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Register today for two exciting ALCTS Preconferences coming to Chicago ALA Annual 2017

Take a look at the article “Troublesome Catalogers and Metadata Fairies” to learn about important aspects of technical services and collections and the evolution of the cataloging from AACR2 to BIBFRAME as well.

The article was written by Victoria Carlson, ANMIG Co-Vice Chair.

Early-bird registration ends March 15. Register your group or institution today.

Register as a group or institution and save on registration costs

The ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. The ALCTS Exchange is designed to facilitate engagement of site-based groups that wish to promote collective learning and seek optimal savings.

Group Registration Includes:

Single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days.

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The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight central time on April 15, 2017.

ALA Annual 2017 Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 22. #alaac17

http://2017.alaannual.org/

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Discussion Remainder: LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) at Midwinter

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:18 pm

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We are pleased to announce four presentations at Midwinter 2017 session of the LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group.

Date and time: Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Place: Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room A312

Discussion 2017 Midwinter ALCTS CRS Standards Forum

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 06:17 pm

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ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312

The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.

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ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312

The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.

Jennifer Bazeley will discuss the Transfer Code of Practice, which is designed to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties. She will also inform attendees about the activities and collaborations of the Transfer working group and provide information on how librarians can integrate Transfer
into their journal transfer workflows.

Noah Levin will provide an overview of KBART, a set of guidelines for knowledge base metadata. He will also discuss publishers’ role in providing this information and how it integrates with discovery services to identify a library’s holdings.

Join us Sunday, January 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Georgia World Congress Center, A312. Q&A will follow the presentations.

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Discussion ALCTS Mentoring Program Call for Participation

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:26 am

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On behalf of ALCTS, the Mentoring Subcommittee of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee invites you to participate in its new Mentoring Program. As an ALCTS member, you have the opportunity to participate as either a mentor or mentee – or both. The ALCTS Mentoring 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 for mentors and mentees can be found via these links:

 

Mentor Application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerhCjqMJaxz-nOddF6jbhnX9lWf5Cm...)

 

Mentee Application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRxCfFlTQnb9KE1ysr58jq-eCwbu7D...)

 

The application deadline for the first cohort of mentors and mentees is March 17, 2017, with the mentor and mentee pairing process to be completed by May 12, 2017. The actual mentoring program for the first cohort begins June 1, 2017 and ends April 30, 2018.

 

Additional information about the ALCTS Mentoring Program can be found at http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/mentor

 

If you have any questions, please contact Regina Gong, Chair of the ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee at gongr1@lcc.edu

Thank you and we are looking forward to receiving your applications.

 

Sincerely, 

 

ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee

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Discussion REMINDER: ALA Midwinter 2017: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Meeting

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:24 am

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Please come join us for the ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries IG meeting in Atlanta!

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries IG will meet Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, B208. 

We will have roundtable discussions of the following topics:

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Please come join us for the ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries IG meeting in Atlanta!

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries IG will meet Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, B208. 

We will have roundtable discussions of the following topics:

- Evidence Based Acquisition Programs:  Are They Really a Viable Alternative to DDA and Traditional Collection Development?
- Collaborating  with Systems Departments
- The Role of Technical Services in Discovery Systems
- Formalizing the Way That We Select, Purchase, and Gain Access to Streaming Videos
- Creating a Technical Services Vision from the Larger Library Vision or Mission Statement
- Change Management and Reorganization in Technical Services
- Improving Technical Services Through "Self" Reflection: Attitudes, Abilities, and Actions

Looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Scott Phinney
TSMALIG Chair 

Peter Spyers-Duran
TSMALIG Vice-Chair

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Discussion Remainder: ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) at the 2017 ALA Midwinter

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:23 am

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Please join the ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) at the 2017 ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, GA.

Date and time: January 23, 2017 (Monday), 1:00PM-2:30PM
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room A312, Atlanta, Georgia

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Please join the ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) at the 2017 ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, GA.

