This course started on Monday, October 18th however, you still have time to
Registration closes Friday, Oct 22/04 so donšt delay, REGISTER TODAY!
This is the only offering this year.
US and International Government Information on the Web:
A Primer for Canadians
Instructor: Jeff Moon, Queen's University
* Online @ your desktop, 6 weeks starting October 18, 2004 work at your
own pace, set your own deadlines....
REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY at <http://www.thepartnership.ca>
Online registration options allow for payment through Visa or Mastercard
online; faxable forms for credit card submissions; or mail in cheque
options. Choose the method of payment that best works for you and sign up
Governments and International agencies have embraced the web to 'publish'
government documents, laws, statistics and more. This course will introduce
you to key US and International government information resources on the
Internet. Practical examples will be used to encourage exploration and
discovery of what's available at various sites.
WHO SHOULD REGISTER?
This program is for you if you search for (or help others search for) online
government publications/information and you want to expand your knowledge of
good web resources. You should have some experience searching the web, but
do not require extensive background in searching for government information.
Because of the vast array of US/International information available, this
course will be necessarily selective, but aims to provide a good grounding
for future exploration.
KEY TOPICS YOU WILL EXPLORE ON-LINE
* US Congressional and Legislative Documents
* US Statistical Sources
* International agencies (e.g. European Union, United Nations, World
Bank, and more).
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
Each week, you'll receive an email with the lesson for that week, plus
practice exercises that will help you work through the week's sources and
reinforce your learning. A web-based bulletin board will enable you and
other participants to ask question of the instructor and to provide on-line
feedback about problems incurred. The course will include a teleconference
call with you and your fellow participants, hosted by the instructor, to
give advice and clarify the learning experience.
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
There is a vast array of information available from the US Government and
International agencies. This course will give you a sense of what's out
there, how it's organized, and how to access it.
Members: 149.00 + GST
Non-members: $194.00 + GST
Jeff Moon is head of the Documents Unit at Queen's University in Kingston
Ontario and also serves as Data Librarian. He has been working with
government documents for 17 years. Jeff has extensive experience working
with documents and data in both print and electronic formats, and a strong
interest in preserving government information for future generations. Jeff
is a past president of the Ontario College and University Library
Association, a division of the Ontario Library Association.
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