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FINAL REMINDER for ALCTS 101

 

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

 

3rd REMINDER for ALCTS 101

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

2nd REMINDER for ALCTS 101

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

 

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes!

 

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Discussion Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 11:40 am

(Please excuse cross-posting)

The Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories (TCIR) is accepting
proposals for full sessions (30-45 minutes) and lightning talks (5-10
minutes). Topics may include but are not limited to:

· Copyright

· Open access

· Outreach and promotion

· Open educational resources

· Research data management

· Library-based publishing

· Platform(s)

(Please excuse cross-posting)

The Texas Conference on Institutional Repositories (TCIR) is accepting
proposals for full sessions (30-45 minutes) and lightning talks (5-10
minutes). Topics may include but are not limited to:

· Copyright

· Open access

· Outreach and promotion

· Open educational resources

· Research data management

· Library-based publishing

· Platform(s)

· Migration

· Roles and responsibilities

· Development and growth

· Future trends

The deadline for submission is March 17, 2017. Send all proposals - name,
title, type of presentation and abstract - to tcir@list.smu.edu. For more
information, contact Dillon Wackerman, Digital Repository Librarian at SMU, at
dwackerman@smu.edu.

The conference will be hosted by Southern Methodist University (SMU) in
Dallas, TX on June 2, 2017 and is sponsored by the SMU Central University
Libraries, the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative’s Scholarly Communication
and Digital Curation Affinity Group, and bepress.

Registration for this event is free. Participants and attendees from outside
of Texas are welcome. To register contact tcir@list.smu.edu.

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Discussion ALCTS 2017 Trivia Contest continues through Friday, Jan. 13

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

#alamw17#alctsmw17 Remember that the ALCTS 2017 Trivia Contest continues through Friday, Jan. 13: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/mw/2017/trivia

Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Forum at ALA Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 03:58 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies

 

The CaMMS Forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, from 1:00-2:30 in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B207.

 

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies

 

The CaMMS Forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 22, from 1:00-2:30 in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B207.

 

Add the CaMMS Forum to your ALA schedule: http://bit.ly/2h7VmxJ

 

Speakers:

 

Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress Policy and Standards Division (PSD)

The Ethics of Maintaining LCSH

 

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) has been continually updated since 1914, when the first edition was published as Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress. The process of revision has changed with technological advances, but the main purpose has remained consistent: to keep the terminology current, neutral and unbiased.

 

Janis Young will briefly explain LC’s procedures for adding and revising headings, and explain how everyone can become involved in the process. She will then explore some of the ethical principles that come into play when maintaining LCSH, and show how those principles have influenced decisions on specific proposals.

 

Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).  She maintains LC subject headings and classification numbers and is the editor of both theSubject Headings Manual and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual.  She is the coordinator of LC’s projects to develop genre/form, medium of performance, and demographic group terms.  Ms. Young serves as LC’s liaison to several American Library Association committees, including the ALCTS/CaMMS/Subject Analysis Committee.

 

Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University

Examining the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens"

 

This presentation will report on the process and discussions of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee working group charged with investigating the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens," including thought-provoking dilemmas and difficult questions encountered. Given the peculiarity of intense focus on single subject heading and other highly unusual circumstances (such as attempted legal intervention by members of Congress), the presentation will consider which aspects of the saga of the subject heading "Illegal aliens" might be relevant in future efforts to address problems with LCSH.

 

Tina Gross is the Catalog Librarian and an Associate Professor at St. Cloud State University (part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system). Prior to coming to SCSU in 2007, she worked as a Hispanic/Latin American Languages Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.  She recently served as chair of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Working Group on the LCSH “Illegal aliens.”

 

Heather Moulaison Sandy, Assistant Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri

Jenny Bossaller, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Missouri

Problems with Subject Access to Indigenous Knowledge

 

Indigenous Knowledge (IK) represents a challenge for organization since the worldviews of indigenous people do not align with the worldviews represented in traditional knowledge organization systems (KOSs) used in libraries. This talk will contextualize the problem of providing cognitively just access to indigenous materials, will talk about relevant problems of KOSs in libraries, including ones designed for other non-mainstream groups, and will suggest ways going forward to improve reliable subject access to IK.

 

Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy studies organization of information in the online environment; she teaches and does research in these areas, including cataloging, digital libraries, and metadata.

