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May 2, 2007

Save up to 15% on OCLC Language Sets

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Discounts  

Need help building your non-English collections?

OCLC Language Sets provide an easy way to grow your selection of books, videotapes and DVDs in 14 non-English languages. Simply order what you want, and OCLC will send materials complete with OCLC cataloging records - everything arrives ready to shelve!

Order now and save!

Purchase by May 15 and save up to 15% on Language Sets:

• Place an order over $5,000 and receive a 10% discount.
• Place an order over $10,000 and receive a 12% discount.
• Place an order over $20,000 and receive a 15% discount.

More good news…

• New Language Sets customers will receive the full 15% discount on ANY order placed.
• For current customers, upgrade to “standing order” status and get an additional 5% discount on top.

When do you need Language Sets?

• Your non-English user population is growing.
• You do not have an in-house language specialist.
• You want to serve diverse communities.
• You don’t know whom to contact to acquire high-quality, non-English material.

OCLC's language specialists do all the work:

• Select and acquire current popular books, videos and DVDs in your choice of 14 Language Sets for adults or children including fiction, non-fiction, or a mixture of both.
• Sets include no duplicate titles because your holdings are checked against WorldCat.
• Catalog in full MARC with LC subject headings and Dewey or LC call numbers. All records include Bilindex subject headings for Spanish titles.
• Items physically processed, if requested.
• Set your holdings in WorldCat.
• Ship your new materials to you at no cost.

Languages currently available: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Panjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Want to know more, or ready to order?

You can learn more about Language Sets, or contact an OCLC Library Services representative today at 1-800-898-6252 or langsets@oclc.org

 

May 3, 2007

First step in merging RLG Union Catalog with WorldCat complete

Entry Categories: Cataloging   OCLC News  

Phase 1 of the RLG Union Catalog integration into WorldCat is complete.

Phase 1 involved matching RLG Union Catalog primary cluster records against WorldCat and adding new WorldCat master records for titles in the RLG Union Catalog not already represented in WorldCat. In this phase, OCLC processed 50.4 million records and added 7.8 million new master records.

The “Status: RLG Union Catalog Integration into WorldCat” Web page has a complete set of statistics for Phase 1 as well as a tentative schedule for Phases 2 and 3.

 

CONTENTdm - May's Featured Collections

Entry Categories: Digitization & Preservation  

Each month, three collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the CONTENTdm Web site. The featured collections for May are the Nashville Public Library Digital Collections, Billy E. Barnes Collection and Nebraska's very own UNL Libraries Digital Collections!

Nashville Public Library Digital Collections
Nashville Public Library
This collection contains images and audio clips, primarily related to Nashville history and culture, and organized by theme. The images in this collection come from several different library departments, including the Metro Nashville Archives, the Wilson Limited Editions Collection, and the Special Collections Division and are just a sampling of the library's historical treasures.

Billy E. Barnes Collection
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
From 1964 through 1969, Billy E. Barnes was the Public Relations Director of the North Carolina Fund, a state-chartered, non-profit corporation established by Governor Terry Sanford in late 1963 to seek new ways to address the problem of poverty in North Carolina. Among his many responsibilities, Barnes photographed various aspects of the North Carolina Fund's programs and activities. His negatives comprise part of the Billy E. Barnes Collection in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives. The images in this online collection are a representative sample from thousands of negatives, more of which will be added periodically.

UNL Libraries Digital Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The UNL Libraries Digital Collections provides access to collections for educational purpose, of special interest, materials of historical nature and multiple subjects. The digital collections include: Willa Cather Image Gallery; Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum photographs; Omaha Indian Heritage Project; Furniture and Decorative Arts; Historic Textiles; and University Archives, Photograph Collections. The collection includes digital projects that are currently underdevelopment or are updated on an ongoing base.

These are just a few of the many outstanding digital collections created by CONTENTdm users.

If you would like to add your collections to the Collection of Collections, log in to the CONTENTdm User Support Center and follow the instructions. Be sure to submit metadata for all required fields including the Entered by field.

