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ALSC Building Partnerships

Discussion December 15 Quarterly Report Building Partnerships

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 09:26 pm

 

 

Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Amanda Bressler, Keturah Cappadonia, Shari Melisa Fesko, Leigh L. Fox, Doris J. Gebel, Anna Haase Krueger, Patricia A. McLaughlin, Erin Ford Nguyen, Maren C. Ostergard, Gayle Lynn Pulley, Mary-Kate Sableski, Hadeal Salamah, Patricia Cortez Valdovinos
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. :  
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.*: Sub-committees (Assessing Community Needs, Best Practices, and Webpage Content) have been working independently and collaborating online. We have met for virtual chats on 9/28 and 11/2 to discuss progress with sub-committee assignments.
In progress: Our ALSC Blog Committee profile needs to be updated.
In progress: Blog posts by committee members.
Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion:  
Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:  
Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development:  
An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?:  
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?):  
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:  
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space., Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms.*: Yes
If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*: Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)

 

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ALSC Children and Technology Committee

File ALSC_C-T_December_2017_Meeting_Minutes

by Angela Nolet on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 07:40 pm

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RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Discussion December 2017 Committee Meeting (teleconference)

by Joseph Yue on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 05:52 pm

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Nov 20, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05  mid-year review of committee work and revise plan for next six months

00:15  new award process and timeline

00:35  awards review process and timeline

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Nov 20, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05  mid-year review of committee work and revise plan for next six months

00:15  new award process and timeline

00:35  awards review process and timeline

00:55  new business

01:00  adjournment

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ALCTS CaMMS / MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

Discussion Call for discussion topics at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver

by Tim Kiser on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:05 pm

Greetings,

This is a general call for discussion topics for the meeting of the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver:

Date:           Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time:           10:30-11:30 AM 

Location:    Grand Hyatt, Mt. Oxford Room

Scheduler link

 

Greetings,

This is a general call for discussion topics for the meeting of the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver:

Date:           Sunday, February 11, 2018

Time:           10:30-11:30 AM 

Location:    Grand Hyatt, Mt. Oxford Room

Scheduler link

 

The Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting is an open discussion session for addressing topics of interest to the cartographic and geospatial resources cataloging community. This is a great forum for posing questions to and exchanging ideas with members of the cartographic resources cataloging community.

A reminder message will be sent prior to the meeting with further details on the planned discussion topics.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend the discussion session, feel free to forward your discussion topics. Notes from the session will be posted to various resources including the MAGIRT email list soon after the conference, as well as printed in the next issue of our newsletter, base line.

We look forward to your attendance and the opportunity to share comments, concerns, and resources at the meeting in Denver!

Please send suggestions for discussion topics to tkiser@lib.msu.edu.

 

Best regards,

Tim Kiser

Chair, Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

 

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ALSC Distinguished Service Award (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc DSA quarterly report 12.15.17

by Mary Fellows on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 02:26 pm

 

Reporting Period*:

December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Distinguished Service Award

Priority Group Area *:

Professional Awards & Scholarships (PGC III)

Current Chair*:

 

Reporting Period*:

December 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

Distinguished Service Award

Priority Group Area *:

Professional Awards & Scholarships (PGC III)

Current Chair*:

Mary Fellows

Chair's Email*:

maryalsc@gmail.com

Incoming Chair (if known):

 

Committee Members (names only)*:

Jennifer Knight
Maria Gentle
Diane Foote
John Scott

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. :

December 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.*:

Continued to encourage nominations, considered nominations, and selected awardee.

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.:

After reviewing the nominations, I expressed the wish that other members could see - without specifics - the varied paths to distinguished service. Perhaps a CAL article might be useful.

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?*:

Yes

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.:

Yes. The voting process, the ability for committee members to nominate candidates, and the issue of letter of support.

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 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.

__________________________________

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.

__________________________________

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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