Technology Training at Amigos

Amigos has scheduled web-based technology training in our live online classroom. Available courses include the following titles. All times below are Central Time.

Creating Mobile Websites
December 7 & 9
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/cP5prd

Digital Imaging for Text-based Collections
December 1, 3, 8, 10
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/5UWN8A
Digital Library System and Applications
February 8-11, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hrsqbT

May 3-6, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hrsqbT

Digital Project Planning & Management Basics
January 18-21, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hyY1BG

April 18-21, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hyY1BG

EAD2HTML: Transforming your Finding Aids with XSL
January 25-28, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/9qCz4y

Image Editing Fundamentals
March 23-24, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/dcHG0n

Introduction to the Encoded Archival Description
December 14 – 17
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/cvhwpV

Know & Go: Demystifying Image Editing
December 6
1:30p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/dJdKz4



Know & Go: Wolfram Alpha and More Ready Ref on the Web
February 7, 2011
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/ha3OhQ


Metadata Standards and Crosswalks
February 22-25, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/gCNp9q

May 31-June 3, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/gCNp9q


METS: The Basics
March 2-3, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/7cpW0I


Tools for the Reference Desk
December 1 & 8
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq

Virtual Reference Communication
December 15 & 22
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/cvhwpV

Web Publishing: Principles of Site Design
January 11-14, 2011
10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/i53HQl


Web Publishing: The Basics
January 4-7, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/ii0CaK

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OCLC–related courses:

Basics of WorldCat Resource Sharing
January 18-21, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/1v2TIZ

Connexion Browser – Authority Control
December 8
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/7rSQo4

Connexion Browser – Editing, Upgrading, and Enriching Master Records
February 10, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
http://bit.ly/6ZuXQ1

Connexion Client – Basic Bibliographic Searching
March 10, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/4N7kf5

Connexion Client – WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics
January 13, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/5oXF5U

Constructing Custom Holdings in OCLC
March 8, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/3Eul0P

Creating Copy, Loan and Deflection Policies in OCLC
March 15, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/asN49T

Know & Go: WorldCat Direct
March 28, 2011
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/afWK5j

Mysteries of the WorldCat Resource Sharing Administrative Module Explained
March 29-April 1, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/2CuR10

Reminder: CONTENTdm Users Group December 1-3

If you haven’t yet registered for the first Southwestern CONTENTdm Users Group meeting, don’t delay! The meeting will be held at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library, December 1-3, 2010. The keynote session from Phyllis Kaiden (OCLC) will focus on the changes we will see in version 6. For more information, including registration, go to http://sites.google.com/site/swcdmug/.

For the most up-to-date training schedule, a complete list of courses, descriptions, and a convenient online registration form, visit http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/ or contact Chris Brown at Amigos, 1-800-843-8482, ext. 2829, or brown@amigos.org.

 

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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
http://bit.ly/9Zz8uB

Tech Topics: Privacy and Social Networks

November 5

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT
http://bit.ly/9z1Re5

OCLC-related courses:

Know & Go: WorldCat Direct
November 8
1:30pm – 3:00pm CST
http://bit.ly/afWK5j

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing

November 16

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST
http://bit.ly/7CuMoC

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging

November 18

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/8aGdBs

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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 http://sites.google.com/site/swcdmug/.

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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 http://greenlibs2.amigos.org/node/7.

Seating is limited.  To register for the conference or for additional schedule information, visit the conference website at http://greenlibs2.amigos.org/.

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Visit http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/ for the complete list of scheduled training.

Registration open for Online Reference Conference

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Registration Now Open!!

Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – Reference @ Your Library

Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Reference @ Your Library <http://referenceonline.amigos.org/> ” on August 31. The conference includes sessions focusing on how mobile technology (may) impact reference, embedding reference librarians in online classes, and determining whether technology is a burden or a blessing.

“This conference is entirely online, which makes it an affordable alternative for many librarians to participate in a time where many library budgets continue to shrink,” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Continuing Education Services Manager. “Amigos is pleased to offer an event that librarians all over the country can enjoy. Many of our speakers are well-known in the field and will present topics of current interest to library managers and reference librarians.”

Keynote speaker, Brenda Dervin <http://referenceonline.amigos.org/node/1> , Ph.D., will kick off the conference with her talk “The Greatest Information Need: Information Mediation.” Dervin’s talk will focus on the “greatest” information need — what she’s learned about it from 35 years of researching information needs of myriad population groups — expert and lay, rich and poor, virtually every cultural group, in virtually every context.

For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit http://referenceonline.amigos.org/. Early bird registration runs through August 17.

About Amigos Library Services – For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. With over 600 members, Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources.

