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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.

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

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. 

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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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Online Doc ALCTS Continuing Resources Section seeks volunteers

by Erin Leach on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Are you a member of ALCTS who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

Are you a member of ALCTS who works with continuing resources? Would you like to become more active in ALCTS? If you answered “yes!” to both of these questions, the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS might be for you.

The Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS seeks volunteers for its committees and award juries. Committee appointments are for two years and run from July 2015-June 2017. Award jury appointments are for one year and run from July 2015-June 2016. Virtual appointments are available for those who are unable to attend ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual in person, but who are still interested in being involved.

For more information about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees and award juries, visit the Continuing Resources Section’s page on the ALA website (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/crs).

Though the ALCTS appointment cycle is drawing to a close, it’s not too late to get involved. To volunteer for a Continuing Resources Section committee, fill out the volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/howto/vol_form) or contact me directly (eleach@uga.edu). Feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have about the Continuing Resources Section and its committees.

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.

Erin Leach

Chair-Elect, Continuing Resources Section (2014-2015)

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:35 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 2: April 27 - May 22, 2015

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:

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 2: April 27 - May 22, 2015

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, Quinney Library, College of Natural Resources, Utah

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

  • Jeanette Mosey, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

  • Andrea Wirth, Collection Development and Science Librarian, Oregon State University, Oregon

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

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

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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 2: May 11 - June 19, 2015

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 2: May 11 - June 19, 2015

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

  • the definition of collection assessment,

  • techniques and tools,

  • assessment of print and electronic collections, and

  • project design and management.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • design and implement a collection assessment project

  • perform a collection assessment of print resources

  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Who Should Attend:  

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

Instructors:

  • Cory Tucker, Head of Collection Management, University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries

  • Reeta Sinha, Resource Management Librarian, Lane Medical Library, Stanford University

  • Ginger Williams, Acquisitions Librarian, Wichita State University

  • Andrea Wirth, Assistant Professor, Collection Development (CD) Unit, Oregon State University Libraries

  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

  • Teresa Negrucci, Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian, Brown University

  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston

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

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions


Session 2: May 4 - June 12, 2015

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

·         Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Acquisitions


Session 2: May 4 - June 12, 2015

This six-week online course is a basic primer for library acquisitions concepts common to all library materials formats. It covers:

·         Goals and methods of acquiring monographs and serials in all formats;

·         Theoretical foundations and workflows of basic acquisitions functions;

·         Financial management of library collections budgets;

·         Relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.


This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials.  In essence, acquisitions is a business operation, bringing materials into the library and licensing access to library collections and resources.

Who Should Attend:  As a fundamentals course, FOA is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field; and librarians and support staff from other library units and library school or LSSC students who want to know more about acquisitions.  Although FOA focuses on the acquisition of monographs in various physical formats, it covers key components of acquisition and licensing processes for all library materials, in all formats, in all types of libraries.

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

Because success in acquisitions depends on ability to collaborate, negotiate, and be flexible to work out win-win solutions with others, this course includes collaborative and social elements.

Instructors

  • Betsy Redman, Acquisitions Serials Librarian, Arizona State University

  • Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Discovery & Technical Services Academic Library Services, East Carolina University

  • Michelle Flinchbaugh, Acquisitions and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, UMBC Library

  • Donna Smith, Assistant Head of Technical Services, Northern Kentucky University

  • Jennifer Arnold, Director, Library Services, Central Piedmont Community College

  • Kate Kasimor is Technical Services Librarian at Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates).

  • Kate B. Moore is Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Indiana University Southeast.

  • Christina Hennessey is Cataloging Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in California.

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

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/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 Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

 

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Event ALCTS e-Forum: Sustainable Preservation Programs

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

 

ALCTS e-Forum: Sustainable Preservation Programs

Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23, 2015

Moderated by Whitney Baker, Melissa Tedone, and Peter D. Verheyen

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

 

ALCTS e-Forum: Sustainable Preservation Programs

Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23, 2015

Moderated by Whitney Baker, Melissa Tedone, and Peter D. Verheyen

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.

