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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

Online Doc ALA Annual 2009 Meeting - Carl Fleischhauer of LC: Presentation on the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

by Preston Cabe on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 09:45 am

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working G

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group was formed with a focus on sound, video, and motion picture film.

The Working Groups plan to develop recommended practices and associated specifications that are based on clearly articulated objectives describing the expected uses of the digitized content.  The initiative's methodologies and requirements will be based on recognized approved standards or empirical data to the extent possible.  

Federal agency participation is voluntary and non-binding.  Participants will provide input, share information and resources (when possible), and provide their opinions on priorities, methodology of the initiative, and approval or disapproval of draft guidelines, and respond to external recommendations or queries.  Adherence by the participating agencies to the guidelines developed under this initiative is not required, nor is it expected to be practical under all circumstances.

http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

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ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group

Online Doc ALA Annual 2009 Meeting - Carl Fleischhauer of LC: Presentation on the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative

by Preston Cabe on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 09:45 am

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working G

The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative is a collaborative effort by federal agencies to define common guidelines, methods, and practices to digitize historical content in a sustainable manner.  The initiative was launched in 2007 with the formation of the Federal Agencies Still Image Digitization Working Group, who concentrate their efforts on image content such as books, manuscripts, maps, and photographic prints and negatives.  In 2008, the Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group was formed with a focus on sound, video, and motion picture film.

The Working Groups plan to develop recommended practices and associated specifications that are based on clearly articulated objectives describing the expected uses of the digitized content.  The initiative's methodologies and requirements will be based on recognized approved standards or empirical data to the extent possible.  

Federal agency participation is voluntary and non-binding.  Participants will provide input, share information and resources (when possible), and provide their opinions on priorities, methodology of the initiative, and approval or disapproval of draft guidelines, and respond to external recommendations or queries.  Adherence by the participating agencies to the guidelines developed under this initiative is not required, nor is it expected to be practical under all circumstances.

http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/

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AASL Board of Directors

Online Doc Board Documents for ALA Annual Conference, Chicago

by Jordan Mack (staff) on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:42 pm

Dear current members of the AASL Board of Directors,

Please be aware that the documents for Board meetings I, II, and III  at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, are now available on ALA Connect. As before, please go to connect.ala.org and log in using your ALA username and password to gain access to the Board of Directors Community. You should see the documents posted at the top of the page, as well as to the right under "Online Docs." From there, you can download the documents individually or as a group.  Wireless access will also be available for all Board meetings.  If you have any questions about accessing or using ALA Connect, please do not hesitate to contact me; I will be glad to help.   

If your service on the AASL Board of Directors is concluding at Annual Conference, please note that the third and final Board Meeting will serve as an orientation session for incoming Board members. Your presence is not mandatory, but you are invited to join us in welcoming the new Board members if your schedule permits.

The following is a schedule of Board meetings at Annual Conference.  The schedule can also be found on ALA Connect.  A full schedule of all AASL events can be found at:  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/conferencesandevents/aaslannual/aaslschedule.cfm

Board I: Friday, July 10, 1pm-5pm, McCormick Place West, Room W-176C (Mega-Issue discussion will take place)

Board II: Monday, July 13, 8am-10am, McCormick Place West, Room W-176C

Board III/Orientation: Tuesday, July 14, 12-3, McCormick Place West, Room W-176C (a light lunch will be served)

I look forward to seeing you again!

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LSSIRT (Library Support Staff Interests Round Table)

ALA President, Past-President, and LSSIRT Councilor

by Jennifer Kutzik on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:35 pm

Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Jennifer S. Kutzik prepare for ALA Council III, on July 15, 2009.

2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

ALA President, Past-President, and LSSIRT Councilor

by Jennifer Kutzik on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:35 pm

Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Jennifer S. Kutzik prepare for ALA Council III, on July 15, 2009.

ALA Council

ALA President, Past-President, and LSSIRT Councilor

by Jennifer Kutzik on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:35 pm

Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Jennifer S. Kutzik prepare for ALA Council III, on July 15, 2009.

Internet Resources and Services Interest Group (LITA - Library and Information Technology Association)

Online Doc Subject Guides Articles and Links

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:08 pm

Software Available for Subject Guides

 

Open Source

Software Available for Subject Guides

 

Open Source

·    Course Views (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/projects/courseviews/). Object-oriented PHP, Yui, JQuery, and CSS. Automatically generates course guides for all courses.  Not really adaptable to other schools, but this is an idea whose time is coming, course guides embedded in course pages is best way to reach students.

·    MyLibrary (http://mylibrary.library.nd.edu/) Perl and SQL

·    Subjects Plus (http://www.ithacalibrary.com/subsplus/) – PHP and MySQL [was downloaded once before here].

·    LibData (http://www.ithacalibrary.com/subsplus/). “Open Source Tools”.

·    ResearchGuide (http://researchguide.sourceforge.net/). PHP and MySQL. Not updated recently.

·    Library Course Builder (LibCB) (http://sourceforge.net/projects/libcb/). Requires Cold Fusion and Microsoft SQL.

·    Library a la Carte (http://alacarte.library.oregonstate.edu/)

Commercial Software

 

· LibGuides (http://www.springshare.com/libguides/). Guides hosted on their web site.

    LibGuides Community: http://community.libguides.com/  39,789 guides by 11,975 librarians at 737 libraries worldwide!

Articles

Code4Lib article on Course Views: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1218

Code4Lib article on open source software for subject guides: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/47

Making Research Guides More Useful and More Well Used: http://www.istl.org/08-fall/article5.html

Best Practices Wiki Page on Wiki Subject Guides: http://bit.ly/115C7e

Managing Subject Guides with SQL Server and ASP.net: [listed not for the article as much as the references - lots of good articles listed] http://bit.ly/u5l2O

Was This Guide Useful? Uer's Perceptions of Subject Guides : http://bit.ly/Bvv2v

Open Source Applications and Library Research Guides: A Comparison of Drupal, Library a la Carte, and Moodle (slide show): https://biblio.csusm.edu/guideswiki/

Library a la Carte: Research and Course Guides Made to Order (by the developers): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2009/may/ALA_print_layout_1_541386_541386.cfm

Library a la Carte Papers and Presentations (from the developers): http://wiki.library.oregonstate.edu/confluence/display/ICATeam/Papers+and+Presentations

Great News About LibGuides (blog post, includes embedded slideshow Reinventing Research Guides, which has some good user studies data): http://staceyshah.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/118/

My list of Delicious links for subjectguides tag:  http://delicious.com/reannon/subjectguides

 

Other possibilities:

Some libraries do guides using Delicious, start pages such as Netvibes, topic pages like Squidoo. creating subject guides in content management software Drupal, server-side includes, wikis, etc.

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ACRL CLS (College Libraries Section)

Discussion Spring 2009 CLS Newsletter available

by Peter Gilbert on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 09:46 am

The spring 2009 issue of the CLS Newsletter is now available. Read about the CLS ProQuest Innovation College Librarianship award, CLS programs at ALA, and more!

ACRL Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion Barbara Fister"s Presentation on "Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus"

by Paul Beavers on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 05:41 pm

Barbara Fister has made the text of her presentation at the July 11, 2009 ACRL IFC program available through her personal web site. Professor Fister has given permission to share, distribute, and transmit her work under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States license. 

 

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