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The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting applications for the Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 19, 2016 and December 16, 2016. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Melanie Church, content services librarian at Greenlease Library, Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., as the recipient of the 2016 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 25, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Sunday, April 24 kicks off the 6th annual Preservation Week, a national awareness campaign developed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Established in 2010, Preservation Week promotes the importance and understanding of protecting and caring for personal and community cultural heritage collections, including books, documents, photographs, textiles, artwork, furniture and any other collectible items.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Bonnie Parks. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest and is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. The award will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 25 during the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando.

The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jim Mouw, associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Chicago, to receive the 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:41 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Session 1: January 8 - February 16, 2018

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.It covers:

  • principles underlying cataloging practice,

  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,

  • tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and

  • processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services, University of Montana, Missoula

  • Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian, University of San Francisco

  • Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Katharine Leigh, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Ball State University

  • Marcia H. Barrett, Head of Technical Services, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections, Elon University

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 1: January 8 - February 16, 2018

This six-week course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata, including:

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata

  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema

  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies

  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation

  • Metadata project design

Instructors

  • Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design, University of Virginia Library

  • Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery, University of Virginia Library

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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Discussion 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018. Courses include Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC), Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA), Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM), Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA), and Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM).

Registration fees for four-week courses are $109 for individual ALCTS members and $139 for non-members. Six-week course fees are $139 for individual ALCTS members and $169 for non-members. For details on these courses, including the full 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses schedule, visit the ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses page.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 09:32 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

ALCTS e-Forum: Oh, the Places You Could Go! Getting the Most out of Consortial Collection Development

January 23-24, 2018

 

Moderated by Andrea Langhurst Eickholt and Lynda Aldana

 

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.

 

Many libraries are members of a consortium, whether loosely based around an initiative, program, or project or more formally organized with an executive director, task groups, and shared services. Consortia provide opportunities for members to leverage resources and staff but can also present challenges, for example, in balancing goals of sometimes diverse members. In this e-Forum, we will have an opportunity to discuss various aspects of consortial activities focusing particularly on collection development including licensing and management of electronic resources.

 

Moderators

Andrea Langhurst Eickholt is Collection Management Librarian at Eastern Washington University. Andy is chair of the Ebook Working Group of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a group which provides leadership and oversight of a $1M ebook acquisitions program for 39 academic institutions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. She previously worked managing the resource acquisition and discovery program at the University of Notre Dame and as a corporate technical services librarian in upstate New York.

 

Lynda Aldana is Associate Director for Technical Services, Serials and Library IT Services at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. USMAI includes 17 member libraries at universities and colleges in the State of Maryland. Previously she was Cataloging Department Coordinator at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

 

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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Event ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving strategies for a changing name authorities landscape

by Julene Jones on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 07:34 am

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

 

Description: This webinar will identify strategies for coping with the challenges of NACO workflows today and explore proposals to shift authority work in the future from a traditional MARC-based footing to a new identity management orientation. Michelle Durocher and John Riemer of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management will describe the group's efforts to chart a new path forward for authorities that draws on linked data principles, synchronizes NACO’s work with that of other identity registries such as ISNI, and makes it easier for non-NACO libraries to contribute to the program through a more inclusive "NACO Lite" approach. Joseph Nicholson will detail some of the techniques UNC Charlotte is using to cope with a reduced authorities management staff and a backlog of names needing authorized access points. His presentation will describe how the library incorporates the work of paraprofessionals and non-catalogers and uses tools such as OpenRefine and spreadsheets to more swiftly create NACO authority records.

 

Learning outcomes: This presentation will explore the difference between authority control and   identities management and their relationship to linked data, describe the PCC Task Group on Identity Management's proposals to align NACO's work with new developments in linked data and other identity registries and will stimulate thinking about different ways of handling and structuring authorities workflows.

 

Who should attend?   

