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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
Session 3: July 28 - August 22, 2014
This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota. 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 (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)
Collection analysis—why and how to do it
Outreach, liaison, and marketing
Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies
List the elements in a collection development policy
Write a collection development policy
Explain the importance of collection analysis
Perform one or more types of analysis
Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas
Who Should Attend:
This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University
Susanne Clement, Director, Quinney Library, College of Natural Resources, Utah
Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina
Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free Library, Pennsylvania
Andrea Wirth, Collection Development and Science Librarian, Oregon State University, Oregon
Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan
Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or email@example.com.
*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
in Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Association of College and Research Libraries)
ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse”
Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas
Over the last decade, our Data Science team at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science has been iteratively developing Dataverse, a data repository framework to facilitate and enhance data sharing, preservation, citation, reuse and analysis. The open source Dataverse software has been installed as a research data repository at multiple institutions worldwide. The Dataverse repository hosted at Harvard University is open to all researchers, and currently has over 53,000 data sets containing 734,000 files. During the last two years, based on user feedback and community practices, we have implemented extensible data publishing workflows and effective ways to link publications to data. In this talk, I'll present what we have learned in the process, and how it has helped us define data publishing.
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT
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in ALA Training, Orientation, and Leadership Development (TOLD)
Shared Print Repositories
April 22-23, 2014
Hosted by Marie Waltz and Sherri Michaels
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: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm
Space in libraries is an increasingly valuable commodity. To respond to this problem librarians are looking for cost-effective solutions to store and provide access to large, legacy print collections. Shared print repositories have emerged as one possible solution, even as other print preservation solutions continue to emerge within the library community.
During this e-forum, we hope to stimulate discussion on the many of the different issues surrounding print archiving with an emphasis on shared print repositories.
We hope to address as many of these Topics as we can during the e-forum:
- What is a shared print repository?
- What should you look for in a shared print archiving agreement?
- How are libraries selecting material for shared print collections?
- Useful workflows and logistics for librarians involved in shared print projects
- What Metadata is involved in shared print programs?
- What Access restrictions are available for shared print programs?
- How is Resource sharing addressed in shared print programs?
- What does Participation in a national shared print network look like?
- What are some of the other models for Print Preservation?
Please join us for what we hope will be a lively discussion on this emerging trend!
Who Should Attend?
Librarians involved with print preservation, collection management, collection development, print repository managers and anyone with an interest in this topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.
Marie Waltz is currently Special Projects Librarian at the Center for Research Libraries. Marie is involved with both print and digital preservation projects for CRL. In the print realm, she manages CRL’s JSTOR Print Archive. She also manages CRL activities related to the Print Archive Network (PAN) a group who meets bi-annually at ALA to discuss print archive issues. Marie received her Master in Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Sherri Michaels is currently the Head of Collection Management at Indiana University, the first host site for the CIC Shared Print Repository. She also serves as the collection manager and liaison for the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. Sherri received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
What is an e-forum?
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum.
Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you have any problems, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
in Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries)
Introductions to Web Accessibility:
Video clips of people using & explaining screen readers:
Surfing with a Screen Reader The video is for sale, but there is a free clip at bottom of page
Accessibility: Introduction to the Screen Reader from the University of Wisconsin Division of Information Technology.
Automated accessibility checker for webpages:
WAVE Accessibility Checker
“WAVE is… used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.” People who do not have experience with web coding can share the results of the accessibility checker with IT staff.
Automated Checkers for colorblindness accessibility:
Accessibility Tips for Libguides:
This Accessibility Tips for Libguides is written for Syracuse University librarians; but, most of it could be useful for others. Includes links on how to make pdfs accessible and resources for doing your own captioning.
Information about accessibility of databases and other vendor resources:
Schmetzke, Axle. Accessibility of Online Library Catalogs, Indexes and Databases, and Other Library/Information Resources. This is a bibliography that includes a section on “Research Studies” and a section on “Vendor provided information”
Schmetzke, Axle. Web access in the campus and library environment This is an extensive guide to resources.
Screen Reading and Library Resources. Suffolk University Library's list of accessible databases.
Jennifer Tatomir, Joan C. Durrance, (2010) "Overcoming the information gap: Measuring the accessibility of library databases to adaptive technology users", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 28 Iss: 4, pp.577 - 594
Screen Reader User Guides for Library Databases:
Jaws Screen Reader User Guides for Library Databases from Penn State. While it could be challenging for a screen reader user to switch to a window for these guides while using a database (or to memorize the guide before using the database), the guides could be very helpful for screen reader users and librarians to learn to navigate while using Jaws. If possible, the screen reader user might navigate the guide on a separate device from the device used for navigating the database.
Web Accessibility Technical Standards:
Section 508 Standards. § 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.
Policy on Web Accessibility:
Frequently Asked Questions About the June 29, 2010, Dear Colleague Letter
This is a joint letter from the US Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights
QUOTE: “Does the DCL [Dear Colleague Letter] apply to all school operations and all faculty and staff?
A: Yes. All school operations are subject to the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA. Thus, all faculty and staff must comply with these requirements…. The law applies to all faculty and staff, not just a Section 504 or ADA coordinator or staff members designated to assist students with disabilities. All faculty and staff must comply with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA in their professional interactions with students, because these interactions are part of the operations of the school. So, for example, if an adjunct faculty member denies a student who is blind an equal opportunity to participate in a course by assigning inaccessible course content, the school can be held legally responsible for the faculty member’s actions. Therefore, schools should provide, and faculty and staff should participate in, professional development about accessibility and emerging technology, and about the role of faculty and staff in helping the school to comply with disability discrimination laws.”
University of Montana Accessibility Resolution Agreement (March 19, 2014)
Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America, Louisiana Tech University, and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 23, 2013)
NFB and Penn State Accessibility Complaint Resolved (Oct 11, 2011) Summary from UIC.
Advanced Notice of Public Rulemaking: “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations” (July 2010) Summary: This “ANPRM on web accessibility and DOJ settlements … in recent years indicate that DOJ is likely to derive its regulatory standards for web accessibility, whenever they are published, from the Rehabilitation Act Section 508 technology accessibility standards federal agencies and contractors must meet and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).” (This summary is from an Educause blog)
Access IT. “Web Accessibility and Individuals with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: The Legal Issues.” University of Washington. Accessed June 10, 2011.
Report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
This independent Commission was established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
QUOTES: “every postsecondary institution should offer a mandatory system-wide orientation for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and administrators concerning strategies for ensuring accessibility in all aspects of the education enterprise, including readings, courseware and instructional technology, assessments and instructor-made materials.” Page 79
“The transition to AIM [Accessible Instructional Materials] needs to be supported by training of students and support for students who are not adept in the use of digital technologies.” Page 52
Providenti, Michael and Robert Zai III. (2007). “Web accessibility at academic libraries: standards, legislation, and enforcement.” Library Hi Tech, 25 (4) 494.
Web Accessibility and the Law: Recent Legal Developments and Advocacy Strategies. 2005 Conference Proceedings.