 

May 8, 2007

WorldCat Local live at University of Washington Libraries

Entry Categories: OCLC News  

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The University of Washington Libraries is the first to pilot WorldCat Local, a new service that builds on WorldCat.org to allow Web access to the world’s richest database for discovery of materials held in libraries.

The goal of the pilot is to provide users with a single search and request service that covers the University of Washington Libraries, Summit libraries (most academic libraries in Washington and Oregon), WorldCat and a selection of article citations—all through one catalog.

Features initially include a single search box, relevancy ranking of search results, result sets that bring multiple versions of a work together, faceted browsing, citation formatting options and cover art.

Through a locally branded interface, the service provides libraries the ability to search the entire WorldCat database and present results beginning with items most accessible to the user. WorldCat Local interoperates with locally maintained services like circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full text to create a seamless experience for the end user.

Try a search!

 

NEBASE Hour for June: Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics

Entry Categories: Cataloging   NEBASE   Reference   Resource Sharing  

The NEBASE Hour for June 2007 is "Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics".

The NEBASE Hour is a FREE, monthly, online information session on OCLC products and services. The NEBASE Hour is held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:00 am-12:00 noon (Central Time) unless otherwise noted.

The NEBASE Hour is a live presentation, available at no cost, that you will access from your own computer via the Web. Audio is available via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). You may ask any questions you have during the session. The session will be recorded for anyone who may want to see it again or who cannot attend it at the scheduled time. IMPORTANT: Please note that we are using new web conferencing software - Centra. Please read the information below this announcement for details about technical requirements and procedures for accessing live online sessions through Centra.

NEBASE Hour for June 2007: Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics

June 6, 2007 - 11:00am-12:00pm (Central Time) * Registration Deadline: June 4 *

The OCLC Usage Statistics web site provides statistics on your library’s FirstSearch, Resource Sharing, Cataloging, and Open WorldCat activity. These reports are available to OCLC libraries at no extra charge.

Attend this session to learn how to use the updated and enhanced interface to analyze and interpret your library’s OCLC usage patterns.

The session will be conducted by Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator for NEBASE. Participants will receive 1 hour of CE credit. There is no cost to participate in this session.

For more information and to register to attend this session, please go to our Training Portal.

INTRODUCING CENTRA LIVE! This Online Session will be conducted using Centra Live web conferencing software. For this reason it is crucial that you review the Centra Live technical requirements and perform the recommended Centra system check even if you've successfully attended previous Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions. (Previous sessions used Genesys and Live Meeting software.) Please do this several days in advance of your scheduled session so you have plenty of time to update your system if necessary. Technical requirements (including a link to the system check) and general access instructions are available on the Nebraska Library Commission Online Sessions webpage.

AUDIO NOTE: Audio for Centra Live online sessions will be handled via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, as opposed to a telephone conference call. This means access to a telephone is not required. However, in order to hear the presentation attendees must be using a computer with a sound card and speakers. To ask questions and participate in class discussion, attendees will also need a microphone. If you don't have a microphone for your computer, you may request one from the Nebraska Library Commission by emailing Jeannette Powell at least a week in advance of your session. If only one individual is attending the session from a particular computer, a headset may be used in place of the speakers and microphone.

 

Save 50% on Ancestry Library Edition if your Library Population Service Area is Under 50,000

Entry Categories: E-Resources  

ProQuest CSA recently announced the following promotion. It is aimed at libraries with a population service area of under 50,000, in states that subscribe to HeritageQuest Online! This means many Nebraska libraries would be eligible!

Here's the deal:

  • Until June 30th, any library with a population service area under 50,000 who would like to purchase a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition from ProQuest CSA can do so at the price of $869.
  • Subscriptions must be brand new (does not apply to renewals).
  • Future renewals will be based off of this discounted price and will not go up to regular price (which is $1,735).
Please contact Maria Hofbauer at (800) 521-0600 x4088 or at maria.hofbauer@il.proquest.com with questions or to sign up.

