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Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
Week of June 1st; each 90 minute session will begin at 1pm Central

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
An ALCTS virtual preconference

CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events. 

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Online Doc ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 03:42 pm

ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15  |  Like us on Facebook          

Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
Week of June 1st; each 90 minute session will begin at 1pm Central

ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15  |  Like us on Facebook          

Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
Week of June 1st; each 90 minute session will begin at 1pm Central

Although relatively new to the library scene, expectations for metadata services within and outside the library are changing. This preconference explores some of the emerging responsibilities for metadata specialists by focusing on the need for metadata consultation within the data management lifecycle, the assessment of metadata workflows situated in traditional cataloging departments, and the movement to standardize and share local vocabularies.

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management
Session 2: Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows
Session 3: Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies

Register through the ALA Online Learning Registration web site

The price of this 3-part series is $109 for ALCTS members; $149 for ALA members; $50 for retired members and student members.


In-Person Preconferences

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata:  Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data
Thursday, June 25 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.  

Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us
Thursday, June 25 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21.  Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA.  The following children's materials types will be covered: video recordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games, and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and Other Digital Content for Academic Libraries
Friday, June 26 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The provision of streaming media services are a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits.  Topics that will be covered include: selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights, and emerging digital resources.  

Beyond the Looking Glass.  Real World Linked Data:  What Does It Take to Make It Work?
Friday, June 26 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Too oft of late, discussions have focused on just the technology. An "It's COOL. Library is the last man to the party. Let's just DO IT already." mentality often leads the way. Until the rubber hits the funding road, and funders require results. What beyond technology is required for success? Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practical Guides
Friday, June 26 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD, and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site

The price of each full-day in-person preconference is:

  • $219 for ALCTS members (remember to use code ALCTS2015 to receive the discounted price)
  • $269 for ALA members
  • $99 for retired members and student members
  • $319 for nonmembers

PROGRAMS

ALCTS President's Program: Three Short Stories about Deep Reading in the Digital Age
Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, addresses the effect of our digital age on our ability to do “deep reading”.  She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard as well as degrees in literature from Northwestern and St. Mary’s College.  The author of over 130 scientific publications, Dr. Wolf’s book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, has received numerous awards and has been translated into 13 languages. Her current research interest centers on the neurological underpinnings of reading, language, and dyslexia.
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Coming to Terms with the New LC vocabularies: Genre/Form (Literature, Music, General), Demographic Groups and Medium of Performance
The Library of Congress, ALCTS/SAC and MLA have collaborated on new vocabularies to provide genre/form access to literature, music, and "general" works as well as controlled lists of demographic terms and medium of performance terms; new MARC fields are in place for attributes of works including audience, creator characteristics, and time period of creation. Leading contributors to this work will describe the context, development, and practical application of these new vocabularies and fields.

What Drives Collection Assessment? The "Why" That Brings You to "How"
Are we completely controlled by our buildings and the need to weed? What other factors for planning lead us to assess our collections? Is it possible to individualize assessment tools for genuinely meaningful results? Learn how three very different libraries, with different objectives, approached evaluation and assessment.

To the MOOC and Beyond! Adventures in Online Learning, Copyright, and Massive Open Online Courses
As online learning proliferates, universities expect libraries to be more involved in licensing and copyright support. From Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to distance learning, continuing studies, to flipped and blended courses, content selection that engages students and supports instruction is key. However, content can have rights restrictions that limit use in open environments. Learn from librarians in the trenches about the challenges and opportunities of online learning support.

Is Technical Services Dead?: Creating Our Future
Major changes have taken place within technical services within the last 5-10 years.  Automated workflows, a proliferation of vendor supplied services, patron centered acquisition plans, and digital preservation have impacted how we work and the career paths of our newer professionals.  A panel of librarians will discuss whether there is a future for traditional technical services, whether MARC matters with RDA and if RDA will live up to its promise, skills needed for future of technical services work, and technical services advocacy.