Date and time: January 23, 2017 (Monday), 1:00PM-2:30PM
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room A312, Atlanta, Georgia


Remediation of Near-Match Data: Processing Bibliographic Records for Migration to a New ILS

Margaret "Annie" Glerum, Florida State University Libraries

In the summer of 2017, Florida's 40 public universities and colleges will be merging into a single ILS, a project overseen by the Florida Academic Libraries Services Cooperative (FALSC). As chair and member of the Cataloging/Authorities Working Group of the FALSC ILS Implementation Team, the presenter outlines automated processes for the analysis and remediation of data in 500 fields to standardize "near-match" strings in order to minimize unnecessary duplication of equivalent information during the merge of university and college bibliographic records. The first step is to flip any truly local data in 500 fields to 590 fields. Then a report of system numbers and 500 fields is loaded into OpenRefine to cluster the data and choose the preferred version of the note. Instructions on how to use OpenRefine to identify local notes and standardize general notes will be provided for each university and college that wish to remediate their own data.

Metadata Madness:  Overcoming obstacles to launch a library platform and discovery layer
Briget Wynne & Marilyn White, NIST Research Library

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library is a federal library located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The NIST Research Library’s mission is to support and enhance the research activities of the NIST scientific and technological community through a comprehensive program of knowledge management. To fulfill this mission, the Library makes available proprietary databases, journals, and e-books as well as agency content such as the NIST Digital Archives (NDA), oral history, photo collections, NIST Museum objects, and NIST authored technical publications. The Library also supports the publication and digitization of the agency’s Journal of Research of NIST and NIST Technical Series publications. The Library’s challenge has been to make all of its content accessible and discoverable as possible through a “one stop shop” single-search interface. Our solution to that challenge was to implement a discovery layer, which brought side-along obstacles of its own, including metadata mapping, cataloging inconsistencies, and unclean data caused by legacy practices.  We utilized tools like MarcEdit, XSLT scripting, and ILS vendor API’s in our data manipulation. In addition to launching our discovery layer, we realized that our ERM needed extensive clean-up. Also, as legacy practices evolved through the years, our workflows had not. We decided to investigate the practices of other libraries to see how they were using their ERM as the basis for technical services workflow and what practices we could adopt. As a result of these changes, we anticipate increased discovery and use of our proprietary resources and agency content. We hope we will see an increased impact through frequent citing of NIST authored content which will raise the agency’s profile in the scientific community.

Doing Similar with Less
Rob Nunez, Kenosha Public Library

After the financial recession of 2007, the Kenosha Public Library restructured staff to become more efficient and lean; however, not all procedures and practices were changed. The Collection Services team went from a staff of 20+ to 9 overnight, but continued to operate in the same fashion. When I was hired as the new department head change was soon brought to the department. In this presentation I will be covering how as the new Head of Collection Services, I worked with staff to streamline workflows, created training opportunities, leveraged APIs and reports to automate tedious tasks, and used basic project management techniques to help ensure smooth transitions.

We look forward to seeing you at our meeting!

 

 

Co-chairs:

Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno

Database Specialist II

OCLC, Metadata Services & WorldCat Quality Management

morenoh@oclc.org

 

Lucas Mak

Metadata and Catalog Librarian

Michigan State University Libraries

makw@mail.lib.msu.edu

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Discussion ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:07 pm

The ALCTS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group is extending a call for discussion topics for its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, January 21 from 3:00–4:00, GWCC, Room B214.

Submissions received so far:

· Open Textbooks

· Access vs. Ownership

· Collecting non-print formats

Please send your ideas and suggestions to nancy.godleski@vanderbilt.edu

Discussion ALCTS Virtual Preconference Call for Proposals

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:07 pm

How are metadata creators developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view? How does using sources of authority control such as LCSH contribute to misrepresentation of cultural heritage materials? Are our digital libraries equitable? This virtual program provides a venue for sharing ideas to promote cultural competencies and inclusivity in the metadata process.

Potential topics could include:

Strategies for evaluating inclusivity or exclusivity of metadata

How are metadata creators developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view? How does using sources of authority control such as LCSH contribute to misrepresentation of cultural heritage materials? Are our digital libraries equitable? This virtual program provides a venue for sharing ideas to promote cultural competencies and inclusivity in the metadata process.

