Interest Group and Committee Chairs (LITA) Community
6 people attended the meeting. We discussed possible ideas for a program at the 2016 Annual Conference. The group also discussed future endeavors, including the http://scifiandbeyond.org/ blog. We are hoping to add more content to the blog.
Roughly 400 people attended the program, "Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns:" http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28873. The authors, Vernor Vinge, Greg Bear, John Scalzi, Marie Brennan and Larry Correia discussed their work and how it connects with technological opportunities and developments.
Midwinter Meeting & Annual Conference 2015
Submissions for this coming Annual Conference are closed.
Proposal Deadline: September 2, 2014
Submit your Midwinter meeting space requests and AV needs to Valerie Edmonds firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 29, 2014.
Program Development Opportunities:
Annual programs can make great LITA web education. Contact Mark Beatty email@example.com if you’re interested in coordinating a LITA Webinar or Web Course.
Submitting Committee and IG reports:
Please post your Committee and Interest Group reports to the Interest Group and Committee Chairs Community on ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/107572.
Please make your post public so that the entire membership can access it.
- Education Committee Chair: Abigail Goben firstname.lastname@example.org
- Program Planning Committee Chair (Incoming): Debra Shapiro email@example.com
- Web Coordinator/Web Committee Chair (Incoming): Margaret Heller firstname.lastname@example.org
- LITA Staff Liaison: Mark Beatty LITA Program Planning & Marketing, (312) 2804268; email@example.com
LITA Committee and Interest Group Chairs Program Planning Calendar: Midwinter and Annual 2015
Submit program proposals for Annual 2015
Send Midwinter meeting request to Valerie Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org); include time, date, room set-up, and AV by September 29
Notification of Annual proposal approval; initial program descriptions due to Mark Beatty (email@example.com)
First round changes to the Midwinter schedule are due to Valerie Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 6
Changes to Midwinter AV requests sent to Valerie Edmonds (email@example.com) by October 6
** Changes to Midwinter AV Requests will not be accommodated October 6**
Draft schedule of Midwinter meetings with room assignments will be posted.
First request for Annual meeting space and AV needs from Valerie Edmonds
ALA Midwinter, Chicago IL: January 30 - February 3, 2015
- Final changes to Annual Conference program descriptions and speaker names due to LITA Office
- Final deadline for Annual meeting space requests or changes due to LITA Office
- Final deadline to request additional AV for programs and meeting
- Information pertaining to meetings to Valerie Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Information pertaining to programs to Mark Beatty (email@example.com)
**Changes to AV Requests will not be accommodated after February 25**
Schedule of Annual Conference meetings/programs with room assignments will be posted; online event scheduler will be available
ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA: June 25 - 30, 2015
The SEO Interest Group met Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am at the Flamingo Hotel.
There were four attendees.
The meeting began with a presentation by Sharon Shafer (UCLA) on optimizing LibGuides. Attendees then spent the rest of the meeting discussing optimization efforts at their own libraries and organizations (one attendee was from OCLC).
Attendance was sparse at the meeting due to the location (we were a few kms away from the conference centre) and the fact that the meeting was scheduled at the same time as several other LITA programmes.
Attendees agreed that it might be useful to hold an online meeting later this summer for individuals who expressed an interest in attending the meeting but were unable (at least 51 according to the ALA Conference Schedule)
The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) Program was held at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29 from 1pm-3pm. About 100 folks were in attendance. The ACIG meeting had four presentations with four speakers, with the presentations lasting a little over two hours. The speakers were:
Janis L. Young (Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division (PSD)) gave her regular semi-annual report from Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation. She addressed the BIBFRAME Editor project, changes to RDA toolkit documentation, specific upcoming changes (e.g. Cape Verde->Cabo Verde), updates on the treatment of fictitious characters and on genre/form projects, particularly the LCMPT and LCDGT projects.
In February 2014 the Library of Congress launched a new vocabulary, the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT). Hermine Vermeij (Team Leader, Subject Specialists Catalogers at UCLA and past chair of the Music Library Association Subject Access Subcommittee) discussed the vocabulary and why it was needed, its history, and its potential to change the way we catalog and discover music. She demonstrated how to use it with several examples and explained what areas of the vocabulary and its application are still in flux, and plans for the future.
