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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 12:32 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 3: August 3-28, 2015

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 3: August 3-28, 2015

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission

  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Who Should Attend:  

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Karen E. K. Brown, Preservation Librarian, State University of New York - Albany

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Kate Contakos, Head of Preservation, Stanford University

  • Andy Hart, Head, Preservation Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

  • Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library

  • Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

  • Holly Robertson, Preservation Consultant

  • Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego

  • Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Credits

8 contact hours.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

Technical Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course web site will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Cancellation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancellation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 3: August 3-28, 2015

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management:

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 3: August 3-28, 2015

This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. 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

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Instructors

  • 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 registration@ala.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 alctsce@ala.org.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: Patron Driven Acquisitions/Demand Driven Acquisitions (PDA/DDA): The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

ALCTS e-Forum: Patron Driven Acquisitions/Demand Driven Acquisitions (PDA/DDA): The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 5-6, 2015

 

Moderated by John Sandstrom and Samantha Rich

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

ALCTS e-Forum: Patron Driven Acquisitions/Demand Driven Acquisitions (PDA/DDA): The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 5-6, 2015

 

Moderated by John Sandstrom and Samantha Rich

 

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: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

While PDA/DDA programs are not new, they are still developing and there is a lot of curiosity about them on the part of librarians and libraries that have not used them before.  We hope that this e-forum will provide a platform for current PDA/DDA users to share their experiences and non-user to ask their questions.  The following prompts will serve as discussion starters:

  • Which should we use?  Profiles or Collections?

  • How does PDA/DDA work with Discovery?

  • What is your experience with mediated vs unmediated purchasing?

  • Sharing General Concerns and Experiences

  • How do you assess your PDA program?

 

Moderators

John Sandstrom is currently an Associate Professor and Acquisitions Librarian at New Mexico State University (NMSU) after having roamed through Academic, Public, Government, and Special libraries as well as a stint working for Baker and Taylor.  As Acquisitions Librarian he worked on the implementation and assessment of a PDA/DDA pilot project at NMSU and is overseeing a major expansion of the program in the next academic year.

 

Samantha Rich is the Assessment & Data Management Librarian at NMSU. She collaborated with John on the assessment of the PDA pilot project. Samantha graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science in 2014 and is still learning a lot about libraries, including PDA.

 

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.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Event Webinar Recording

by Rene Tanner on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 01:33 pm

This is the link to the recording for today's webinar "Science Metadata - More than Meets the Eye." A special thank you to our presenters, Wendy Kozlowski and Dianne Dietrich.

Duration: 00:43:35 minutes

Recording Date: 07/28/2015 12:00 PM CST

URL for Viewing: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2fm1rh1tbf/

ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Event ASCLA Executive Committee Meeting, August 2015

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:23 am

This is an open teleconference meeting. Please contact shornung at ala.org if you'd like to attend.

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Fall Executive 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 03:59 pm

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  • Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison (apayne@ala.org), with copy to your staff liaison, and your Board liaison by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Fall Executive 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 03:59 pm

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  • Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org), with copy to your staff liaison, and your Board liaison by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Event Documents Due for Board Consideration - Fall Executive 2015

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 03:55 pm

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ACRL Executive Board will meet in Chicago, IL, on October 23, 2015. Actions for Board consideration must be submitted by Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors Action Form (http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms) working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures, http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies.
  • Email your Board Action Form and supporting documents to Allison Payne (apayne@ala.org), with copy to your staff liaison, and your Board liaison by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  • Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission.  If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
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Authority Control Interest Group (LITA / ALCTS CCS)

Event Authority Control Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 07:56 am

LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group

 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012

Time: 1:00-5:30

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room TCC 304

 

“Best Practices for RDA Authorities”

 

With the implementation of RDA set for March 2013, institutions and organizations have had to work on developing a set of best practices for creating and modifying authority records to comply with the new code.  The RDA Authorities panelists will be speaking about training and best practices within their organizations and institutions.

LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group

 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012

Time: 1:00-5:30

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room TCC 304

 

“Best Practices for RDA Authorities”

 

With the implementation of RDA set for March 2013, institutions and organizations have had to work on developing a set of best practices for creating and modifying authority records to comply with the new code.  The RDA Authorities panelists will be speaking about training and best practices within their organizations and institutions.

 

Janis Young will give a general update on authorities from the Library of Congress.

 

Chamya Kincy (UCLA), Co-Chair, Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Standing Committee on Training,  will give an update on the latest RDA Authorities training efforts within the PCC.  She will also discuss training and review as implemented at UCLA.

 

Kevin Randall (Northwestern) will be discussing his experiences as a CONSER cataloger in addition to training and review at Northwestern.

 

Mark Scharff (Washington University, St. Louis), NACO Music Project Funnel Coordinator, will discuss RDA best practices from the standpoint of a NACO Funnel Project.

 

Please join us for our business meeting after the presentation.

 

More information about this conference session

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ACRL EBSS Advisory Council

Event EBSS Advisory 2015 Annual Meeting, San Francisco

by Dana Peterman on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 04:31 pm

EBSS Advisory 2015 Annual Meeting, San Francisco (Minutes attached)

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 3:00-4:00pm pacific

Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Golden Gate 2

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Approval of midwinter Minutes (draft available at http://connect.ala.org/node/236756 )

III. Officer Reports

Chair
Vice Chair
Past Chair (includes EBSS Manual revisions)
Secretary
Members At-Large

EBSS Advisory 2015 Annual Meeting, San Francisco (Minutes attached)

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 3:00-4:00pm pacific

Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Golden Gate 2

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Approval of midwinter Minutes (draft available at http://connect.ala.org/node/236756 )

III. Officer Reports

Chair
Vice Chair
Past Chair (includes EBSS Manual revisions)
Secretary
Members At-Large

IV. Committee Reports (Note: If you cannot attend, please send your committee reports before our meeting directly to the interim Secretary Elena Soltau at soltau@nova.edu )

  • Communication Studies
  • Conference Program Planning
  • Curriculum Materials
  • Distinguished EBSS Librarian Award
  • Electronic Resources in Communication Studies
  • ERIC Users
  • Higher Education
  • Instruction for Educators
  • Membership and Orientation
  • Nominating
  • Online Learning Research
  • Psychology
  • Publications and Communications
  • Reference Sources and Services
  • Research Committee
  • Scholarly Communication Committee
  • Social Work/Social Welfare

V. Other Business

  • Discussion of virtual membership 

VI. Adjournment

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