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The ALCTS Program Committee invites program and in-person pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 23–June 27.

Rev Up to ALA Annual by participating in the ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt.

ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15  |  Like us on Facebook          

Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
Week of June 1st; each 90 minute session will begin at 1pm Central

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

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Online Doc Call for 2016 Annual Conference Programs

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 08:40 am

The ALCTS Program Committee invites program and in-person pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 23–June 27.

The ALCTS Program Committee invites program and in-person pre-conference proposals for the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 23–June 27.

If you are interested in planning a pre-conference or program, please submit the appropriate web form (see below), and plan to meet with the Program Committee during ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco or schedule a virtual appointment after conference. You will be contacted to make an appointment for a 15 minute session during one of the committee’s meetings on Saturday, June 27th, 10:30-11:30 am or Monday June 29th, 1:15-2:30 pm. Virtual appointments will be scheduled at the committee and planner’s convenience during July or August.

The committee and ALCTS staff will help you develop your ideas and plan logistics. It isn’t necessary to have all the details when you initially fill out the proposal form or visit the committee, however we would ask that you supply a working title, tentative description, target audience and relevance to the profession.

The Program Committee welcomes topics that will remain current and of interest in 2016. We particularly encourage you to employ different program formats: lightning rounds, learning lounge style, debates, an “unconference” model, or other innovative program model. Programs will be either 60 or 90 minutes in length. Preconferences may be one-half to two days in length. Programs and pre-conferences often originate with ALCTS sections or interest groups, but they can also come from individuals or other groups. We encourage ALCTS members and/or groups to submit proposals, but welcome proposals from any ALA member or group.

The 2016 Annual Proposal form is located at (you will need to login with your ALA credentials):

http://tinyurl.com/alcts-proposal

Please contact the ALCTS Program Committee co-chairs or ALCTS Office Liaison with questions.

Susan Davis unlsdb@buffalo.edu
Reeta Sinha profdevrs@gmail.com
Julie Reese jreese@ala.org

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Online Doc Join in the ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:05 am

Rev Up to ALA Annual by participating in the ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Rev Up to ALA Annual by participating in the ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt.

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American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 25-30, 2015
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Join the ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt

June 15 - June 19, 2015

Rev Up to ALA Annual by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt. Running Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 the week before Annual Conference, you can score points by snapping photos of people, places, and things in your home town library and community.

Score the most points and you can win from our collection of fabulous prizes:

  • 1st Place: $75 ALA Store Voucher
  • 2nd Place: ALCTS CE Certificate (1 free individual webinar registration)
  • 3rd Place: $15 Starbucks Gift Card

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15 and #alaac15
How to Play

Snap photos of the scavenger hunt items and post them online to score points

The day's scavenger hunt items will be posted to the ALCTS ANMIG page in ALA Connect and on the Flicker group discussion board by 9am Eastern | 8am Central | 7am Mountain | 6am Pacific time each day.

Post your photos to your Flickr, Twitter, OR Instagram account and be sure to tag them with #alctsac15 and #alaac15.

Follow the Rules

  • You must post all of your photos to one social media site - do not split them up across multiple sites or you will lose points. (ie. If you post half of your photos to Twitter and half to Instrgram, only half of your photos will count.)
  • If using Flickr, you must join the ALCTS Rev Up to Annual 2015 Flickr Group, and ADD your photos to the group.
  • Post photos of the daily scavenger hunt items before the end of the day to earn full points. You can post photos of the previous day's list, but you'll only earn half the points.
  • All photos must be easily identifiable. Adding a caption describing your photo would help us greatly when tabulating points.
  • All photos must be posted according to the rules by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, June 19.

Winners will be decided by point totals and any ties will be broken by random drawing.

Winners will be announced following the contest and prizes will be redeemed through Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office.

The best photos will be posted to the ALCTS News with credit to the individual and their library.

For questions or comments, contact Jacob Ineichen at jwineichen@gmail.com.

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Online Doc ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 03:42 pm

ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15  |  Like us on Facebook          

Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
Week of June 1st; each 90 minute session will begin at 1pm Central

ALCTS Events at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15  |  Like us on Facebook          

Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
Week of June 1st; each 90 minute session will begin at 1pm Central

Although relatively new to the library scene, expectations for metadata services within and outside the library are changing. This preconference explores some of the emerging responsibilities for metadata specialists by focusing on the need for metadata consultation within the data management lifecycle, the assessment of metadata workflows situated in traditional cataloging departments, and the movement to standardize and share local vocabularies.

