Andornot @ SLAIS – One Day DB/TextWorks Workshop a Success

by Jonathan Jacobsen Monday, March 14, 2011 11:38 AM

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Andornot conducted the annual DB/TextWorks training session for the student chapter of SLA at SLAIS, the library and archival school at the University of British Columbia.

As in previous years, about two dozen MLIS and MAS students came out for this Saturday session. Many had prior experience with DB/TextWorks from past jobs and co-op placements, or were actively using it in a current class, but all wanted a more solid understanding of its features and how to use them.

In the morning session, we came at the software as newbie users, learning how to search and edit records. In the afternoon we put on our database designer hats and created a simple database for managing oral histories – audio recordings and transcriptions.

To cover all the features of DB/TextWorks in one day is a lot to take in, but thanks to regular infusions of sugar from a tray of donuts, we all made it through.

We look forward to next year’s session, and are available any time to provide training on any Inmagic product.

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