Christy Crowl (Founder/Project Director, ProMusicDB), presented recent developments regarding the ProMusicDB.org project, the ProMusicDB ID and its intent to assist librarians in correctly identifying music performers, and have available the first draft of the ProMusicDB.org white paper. An introduction to ProMusicDB was published by Kimmy Szeto in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of E-Resources Librarianship entitled: "Introducing ProMusicDB: A Professional Music Credits Management System”. Christy showed a demo of the project, why it is needed, showed an example of the credits and metadata of Quincy Jones, and how to create the ProMusicDB ID for a performer and event. Christy would welcome feedback on the ID and the project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Strawn (Authorities Librarian, Northwestern University) is the chair of a PCC task force that will define and prepare an RDA 'Phase 3' for the LC/NACO Authority File. The primary job to be done is the re-coding of most of the remaining AACR2 authority records (numbering in the millions) as RDA. Other tasks to be accomplished as part of the project include: the addition of ISNIs, changes to music medium of performance (subfield $m), changes to relator terms, elimination of pre-RDA 378 fields, and the re-categorization of texts in subfield $c of personal names. All changed records will receive additional fields (046 for personal names, for example) when possible. Examples of each task and the needed solutions and work were shared. Gary had suggestions for additional clean-up projects (e.g. adding death dates to headings) and solicited volunteers to help review preliminary results (e.g. review of the results of auto-generation of 046 field).
A Q&A followed each of the presentations. All presentations are available now at ALA Connect in the Authority Control Interest Group Community: http://connect.ala.org/node/65335.
There was a one-hour open business meeting after the presentations from 3pm-4pm for board members and anyone else that wanted to attend. Scott Piepenburg (Head of Cataloging, Odum Library – Valdosta State University) was named as the new incoming vice-chair, and two new members-at-large were named. The Web Chair position was eliminated as those duties are taken care of by other folks in the use of ALA Connect for all our web work. Also discussed at the meeting were possible topics and speakers for the ALA Midwinter program in Chicago in 2015, the upcoming renewal of the group by LITA, reports from the chair on attending the LITA Chairs meeting and Open House, why the group is connected to both ALCTS + LITA, and possible projects that the group can contribute to outside of presenting programs at ALA conferences (e.g. contributing to Gary Strawn’s Phase 3 project).
Imagineering Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual 2014
- There were 7 attendees.
- The Chair, Breanne Kirsch gave a short introduction on the Imagineering IG, including about the new blog: http://scifiandbeyond.org.
- We discussed topics for possible future programs at Annual and decided on the following topic: Technoculture: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Technology.
- Future endeavors of the group were also discussed including a future webinar about apps that support science fiction and fantasy and evaluating what’s already out there. Thomas Allen and Cara Kinsey will do some research on this idea.
- We also discussed possibilities for LITA’s 50th Anniversary in a couple of years and nearing the IIG’s 25th Anniversary. We discussed possibilities of covering favorite authors from the past with a retrospective look at how science fiction and fantasy have changes or looking at science fiction and fantasy for children and what is next with the genres. The topic of world-building was also discussed.
- Thomas Allen agreed to become the Vice-Chair for next year and Breanne Kirsch will continue on as Chair.
- Finally, the program for annual was discussed: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future, held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 4:30-5:30pm with Terry Goodkind, Douglas Preston, V. E. Schwab, Wen Spencer, and Jo Walton. There were at least 170 attendees and an author signing at the end of the program.
Game Making Interest Group Meeting, ALA Annual 2014
- The Game Making Interest Group had a successful meeting with 27 attendees at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.
- The Chair, Breanne Kirsch gave a short presentation on the Game Making Interest Group.
- 6 lightning presentations were given by authors of the book: Games in Libraries: Essays on Using Play to Connect and Instruct, edited by Breanne Kirsch.
- Mary Broussard- Knowing when to create a library game and best practices for game design
- Andrew Battista- Overview on gamification and badges
- Virginia Alexander and Bree Kirsch- Transfer student Agoge IL game
- Heath Ward- Physical games related to literature, including a Marshmallow Gun War: Hunger Games Edition
- Jason Battles- ARGs in the library
- Bohyun Kim- Educational games in medicine and healthcare and the role libraries can have in educational games
- Slides will be made available on the wiki: http://gamemakinginterestgroup.wikispaces.com/.
- After the lightning presentations, an open discussion about how the attendees are using games in their libraries occurred.
- Two copies of the book were raffled off at the end of the meeting.
- Dan Maxwell agreed to be the Vice-Chair for the group this year.
- Future endeavors of the group were also discussed.
- If you have questions or comments, feel free to e-mail Breanne Kirsch, the current Chair at email@example.com.