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ALCTS CaMMS Catalog Management Interest Group

Discussion CMIG Midwinter 2010 Presentations

by Philip Young on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 09:23 am

Thanks for the big turnout at Midwinter, and apologies again for the seating arrangement- hopefully things will be better in D.C.  Presentations are attached below in PDF (for speaker's notes, look for the orange balloon in the upper left and right-click for viewing options).  Thanks again to our presenters, and see you in D.C.

Cooperative Cataloging Expertise: New Concepts and New Models (Magda El-Sherbini)

Thanks for the big turnout at Midwinter, and apologies again for the seating arrangement- hopefully things will be better in D.C.  Presentations are attached below in PDF (for speaker's notes, look for the orange balloon in the upper left and right-click for viewing options).  Thanks again to our presenters, and see you in D.C.

Cooperative Cataloging Expertise: New Concepts and New Models (Magda El-Sherbini)

“It wasn't old when we bought it”:  Techniques and Tips for Expanding Catalog Records with Elements of Descriptive Bibliography (Allison O’Dell)

Cataloging Staff Participation in Community Tagging (Suzanne Graham)

Batch Loading MARC Records for Electronic Resources (Connie McGuire and Vicki Dillon)

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Webinar: Cataloging icky things, or, If you can catalog a book, you can catalog anything!

by Diane Baden on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 08:45 am

Description:

Do you have “icky stuff” like kits, DVDs, and models in a backroom that you want to add to your collection but you can’t find a MARC record for it? Has it been years since you have had to catalog anything and you think you have forgotten how? Did you finish your cataloging class in library school thinking you would never have to do that again but now you have to? Well this webinar can help!

Description:

Do you have “icky stuff” like kits, DVDs, and models in a backroom that you want to add to your collection but you can’t find a MARC record for it? Has it been years since you have had to catalog anything and you think you have forgotten how? Did you finish your cataloging class in library school thinking you would never have to do that again but now you have to? Well this webinar can help!

Starting with a quick review of how to catalog a book, this webinar will then move to cataloging CDs and kits, DVDs and Playaways, and then whatever else you may have hidden in that backroom. You will get tips and cheats that will allow you to create a full-level MARC record so that you can move things out of that backroom and into your collection.

Presenter:

Pamela J. Newberg is an Assistant Professor and Manager of Resource Processing and Description (otherwise known as Cataloging) at the University of Northern Colorado. In her previous life, Pam was the Manager of the Cataloging Department for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, Illinois. Pam holds a trio of higher education degrees, including a MLS from Dominican University, a MM from DePaul University and a MAT from National-Louis University. Pam has a unique array of experience having worked as a cataloger, children’s librarian, automation librarian and teacher in a number of settings including school, public, academic and special libraries. Pam has been involved with the Cataloging of Children’s Materials Committee of ALCTS for the past twelve years as a vendor liaison, member, and, for2008-2010, as chair.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific time

Length of webinar: 1 hour

For additional details and registration information see:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/0224...

 

 

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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS 2010 Web Course Schedule

by Julie Reese (staff) on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:48 pm

There is still space available in the February sessions of Fundamentals of Acquisitions, Fundamental of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions web courses.

See below for course descriptions, dates, and registration information.

ALCTS 2010 Web Course Schedule

There is still space available in the February sessions of Fundamentals of Acquisitions, Fundamental of Collection Development and Management, and Fundamentals of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions web courses.

See below for course descriptions, dates, and registration information.

ALCTS 2010 Web Course Schedule

Fundamentals of Acquisitions
The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that in FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. 
Session 1: February 15th – March 12th  (space is available; register by Feb. 12th)
Session 2: March 29th – April  23rd
Session 3: May 3rd – May 28th
Session 4: September 6th  – October 1st
Session 5: October 11th –  November 5th

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include complete definition of collection development and collection management; collections policies and budgets as part of library planning; collection development (selecting for and building collections); collection management (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation); collection analysis—why and how to do it; outreach, liaison, and marketing; and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management.
Session 1: February 8th – March 5th (space is available; register by Feb. 5th)
Session 2: March 15th – April 9th
Session 3: May 3rd – May 28th
Session 4: August 9th – September 3rd
Session 5: October 4th – October 29th
Session 6: November 15th – December 17th

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) Web course will provide an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  It will provide a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries.
This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.
Session 1: February 8th – March 5th (space is available; register by Feb. 5th)
Session 2: March 15th – April 9th
Session 3: April 19th – May 14th
Session 4: August 16th – September 10th
Session 5: October 4th – October 29th 

Registration Fees & Details

  • Registration fees per session: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members
  • Registration is now open for sessions 1 and 2
  • The sessions are limited to 20 people.  
  • Sign up for 1 session per course.

To Register, go to http://tinyurl.com/alctsregister and click on the Register link next to the course title and date.