 

Dr. Jenny Bossaller’s teaching and research focus broadly encompasses constraints on information flow, including aspects of information policy, history, and related social and technological phenomena.

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Discussion REMINDER: 2017 ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 11:49 am

Save the date for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, GA.

Date and time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room B213

Save the date for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group meeting at the 2017 ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, GA.

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!

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Discussion REMINDER: The 2017 ALCTS Trivia Contest starts Monday, January 9

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 11:03 am

Starting Monday, January 9 and going through Friday, January 13, ALCTS will post one trivia question at 2 p.m. EST daily, as well as a bonus question at 6 p.m. EST daily, to both Twitter and Facebook. You’ll have until midnight EST to submit your answer to the day’s question. The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question. Please direct questions regarding the trivia contest to game organizer, Carolina Delgado, at cadelgad@gmail.com.

Starting Monday, January 9 and going through Friday, January 13, ALCTS will post one trivia question at 2 p.m. EST daily, as well as a bonus question at 6 p.m. EST daily, to both Twitter and Facebook. You’ll have until midnight EST to submit your answer to the day’s question. The correct answer for each question will be posted the following day along with the next trivia question. Please direct questions regarding the trivia contest to game organizer, Carolina Delgado, at cadelgad@gmail.com.

Those who answer the day’s question correctly before midnight EST will have his/her name entered in a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes (i.e., if you answer every question correctly, your name will be put in 3 times; however, you can only win one prize). The drawing will be held at the ALCTS New Member Interest Group meeting at Midwinter on January 21, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B213, but you need not be present to win. Prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

To play, follow ALCTS at twitter.com/alcts or at facebook.com/alcts. You could win:
Grand Prize: One free individual registration for the ALCTS Exchange held in May 2017
2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift card
3rd Place: ALCTS Continuing Education certificate to use towards one individual registration for an ALCTS webinar

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Discussion ALCTS Exchange

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 08:55 am

What is the ALCTS Exchange? Find out in the latest ALCTS Exchange blog post: http://alcts2017.learningtimesevents.org/what-is-the-alcts-exchange/ #ALCTSx17

Discussion ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group @ ALA Midwinter 2017

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 01:14 pm

*** Please excuse cross posting ***

 

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

 

*** Please excuse cross posting ***

 

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.

 

Co-chairs:

Heylicken (Hayley) Moreno

Database Specialist II

OCLC, Metadata Operations, Quality Control

morenoh@oclc.org

 

Lucas Mak

Metadata and Catalog Librarian

Michigan State University Libraries

makw@mail.lib.msu.edu

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Discussion ALCTS e-Forum: ILS Optimization

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS e-Forum: ILS Optimization

January 17-18, 2017

Moderated by Stephanie Ratko and Tracey Thompson

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS e-Forum: ILS Optimization

January 17-18, 2017

Moderated by Stephanie Ratko and Tracey Thompson

 

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.

 

The Integrated Library System, ILS, is the nervous system of libraries, and yet, we often don’t optimize it to meet our needs. This discussion will examine the business processes that the ILS supports, and the workarounds developed when it doesn’t support the business needs.

  • What are the biggest challenges and customer service issues centered on the ILS?

  • What business processes are supported by the ILS?

  • What are ways that we can get the most out of our systems?

  • How do we work with vendors to do a system configuration audit to ensure that our settings meet best practices?

 

Moderators

Stephanie Ratko, IT Manager (Pierce County Library System). Previous experience includes Strategic Alignment Manager - Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Washington State Governor’s Office of Financial Management – Business Process Manager, Principal Consultant - Evolution Partners and CEO - TritonTek - Chicago Illinois. She is currently one of the project sponsors for a system configuration audit for the Polaris Library Systems.

Tracey Thompson, Dept. Head for Collection Management (Pierce County Library System). Previous experience includes Acquisitions Librarian at New Mexico State University, Assistant Manager of Operations for Metropolitan Library System, and Vogelweh Library at United States Air Force – Europe. She is currently one of the project sponsors for a system configuration audit for the Polaris Library Systems.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

 

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

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Discussion ALCTS New Members Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 02:10 pm

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232235

Saturday, January 21, 10:30AM-11:30AM, Georgia World Congress Center, B213

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232235

Saturday, January 21, 10:30AM-11:30AM, Georgia World Congress Center, 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!

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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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