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On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.   Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

"Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

“Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will  provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of a variety of children's materials.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Are you interested in taking on an important new role within ALCTS? Consider applying to be a part of the newly established Sudden Selectors Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two new positions on the board continue to be accepted through Friday, March 27. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! 

The application deadline for the ALCTS Monographs Editor position is being extended through April 1, 2015. The search committee is actively reviewing the applications they've received so far. 

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Online Doc Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: an ALCTS preconference in San Francisco

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 02:16 pm

On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.   Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.   Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is:  $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  Event Code: ALC2

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;
•    PyMARC for accessing and manipulating MARC records.

This preconference is intended for cataloging and metadata librarians or paraprofessionals and information science students having some familiarity with metadata creation and/or descriptive cataloging practices and at least one or two formats such as MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS or RDF. This preconference may also be useful for digital scholarship librarians and library technology staff. Sessions are oriented towards those who have some familiarity with the technologies covered, however it is not required.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer with XML-aware and Python software as well as questions for group discussion.  See the event page for complete instructions.

This preconference is presented by Timothy W. Cole, mathematics and digital content access librarian, University Library; Myung-Ja (“MJ”) Han, metadata librarian, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Christine Schwartz, metadata librarian and XML database administrator, Princeton Theological Seminary Library; Heidi Frank, electronic resources and special formats cataloging librarian, New York University Libraries, Knowledge Access & Resources Management Services.

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034.

This preconference was developed by the ALCTS Technical Services Workflows Efficiency Interest Group and is cosponsored by the LITA Program Planning Committee and Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. (OLAC).

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, real world linked data, cataloging special formats for children’s materials, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc ALCTS preconference on Real World Linked Data

by Julie Reese (staff) on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 02:10 pm

"Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

"Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

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.  We need to equip library professionals with ontology design best practices in order to contribute to BIBFRAME discussions and other library domain ontology developments. Join us to learn about the people, processes, metrics and, yes, the technology needed to succeed.

This preconference is intended for non-IT library staff with a general understanding of linked data who are ready to engage further in learning and applying data modeling concepts that are central to using/creating linked data in a production environment. Some knowledge of XML and HTML will be assumed (although not required).

Speakers: Jean Godby, senior research scientist, OCLC; 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

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone.  The price of this full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members.  Event Code: ALC1

See the ALCTS conference website for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, cataloging special formats for children’s materials, coding for efficiencies for cataloging and metadata, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

This preconference is sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section’s (CaMMS) Continuing Education Committee.

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at jreese@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc ALCTS Preconference on cataloging special formats for children’s materials

by Julie Reese (staff) on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 03:05 pm

“Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will  provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of a variety of children's materials.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will  provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of a variety of children's materials.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  This preconference is intended for catalogers and other technical services librarians and staff from academic, special, public, and school libraries that have special formats.  Registration is now open through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

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
    two-dimensional materials such as pictures and flash cards

Speakers:  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

Julie Renee Moore is the catalog librarian for special collections and special formats at the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno. She has a BA in Anthropology and German from the Ball State University and an MA in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Ms. Moore is an active member of OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.), currently working on two OLAC CAPC (Cataloging Policy Committee) task forces responsible for writing the Best Practices for Cataloging DVD and Blu-ray Discs Using RDA and MARC21 and the Best Practices for Cataloging Video Games Using RDA and MARC21.

Jay Weitz is senior consulting database specialist at OCLC and was previously assistant catalog librarian at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, an MLS from Rutgers University, and an MA in Education from Ohio State University. He is the author of “Cataloger's Judgment,” both editions of “Music Coding and Tagging” and the cataloging Q&A columns of the Music OCLC Users Group Newsletter and the Online Audiovisual Catalogers Newsletter. He serves as OCLC Liaison to numerous groups.

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site.  Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone.  The price of this full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members. A continental breakfast and light refreshments during breaks will be provided.  Event Code: ALC4

For questions or comments related to this event, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Section's (CaMMS) Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee.  Cosponsored by Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC).

See the ALCTS conference website for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, real world linked data, coding for efficiencies for cataloging and metadata, and challenges with managing streaming media for academic libraries.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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Online Doc Sudden Selectors Guide Series Editorial Board Opening

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 10:17 am

Are you interested in taking on an important new role within ALCTS? Consider applying to be a part of the newly established Sudden Selectors Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two new positions on the board continue to be accepted through Friday, March 27. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! 

Are you interested in taking on an important new role within ALCTS? Consider applying to be a part of the newly established Sudden Selectors Guide series editorial board. Applications to fill two new positions on the board continue to be accepted through Friday, March 27. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! 

