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ALCTS New Members Interest Group Community
ANMIG April Twitter Chat for Job Hunting and Interviews now available:
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ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat
ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat
The end of the semester is approaching fast! Congratulations to all the incoming MLS graduates! Are you busy looking for a job or anxious about future job interviews? Rest assured, ANMIG Chat is here to help you. On April 21st at 3 PM EST, we will have experts join us on Twitter to chat about job hunting and interviews.
ALCTS e-Forum: Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets
April 18-19, 2017
Moderated by Ian Bogus and Roger Smith
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.
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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we are looking forward to receiving your applications.
ALCTS Mentoring Subcommittee
REMINDER: ALA Midwinter 2017: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Meetingby 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:
- 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!
Remainder: ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group (TSWEIG) at the 2017 ALA Midwinterby 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
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!
Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno
Database Specialist II
OCLC, Metadata Services & WorldCat Quality Management
Metadata and Catalog Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
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
Please fill out the submission form with your proposal abstract by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
The Virtual Preconference will take place the week of June 5th, with each session starting at 1pm Central Time.
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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
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.
Date and time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room B213
Are you a library school student or new professional considering membership with ALCTS? Want to learn more about the division and how you can get involved? If so, then please consider joining the ALCTS New Member Interest Group (ANMIG) at our ALA Midwinter meeting in a casual and fun filled event to learn more about what ALCTS has to offer you!
The meeting will feature breakout groups organized around topics that are of interest to library school students and new professionals such as: getting involved with ALCTS, being a new professional, building your resume, current trends in technical services, presenting at conferences, professional networking, and publishing with ALCTS. These breakout groups will provide an opportunity for new members to dialog with each other and ALCTS leaders, who will facilitate the table topic and answer all your questions. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of ALCTS, and don’t forget that the winners of the ALCTS Trivia Contest will also be announced!
We look forward to seeing you at the ANMIG meeting!
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publish! with ALCTS
Call for Proposals – Digital Preservation Monograph Chapters
Proposals sought for an ALCTS publication on digital preservation.
Proposal submission deadline: February 28, 2017
Many institutions have been creating digital files for several years and are now looking for the best ways to preserve this data. The ALCTS Monographs Editorial Board is requesting chapters for a publication discussing all aspects of digital preservation in libraries, archives, and museums. Chapters may cover current research as well as case studies that can help other institutions find things that they can start doing with digital preservation.
Potential chapters could cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Literature review on digital preservation
- Digital preservation policies
- Digital preservation best practices
- Digital preservation planning
- Creating digital objects for preservation
- Implementing digital preservation services
- Starting a digital preservation program
- Tools and infrastructure
- Digital preservation workflows
- Digital preservation initiatives and/or projects
- Implementing preservation metadata
- Local/state/regional/national collaboratives
Proposals should include:
- Author name(s)
- CV from each author
- Proposed chapter title
- A summary of the proposed chapter (300-500) words
Please submit proposals by February 28, 2017 to Jeremy Myntti (Jeremy.email@example.com) and Jessalyn Zoom (firstname.lastname@example.org). Authors of selected proposals will be notified by April 15, 2017. Full chapters are expected by July 31, 2017 (3,000-5,000 words). Chapters should be unique to this publication – no previously published or simultaneously submitted materials.