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management
Session 2: Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows
Session 3: Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies

Register through the ALA Online Learning Registration web site

The price of this 3-part series is $109 for ALCTS members; $149 for ALA members; $50 for retired members and student members.


In-Person Preconferences

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata:  Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data
Thursday, June 25 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating, and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.  

Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us
Thursday, June 25 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21.  Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA.  The following children's materials types will be covered: video recordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games, and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and Other Digital Content for Academic Libraries
Friday, June 26 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The provision of streaming media services are a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits.  Topics that will be covered include: selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights, and emerging digital resources.  

Beyond the Looking Glass.  Real World Linked Data:  What Does It Take to Make It Work?
Friday, June 26 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Too oft of late, discussions have focused on just the technology. An "It's COOL. Library is the last man to the party. Let's just DO IT already." mentality often leads the way. Until the rubber hits the funding road, and funders require results. What beyond technology is required for success? Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics, and yes the technology, needed to succeed.

Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practical Guides
Friday, June 26 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD, and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site

The price of each full-day in-person preconference is:

  • $219 for ALCTS members (remember to use code ALCTS2015 to receive the discounted price)
  • $269 for ALA members
  • $99 for retired members and student members
  • $319 for nonmembers

PROGRAMS

ALCTS President's Program: Three Short Stories about Deep Reading in the Digital Age
Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, addresses the effect of our digital age on our ability to do “deep reading”.  She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard as well as degrees in literature from Northwestern and St. Mary’s College.  The author of over 130 scientific publications, Dr. Wolf’s book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, has received numerous awards and has been translated into 13 languages. Her current research interest centers on the neurological underpinnings of reading, language, and dyslexia.
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Coming to Terms with the New LC vocabularies: Genre/Form (Literature, Music, General), Demographic Groups and Medium of Performance
The Library of Congress, ALCTS/SAC and MLA have collaborated on new vocabularies to provide genre/form access to literature, music, and "general" works as well as controlled lists of demographic terms and medium of performance terms; new MARC fields are in place for attributes of works including audience, creator characteristics, and time period of creation. Leading contributors to this work will describe the context, development, and practical application of these new vocabularies and fields.

What Drives Collection Assessment? The "Why" That Brings You to "How"
Are we completely controlled by our buildings and the need to weed? What other factors for planning lead us to assess our collections? Is it possible to individualize assessment tools for genuinely meaningful results? Learn how three very different libraries, with different objectives, approached evaluation and assessment.

To the MOOC and Beyond! Adventures in Online Learning, Copyright, and Massive Open Online Courses
As online learning proliferates, universities expect libraries to be more involved in licensing and copyright support. From Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to distance learning, continuing studies, to flipped and blended courses, content selection that engages students and supports instruction is key. However, content can have rights restrictions that limit use in open environments. Learn from librarians in the trenches about the challenges and opportunities of online learning support.

Is Technical Services Dead?: Creating Our Future
Major changes have taken place within technical services within the last 5-10 years.  Automated workflows, a proliferation of vendor supplied services, patron centered acquisition plans, and digital preservation have impacted how we work and the career paths of our newer professionals.  A panel of librarians will discuss whether there is a future for traditional technical services, whether MARC matters with RDA and if RDA will live up to its promise, skills needed for future of technical services work, and technical services advocacy.

Audio Digitization: Starting Out Right
There are many reasons for digitizing collections, but technical and workflow issues as well as copyright restrictions on access and use of audio collections make conversion from analog formats especially complex. The success of any audio digitization venture will rely on asking the right questions before you start.   Speakers will explore the challenges of planning and implementing audio digitization projects for preservation and access. Extensive examples from the California Audiovisual Preservation Project will be presented.

Data Clean-Up: Let's Not Sweep It Under the Rug
Data migration is inevitable in a world in which technological infrastructures and data standards continue to evolve. Whether you work in a catalog database or a digital library/archives/institutional repository, working with library resource data means that you will eventually be required to usher data from one system or standard to another. Three speakers working in different library contexts will share their data normalization experiences.

