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Searching the Authority File and Controlling Headings in OCLC Connexion

Monday, March 21, 2011 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   LCLS Drouillard Electronic Classroom (In Person, Max: 9)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Edie Elliott and Cheri Schuler-Faust

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This class provides an introduction to the authority file in Connexion, OCLS's cataloging product. Connexion allows the user to search Library of Congress name and subject authority records. This class focuses on searching the authority file through the Connexion client as well as linking headings in bibliographic records to the applicable authority record. This process is called "controlling" headings.

Topics covered include:
--Numeric, keyword, and guided searches in the authority file
--Results list displays
--Navigation in a results list and viewing authority records
--Controlling headings in bibliographic records

This class is designed for catalogers who are comfortable with reading and interpreting name, subject, and series authority records. This is an intermediate-level interactive class, combining lecture and hands-on training.

Learning Objectives
After attending this class, participants will be able to perform command line and guided searches in the OCLC Connexion authority file and be familiar with types of results set displays. Participants will also be able to control headings in bibliographic records.

Participants should be familiar with MARC coding and able to read and interpret name, subject, and series authority records.

Type:   Program

Register by: 3/17/2011

Categories: Cataloging

This event is sponsored by Lewis & Clark Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 3/21/2011

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