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Spring training events – reserve your seat now!

Grow your skills this spring with OhioNet’s line-up of professional development events:

Copyright Options for Interlibrary Loan

March 21, 2023 from 2:30-4 pm.

Interlibrary loan of resources is an important service provided by many libraries. Did you know that U.S. copyright law offers specific protections for libraries to facilitate easy and legal sharing of copyrighted materials? Learn about your options (and limitations) under the law and better understand the best methods for providing this library service. 

MARC Coding Review

April 6, 2023 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging) is the language most libraries use to encode the records for their collections. Building on the basic overview of MARC provided in our introductory webinar series, this session dives into the details of each of the major tag groups and highlights areas of importance for different material types.

Exploring Authority Records

May 18, 2023 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Authority records are a critical resource in keeping our collections accessible and organized. They underpin our ability to disambiguate between similar names, subjects, and titles in our catalogs and discovery services. 

In past sessions, we’ve shown you how to search for authority records. In this webinar, attendees will discuss the two main types of authority files: subject authorities and name authorities. We’ll explore the elements of authority records, as well as methods and timelines for adding or editing shared authority records. 

Inclusive Cataloging

June 13, 2023 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

For over 120 years, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have been used by libraries of all types across the country to organize their collections and help their communities find what they need. 

However, LCSH can be complex to use and difficult to understand, with its subdivisions and pattern headings. And, LCSH has been notoriously slow to update language, even as terms become outdated and come to hold new meanings. 

If you manage the collection records for your institution, consider joining us for this introductory webinar on inclusive cataloging practices.

Don’t forget – logged in OhioNet members can access the recording and handouts in our Training Archive for free! If you have questions or need assistance with your OhioNet user account, never hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We’re happy to help!

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