Audio Digitization: Starting Out Right
There are many reasons for digitizing collections, but technical and workflow issues as well as copyright restrictions on access and use of audio collections make conversion from analog formats especially complex. The success of any audio digitization venture will rely on asking the right questions before you start.   Speakers will explore the challenges of planning and implementing audio digitization projects for preservation and access. Extensive examples from the California Audiovisual Preservation Project will be presented.

Data Clean-Up: Let's Not Sweep It Under the Rug
Data migration is inevitable in a world in which technological infrastructures and data standards continue to evolve. Whether you work in a catalog database or a digital library/archives/institutional repository, working with library resource data means that you will eventually be required to usher data from one system or standard to another. Three speakers working in different library contexts will share their data normalization experiences.

ALCTS Preservation Showdown
Two teams will go head to head in debate on a controversial topic in libraries. Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, bringing their different perspectives to each side of the issue. Audience members will be expected to ask questions during the debate, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion with the audience and the debaters.        

International Outreach: Preservation and Cataloging
Speakers will detail their experiences with international outreach efforts.  I anticipate having speakers representing preservation and cataloging activities. Jake Nadal will expand on the presentation he gave during midwinter 2014 in an interest group meeting where he spoke about preservation efforts in Liberia.

Getting Started with Library Linked Open Data:  Lessons from UNLV and NCSU
This program will focus on the practical steps involved in creating and publishing linked data including data modeling, data clean up, enhancing the data with links to other data sets, converting the data to various forms of RDF, and publishing the data set.  At each step of the process, the speakers will share their experiences and the tools they used to give the audience multiple perspectives on how to approach linked data creation.

Managing Transliteration of Bibliographic Data
The intersection of language technology with library data has the potential to open up interesting new ways of introducing users to multilingual content.  Along the way, it is important to stay mindful of some of the principles that have historically underpinned the production and distribution of data in scripts other than the Latin alphabet.

Leading the Charge: Practical Management Tools and Tips for New Technical Services Managers
The transition into management in library technical services can be daunting and challenging. This lightning round program by experienced managers will present a variety of ways to build rapport and gain your staff's trust, assess current procedures and workflows without scaring off the natives, and initiate change in a positive way!

Open Source Software & Technical Services: Kuali OLE, GOKb and VuFind
Can technical services librarians influence library system development? In the open-source and community-source projects, such as Open Library Environment (Kuali OLE), Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) and VuFind, technical services librarians play lead roles in design, specifying, prioritizing, testing and implementing new software. This program will focus on the technical services librarian participation in these projects, and will show some of the technical services functionality of these products.

Enhancing Access to Literary Works for Children: LC’s Genre/Form and Audience Terms
This program will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) and Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT), and explain how to use them to catalog and provide access to materials for children. LCGFT and LCDGT will be placed into the context of existing practice, and the relationships among subject headings, genre/form terms, and demographic terms will be discussed. Real-world examples and hands-on exercises will be provided.

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Online Doc 'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

1.       the transition from a literary to a digital culture with its concomitant effects on the changing reading brain;

2.       the beauty and the threats of the digital milieu on the next generation of readers; and

3.       the role of stewardship played by libraries in the preservation of "deep reading" in our culture.

Wolf received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she began her work on the neurological underpinnings of reading, language and dyslexia. Her work often addresses the effect of our digital age on our ability to do "deep reading."  She has been awarded a NICHD Shannon award for Innovative Research and several multiyear NICHD grants to investigate new approaches to reading intervention.

The author of over 130 scientific publications, in 2007 Dr. Wolf published "Proust and the Squid: the Story and Science of the Reading Brain," which has received numerous awards and is now translated into 13 languages. Within literacy areas, she serves on the Library of Congress Advisory Committee on Literacy Awards.