For help with registration, contact Tom Ferren at tferren@ala.org
For general course questions, contact Julie Reese at jreese@ala.org

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ALSC Board of Directors

Online Doc Motions from Organization and Bylaws

by Thom Barthelmess on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 03:35 pm

At the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALSC Board of Directors voted to accept the recommendation of the ALSC Scope of Attention Task Force. The ALSC Organization and Bylaws Committee drafted the attached Motions, articulating language to appear on the Spring 2010 ALA Ballot, amended as per ALSC Board discussion.

Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc IGHS Midwinter Minutes

by Carissa Tomlinson on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 02:45 pm

Thanks to everyone who came to our Midwinter meeting!  Attached are the minutes, please feel free to let me know if anything needs to be changed. 

Carissa Tomlinson, Chair

ACRL Budget & Finance Committee

Discussion B&F Minutes AC09 and MW10

by Katharine Coombes (staff) on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 01:46 pm

The ACRL B&F Committee minutes from Annual 2009 have been revised as per B&F Committee action at Midwinter 2010 and are attached for your reference.

Thank you to the recorders who have submitted the Midwinter 2010 minutes. A compilation will be posted once all components are submitted. The deadline to submit drafts if February 1, 2010.

Recorder 1: Saturday 8:00-9:30 - Tina

Recorder 2: Saturday 9:30-11:00 - Joan

Recorder 3: Sunday 8:00-10:00 - Cynthia

Recorder 4: Monday 8:00-10:00 - Julia

The ACRL B&F Committee minutes from Annual 2009 have been revised as per B&F Committee action at Midwinter 2010 and are attached for your reference.

Thank you to the recorders who have submitted the Midwinter 2010 minutes. A compilation will be posted once all components are submitted. The deadline to submit drafts if February 1, 2010.

Recorder 1: Saturday 8:00-9:30 - Tina

Recorder 2: Saturday 9:30-11:00 - Joan

Recorder 3: Sunday 8:00-10:00 - Cynthia

Recorder 4: Monday 8:00-10:00 - Julia

Please expect emails on next steps identified by the committee during its meetings in Boston in the coming weeks.

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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Online Doc Annual Meeting 2009

by Beth Camden on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Agenda, supporting documentation, and presentations given during the meeting.

Updated 1/25/10 with the minutes from this meeting

ASCLA ICAN Executive Committee (Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking Section)

Discussion ICAN Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

by Scherelene Schatz (non-member) on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 09:10 am

Interlibrary Cooperation & Networking Section of ASCLA

ICAN Executive Committee Meeting

Annual Conference 2009

Monday, January 18, 2010, 8-10 am

Boston Conference and Exhibition Center 157A

 

 

Interlibrary Cooperation & Networking Section of ASCLA

ICAN Executive Committee Meeting

Annual Conference 2009

Monday, January 18, 2010, 8-10 am

Boston Conference and Exhibition Center 157A

 

 

Attending:  Liz Bishoff, Valerie Horton, Carolyn Noah, Nancy Bolt, Scherelene Schatz, Sheryl Knab, Danielle Plummer, Michael Golrick, Tracy Byerly, and Jean Sheviak. Guest:  Sandra MacIntyre

 

President Liz Bishoff called the meeting to order at 10:00 am.

Introductions were made.

 

The agenda was reviewed and accepted on a motion made by Jean and seconded by Sheryl.

 

The minutes of the ALA Annual meeting of July 13, 2009 were accepted on a motion made by Valerie and seconded by Jean.

 

CHAIR’S REPORT

Committee appointments were frustrating, procedurally and in terms of identifying members.  A discussion about the impact of the economy on membership and participation followed.  The group considered that midwinter should become a virtual meeting.

 

The importance of discussion groups is critical because members value participation.  Because ASCLA has begun to publish topics in advance and the group chair identifies the topics, identifying a chair for each group is important.

 

The ASCLA office is getting better, but the website is still out of date.  Procedures on using ALA Connect are badly needed.

 

A discussion about the funding crisis in which state libraries and consortia find themselves ensued.  ALA trumpets support for individual libraries in crisis, but there’s been no  advocacy for state libraries or consortia.  ASCLA is responsible to advocate for consortia and state libraries.  Consortia are transparent to users as they serve libraries – and transparent to the association too. The group urged Liz to work on a resolution on supporting state libraries and consortia for ALA Council.

 

VICE CHAIR’S REPORT

Valerie reported on the program planned for 2011:  Beyond the buying club:  expanding the value of consortium. Its focus will be marketing and advocacy.  Also planned is an overview program including trends in physical delivery, NISO standards and automated sorting.

 

All Executive Committee  slots are filled. Cheryl Bryan has been nominated as Vice-chair/chair-elect.

