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Free CE and Training This Week – December 16-20

2013 December 15
by Christina Manz

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web. Confirm date and time when you pre-register, or follow the links for archive information. Webinars listed in Central Time. See the full monthly listing, and check the calendar to see what’s happening today.

Wednesday December 18, 2013
To Bake or Not to Bake: Library Cake Pan Collection (NCompass Live)
North Liberty (IA) Community Library has a collection of over 250 designer cakes pans that they check out. Join Library Director Dee Crowner as she discusses the pros and cons of having an “unusual” collection. This is one of their most popular collections and has attracted many new patrons to the library. There are other types of collections that can be easy to establish and maintain, too.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Measuring Impact: Redefining Scholarly Value Through New Data – DDAL Pt. 3 (Library Journal)
Scholars are looking beyond traditional metrics to show the impact their work can have in the online world, while publishers are looking to show more value for their content. This has led to looking at other sources of data to determine other ways to consider value. This webcast will highlight the work scholars and organizations are doing around alternative metrics and article-level use to expand the definition of the impact of scholarly exchange.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday December 19, 2013
Preservation Best Practices: Planning and Prioritizing: Tools for Success (Infopeople)
Establishing a formal, or informal, preservation program can be overwhelming. The fourth and final webinar in the series will discuss the role of policies in establishing a systematic approach to preservation within an institution. Various planning tools and resources, including those available through the California Preservation Program, will be covered to help with setting preservation priorities.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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