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The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, is now accepting applications for the Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between September 19, 2016 and December 16, 2016. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Melanie Church, content services librarian at Greenlease Library, Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., as the recipient of the 2016 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 25, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Sunday, April 24 kicks off the 6th annual Preservation Week, a national awareness campaign developed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Established in 2010, Preservation Week promotes the importance and understanding of protecting and caring for personal and community cultural heritage collections, including books, documents, photographs, textiles, artwork, furniture and any other collectible items.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates the recipient of the 2016 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award, Bonnie Parks. Presented by the Continuing Resources Section (CRS) of ALCTS, this award consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest and is given for distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. The award will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 25 during the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando.

The Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Jim Mouw, associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Chicago, to receive the 2016 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 25 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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Event ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving strategies for a changing name authorities landscape

by Julene Jones on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 07:34 am

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

 

Description: This webinar will identify strategies for coping with the challenges of NACO workflows today and explore proposals to shift authority work in the future from a traditional MARC-based footing to a new identity management orientation. Michelle Durocher and John Riemer of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management will describe the group's efforts to chart a new path forward for authorities that draws on linked data principles, synchronizes NACO’s work with that of other identity registries such as ISNI, and makes it easier for non-NACO libraries to contribute to the program through a more inclusive "NACO Lite" approach. Joseph Nicholson will detail some of the techniques UNC Charlotte is using to cope with a reduced authorities management staff and a backlog of names needing authorized access points. His presentation will describe how the library incorporates the work of paraprofessionals and non-catalogers and uses tools such as OpenRefine and spreadsheets to more swiftly create NACO authority records.

 

Learning outcomes: This presentation will explore the difference between authority control and   identities management and their relationship to linked data, describe the PCC Task Group on Identity Management's proposals to align NACO's work with new developments in linked data and other identity registries and will stimulate thinking about different ways of handling and structuring authorities workflows.

 

Who should attend?   

Catalogers, Metadata Librarians, Catalog Maintenance Librarians and Staff

 

Presenters:

 

Michelle Durocher is the Head of Metadata Management at the Harvard Library, and until most recently has also served for the last four years as acting Head of Metadata Creation.  She is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee and the PCC's Identity Management in NACO Task Group.  She is the coordinator for the PCC’s ISNI Pilot project, facilitating the involvement of a dozen PCC libraries within the ISNI platforms to experiment with identifier creation and management for personal names and organizations.  She is a passionate advocate for expanding the boundaries and benefits of library metadata for discovery on the open web, as well as for deep collaborations with other metadata expert communities outside of libraries.  She has an MLIS from Simmons College and a bachelor of liberal arts in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

 

John Riemer is currently the Head of the UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center since 2000, John Riemer previously worked as Digital Cataloging Coordinator for the Digital Library of Georgia.   He holds an MLS degree and a BA degree in Linguistics from UCLA.

Since 2009, he has served in a number of capacities on the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, including PCC Chair in 2010/2011.   During this time he has led an effort to expand the PCC’s scope to include both traditional MARC cataloging and digital library project metadata/new metadata roles.  Most recently he has chaired the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO. He represents UCLA on and recently chaired ALA’s Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group (“Big Heads”).  He is a member of the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group, a member of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Editorial Board, and writes guest columns for Technicalities.

 

Joseph Nicholson is metadata librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he coordinates authorities workflows, metadata for digital projects, and original cataloging. He holds an MLS and a BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously a cataloger at Louisiana State University.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

 

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/120617

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Discussion ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Explores Library Access and Accessibility

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

On Friday, Feb. 9, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will hold the Midwinter Symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” during the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Aimed at those working in collections and technical services, this full-day symposium will examine how libraries and cultural institutions provide all populations with access to materials. ALA<br />
 2018 Midwinter Meeting

Connecting people to information is a fundamental tenet of librarianship, and in the rapidly evolving information age, librarians strive to enhance access and increase accessibility for all patrons. These concepts are particularly significant to those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. This symposium will explore the current landscape as well as the future of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, foster innovation, and empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The symposium will open with the keynote presentation “Libraries Improving Access: Policies, Programs, and Promotion” from Denver City Librarian Michelle Jeske. Following the keynote, speakers Heidi M. Schroeder, Dr. Heather Moulaison Sandy, Jennifer Dandle and Jordan Fields will give presentations on building accessible collections through interinstitutional collaboration; systems, standards, and strategies used to access library data; enhancing discoverability with accessible content; and partnering to create integrated local collections. In addition, the symposium will offer facilitated roundtable discussions and the closing presentation “Crossing State Lines: Enabling Sharing of Accessible Content” from Laura C. Wood.

“Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 am until 4 pm. ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. In addition, attendees do not need additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Online registration is available through the ALA 2018 Midwinter website.

For questions about the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium or other ALCTS Midwinter programming, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education. View a comprehensive listing of ALCTS events at Midwinter and follow ALCTS on social media using #alctsmw18 for the latest details on ALCTS Midwinter programming.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Update on the RDA 3R Project

by Julene Jones on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 09:12 am

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project is a year-long effort to improve the RDA Toolkit in several different ways. Restructuring includes generalizing existing instructions where possible, implementing the four-fold path (unstructured description, structured description, identifiers, and actionable links) wherever applicable, and incorporating new elements from the IFLA Library Reference Model. Redesign includes greater flexibility in the display of instructions, improved user interaction with the Toolkit, and better tracking of revision history. Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee, will bring attendees up-to-date about the planned changes to the Toolkit, which will be rolled out in April 2018.

 Learning outcomes:

Participants will understand the scope and goals of the 3R Project, including:

•    RDA Toolkit redesign

•    incorporation of the IFLA Library Reference Model entities

•    the proposed reorganization of the Toolkit instructions.

 Who should attend? Catalogers

 Presenter:

Kathy Glennan has over 30 years of experience cataloging music and is currently Head of Original and Special Collections Cataloging at the University of Maryland. She is active in the Music Library Association, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, and ALCTS. She has served as both a liaison and a voting member of CC:DA. Since 2005, Kathy’s professional contributions have focused on RDA development. She became the ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee in 2013.

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Registration: Free

 To attend this free webinar, simply sign up online and you will receive the access link via email.

 For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/112917

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Training for Results: Hard & Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff

by Jeremy Myntti on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 10:59 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Training for Results: Hard & Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff

ALCTS e-Forum: Training for Results: Hard & Soft Skills for Technical Services Staff

December 5-6, 2017

 

Moderated by Terry McQuown and Maggie Dull

 

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.

 

Libraries spend a lot of time and resources training staff. However, how do we know that staff are receiving the right training, in the right format, at the right time? And how do we know it’s having the intended effect? In this e-Forum, we will share best practices in training as they relate to hard and soft skills for technical services staff. Topics include: conducting needs assessments, ensuring that staff apply what they learn in training, evaluating training effectiveness, and overcoming obstacles specific to technical services training.

 

Moderators

Terry McQuown is the Staff Development Coordinator with King County Library System, in Washington State. He received a BA in classical civilization from the University of California, Los Angeles; an MA in Archaeological Studies from Yale University; a JD from Vanderbilt University; and an MLIS from Kent State University. He has worked for the King County Library System as an Adult & Teen Services Librarian, a Supervising Librarian, and, in his current position, as the Staff Development Coordinator, where he oversees the library's trainings.

 

Maggie Dull is currently the Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library. She has presented at the Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Annual Conference and ALA Annual Conference on topics relating to collaboration and training. She has served as a member of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee since 2014.

 

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 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/30: Apply now for 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium registration grants

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:39 pm

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

The day-long symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will explore how libraries and cultural institutions provide access to materials, and ensure that those materials are accessible to all populations.  These concepts are particularly important for those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. The symposium explores the landscape and horizon of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, to foster innovation, and to empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The registration grant committee consists of members of the ALCTS Membership Committee. At least five grants will be awarded in each category, additional grants may be available contingent on additional funding. Grants will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Eligibility

Library School Student Grant applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least part-time at an ALA-accredited institution (part-time status as defined by your institution)
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s progress towards their degree
  • Provide a description of how attending the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

Library Support Staff Grant applicants must:

  • Be currently employed in a library
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s current position responsibilities as well as a description of how attending the Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

In awarding the grants, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who show an interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ALCTS
  • Stated reasons for wanting to attend the 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium
  • Responses to open-ended questions

ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to apply or attend. Additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. Applicants must secure permission from their supervisors to attend the Symposium in advance of applying for the registration grants. Those selected for the registration grants will be notified no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education, at mdougherty@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS webinar: Just catalog it! Providing Access to 3-D Materials

by Julene Jones on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 02:05 pm

 

 

ALCTS webinar: Just catalog it!  Providing Access to 3-D Materials

 

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.

 

Description: If we expect our users to be able to find our collections of games and three-dimensional materials, we must catalog them. We will explain how to catalog these materials using current cataloging standards. We also will discuss how to increase the discoverability of these catalog records by applying facets and genre terms. Facets allow the user to narrow searches by choosing clearly defined subcategories. Genre terms allow the user to search for particular types of resources. We will share our experiences in applying current cataloging standards, facets, and genre terms to meet user needs when cataloging a large collection of tabletop games.