ALCTS Preservation Showdown
Two teams will go head to head in debate on a controversial topic in libraries. Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, bringing their different perspectives to each side of the issue. Audience members will be expected to ask questions during the debate, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion with the audience and the debaters.        

International Outreach: Preservation and Cataloging
Speakers will detail their experiences with international outreach efforts.  I anticipate having speakers representing preservation and cataloging activities. Jake Nadal will expand on the presentation he gave during midwinter 2014 in an interest group meeting where he spoke about preservation efforts in Liberia.

Getting Started with Library Linked Open Data:  Lessons from UNLV and NCSU
This program will focus on the practical steps involved in creating and publishing linked data including data modeling, data clean up, enhancing the data with links to other data sets, converting the data to various forms of RDF, and publishing the data set.  At each step of the process, the speakers will share their experiences and the tools they used to give the audience multiple perspectives on how to approach linked data creation.

Managing Transliteration of Bibliographic Data
The intersection of language technology with library data has the potential to open up interesting new ways of introducing users to multilingual content.  Along the way, it is important to stay mindful of some of the principles that have historically underpinned the production and distribution of data in scripts other than the Latin alphabet.

Leading the Charge: Practical Management Tools and Tips for New Technical Services Managers
The transition into management in library technical services can be daunting and challenging. This lightning round program by experienced managers will present a variety of ways to build rapport and gain your staff's trust, assess current procedures and workflows without scaring off the natives, and initiate change in a positive way!

Open Source Software & Technical Services: Kuali OLE, GOKb and VuFind
Can technical services librarians influence library system development? In the open-source and community-source projects, such as Open Library Environment (Kuali OLE), Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb) and VuFind, technical services librarians play lead roles in design, specifying, prioritizing, testing and implementing new software. This program will focus on the technical services librarian participation in these projects, and will show some of the technical services functionality of these products.

Enhancing Access to Literary Works for Children: LC’s Genre/Form and Audience Terms
This program will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) and Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT), and explain how to use them to catalog and provide access to materials for children. LCGFT and LCDGT will be placed into the context of existing practice, and the relationships among subject headings, genre/form terms, and demographic terms will be discussed. Real-world examples and hands-on exercises will be provided.

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Online Doc 'Deep reading in the digital age' topic of ALCTS President’s Program in San Francisco

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

CHICAGO — Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. 

In this presentation, Dr. Wolf will explore three themes:

1.       the transition from a literary to a digital culture with its concomitant effects on the changing reading brain;

2.       the beauty and the threats of the digital milieu on the next generation of readers; and

3.       the role of stewardship played by libraries in the preservation of "deep reading" in our culture.

Wolf received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she began her work on the neurological underpinnings of reading, language and dyslexia. Her work often addresses the effect of our digital age on our ability to do "deep reading."  She has been awarded a NICHD Shannon award for Innovative Research and several multiyear NICHD grants to investigate new approaches to reading intervention.

The author of over 130 scientific publications, in 2007 Dr. Wolf published "Proust and the Squid: the Story and Science of the Reading Brain," which has received numerous awards and is now translated into 13 languages. Within literacy areas, she serves on the Library of Congress Advisory Committee on Literacy Awards.

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc ALCTS Virtual Preconference Coming in June

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 03:44 pm

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
An ALCTS virtual preconference

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services
An ALCTS virtual preconference

Expectations for metadata services within and outside the library are constantly changing and evolving. This three-day (June 2-4) virtual preconference explores some of the emerging responsibilities for metadata specialists by focusing on the need for metadata consultation within the data management lifecycle, the assessment of metadata workflows situated in traditional cataloging departments and the movement to standardize and share local vocabularies.

Follow the conversation on Twitter:  #alctsac15

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management
Tuesday, June 2,  1 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Presenters: Anna Craft, metadata cataloger at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG); Jared Lyle, director of curation services, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan

Session 2: Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows
Wednesday, June 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Presenter: Arwen Hutt, metadata librarian, The UC San Diego Library; Nathan B. Putnam, head, metadata services at the University of Maryland; Bria L. Parker, metadata librarian at the University of Maryland

Session 3: Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies
Thursday, June 4, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Central, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1:30 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific
Presenters: Allison Jai O’Dell, special collections cataloging and metadata librarian at the University of Miami Libraries; Dan Tam Do, metadata services manager at The George Washington University Libraries.

