Fundamentals of the NLM Classification

October 7, 2009

NLM announces a classification course

The Cataloging Section of the National Library of Medicine® is pleased to announce the availability of a new e-learning course called Fundamentals of the NLM Classification.  It is available as a link from the Cataloging Section homepage, as well as the Distance Education page.  The course is a free set of modules and interactive exercises that students may take at their own pace without an instructor.  This course covers the principles and applications of the NLM Classification in the cataloging environment.  The course is divided into nine modules:

Overview of the NLM Classification
Using the Online NLM Classification
Components of NLM Call Numbers
General Principles
Table G (Geographic Notations)
Form Numbers
Bibliographies and Related Materials
Classification of 19th Century Works and Early Printed Books
Continuing Resources


Podcasting for Medical Libraries

February 23, 2009

          MDMLG (Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group) invites you to get 3 Medical Library Association CE’s while learning a new skill, Podcasting. The course will be held twice (a morning or afternoon session) on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University. The class is limited to 20 participants. It will be hands-on in the computer lab.

For more information on the course:
To register, click here.
The registration deadline is March 12th.
For further information, contact Juliet Mullenmeister,
MDMLG Professional Development Committee.

Cataloger’s Learning Workshop Materials

August 14, 2008

The Cataloging Distribution ServiceLibrary of Congress, has posted to its web site an announcement that on October 1, 2008, CDS will discontinue selling PDF training products. Instead, the PDF training materials posted to the Cataloger’s Learning Workshop will be available for downloading at no cost on or about 1 October 2008.  The materials available will be for the following courses:  Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) which includes Basic Serials Cataloging, Advanced Serials Cataloging, Integrating Resources Cataloging, Electronic Serials Cataloging, and Serials Holdings, Cooperative Cataloging Training (CCT) which includes Basic Subject Cataloging using LCSH, Basic Creation of Name and Title Authorities, Fundamentals of Series Authorities, and Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification, and Cataloging for the 21st Century (Cat21) which includes Rules and Tools for Cataloging Internet Resources, Metadata Standards and Applications, Metadata and Digital Library Development, Digital Project Planning and Management Basics, Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design. 

The Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division expect to have the newly renovated web site accessible online on or around Oct. 1, 2008. The web site will include links to the free training materials.

SirsiDynix Institute Free Webinars

June 16, 2008

SirsiDynix Institute

The SirsiDynix Institute is “an ongoing forum for professional development in the library community. By providing free access to industry-leading speakers and events, our mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.”

  MP3’s of past events are available for free at:

The schedule of upcoming web seminars is available here:

Horizon, HIP, and Digital Projects: The Possibilities

March 12, 2008

DALNET members:  Don’t forget the next DALNET training class titled Horizon, HIP, and Digital Projects: The Possibilities, which will be held on Monday, March 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register for the class, have your website username and password handy and click here.

Horizon Reports Training

October 31, 2007

The next DALNET training class will be on Monday, November 19th from 1:30 PM to 4:00 in Wayne State University’s Undergraduate Library, Lab C.   Registration is online.  Please be sure to  register by Monday, November 12th.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Borrower and Circulation Reports
  • Item and Copy Reports
  • Mistrake Error Log Reports
  • 856 URL Bib Reports
  • Staff Only Bib and Item Reports
  • Vendor Reports
  • ReportSmith
  • JTUrl
  • Ad Hoc Reports

Please contact Cathy Wolford with any questions.

November Training

October 22, 2007

Don’t forget that DALNET is hosting a Horizon Reports training on November 19th at Wayne State University!  More details and registration can be found here:

 Also, the Michigan Library Consortium’s November Workshops can be found here: