Ins & Outs of Connexion
September 9, 2021
In this practical 2 hour session, we'll go through OCLC's Connexion from start to finish! We'll briefly go through the process of setting up OCLC's Connexion client / software for Windows including settings (and tips and gotchas that can cause issues), moving on to tools within Connexion to assist with efficiency including how to exclude extraneous or unwanted MARC fields, working with templates for original records, controlling subject headings (and what that means), and macros. We'll also compare and contrast the browser version of Connexion with the desktop version and briefly touch on MARCEdit as a tool for further data cleanup and enrichment. Audience: Anyone who works with Connexion or is interested in learning about Connexion.
Presenter: Robin Fay
Robin Fay is an Instructor and Metadata Librarian who has worked with academic, public, community college libraries and multistate consortias on cataloging and metadata project for Orbis Cascade Alliance, the Digital Public Library of America, the Library of Congress, the University System of Georgia, and SkillsCommon. Her interests are in immersive technologies and the intersection of machine learning, data, and us! She is a frequent guest on WREK's Library Radio Show, Lost in the Stacks discussing metadata and semantic web topics. Her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians was published in 2012.