Reminder: This product is available for in-library use only.

 

May 10, 2007

Rosen Publishing Offers Trial Access to Teen Health & Wellness Database

Entry Categories: E-Resources  

Rosen Publishing is offering Nebraska libraries trial access to their Teen Health & Wellness database. This trial will extend through June 30, 2007.

Description: Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is designed to provide students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more. Teen Health & Wellness is created for teens with their unique concerns and perspective in mind. The information throughout is presented using a sensitive, respectful, and age-appropriate approach. Teen-friendly articles make complex topics understandable. They also give insight into the teen experience-crucial for parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and others who are part of teens' lives and who support teens.

Trial URL: www.teenhealthandwellness.com

Trial Dates: May 10, 2007 through June 30, 2007

Trial Access Instructions: The trial username and password were distributed via a May 10, 2007 message to the Trial mailing list. If you did not receive this message or you would like to have it sent to you again, please email Databases.

 

Trial: Routledge Social Sciences & CRC Science Databases

Entry Categories: E-Resources  

Taylor & Francis is offering Nebraska libraries trial access to the following Routledge social science databases and CRC science databases through June 15, 2007:

Routledge Social Science Databases

  • EUROPA WORLD YEARBOOK ONLINE/EUROPA WORLD PLUS - First published in 1926 and now available online, the Europa World Yearbook is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Europa World Plus adds to the Yearbook the content of the nine Regional Surveys of the World, making it the most comprehensive resource ever to cover the nations and territories of the world. Our team of regional specialists updates the site throughout the year, and provide fully revised statistical and directory name and contact data two times a year. In addition to the already massive pool of data provided by Europa World, the database provides access to a full range of sophisticated search and browse functions, interactive tables, and archived statistics.
  • EUROPA WORLD OF LEARNING - A comprehensive directory and guide to the organizations and institutions within the sphere of higher education and learning. Profiling some 30,000 academic institutions and more than 200,000 staff and officials, this highly esteemed work covers the entire education and learning spectrum. There is no other source that provides such comprehensive, international coverage.
  • IISS ARMED CONFLICT DATABASE - Interactive, objective, and user-friendly, the Database covers more than 70 armed conflicts around the globe, featuring top-notch analysis and data from the non-ideological, highly sought-after experts at the IISS, the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In addition, ACD provides in-depth analysis, historical background, data on human consequences, event timelines, military makeup of armed groups, and quarterly assessments for each conflict. A list of non-state armed groups, their estimated strength, origin, political or ideological aims, and areas of operation is also included.
  • INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO - The International Who's Who brings together our most gifted, famous and influential contemporaries from around the globe. This venerable resource takes full advantage of the Web to provide a valuable and sophisticated array of ways to locate biographical details for more than 20,000 individuals. Coverage is truly global and encompasses a broad sweep of professions, including science, medicine, business, finance, politics, international affairs, diplomacy, law, art, music, entertainment, and fashion, to name a few.
  • ROUTLEDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY - The first multi-volume Encyclopedia to be published in the discipline in over thirty years, REP is now regarded as the definitive resource in the field. Featuring 2,000 original entries from a team of over 1,300 of the world's most respected scholars and philosophers, REP swiftly accumulated rave reviews and awards, including selection by Library Journal as one of its 50 Sources for the Millennium, and recognition as an Outstanding Reference Source by the American Library Association.
  • Politics & International Relations and Religion Resources

CRCnetBASES

  • BIOSCIENCEnetBASE
  • CHEMnetBASE
    Including:
    • Combined Chemical Dictionary
      Including:
      • Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
      • Dictionary of Drugs
      • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
      • Dictionary of Natural Products
      • Dictionary of Organic Compounds
    • Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    • Polymers: A Property Database
    • Properties of Organic Compounds
  • ENGnetBASE
    Including:
    • CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE
    • ElecticalENGINEERINGnetBASE
    • MechanicalENGINEERINGnetBASE
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONSnetBASE
  • ENVIROnetBASE
  • FOODnetBASE
  • FORENSICnetBASE
  • INFOSECURITYnetBASE
  • ITKnowledgenetBASE
  • MATERIALSnetBASE
  • MATHnetBASE
  • NANOnetBASE
  • NEUROSCIENCEnetBASE
  • PHARMACEUTICALnetBASE
  • PlantSCIENCEnetBASE
  • POLYMERSnetBASE
  • PublicADMINISTRATIONnetBASE
  • STATSnetBASE
Trial Dates: May 10, 2007 through June 15, 2007

