This live, online workshop geared towards archivists and special collection librarians, will provide a solid introduction to the Encoded Archival Description (EAD), an internationally recognized XML-based standard for encoding archival finding aids. Upon course completion, students will be able to assess whether EAD is appropriate for an institution, identify supporting archival standards for EAD, build a complete EAD instance using supplied finding aid data, and much more.
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This course is designed to give you the practical, hands-on information needed to succeed in cataloging. Cataloging & Classification Basics will cover MARC bibliographic, classification, and categorization schemas, basic copy cataloging, and other areas essential to the cataloging department. Hands-on exercises provide practice using your new skills and examples and exercises will be based on OCLC-MARC and accessed through the Connexion cataloging interface.
It's no secret that information professionals have strong opinions when it comes to weeding, but weeding your library’s collection is a vital piece of collection development. In this course, attendees will learn about techniques for collection assessment, including how to establish evaluation criteria that fits your library, how to develop sound weeding policies, best practices and techniques for weeding your collection, and how to communicate about the process to your staff and patrons.