The ALCTS Collection Management Section Publications Committee seeks two individuals to join long-term editor Helene Williams on the editorial board of the Sudden Selectors Guide series (http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/collect/collmgt/ssg). Editors appointed this year will serve for either a one or three year term in order to establish staggered appointment terms. 

Applications are due by Friday, March 27, 2015.

Editors of the Sudden Selectors Guide series work as a three-member board, reporting to the CMS Publications Committee. The primary responsibility of the Editors is to work with authors contributing to the Sudden Selectors Guide series, from the proposal to finished manuscript stages.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit potential authors for subjects agreed upon by CMS Publications Committee
  • Work with authors at all stages of process to: 
    • Develop proposals that meet ALCTS and CMS guidelines for manuscripts
    • Provide feedback on and manage timeline for manuscript writing
    • Provide developmental editing
  • Seek and manage inside (CMS Publications Committee) readers
  • Seek and manage outside readers
  • Coordinate activities with other editors and ALCTS Publications (Christine McConnell)
  • Work with ALCTS Publications on final manuscript editing and galley proof process
  • Meet virtually with other Editors prior to Midwinter and Annual conferences
  • Attend virtual CMS Publications Midwinter meeting
  • Coordinate with Co-Editors to ensure attendance, on a rotating basis, at the  CMS Publications Committee at ALA Annual
  • Provide update reports for Midwinter and Annual meetings
  • Contribute productively to discussions of future directions and needs of the Sudden Selectors Guide series

Term of appointment is for three years, and is renewable once. Until staggered appointment terms are established, initial appointment may be for fewer than three years. ALCTS provides a stipend of $1800 to support conference attendance in the third year of appointment.

Editors are ex-officio members of the CMS Publications Committee.

Required qualifications:

  • Current ALCTS-CMS member. (Applications will be accepted from non-members, but appointment is contingent upon joining.)
  • Experience editing manuscripts for publication
  • In-depth selecting and collection management experience
  • Proven project management skills and a strong commitment to producing timely, quality publications
  • Track record of professional publication
  • Ability to work in collaboration with co-editors, CMS Publications Committee members, and ALCTS Publications
  • Active in professional organizations, either library or discipline-related

To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest in serving as an Editor for the Sudden Selectors Guide series and your previous editing experience, your CV, and the names and contact information of two or more references who are familiar with your work as an editor and selector/collection manager to:

Emily Prather-Rodgers, Chair, ALCTS-CMS Publications Committee
eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu

Please combine all application documents into a single PDF file and format your subject line as SSG Editor application/YourLastName.

Questions about the application process may be directed to Emily Prather-Rodgers (eapratherrodgers@noctrl.edu). Questions about the series should be sent to Helene Williams (helenew@uw.edu).

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Online Doc ALCTS Monographs Editor Application Deadline Extended

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 01:36 pm

The application deadline for the ALCTS Monographs Editor position is being extended through April 1, 2015. The search committee is actively reviewing the applications they've received so far. 

The application deadline for the ALCTS Monographs Editor position is being extended through April 1, 2015. The search committee is actively reviewing the applications they've received so far. 

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is seeking an editor for its Monographs collection of publications. This three year appointment comes with a stipend to support travel to ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference. The position is available starting no later than July 1, 2015. An earlier start date may be considered. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and letter of interest with particular attention to your background as an editor to Genevieve S. Owens, Chair,ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee, at gowens@wrl.org. Deadline for applications is March 18, 2015. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

ALCTS Monographs is a collection of digital and print-on-demand publications intended to focus on issues related to technical services and collections in the broadest context.Monographs publishes titles from a wide range of sources, including individually submitted ideas and solicited manuscripts.

The ALCTS Monographs Editor, works in close conjunction with many groups within ALCTS (most notably its Publications Committees), sets strategic direction for the collection, and identifies promising topics, authors, and programmatic events for inclusion in one of the titles under their editorship. The editor also works closely with the editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) and the editor of the ALCTS News identifying items for their respective publishing venues and coordinating solicitation of papers.

The Editor is responsible for producing multiple titles for the collection in any given year. The Editor manages the work with the authors to produce quality and timely digital and print-on-demand publications in the shortest possible timeframe. The Editor is responsible for the overall coordination of the publishing process. The Editor manages the acquisition, development, and approval of  manuscripts through an editorial board and editorial production with the Publications Manager in the ALCTS Office. The editorial board does most of its work virtually and may also meet at both the Annual Conference and Midwinter. The Editor is expected to attend all meetings and serves as chair of the board. The Editor provides counsel and support for authors. This work requires regular and tactful communication with authors, editors, and liaisons to see the process through to completion.

