Lost in Translation: Mapping, Loading, and Deleting Data from DCB to MeLCat

Lost in Translation: Mapping, Loading, and Deleting Data from DCB to MeLCat

Learn about data loading and maintenance for MeLCat DCB libraries.

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If your library uses the DCB server for processing MeLCat requests and you are curious or would like a refresher on how your librarys data is loaded into MeLCat, then this is the webinar for you. This webinar will briefly review how bibliographic and item data as well as patron data from DCB participating libraries is translated for MeLCat use through the use of local exports, record loads, and the mapping of local codes to equivalent MeLCat codes. A review of the ongoing maintenance required at the local library to keep the local records and the MeLCat records in sync, through updates and flagging of discards, will also be covered. This webinar is specifically for DCB libraries already live on MeLCat.

This class will be held online. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information a few days prior to the class date.

Free for staff of MeLCat DCB libraries.
*If you plan to have more than one person from your library logged in together on one computer, please contact Gwen at training@mcls.org so she can keep the attendance records accurate. Thank you!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time March 15, 2021
2pm - 3pm Eastern
1pm - 2pm Central
Instructor Jackie Licalzi
Prerequisites There are no prerequisites
Credits No
Audience ALL
Topic MeLCat

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to training@mcls.org that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email training@mcls.org.

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

Instructor: Jackie Licalzi

Jackie Licalzi is currently the MeLCat System Administrator at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. Prior to joining the MeL Project in 2006, she was the Coordinator for Support Services and System Administrator at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library for 8 years and Catalog Librarian at the Clermont County (OH) Public Library for 2 years. Prior to earning her professional degree at the University of Michigan, Jackie worked at the Southfield Public Library for 12 years in a variety of positions.

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Date(s) and time(s):
March 15, 2021
2pm - 3pm Eastern
1pm - 2pm Central

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