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Event Join us for the ALCTS virtual pre-conference: We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

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June 7 and 8, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) will host a virtual preconference that will bring the conference experience to you.  We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation For Everyone is a two-day virtual preconference that consists of two 90-minute sessions on automating descriptive metadata creation and automating legacy data cleanup projects. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.  Sponsored by : Metadata Interest Group.  Co-sponsored by: ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group, ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group, and the ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group.

As the pressure mounts to “digitize all the things!," the need to upload new digital material quickly, efficiently and accurately while maintaining established standards for discovery and interoperability becomes essential.   This virtual preconference, which takes place June 7-8, will explore methods for meeting these expectations including leveraging existing archival data, batch processing, vocabulary reconciliation and other techniques.

 

Session 1

Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation: Tools and Workflows

Tuesday, June 7, 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

Topics and Presenters:

  • (New) Migrating ETDs from Dublin Core to MODS: Automated Processes for Metadata Enhancement

    • Presented by Annie Glerum, Head of Complex Cataloging, Florida State University Libraries and Dominique Bortmas, Metadata Librarian, University of Southern Florida Libraries

  • Finding a New Metadata M.O. : Metadata Automation on a Budget at a Medium-Sized Institution

    • Presented by Joseph R. Nicholson, Metadata Librarian at University of North Carolina-Charlotte

 

Session 2

Automating Legacy Data Cleanup Projects

Wednesday, June 8, 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

Topics and Presenters:

  • Editing Legacy Metadata for ETDs: Description of a Best Practice Using the MARCEdit Plug-In Tool

    • Presented by Marielle Veve, Metadata Librarian at University of North Florida

  • Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Large-Scale Metadata Remediation Effort

    • Presented by Maggie Dickson, Metadata Architect at Duke University

 

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

 

Registration Fees

Individual Registration

ALCTS member or international member: $69 entire pre-conference; $43 for one session

Non-member: $95 entire pre-conference; $59 for one session

Group Registration (Group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point)

ALCTS member (group leader): $159 entire pre-conference; $99 for one session

Non-member (group leader): $206 entire pre-conference; $129 for one session

The sessions are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the session recording.

 

How to Register

To register for the entire virtual preconference or one session, complete the online registration form.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration at 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

 

For all other questions or comments related to this virtual preconference and other ALCTS webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

 

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


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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2016 Meeting Report

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 03:23 pm

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group met on Saturday, January 9, 2016, from 8:30-10:00 am.  The attached report outlines what was discussed during the meeting; the final version of this report will appear in a forthcoming issue of Technical Services Quarterly

Discussion ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group meeting at Midwinter 2016

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 07:28 pm

The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group will meet on Saturday, January 9 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in  BCEC 252AB.

Come join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the following topics in a round-table format:

Conducting assessment of Technical Services

Preparing TS staff for migration from a traditional ILS to a next-generation library management system

Promotion/tenure for TS librarians (challenges of showcasing the value of your work)

The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group will meet on Saturday, January 9 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in  BCEC 252AB.

Come join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the following topics in a round-table format:

Conducting assessment of Technical Services

Preparing TS staff for migration from a traditional ILS to a next-generation library management system

Promotion/tenure for TS librarians (challenges of showcasing the value of your work)

Re-purposing staff with traditional cataloging skills to meet non-MARC metadata challenges

Mass deaccession and shared print repositories/retention trusts

Managing transfer of critical knowledge when facing mass retirements in TS

Managing microfilm acidification workflow from TS (acquisitions and cataloging) perspective

We look forward to seeing many of you in Boston!

 

 

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Discussion ALA Annual 2015 Report

by Amy Lana on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:10 am

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group met in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30-10:00 am.  The attached report outlines what was discussed during the meeting; the final version of this report will appear in a forthcoming issue of Technical Services Quarterly.

Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike. The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike. The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.

Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as: Technical Services Managers as project managers; Institutional Repositories: Who, What, When, Where, …Why?; The Sudden Acquisitions Librarian: What do I do now?; What qualities and skills does a leader in Technical Services need today vs ten years ago?; Are there resources for which it is appropriate to rely on your discovery layer rather than cataloging them?; What new services/products are challenging the tools and/or talent of Technical Services today?

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Discussion Tech Services Managers meeting at ALA Annual 2015

by Amy Lana on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 09:03 am

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike.  The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.
 
Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as: 

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike.  The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.
 
Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as: 

  • Technical Services Managers as project managers
  • Institutional Repositories: Who, What, When, Where, …Why? 
  • The Sudden Acquisitions Librarian: What do I do now?  
  • What qualities and skills does a leader in Technical Services need today vs ten years ago? 
  • Are there resources for which it is appropriate to rely on your discovery layer rather than cataloging them?
  • What new services/products are challenging the tools and/or talent of Technical Services today?

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2015 Meeting Report

by Amy Lana on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 03:17 pm

The Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group met on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:30-10:00 am.  The attached report outlines what was discussed during the meeting; the final version of this report will appear in a forthcoming issue of Technical Services Quarterly.

Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Come talk with your colleagues from around the world about the following topics: library-vendor relations; duplication of effort at libraries using a catalog and a discovery layer; the effects of ADA compliance on technical services work; linked data--is anyone using it yet?; marketing technical services; and in-house collaborative work. The roundtable format of these discussions will provide focused conversations and there's no need to ask questions in front of a large group!

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Event ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group meeting at Midwinter 2015

by Anastasia Guimaraes on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 01:42 pm

The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group will meet on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30-10:00 a.m in McCormick Place West W471

The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group will meet on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30-10:00 a.m in McCormick Place West W471

Come talk with your colleagues from around the world about the following topics:  library-vendor relations; duplication of effort at libraries using a catalog and a discovery layer; the effects of ADA compliance on technical services work; linked data--is anyone using it yet?; marketing technical services; in-house collaborative work.  The roundtable format of these discussions will provide focused conversations and there's no need to ask questions in front of a large group!

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Event Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Join the ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group and the ACRL Technical Services Interest Group in Vegas for an extended lightening talk followed by roundtable discussion. Our keynote speaker Diane Hillman. She will share her thoughts on current issues facing technical services librarians in academic libraries.

Join the ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group and the ACRL Technical Services Interest Group in Vegas for an extended lightening talk followed by roundtable discussion. Our keynote speaker Diane Hillman. She will share her thoughts on current issues facing technical services librarians in academic libraries. Roundtable discussion topics include: promotion and tenure; research and publication; tips for supervising librarians who are seeking P&T and/or who are doing research; collaborative research and publication; the continuing issue of silos; service opportunities for new TS librarians; and general issues facing new technical services librarians.

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