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Searching the Authority File and Controlling Headings in OCLC Connexion

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   IHLS - Edwardsville - Gass Electronic Classroom (In Person, Max: 10)
Cost:   Free

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This class provides an introduction to the authority file in Connexion, OCLC'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 in 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 class, combining lecture and hands-on training.

If desired, you are welcome to come back in the afternoon and bring items from your library to work on during a separate open work session. This is an opportunity to reinforce the morning’s training with real-life examples. The work session will be from 1-4 PM, but you are not required to stay for the entire time. Please register separately for the work session.

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 result 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:   Workshop

Categories: Cataloging, LLSAP, Technical Services

This event is sponsored by Illinois Heartland Library System.

Event listed by: GateNet

Last day to cancel registrations is: 8/8/2012

Questions? Please contact Edie Elliott.

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