Catalogers, Metadata Librarians, Catalog Maintenance Librarians and Staff

 

Presenters:

 

Michelle Durocher is the Head of Metadata Management at the Harvard Library, and until most recently has also served for the last four years as acting Head of Metadata Creation.  She is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee and the PCC's Identity Management in NACO Task Group.  She is the coordinator for the PCC’s ISNI Pilot project, facilitating the involvement of a dozen PCC libraries within the ISNI platforms to experiment with identifier creation and management for personal names and organizations.  She is a passionate advocate for expanding the boundaries and benefits of library metadata for discovery on the open web, as well as for deep collaborations with other metadata expert communities outside of libraries.  She has an MLIS from Simmons College and a bachelor of liberal arts in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

 

John Riemer is currently the Head of the UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center since 2000, John Riemer previously worked as Digital Cataloging Coordinator for the Digital Library of Georgia.   He holds an MLS degree and a BA degree in Linguistics from UCLA.

Since 2009, he has served in a number of capacities on the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, including PCC Chair in 2010/2011.   During this time he has led an effort to expand the PCC’s scope to include both traditional MARC cataloging and digital library project metadata/new metadata roles.  Most recently he has chaired the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO. He represents UCLA on and recently chaired ALA’s Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group (“Big Heads”).  He is a member of the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group, a member of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Editorial Board, and writes guest columns for Technicalities.

 

Joseph Nicholson is metadata librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he coordinates authorities workflows, metadata for digital projects, and original cataloging. He holds an MLS and a BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously a cataloger at Louisiana State University.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 

 

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

 

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/120617

 

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Explores Library Access and Accessibility

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Aimed at those working in collections and technical services, this full-day symposium will examine how libraries and cultural institutions provide all populations with access to materials. ALA<br />
 2018 Midwinter Meeting

Connecting people to information is a fundamental tenet of librarianship, and in the rapidly evolving information age, librarians strive to enhance access and increase accessibility for all patrons. These concepts are particularly significant to those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. This symposium will explore the current landscape as well as the future of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, foster innovation, and empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The symposium will open with the keynote presentation “Libraries Improving Access: Policies, Programs, and Promotion” from Denver City Librarian Michelle Jeske. Following the keynote, speakers Heidi M. Schroeder, Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy, Jennifer Dandle and Jordan Fields will give presentations on building accessible collections through interinstitutional collaboration; systems, standards, and strategies used to access library data; enhancing discoverability with accessible content; and partnering to create integrated local collections. In addition, the symposium will offer facilitated roundtable discussions and the closing presentation “Crossing State Lines: Enabling Sharing of Accessible Content” from Laura C. Wood.

“Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 am until 4 pm. ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. In addition, attendees do not need additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Online registration is available through the ALA 2018 Midwinter website.

For questions about the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium or other ALCTS Midwinter programming, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education. View a comprehensive listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter and follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw18 for the latest details on ALCTS Midwinter programming.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Update on the RDA 3R Project

by Julene Jones on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 09:12 am

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Description: The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project is a year-long effort to improve the RDA Toolkit in several different ways. Restructuring includes generalizing existing instructions where possible, implementing the four-fold path (unstructured description, structured description, identifiers, and actionable links) wherever applicable, and incorporating new elements from the IFLA Library Reference Model. Redesign includes greater flexibility in the display of instructions, improved user interaction with the Toolkit, and better tracking of revision history. Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee, will bring attendees up-to-date about the planned changes to the Toolkit, which will be rolled out in April 2018.

 Learning outcomes:

Participants will understand the scope and goals of the 3R Project, including:

•    RDA Toolkit redesign

•    incorporation of the IFLA Library Reference Model entities

•    the proposed reorganization of the Toolkit instructions.

 Who should attend? Catalogers

 Presenter:

Kathy Glennan has over 30 years of experience cataloging music and is currently Head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging at the University of Maryland. She is active in the Music Library Association, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, and ALCTS. She has served as both a liaison and a voting member of CC:DA. Since 2005, Kathy’s professional contributions have focused on RDA development. She became the ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee in 2013.

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Registration: Free

 To attend this free webinar, simply sign up online and you will receive the access link via email.

