This course will demonstrate basic searching in an integrated library system (the backend to the public catalog). We will show basic fields, metadata standards, and platforms used in cataloging print books, electronic resources, and other materials. We will share examples that illustrate the importance of metadata accuracy for the end-user. Finally, we will show how we use electronic resource management systems to make the electronic resources discoverable. Brief discussions will include aspects related to health sciences library collection development, including on selection and acquisitions and weeding.
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Several technical services software applications will be demonstrated in this CE, which will increase understanding of the work involved in making resources discoverable for library patrons.
Librarians will improve their searching skills.
Library employees will gain a better understanding of MARC records and other metadata standards and applications.
Agenda: Asynchronous online course
MLA CE Credits: 1.5