Potential topics could include:

Strategies for evaluating inclusivity or exclusivity of metadata

Tools and educational resources for developing inclusive metadata

Strategies for working with diverse communities

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anna Neatrour (anna.neatrour@utah.edu) or Darnelle Melvin (melvin.372@osu.edu), ALCTS MIG Programming Co-Chairs.

Please fill out the submission form with your proposal abstract by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

http://bit.ly/2ggjj9p

The Virtual Preconference will take place the week of June 5th, with each session starting at 1pm Central Time.

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Discussion ALCTS News

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:05 pm

Check out ALCTS News for the latest about ALCTS members and activities: http://www.ala.org/alctsnews/

Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group's ALA Midwinter Conference Program

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:05 pm

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We warmly invite you to attend the ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group’s program at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room A302 from 1:00-2:30 p.m, Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The IG meeting starts at 1 pm. There will be a short (15 min) business meeting prior to the open meeting. Only co-chairs and vice-co-chairs are expected to show up in the business meeting. We will announce next year's co-chairs at the beginning of the open meeting.

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We warmly invite you to attend the ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group’s program at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Room A302 from 1:00-2:30 p.m, Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The IG meeting starts at 1 pm. There will be a short (15 min) business meeting prior to the open meeting. Only co-chairs and vice-co-chairs are expected to show up in the business meeting. We will announce next year's co-chairs at the beginning of the open meeting.

This year’s theme is “Librarians as a Developer Community: Projects that Can and Should be Replicated.” We have four presentations:

"NACO Records by Other Means: Authority Control in Straitened Circumstances," presented by Joseph Nicholson, Metadata Librarian at the J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“Providing Access to and Discovery of Oral Histories at The University of Kentucky,” presented by Marsha Seamans, Director of Cataloging & Database Integrity, and Kathryn Lybarger, Head, Cataloging and Metadata, at the University of Kentucky Libraries.

“How and Why Catalogers Can and Should Contribute to the Development of a Discovery Chart that Navigates Hidden Domains of Knowledge for Their Users,” presented by Andrew T. Sulavik,

Head of Metadata & Resource Description Services on behalf of Adia Coleman, Patent and Trademark Librarian, and Colleen Funkhouser, Metadata Librarian, at Howard University Libraries.

“Prepare to Be Linked : Enhancing MARC Data with URI on a Shoestring,” presented by Jackie Shieh, Resource Description Coordinator, Gelman Library at George Washington University.

For full descriptions of these talks go to: https://shar.es/1O3Pl1

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Discussion 2017 Midwinter ALCTS CRS Standards Forum

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:04 pm

ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312

The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.

ALCTS CRS Standards Forum
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am
Georgia World Congress Center, A312

The ALCTS CRS Standards Committee invites you to attend a Midwinter forum discussing the latest developments in standards for continuing resources.

Jennifer Bazeley will discuss the Transfer Code of Practice, which is designed to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties. She will also inform attendees about the activities and collaborations of the Transfer working group and provide information on how librarians can integrate Transfer into their journal transfer workflows.

Noah Levin will provide an overview of KBART, a set of guidelines for knowledge base metadata. He will also discuss publishers’ role in providing this information and how it integrates with discovery services to identify a library’s holdings.

Join us Sunday, January 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Georgia World Congress Center, A312. Q&A will follow the presentations.

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ANMIG seeks to cultivate the new members of ALCTS by capitalizing on existing ALCTS initiatives and ALCTS veterans to develop pathways for inclusion of new members into the ALCTS organization and a realization of the value of their contributions to the organization.

ANMIG Officer team:

Carolina Delgado, Co-Chair, email Carolina
Katy Holder, Co-Chair, email Katy
Katy Divittorio, Co-Vice Chair, email Katy
Joseph Olivarez, Co-Vice Chair, email Joseph

Victoria Kemp, Co-Vice Chair, email Victoria 

Casey Ann Mitchell, Member-at-Large, email Casey
Zack Stein, Social Media Coordinator, email Zack
Xiping Liu, Secretary, email Xiping
Kate Hill, Student Liaison, email Kate
 
 
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