 

Valerie noted that her consortium may not be funded next year. She encouraged board members to volunteer to step in if necessary. Liz noted that in the event of a vacancy in the position of the Chair, the Vice-Chair will become chair.  Carolyn noted that the MA library systems are also in jeopardy.

 

Membership Committee is doing more work virtually. They were involved in planning the professional looking ASCLA discussion group brochure. Valerie had a half-hour slot at the ALA membership pavilion. She identified future opportunities to use the time to highlight innovative activities within ICAN. Special populations may offer a notable area for really highlighting ASCLA activities.

 

DISCUSSION GROUP REPORTS

Consortial management.  Sheryl reported that 26 people participated and had a discussion on the value of systems. The group wants a way to stay in touch. They also discussed the ALA report on condition of US libraries, which relates to Tracy and Sheryl’s planned consortial programs. Consortial management asked to have a meeting during Annual Conference.  The Chair will make certain that it is scheduled.

 

Collaborative digitization.  Danielle noted that the group discussed the proposed OITP cultural expression document.  Sustainability is a big topic as funders, including Mellon, who are shifting their funding strategies.  The group may do a 2011 preconference (approval for 2011 must be done by summer 2010).

 

Interlibrary cooperation.   Michael Golrick reported that leadership and succession are issues, with no volunteers so far. 6 people attended.  A room snafu caused four moves. Michael urged that ICAN communicate with conference services about problems.  It was also suggested that discussion group chairs receive some orientation so that they will know how to troubleshoot problems such as arose with room assignment.

 

Physical delivery. Valerie reported that 15 people attended a good discussion.  Greg Pronevitz indicated his intent to continue chairing that group in the near future.

 

The Virtual Library Discussion Group had over 60 participations who engaged in a wide ranging discussion on digitization, web 2.0 software, virtual reference, Second Life, and library websites.  The group discussed the different types of patrons who approach the virtual library from unique online access points and how libraries can be nimble enough to provide access to a diverse group of online users.  A call was made for a convener.

 

ASCLA BOARD REPORT

  • There are continuing financial issues related to declining membership. 
  • ASCLA worked with BARC on reducing publication warehousing fees, reducing charges from $4,000 to $600. 
  • An emerging leaders group will gather statistics to support an ASCLA project.  
  • The web task force now a standing committee with their charge including ALA Connect. Each section will be represented.  Jason Kucsma from Metro NY will be the ASCLA representative.
  • The board approved disbanding the committee for standards and review.
  • ASCLA Leadership meeting: has ASCLA run its course?  ASCLA is down to 835 members.  Would it be more efficient to form roundtables and discussion groups under a different umbrella?

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Bylaws review

ICAN needs a briefer, more flexible document describing its procedures, perhaps guidelines instead of bylaws.  The Executive Committee voted to ask members to replace current bylaws with streamlined version at the 2010 membership meeting on a motion by Valerie and seconded by Jean.

 

It was decided to schedule a February meeting on ICAN bylaws using ALA chat.  Another topic might be orientation for discussion group chairs.

 

Liz will raise bylaws/procedures issues with ASCLA Board.

 

Upcoming conference programs

Tracy described the 2010 program she’s working on:  Transformational Trends in Library Consortia, which will focus primarily on mergers.  The consulting toolkit preconference presented by Nancy Bolt and Sara Laughlin will be presented again.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

OITP/ ICAN task force

Nancy Bolt noted that the task force’s goal is to expand the role of regional cooperatives in broadband deployment.   It is exploring possibility of doing a BTOP grant for computer centers or training; 15 state libraries and 12 coops have indicated interest in participation.   A needs assessment is necessary. The proposed project will include advocacy for vulnerable populations and needed equipment for pilot training.  The project target is not local libraries.   OITP is official sponsor.

 

The ICAN Executive Committee voted to support the grant proposal on a motion by Jean seconded by Scherelene.  

 

If the grant is approved, the task force will need an extension of their charge in June 2010.  The task force will then become the grant advisory committee.

 

Liz reviewed the meeting times for discussion groups at upcoming ALA meetings.  The goal is to schedule them at the same times as they have been traditionally meeting.

 

Liz will schedule a February virtual meeting date to work on ICAN bylaws.

 

Carolyn and Scherelene will post minutes to ALA connect under committees.  Liz will send contact information for the webmaster. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:09 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Carolyn Noah, Secretary

January 19, 2010

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GODORT Ad Hoc Committee on Communication (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Draft Minutes from Midwinter

by Valerie Glenn on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 02:59 pm

The committee's draft minutes are now available on the wiki.  Members of Steering agreed with our recommendation that draft minutes are to be posted by February 1st, and approved within two weeks (by February 15th). 

Please review the minutes and post your comments to this ALA Connect post no later than February 1st.  After that we'll update the minutes with the appropriate changes and vote to approve them by February 15th.

Thanks,

valerie 

 

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