Practicum Opportunities in Technical Services
Have you thought about doing a practicum in the Catalog Department here at Kent State? We would like to extend an open invitation to students who have received some training in AACR2R and the MARC21 format, because you have the skills that we need.
Successful practicums happen when we locate students who have received some preliminary training and who have an interest in technical services work. These students are partnered with projects that are helpful to our department.
Projects can involve working with the following tools:
- Innovative Interfaces software (III)
- OCLC Connexion
- Cataloger's Desktop
- Classification Web
If you are interested contact: Margaret Maurer, Cataloging Manager
Practicum Projects Available for Fall/Winter 2004
Juvenile Collection Check-Shelf Project Re-connect materials in this entertaining collection with their electronic counterparts. Involves learning to maneuver KentLINK in staff mode, interpreting records, editing or creating item records and bringing in records from OCLC using Passport.
Regular Check Shelf Project The same as above, but with materials from the regular collection.
Collection Development Practicum Help assemble bibliographies for subject departments, write collection development policies and learn how to run reports off of GOBI, YBP’s Collection Development Website, etc.
Major Microforms Project Verify the existence of proper bibliographic records for microforms in these sets, and re-connect their item records using series access points. Learn how to link multiple bibliographic records with one item record. Involves working within KentLINK staff mode, and OCLC Passport.
Copy Cataloging Practicum Help us add gifts items to our collection. Involves interpreting KentLINK records, learning to search OCLC using Passport and creating item records.
Documentation Practicum We are currently transferring our departmental procedures and documentation to the web using Macromedia Contribute. We need help editing the documents converted and then the entire site needs to be indexed.
Original Cataloging Practicum Theses and Dissertations Cataloging KSU theses and dissertations on OCLC, importing records into KentLINK and creating item records. Includes classification, subject analysis and description for the book and microfiche versions.