Online Technology Training from Amigos

Tools for the Reference Desk
May 10 & 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq

Project Management for Digital Imaging
May 11 – 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
http://bit.ly/21mWOc

METS: The Basics
June 23 – 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
http://bit.ly/7cpW0I

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First Know & Go Update Session to Cover National Broadband Plan

The first session of a new series, Know & Go updates are available for Amigos members to preview at no cost. Join Amigos’ Christine Peterson on May 25 to learn how the National Broadband Plan will affect your library and the possible opportunities that could be available.

The complete series will begin in July, so members can take advantage of this preview at no charge. Watch for details of upcoming sessions.

Know & Go- National Broadband Plan

When: Tuesday, May 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT
Where: Online
Cost: Amigos Members – No cost; Non-members – $40
(Know & Go updates after July 1 are $25 for members.)

Register today while space is still available – http://tiny.cc/dqzq4.

Technology Training from Amigos

Amigos has scheduled web-based training in our live online classroom. Available courses include the following titles. All times below are Central Time.

Digital Imaging for Photographic Collections
March 9-12, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/4mOpCL

FRBR: What is it and how it can help you prepare for RDA
March 9, 11, 2009, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/7EjBh6

METS: The Basics
June 23-24, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/7cpW0I

PHP: Interacting with the World
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/67QwnF

Project Management for Digital Imaging
May 11-14, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/21mWOc

Tools for the Reference Desk
May 10, 17, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq

Web Publishing: Introduction to Style Sheets I
March 30-April 3, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/6ob0Kh

Virtual Reference Communication
April 5, 12, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/8vhoWZ

OCLC-Specific Courses:

Administrator Training for QuestionPoint
March 10, 17, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/2Hkmci

Authority Files Fundamentals with OCLC Connexion
June 1-3, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/3qZKeq

Connexion Browser – Advanced Bibliographic Searching
May 13, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/7HipiT

Connexion Browser – Authority Control
April 22, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/7rSQo4

Connexion Browser – Authority Control
June 10, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/7rSQo4

Connexion Browser – Editing, Upgrading, and Enriching Master Records
April 27, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/6ZuXQ1

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging
March 24, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/8aGdBs

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging
June 8, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/8aGdBs

Connexion Client – Basic Bibliographic Searching
May 12, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/4N7kf5

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing
March 10, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/7CuMoC

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing
June 3, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/7CuMoC

Connexion Client – WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics
April 20, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/5oXF5U

CONTENTdm 5: Adding Textual Materials
March 8-9, 2010, 1:00p – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/3aECig

CONTENTdm 5: Adding Visual Materials
March 4-5, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2ZudGg

CONTENTdm 5: Maintaining Collections
March 11, 12, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2GQovN

OCLC CatExpress
March 23, 25, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/1nfq5b

OCLC Connexion Client – Using the Client interface
June 8-10, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/6SuGAT

OCLC Policies Directory Redesign
March 10, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/5I5b4v

QuestionPoint Librarian Training
April 6, 13, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/3Gchs9

Serials (& other) Local Holdings: Creation and Care with OCLC Connexion
April 28-29, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/5oqJIn

For the most up-to-date training schedule, a complete list of courses, descriptions, and a convenient online registration form, visit http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/ or contact Chris Brown at Amigos, 1-800-843-8482, ext. 2829, or brown@amigos.org .

Principles of Controlled Vocabulary & Thesaurus Design

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The Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative announces the fourth course in its series of Train to Share project workshops, “Principles of Controlled Vocabulary & Thesaurus Design,” available through Amigos Library Services at www.amigos.org.

The Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design prepares digital project staff to use existing controlled vocabularies or to develop their own lists of specialized terms for specific applications in digital projects.
Learning objectives include:
·       Compare and contrast different types of controlled  vocabularies, including lists, synonym rings, hierarchies and thesauri.
·       Create controlled vocabulary (CV) terms for supplied digital objects
·       Apply the Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies for refining CV terms
·       Develop hierarchies of CV terms for thesauri
·       Build associative relationships among the CV terms
·       Discuss methods of displaying controlled vocabularies to metadata creators and users
·       Examine methods of justifying, building and integrating CVs
Intended Audience
This course is designed for archivists, librarians or museum staff faced with the challenges of applying existing controlled vocabularies or building new vocabularies to provide access to their digital collections
Course Hours
The workshop meets on two consecutive days for 5.5 hours each day.