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc ALCTS Virtual Preconference Coming in June

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 03:44 pm

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
An ALCTS virtual preconference

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
An ALCTS virtual preconference

Expectations for metadata services within and outside the library are constantly changing and evolving. This three-day (June 2-4) virtual preconference explores some of the emerging responsibilities for metadata specialists by focusing on the need for metadata consultation within the data management lifecycle, the assessment of metadata workflows situated in traditional cataloging departments and the movement to standardize and share local vocabularies.

Follow the conversation on Twitter:  #alctsac15

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management
Tuesday, June 2,  1 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Presenters: Anna Craft, metadata cataloger at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG); Jared Lyle, director of curation services, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan

Session 2: Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows
Wednesday, June 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Presenter: Arwen Hutt, metadata librarian, The UC San Diego Library; Nathan B. Putnam, head, metadata services at the University of Maryland; Bria L. Parker, metadata librarian at the University of Maryland

Session 3: Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies
Thursday, June 4, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Presenters: Allison Jai O’Dell, special collections cataloging and metadata librarian at the University of Miami Libraries; Dan Tam Do, metadata services manager at The George Washington University Libraries.

For more information about what will be presented, visit the ALCTS web site.

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail.  The sessions are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the session recording.

Registration Fees:
ALCTS member or international member: $109 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $249 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $149 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $319 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.
For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.
 

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Online Doc ALCTS offers five exciting Preconferences at Annual in San Francisco

by Julie Reese (staff) on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 03:17 pm

CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events. 

CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data
Event Code: ALC2
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.  For detailed instructions on the software needed to participate in this event, refer to the event page on the ALCTS web site.

Speakers include: Timothy W. Cole, mathematics and digital content access librarian, University Library (Illinois); Myung-Ja (“MJ”) Han, metadata librarian, University Library (Illinois); Heidi Frank, electronic resources and special formats cataloging librarian; Christine Schwartz, metadata librarian and XML database administrator, Princeton Theological Seminary Library    

Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21
Event Code: ALC4
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21.  Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA.  The following children's materials types will be covered: video recordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

Speakers include: Jay Weitz, senior consulting database specialist, OCLC Online Computer Library Center; Julie Renee Moore, catalog librarian for special collections and special formats, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno

Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?
Event Code: ALC3
Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Too oft of late, discussions have focused on just the technology. An "It's COOL. Library is the last man to the party. Let's just DO IT already." mentality often leads the way. Until the rubber hits the funding road, and funders require results. What beyond technology is required for success? Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics and, yes, the technology, needed to succeed.

Speakers include: Jean Godby, senior research scientist, OCLC Online Computer Library Center; Jenn Riley, associate dean, digital initiatives, McGill University Library; Nannette Naught, vice president, strategy and implementation, Information Management Team (IMT), Inc.; Steven Folsom, discovery metadata librarian, Cornell University

Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries
Event Code: ALC1
Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The provision of streaming media services is a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. The program will include topics such as; selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights and emerging digital resources.

Speakers Include: deg farelly, ShareStream administrator/media librarian, Arizona State University Libraries; Cindy Kristof, head, copyright and document services, Kent State University Libraries; Films on Demand, Wendy Collins, vice president, digital strategy, Infobase Learning; Olivia Humphrey, chief executive officer, Kanopy; Diane Robson, UNT Media Library; Alexander Street Press speaker to be determined

Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides
Event Code: ALC5
Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21 and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.    

Speakers include: Jeannette Ho, director of cataloging, Texas A&M University Libraries; Mary Huismann, music/media original cataloger, University of Minnesota

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone.  The price of each full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  

To learn more about these and other continuing education opportunities, visit the ALCTS conference web site.

