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November Training Classes from Amigos

The following classes are scheduled in the Amigos online classroom for November:

Metadata for Digitized Resources

November 1, 4, 9, 11

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Tech Topics: Privacy and Social Networks

November 5

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT

OCLC-related courses:

Know & Go: WorldCat Direct
November 8
1:30pm – 3:00pm CST

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing

November 16

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging

November 18

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST


2010 Southwestern CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting Registration Available

Registration is now open for the 2010 Southwestern CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting scheduled for December 1 – 3, 2010 at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library.

The keynote session, “CONTENTdm Update: What’s coming in CONTENTdm 6?” presented by Phyllis Kaiden of OCLC, will discuss what will be included in this major release, the impact to your collections, migration path, and schedule.  You will also hear the latest about usability studies and see an up-to-the-minute demo of the new public interface.

The conference also offers two pre-conference sessions, “CONTENTdm Basics” and “Embedding CONTENTdm Searches: Using CQR.” Meeting Sessions include:

* Automating Patron Requests for Multimedia

* Pesky PDF’s, Now What do I do?

* Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Expanding access to your digital collection through the Portal to Texas History

* Basic Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

* Back roads or super highway: Making sure your collections are well traveled

* Limited Resources? Need Help? How about outsourcing?

* Technical Introduction to CONTENTdm 6

* An “Unconference” Session for networking and information sharing

For more information, visit


Registration still available for Going Green @ Your Library 2 Online Conference

Registrations continue to be accepted for Amigos’ online conference Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green.  The conference is November 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT.

The keynote session, “Greening Libraries 2.0: The Next Step,” presented by Monika Antonelli, will focus on innovative green developments within the library world, what logical next steps libraries should be incorporating to become greener and more sustainable, and a discussion of permaculture design principles and how they can be applied to create greener and more sustainable libraries.

Going Green 2 will offer the latest information on environmentally conscious librarianship, from working green to teaching green.  Check out the session schedule at

Seating is limited.  To register for the conference or for additional schedule information, visit the conference website at


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