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Discussion ACRL Technical Services Interest Group Annual Meeting and Social

by Natalie Bulick (non-member) on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 09:53 am

Good Morning Tech Services Friends!

Our annual meeting is just around the corner on June 25, 2016, 4:30-5:30 PM. in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W105B. This year we have three presentations:

OCLC Records for Electronic Holdings: Why and How We Use the OCLC KB, presented by Maurine McCourry, Technical Services Librarian, Hillsdale College, Mossey Library

Good Morning Tech Services Friends!

Our annual meeting is just around the corner on June 25, 2016, 4:30-5:30 PM. in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W105B. This year we have three presentations:

OCLC Records for Electronic Holdings: Why and How We Use the OCLC KB, presented by Maurine McCourry, Technical Services Librarian, Hillsdale College, Mossey Library

Hillsdale College had used Serials Solutions for title-level electronic holdings data until OCLC announced that its new Knowledge Base (KB) would be available to member libraries with cataloging subscriptions at no additional cost. The dual benefits of saving money and getting full OCLC MARC records were too good to pass up. We cancelled our Serials Solutions subscription and began using the KB in the fall of 2014. This presentation will give an overview of the process and its benefits.

The Art of Weeding: Getting support from faculty on print collection weeding projects, presented by Clement Lau Associate Dean, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

Collection weeding is an important task for libraries in order to sustain a healthy collection. However, discarding books is also a very challenging task because it is a sensitive issue in many societies, including in Hong Kong, as many communities do not like libraries discarding books. In this presentation, Mr. Lau will discuss his experience with the collection weeding and relocation projects in Hong Kong and the U.S. Mr. Lau was the Associate Librarian for Technical and Collection Services Division at the Hong Kong Baptist University Library for 27 months before he returned to the U.S. in March 2016. He will compare his recent experience in Hong Kong with his previous experience in Baltimore and conclude with lessons he learned from managing these projects with a focus on gaining faculty support for the projects.

“Right-sizing” the Government Documents collection: how technical services is essential, presented by Gwen Gregory, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, and Mingyan Li, Resource Access Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago Library

Pressure to “right-size” the Government Documents collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library over the last 15 years is a result of three trends. First, significant changes in how governments produce, distribute, and encourage access to their information resources. Second, the material obtained through the two depository agreements (federal and state) at the UIC libraries has shifted to primarily online format. And third, substantial changes in library personnel and services since 2010, including elimination of the government document department and consolidation of technical services operations. This presentation will discuss how the staff and expertise of our technical services department are taking on the lion’s share of the work to address the challenges of remaking our Government Documents collection.

 

On behalf of Kate Hill, Electronic Resources and Distance Education Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries

Just a friendly reminder that you are invited to our informal happy hour Your favorite interest group has planned an informal get-together at the Pub Orlando, starting at 8pm on the 25th of June.  Come join us for drinks, conversation, and good company, all within easy walking distance of the conference hotels and convention center.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP using the link below.  If you find yourself in Orlando and have not rspved, please feel free to just show up as well!

Link: http://goo.gl/forms/nqM18DtDda

 

 

All the best,

Natalie

 

Natalie Bulick

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Cunningham Memorial Library

812-237-2611

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Discussion ACRL Technical Services Interest Group lightning round presentations and business meeting

by Natalie Bulick (non-member) on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 11:43 am

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group will sponsor lightning round presentations and a business meeting at ALA Midwinter in Boston. This meeting will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ball Room A. The lightning rounds will focus on a variety of topics, all related to the work of technical services librarians in the academic setting.

Lightning round presentations:

Preparing Linked Data for Digital Repositories (Sai Deng, University of Central Florida)

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group will sponsor lightning round presentations and a business meeting at ALA Midwinter in Boston. This meeting will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ball Room A. The lightning rounds will focus on a variety of topics, all related to the work of technical services librarians in the academic setting.

Lightning round presentations:

Preparing Linked Data for Digital Repositories (Sai Deng, University of Central Florida)

Technical Services librarian as project manager (Nastia Guimaraes, University of Notre Dame)

Using Process Mapping to uncover workflow inefficiencies (Christine Dulaney, American University)

Adventures in ETD metadata wrangling: Metadata workflows for a mass retrospective thesis and dissertation digitization project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Meghan Banach Bergin, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Scans and Metadata: Employing students as workflows change in Academic Library Technical Services Departments (Linda Evans, Henderson State University)

The Value of Soft Skills in Technical Services (Penny Lochner, Muhlenberg College)

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Discussion Survey on embedded metadata in digital objects

by Natalie Bulick (non-member) on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 03:04 pm

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a survey designed to collect information on the practice of embedding metadata into digital objects.

The purpose of the survey is to explore the cost and benefit of embedding additional (i.e. LAM-generated) metadata into digital objects, to the end of evaluating current practice and defining best practices.

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a survey designed to collect information on the practice of embedding metadata into digital objects.

The purpose of the survey is to explore the cost and benefit of embedding additional (i.e. LAM-generated) metadata into digital objects, to the end of evaluating current practice and defining best practices.

The survey consists of a mix of closed and open ended questions. Participation should take between 15-20 minutes.

Please follow this link to complete the survey:  http://goo.gl/forms/okWuTIyTcN

Rachel Jaffe, Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Cruz and Edward Corrado, Associate Dean, Library Technology Planning and Policy, University of Alabama are conducting this survey.

Participation is voluntary; participants will have the right to discontinue the survey at any point without penalty.

Information obtained from the online survey will be collected in a manner that human subjects cannot be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the subject. Data will be made available to the profession; along with analysis of current practice and possibilities for future research.

The University of California, Santa Cruz Institutional Review Board has determined that this survey qualifies as exempt from full IRB oversight.

No human subjects harm is expected to occur during the online survey.

 

Deadline for completing the survey is September 15, 2015.

 

Contact Rachel Jaffe at 831-502-7291 or jaffer@ucsc.edu, or Edward Corrado at 205-348-0266 or emcorrado@ua.edu with questions or concerns about this study. If you have questions about your rights as a participant in this research, please contact the University of California, Santa Cruz Office of Research Compliance Administration, at 831-459-1473 or orca@ucsc.edu.

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Discussion Annual Meeting Minutes 2015

by Natalie Bulick (non-member) on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 02:58 pm

All, I have attached the annual meeting minutes. If you have questions let me know.

The ACRL Technical Services Interest Group provides a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries. In support of the mission of ACRL, the group develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries.  

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