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ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group

Event Toward Semantic Metadata Aggregation for DPLA and Beyond

by Daniel Lovins on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 08:35 am

What happens when metadata that were created for a specific library catalog are aggregated and repurposed for a network-scale discovery environment like DPLA? What kinds of data modeling, mapping, remediation, and reconciliation are needed in advance of such aggregation?  What happens when metadata from different domains (e.g., galleries, libraries, archives, museums), created with different standards and schemas are forced to interoperate semantically?

What happens when metadata that were created for a specific library catalog are aggregated and repurposed for a network-scale discovery environment like DPLA? What kinds of data modeling, mapping, remediation, and reconciliation are needed in advance of such aggregation?  What happens when metadata from different domains (e.g., galleries, libraries, archives, museums), created with different standards and schemas are forced to interoperate semantically? These are some of the questions will be investigating at the Heads of Cataloging/Metadata Services Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual. Our panelists will be Josh Hadro, Deputy Director of NYPL Labs and Jason Roy, Director of Digital Library Services at the Minnesota Digital Library. Please mark your calendars and join us on Monday, June 27, 8:30-10 am.

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ACRL LES Publications Committee (Literatures in English Section)

Event LES Publications Committee Meeting

by John Glover on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 08:13 pm

LES Publication will meet at 8:30 AM on June 27th, at Hilton Orlando, in room Celebration. 

Agenda:

Introductions

Project updates

Calendar project

Archive platform

Personnel changeover

ACRL WESS (Western European Studies Section)

Event Germanists’ and Romance Languages Discussion Groups Joint Meeting at ALA Annual 2016

by Brian Vetruba on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 07:50 pm


Germanists’ and Romance Languages Discussion Groups Joint Meeting
ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, Florida
Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 pm
Venue: HIL Florida Ballroom 3

AGENDA


Germanists’ and Romance Languages Discussion Groups Joint Meeting
ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, Florida
Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00-2:30 pm
Venue: HIL Florida Ballroom 3

AGENDA

Following Sarah Tudesco’s presentation at Midwinter 2016 on assessment of foreign language materials at Yale, we will continue our discussion about assessment of collections. For background, see Sarah’s presentation Media: Western_European_Collection_Analysis.ppt‎ and the minutes from the Midwinter’s meeting.

I. Introductions and Announcements (Brian Vetruba) (5 mins.)
II. Discussion Topic: “Dive into the Data, Part Two: Collections Assessment at our own Libraries” (45 mins)
COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT AT YOUR LIBRARY
Questions:
-As a subject librarian, how do you gather or interpret usage or circulation data? How often and in what ways?
-How are decisions made as far as actions on assessment data (i.e. de-selection, cutting, adding funds to underdeveloped collections, etc?
-Do you look at circulation data to tweak approval plans?
-How does non-metric (qualitative) assessment factor in?
COMMUNICATING USAGE AND CIRCULATION DATA
Questions:
-How do you communicate collections data to administrators?
-How do you communicate this data to faculty?
-Are administrators cognizant of the particulars regarding foreign language collections (e.g. smaller number of potential users than for English collections)?
-Are there best practices? Are there approaches that have worked or ones that haven’t?
III. 2017 Frankfurt Symposium - Update and Discussion (Heidi Madden) (30 mins.)
IV. Being a convener: the Hows, Whats, Getting Help; Discussion Topic Ideas for Future Meetings (Brian, Heidi, Kristen lead) (10 mins.)

Submitted by Germanists co-conveners: Michael Printy and Brian Vetruba; and Romance Languages co-conveners: Heidi Madden and Kristen Totleben

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ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section)

Event ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group MW 2014

by Lisa Horowitz on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 09:48 am

ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group (EBPDG)
ALA Midwinter, Philadelphia
Sun., Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30, PCC-307A
 

ACRL ULS Evidence-Based Practices Discussion Group (EBPDG)
ALA Midwinter, Philadelphia
Sun., Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30, PCC-307A
 
What is happening in the area of evidence-based librarianship? Join us as Rick Stoddart, Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University, leads a discussion of trends described at the recent 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practices conference held at the University of Saskatchewan this past summer (http://eblip7.library.usask.ca/#homepage). We'll examine different types of library research evidence as well as the evidence-based research cycle, and how that links to our work as practitioners. Please come to participate in the lively discussion!

 

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ACRL LES (Literatures in English Section)

Event LES Forum at ALA Annual 2016

by Kristina De Voe on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:48 pm

On behalf of the LES Conference Program Planning committee, I would like to invite you to an exciting forum at ALA Annual:

Archiving the Present: Primary Sources & Unique and Distinctive Collections in European and American Studies

Presented by ACRL LES, WESS, and SEES

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Hilton Orlando
Orange Ballroom A-B

On behalf of the LES Conference Program Planning committee, I would like to invite you to an exciting forum at ALA Annual:

Archiving the Present: Primary Sources & Unique and Distinctive Collections in European and American Studies

Presented by ACRL LES, WESS, and SEES

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Hilton Orlando
Orange Ballroom A-B

This program will convene a panel of librarians and other collectors to discuss efforts to collect, catalog and preserve print and digital ephemera associated with high-impact events (e.g. Charlie Hebdo, Euromaidan, Sandy Hook School shooting), and to contemplate ways in which research libraries are or should be evolving policies and practices to support contemporary evolutions in research.

Panel:

Archiving the Aftermath: Curation & Access in American Grief Archives
Ashley Maynor, Assistant Professor & Digital Humanities Librarian, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Collecting Ephemera from Russia and the Near Abroad: 2013-2016
Thomas Keenan, Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Librarian, Princeton University
Zina Somova, Director of Operations, East View Information Services, Inc.

