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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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Online Doc ALCTS celebrates 60 years in 2017

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 09:43 am

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2017 with a new mentoring program, celebration events, and new opportunities for professional development and engagement. Supporting our slogan “Creating the Future, Preserving the Past,” ALCTS members support library practices and standards while looking forward to create innovative programs and research within the field of technical services.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2017 with a new mentoring program, celebration events, and new opportunities for professional development and engagement. Supporting our slogan “Creating the Future, Preserving the Past,” ALCTS members support library practices and standards while looking forward to create innovative programs and research within the field of technical services.

The anniversary celebrations kick off at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 19-24, 2017 in Atlanta, Ga. Join us for the ALCTSfest reception on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. Other ALCTS events include the Friday symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections and the Monday ALCTS forum Creating the Future, Preserving the Past: Celebrate ALCTS at 60!. Visit the ALCTS Midwinter event site for more information about ALCTS programs at the Midwinter Meeting, and use the online scheduler to find all ALCTS interest group and committee meetings.

The new ALCTS Mentoring Program facilitates and encourages professional development of ALCTS members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by ALCTS; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in ALCTS; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles. The call for mentors and mentees for the first cohort is open through Mar. 17, 2017.

In May, ALCTS will launch the online ALCTS Exchange, a celebration of excellence at the intersections of libraries, collection management, acquisitions, metadata and cataloging, preservation, and technology. This fully online continuing education event will offer synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learning and engagement. Everyone, including non-ALCTS members, are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

You can help ALCTS celebrate its diamond anniversary in 2017. The $60 for 60 Fund accepts unrestricted gifts for new and ongoing initiatives in such areas as leadership development, standards, advocacy, and international relations. Donations help secure the future growth of ALCTS, its services and programs, and its members. All gifts to ALCTS are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by applicable laws.

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Online Doc ALCTS announces new mentoring program

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 09:32 am

ALCTS is pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring program for its members.

ALCTS is pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring program for its members.

The ALCTS Mentoring Program facilitates and encourages professional development of ALCTS members at any stage in their career and in any of the areas related to our work. The program aims to develop strong leadership in areas of librarianship covered by ALCTS; support members in developing their professional skills; cultivate leadership and involvement in ALCTS; provide networking opportunities, and expand members’ professional learning circles.

Applications are now being accepted for the first cohort of mentors and mentees. The application deadline Mar. 17, 2017, with the mentor and mentee pairing process to be completed by May 12, 2017. The actual mentoring program for the first cohort will begin Jun. 1, 2017 and end Apr. 30, 2018.

The development of the ALCTS Mentoring Program started with an American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leader project in 2015. This team project resulted in a poster session and accompanying document, “Developing a Mentoring Program for 21st Century Librarians,” that were presented at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Further work was done on a program proposal by the ALCTS New Members Interest Group, including holding an online chat session for member feedback in October 2015. In July 2016, final development of the mentoring program was assigned to the ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee.

Additional information about the ALCTS Mentoring Program will be forthcoming. If you have any questions about the application process or the program, please contact Regina Gong, chair of the ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee.

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Online Doc Learn about the enabling innovation in the era of the cloud at ALCTS President’s Program in Orlando

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:18 pm

Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Enabling Innovation in the Era of the Cloud -- A Syllabus’” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. 

Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program “Enabling Innovation in the Era of the Cloud -- A Syllabus’” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando. 

As new digital tools and business models emerge over the next decade, cloud technology combined with broadband wireless, sensors, Big Data and machine learning will transform how we interact with information and will fundamentally change the way we interact with the world and each other. But only if organizations are ready to embrace the opportunities they provide. 

Dr. Nelson will provide a tutorial on how to create a culture of innovation in your organization.  In addition, ALCTS President Norm Medeiros, Haverford College, ALCTS President’s Program Chair October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions, and Dr. Nelson will engage in a discussion with the audience on how new digital technologies will transform library services and programs.

Dr. Nelson works on Internet-related global public policy issues for CloudFlare, a startup that has improved the performance and security of more than 2 million websites. Prior to joining CloudFlare, he was a principal technology policy strategist in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, a senior Technology and Telecommunications Analyst with Bloomberg Government and director of Internet technology and strategy at IBM.

Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Nelson was director for technology policy at the Federal Communications Commission, where he helped craft policies to foster electronic commerce and spur development and deployment of new technologies. Before that Dr. Nelson was the special assistant for information technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There he worked with Vice President Gore and the President's science advisor on issues relating to the Global Information Infrastructure, including telecommunications policy, information technology, encryption, electronic commerce and information policy.

