Register today for two exciting ALCTS Preconferences coming to Chicago ALA Annual 2017
ALCTS New Members Interest Group Community
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
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 ALCTS Virtual Preconference will take place the week of June 5th, with each session starting at 1pm Central Time.
The American Library Association will be presenting and exhibiting at C2E2, April 21-23, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago. C2E2 is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games for fans and professionals alike.
C2E2 wants to give you the opportunity to connect with fellow Professionals while checking out what is new in pop culture, which is why they’ve made special tickets just for you. And when they say special, they mean a free Friday Ticket or discounted $25 3-Day Ticket! Check out the Professional Page (http://www.c2e2.com/Tickets/Professional-Registration/) to register today.
There will be no on-site Professional Registration at C2E2. Should you wish to attend as a Professional, you must apply online and complete the full application. There is no official deadline to register, but Professional Registration will close once the capacity for professionals is reached. Please apply as soon as possible, as there is no guarantee on how long the opportunity to register will last. (Please note: submitting an application does not guarantee you admittance to C2E2 as a Professional. Each application will be reviewed by a member of the C2E2 Team and you will be notified within 21 business days if you have been approved for a Professional Badge.)
While you’re at the Show, please plan to stop by ALA’s "I Love Libraries" (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/) Booth on the Show Floor to say hello and pick up more information about integrating games, comics and graphic novels into your collections and programming. We’ll also have information on how ALA Members can get involved with ALA’s Gaming Roundtable and the Graphic Novels in Libraries Member Initiative Group.
The C2E2 Comic Guest List (http://www.c2e2.com/Guests/Comic-Guests/) boasts talent like legendary creators Stan Lee and Frank Miller. The list also includes brilliant creative teams like Kate Leth & Brittney Williams and Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie. Their Entertainment Guest List (http://www.c2e2.com/Guests/Entertainment-Guests/) continues to grow with stars like Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch and Jeffery Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead.
We hope to see you in Chicago at our booth and throughout C2E2 2017!
ALA Membership Specialist / Staff Liaison - ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group
The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit (https://www.asis.org/rdap/), to be held April 19-21, 2017, in Seattle, WA, invites applications from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers, for poster presentations, lightning talks, and “institutional snapshots” as described below.
Also, new this year, we invite attendees to “bring your current data challenge” to RDAP and discuss with other attendees to address, or begin to address, your challenge! This is described in more detail in the form.
Please submit proposals via https://goo.gl/forms/lf1kFcC2eIj6Ft4H2 by January 13th. All submissions will receive notification by January 27th.
To view proposal submission form questions prior to submission go to https://goo.gl/7Lz1JH
Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Brianna Marshall (email@example.com) and Yasmeen Shorish (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, GA? Are you interested all things metadata? Mark your calendars and attend our lightning talk session during the Metadata Interest Group Meeting on Sunday, January 22 from 8:30-10:00 in Georgia World Congress Center, room B204. Following the lightning talks, a business meeting of the Metadata Interest Group will be held.
For presenters and lightning talk abstracts, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/h4fofj9
DPLA is seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2017 (https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2017/), an annual conference that brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals.
Proposals should be related to digital libraries, broadly defined. This year, we are particularly interested in proposals at the intersection of digital libraries and:
- Social justice
- Copyright and rights management
- Public engagement
- Analytics, assessment, and impact
- Metadata/data quality
- Collaboration across types of institutions and sectors
- Training, professional development, and technical literacy
- Open educational resources
- Open access content, including use and reuse
- Technical infrastructure of interoperability including
- International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) integration
- Linked Open Data
- Repository systems
- Aggregation technologies
- Search and discovery
We also encourage proposals that highlight digital library work being done in and/or focusing on our host city – Chicago!
The deadline to submit a session proposal is Tuesday, January 17, 2017. For more information visit: https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2017/proposals/
Submit to the 2017 Designing for Digital Conference Call for Proposals through December 14, 2016. For a detailed list of the topics covered at D4D: http://designingfordigital.com/about/tracks/.
The D4D Program Planning committee has opened the 2017 Call for Proposals and is currently seeking 4 hour workshops, 90 minute seminars, 45 minute sessions and 20 minute short talks in these recently revised tracks:
· Tools & Methods
· UX in Practice
· Service & Physical Space Design
· Trends, Emerging Issues, and the Future of UX
· Leadership & Organizational Strategies
View Details & Submit Today! http://designingfordigital.com/speaking-opportunities/
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Looking for something fun to do this winter?
The editorial team at ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to share their stories for the My ALCTS Experience column. This is a regular column that highlights the experience of one of our members. Some recent examples can be found here:
Possible topics to cover include: How did you discover ALCTS? What has your experience with ALCTS been like so far? Has ALCTS helped you get a job? Has ALCTS helped you on the job? Have you made awesome networking/mentoring/peer contacts through ALCTS? Do you have any advice for other ALCTS members?
If you’re interested in being featured, would like to nominate someone else who might be interested, or have questions/comments/cool ideas, please contact Shanna Hollich at email@example.com.
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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.firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessalyn Zoom (email@example.com). 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.