Locations include:
Abilene         March 29-30
Houston         April 5-6
Lubbock         April 22-23
San Antonio     May 18-19
El Paso         May 24-25
Dallas          May 27-28

The course is designed as a two-day workshop, consisting of 11 hours of instruction.
Amigos Member Fee: $ 250.00
Amigos Non-member Fee: $ 250.00

To register, see http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/index.php?format=1

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Four sessions of our third workshop,  “Metadata Standards and Crosswalks” are still available.

The course will explore the following points:

Content standards: AACR2, DACS and CCO, with some information on RDA
Common metadata schemas: IPTC, Dublin Core, and MARC-XML
Metadata crosswalks and transformations
Application profiles for Dublin Core and other metadata standards
Other types of metadata, including technical, preservation and rights metadata
Remaining locations include:
Lubbock Feb 9-10
San Antonio Feb 18-19
Houston Feb 22-23
Dallas  Feb 25-26

This course is designed as a two-day workshop, consisting of 11 hours of instruction.
Amigos Member Fee: $ 250.00
Amigos Non-member Fee: $ 250.00

To register, see: http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/index.php?format=1

For questions contact:

Karen L. Frizzell, MA, MLS
Training & Outreach Coordinator
Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative
Texas State Library & Archives Commission
512.936.0270 (phone) / 512.936.2306 (fax)
karen.frizzell@tsl.state.tx.us

Technology Training from Amigos

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Amigos has scheduled web-based training in our live online classroom.
Available courses include the following titles. All times below are Central Time.

Digital Imaging for Text-Based Collections
March 23-26, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/5UWN8A

Digital Photography Basics
March 2-5, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/38vcNf

FRBR: What is it and how it can help you prepare for RDA
March 9, 11, 2009, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/7EjBh6

METS: The Basics
June 23-24, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/7cpW0I

PHP: Interacting with the World
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/67QwnF

Project Management for Digital Imaging
May 11-14, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/21mWOc

Tools for the Reference Desk
February 16, 23, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq

Tools for the Reference Desk
May 10, 17, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq <http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq>

Web Publishing: Introduction to Style Sheets I
March 30-April 3, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/6ob0Kh

Virtual Reference Communication
April 5, 12, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/8vhoWZ

OCLC-Specific Courses:
Administrator Training for QuestionPoint
March 10, 17, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/2Hkmci

Authority Files Fundamentals with OCLC Connexion
June 1-3, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/3qZKeq

Connexion Browser – Advanced Bibliographic Searching
February 17, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/7HipiT

Connexion Browser – Advanced Bibliographic Searching
May 13, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/7HipiT

Connexion Browser – Authority Control
April 22, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/7rSQo4

Connexion Browser – Authority Control
June 10, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/7rSQo4

Connexion Browser – Editing, Upgrading, and Enriching Master Records
April 27, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/6ZuXQ1

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging
March 24, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/8aGdBs

Connexion Browser – Original Cataloging
June 8, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/8aGdBs

Connexion Client – Basic Bibliographic Searching
February 3, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/4N7kf5

Connexion Client – Basic Bibliographic Searching
May 12, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/4N7kf5

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing
March 10, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/7CuMoC

Connexion Client – Basic Editing and Record Processing
June 3, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/7CuMoC

Connexion Client – WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics
April 20, 2010, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
http://bit.ly/5oXF5U

CONTENTdm 5: Adding Textual Materials
March 8-9, 2010, 1:00p – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/3aECig

CONTENTdm 5: Adding Visual Materials
March 4-5, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2ZudGg

CONTENTdm: An Amigos Online Conference
February 19, 2010, 9:00am – 4:00pm
http://contentdm.amigos.org/

CONTENTdm 5: Maintaining Collections
March 11, 12, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/2GQovN

Implementing Odyssey Standalone
February 11, 2010 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/g7aAl

Implementing Unmediated ILL in OCLC
February 9, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/6LIx4m

OCLC CatExpress
March 23, 25, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/1nfq5b

OCLC Connexion Client – Using the Client interface
June 8-10, 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
http://bit.ly/6SuGAT

OCLC Policies Directory Redesign
March 10, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/5I5b4v

QuestionPoint Librarian Training
February 5, 12, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/3Gchs9

QuestionPoint Librarian Training
April 6, 13, 2010, 8:00am – 10:00am
http://bit.ly/3Gchs9

Serials (& other) Local Holdings: Creation and Care with OCLC Connexion
April 28-29, 2010, 10:30am – 12:30pm
http://bit.ly/5oqJIn

For the most up-to-date training schedule, a complete list of courses, descriptions, and a convenient online registration form, visit http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/

<http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/>  or contact Chris Brown at Amigos, 1-800-843-8482, ext. 2829, or brown@amigos.org <mailto:brown@amigos.org> .