Trial Access Instructions: The trial usernames and passwords were distributed via a May 10, 2007 message to the Trial mailing list. If you did not receive this message or you would like to have it sent to you again, please email Databases.

 

Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop

Entry Categories: Training  

This workshop provides the basic principles of serials cataloging for original and copy cataloging. The primary focus will be on print serials but some discussion of electronic serials will be included. Topics will include title changes and when to create a new record, what to edit when working with copy, and how to determine the chief source for title transcription. The workshop will look at the proposed CONSER standard record. The workshop will be adapted from sessions of the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program’s courses.

Audience: Library staff with some knowledge of AACR2, MARC records and cataloging.

Location: Nebraska Library Commission, Crane Room

Date and Time: July 17, 2007, 9am - 4pm (Lunch is on your own)

Presenter: Margaret Mering, Principal Serials Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln

To register: Go to /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8213

This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program.

 

Cataloging Sound Recordings Workshop

Entry Categories: Training  

Audiocassettes, compact discs, Playaway audio books, downloadable audio books… How many kinds of sound recordings do you have in your library? Join us for a workshop discussing MARC cataloging of various music and non-music sound recordings.

Audience: Library staff with some knowledge of AACR2, MARC records and cataloging.
Location: Nebraska Library Commission, Crane Room
Date and Time: August 16, 2007, 9am - 4pm (Lunch is on your own)
Presenter: Devra Dragos, Cataloging Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

To register: Go to /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8214


This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program.

 

May 11, 2007

Understanding MARC21 Bibliographic Records in Alliance

Entry Categories: Training  

Why would you use a 651 MARC tag instead of a 610 tag or a 655 tag instead of a 650 tag? What is the difference between a 130 tag and a 240 tag? Where do you put the note about closed captioning?

If you have questions about MARC21 catalog records or would like to learn more about entering records into your local system, join us for a two-day session - August 3 and 10 - exploring MARC21.

Location: Alliance Public Library
Date and Time: August 3, 2007, 9:30am - 3:30pm and August 10, 9:30am - 2:30pm MT (Lunch is on your own)
Presenter: Sharon Mason, retired Head of Technical Services, University of Nebraska at Kearney

To register: Go to /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8220

This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program.

 

Understanding MARC21 Bibliographic Records - Online Session

Entry Categories: Training  

Why would you use a 651 MARC tag instead of a 610 tag or a 655 tag instead of a 650 tag? What is the difference between a 130 tag and a 240 tag? Where do you put the note about closed captioning?

If you have questions about MARC21 catalog records or would like to learn more about entering records into your local system, join us once a week for a seven session online workshop.

Date and Time: September 5 - October 17; 10am-11am

Presenter: Charity Martin, History Librarian and cataloger at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

To register: Go to /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8221


This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program.

 

May 14, 2007

I Blog, You Blog, Weblog and RSS: A New Way of Communicating Scheduled for Scottsbluff

Entry Categories: Training  

I Blog, You Blog, Weblog
June 12 & 13, 9am - 12pm

Location: Harms Advanced Technology Center, Computer Lab C150, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff

Blogs are an easy way to not only receive information, but also to publish the information you have. More than just an online journal, blog-based publishing might be the best way for you to present your library's information to the public.

For more information and to register:

June 12: /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8222

June 13: /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8224



RSS: A New Way of Communicating
June 12 & 13, 1pm - 4pm

Location: Harms Advanced Technology Center, Computer Lab C150, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff

The new technology of RSS, also known as "feeds" allows users to subscribe to content that they wish to receive in a regular and timely manner. Feeds also allows information providers to send this information in the format necessary for users to subscribe. This three hour hands-on workshop will introduce attendees to both providing and consuming content via RSS.