For more information about what will be presented, visit the ALCTS web site.

To register, complete the online registration form or register by mail.  The sessions are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the session recording.

Registration Fees:
ALCTS member or international member: $109 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $249 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $149 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $319 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

Contact
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 the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.
 

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Online Doc ALCTS offers five exciting Preconferences at Annual in San Francisco

by Julie Reese (staff) on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 03:17 pm

CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events. 

CHICAGO — Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #alctsac15

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data
Event Code: ALC2
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data. Session topics include XML and XSLT for streamlining and scaling up metadata and cataloging workflows; RDF/XML for serializing MODS-RDF and BIBFRAME; XQuery for extracting, manipulating and constructing library metadata; and PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.  For detailed instructions on the software needed to participate in this event, refer to the event page on the ALCTS web site.

Speakers include: Timothy W. Cole, mathematics and digital content access librarian, University Library (Illinois); Myung-Ja (“MJ”) Han, metadata librarian, University Library (Illinois); Heidi Frank, electronic resources and special formats cataloging librarian; Christine Schwartz, metadata librarian and XML database administrator, Princeton Theological Seminary Library    

Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21
Event Code: ALC4
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21.  Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA.  The following children's materials types will be covered: video recordings, sound recordings, video games, three-dimensional objects, kits, books with accompanying material in a special format, games and two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards.

Speakers include: Jay Weitz, senior consulting database specialist, OCLC Online Computer Library Center; Julie Renee Moore, catalog librarian for special collections and special formats, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno

Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?
Event Code: ALC3
Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Too oft of late, discussions have focused on just the technology. An "It's COOL. Library is the last man to the party. Let's just DO IT already." mentality often leads the way. Until the rubber hits the funding road, and funders require results. What beyond technology is required for success? Join us to explore ontology design and data modeling in the real world. Learn about the people, processes, metrics and, yes, the technology, needed to succeed.

Speakers include: Jean Godby, senior research scientist, OCLC Online Computer Library Center; Jenn Riley, associate dean, digital initiatives, McGill University Library; Nannette Naught, vice president, strategy and implementation, Information Management Team (IMT), Inc.; Steven Folsom, discovery metadata librarian, Cornell University

Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries
Event Code: ALC1
Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The provision of streaming media services is a challenge for academic libraries. The preconference will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. The program will include topics such as; selection, collection development, acquisition models, issues in acquisitions and workflow management, delivery systems and platforms, standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media, distribution rights and emerging digital resources.

Speakers Include: deg farelly, ShareStream administrator/media librarian, Arizona State University Libraries; Cindy Kristof, head, copyright and document services, Kent State University Libraries; Films on Demand, Wendy Collins, vice president, digital strategy, Infobase Learning; Olivia Humphrey, chief executive officer, Kanopy; Diane Robson, UNT Media Library; Alexander Street Press speaker to be determined

Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides
Event Code: ALC5
Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The preconference workshop will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21 and the newly-issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media. Through presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn to catalog current video formats such as streaming video, DVD and Blu-ray. Specialized materials such as filmed performances (dance, music, theatre, etc.) and older video formats will also be addressed.    

Speakers include: Jeannette Ho, director of cataloging, Texas A&M University Libraries; Mary Huismann, music/media original cataloger, University of Minnesota

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone.  The price of each full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  

To learn more about these and other continuing education opportunities, visit the ALCTS conference web site.

To propose an event for the 2016 Annual Conference or Online Learning, visit the ALCTS event planning web site.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Event ALCTS 101

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 07:15 am

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Kick off your conference weekend with ALCTS 101--a friendly, low-key evening with light refreshments and the opportunity to win great door prizes, including an iPad mini!

ALCTS 101 is an informal overview of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Division. Chat with established members about ALCTS sections (cataloging, preservation, continuing resources, etc.), interest groups, navigating Annual, publishing opportunities, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

Want to get involved? Stick around for the short business meeting of the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) following the event, where you can volunteer to serve as Vice Co-Chair or Student Liaison.

All are welcome—those considering membership with ALCTS, student members, new members, and long-term members wanting a brush-up.

