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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.

*Please excuse cross-postings*

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 ALCTS webinar: Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap

by Zachary Stein on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 06:09 pm

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and discussion of REDCap—a data management platform used by research teams across the world.

This webinar is sponsored by ALCTS CE.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned:

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and discussion of REDCap—a data management platform used by research teams across the world.

This webinar is sponsored by ALCTS CE.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned:

1) Importance of thinking through real world study requirements and logistical workflow before starting collection of data

2) Importance of good recordkeeping and documentation of records for ongoing and shared research

3) Practice implementation exercise and overview of REDCap - a data collection and management platform available at no cost to academic, non-profit and government institutional partners (www.project-redcap.org)

Who should attend? Library science professionals interested in research data collection and management.

Presenter:

Paul A. Harris, PhD, is professor of biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering who has approximately 20 years’ experience working in the field of clinical research informatics. He earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and now serves as Director for Vanderbilt's Office of Research Informatics. Dr. Harris devised and created REDCap (www.projectredcap.org), a research data collection and management software platform that has been adopted by 1,900 academic and non-profit institutions in 101 countries.

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Registration Fees: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/120716

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Discussion ALCTS-ANMIG November Chat

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 06:15 pm

**This message has been sent out to multiple lists. Please excuse any duplication.**

**This message has been sent out to multiple lists. Please excuse any duplication.**

Do you want to know about the continuing education opportunities offered by ALCTS? Are you looking to improve an old skill or gain a new one? If you want to learn the many ways to grow your knowledge and skills in collection management and technical services, please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on November 30th from 2 to 3 p.m. EST to discuss how ALCTS can help you learn more. Joseph Olivarez, Vice Co-Chair and Casey Ann Mitchell, Member-at-Large of ANMIG, will be hosting the chat. We also have a special guest joining us, Alison Armstrong, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, who will be helping us answer all your questions.

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Joseph Olivarez (@jdolivarez or jolivare@library.tamu.edu) and Casey Ann Mitchell (@metadatacam or cmitchell@oscars.org ). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

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Discussion NDSR Symposium

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 06:14 pm

On behalf of the NDSR Symposium Program Committee, I am passing along the announcement below. Please excuse the cross-posting. Barrie Howard, Internship and Fellowship Programs, Library of Congress.

On behalf of the NDSR Symposium Program Committee, I am passing along the announcement below. Please excuse the cross-posting. Barrie Howard, Internship and Fellowship Programs, Library of Congress.

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) will hold a Symposium on April 27-28, 2017 in Washington, DC. It will be free and open to the public and aims to: discuss and create standardized guidelines based on the NDSR evaluation being undertaken by the Council on Library and Information
Resources; develop sustainability strategies; expand the geographic reach of NDSR; foster a digital preservation community of practice; and raise awareness of the NDSR program.

Open call for session proposals and applications for travel grants will be accepted now through mid-January. For more information, please visit https://ndsr-program.org/ndsr-symposium/

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Discussion Reminder: IASSIST 2017 submission deadline is 11/21

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 06:40 pm

IASSIST 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Data in the Middle: The common language of research

The 43rd annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Lawrence, Kansas from May 23-26, 2017. #iassist17

IASSIST 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Data in the Middle: The common language of research

The 43rd annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Lawrence, Kansas from May 23-26, 2017. #iassist17

Many issues around data (sources, strategies, and tools) are similar across disciplines. While IASSIST has its roots in social science data, it has also welcomed discussions over the years of other disciplines' issues as they relate to data, data management, and support of users. So again this year, in line with this tradition, we are arranging a conference that will benefit those who support researchers across all disciplines: social sciences, health and natural sciences, and humanities. Please join the international data community in Lawrence, KS, "in the middle" of the U.S., for insights and discussion on how data in all disciplines are found, shared, used, and managed. Join us and draw inspiration from this diverse gathering!

We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, panels, posters, and pecha kuchas.

The full Call for Proposals, along with the link to the submission form, can be accessed on the conference website here:
http://www.iassist17.dept.ku.edu/proposals/

Questions can be directed to the Program Chairs, Samantha Guss and Michele Hayslett, at iassist2017@gmail.com.

We are also accepting submissions for Pre-conference Workshops under a separate Call for Workshops, which can be accessed here:
http://www.iassist17.dept.ku.edu/proposals/workshops/

Questions about workshops may be sent to the Workshop Coordinators, Jenny Muilenburg (jmuil@uw.edu) and Andy Rutkowski (arutkowski@library.ucla.edu).

