Monday, September 26 – Friday, November 4, 2022

A crash course in basic cataloging with RDA, this six-week class covers MARC fields 0XX-8XX, in addition to the fixed-field elements.

Please register here. A login and password will be e-mailed to registered participants before Sept. 26.

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This is a reminder that the May Online with the CMC webinar, “Spilling the Tea with the CMC: Virtual Internships”, will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Andie Batt and Veronica Gomez, University of North Carolina (UNC) MLS students, will discuss their internships with the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC).

For more information, and to register, please go 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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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

The May Online with the CMC webinar, “Spilling the Tea with the CMC: Virtual Internships”, will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Andie Batt and Veronica Gomez, University of North Carolina (UNC) MLS students, will discuss their internships with the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC).

To attend the meeting, go 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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Registration is still open for the April Online with the CMC webinar, “By any other name: NAF : Name Authority File ins and outs”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. The presentation will cover the Name Authority File (NAF) including how NAF records operate in cataloging, what NAF record creation entails, insights on NACO training, and examples of name authority records. Mary Cornell will serve as the presenter.

Please note that this is a different topic from the one originally planned. Our previous topic was “Show and Tell: Strategies for basic book repair and preventive care”, which a previous Cataloging Maintenance Center staff member planned to present. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.​

To register, please go here. If you registered before the topic switch, you do not need to register again.

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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The next Online with the CMC webinar, “Word of Mouth: Transcribing an Oral History Collection”, will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

This pre-recorded presentation outlines 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. The presenters are Erin Rose and Heidi Margold.

This is a pre-recorded presentation, but the CMC staff will be attending live and will be able to answer questions about creating digitized collections and how the CMC can help.

For more information, and to access the presentation, go here and follow the Zoom link. Note that registration is required. 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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This is a reminder that registration is open for the next Online With the CMC webinar, “Doublin’ Down on Dublin Core”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

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. The presenter is Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System.

For more information, and to register, please go here. We encourage everyone to register, even if you are unable to attend the live session, since a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants after the event. Registration is open through the day of the event. Having an account in L2 is required for registering.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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This is a reminder that registration is open for the next Online With the CMC webinar, “‘Note’ Worthy: Notes at Your Service”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 16, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

This presentation will describe some of the more obscure 500 fields used in audio recordings cataloging. The presenter is Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System.

For more information, and to register, please go here. We encourage everyone to register, even if you are unable to attend the live session, since a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants after the event. Registration is open through the day of the event. Having an account in L2 is required for registering.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Do you need help demonstrating the value of your library to different stakeholders? Want to know what to say to justify the need for continued or increased library funding or staffing? Would you like to attract new library users? Want advice on how to promote the library’s role in identifying fake news or why libraries are needed more than ever in the internet age?

The RAILS/IHLS My Library Is… campaign is designed to help libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and specialized) with these challenges and more. The campaign started in 2019, and we want to ensure that it continues to help libraries gain more support and visibility moving forward. You can help by completing the survey for your type of library.

The survey that is specifically for academic libraries is available here. A PDF version is available to view before completing the online survey, if desired.

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

This is a reminder that registration is still open for the next Online With the CMC webinar, “Where’s Waldo: Cataloging Maps”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 11, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. We have moved this webinar up one week so that it will not conflict with the IHLS Member Day.

The webinar will introduce attendees to the basics of map cataloging, focusing on the important and prominent MARC tags. The presenter will also use a map bibliographic record to demonstrate the differences between cataloging maps and cataloging books.

For more information, and to register, please go here. We encourage everyone to register, even if you are unable to attend the live session, since a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants after the event. Registration is open through the day of the event.

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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