For more information and to register:

June 12: /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8223

June 13: /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8225

 

May 15, 2007

OCLC Technical Bulletin 254 now available

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Technical Services  

Technical Bulletin 254: OCLC-MARC Format Update 2007 and Institution Records to Accommodate the RLG Union Catalog is now available in HTML and PDF.

It covers these topics:

  • The OCLC-MARC format update (new and changed fields, subfields, and MARC codes).
  • The implementation of institution records to accommodate the RLG Union Catalog (new and changed fields).
 

New FirstSearch documentation

Entry Categories: E-Resources   Reference  

A new quick reference, OCLC FirstSearch: The Basics, is now available.

This 8-page quick reference provides everything a new or experienced FirstSearch user needs to make effective use of the FirstSearch user interface, the Administrative Module, and OCLC Usage Statistics.

Some sample sections:

  • Searching
  • Selecting a Database
  • Search Results
  • The Administrative Module
  • OCLC Usage Statistics
  • Support for FirstSearch Users

OCLC FirstSearch: The Basics is available online in PDF format.

A Spanish-language version (FirstSearch de OCLC: Aspectos basicos) is also available. A French-language version will be available by the end of May, 2007.

Printed copies can be requested by sending an e-mail request to orders@oclc.org. If you are requesting OCLC FirstSearch: The Basics, please reference the product code REF1119. If you are requesting FirstSearch de OCLC: Aspectos basicos, please reference product code REF1121.

 

May 16, 2007

Database Roadshow 2007

Entry Categories: E-Resources   Training  

We are shaking up the Database Roadshow this year! This is our 10th year of holding the Roadshow so we decided to change the format a bit. This year we will only cover the Wilson Magazines and Biographies databases and WorldCat. By doing this we hope to provide participants with more information about the featured databases as well as more time for hands-on practice. Make a list of any questions or problems you have and bring them with you to class. During the hands-on time we would be glad to help you answer them.

There will be a one hour lunch break at approximately 11:30. Lunch is on your own.

For your comfort, you may wish to bring a sweater, or dress in layers, as we are unable to make any adjustments to the temperature of the computer labs.

Database Roadshows dates and locations (all Roadshows will be held 9:30am - 3:00pm):

 

May 21, 2007

New Certificate Program

Entry Categories: Cataloging  

Do you need to brush up on your cataloging skills? Have you become responsible for cataloging formats that are new to you? Now you can participate in workshops that will acknowledge your time and effort with a certificate from the Nebraska Library Commission.

The Cataloging Certificate Program offers two levels of certificates: Basic and Advanced. For the Basic Certificate, a participant must complete the Understanding MARC 21 Bibliographic Records workshop plus four additional workshops from an approved list within a three year time period. For the Advanced Certificate, a participant must have a Basic Certificate and complete another four workshops from the list within a three year time period.

More information, an application form, and the list of approved workshops may be found at NLC Cataloging Certificate Program.


 

Put OCLC on your ALA Annual schedule, June 21-27

Entry Categories: OCLC News  

Register online today for OCLC events and meetings, including a WebJunction member reception, the popular OCLC Update Breakfast and a symposium on “Is the Library Open?”.

Get the latest information on OCLC services and programs at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 35 special OCLC sessions and meetings are planned.

Demonstrations at OCLC Booth #1725 will feature WorldCat.org, WorldCat Collection Analysis, contract cataloging services, NetLibrary eContent, WorldCat Resource Sharing, Connexion, virtual reference services, and digital collection and preservation services.

Join us for engaging discussions, previews of new functionality and more.

Register online for OCLC events.

 

May 22, 2007

Cataloging Video Recordings

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Training  

Description: Discussion in this workshop will focus on copy and original cataloging of video recordings in VHS and DVD formats. Topics will include series/episodes, cast notes, editions, and access points.

