FREE upcoming webinars from NEFLIN

Metadata Customization, Exchange, Transformation and Migration: Webinar (07/07/16)

This 2-hour online workshop will cover the processes by which institutions customize existing metadata standards, exchange and harvest metadata, transform metadata from one standard to another and migrate metadata to a newer standard. Topics to be covered include: metadata quality factors, application profiles, the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, metadata crosswalks and stylesheets.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand why institutions want to customize metadata
  • Analyze the role of application profiles in customizing application profiles
  • Understand the role of XML namespaces
  • Outline the process of creating an application profile
  • Learn methods of exchanging, transforming and migrating metadata


Virtual Trainer:          Bill Walker, Amigos Library Services

Date:                           Thursday, July 7,  2016

Time:                          11:00 am – 1:00 pm, EST

Location:                    Online

Register                     HERE


Metadata Relationships: Webinar (07/21/16)

This 2-hour online workshop will focus on the role of expressing relationships in metadata to enhance resource discovery. Topics to be covered:

  • How the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard maintains links between metadata and the resources they describe
  • How the Semantic Web, RDF and Linked Data semantically articulate relationships between entities to aggregate metadata components and enable users to find resources related to their research interests
  • The Bibliographic Framework (BibFrame) as an application of RDF and its potential as a replacement for MARC 21


Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the role of relationships in enabling resource acquisition
  • Identify technologies for articulating relationships in metadata
  • Assess the current status and potential of BibFrame as a replacement for MARC


Virtual Trainer:          Bill Walker, Amigos Library Services

Date:                           Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time:                          11:00 am – 1:00 pm, EST

Location:                    Online

Register                     HERE


How to Register

To register, click on the links above for the sessions you would like to attend, or visit NEFLIN’s full training calendar at


Event Fees

Staff from Florida libraries may register for these workshops at no charge.  Priority will be given to NEFLIN members.  See all NEFLIN CE policies at



For questions about registration, contact NEFLIN at


SEFLIN – Library Website UX: 10 Things Everyone Can Do To Improve Their Websiite

Event Registration

May 02, 2016 02:00pm – May 02, 2016 03:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Event Type: Training
Category: Live Online

SEFLIN Springboard – User Experience

SEFLIN Springboard – User Experience

This webinar will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016

User Experience

SEFLIN Springboard:  Innovative Solutions to Barriers to Library Services is a monthly moderated online discussion for librarians focused on sharing innovative solutions to common issues and barriers to library services.

On the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00 AM -10:00 AM SEFLIN will bring to you (on your desktop, laptop, mobile device) an opportunity to hear how other libraries are working to solve similar issues or barriers to meeting the needs of their communities.  This on-line discussion format will allow for all participants to join the discussion and share their ideas.

March 17 Topic:  User Experience – Panelists will share information about their  User Experience Projects in 2014 and 2015 and answer audience questions about Ux and their libraries.



Adam Davis,  Branch Manager,  Palm Beach County Library System, West Boynton Branch
Edenia Hernandez, Library Director, North Miami Beach Public Library

Nadine Nance, Access Services Coordinator, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Moderated by:  Jennifer Pratt, Executive Director, SEFLIN

Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members.

New Resource:Library and Information Science: A Guide to Online Resources (Library of Congress)

This guide is intended for individuals without ready access to print resources and subscription databases in the field of library and information science. It compiles free, full-text resources available on the Web for use by librarians, library technicians, and students in the field. In addition, the Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers to a number of the most common library and information science questions received by the Library of Congress.

Call for presenters – ALCTS, ALA Annual in Orlando

How’s your catalog holding up? Are you holding out for a hero or are you just trying to hold on to what you’ve got? If you have something to say about matters related to holdings information in your library, we’re interested in hearing about it at ALA Annual in Orlando. The ALCTS CRS Committee on Holdings Information seeks to address and study matters related to holdings information in all formats, with special attention to standards, use, and functionality in the exchange and use of holdings information in and among systems. The committee’s interests include the application of holdings information wherever it appears, including local catalogs, group catalogs, and union catalogs. If you have a proposal for a related topic and would like to share that topic at ALA Annual, please share your idea.


Some possible ideas include:

  • Analytics on Holdings for discovery systems
  • Automated holdings projects
  • Configuring discovery systems for optimization of holdings
  • Holdings among consortia libraries


In an attempt to help ensure presenters can make travel arrangements after confirmation of selection, we’d like to receive proposals by April 4th, 2016 and will attempt to notify selected presenters by April 15.


Submit your topic and brief description (150 words max) to Shelley Almgren, CRS Committee on Holdings Information, Chair,