 

Sustainability is a term very much “en vogue,” much like “archival” is in marketing supplies. It can mean different things in different contexts. For purposes of this e-forum, we are using it to discuss the sustainability of preservation activities in the overall context of libraries – administrative, staffing, funding, the changing role of “library as place,” and selection and use/reuse of materials and other workflows.

Despite the clear need for preservation, its programmatic role within the organization context is increasingly in a state of flux as libraries reevaluate their organizational structures and with preservation finding itself in what might be considered unlikely reporting lines. Who will lead these programs, advocate for the continued need for preservation, and demonstrate that the preservation ethos has a role to play away from book and environment? What about improving how we select and manage all the materials we use in preservation and conservation? Below some questions to start the conservation:

• How do you perceive the role of preservation within your institutions, and what changes have you observed?

• How have these changes impacted your work, and how do you see your role changing in the near term (5 years)?

•How are we recycling and reuse lab materials, and what workflow changes may go with this?

Please join our discussion of Sustainable Preservation Programs. And, while doing so, ask your organization some of these same questions in the context of Preservation Week, April 26 – May 2, <>. Check out the free webinars and other resources there.< />

Moderators

Whitney Baker is Head of Conservation Services at the University of Kansas Libraries, where she has worked since 2002. Since 2004 she has taught the preventive conservation class in the graduate program in Museum Studies at the University of Kansas. She holds an MLIS and Advanced Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. She previously worked as Conservation Librarian at the University of Kentucky and served her third-year internship at the Library of Congress, where she also worked as a conservation contractor.

Melissa Tedone recently joined Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library as Library Conservator and Affiliated Faculty in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She also serves as Co-Chair/Chair Elect of AIC’s Sustainability Committee. Melissa holds an MSIS and Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Slavic Studies from Yale University. She has worked for the Connecticut-based sculpture conservation firm ConservArt LLC, and in the book and paper conservation labs of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Lewis Walpole Library, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Iowa State University Library.

Peter D. Verheyen is past Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University Libraries. After beginning as a work‐study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and the research library preservation programs at Yale and Cornell. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse in 1995, has presented and written on a variety of preservation topics, and is co-instructor of ALA/ALCTS’s Fundamentals of Preservation online course.

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.

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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Online Doc ALCTS Publications Spotlight - Library Materials Price Index (LMPI)

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 08:29 am

Library Materials Price Index (LMPI)
The annual index tracking the prices of print and electronic monographs and serials. http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cmtes/ats-lmpi

Library Materials Price Index (LMPI)
The annual index tracking the prices of print and electronic monographs and serials. http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/cmtes/ats-lmpi

Have you ever found yourself in a new position where you had to develop a materials budget and didn't know where to look to get a sense of prices and trends?  Since its inception in 1959, the Library Materials Price Index (LMPI) has been providing librarians with valuable, reliable sources of data to assist them in the creation and development of library materials budgets.  A service of ALCTS Publications, the LMPI is published as an article in The Library and Book Trade Almanac under the title: "Prices of U.S. and Foreign Published Materials."

The price indices are essential tools in these days of extremely strapped budgets.  They provide the data needed to justify budget increases and requests for supplemental funds.  Each year's article discusses changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and trends in the various fields of publication. 

The current article is a rich source of data, broken down by U.S. and foreign published materials as well as by the material types, including but not limited to:

U.S. Periodicals
U.S. Hardcover Books
North American Academic Books
North American Academic E-Books
British Academic Books
U.S. Mass Market Paperback Books
U.S. Paperbacks (Excluding Mass Market)
U.S. Audiobooks
U.S. E-Books
Average Prices of Serials
Average Prices of Online Serials

Of particular note is the first table, newly reestablished as U.S. Periodicals: Average Prices and Price Indexes, 2010-2014 (USPPI).  This index, compiled by Stephen Bosch (University of Arizona) with the assistance of Kittie Henderson (EBSCO Information Services), contains a mix of both online and print serials prices with a title list of more than 5,500 titles.

Articles are available electronically after a one year embargo, beginning with 1999.  As an added benefit, the LMPI editorial board has released the 2014 data in spreadsheet form.  The past articles and the 2014 spreadsheets are available via the ALA Institutional Repository (ALAIR) at https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/514.   

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