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Free CE and Training This Week – July 3-7

2017 July 2
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Wednesday July 5, 2017
PubMed, PubMed Central, MEDLINE, MedlinePlus…
(Nebraska Library Commission)
They’re not the same? What’s the difference? How would I use them? If these are questions you have, join Annette Parde-Maass, from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, as she gives a brief overview of these free databases from the National Library of Medicine, showcases some useful features, and takes your questions about these robust sites.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Thursday July 6, 2017
Accurately Measuring Item Downloads from Institutional Repositories
(OCLC)
Researchers from Montana State University, OCLC Research, the University of New Mexico and the Association of Research Libraries have developed a new web service that accurately measures item downloads from institutional repositories (IR). The web service called RAMP (Repository Analytics and Metrics Portal) represents a dramatic improvement in web analytics. The researchers have demonstrated that page-tagging analytics methods, such as Google Analytics, typically undercount item downloads from IR because they are not designed to measure non-HTML file downloads, while log file analytics typically over-count due to enormous robot traffic.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Friday July 7, 2017
Learn the Best Ways to Use Tools, Apps, & Extensions in the Classroom
(SimpleK12)
Invest in a half day to get you up to date on the best way to use technology in the classroom – from Chrome extensions to other tools and apps.
Time:
9-2:30 p.m.

Pronunciator Offline Options (Phrasebooks and Audio Lessons) (TexShare)
Pronunciator has over 20,000 hours of audio lessons, and over 4,000 downloadable phrasebooks in PDF format. Join us for this overview of both of these resources, which can be used in either online or offline mode.
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.

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