Training Events

Fri, Sep 28, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

In these webinars, CARLI staff will focus on different areas of the Voyager system, offering a concise view of specific types of functionality. Content will emphasize the techniques, practices, and procedures needed to make effective use of Voyager.

Each session will be hosted on WebJunction. See our information for webinar participants if you need assistance joining the webinar.

Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Topic: Batch Deletes of bibliographic, MFHD, and/or item records: preparing, selecting the best tool for your batch delete, and removing WorldCat holdings.

Presenter: Nicole Swanson, CARLI Library Services Coordinator

Description: In this webinar, preparation considerations such as the Last Copy Project, purchase orders or outstanding transactions, and planning ahead for removing holdings in WorldCat will be discussed. Of primary focus will be identifying the most efficient tools or methods for completing your type of batch delete and deciding what is the best choice for your institution.
 

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 / 10:00am to 11:00am

How to expand your library’s reach and assist patrons when they search in Google Scholar!

Please join us for the next SFX open conference call: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 – 10:00 – 11:00 am. We will focus on Google Scholar and SFX: How to register with Google, Display options, How linking works.  

Join by phone:

+1 217 332 6338

+1 312 994 8410   

+1 888 983 3631 

Conference ID: 8025049

And for shared visuals: https://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/sfx-ig (enter as Guest)

The instructional introduction will be recorded for those unable to attend. If you have suggestions for topics to discuss or demo during this call or future calls, please send them to sfx-ig@carli.illinois.edu or to support@carli.illinois.edu.

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 / 9:00am to 4:00pm

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions

Trainer: Debbie Campbell, CARLI. ​

Intended audience: Staff at I-Share Libraries who are interested in modifying and running reports for Voyager in Microsoft Access. This training is open to any staff at I-Share libraries who have not attended reports training, or those who would benefit from a refresher on the fundamentals.
(FYI: This is the same course content that was taught 6/13/2018, 7/25/2018, and 9/6/2018)

PRE-REQUISITE: Attendees must complete the CARLI "Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting" video training series and associated exercises.

Description: This training session builds on the skills gained from the "Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting" series.
Attendees will gain knowledge on the locations of data in Voyager, on approaches for using and modifying queries, and on query types.

Topics/Objectives:

  • Gain practice using the Access query environment
  • Identify the tables you’ll use to generate reports
  • Understand relationships: inner and outer joins
  • Modify queries with new tables, custom labels, and custom fields
  • Use criteria, Boolean logic, and creating prompts
  • Become familiar with available resources
    • The Voyager Data Dictionary
    • Voyager Class Diagrams
  • Develop sound query design techniques

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above.
Lunch will be provided by CARLI.

Deadline for registering for this training is Friday, September 28, 2018.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

In these webinars, CARLI staff will focus on different areas of the Voyager system, offering a concise view of specific types of functionality. Content will emphasize the techniques, practices, and procedures needed to make effective use of Voyager.

Each session will be hosted on WebJunction. See our information for webinar participants if you need assistance joining the webinar.

Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Topic: Access Reports Installation and Troubleshooting

Presenter: Ted Schwitzner, CARLI Senior Library Services Coordinator

Description: Installing Oracle drivers and setting up the CARLI Reports database are tasks that occur for library staff infrequently. Even with documentation in hand, sometimes the configuration process doesn't go as planned. This webinar will feature a step-by-step walkthrough of Oracle installation followed by linking the CARLI Reports database. We'll highlight some portions of the process where small details may lead to incomplete results. We will also demonstrate how to transfer queries and other objects from one database file to another.

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 / 9:00am to 4:30pm

Please note: This is a two-day session; participants are expected to attend BOTH days of the session. Registering for Day 1 automatically registers you for both days.

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions

Trainer: Ted Schwitzner and Nicole Swanson, CARLI

Lunch: Provided

Intended audience: Cataloging staff (original or copy cataloging) at I-Share libraries. Note: this is basic cataloging training covering the topics listed below.

Major topics covered:

  • Record relationships
  • Searching
  • Importing and editing records (i.e., copy cataloging)
  • Creating records
  • Authority control
  • Cataloging in the Universal Catalog (union catalog) environment

Registration: This training session is intended for staff who are new, or new to cataloging in I-Share libraries. To register, please click on the "Register" tab above and fill out the required information. Deadline for registering for this training is Thursday, October 4, 2018.

