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ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion Feedback Wanted: Library Bill of Rights Interpretation Draft - Visual and Performing Arts

by Eleanor Diaz (staff) on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 01:34 pm

The Intellectual Freedom Committee would appreciate feedback on this Library Bill of Rights interpretation draft, “Visual and Performing Arts.” Please respond with your suggestions by Friday, December 15. There are two ways to respond:

The Intellectual Freedom Committee would appreciate feedback on this Library Bill of Rights interpretation draft, “Visual and Performing Arts.” Please respond with your suggestions by Friday, December 15. There are two ways to respond:

  • Use this Google doc to post your comments. The IFC requests that you ONLY post comments on this document, and not edit the document directly. It also requests that you share the link to this Google doc draft with only the ALA community. To post a comment, select “Insert” in the top menu, and then click “Comment.” Comments may be posted anonymously (if you’re not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you’re signed into your Google account).
  • Post suggestions to this ALA Connect post, either as a comment or by attaching a “track changes” version of the Word document draft.

The Intellectual Freedom Committee will revise the draft interpretation in light of your suggestions and may bring it to Council forum at the upcoming Midwinter Conference. Please distribute the draft interpretation as widely as possible to others for their input.

Thank you, 

IFC Chair Helen Adams

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ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian & African Materials (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Discussion CC:AAM Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME

by Robert Rendall on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm

On Dec. 13, 2017, CC:AAM voted to approve the following Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME.

To comment or for more information, please contact the committee chair Robert Rendall.

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CC:AAM Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME
Dec. 13, 2017

On Dec. 13, 2017, CC:AAM voted to approve the following Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME.

To comment or for more information, please contact the committee chair Robert Rendall.

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CC:AAM Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME
Dec. 13, 2017

The Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) strongly encourages an early focus on issues related to internationalization in the development of BIBFRAME, and offers to assist with pursuing that goal. Recognizing that efforts have already begun to address these issues, the Committee submits for consideration the following recommendations to improve global discovery and access to resources described using BIBFRAME.

A checklist for developing internationalization specifications can be found here:

http://www.w3.org/International/techniques/developing-specs?collapse

General considerations

Character encoding:

The full, most recent Unicode character repertoire should always be valid for encoding as UTF-8 in BIBFRAME, subject only to possible "exclusions a priori" such as those currently defined for MARC 21.

https://www.loc.gov/marc/specifications/speccharucs.html#exclusions

Original script and romanization:

To meet the needs of different libraries and cataloging communities and to accommodate both legacy and newly created data, BIBFRAME will need to be able to support a continuing environment of mixed practices including both non-Latin script and/or romanization. Libraries may wish to display the original script of all resources (Latin or non-Latin), or Latin script only (whether original or romanized), or both. In this context it will be particularly important to leave behind our MARC-era assumption that Latin script should always be treated as the default.

Treating all original script (Latin or non-Latin) consistently and coding romanization as a secondary, derived form of transcription will allow flexibility in display and permit targeted provision of access appropriate for different contexts. Original script should be clearly identified, and transliteration into any other script may be coded using subtags (see below). Each instance of transliteration should be clearly linked to its original script (if present) to allow for coordinated display when both are included.

Language tags:

We highly recommend adhering to BCP 47 (Internet Best Current Practice for the use of language tags in cases where it is desirable to indicate the language used in an information object), where possible. Following BCP47 will allow for the greatest possible interoperability with other data on the web.  Language tags should be used in lower case.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47

Consider tagging romanized fields using variant subtags or as per BCP 47 Extension T - Transformed Content.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6497

Implementation-level considerations:

Character encoding:

A decision should be made on how to handle the byte order mark (BOM) in BIBFRAME: whether to require it, and how to use it.

Original script and romanization:

The treatment of bidirectional text will involve decisions on control characters and markup, and should be considered with reference to UAX #9:

http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/

Values for directionality that need to be supported include “ltr”, “rtl”, and “auto”.

The level of rendering support for complex scripts can be expected to vary between browser versions and platforms.

Normalization:

BIBFRAME implementers should consider using Unicode Normalization Form C, following W3C specifications for the World Wide Web and XML.

http://unicode.org/reports/tr15/#Norm_Forms

Language tags:

Most existing MARC data incorporates use of the language codes found in ISO 693-2/B. While the codes in this standard are useful, it may be necessary in implementation to accommodate the codes from ISO 639-1 (2-letter codes) and ISO 639-3 as well. ISO 639-1 covers a subset of widely used languages, while ISO 639-3 allows for much greater specificity in language identification than the other two codes.

https://www.sil.org/x-iso639-3

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Alabama Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

Alabama Library Association Technical Services & Systems Roundtable (TSSRT)

http://www.allanet.org/technical-services-and-systems-tssrt-

Officers transition in April. 

