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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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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Forum: Mix and Match: Mashups of Bibliographic Data

by David Miller on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 09:11 am

Monday, January 18, 10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m., in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, room 104A/B.

Monday, January 18, 10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m., in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, room 104A/B.

This ALCTS Midwinter Forum on sharing and re-use of metadata will highlight the many ways in which metadata is now created and circulated among multiple types of participants in the resource chain. Not only are library databases making use of ONIX-derived metadata, but library-sourced metadata is also moving back out into the larger discovery environment represented by entities such as Google and Amazon. Panel speakers will describe the state of the art of metadata matchups from their points of view, describe the challenges and obstacles to greater sharing, and outline desirable next steps.

The panel will include Renee Register (Global Product Manager, OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Services), Karen Coyle (Open Library), and Kurt Groetsch (Google).

Renee Register:

Beginning with a "Next Generation Cataloging" project started in 2007 and leading into "Metadata Services for Publishers" launched in 2009, OCLC has committed to development that encourages greater interoperability and mash-up of publisher supply chain and library metadata. The current program adds publisher metadata to WorldCat through crosswalks from ONIX to MARC. Publisher data either enriches existing WorldCat records through the addition of content descriptions, contributor information, etc. or is used to build a new record in WorldCat when a match does not exist. Mining of FRBR work sets during the process adds further enrichment to WorldCat and publisher data. Publisher data enriched with authority controlled authors, classification, subject headings, etc. is crosswalked back out to ONIX for use in the publisher supply chain creating more robust data for libraries and other end-users in the web discovery environment.

Karen Coyle:

The Open Library has as its goal the creation of one web page for every book ever published. It does not, however, intend to look like a standard library catalog. While some library data has been used to seed the database, other data comes from online bookselling sites, publishers, and individual members of the Web public. To bring in users, the OL is remaking bibliographic data into an interactive site with an emphasis on Works, not Manifestations, and on navigation not searching.

Kurt Groetsch will discuss topics including the challenges of metadata reuse, metadata matching, and the challenges of working with multivolume works.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact David Miller (Curry College) at dmiller curry edu.

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Event ALCTS Webinar: Cataloging icky things, or, If you can catalog a book, you can catalog anything!

by Diane Baden on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 08:45 am

Description:

Do you have “icky stuff” like kits, DVDs, and models in a backroom that you want to add to your collection but you can’t find a MARC record for it? Has it been years since you have had to catalog anything and you think you have forgotten how? Did you finish your cataloging class in library school thinking you would never have to do that again but now you have to? Well this webinar can help!

Description:

Do you have “icky stuff” like kits, DVDs, and models in a backroom that you want to add to your collection but you can’t find a MARC record for it? Has it been years since you have had to catalog anything and you think you have forgotten how? Did you finish your cataloging class in library school thinking you would never have to do that again but now you have to? Well this webinar can help!

Starting with a quick review of how to catalog a book, this webinar will then move to cataloging CDs and kits, DVDs and Playaways, and then whatever else you may have hidden in that backroom. You will get tips and cheats that will allow you to create a full-level MARC record so that you can move things out of that backroom and into your collection.

Presenter:

Pamela J. Newberg is an Assistant Professor and Manager of Resource Processing and Description (otherwise known as Cataloging) at the University of Northern Colorado. In her previous life, Pam was the Manager of the Cataloging Department for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, Illinois. Pam holds a trio of higher education degrees, including a MLS from Dominican University, a MM from DePaul University and a MAT from National-Louis University. Pam has a unique array of experience having worked as a cataloger, children’s librarian, automation librarian and teacher in a number of settings including school, public, academic and special libraries. Pam has been involved with the Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee of ALCTS for the past twelve years as a vendor liaison, member, and, for2008-2010, as chair.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time

Length of webinar: 1 hour

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/0224...

 

 

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Discussion ALCTS 2010 Web Course Schedule

by Julie Reese (staff) on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:48 pm

There is still space available in the February sessions of Fundamentals of Acquisitions, Fundamental of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions web courses.

See below for course descriptions, dates, and registration information.

ALCTS 2010 Web Course Schedule

There is still space available in the February sessions of Fundamentals of Acquisitions, Fundamental of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions web courses.

See below for course descriptions, dates, and registration information.