Deadline for all submissions: 21 November 2016.
Notification of acceptance: February 2017.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Metadata Lightning talks at the Metadata Interest Group Meeting, ALA Midwinter

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 06:39 pm

Do you have a new digital project to share? Have you developed a unique cataloging workflow or method for wrangling metadata? Do you have a new way of measuring how metadata facilitates resource discovery? Are your authority records the best? Are you doing something interesting with tools like OpenRefine, MarcEdit, or the Authority Toolkit? Consider submitting your proposal for a 5 minute lightning talk session, followed by discussion at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting during ALA Midwinter in Atlanta GA on Sunday, January 22nd at 8:30 am.

Do you have a new digital project to share? Have you developed a unique cataloging workflow or method for wrangling metadata? Do you have a new way of measuring how metadata facilitates resource discovery? Are your authority records the best? Are you doing something interesting with tools like OpenRefine, MarcEdit, or the Authority Toolkit? Consider submitting your proposal for a 5 minute lightning talk session, followed by discussion at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group Meeting during ALA Midwinter in Atlanta GA on Sunday, January 22nd at 8:30 am.

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 (https://goo.gl/ibDp3J) with your proposal abstract by Friday, November 18, 2016.

Possible topics could include:

· Metadata management tools

· Innovative metadata workflows

· Case studies of metadata for innovative digital collections

· Metadata remediation

· Metadata modeling

· Metadata best practices

· Metadata evaluation (from user perspective)

· User experience and metadata

· Your own topic, not listed here!

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Best Practices for Digital Repositories

by Zachary Stein on Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 06:10 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta on Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group (CNIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta on Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

The Cataloging Norms Interest Group offers a forum for the exploration, communication, and exchange of ideas and best practices on the dynamics of cataloging/metadata norms and workflows in the hybrid environment.

Presentation topics should be of current interest to catalogers, cataloguing managers and administrators, and be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

This year's theme is "Best Practices for Digital Repositories" and potential topics may include (but are not limited to):

· Metadata application in digital repositories;

· Archiving, curating and preserving special and cultural heritage collections;

· Linked data implementation in or related to digital repositories;

· Research data, datasets and digital repositories;

· Data and text mining related to digital repositories;

· Implementing guidelines and standards for digital repositories;

· Support open data and open scholarship using digital repositories;

· Assessment of content and impact in digital repositories;

· Use metadata and data to improve digital repository services.

Please email proposal abstracts to co-chairs Jessalyn Zoom (jiwu@loc.gov) and Sai Deng (Sai.Deng@ucf.edu) by Friday, November 11th, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Sai Deng and Jessalyn Zoom, Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Bridges (ebridges@txwes.edu) and Debra Skinner (dskinner@georgiasouthern.edu), Co-Vice Chairs

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Discussion 2nd Call for Volunteers - Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management Executive Committee

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 07:06 pm

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) invites volunteers to serve on the Executive Committee for a two-year term, 2017-2018. The Executive Committee is the governing body of CPN-DAM that plans and considers future priorities and initiatives for the network that serves a five-state region of Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas.

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) invites volunteers to serve on the Executive Committee for a two-year term, 2017-2018. The Executive Committee is the governing body of CPN-DAM that plans and considers future priorities and initiatives for the network that serves a five-state region of Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas.

Members of the Executive Committee are required to be from an institution located in this five-state region (Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas). CPN-DAM is particularly looking for representatives from Oklahoma and Nebraska.

CPN-DAM would value your participation. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the network’s Ad Hoc Executive Committee at centralplainsnetworkcpndam@gmail.com. The deadline to notify the committee of your interest is this Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

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Discussion NASIG 2017 Grants, Scholarships, and Awards

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 07:05 pm

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2017 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2017 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Please visit the Awards page (http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=308&pk_association_webpage=1178) on the NASIG website for full descriptions and applications.

The application deadline for the awards is Feb. 10, 2017.

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Discussion Celebrate Innovation with ALCTS’s ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 07:04 pm

Do you know someone whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation? Celebrate their accomplishments by submitting a nomination to the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management!

Do you know someone whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation? Celebrate their accomplishments by submitting a nomination to the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management!

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) honors an individual and/or group whose electronic resources management achievements could include, but are not limited to:
• Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
• Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
• Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
• Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources

The award is presented during the American Library Association Annual Conference, and the recipient receives a citation and a $2,000 award generously donated by ProQuest Coutts Information Services.

Nominations and supporting materials are due December 1, 2016 and should include:
• Name, address, phone number and email address of each nominee and nominating party.
• Formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, and a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed.
• Additional letters of support and endorsement from others that provide additional evidence of worthiness of the nominee.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current employees of ProQuest Coutts and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the award.

Please email nominations to: Erika Johnson, chair, ProQuest Coutts Award Jury, eljohnson5@usfca.edu

Additional information is available online at http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/couttsinnovate

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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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