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Events & Workshops

PTPL holds an annual meeting and offers occasional workshops and trainings.  Suggestions for potential workshops are welcome.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 11

    Metadata Makeover: Transforming messy data with OpenRefine and MarcEdit

    When: August 9, 2021


    Develop skills to transform your data and workflows with OpenRefine and MarcEdit in this interactive workshop. Through instructor-led exercises, participants will utilize basic and advanced functions of these programs to build a streamlined workflow to transform messy spreadsheets into valid MARC records. Participants of all experience levels will leave the workshop with demonstrated proficiency in OpenRefine and MarcEdit as well as simple scripts and tasks lists which can be adapted for local use.

    Learning Environment:

    This interactive workshop will be hosted on Zoom. Attendees will view demonstrations and participate in instructor-led exercises. A course website containing the schedule, source files, exercises, and supplementary materials will be available for participants.

    Technology Requirements:

    Instructor Bio:

    Dom Bortruex is the Manager of Metadata and Resource Description at American University and faculty instructor in Kent State’s MLIS program. He enjoys developing efficient, semi-automated workflows and implementing new technologies to make information accessible and interactive for users.


    Registration Information:

    Registration is $25 and is limited to 30 participants. Please register and pay online by credit card/PayPal. Registration will open on July 20th and will remain open until all seats have been filled. You will receive an email confirmation of registration.

    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Potomac Technical Processing Librarians

    97th Annual Meeting

    When: Friday, October 15, 2021 | 10:00 am-3:30 pm

    Where: Online

    This year’s program is “Adaptability in Technical Services”. We will focus on bridging barriers to digital information, using social media for professional purposes, and embracing change management.

    Registration for the 2021 Annual Meeting will be $35 for all registrants.

    Additional registration and program information coming soon!

    Please submit all questions to rcase@arlingtonva.us

Past events

07 Jun 2021 Metadata Makeover: Transforming messy data with OpenRefine and MarcEdit
16 Oct 2020 PTPL 96th Annual Meeting
18 Oct 2019 PTPL 95th Annual Meeting
30 Apr 2019 WebDewey 101: Dewey Decimal Classification Tips and Tricks
12 Oct 2018 PTPL 94th Annual Meeting
07 Jun 2018 Automating Metadata Manipulation with MarcEdit
20 Oct 2017 PTPL 93rd Annual Meeting
02 May 2017 MarcEdit Workshop
01 May 2017 MarcEdit Workshop
21 Oct 2016 PTPL 92nd Annual Meeting
19 May 2016 MarcEdit Workshop
23 Oct 2015 PTPL 91st Annual Meeting
29 May 2015 Workshop: Building Your Licensing and Negotiation Skills Toolkit
17 Oct 2014 PTPL 90th Annual Meeting
25 Jul 2014 RDA Access Points in Original Cataloging
11 Jun 2014 Using the RDA Toolkit
11 Oct 2013 e-Books: Lifecycle Management and Workflows
12 Jun 2013 RDA from Scratch for Catalogers with Shana McDanold
15 May 2013 RDA from Scratch for Catalogers with Shana McDanold
12 Oct 2012 ERM & U: Workflows in the Electronic Age
07 Nov 2011 XML Workshop
21 Oct 2011 RDA or not -- here we come!
13 May 2011 XML Workshop
29 Oct 2010 Kaleidoscope of Choices - Collection Development Today
24 Jun 2010 MarcEdit Workshop
11 May 2010 Metadata & Digital Library Development
07 Jun 2007 A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
26 Apr 2006 Managing E-Resources
14 Oct 2004 E-Journal Archiving: Who Is Responsible?
10 May 2004 Through Fire and Flood: Disaster Planning and Response
31 Mar 2002 Serials Holdings
31 Mar 2002 Advanced Serials Cataloging
24 Feb 2002 Basic Serials Cataloging
24 Feb 2002 Electronic Serials Cataloging
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