You’re also invited to the first-ever ALCTS 101 After Party!
**PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED!**
Walk over to Whispers Bar & Grill (located in the Courtyard Marriott at 299 2nd Street) with us immediately following ALCTS 101. If you can’t attend 101, just meet up with us there between 8:45 and 9:00. RSVP for the After Party is recommended, but not required: http://goo.gl/forms/e9zmlUdg3g

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

Moderated by Pamela Bluh and Jane Edmister Penner

 

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: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

Moderated by Pamela Bluh and Jane Edmister Penner

 

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.

 

What images do you conjure up when you think of “retirement?” An AARP card? Medicare? Caribbean beaches? Continuing Education? Travel? Sleeping until noon? Reading the latest best-sellers? All of the above and then some!

 

This e-forum will give participants – and lurkers on the list –opportunities to ask questions and share experiences to ease the transition from a career in library services to the condition of ‘retirement.’

 

There is a lot of talk about the “graying” of the profession but less about the kinds of things those who are ‘graying’ should consider. We hope that sharing our experiences in navigating our way out of the work world and into the world of retirement will stimulate a lively discussion.

 

Moderators

Pamela Bluh retired from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland at the end of July 2014. She ‘resisted’ retirement for quite some time, but now finds it hard to understand how she had time to work.

 

Jane Edmister Penner has worked at the University of Virginia for 27 years, most recently as Director of Content Management Services (i.e., Technical Services) and previously as Head of the Music Library. Professionally, she has been active in the ALA/ALCTS Directors of Technical Services at Large Research Libraries Roundtable and in the Music Library Association. She is taking advantage of UVa’s option of a two-year “step-down” and will retire in April 2016.

 

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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Discussion Standards-related programming at ALA Annual 2015

by Joelen Pastva on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Standards-related programming

ALA Annual San Francisco, January 25-30, 2015

Compiled by ALCTS Standards Committee

 

As part of its charge to support and promote work within ALCTS related to standards, the ALCTS Standards Committee is pleased to present this compilation of standards-related programs at ALA Annual 2015.

Standards-related programming

ALA Annual San Francisco, January 25-30, 2015

Compiled by ALCTS Standards Committee

 

As part of its charge to support and promote work within ALCTS related to standards, the ALCTS Standards Committee is pleased to present this compilation of standards-related programs at ALA Annual 2015.

 

Friday, June 26

 

NISO/BISG 9th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Access or Ownership: Evolving Business Models and Your Institution

Description:

Standards are critically important elements that can make any business process more efficient. The traditional print subscription services model, the process of handling standing book orders by libraries, and even the process of buying, selling, and consuming e-books through a variety of platforms all require standardized business processes to efficiently get content from publishers through vendors to libraries and ultimately to patrons.

As our community adapts to changing paradigms regarding service and ownership models specific to digital publishing, both the library and publishing communities need to consider the implications of these changes. Print content distribution was centered on a sales model, where the transfer of ownership of a physical object was a core element of the transaction; this is often not the case with digital assets. Generally, content is licensed and access is limited; by rights, by term, or by community served. The implications of this shift are quite broad both for content providers as well as libraries. What are the business practices, roles and responsibilities, on both sides of the new digital exchange that all parties need to be aware of and incorporate to ensure efficient information exchange?

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3012 (W)

When: June 26, 201512:00-4:00 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29866

 

Saturday, June 27

 

Copy Cataloging Interest Group (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Description:

Our focus for the Annual meeting is how libraries approach and define standards of quality for copy cataloging production. Suggested topics include: Vendor-provided records – analysis of quality, level of editing, authority control, and ongoing maintenance; staff training to recognize quality records and improve records that do not meet local guidelines; documenting local standards for record quality.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 122 (N)

When: June 27, 20158:30-10:00 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29208

 

MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) Meeting I

Description:

Discussions of changes to the MARC formats and approval of proposals. All ALA attendees may participate in the discussions. The approval votes are by the Committee membership which is composed of representatives from CC:DA and other ALA units, various library associations such as the Music Library Association, library system vendors and networks, and national libraries such as the Library of Congress, NLM, NAL, Library and Archives Canada, British Library, and the Deutsche Bibliothek.

Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Yosemite C, Shuttle Bus Route 1

When: June 27, 20158:30-10:00 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/30192

 

Cataloging Norms Interest Group (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Description:

Presentations include: “Describing Resources with BIBFRAME at the National Library of Medicine,” by Nancy J. Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine; “Skill Sets for Technical Services Staff,” by Roman S. Panchyshyn, Assistant Professor, Kent State University; and “What Can We Do about Our Legacy?” by Diane Hillman, RDA Development Team.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 122 (N)

When: June 27, 201510:30-11:30 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29205

 

Data Clean-Up: Let's Not Sweep It Under the Rug (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Description:

Data migration is inevitable in a world in which technological infrastructures and data standards continue to evolve. Whether you work in a catalog database or a digital library/archives/institutional repository, working with library resource data means that you will eventually be required to usher data from one system or standard to another. Amy Rudersdorf from the Digital Public Library of America will be speaking on data normalization from the digital library perspective. Terry Reese of Ohio State University will discuss the role that tools such as MarcEdit can play in the context of data normalization and cleanup. Kyle Banerjee from Oregon Health and Science University will address the role data normalization is playing in the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 2022 (W)

When: June 27, 20151:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28670

 

Holdings Information Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section)

Description:

Kristen Wilson, Associate Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, GOKb Editor, North Carolina State University Libraries, will speak on The Global Open Knowledgebase (GOKb), a partnership between Kuali OLE and Jisc. GOKb is an open data repository of information related to electronic resources as they are acquired and managed by libraries. This presentation will describe the ways in which GOKb has addressed holdings information so far, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities that the project has identified as a result of this work.

Xiaoli Li , Co-Head of Content Support Services, Department at the University of California (UC) Davis General Library, will speak on the potential for rich bibliographic description of resources that BIBFRAME offers. However linking these resources to library holdings data is not natively part of the BIBFRAME framework. How will serials cataloging be impacted by implementation of BIBFRAME? How will libraries handle their holdings data in BIBFRAME description? Xiaoli will share what UC Davis has learned from their experiment with converting serials from MARC to BIBFRAME. She will also present her thoughts on what libraries will need to do in order to move their legacy serial bibliographic and holdings data into BIBFRAME.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3002 (W)

When: June 27, 2015 – 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29180

 

Sunday, June 28

 

Continuing Resources Standards Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section)

Description:

Several new and emerging standards efforts will be discussed, including Altmetrics. Nettie Legace, NISO, will present on Altmetrics. PESC Working Group speaker, (tentative) will talk about a brand-new about-to-be-finalized recommended practice called Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content (PESC) to describe a packaging specification to be used for exchange and archiving of serial publications.  More information is available at http://www.niso.org/workrooms/pesc/

Where: Moscone Convention Center, Esplanade 302

When: June 28, 201510:30-11:30 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29179

 

Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Description:

Presentations include: "Accommodating RDA in CONTENTdm and Islandora, or, Accommodating RDA in Content and Digital Asset Management Systems," presented by Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian and Associate Librarian, University of Central Florida, and “Queering the LCNAF : on recording gender in name authority files,” presented by Amber Billey, Catalog/Metadata Librarian, University of Vermont and Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Long Island University.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 120 (N)

When: June 28, 201510:30-11:30 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29207

 

Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group (ALCTS Collection Management Section)

Description:

Gauging User Interest in Non-Traditional Library Resources - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a government funded research laboratory based in Golden, Colorado. This presentation will discuss the NREL Library’s current collection assessment and development practices as they relate to resources not often found in many libraries: technical industry standards (e.g., ISO, IEC, ASTM, IEEE) and energy-related market reports.

Inflated Journal Value Rankings: Pitfalls You Should Know About HTML and PDF Usage Based on Publisher Website Design - The California Digital Library (CDL) developed a value-based strategy to assess journals which is now used as a major part of the University of California's systemwide e-journal collection planning process. Last year, CDL conducted a research project to study the impact on usage data of publisher website design. The presenters will discuss how vendor interfaces and other factors impact usage data.

Leveraging WorldCat Web Services for Collection Analysis - This session will provide a general introduction to the WorldCat web service APIs, including eligibility requirements, registration procedures, documentation, support, use limitations, and a quick survey of some of the available APIs. It will also discuss use of the WorldCat Search API, the xID services, and the WorldCat Registry API for collection analysis purposes, illustrated by projects carried out at Cornell.

Academic E-Books: Do DRM Restrictions Effect Usage?, Tara Tobin Cataldo, Science Collections Coordinator, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and Trey Shelton, E-Resources Librarian, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.