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Online Doc Call for Book Chapters – Textbooks and Academic Libraries

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 04:18 pm

Proposal call: chapters for an ALCTS publication on collecting/managing textbooks in Academic Libraries
Proposal submission deadline: April 1st, 2016
Publisher: Association of Library Collections & Technical Services
Editor: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University  

The Association of Collections & Technical Services is seeking proposals for case studies, literature reviews, research, and essays on how academic libraries are responding to the demand for textbooks.

Proposal call: chapters for an ALCTS publication on collecting/managing textbooks in Academic Libraries
Proposal submission deadline: April 1st, 2016
Publisher: Association of Library Collections & Technical Services
Editor: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University  

The Association of Collections & Technical Services is seeking proposals for case studies, literature reviews, research, and essays on how academic libraries are responding to the demand for textbooks.

College textbook prices rise every year, and students are looking for affordable alternatives, such as purchasing used copies, renting copies for a limited time, or not purchasing a copy at all. Students, faculty, and campus administrators naturally look to the library for support. Librarians are finding creative ways to help accommodate the demand for textbooks and other course materials through electronic textbook initiatives, open textbook projects, and partnerships with publishers and bookstores.

How has your library responded to this demand?

We seek proposals on strategy, assessment, implementation, communication, research, and management of library initiatives to manage textbooks, open educational resources, or other course materials, along with changes to policy or practice.

Possible chapter topics:

* What involvement do academic libraries have – or should have – in supporting textbooks?
* What successful practices has your library implemented in regards to funding, implementing, and/or managing textbook projects?
* What opportunities or challenges are presented to academic libraries with the increasing availability of electronic textbooks and course materials?
* How might academic library collections support the delivery of electronic textbooks?
* Is your library working with campus partners, such as the book store, university press, or IT department, to deliver course materials? What’s working and what’s not?
* Have programs or courses on your campus adopted open textbooks or open educational resources? If so, what worked and what didn’t?
* What effect do electronic textbooks have on student learning outcomes, retention, and/or reading experience?

Proposals should include:

* Author name(s)
* Brief author(s) bio
* Proposed chapter title
* A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500) words

Authors of selected proposals will be notified by April 15, 2016.  Full chapters are expected by August 1, 2016 (3,000-5,000 words).  Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials.

For additional information, please contact: Chris Diaz, Collection Management Librarian at National Louis University, cdiaz10@nl.edu

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Online Doc Reminder: Calls for ALCTS-sponsored Annual and Midwinter programs due August 15!

by Kevin Clair on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 08:24 am

Hello,
 
A friendly reminder that proposals for ALCTS-sponsored programs and pre-conferences (both in-person and virtual), as well as virtual Midwinter symposia, are due next Monday, August 15. The Program Committee will meet with program planners during the first week of September to assist with developing your program ideas and identifying potential speakers, so don’t worry about having a complete speaker lineup or program agenda; all ideas are welcome.
 

Hello,
 
A friendly reminder that proposals for ALCTS-sponsored programs and pre-conferences (both in-person and virtual), as well as virtual Midwinter symposia, are due next Monday, August 15. The Program Committee will meet with program planners during the first week of September to assist with developing your program ideas and identifying potential speakers, so don’t worry about having a complete speaker lineup or program agenda; all ideas are welcome.
 
See the complete call for proposals below. If you have questions, feel free to contact the co-chairs: Kevin Clair (kevin.clair@du.edu) and Hayley Moreno (morenoh@oclc.org), or the ALCTS Office liaison, Julie Reese (jreese@ala.org). thanks!  -k
 
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The ALCTS Program Committee invites program, forum, and pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 22-27. The committee will also accept proposals from those interested in planning virtual symposia to be held in early/mid-January prior to Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta, as well as virtual pre-conferences to be held in early/mid-June prior to Annual 2017.

To propose a program, please submit the appropriate Web form from the list below. In addition, plan to send a representative of your group to schedule a virtual appointment to be held with the committee via conference call in July (exact dates and times to be determined).

You do not need to have a completed proposal; however, it is helpful to have working titles and descriptions, as well as a general idea of speakers you may wish to invite. The Program Committee will assist in developing a theme and description, identifying potential speakers, and identifying potential groups in ALCTS and other ALA divisions who may be interested in co-sponsoring your event.

The Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including cataloging, acquisitions, collection development, and preservation in all formats. Programs are either 60 or 90 minutes in length. Pre-conferences may be one or two days in length. Virtual preconferences and symposia typically include an entire day of content, though they may be spread out over multiple days (e.g. two four-hour sessions over two separate days). Proposals do not need to originate with ALCTS sections, interest groups, or individual members.

Suggested topics of interest to the ALCTS membership include:

  • Scholarly communication and open access
  • Acquisitions and collection development
  • Diversity and inclusion in technical services
  • Professional development and training
  • Linked open data and the Semantic Web
  • Collaborations with library systems, applications, and developers

General information about planning an ALCTS event may be found at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/plan.