ALCTS 2010 Web Course Schedule

Fundamentals of Acquisitions
The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that in FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. 
Session 1: February 15th – March 12th  (space is available; register by Feb. 12th)
Session 2: March 29th – April  23rd
Session 3: May 3rd – May 28th
Session 4: September 6th  – October 1st
Session 5: October 11th –  November 5th

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include complete definition of collection development and collection management; collections policies and budgets as part of library planning; collection development (selecting for and building collections); collection management (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation); collection analysis—why and how to do it; outreach, liaison, and marketing; and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management.
Session 1: February 8th – March 5th (space is available; register by Feb. 5th)
Session 2: March 15th – April 9th
Session 3: May 3rd – May 28th
Session 4: August 9th – September 3rd
Session 5: October 4th – October 29th
Session 6: November 15th – December 17th

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) Web course will provide an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  It will provide a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries.
This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.
Session 1: February 8th – March 5th (space is available; register by Feb. 5th)
Session 2: March 15th – April 9th
Session 3: April 19th – May 14th
Session 4: August 16th – September 10th
Session 5: October 4th – October 29th 

Registration Fees & Details

  • Registration fees per session: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members
  • Registration is now open for sessions 1 and 2
  • The sessions are limited to 20 people.  
  • Sign up for 1 session per course.

To Register, go to http://tinyurl.com/alctsregister and click on the Register link next to the course title and date.

For help with registration, contact Tom Ferren at tferren@ala.org
For general course questions, contact Julie Reese at jreese@ala.org

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Event ALCTS E-forum: Shifting Technical Services Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs of the Institution

by Kristin Martin on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 09:52 am

Shifting Technical Services Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs of the Institution

Moderated by: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM Pacific time

Shifting Technical Services Priorities to Meet Evolving Needs of the Institution

Moderated by: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM Pacific time

Library technical services have been undergoing radical changes and are facing new challenges due to shrinking budget, reduced positions, new E-formats and technology. Shifting priorities and seeking innovative approaches and workflows are critical in meeting these challenges. This e-forum will follow up on our program at ALA Midwinter (Saturday, January 16, 8-10 AM at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rm. 159), covering topics such as aligning tech services with library initiatives, applying new technologies to improve workflows, leveraging cooperation across institutions, retooling technical services staff and collaborating with other departments within the library. All interested individuals, whether able to attend the Midwinter program or not, are encouraged to participate.

*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.

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/symp.... Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list.  Participation is free and open to anyone.

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Discussion ALCTS Highlights from Upcoming ALA Midwinter

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 09:46 am

ALCTS has a wide array of informative and interesting forums and interest group discussion at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston next week.  Here are just a few of those.

 

Charles Wilt

ALCTS Executive Director

Discussion Educational Opportunity: Free ALCTS online courses for librarians from developing countries

by Christine McConnell on Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

The Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries, facilitated by the ALCTS International Relations Committee, provides one seat in each online class session to a worthy applicant at no cost. Upcoming application deadline is January 7, 2010.

The Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries, facilitated by the ALCTS International Relations Committee, provides one seat in each online class session to a worthy applicant at no cost. Upcoming application deadline is January 7, 2010.

More Information | Application

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Discussion Preservation Week coming in May

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

ALCTS is excited to announce the inaugural Preservation Week to be held May 9-15, 2010.  This important event focues on libraries role in preserving our cultural heritage by helping the public preserve their own family heritage.

More information will be forthcoming through the spring leading up to Preservation Week.

 

Best Wishes,

Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

 

Discussion ANO: December issue coming soon

by Christine McConnell on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

ALCTS Newsletter Online
Contents of December Issue

Letters From ALCTS

 

  • From the Editor
  • From the President
  • From the Office

 

Looking Ahead

Announcements: Midwinter ‘09

  • ALCTS Event Schedule by Date / by Group
  • Midwinter Meeting Events

Features

  • My ALCTS Experience- Marlene Harris
  • IFLA Reports

 

News

From ALCTS

ALCTS Newsletter Online
Contents of December Issue

Letters From ALCTS

 

  • From the Editor
  • From the President
  • From the Office

 