Taking altmetrics beyond the article to the book: An introduction to the Bookmetrix project with Springer Books, Sara Rouhi, Product Specialist, Altmetric.com

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 133 (N)

When: June 28, 20151:00-2:00 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29200

 

NISO Annual Update

Description:

The NISO Update provides the latest news about NISO's current efforts, including standards, recommended practices and community meetings covering many areas of interest to the library community. Working group members will provide updates on projects newly underway or recently completed. See more at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/ala_annual_sf#update

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 228-230 (S)

When: June 28, 20151:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29865

 

Authority Control Interest Group (ALCTS/LITA)

Description:

Paul Frank (Library of Congress), Shana McDanold (Georgetown University), and Bob Maxwell (Brigham Young University) will discuss their thoughts on authority control. Janis L. Young (Library of Congress) will be giving her regular semi-annual and very popular report from the Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) will discuss the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association. She will review the music vocabulary, its origins, the decision-making processes during its development, the interaction of LCGFT terms with those of the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT), and explain areas of the vocabulary that are still being developed or are otherwise in flux.

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) will discuss the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. This presentation will show the results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 124 (N)

When: June 28, 20151:00-3:30 p.m. (business meeting to follow)

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29319

 

Collection Management and Development Research Forum (ALCTS Collection Management Section)

Description:

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum. Tony Greiner, Portland Community College, will discuss a data-driven weeding project in which he developed a list of common characteristics of uncirculated materials. This work led to recommendations for identifying and avoiding purchasing books that are unlikely to ever be used. Forrest Link and Bethany Sewell, The College of New Jersey, are currently investigating the feasibility of using short-term loans of ebooks as an alternative to traditional interlibrary loan. They will present their findings at the forum.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3012 (W)

When: June 28, 2015 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29196

 

Monday, June 29

 

Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group (ALCTS)

Description:

Book metadata will be discussed from a variety of perspectives from a panel of librarians, vendors and publishers. The panelists are: Noah Levin from Springer who will review publisher metadata, MJ Han a metadata librarian speaking about local practice and Suzanne Kemperman from OCLC who will talk about metadata partnerships for WorldCat discoverability. The Library of Congress with Karl Debus-Lopez and Camilla Williams will review LC’s CIP for ebooks and their work on using contributed publisher metadata via ONIX.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 125 (N)

When: June 29, 2015 – 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29218

 

Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum (ALCTS Continuing Resources Section)

Description:

As part of a special program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ISSN, Regina Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress; Steve Spade; and Diane Boehr, National Library of Medicine, will talk about the development and usage of ISSN.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 132 (N)

When: June 29, 2015 – 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29198

 

Coming to Terms with the New LC Vocabularies: Genre/Form (Literature, Music, General), Demographic Groups and Medium of Performance (ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Description:

The Library of Congress, ALCTS/SAC and MLA have collaborated on new vocabularies to provide genre/form access to literature, music, and "general" works as well as controlled lists of demographic terms and medium of performance terms; new MARC fields are in place for attributes of works including audience, creator characteristics, and time period of creation. Leading contributors to this work will describe the context, development, and practical application of these new vocabularies and fields. Speakers include Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington Libraries; Hermine Vermeij, Team Leader, Subject Specialist Catalogers, Music Cataloger, UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center; Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress, Policy and Standards Division.

Where: Moscone Convention Center, 2003 (W)

When: June 29, 2015 – 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Link: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/28661

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging -- SOLD OUT

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:31 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging -- SOLD OUT

Session 3: July 20 - August 28, 2015

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.The course was written and developed by Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It covers:

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging -- SOLD OUT

Session 3: July 20 - August 28, 2015

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.The course was written and developed by Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It covers:

  • principles underlying cataloging practice,

  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,

  • tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and

  • processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.

Who Should Attend?

As a fundamentals course, FOC is tailored for librarians and library support staff new to cataloging, librarians and library support staff from other units who want to know more about cataloging, and experienced cataloging librarians and library support staff seeking continuing education and networking opportunities.

Cataloging librarians in countries other than the U.S. and library school students or graduates developing skills to help get a job or identify areas of interest in library work may also benefit from this course.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services, University of Montana, Missoula.

  • Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian, University of San Francisco

  • Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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 members; $139 nonmembers

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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