Emily K. Allee, Moderator (2017-2018)
Birmingham Public Library
ekallee@bham.lib.al.us

Cynthia Barnett, Moderator-Elect (2017-2018)
cbarnett@bham.lib.al.us

Alabama Library Association Technical Services & Systems Roundtable (TSSRT)

http://www.allanet.org/technical-services-and-systems-tssrt-

Officers transition in April. 

Emily K. Allee, Moderator (2017-2018)
Birmingham Public Library
ekallee@bham.lib.al.us

Cynthia Barnett, Moderator-Elect (2017-2018)
cbarnett@bham.lib.al.us

Peggy Kain, Past Moderator (2017-2018)
Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Alabama at Birmingham
pkain@uab.edu

Beth Ashmore, Secretary/Treasurer (2017-2018)
beashmor@samford.edu

Muriel Nero, Member-at-Large (2017-2018)
mnero@southalabama.edu

 

 

   

 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate Dean, Elgin Community College

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 08:55 am

Elgin Community College

Renner Academic library and Learning Resources

Elgin, IL 60123

jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52414   

Elgin Community College

Renner Academic library and Learning Resources

Elgin, IL 60123

jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52414   

Elgin Community College is looking for a dynamic, innovative and progressive Associate Dean.  The city of Elgin, located 40 miles outside of Chicago, is a vibrant, multicultural, and inclusive community.  As Associate Dean for the Renner Library Resource Center, you will embrace all members of the ECC community and find innovative ways to make the library a leader in providing outstanding library services to all our members. Elgin Community College is a Hispanic Serving Institution.

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget; Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (apply by Jan. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 04:09 pm

Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget

https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/aul-collections-discovery-budget/

Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget

https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/aul-collections-discovery-budget/

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, joining the Association of Research Libraries in 2018 as the first U.S. member of ARL is over 15 years, seeks faculty candidates for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget.  Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin January 28, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Requires demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. The complete position description is available athttp://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/. To apply for the position, please go to www.vcujobs.com.  

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RUSA Interest Group: Financial Literacy

Discussion Financial Literacy and Libraries Showcase

by Lauren Reiter on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:22 pm

Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group on December 14th from 1:00-2:00 PM Central for a discussion and showcase of programming, projects, research, and other activities conducted by libraries and librarians related to financial literacy. Members of the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group will provide practical examples of their financial literacy activities. Please come ready to gather ideas and share your own experiences!

Use the following link to join the discussion: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r19srsukafb/
Optional dial in:
1-866-718-7314
Passcode: 91920045#

Please contact Lauren Reiter, lmr29@psu.edu, with any questions about the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group or this discussion.

 

**Check out the recording here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pj2awyw1qlcy/***

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2018 (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children)

Online Doc 2018 Geisel Award Committee Quarterly Report December 2017

by Sandra Imdieke on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

 

 

Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: 2018 Geisel Award Committee
Priority Group Area *: Book & Media Awards (PGC V)
Current Chair*: Sandra Imdieke
Chair's Email*: simdieke@nmu.edu
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee Members (names only)*: Committee Members (names only)*: Meagan Albright
Kate Capps
Renee M. Christiansen
Rachee Fagg
Sylvie Juliet Shaffer
Joy Feldman
Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. : September 15 Reporting Period
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*: Members are reviewing and evaluating titles for the award. The chair has compiled the suggestions anonymously in a document which has been returned to committee members, and the nomination process has begun. The committee is preparing for our selection meetings at MW.
The Awards and Notab.../Diversity & Inclusion:  
The Awards and Notab.../Advocacy:  
The Awards and Notab.../Learning & Development:  
Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:  
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):  
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Has the committee recently reviewed its most recent procedural manual?*: No
If yes, are there any points that need to be added, deleted, or clarified? Have you come across a new example that your recommend be added to the Expanded Definitions and Examples section? If so, please report here briefly the sections you will be editing; make your recommendations with Track Changes directly in a Word document version of the manual, and forward it to your PGC, Awards Coordinator, and Executive Director.:  
Are there changes to the committee’s definitions, procedures or process you’d like to bring before the ALSC Board? Please consult with your PGC on next steps, and whether you should submit a Board Action request form. *: No

 

 

 

 

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ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

Event RNTLOAK January Meeting

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 09:56 am

Start time 2pm AKST/ 2pm PST/ 3pm MST/ 4pm CST/ 5pm EST

 

Toll free number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

Event RNTLOAK December Meeting

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 09:54 am

Call begins at 11am AKST/ 12pm PST/ 1pm MST/ 2pm CST/ 3pm EST

 

Toll free number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

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