New catalogers: Please explore the Basic Cataloging Resources page ahead of this training. If you are also interested in OCLC Connexion training, please view the trainings provided by OCLC for Connexion Client or Connexion Browser.

If you will need any accommodations in order to participate in any CARLI programs or events, please email support@carli.illinois.edu. Early requests are encouraged in order to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 / 9:00am to 4:30pm

Please note: This is a two-day session; participants are expected to attend BOTH days of the session. Registering for Day 1 automatically registers you for both days.

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions

Trainer: Ted Schwitzner and Nicole Swanson, CARLI

Lunch: Provided

Intended audience: Cataloging staff (original or copy cataloging) at I-Share libraries. Note: this is basic cataloging training covering the topics listed below.

Major topics covered:

  • Record relationships
  • Searching
  • Importing and editing records (i.e., copy cataloging)
  • Creating records
  • Authority control
  • Cataloging in the Universal Catalog (union catalog) environment

Registration: This training session is intended for staff who are new, or new to cataloging in I-Share libraries. To register, please click this link and fill out the required information. Deadline for registering for this training is Thursday, October 4, 2018.

New catalogers: Please explore the Basic Cataloging Resources page ahead of this training. If you are also interested in OCLC Connexion training, please view the trainings provided by OCLC for Connexion Client or Connexion Browser.

If you will need any accommodations in order to participate in any CARLI programs or events, please email support@carli.illinois.edu. Early requests are encouraged in order to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office

Fri, Oct 26, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

In these webinars, CARLI staff will focus on different areas of the Voyager system, offering a concise view of specific types of functionality. Content will emphasize the techniques, practices, and procedures needed to make effective use of Voyager.

Each session will be hosted on WebJunction. See our information for webinar participants if you need assistance joining the webinar.

Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Connect at: http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/reports_webinar/

Fri, Nov 9, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

In these webinars, CARLI staff will focus on different areas of the Voyager system, offering a concise view of specific types of functionality. Content will emphasize the techniques, practices, and procedures needed to make effective use of Voyager.

Each session will be hosted on WebJunction. See our information for webinar participants if you need assistance joining the webinar.

Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Connect at: http://webjunctionillinois.adobeconnect.com/reports_webinar/

Topic: Patron Data Maintenance

Presenter: Ted Schwitzner, CARLI Senior Library Services Coordinator

Description: Whenever libraries create, update or load patron data to Voyager, there are chances that errors may be added to that data. Such errors may hinder a patron's ability to log in to the catalog or place a request. Some errors and inconsistencies may prevent the library from removing obsolete data in the future. In this session, we'll examine some reports and maintenance workflows for identifying and correcting problematic patron data.

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

In these webinars, CARLI staff will focus on different areas of the Voyager system, offering a concise view of specific types of functionality. Content will emphasize the techniques, practices, and procedures needed to make effective use of Voyager.

Each session will be hosted on WebJunction. See our information for webinar participants if you need assistance joining the webinar.

Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Topic: Answering "What has this item been up to?" questions using the "Item Tracking" query set.

Presenter: Debbie Campbell, CARLI Library Services Coordinator

Description: In this webinar, we will review the Item Tracking query set that is available in both Voyager Web Reports and the Voyager Access Database.

Working from an item barcode, the query lists the data from Voyager for 14 common circulation-related transaction scenarios. Debbie will run the report for example items, and discuss how to analyze the report's data for efficiently tracking and evaluating the actions of individual items in Voyager.

Fri, Dec 14, 2018 / 11:00am to 12:00pm

In these webinars, CARLI staff will focus on different areas of the Voyager system, offering a concise view of specific types of functionality. Content will emphasize the techniques, practices, and procedures needed to make effective use of Voyager.

Each session will be hosted on WebJunction. See our information for webinar participants if you need assistance joining the webinar.

Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Topic: Gary Strawn's Voyager Applications

Presenter: Ted Schwitzner, CARLI Senior Library Services Coordinator

Description: For many years, the Voyager community and I-Share library members have benefitted from a set of applications developed by Northwestern University's Gary Strawn, tools that add to or enhance the functionality already present in Voyager. In this session, we will provide an overview of several applications that may be valuable in database maintenance efforts, as well as in day to day cataloging processes.

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