Using Digital Collections for Reference and Information Services (2 days) (SEFLIN)

This two-day online course will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday, July 22-23, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Students must attend both sessions.

In this two-day (two hours each day) live online course, we will explore how these collections can be best utilized to provide quality reference service for our users. On Day one, we will explore online tools that help us discover digital collections categorically — archives and special collections, online newspapers, open access journals, and more.

On Day two, we will explore how these tools can help us to answer specific types of reference questions, review the evaluation of online resources for research, and introduce tools that help us to discover a broad range of collections specifically.

After this class you will be able to:

  • Understand the hierarchy of online collections and where they are created
  • Use this hierarchy to effectively search for collections
  • Utilize a wide range of online tools to discover digital collections
  • Familiarize your users with collections that address their specific needs

Presented by: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Registration deadline:  07/15/2014

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.

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