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Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)

Event July 16 ACRL VWIG Meeting: Museums of Archaeology

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 03:50 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group July 16th meeting will share a session open to anyone interested, jointly sponsored by the American Library Assoc Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

Session Title: MUSEUMS OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Speaker:  Severus Alexander

WHEN: July 16, 2017 Sunday at 12noon-1pm SLT
WHERE: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group July 16th meeting will share a session open to anyone interested, jointly sponsored by the American Library Assoc Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

Session Title: MUSEUMS OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Speaker:  Severus Alexander

WHEN: July 16, 2017 Sunday at 12noon-1pm SLT
WHERE: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 
The session will begin at the CVL meeting space with a live tour to follow.

 

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion Join ACRL July 16 Virtual Museums of Archaeology Tour

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 03:49 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group July 16th meeting will share a session open to anyone interested, jointly sponsored by the American Library Assoc Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

Session Title: MUSEUMS OF ARCHAEOLOGY

WHEN: July 16, 2017 Sunday at 12noon-1pm SLT
WHERE: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group July 16th meeting will share a session open to anyone interested, jointly sponsored by the American Library Assoc Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

Session Title: MUSEUMS OF ARCHAEOLOGY

WHEN: July 16, 2017 Sunday at 12noon-1pm SLT
WHERE: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 The session begins at the CVL meeting space at the main library in Second Life with a live tour to follow.

Presenter:  Severus Alexander

 

 

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ALCTS / LITA Metadata Standards Committee

Event MSC ALA Annual 2017 Meeting Agenda and minutes

by Erik Mitchell on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 02:33 pm
  1. General Introduction: farewell to departing members, welcome to new members
  2. Status of our new charge (approved by LITA, no word from ALCTS yet)
  3. Discuss the review process for the STS standard; how can our experience help us in the future?
  1. General Introduction: farewell to departing members, welcome to new members
  2. Status of our new charge (approved by LITA, no word from ALCTS yet)
  3. Discuss the review process for the STS standard; how can our experience help us in the future?
  4. Address low use of the Metaware.buzz Blog (note it is the only public posting of the Committee's Principles http://metaware.buzz/2016/08/04/principles-for-evaluating-metadata-standards/): Does this fit the new charge?
  5. Discuss the desire to sponsor a session for ALA Annual 2018
  6. Lauren’s question about $0 data from vendors

Minutes

  1. Time and location
    1. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, US/Central
  2. Announcements
    1. Metadata IG presentation
      1. People were interested to hear about our work; hunger for more evaluation.  Framework was perceived as having value.  DPLA conversation indicated an interest in this as a 'service.'
  3. General Introduction: farewell to departing members, welcome to new members
    1. Current membership list at:  http://www.ala.org/lita/about/committees/jnt-meta
    2. Action:Erik will reach out to LITA - ask for nominees
    3. Ayla Stein is new ALCTS rep.
  4. Status of our new charge (approved by LITA, no word from ALCTS yet)
    1. Action:  Erik will make sure the charge gets on the LITA page for the committee
  5. Discuss the review process for the STS standard; how can our experience help us in the future?
    1. The technical review work was pretty substantial and the feedback provided was in-depth.  We found the process really benefitted from a group effort.  If we created sub-groups to do the work we could review a few more standards.
    2. Could form three groups of three; blended expertise groups (pair LITA and ALCTS), target communities of interest, seek volunteers who may not feel they have the expertise.  Perhaps ask for outside help, ask people to volunteer.  Call it a sub-committee so people can put on their CV; Start with the people who participated once and seed the work (Lauren, Mike, Erik); time limit of 2 hours;
    3. Decision:  Form 3 groups; 2 committee members; time bound. Form groups in next meeting; review standards for one after that
    4. Decision:  Need to watch out for more standards to review; engage in active list maintenance. (Digital humanities comm, W3); put list review on the agenda
  6. Address low use of the Metaware.buzz Blog (note it is the only public posting of the Committee's Principles http://metaware.buzz/2016/08/04/principles-for-evaluating-metadata-stand...): Does this fit the new charge?
    1. Current connect platform being replaced in Auguest - may serve our need
    2. If you do not have the community editor role established you do not need the blog; it does have an identify outside the library world.  Could defer
    3. Decision:  Defer decision until technology reboot happens at ALA.  Work to push principles more through ALCTS and LITA channels
  7. Discuss the desire to sponsor a session for ALA Annual 2018
    Lauren’s question about $0 data from vendors
    1. Summary:  Vendors beginning to use $0 for URI and other information.  This use case has been implemented by OCLC; starting to see content showing up.    In addition $1 (links to real-world objects) is emerging as an approved practice.  There is a URI task force for PCC that is releasing their recommendations on this issue (URI task group report, April 15, 2017)
      1. A potential action:  Open discussion with Marc Advisory group; PCC about the issue
      2. A second potential action:  Review using principles; 
      3. Decision:  Keep issue under consideration; members could review PCC URI taskforce.  Debbie will send out link to committee
  8. Brainstorming for the coming year
    1. review of standards
    2. outreach to committees
      1. PCC
      2. ALCTS standards committee
      3. NISO
      4. IFLA
    3. sponsor session for Annual 2018.  
      1. due soon; 
      2. Could devote first hour to a presentation; could do some modification but we are likely to be in a hotel in the next meeting
      3. Decision: Do not pursue
    4. revisit metaware.buzz discussion
    5. presentations to groups -
    6. regular meeting schedule?
    7. Work directly with DPLA to give early feedback:
      1. Action:  reach out to DPLA to find out if they have a near term need
    8. develop liaison relationships
      1. alcts standards relationship
      2. metaadta interest groups
      3. DPLA
      4. NISO
      5. IFLA
      6. Document in connect lists committees that we could do outreach to
    9. meeting schedule
      1. monthly in past year worked;  essential to continued work
    10. Authorities -anything we want to focus on?  Should authority work be done in old MARC formats
      1. Session idea:  one project about how people outside the library world found authority useful and vice versa (bridging idea) (SNAC / VIAF)
      2. Something with datasets - standards for datasets; work with data science librarians; 
  9. Next steps
    1. Erik and Nadine will setup meetings for group
    2. Next meeting agenda:
      1. Plan out standards review work
      2. Discuss ALA Midwinter agenda and plan
      3. Plan out an outreach and committee engagement plan (other committees)
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ALA Council

