Continuing Education Seminars, 1993-94 Sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) The University of Texas at Austin Program Update (9 seminars) 1) Austin, Texas, Friday, October 8, 1993 -- one-day seminar, "Buying Library PCs: Specifying the PC-Compatible Computer and its Upgrades," will be held at the Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Fee is $65 ($55 @ group rate). The speaker is Tom Ardis, president of Computexas. Advanced Academic Training credit from the Texas Education Agency. The IBM-PC compatible computer remains one of the base productivity tools for both library users and staff. The PC standard is the key to low-cost library computing. At the same time this "standard" has become more difficult to understand and to deal with as advanced PC subsystems have proliferated. Proper specification is the key to library computer satisfaction. This course will cover the specifying of new IBM-compatible PCs, and upgrades to existing PCs, for various library uses. The major emphasis will be on getting your machines to actually do the various library tasks for which they have been selected. You will learn about the harmonizing of computer components, and the development of specifications to meet objectives of function, cost, compatibility, maintainability, and upgradability. 2) Austin, Texas, Friday, November 5, 1993 -- one-day seminar, repeat of the popular and highly rated "The Vital Basics of Records Management Today." Enrollment will be limited in order to stay at the comfortable Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Fee is $95 ($85 @ the group rate). The speaker is Dr. Eugenia Brumm, professional records management consultant. Her handouts are outstanding. The program is designed for novices in records management. Topics include "What is Records Mangement," "How to Conduct the Records Inventory," and "Developing the Retention Schedule" in the morning session; "Forms Management," "Vital Records Management," "Related Technologies," and "Filing Systems" in the afternoon session. 3) Austin, Texas, Tuesday, November 16, 1993 -- one-day seminar, "Authority and Vocabulary Control," will be held at Bass Lecture Hall at The University of Texas at Austin. Fee is $170 ($150 @ group rate). The speaker is David Bearman, one of the most knowledgable individuals in North America, if not the world, on the subject of managing electronic records, from authority and vocabulary control to system organization. There are no prerequisites to the course, which is appropriate for archivists, museum documentation specialists and curators, as well as any information systems staff responsible for building and maintaining a public use database. This seminar is intended to introduce participants to terminology control. It explores the reasons to use, and not to use, controlled vocabularies and, if they are to be used, how to select one that will be suited to the purpose. The focus is on vocabularies which are in use in archives and museums and on the concrete benefits and drawbacks of controlled vocabularies. 4) Austin, Texas, Wednesday, November 17, 1993 -- one-day seminar, "Managing Electronic Office Records," will be held at Bass Lecture Hall at The University of Texas at Austin. Fee is $170 ($150 @ group rate). The speaker is David Bearman, informatics consultant and lecturer. There are no prerequisites for this seminar, which is appropriate for systems administrators of office systems, managers of workgroup and corporate office automation applications, archivists, records managers, privacy and FOI officers, legal staff, and auditors. This course is intended to provide participants with methods of managing the electronic records of offices in a manner consistent with needs for on-going corporate operations and with archival, auditing, privacy, freedom of information and vital records management requirements. It examines the requirements themselves, how to design and implement systems to satisfy them, and how to assess risks associated with organizational electronics records practices. 5) San Antonio, Texas, December 4, 1993 -- one-day seminar, "Cataloging Audiovisual Materials for On-line Systems," will be held at the Region 20 Education Service Center in San Antonio, Texas. Fee is $45 ($40 @group rate). The speaker is Dr. Joanna Fountain, professional consultant and lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, The University of Texas at Austin. Advanced Academic Training credit from the Texas Education Agency. This seminar will serve as an introduction and refresher to school public, academic, and other librarians confronting the need to create original cataloging records for print and non-print materials, or to edit records obtained from bibliographic utilities and other vendors for local use. The presentations will review (1) pertinent AACR2 and MARC applications, including proposed revisions for simplification and format integration, and (2) selection of subject headings based on current authorities. Participants are encouraged to bring cataloging questions, a copy of AACR2 (1988 revision), and any other cataloging tools about which they might have questions. 6) Austin, Texas, February 19, 1994 -- one-day seminar, "Cataloging Audiovisual Materials for On-line Systems," will be held at the Education Building at The University of Texas at Austin. Except for the location, this seminar is the same as the previous listing. 7) Austin, Texas, March 3-4, 1994 -- Library & Information Leadership Institute 1994, two-day workshop on "Moving Up in Academic Library Administration," will be held at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel in Austin. Fee is $195 ($180 @ group rate). The speaker is Dr. Brooke E. Sheldon, dean of the GSLIS, The University of Texas at Austin. 8) Austin, Texas, April 29, 1994 -- one-day seminar, "Business Reference: The Basics and Beyond," will be held at the Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Fee is $65 ($55 @ group rate). The speaker is Elisa Bass, research librarian at Sematech in San Austin. 9) Austin, Texas, Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, 1994 -- due to popular demand, we will be having a SIXTH PRESENTATION of the two-day seminar, "APPM and Archival Cataloging: a Workship in the Practical Application of Archives, Personal Papers and Manuscripts, 2nd Edition," held at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel in Austin, TX. Do call to see if space is available, because this seminar is limited to 40 registrants and filled up very early when given previously. Fee is $250 (no group rate is available). Lunches and handout material are included, but you must bring your own copy of APPM 2nd edition for use in the workshop. Copies may be ordered from Teresa Brinati at the Society of American Archivists, Chicago, phone (312) 922-0140. The speaker is Steve Hensen, assistant director of special collections at Duke University Library, and author of "Archives, Personal Papers and Manuscripts," the AACR2-based cataloging manual recommended by LC, OCLC, RLIN, and SAA as the authorized standard for all archival cataloging. The program will be a hands-on workshop utilizing a combination of lectures, open discussion, and working exercises. It is aimed both at practicing archivists with responsibilities in bibliographic description as well as library catalogers who need to know more about modern archival cataloging. Some familiarity with US MARC-AMC format will be useful. Topics covered include: "Archival Cataloging in General," "Bibliographic Components and Record Types," " Archival Titles," "Physical Description and Statements of Extent," "Archival Cataloging Notes in General," "Principal and Other Notes," and "USMARC AMC Format Considerations." ****************************************************************************** Group rate applies for 3 or more participants from the same organization or association who register as a group. For more information, or to register, contact David Terry at (512) 471-8806; email: [log in to unmask]; fax (512) 471-3971.