To propose an event for the 2016 Annual Conference or Online Learning, visit the ALCTS event planning web site.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Time Management for Technical Services Managers

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

ALCTS webinar: Time Management for Technical Services Managers

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

ALCTS webinar: Time Management for Technical Services Managers

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: The nature of work in technical services shifts and fluctuates depending on the time of year, type of materials, staffing levels, and changes in technology. By using time management methods inspired from business strategies, software development, and mindfulness-based practices, technical services managers can set goals and prioritize tasks to successfully accomplish daily work and special projects. This webinar will cover prioritization techniques and freely available organizational tools. It will discuss methods for remaining responsive and flexible when unexpected events or interruptions occur, as well as how time management can have a positive impact on work-life balance.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

1. Explain why time management important in library technical services

2. Outline strategies for time management

--Prioritization techniques (i.e. contextual decision-making, scheduling, etc.)

--Organizing tools (i.e. ToDo lists, project management software, etc.)

3. Discuss methods for remaining responsive and flexible when unexpected events or interruptions occur

4. Discuss how time management can have a positive impact on work-life balance

Who should attend? Technical Services Managers or Librarians who may supervise a team of staff, juggle multiples projects, or multitask in deadline driven environment.

Presenter: Amber Billey received her MLIS from Pratt Institute in 2009. At Pratt, she focused on metadata standards, cataloging, and digital libraries for cultural heritage institutions. She currently works as the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at the University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library. Prior to UVM, she was the metadata specialist and content strategist for CollectiveAccess open-source collection management software for museums, archives, and historical societies. Billey was the Vermont Library Association President from 2013-2014.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/050615

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week Webseries: Part 3 - Disaster Response Q&A

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week Webseries: Part 3 - Disaster Response Q&A

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury.

ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week Webseries: Part 3 - Disaster Response Q&A

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury.

This session, presented in celebration of Preservation Week 2015, will feature a live Question and Answer session. Participants will have an opportunity to comment on the previously viewed Disaster Response recording and to ask questions of Nancy E. Kraft. Submit questions in advance or bring them to the webinar. Topics covered will reflect the interests of participants and may cover disaster response, including assessment and planning, working with vendors and volunteers, handling public relations, and managing collection salvage.

Participants should come to the webinar having watched the previously recorded Disaster Response presentation found here: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/pres/060910resp.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time through a web form, or raised during the live session.

Learning outcomes: Participants will learn strategies to manage a disaster situation, and methods for collection salvage.

Who should attend? This session is particularly geared towards librarians and others working with collections, but anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend.

Presenter: Nancy E Kraft is the Head of Preservation & Conservation at the University of Iowa Libraries. Kraft has assisted in many disaster recoveries, large and small. Kraft is active in ALA and is a Board Member of the US Committee of the Blue Shield, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of cultural property worldwide during armed conflict.

This session is free and part of the Preservation Week series:

  • Moving Image Preservation 101, April 28, Siobhan C. Hagan

  • Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups, April 30, Mike Ashenfelder

  • Disaster Response Q&A, May 1, Nancy E. Kraft

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For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/050115

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:08 am

ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups

This session is free and part of the Preservation Week series:

  • Moving Image Preservation 101, April 28, Siobhan C. Hagan

  • Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups, April 30, Mike Ashenfelder

  • Disaster Response Q&A, May 1, Nancy E. Kraft

ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups

This session is free and part of the Preservation Week series:

  • Moving Image Preservation 101, April 28, Siobhan C. Hagan

  • Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups, April 30, Mike Ashenfelder

  • Disaster Response Q&A, May 1, Nancy E. Kraft

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: As technology changes, the greatest threat to preserving digital files is obsolescence. Files may get stuck on obsolete media or in some form that may become unusable in time. If you don’t actively care for your digital possessions you may lose access to them.

This webinar can help increase your understanding of what it takes to preserve commonly used digital files such photos, recordings, videos and documents. Learn about the nature of the digital-preservation challenge and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.

Learning outcomes:

• the nature of the digital-preservation challenge

• simple, practical tips to describe and save digital files

• tools that can be used

Who should attend?

Individuals and representatives from small organizations, anyone with an interest in preserving their own digital photos, documents, recordings, videos, and other digital files.