Links to proposal forms:

Programs: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-program-proposal
Pre-conferences: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-preconference-proposal
Midwinter symposia: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-midwinter-symposium-proposal
Virtual symposia and pre-conferences: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-virtual-preconferencesymposiu...

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Online Doc New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:48 am

With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums.

With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. In “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” published by ALA Editions, the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and editors Ed Jones and Michele Seikel gather a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control. Topped by an insider’s perspective on OCLC’s experiments with Schema.org and the Library of Congress’s BIBFRAME project, the book addresses such topics as:

  • a simplified description of linked data, summing up its promises and challenges;
  • controlled vocabularies for the web;
  • broadening use of library-curated vocabularies;
  • how the complexity of AV models reveals the limitations of retrospective conversion;
  • BIBFRAME’s triplestore data model;
  • ways libraries are helping science researchers share their data, with descriptions of projects underway at major institutions;
  • balancing the nuance within an element set with the sameness needed for sharing; and
  • the influence of projects such as Europeana and Digital Public Library of America.

Jones is associate director for library assessment and technical services at National University in San Diego. He is the author of “RDA and Serials Cataloging” and various journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has spoken on library linked data at professional conferences and deals with it as a member of the Standing Committee on Standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. Seikel is a tenured professor on the library faculty at Oklahoma State University. Her primary professional focus is in cataloging, and she has published several research papers in technical services journals. Currently, she chairs the ALCTS Planning Committee, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Library Resources and Technical Services.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has been a division of the American Library Association since 1957. Its mission 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.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or editionsmarketing@ala.org.

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Online Doc Call for 2017 Midwinter Meeting Deep Dive Submissions

by Julie Reese (staff) on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 04:03 pm

Please excuse cross-posting.

Submissions for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting Deep Dive sessions are now open and can be found at the link below.  Completed submissions are due no later than midnight (CST) on Sunday, July 31st.

 Link: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=MKJTMRYC

 For the 2017 Midwinter Meeting, focused proposals are specifically requested within the following broad areas:

Please excuse cross-posting.

Submissions for the 2017 Midwinter Meeting Deep Dive sessions are now open and can be found at the link below.  Completed submissions are due no later than midnight (CST) on Sunday, July 31st.

 Link: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=MKJTMRYC

 For the 2017 Midwinter Meeting, focused proposals are specifically requested within the following broad areas:

  • Learning in Libraries (e.g., connected learning, gamification, making)
  • Data Management and Use
  • Digitization and Preservation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Futuring/Trend-watching
  • The Library in the Community

These broad areas are selected  based on post-conference survey responses indicating that ALA attendees seek “skills building” opportunities, particularly in those areas needed to provide leadership in a transforming library environment and to manage complex services.  They are also informed by the work of the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries.

Complete proposals must include the following information:

(1)   Complete contact information for all speakers via a professional resume/CV.  If more than one person is involved, the person submitting the proposal will be considered the main contact for all subsequent communications.

  • Resume/CV should include name, current affiliation and qualifications for teaching the proposed course.

(2)   Presentation title and description (approximately 500 words). 

  • The description should outline the main points of the session and its relevance to attendees at this time.  The proposal should describe one or more active learning exercise to be included in the session.  The proposal should indicate any pre-or post-MW work expected.  Workshop presenters are urged to encourage community building among participants.

(3)   Short presentation description (not more than 100 words), for use in promotional materials.

(4)   At least three (3) learning outcomes and how they will be achieved.

  • Please indicate how you will assess achievement of learning outcomes.

(5)   Course Evaluation

(6)   Completed Session Hours Form

  • Template can be found on submission form
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Online Doc Call for Applications: ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 11:17 am

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), 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.

For full information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and a link to the application form, please see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant. Applications may be submitted between July 13, 2016 and August 8, 2016.

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 4:  September 19 – October 28, 2016
Session 5:  November 7 – December 16, 2016

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.

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 4: September 26 – October 21, 2016
Session 5: November 21 – December 16, 2106

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.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 4:  September 26 – October 21, 2016
Session 5:  November 21 – December 16, 2016

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management web course 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; trends and suggestions about the future for collection development and management.

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 4:  October 3 – November 11, 2016

This online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

Session 4:  September 19 – October 28, 2016
Session 5:  November 7 – December 16, 2016

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) web course 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.

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 1:  October 17 – November 11, 2016

The Fundamentals of Preservation web course introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives.  The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.  Components include preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning and careful handling of collections; the history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your applications.