Discussion final draft of the Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces

by Martin Garnar on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 02:05 pm

Hi folks.  The Committee on Diversity approved a revised version of this resolution at our business meeting this afternoon.  As this is our last meeting at this conference, this is the version we will be bringing to Council as part of our report at Council II.  I will be attending Council Forum tonight to discuss the changes we made in response to feedback received last night and from other groups.  

LITA Board of Directors

Discussion 2017 Annual Board Meeting Informational Documents

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 01:55 pm

This page lists all of the Board Information Documents for the June 24 and June 26 Board meetings.

The 2017 Midwinter Board Discussion Documents are listed in a separate post.

This page lists all of the Board Information Documents for the June 24 and June 26 Board meetings.

The 2017 Midwinter Board Discussion Documents are listed in a separate post.

INFORMATION DOCUMENTS

AC INFO #17-1 ... LITA Membership Statistics (Google Spreadsheet)
AC INFO #17-2 ... Discussion Document for Building the Next 5 Year Plan for ALA Technology
AC INFO #17-3 ... ALA Connect Talking Points, v2 (PDF)
AC INFO #17-4 ... ALA Board Talking Points (PDF)
AC INFO #17-5 ... ALA Executive Director's Report to Board and Council (PDF)
AC INFO #17-6 ... ALA Board Meeting Agendas for ALA Annual Sessions I, II, and III
AC INFO #17-7 ... ALA Board Meeting Documents for 2017 ALA Annual (look for AC'17 documents)
AC INFO #17-8 ... ALA Member Programs and Services (MPS) FY2017 April Budget Narrative (PDF)
AC INFO #17-9 ... ALA Washington Office Report (PDF)
AC INFO #17-10 ... What's Happening at ALA Annual by Mary Ghikas (PDF)
AC INFO #17-11 ... 2017 Annual ITAL Report (PDF)

I will add files to the list as new documents come in.

UPDATE

Uploaded a new version of the ALA Connect Talking Points (PDF), now v2

June 25, 2017 Update

Added AC INFO 17-11 ... 2017 Annual ITAL Report (PDF)

 

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ALCTS Interest Group Chairs

Event Book and Paper Interest Group (ALCTS PARS): Risky Collections: Preservation, Access, and Issues of Diversity and Inclusion

by Jeanne Goodman on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm

This session will discuss how some collection materials having to do with race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other sensitive topics can lead to challenging use cases and preservation decisions, and opportunities for difficult dialogue.

This session will discuss how some collection materials having to do with race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other sensitive topics can lead to challenging use cases and preservation decisions, and opportunities for difficult dialogue. Discussion format is three lightning rounds with a Q&A after each on: Preservation Decisions: Balancing the materiality and access needs of problematic items; Access for Classroom and Reading Room: Policies, Procedures and Workarounds; “Current Climate in Preservation and Conservation Profession: How are issues of diversity and inclusion being addressed?”

 

Format is 3 lightning rounds with topics introduced in 5 minute presentation and then opened up for Q&A and discussion for 15 minutes for each round. The session will conclude with general discussion.

 

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ALCTS / LITA Metadata Standards Committee

Event MSC / Metadata Interest Group presentation ALA 2017

by Erik Mitchell on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 09:41 am

 

Representatives from the MSC gave a presentation about the committee's principles and their application at the ALCTS Metadata Interest group meeting at ALA Annual 2017. A summary of the presentation, slides and  discussion content are available at:

http://metaware.buzz/2017/06/25/msc-metadata-interest-group-presentation...

 

ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Children in Crisis Project

by Andrew Medlar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 08:27 am

Greetings ALSC Board Colleagues,

An item of New Business at Midwinter which we deferred for virtual work is the verbal request received from REFORMA at the ALSC/REFORMA Joint Executive Committee Meeting on January 9 to support their Children in Crisis project. I am now calling an online Board meeting to address this request.

Greetings ALSC Board Colleagues,

An item of New Business at Midwinter which we deferred for virtual work is the verbal request received from REFORMA at the ALSC/REFORMA Joint Executive Committee Meeting on January 9 to support their Children in Crisis project. I am now calling an online Board meeting to address this request.

On the website about the project, you can read more about it and its goal "to raise funds for books and backpacks for young refugees in detention centers across the country who awaited immigration processing or deportation" (quote source), and further information includes articles from American Libraries and SLJblog posts from our own ALSC Blog and YALSA; support from the IBBY Foundation; and a Council Resolution from 2015 Annual calling on ALA units to support the project and develop resources.

The form which this support would take, if any, is up to us and so I would now like to entertain discussion on this request for ALSC to support REFORMA's Children in Crisis project.

Andrew

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