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Discussion International Developments in Library Linked Data: Speaker Slides Available

by David Miller on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Speaker presentations for International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally, Act Globally, are now available. This two-part program was presented by the ALCTS International Relations Committee and the LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group.

Part One, with speakers Richard Wallis, Jodi Schneider, and Neil Wilson: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14393

Part Two, with Gordon Dunsire and Reinhold Heuvelmann: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14381

Speaker presentations for International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally, Act Globally, are now available. This two-part program was presented by the ALCTS International Relations Committee and the LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group.

Part One, with speakers Richard Wallis, Jodi Schneider, and Neil Wilson: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14393

Part Two, with Gordon Dunsire and Reinhold Heuvelmann: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14381

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Discussion ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by David Miller on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 01:34 pm

Between December 5, 2011 and January 6, 2012, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will accept grant applications for the February - August sessions of the association’s four-week fundamentals online courses.

One free seat per online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

Fundamentals of AcquisitionsSession 1:  February 27 – March 23Session 2:  April 16 – May 11Session 3:  July 30 – August 24

Between December 5, 2011 and January 6, 2012, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will accept grant applications for the February - August sessions of the association’s four-week fundamentals online courses.

One free seat per online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

Fundamentals of AcquisitionsSession 1:  February 27 – March 23Session 2:  April 16 – May 11Session 3:  July 30 – August 24

 The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that 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. 

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources AcquisitionsSession 1: March 5 – March 30   
Session 2: April 23 – May 18
Session 3: July 23 – August 17The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) Web course will provide an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  It will provide 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.

This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Session 1: March 19 – April 23Session 2: May 17 - June 1Session 3: August 20 - September 14    
The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include 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 (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation); collection analysis—why and how to do it; outreach, liaison, and marketing; and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management.

This course is sponsored by Coutts-Ingram.

Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 1: March 26 – April 20
Session 2: May 21 – June 15

The Fundamentals of Preservation introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives.  The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.  Components include preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning and careful handling of collections; the history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

For more information about the grant, visit the ALCTS Web site:  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant.cfm 

To apply, go to: https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-online-course-grant-application-form/

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Discussion IFLA 2010 Reports

by David Miller on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 07:29 pm

Reports by ALCTS-sponsored representatives to the 2010 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (Gothenburg, Sweden) have been published in the December 2010 issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online. Direct links to these reports follow:

Acquisitions and Collection Development Section (Judy Jeng, Clarion University, and Sha Li Zhang, University of North Carolina at Greensboro): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v21/n4/feat/ifla.cfm#1

Reports by ALCTS-sponsored representatives to the 2010 IFLA World Library and Information Congress (Gothenburg, Sweden) have been published in the December 2010 issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online. Direct links to these reports follow:

Acquisitions and Collection Development Section (Judy Jeng, Clarion University, and Sha Li Zhang, University of North Carolina at Greensboro): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v21/n4/feat/ifla.cfm#1

Bibliography Section (Charlene Chou, Columbia University, and Glenn Patton, OCLC): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v21/n4/feat/ifla.cfm#3

Cataloguing Section (William Garrison, University of South Florida and John Hostage, Harvard Law School): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v21/n4/feat/ifla.cfm#4

Classification and Indexing Section (David Miller, Curry College and Edward T. O’Neill, OCLC Research): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v21/n4/feat/ifla.cfm#5

Preservation and Conservation Section (Jeanne Drewes, Library of Congress): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/ano/v21/n4/feat/ifla.cfm#6 

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Discussion IFLA Newsletters of Interest to ALCTS Members

by David Miller on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 07:13 pm

ALA, via ALCTS, has representatives to several IFLA Sections, each of which publishes an informative newsletter or blog about issues and activities relevant to ALCTS members. Links to these Section publications follow:

Acquisitions and Collection Development: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/acquisition-and-collection-development-section-newsletter

ALA, via ALCTS, has representatives to several IFLA Sections, each of which publishes an informative newsletter or blog about issues and activities relevant to ALCTS members. Links to these Section publications follow:

Acquisitions and Collection Development: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/acquisition-and-collection-development-section-newsletter

Bibliography: http://blogs.ifla.org/bibliography/ (The IFLA Bibliography Blog)

Cataloguing: http://www.ifla.org/en/node/495

Classification and Indexing: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/classification-and-indexing-section-newsletter

Newspapers: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/newspapers-section-newsletter

Preservation and Conservation: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/preservation-and-conservation-section-newsletter

Serials and Other Continuing Resources: http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/serials-and-other-continuing-resources-section-newsletter

 

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Discussion ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

by David Miller on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is now accepting grant applications for the October –December sessions of the association’s four-week fundamentals online courses.

One free seat per online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is now accepting grant applications for the October –December sessions of the association’s four-week fundamentals online courses.

One free seat per online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.

Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Session 5: October 11 – November 5
Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) focuses on what you need to know about the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods; financial management of materials budgets; and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Session 5: October 4 – October 29

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  Participants are taught 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.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
Session 5: October 4 – October 29

Session 6: November 15 – December 17

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Topics include

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 (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation), Collection analysis—why and how to do it, Outreach, liaison, and marketing, and Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management.

Applicants must have a degree in library or information science (e.g. a 4-year undergraduate degree or a master’s) or, be enrolled in a library or information science program or, be working as a librarian or information professional in a developing country.  Applicants must be a legal national from a qualifying developing country (see ALCTS Web site for list), have working knowledge of English, and have technical abilities to participate in an online course.

For more information about the grant, visit the ALCTS Web site:  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant.cfm 

To apply, go to:

https://alctsprogram.wufoo.com/forms/alcts-online-course-grant-application-form/

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Discussion ALCTS IRC Meeting at the ALA Annual in Washington, DC

by Susan Matveyeva (non-member) on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 04:16 pm

ALCTS IRC Meeting at the ALA Annual in Washington, DC

 

Time: Sunday, June 27, 1:30 pm 3:45 pm

Place:  The Mayflower Renaissance (MAY)

Room: Cabinet

 

AGENDA

ALCTS IRC Meeting at the ALA Annual in Washington, DC

 

Time: Sunday, June 27, 1:30 pm 3:45 pm

Place:  The Mayflower Renaissance (MAY)

Room: Cabinet

 

AGENDA

  1. Introduction (1:30 p.m. --1:45 p.m.) 
  2. Remarks and comments from ALCTS IFLA representatives (1:45-2:30 p.m.) 
  3.  Reviews and updates on ALCTS IRC Action Plans: Chairperson’s Report on the Committee Activities (2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 
    1. Nomination of ALCTS representatives to IFLA
    2. ALCTS CE Grant for International Librarians from Developing Countries
    3. Survey of ALCTS International Members
    4. Publication initiatives
    5. IRC virtual presence
    6. Joint initiatives with other ALA international relations committees and ALCTS CE
  4.   New Business:  Services for ALCTS International Members (discussion) (3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  5.   As may arise (3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

 

 

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To lead and coordinate ALCTS international relations activities and the division’s communication regarding those activities. To engage in outreach activities with counterpart groups of librarians abroad, and to develop and implement international library collections and technical services programs, meetings, educational activities, and publications recommended by the ALA/IRC and the ALCTS Board. To advise the ALCTS Board on international issues related to library collections, technical services, and standards in those areas....

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