Nina Servizzi
ALCTS International Relations Committee

Nina Servizzi
Head, Resource Management
Knowledge Access & Resource Management Services
New York University, Division of Libraries
20 Cooper Square, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10003-7112
nina.servizzi@nyu.edu

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Online Doc Save the Date - ALCTS Fall Webinar Series on From MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 03:45 pm

Save the Date

From MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground – an ALCTS Continuing Education Webinar series scheduled for fall 2016

The primary goal of this webinar series is to provide participants with a suggested roadmap for the conversion to BIBFRAME, enough understanding of the logistics of the transition to modify the map as needed for their organizations, and a solid understanding of expected changes in workflow and required staff skills.

The series consists of five sessions, each with a specific focus.

Save the Date

From MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground – an ALCTS Continuing Education Webinar series scheduled for fall 2016

The primary goal of this webinar series is to provide participants with a suggested roadmap for the conversion to BIBFRAME, enough understanding of the logistics of the transition to modify the map as needed for their organizations, and a solid understanding of expected changes in workflow and required staff skills.

The series consists of five sessions, each with a specific focus.

October 19:  Putting the Link in Linked Data presented by Nancy Lorimer

  • The importance of moving from text strings to URIs to link entities and resources
  • The difference between traditional authority control and URI-based entity management
  • Some implications for workflows in the URI-based cataloging environment

October 26: Embedded URI in MARC: An Essential for Linked Data presented by Jackie Shieh

  • The benefits and challenges of inserting URI/IRIs in MARC
  • Workflows for inserting URI/IRIs in current bibliographic records
  • Tools for batch processing of URI/IRIs
  • Process for batch insertion of URI/IRIs

November 2: How to Get from Here to BIBFRAME presented by Carl Stahmer

  • Mapping a conversion process
  • Available conversion tools
  • Results of our testing of various tools – skills required, effort and cost requirements, accuracy of output
  • A walk through of a conversion process with one of the discussed tools.

November 9: Modeling and Encoding Serials in BIBFRAME presented by Gloria Gonzalez

  • Issues that serials catalogers encounter using BIBFRAME model and vocabulary
  • Ongoing efforts to map serials to BIBFRAME
  • Possible conceptual models for MARC to BIBRAME serials conversion
  • Use of tools for cataloging serials in a BIBFRAME environment
  • Examples of BIBFRAME serials records

November 16: Linked Data Cataloging Workflows presented by Xiaoli Li

  • Overview of changes in cataloging workflows                 
  • Relationship between RDA and BIBFRAME          
  • Cataloging workflow using BIBFLOW-Scribe Linked Data cataloging interface.
  • Assessment of staffing and training issues and needs

Registration and more information is available on the From MARC to BIBFRAME Webinar Series event page.

For questions or comments, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org 312-280-5034.

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Online Doc Call for ALCTS Proposals: 2017 ALA Annual Conference

by Kevin Clair on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 03:18 pm

The ALCTS Program Committee invites program, forum, and pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 22-27. The committee will also accept proposals from those interested in planning virtual symposia to be held in early/mid-January prior to Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta, as well as virtual pre-conferences to be held in early/mid-June prior to Annual 2017.

The ALCTS Program Committee invites program, forum, and pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 22-27. The committee will also accept proposals from those interested in planning virtual symposia to be held in early/mid-January prior to Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta, as well as virtual pre-conferences to be held in early/mid-June prior to Annual 2017.

To propose a program, please submit the appropriate Web form from the list below. In addition, plan to send a representative of your group to meet with the Program Committee during one of its meetings at the 2016 Annual Conference, or schedule a virtual appointment to be held with the committee via conference call in July (exact dates and times to be determined). Planner meetings at conference with the committee typically last about fifteen minutes, and may be scheduled on Saturday, June 25 from 11:00am to 11:30am or on Monday, June 27 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

You do not need to have a completed proposal for the in-person or virtual meetings; however, it is helpful to have working titles and descriptions, as well as a general idea of speakers you may wish to invite. The Program Committee will assist in developing a theme and description, identifying potential speakers, and identifying potential groups in ALCTS and other ALA divisions who may be interested in co-sponsoring your event.

The Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including cataloging, acquisitions, collection development, and preservation in all formats. Programs are either 60 or 90 minutes in length. Pre-conferences may be one or two days in length. Virtual preconferences and symposia typically include an entire day of content, though they may be spread out over multiple days (e.g. two four-hour sessions over two separate days). Proposals do not need to originate with ALCTS sections, interest groups, or individual members.

Suggested topics of interest to the ALCTS membership include:

  • Scholarly communication and open access
  • Acquisitions and collection development
  • Diversity and inclusion in technical services
  • Professional development and training
  • Linked open data and the Semantic Web
  • Collaborations with library systems, applications, and developers

General information about planning an ALCTS event may be found at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/plan.

Links to proposal forms:

Please contact the ALCTS Program Committee co-chairs or the ALCTS Office Liaison with questions:

Kevin Clair (kevin.clair@du.edu)
Hayley Moreno (hmoreno3@central.uh.edu)
Julie Reese (jreese@ala.org)

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