The editor serves as a voting, ex-officio member of the ALCTS Publications Committee and is expected to participate in its work, virtually and in person.

The editor is appointed for a three-year, renewable term and receives a stipend to support travel to the ALA Annual Conference and the Midwinter Meeting. The Editor must be an ALCTS member. Experience with association or non-profit publishing is required. Experience with digital or print-on-demand publishing is highly desirable.

The search committee will conduct interviews by phone after the deadline. To apply for this position, send a C.V. or resume, along with a letter including information about previous editorial experience by April 1, 2015 to:

Genevieve S. Owens

Chair, ALCTS Monographs Editor Search Committee

gowens@ala.org 

Only electronic application submissions will be considered.

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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 webinar: Using LibGuides in Technical Services

by Gina Solares on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 06:28 pm

 

ALCTS webinar: Using LibGuides in Technical Services

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

 

ALCTS webinar: Using LibGuides in Technical Services

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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

Description: Technical services departments in academic libraries have struggled to communicate effectively with other library departments, particularly public services departments. As academic libraries acquire large numbers of digital resources, technical services departments are increasingly responsible for providing current information about those resources to public services staff. In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the process of creating, testing, and implementing a LibGuide as a way of communicating much-needed information between technical services and public services staff at Miami University Libraries.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned how to efficiently utilize external sources (e.g., RSS feeds, Google forms and docs, widgets) within a LibGuide. Attendees will also learn the value of a LibGuide for technical services work and intra-library communications.

Who should attend? Technical services department staff and managers, including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, or e-resources staff; collection management staff

Presenter: Jennifer Bazeley has a BM and an MM in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music, and an MLIS from Dominican University in Illinois. She has worked in technical services at the library in the Field Museum in Chicago, the Mason Public Library in Ohio, and the library at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She began working in the Miami University Library in Oxford, OH in 2009, and is currently Interim Head of Technical Services.

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Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43   

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/041515

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Online Doc ALCTS member on IFLA ballot

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

Please note that Heather Lea Moulaison is the ALCTS/ALA nominee for the IFLA Cataloguing Section for 2015-2019. If your institution is a member of this section, we encourage you to vote for Heather to represent us with IFLA. IFLA elections are open through May 13, 2015.

Event ALCTS webinar: Promoción de Repositorios Institucionales

by Gina Solares on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

ALCTS webinar: Promoción de Repositorios Institucionales

10 de abril de 2015, de 13:00 horario de la zona central

La presentación dura aproximadamente 1 hora.

ALCTS webinar: Promoción de Repositorios Institucionales

10 de abril de 2015, de 13:00 horario de la zona central

La presentación dura aproximadamente 1 hora.

Este webinar demostrará cómo incluso una pequeña institución con personal y recursos limitados pueda alcanzar más de 30 por ciento participación de los profesores en el repositorio institucional. Al mismo tiempo, demostrará cómo aumentar el entendimiento de y apoyo por el acceso abierto.

Audiencia: Bibliotecarios en instituciones que todavía no han creado un repositorio institucional o que encuentran dificultades en obtenir los depósitos de los profesores

Presentador: Carol Hixson es decano de la Biblioteca Nelson Poynter de la Universidad de South Florida St. Petersburg (desde agosto 2009 hasta el presente). Posiciones anteriores incluyen Bibliotecaria de la Universidad en la Universidad de Regina, Canada (2006-2009) y Jefe del Departmento de metadatos y servicios digitales de la Universidad de Oregón (1999-2006). Ha implementado repositories institucionales en Oregón, Regina, y St. Petersburg y ha escrito y presentado extensivamente sobre los repositorios y acceso abierto a lo largo de los Estados Unidos, Canadá, el Reino Unido y España.

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Costo

$20 dólares por individuo

$50 dólares por grupo (más de dos personas desde el mismo punto de acceso)

Todos los webinars son grabados y la tarifa única incluye acceso ilimitado a la grabación de webinar. Todos los asistentes inscritos recibirán el enlace a la sesión grabada por lo que si usted no puede asistir al webinar en el momento en que se presenta, usted tendrá la oportunidad de escuchar la grabación a su conveniencia

Cómo inscribirse: Para inscribirse, complete el formulario en línea (inglés solamente) o por correo (español) para la sesión que quiere asistir.

Para más información: http://www.ala.org/alcts/promoci%C3%B3n-de-repositorios-institucionales

Contacto: Para preguntas sobre inscripción, o preguntas o comentarios sobre los webinars, contacte a Delin Guerra - 1-800-545-2433, ext. 3201 o intl@ala.org

For information in English: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/092414

Publicado a nombre de ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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