Audience: Library staff with some knowledge of AACR2, MARC records and cataloging.
Location: Nebraska Library Commission, Crane Room
Date and Time: September 13, 2007, 9am - 4pm (Lunch is on your own)
Presenter: Devra Dragos, Cataloging Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

To register:Go to /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8245


This workshop is approved for the NLC Cataloging Certificate Program.

 

Serials Solutions Offers Special Promotional Pricing to NEBASE Members

Entry Categories: E-Resources  

NEBASE is pleased to announce that SerialsSolutions is making the following special offer available to Nebraska libraries:

Promotional pricing is available on all new, add-on or upgrade subscriptions to Serials Solutions services. Serials Solutions will reduce your first year subscription cost by one price tier. In addition, you will receive the balance of June included in your subscription term at no additional cost.

NEBASE encourages members to investigate Serials Solutions' services and request pricing information. Simply submit a no-obligation Request for Quote at www.serialssolutions.com/rfq and a Serials Solutions representative will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that subscription costs for all services are based on the number of full-text journal holdings available at your institution or the number of federated search connections for your library. Take advantage of this offer before the expiration date of July 31st.

For additional questions, simply email sales@serialssolutions.com

To learn more about the Serials Solutions' services included in this promotion, see the PDF flyer

 

May 30, 2007

The Wonderful World of Wikis Workshops Scheduled for Lincoln

Entry Categories: Training  

Many have heard of Wikipedia, but just what is a wiki? This workshop will take a look at not only Wikipedia, but other high-profile wikis and show attendees just what a wiki is and how it can be used in the library environment. In this half-day, hands-on workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of what wikis are and the technologies behind them, explore Wikipedia and other public wikis and learn about the psychology and sociology of wiki-based resources, and create their own wiki on a project of their choice. (Please bring an idea or two with you.)

Location: Nebraska Library Commission, Heron Room
Date and Time: June 21, 2007, 9am - 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm
Presenter: Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

To register:
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1 - 4 -/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8248

 

May 31, 2007

Five Ways to Use WorldCat Collection Analysis

Entry Categories: Cataloging  

You are invited to join OCLC on Tuesday, June 5th, from 1:00 – 2:00pm Central, for a free, live Web session.

Five Ways to Use WorldCat Collection Analysis

This session is geared toward non-subscribers and new subscribers, but all are welcome.

We’ll show you how WCA can be used to:

  • Reveal collection gaps to inform acquisitions priorities
  • Identify items to weed from a collection
  • Analyze a collection in preparation for an accreditation review
  • Analyze a group’s collections to support collaborative collection development
  • Determine appropriate items for a digitization project

After the presentation we'll hold a question and answer session.

Register here to attend the session.

 

RSS and Wiki Workshops Scheduled for Omaha in August

Entry Categories: Training  

RSS: A New Way of Communicating
The new technology of RSS, also known as "feeds" allows users to subscribe to content that they wish to receive in a regular and timely manner. Feeds also allow information providers to send this information in the format necessary for users to subscribe. This three hour hands-on workshop will introduce attendees to both providing and consuming content via RSS.

Location: Omaha Public Library - W Dale Clark
Date and Time: August 2 and 3, 2007, 9 am - 12 noon
Presenter: Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission
To register:
August 2 - /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8249
August 3 - /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8250



The Wonderful World of Wikis
Many have heard of Wikipedia, but just what is a wiki? This workshop will take a look at not only Wikipedia, but other high-profile wikis and show attendees just what a wiki is and how it can be used in the library environment. In this half-day, hands-on workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of what wikis are and the technologies behind them, explore Wikipedia and other public wikis and learn about the psychology and sociology of wiki-based resources, and create their own wiki on a project of their choice. (Please bring an idea or two with you.)

Location: Omaha Public Library - W Dale Clark
Date and Time: August 2 and 3, 2007, 1 pm - 4 pm
Presenter: Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission
To register:
August 2 - /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8252
August 3 - /scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=8251

 

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