McHENRY, ILLINOIS -- January 2, 1995 --The Follett Software MARC Workshops are offered as a service to assist librarians in understanding important and timely automation issues. Follett Software Company offers a variety of these educational workshops to train media specialists, librarians, and aides on the MARC cataloging system.
With changes in industry standards and advances in library automation, the Follett Software MARC workshops are a cost-effective method to ensure that librarians utilize MARC systems accurately and efficiently. Various MARC Workshops are available to benefit all library media specialists, whatever their library automation systems and experience levels.
Follett has conducted MARC workshops for five years, and from that extensive experience learned to tailor workshops to address specific needs of the participants. Professional and knowledgeable presenters make the content accessible and interesting to library personnel from a wide range of experiences and comfort levels.
Through hands-on exercises and real-life examples, workshop participants learn the importance of following industry standards in creating MARC records for their systems. Follett's workshop facilitators aid participants in creating individualized and accurate MARC records, preparing electronic records for various types of retrospective conversion, and evaluating MARC records from vendors. Because of the variety of workshops offered, library specialists can select the level and content to meet their specific needs.
["The MARC workshops gave me the perfect opportunity to learn about and really practice the newest techniques and requirements," says Mr. X, a library media specialist at X system. "I also found that my staff has become much more comfortable with the system after the workshops."]
The workshop facilitators teach via multiple formats and media, often including Follett's detailed "Understanding MARC" brochure. This brochure is designed as a user-friendly document for the participants' reference during and after the workshops.
For more information on Follett's total automation systems and details on workshop schedules and tuition, customers can write Follett Software Company, 1391 Corporate Drive, McHenry, Illinois 60050-7041, or call toll-free, (800) 323-3397.
Follett Software Company is the largest supplier of microcomputer library software in America, with more than 22,000 installations of its flagship product, Circulation Plus. Based in McHenry, Illinois, Follett Software Company is a Follett Corporation Company.