Documenting current socio-political events: The Charlie Hebdo Archive at Harvard 
Lidia Uziel, Head, Western Languages Division & Librarian for Western Europe, Harvard University

Moderator:
Kristina De Voe, English & Communication Librarian, Temple University

Thanks to the members of the 2016 Conference Program Planning committee for their contributions this year, and thanks to our partnering sections.

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ACRL LES Conference Program Planning -- Orlando, 2016 Committee (Literatures in English Section)

Event Conference Program Planning - Orlando, 2016 Committee (ACRL LES)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:25 pm

The ACRL LES Conference Program Planning Committee will meet at ALA in Orlando. The time, location, and tentative agenda are below.

Monday, June 27th
8:30am - 10:00am
Hilton Orlando, Room Florida Ballroom 2

Tentative Agenda:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Forum update and reflections
  3. Recommendations for next year's committee
ALA Members

Event GODORT Silent auction to support 2016 GODORT scholarship

by Stephen Hayes on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 01:35 pm

Open now: Silent auction to support 2016 GODORT scholarship is open for bidding (6/15/2016-7/1/2016). Also please help spread the word!

                Established in 1994, the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is 1) currently working with government documents in a library and 2) trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.

Open now: Silent auction to support 2016 GODORT scholarship is open for bidding (6/15/2016-7/1/2016). Also please help spread the word!

                Established in 1994, the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is 1) currently working with government documents in a library and 2) trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.

                Sponsored by Readex and GODORT (American Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table), the award is named after W. David Rozkuszka, a former Documents Librarian at Stanford University whose talent, work ethic and personality left an indelible mark on the profession. The scholarship award is $3,000, and has assisted 20 students since 1995 with their library education. The 2016 recipient is Julie Wagner, who is entering her second year at the University of North Texas School of Information.

                Place your bid today to stay in beautiful Naples, Florida, or charming Chester, Vermont. Auction bidding ends at 4 pm EST on Friday, July 1, 2016.

                 Click on the link below to place a bid and read about Chester and Naples:

                http://www.readex.com/blog/now-open-bidding-silent-auction-support-2016-godort-scholarship

 

                If you have any question, please feel free to contact

                Erin Luckett (eluckett@newsbank.com)

                Or

                GODORT Development Committee:

                Steve Hayes (Chair)(shayes1@nd.edu)

                Andrea Sevetson (Andrea.Sevetson@proquest.com)

                Anna Xiong (axiong@lib.siu.edu)

                Howard Carrier (carriehs@jmu.edu)

                Michael Smith (MLS003@ucsd.edu)

 

Thank you for supporting GODORT and the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship!

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ACRL CJCLS (Community and Junior College Libraries Section)

Event Cancellation of EFORMA Pachanga at ALA Annual 2016

by Monica Lopez on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

Unfortunately, due to the tragic incidents in Orlando and after much deliberation, the REFORMA Executive Committee has decided to cancel the REFORMA Pachanga Fundraiser at ALA Annual. In turn, it has chosen to celebrate it's award recipients in a ceremony and an evening of story telling:

The LOTY and LAA awards will now be presented during Noche de Cuentos:
Saturday, June 25th 8-10 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21

Unfortunately, due to the tragic incidents in Orlando and after much deliberation, the REFORMA Executive Committee has decided to cancel the REFORMA Pachanga Fundraiser at ALA Annual. In turn, it has chosen to celebrate it's award recipients in a ceremony and an evening of story telling:

The LOTY and LAA awards will now be presented during Noche de Cuentos:
Saturday, June 25th 8-10 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Bayhill 21

REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino oriented materials; the recruitment of more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of library services and programs that meet the needs of the Latino community; the establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share our goals; the education of the U.S. Latino population in regards to the availability and types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource centers serving the interests of Latinos.

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Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

Event CALA 2016 Awards Banquet

by Sai Deng on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 08:42 am

The 2016 CALA Awards Banquet is to be held on June 26, 2016 at Chuan Lu Garden, Orlando, FL, from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The 2016 CALA Awards Banquet is to be held on June 26, 2016 at Chuan Lu Garden, Orlando, FL, from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Please go to https://intranet.cala-web.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=7 to register. Details of the banquet is attached. You're welcome to join us!

CALA Web: http://cala-web.org/

CALA's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALA-Chinese-American-Librarians-Association-28...

 

 

 

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Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

Event CALA Annual Program at ALA 2016: Helping CALA, Helping You

by Sai Deng on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 08:32 am

Helping CALA, Helping You

Joining CALA, Advancing Your Career

June 26th 1:00 – 2:30 Hyatt, Florida Ballroom B. Orlando, FL

Helping CALA, Helping You

Joining CALA, Advancing Your Career

June 26th 1:00 – 2:30 Hyatt, Florida Ballroom B. Orlando, FL

Responding to the CALA 2015 Strategic Plan on member recruitment, retention, engagement, and growth, CALA’s Annual Program 2016 will be focused on the development and advancement of the organization and its members. The goal of the program is to nurture CALA members’ professional growth so that they can better contribute to the growth of CALA. The program will invite CALA members to demonstrate how CALA has helped them through various opportunities and programs to develop their potential and become leaders in the profession. They will also talk about their contribution to the growth of CALA and their expectations and future vision of CALA.

By looking at these areas, the program will assess and generate new ideas and propose new programs to benefit the members and to raise CALA to a higher level.

The Panel includes long time members, who have both contributed to CALA and grown to hold intermediate and senior management positions of their institutions and young active promising members to share their experience, perspectives and expectations. The Program Committee encourages and invites all members to attend and contribute to the discussion to create a rich, mutual and nurturing environment. 

http://www.cala-web.org/node/1790

CALA Web: http://cala-web.org/

CALA's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CALA-Chinese-American-Librarians-Association-28...

 

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