 

Learning outcomes:

 

• Understand why games and other three-dimensional materials must be cataloged if they are to be accessible to users

 

• Understand how discovery layers in the catalog will enhance user access to games and other three-dimensional materials

 

• Understand how genre terms will enhance discovery of games and other three-dimensional materials

 

Who should attend?

 

Staff from academic, public, school libraries with collections of three-dimensional materials

 

Presenters:

 

Diane Robson is Media Librarian at the University of North Texas. She manages collection development, cataloging, and outreach related to games and gaming for the UNT Libraries. Diane plans and hosts events that bring students and Denton residents together to play, learn, and create games.

 

Kevin Yanowski is the Catalog Management Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. He is interested in research on cataloging unique collections, patron-catalog interaction, and accessibility in electronic resources.

 

Catherine Sassen is Principal Catalog Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. She has published and presented on cataloging, indexing, assessment, and career development.

 

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

 

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/111517

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

 

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Event ALCTS webinar: Securing Patron Privacy

by Julene Jones on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 01:13 pm

ALCTS webinar: Securing Patron Privacy

 

ALCTS webinar: Securing Patron Privacy

 

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

 

Description: Article III of the ALA Code of Ethics reads "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." But do we, when those materials are online? Can we? How?

 

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand where e-resource providers and infrastructure may compromise patron privacy

  • Understand how common web infrastructures and practices may compromise patron privacy.

  • Be prepared to implement privacy-protecting technology in library computers.

  • Be prepared to advocate for patron privacy with library administrators and e-resource providers.

 

Who should attend?  E-resource managers. Library administrators. Library web managers.

 

Presenter:

Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches about scholarly communication and publishing, metadata, and library/archives technology. She has written and presented internationally on patron privacy, copyright, institutional repositories, linked data, and data curation. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/110817

 

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

 

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 Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 09:38 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 5: November 27 - December 22, 2017

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

  • Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning

  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)

  • Collection management (evaluating and making decisions about existing collections, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation)

  • Collection analysis—why and how to do it

  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing

  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of CDM responsibilities and the required skills and competencies

  • List the elements in a collection development policy

  • Write a collection development policy

  • Explain the importance of collection analysis

  • Perform one or more types of analysis

  • Explain outreach and liaison responsibilities and be able to develop a plan to increase your activities in these areas

Who Should Attend:  

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Instructors

  • Brian Quinn, Coordinator of Collection Development, Texas Tech University

  • Susanne Clement, Director of Collections, University of New Mexico Libraries

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina

  • Janet Marnatti, Collection Management Director, Bucks County Free Library, Pennsylvania

  • Melissa DeWild, Collection Development Manager, Kent District Library, Michigan

  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University - San Marcos

  • Alison Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

The Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management is generously sponsored byMidwest Tape.

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fcdm/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 09:37 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

 

Session 5: November 27 - December 22, 2017

 

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.

 

Who Should Attend:

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

 

Instructors:

  • Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

  • Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library

  • Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo

  • Lisa MacKinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

 

Registration Fee:

$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fera/ol_templ

 

The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions is generously sponsored byHARRASSOWITZ.

 

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Adapting Cataloging Workflows to a Batch Processing Environment

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 09:23 am

ALCTS e-Forum: Adapting Cataloging Workflows to a Batch Processing Environment

ALCTS e-Forum: Adapting Cataloging Workflows to a Batch Processing Environment

November 14-15, 2017

 

Moderated by Ethan Fenichel, Ariel Turner, and Susan Wynne

 

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.

 

Libraries increasingly rely on vendor-supplied records to improve efficiency and reduce duplication of effort. The quality of records may vary widely, and libraries may also need to make changes for local systems or workflows. Batch processing can be an efficient strategy to correct or enhance sets of records, but the power of batch processing tools also comes with many challenges and complexities. In this e-Forum, we will discuss the technical and organizational opportunities associated with managing vendor records, including issues of quality, techniques and tools for batch processing and loading, and workflows and best practices for vendor record sets.

 

Moderators

Ethan Fenichel is the E-Resources Access Management Librarian at the Florida Atlantic University. His responsibilities include developing and overseeing workflows for ingesting MARC records in batch. Ethan handles automation but with safety gloves. Find him on Twitter at @ethandf

 

Ariel Turner is the Interim Director of Technical Services at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. She has previously worked as the Discovery Librarian and the Automation and Batch Cataloging Librarian, also at Kennesaw State.

 

Susan Wynne recently became the Catalog Management Librarian (unofficial title: Catalog Wrangler) at the University of Iowa. Previously, she worked at Georgia State University and the University of Wyoming. Susan is chair of the CaMMS Executive Committee for 2017-2018. Find her on Twitter at @wynne_susan

 

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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