Presenter: Mike Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, has worked at the Library of Congress since 2003 in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. He writes about personal digital archiving, leaders in digital preservation and issues and new developments in digital preservation. He also produces public information videos and podcasts. Before joining the Library of Congress, he worked for a decade in the Bay Area as a technical writer.

Mike has a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Music History from San Francisco State University.

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There is no charge for this webinar, which is generously sponsored by Gaylord.

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/043015

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Moving Image Preservation 101

by Gina Solares on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

ALCTS webinar: Moving Image Preservation 101

This session is ee and part of the Preservation Week series:

  • Moving Image Preservation 101, April 28, Siobhan C. Hagan

  • Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups, April 30, Mike Ashenfelder

  • Disaster Response Q&A, May 1, Nancy E. Kraft

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ALCTS webinar: Moving Image Preservation 101

This session is ee and part of the Preservation Week series:

  • Moving Image Preservation 101, April 28, Siobhan C. Hagan

  • Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups, April 30, Mike Ashenfelder

  • Disaster Response Q&A, May 1, Nancy E. Kraft

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, attendees will better understand moving image technology to recognize the most popular formats that are typically found in personal collections; learn physical care for their film and video materials; and establish concrete next steps to enhance the longevity of their moving image content.

Who should attend?

Anyone responsible for the preservation of family or other audiovisual holdings and collections and interested in the preservation of our global moving image cultural heritage.

Presenter: Siobhan C. Hagan graduated from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program and began her career at the UCLA Library in 2011 as the first Audiovisual Preservation Specialist. In 2014, Siobhan began working at the University of Baltimore as the Audiovisual Archivist Special Collections Department. Her passion is the preservation and access of regional audiovisual materials and collections, and the immediate reformatting of magnetic tape as the world nears a catastrophic loss of recordings stored on these ephemeral and obsolete formats.

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For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/042815

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: So you’ve got your MLS. Now what?

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: So you’ve got your MLS. Now what?

ALCTS e-Forum: So you’ve got your MLS. Now what?

Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Moderated by Vicki Gruzynski and Erin Leach

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Congratulations, new graduate! You've finished your classes, completed your internship, sat for exams, and now you have your diploma. So...now what? May's e-forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities new library school graduates face when starting their careers as librarians. Topics will include: finding a mentor, job seeking, transitioning from student to working librarian, and more. While this discussion is focused on navigating the post-library school world, we welcome the perspective of current library school students and librarians who are not currently new graduates. Join us for an exciting discussion on navigating life after library school!

 

Moderators

Vicki Gruzynski is the Education Librarian at University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated from Indiana University with her MLS in May 2013. Her professional interests include information literacy, high school to college transitions, outreach, and open access. She is a former ALCTS employee and a whiz at writing cover letters and CVs.

 

Erin Leach is Head of Serials Cataloging at the University of Georgia. She graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with her MA in Information Science & Learning Technologies. Her professional interests include leadership and professional development in technical services, using social media to develop personal learning networks, and collaborations between technical services and public services staff. Erin is currently busy making appointments as the Chair-Elect of the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Online Doc ALCTS Continuing Resources Section seeks volunteers

by Erin Leach on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Are you a member of ALCTS who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

Are you a member of ALCTS who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

The Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS seeks volunteers for its committees and award juries. Committee appointments are for two years and run from July 2015-June 2017. Award jury appointments are for one year and run from July 2015-June 2016. Virtual appointments are available for those who are unable to attend ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual in person, but who are still interested in being involved.

For more information about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees and award juries, visit the Continuing Resources Section’s page on the ALA website (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/crs).

Though the ALCTS appointment cycle is drawing to a close, it’s not too late to get involved. To volunteer for a Continuing Resources Section committee, fill out the volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/vol_form) or contact me directly (eleach@uga.edu). Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees.

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.

Erin Leach

Chair-Elect, Continuing Resources Section (2014-2015)

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