ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Community
I look forward to seeing you all at ALA Annual next weekend. As you know, we will meet directly after the OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast. There is a change to the schedule this year, however.
ALA has announced that a memorial event for the Pulse shooting victims will be held from 8:00-8:30 AM in the Convention Center. Because of this schedule change, the Dewey Breakfast presentations will start earlier than usual beginning at 7:00 AM while we enjoy breakfast together and then suspend the meeting from 7:45-8:40 AM to allow attendees to attend the memorial event. At 8:40 the Dewey Breakfast meeting will continue and then roll directly into the ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Service IG meeting, which I am chairing.
I hope you will all come to the second half to hear about the newest AutoDewey developments at the Library of Congress and to hear Michele Zwierski from Nassau County Library System talk about matching and "nearly" matching bibliographic records in the online catalog.
We will also have nominations and elections for the chair/vice-chair or chair/co-chair at this meeting.
We will be in the Hilton Orlando, Orange Ballroom C, Saturday, June 25.
See you soon!
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Thank you to those of you who were able to brave the cold and join us in Chicago for ALA Midwinter 2015. I mounted the presentation slides and handout from the discussion on the CIP E-books initiative and the proposed revisions to the CIP data block.
We want your feedback, especially for the proposed revisions to the CIP data block, even if you were unable to attend the meeting and hear the presentation.
I look forward to seeing more of you in San Francisco.
BestCaroline Saccucci, Co-Chair Dewey Program Manager and Acting CIP Program Manager Library of Congress
ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group program for ALAMW 2013
Time: Saturday, January 26, 8:30-10am
Location: WSCC - TCC 202
The program begins immediately following the OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast, which starts at 7am.
Join us for a table top discussion about assessment in Technical Services. Bring the Autocat discussion to life! Learn from your colleagues! Bring home new ideas and tools!
Topics will include assessing workflows and efficiencies for:
Outsourced processing or cataloging
All types of libraries are invited to join in this discussion as well.
We'll see you in Seattle!