Looking Ahead

Announcements: Midwinter ‘09

  • ALCTS Event Schedule by Date / by Group
  • Midwinter Meeting Events

Features

  • My ALCTS Experience- Marlene Harris
  • IFLA Reports

 

News

From ALCTS

  • 2010 Designated as the Year of Cataloging Research
  • Bylaws Vote Results
  • New Members Interest Group Debuts
  • ANO Survey
  • Survey of Catalogers  
  • Call for Papers: Emerging Research in Collection Management and Development Collections Research Forum, 2010ALA Annual Conference

From ALA

  • Candidates Announced for 2010 Midwinter Council Executive Board Election
  • Applicants Sought for ALA Committees
  • Applications Sought for 2010 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session Proposals
  • ACRL Announces New Image Resources Interest Group

From the Profession

  • Calls for Papers: OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives
  • Call for  Participation: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2010
  • OLAC Seeks Applicants for 2010 OLAC Research Grant
  • California Library Association Technical Services Interest Group Presents Two Awards
  • 2010 National Leadership Grant Guidelines Now Available
  • UKSG and NASIG Announce New John Merriman Award
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Event ALCTS e-forum: Opening Doors to Hidden Collections

by Kristin Martin on Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 08:05 am

Please join us for an ALCTS e-forum discussion.  It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

“Opening Doors to Hidden Collections”
Dec. 8-9, 2009
E-forum runs 9-5 Eastern time each day (8-4 Central, 7-3 Mountain, 6-2 Pacific)
Moderated by JoAnne Deeken and Millie Jackson.

Please join us for an ALCTS e-forum discussion.  It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

“Opening Doors to Hidden Collections”
Dec. 8-9, 2009
E-forum runs 9-5 Eastern time each day (8-4 Central, 7-3 Mountain, 6-2 Pacific)
Moderated by JoAnne Deeken and Millie Jackson.

As discovery tools are overtaking the traditional catalog as the primary face of libraries, much emphasis is being placed on unique materials and hidden collections.
 
How do you define hidden collections? How would you describe them? How do you provide access to hidden collections? What are the roles, if any, of the traditional Technical Services and/or Collection Development departments in providing access to these hidden collections? Do new workflows or adjustments in staffing have to be made to accommodate the work?

Join the discussion.  Help answer these question and pose others.  We have the opportunity to reshape what a library is and does.  Don't be passive. Become an active voice in creating change.  Help us shape the future.

Moderated by:
JoAnne Deeken is Head of Technical Services and Digital Access at the University of Tennessee Libraries.  She has been a librarian in Technical Services for 25 years and has worked at 5 different university libraries across the country.  Most of her publications deal with the organization of technical services.  She is an active member of ALCTS, having served on several committees and discussion (now interest) groups.

Millie Jackson is Associate Dean for Collections at The University of Alabama.  Previously she was Head of Collections at Florida State University and held several positions in the library at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.  She has published and presented on workflow and electronic resources.  She is currently the chair of ALCTS CMDS Administration of Collection Development.

*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. 

*To register:*

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa, click on ALCTS (spelled out) under the ALA Division heading, then choose alcts-eforum@ala.org . A login and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone.

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Symposia in Boston

by Charles Wilt on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 02:22 pm

 ALCTS offers two exciting Midwinter symposia for Boston

 

Join your colleagues for two exciting and timely symposia from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) on Thursday, Jan. 14, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 just before the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  Advanced registration closes December 4th, but there will be on-site registration available at each symposia. 

 

On Thursday, Jan.14:

 ALCTS offers two exciting Midwinter symposia for Boston

 

Join your colleagues for two exciting and timely symposia from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) on Thursday, Jan. 14, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 just before the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  Advanced registration closes December 4th, but there will be on-site registration available at each symposia. 

 

On Thursday, Jan.14:

 “Living Digital: The Future of Information and the Role of the Library”

On Friday, Jan. 15:

“And Now for Something Completely Different: An ALCTS Midwinter Symposium”

On-Site registration information: 

Registration for each one day symposium: ALCTS member: $219.00; ALA member $269; Non-Member $319; Student/retired member $99   
 
Special two day registration price:  ALCTS member $349; ALA member $399; Non-Member $419; Student/retired member $198

 

 

Visit the ALCTS website for more Midwinter 2010 events:  www.ala.org/alcts.

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The mission of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration.

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