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Videos: Available
Online and On Loan

FLICC/FEDLINK is taking advantage of multimedia and traditional technologies to make its educational programs available to all members, all the time. This summer, the FLICC/FEDLINK Web site ( launched a new "Educational Videos" page. Now members can log on and see recent programs, including the recent release of this August's "How and Why to Use FEDLINK" program in 23 five- to ten-minute segments ( on topics from registration and funding, contracting, and invoice processing and accounts. This program includes a demo of FEDLINK's new online registration system. Click on any of the other segments and hear from the FEDLINK program expert who manages that aspect of the service.

The Web site also features a detailed presentation on licensing issues, also available in short five-minute clips, and highlights from the 1999 FLICC Awards program (March 2000). Staff members are also exploring live cybercasts, after a successful pilot broadcast of last Spring's FLICC Forum. Members interested in taped or live programs should visit either the "What's New" page of the FLICC/FEDLINK Web site or the "Educational Videos" page for the latest updates.

The clips require the viewer to have a recent edition of RealPlayer on his computer and the ability to download executable files. If you have technical problems, contact the FLICC chief program analyst, Lee Power, at [email protected].

Traditional Videos Also Available

Through a special cooperative agreement with FLICC, The National Library of Education (NLE) has cataloged the video recordings of many FLICC/FEDLINK educational programs and will lend these programs to FEDLINK members through the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Subsystem. NLE will also enclose a copy of the printed resources furnished to participants in the live programs.

Below is a listing of the FLICC/FEDLINK programs available for Interlibrary Loan through the National Library of Education (OCLC symbol NIE). For the current list of the entire cataloged series in the OLUC (Online Union Catalog), users can enter the derived search: vid,ta,of,f<F11> or visit the Educational Programs Page on the FLICC Web page at

2000 FLICC Information Technology Update: Library Information Services and Instruction for Remote Users: Technologies and Strategies (4/17/2000): 4 videotapes (6 hours)—updates views on technologies for distance communications at affordable costs that are applicable in many settings including libraries with geographically dispersed clientele. The program focuses on the technologies of distance learning (or distributed learning) including Web based chat, interactive training, and video communications.

2000 FLICC Forum—Government Futures: Impact of Information Advances in the 21st Century (3/30/2000): 5 videotapes (6 hours)—discusses the future roles of federal organizations and how their use of information affects those roles. Information professionals, government officials, industry leaders participate in a variety of panels. Hear John Perry Barlow, keynote speaker, offer his vision for the 21st century. Speakers address changes in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government.

Soaring to Excellence VI, 13 (11/3/199; 1/14.2000; 3/24/2000): 3 videotapes (6 hours)—provides the tools to become more empowered in the workplace. It will help library technicians realize their potential and power to affect their workplace, empower library users, and meet the challenges of the technological age. The teleconference serves as a core program for professional growth and is an excellent and effective development series supported by practical information, discussion questions, worksheets, and bibliographies.

FLICC Symposium on Knowledge Management: Using What We Know to Change What We Do (11/16/1999): 4 videotapes (8 hours)—explains the concept of "knowledge management" and how to apply the corporate concept of knowledge management to the government sector goal of public service. Speakers describe how their organizations successfully and effectively harness technology and integrate information resources in their libraries and information centers. They suggest ways to improve national policy making, accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance delivery of government services, and restructure internal library processes through knowledge management techniques. The tapes also cover the theory of knowledge management and its application in the federal government context.

1999 FLICC Forum—Copyright, Electronic Works, and Federal Libraries: Maintaining Equilibrium (3/10/1999): 4 videotapes (6 hours)—addresses the question of how authors, publishers, readers, libraries, and the government are working to redistribute rights and obligations between authors and readers. Speakers from U.S. Copyright Office and the Association of American Publishers review the principles underlying American copyright law and consider how the electronic age is testing these principles. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the proposal for a new section of the Uniform Commercial Code on licenses, Government Web publishing and the issues it raises (such as linking, framing, connecting to potentially infringing sites, securing permissions) are also discussed.

Law Classification and Cataloging for Federal Librarians (8/31/989/3/98): 10 videotapes (20 hours)—provides a structured presentation of law classification and cataloging for cataloging and reference librarians. The program covers standards, bibliographic description, Library of Congress classifications, types of U.S. and international law, subject headings, and legal serials.

