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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.
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/
ALA President Julie B. Todaro has released a statement on libraries, the association, diversity, and inclusionby Zachary Stein on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 06:13 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
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:
Questions can be directed to the Program Chairs, Samantha Guss and Michele Hayslett, at email@example.com.
We are also accepting submissions for Pre-conference Workshops under a separate Call for Workshops, which can be accessed here:
Deadline for all submissions: 21 November 2016.
Notification of acceptance: February 2017.
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.
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!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to notify the committee of your interest is this Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
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.
Celebrate Innovation with ALCTS’s ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Managementby 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!
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, email@example.com
Additional information is available online at http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/profrecognition/couttsinnovate
Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) virtual conference program is now available.
Planning and Digitizing Yesterday to Preserve it for Tomorrow
November 15th and 16th, 2016
Registered attendees will receive a link that allows them to access each day’s sessions. Register for both days to get access to all content. If you have not registered, you may do so via the links below.
All sessions will be Central Standard Time
For more information about the presenters, go to the Meet the Presenters series on Instagram (with reposting on Twitter):
Registration Still Open!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016