Upcoming METRO Webinars

[via: NYLINE listserv]

Information Use and Reuse in the Library: The Creative Commons Solution
When:  Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Presenter: Michael Sauers
Register here: http://bit.ly/3kDpQ

With the debate over copyright raging, some are calling for the end of the “all rights reserved” regime, and libraries feeling like they’re caught in the middle. What are the alternatives? Creative Commons (CC) is the most respected alternative available today with its idea of “some rights reserved” as set by the content creators themselves. This presentation will talk about the principles of Creative Commons, show how you can easily apply it to your intellectual property today, and how you and your patrons can use CC to find material that can be legally reused in the creation of new content.

Introduction to Digital Collection Management Systems
When:  Wednesday, July 29, 2009 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor: Tom Ceresini
Register here: http://bit.ly/19PNw

Selecting and implementing an automated system to manage your institution’s digital collection must be done with consideration. A new digital collection management system is a major investment, one that your library may use for a long time. A system that meets the needs of your digital collection, takes user needs into account, and allows for growth is needed to succeed. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in evaluating digital collection management systems, and we’ll examine some related goals, costs and implementation issues.

Simple Strategies and Tools for Keeping Up with Tech Trends
When:  Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Presenter:  Jason Kucsma, Emerging Technologies Manager, METRO
Register here: http://bit.ly/1bteV9

As the World Wide Web matures, the amount of information we have access to is increasingly overwhelming. And the rapid speed at which technologies change make it even harder to keep up with what’s new, what’s important, and what’s not worth your time and attention. Still, it’s important for librarians to be familiar with changes in technology, because they will inevitably influence our users’ expectations and may have implications on how we adapt to meet those expectations. This webinar will provide you a few simple strategies for keeping up with shifts in technology without having to devote valuable work time that could be used effectively. This webinar will also detail some of the freely available tools to help you implement these strategies.

Introduction to Zotero
When:  Friday, July 24, 2009 – 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Presenter:  Jason Kucsma, Emerging Technologies Manager, METRO
Register here: http://bit.ly/s7Wjp

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox browser extension for collecting, managing, citing, and sharing research resources.  Join us for a basic introduction to Zotero and the METRO Zotero workshops.

For questions or assistance with registration, please call 212-228-2320 x10 or write to training@metro.org

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