Metadata 201: OCLC Institute's Knowledge Access Management for Federal Libraries (7/6/987/10/98): 6 videotapes (12 hours)—Ann SandbergFox trains participants to apply the latest standards and guidelines in cataloging government publications accessible on the Web. Eric Jul, of OCLC's Institute, focuses on cataloging complements and alternatives that promise expanded access to Web resources and metadata interoperability. Federal catalogers will learn about current controlled cataloging standards and how to evaluate and participate in Web innovations that expand access to government electronic publications.

Network Telecommunications and Networking Concepts (3/19/98): 1 videotape (2 hours)—updates libraries on the latest telecommunication and networking technology. Sponsored by the Alliance of Library Services Networks librarians.

1998 FLICC Forum—Adapting to Reinvention: Getting Results in Government Publishing (3/19/1998): 4 videotapes (4 hours)—reviews the original goals for reinvented government, assessing progress toward these goals. The forum furnishes a brief primer on applying GPRA to government operations and focuses on results which can assure that federal programs will achieve successful reinvention. The forum presents a case study in largescale reinvention by presenting major players in the original Title 44 reinvention project, and discusses the visions of the ultimate government information distribution program. National library panelists show how libraries are grappling with the challenges of ensuring access to information.

1998 FLICC Information Technology Update: Metadata 101—Beyond Traditional Cataloging (3/29/98): 4 videotapes (7 hours)—provides a primer on current metadata standards and issues from Dublin Core to GILS.

1997 FLICC Symposium on the Information Professional : EndUser Training and Support (11/13/97): 4 videotapes (6 hours)—discusses the issues surrounding enduser training and practical techniques for being effective instructional librarians.

USMARC Institute (9/22/19979/26/1997): 10 videotapes (10 hours)—presents a structured demonstration of USMARC to the beginning cataloger or those already using MARC. Presentations are via lectures and class participation, and presupposes a basic knowledge of cataloging according to the AACR2 and ISBD guidelines.

Benchmarking Library Services and Collections (9/8/1997): 3 videotapes (3 hours)—introduces the concept of benchmarking in a federal library environment. Benchmarking involves identifying operations, measuring key elements of those operations, and evaluating one's own operation in terms of those measurements. Annette Gohlke, previously Librarian of the Air Force, explains how librarians can adapt general library benchmarking standards and processes to fit the context of federal/military libraries.

FLICC/FEDLINK Federal Library Paraprofessional Institute (8/11/19978/15/1997): 11 videotapes (11 hours)—provides a broad overview of federal library work for the newer professional. For experienced library paraprofessionals, the program informs, educates, and broadens horizons via presentations by noted experts, panel discussions, and subjectoriented tours of selected Library of Congress areas.

FLICC/FEDLINK Acquisitions Institute: Buying Publications for Federal Libraries (7/7/1997 7/10/1997): 11 videotapes (11 hours)—provides instructions on the fundamentals of acquiring books, serials, and electronic publications for federal libraries. Information provided on the basics of the publishing industry and the acquisition process, collection development, and acquisition management in the federal government.

FEDLINK Institute on Library of Congress Subject Cataloging (4/21/974/23/1997): 8 videotapes (18 hours)—a threeday program that offers a fundamental understanding of the basic concept underlying the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and the Library of Congress Classification (LCC). The institute does not cover Dewey Decimal Classification. The institute familiarizes students with Library of Congress subject cataloging tools sufficiently to use when conducting LC subject cataloging at their agencies. Senior cataloging specialists conduct the institute.

1997 FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies: Clear Signals? Telecommunications, Convergence and the Quality of Information (3/6/97): 3 video tapes/resource materials (6 hours)—examines the consequences of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and its possible effect on libraries. Distinguished speakers form Congress, federal agencies, private industry, and public interest groups address the convergence of entertainment and information providers; opportunities for providing universal access to Internet services; the quality of online information resources; and strategies for online searching, information filtering, and streamlining information systems.

1997 FLICC Information Technology Update: Spinning the Intranet Web (1/29/1997): 3 videos/resource materials—explores what Intranets are, how they work, and why agencies are creating them. Greg Bean of Johns Hopkins University and Denise Duncan of Logistics Management Inc. explain how to plan, manage and build Intranets, and representatives from the Naval War College and the FCC demonstrate their Intranets.

Copyright in the Digital Age: Issues and Applications for Federal Libraries (5/21/1996): 3 videotapes (3 hours)—provides information on how federal libraries can keep their agency's information practices grounded in copyright policy and law, and help policymakers make copyright law reflect the reality of daily information practices.

FEDLINK Institute on Descriptive Cataloging (7/29/19968/2/1996): 13 videotapes (13 hours)—describes the fundamentals of understanding the basic concepts underlying AACR2 description and MARC formatting and demonstrates how AACR2 concepts relate to the OCLC MARC record.

