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4th Annual Technical Services Open Forum

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The LILRC Resource Sharing and Management Committee invites you to join us for its fourth Annual Technical Services Open Forum.  These Open Forums strive to provide a place for those working in the Technical Services field to come together, hear about initiatives others are working on, and pose questions to be answered by the collective wisdom of the entire group.  Please email your questions in advance to minliu@lilrc.org.  This year’s program will feature presentations on E-book cataloging as well as staff training and retraining.


E-book Cataloging: Challenges and Solutions
Pamela Harpel-Burke, Associate Professor, Hofstra University

Discussion will focus on monthly loading of EBSCO and JSTOR Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) bibliographic records from OCLC’s WorldShare.  Local procedures to address JSTOR DDA records as they become firm orders will be presented. Batchloading of MARC bibliographic records from other vendors will also be considered. Cataloging firm order electronic books will also be discussed.  Overall, procedures, workflows, pitfalls, and challenges associated with cataloging and reviewing these records will be emphasized.

Staff Training and Retraining
Karen Flanagan, St. Joseph’s College and Kathryn Machin, Farmingdale State College

There is the assumption by many of us in the library world that our co-workers, staff, students have the basic skill sets needed to use programs and software suites common to most libraries. Professional development tends to focus on the conceptual, assuming that staff have technical skills in place. In addition, as librarians and staff execute daily tasks, incomplete skill sets can impede progress. Karen and Kathryn will provide some insights on how libraries can identify these gaps and provide training for staff.


May 18
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Min Liu, Assistant Director
(631) 675-1570 x:203


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Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735 United States
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