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/112917

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Training for Results: Hard & Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 10:59 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Training for Results: Hard & Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff

ALCTS e-Forum: Training for Results: Hard & Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff

December 5-6, 2017

 

Moderated by Terry McQuown and Maggie Dull

 

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.

 

Libraries spend a lot of time and resources training staff. However, how do we know that staff are receiving the right training, in the right format, at the right time? And how do we know it’s having the intended effect? In this e-Forum, we will share best practices in training as they relate to hard and soft skills for technical services staff. Topics include: conducting needs assessments, ensuring that staff apply what they learn in training, evaluating training effectiveness, and overcoming obstacles specific to technical services training.

 

Moderators

Terry McQuown is the Staff Development Coordinator with King County Library System, in Washington State. He received a BA in classical civilization from the University of California, Los Angeles; an MA in Archaeological Studies from Yale University; a JD from Vanderbilt University; and an MLIS from Kent State University. He has worked for the King County Library System as an Adult & Teen Services Librarian, a Supervising Librarian, and, in his current position, as the Staff Development Coordinator, where he oversees the library's trainings.

 

Maggie Dull is currently the Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library. She has presented at the Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Annual Conference and ALA Annual Conference on topics relating to collaboration and training. She has served as a member of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee since 2014.

 

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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Discussion DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/30: Apply now for 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium registration grants

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:39 pm

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

The day-long symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will explore how libraries and cultural institutions provide access to materials, and ensure that those materials are accessible to all populations.  These concepts are particularly important for those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. The symposium explores the landscape and horizon of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, to foster innovation, and to empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The registration grant committee consists of members of the ALCTS Membership Committee. At least five grants will be awarded in each category, additional grants may be available contingent on additional funding. Grants will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Eligibility

Library School Student Grant applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least part-time at an ALA-accredited institution (part-time status as defined by your institution)
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s progress towards their degree
  • Provide a description of how attending the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

Library Support Staff Grant applicants must:

  • Be currently employed in a library
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s current position responsibilities as well as a description of how attending the Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

In awarding the grants, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who show an interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ALCTS
  • Stated reasons for wanting to attend the 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium
  • Responses to open-ended questions

ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to apply or attend. Additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. Applicants must secure permission from their supervisors to attend the Symposium in advance of applying for the registration grants. Those selected for the registration grants will be notified no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education, at mdougherty@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Just catalog it! Providing Access to 3-D Materials

by Julene Jones on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 02:05 pm

 

 

ALCTS webinar: Just catalog it!  Providing Access to 3-D Materials

 

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

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

 

Description: If we expect our users to be able to find our collections of games and three-dimensional materials, we must catalog them. We will explain how to catalog these materials using current cataloging standards. We also will discuss how to increase the discoverability of these catalog records by applying facets and genre terms. Facets allow the user to narrow searches by choosing clearly defined subcategories. Genre terms allow the user to search for particular types of resources. We will share our experiences in applying current cataloging standards, facets, and genre terms to meet user needs when cataloging a large collection of tabletop games.

 

Learning outcomes:

 

• Understand why games and other three-dimensional materials must be cataloged if they are to be accessible to users

 

• Understand how discovery layers in the catalog will enhance user access to games and other three-dimensional materials

 

• Understand how genre terms will enhance discovery of games and other three-dimensional materials

 

Who should attend?

 

Staff from academic, public, school libraries with collections of three-dimensional materials

 

Presenters:

 

Diane Robson is Media Librarian at the University of North Texas. She manages collection development, cataloging, and outreach related to games and gaming for the UNT Libraries. Diane plans and hosts events that bring students and Denton residents together to play, learn, and create games.

 

Kevin Yanowski is the Catalog Management Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. He is interested in research on cataloging unique collections, patron-catalog interaction, and accessibility in electronic resources.

 

Catherine Sassen is Principal Catalog Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. She has published and presented on cataloging, indexing, assessment, and career development.

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 

 

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

 

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/111517

 

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

 

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