Cause and Effect: Negotiating License Agreements for Digital Publications (8/1/1996): 2 videotapes (2 hours)—describes the basics about database and software licensing and what the issues are, since many librarians are involved in negotiations with digital publishers. This program provides data in adapting to vendor's standard terms and making negotiations more beneficial and efficient.

Dangerous Liaisons? Partnering with Computer Professionals to Create Digital Information Services (9/24/1996): 3 videotapes (3 hours)—explores how libraries and information technology staff can form the professional information services team that an agency needs to fulfill its external and internal information objectives. Dr. JoseMarie Griffiths, of the University of Michigan, will discuss the complementary roles libraries and other information resource managers have in developing and implementing integrated electronic information services. Federal managers will present case studies that illustrate how an information service team with both libraries and computer professionals increase the value the agency gets from its information resources.

Writing Position Descriptions for Librarians (10/3010/31/1996): 5 videotapes/resource materials (12 hours)—teaches librarians about the new OPM classification series to enable them to work with their agency's personnel specialist.

Getting the Word Out: Marketing your Library's Information Services (12/10/1996): 3 videotapes/resource materials (6 hours)—helps federal libraries to market the value of information services within their own agency and to promote the role of the professional librarian.

1995 FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies—The Life Cycle of Government Information: Challenges of Electronic Innovation (3/24/1995): 4 videotapes (4 hours)—examines the effects of technology on the government information life cycle and suggests innovative ways to respond to the challenge of new information realities. Alvin Toffler shares his vision of the multifaceted impact of the revolutionary changes in technology which have created a shift in both society and the information industry.

Cataloging Computer Files (7/26/1995): 3 videotapes (3 hours)—provides instruction on authoritative cataloging and tagging practice applicable to the OCLC MARC format and to the Machine Readable Data Files (MRDF). The program, guided by Ann SandbergFox, enhances federal catalogers' skills in providing bibliographic control of and access to electronic media, describes local and remote computer files, determines access points for computer files, and provides subject access to computer files.

Cataloging Interactive Multimedia (7/27/1995): 3 videotapes (3 hours)—offers instruction on authoritative cataloging and tagging practices acceptable to Interactive Multimedia. Ann SandbergFox will introduce the concept of interactive multimedia and explain why these materials require special cataloging guidelines. She presents concepts and guidelines from the Guidelines for Bibliographic Description of Interactive Multimedia (ALA 1994) and demonstrates complete application of the Guidelines. SandbergFox demonstrates how to formulate bibliographic descriptions and determine access points for interactive multimedia resources consistent with ASCR2R and OCLC MARC.

Understanding Information Technology: Regulations and Standards and Putting them to Work (9/12/1995): 3 videotapes (3 hours)—provides an understanding of information security in the highly mutable and open environment of electronic resources and transactions and its importance in ensuring the availability of reliable information and pricing. This information technology update introduces speakers who are most closely involved in the development and implementation of relevant regulations and standards as they apply to the library profession.

The Great Preservation Debate: To Digitize or to Microfilm (9/20/1995): 2 videotapes (2 hours)—examines the pros and cons of using microfilmed digital technologies to preserve recorded information. The symposium panel focuses on and clarifies pertinent issues, explains the options, discusses actual projects, and analyzes the short term and long term implications affecting preservation policies and funding.

"This Library is Closed..." The Balance Sheet on Federal Agency Libraries (11/13/1995): 1 videotape (l hour)—attempts to provide some answers and solutions to the social and economic impact of devalued librarymanaged federal library information resources. The program is based on Charles D. Missar's Management of Federally Sponsored Libraries: Case Studies and Analysis and addresses the following question: What would the customers (agency management, agency staff, other agencies) gain and what would they lose if the agency library would close its doors tomorrow? Suggestions on how to emphasize the repercussions of such an action are discussed in this seminar.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (12/4/1995): 1 videotape (1 hour)—a discussion on the use of OCLC's newer document loan and delivery system options: the ILL Fee Management, Custom Holdings, and document delivery options via OCLC's FirstSearch and ILL.

Preservation of Photographic Collections (12/5/1994): 2 videotapes (2 hours)—provides instruction on the preservation and care of historic and contemporary photographs. This program focuses on the structure of photographs and typical deterioration problems, establishing preservation priorities for photographic collections, handling practices, and storage enclosures and formats for all types of photographic materials. Current research is presented as it relates to the deterioration and long term preservation of filmbasenegative collections. It also focuses on preservation problems posed by photographic albums and scrapbooks.

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