ALCTS webinar: Principles of Classification

Date: October 24, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Have you ever wondered why we have library classification systems and how they work? How does one system organize information compared to another?

This webinar will first cover basic, general principles of classification. It will also present the basic structure of the two main systems we use, Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), and will discuss their strengths and weaknesses. It will illustrate some of the main differences between LCC and DDC with practical examples.

Audience: This webinar would be of interest to catalogers and non-catalogers who want a basic introduction to the classification systems and their structure.

Presenter:Lai Ma is a Ph.D. Candidate and Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she also obtained a M.L.S. Lai has taught courses in the area of knowledge organization for more than four years. Her research interests include the interrelationship between information infrastructure and society.

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Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).

For additional information and access to registrations links, please go to the following website:
http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/102412

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.

ALCTS Selecting Digital Content to Preserve – part 1

ALCTS webinar: From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance: The Art of Selecting Digital Content to Preserve

Date: October 10, 2012

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

This webinar focuses on the basic first questions we all must answer in order to begin developing a digital preservation program: What digital content do we have, and what are we responsible for preserving? We begin by identifying all of the digital content that might be within our scope of responsibility. Then we explore strategies for appraisal, prioritization, and acquisition to refine the scope of selecting which digital content should be included in our preservation program.

This is the first session of a two part series titled “From the Digital Dark Ages to a Digital Renaissance.” Part 2, The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation, will be held November 14, 2012.

Learning Outcomes: This session covers key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation and equips participants with planning strategies for developing a digital preservation plan/program.

Who Should Attend? Technical services librarians with beginning knowledge of digital preservation and an interest in or responsibility for the preservation/stewardship/management of digital content.

Presenters:

Brenda J. Miller is curator of the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. The Hartford History Center is home to the Hartford Collection, a non-circulating, multi-media collection comprised of more than 50,000 books, trade publications, directories, postcards, photographs and memorabilia that convey community life in Hartford spanning nearly 300 years. Brenda holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in American Studies, Museums, Archives and Communities, from Trinity College, Hartford. Prior to serving as curator of the library’s special collections and archive, she coordinated the library’s very successful One Book for Greater Hartford, an annual regional literary program begun in 2002 to initiate community conversation around the reading of one book; and, Poetry Central, a poetry series that gave voice to classical and notable American poetry through dramatic readings and musical interpretation. She began her career as a journalist serving as editor for a Greater Hartford community newspaper group published under the Imprint banner.

Sarah Rhodes is the Digital Collections Librarian at the Georgetown University Law Library. She manages the Georgetown Law Center’s digital institutional repository, Web harvesting projects, a dataset repository in support of empirical legal scholarship, and the Chesapeake Group, a digital archive for the preservation of born-digital legal information, shared by the Georgetown, Harvard, Maryland State, and Virginia State Law Libraries. She has presented digital preservation webinars on behalf of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance and has given presentations, participated in panel discussions, and facilitated workshops for the American Association of Law Libraries, Computers in Libraries, Electronic Resources & Libraries, and the Canadian Association for Information Science

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Single Webinar Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).

Check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.

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

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/pres/101012

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.

ALCTS Continuing Education

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session: October 22 – November 16, 2012

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

– 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 on preservation options
– Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
– Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

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

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $129 Non-member

For additional details, registration, and contact information please see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/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 the web courses, 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.

ALCTS webinar: Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures

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ALCTS webinar: Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures

Date: April 26, 2011 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: Accidents and disasters happen. When it does are you prepared? Are your family treasures stored safely in your home or elsewhere? How do you save your photos when they’ve been submerged in flood water? What do you do if your books smell mildewy? What if your basement floods or worse? Attend this session to learn answers to these questions and more.

Kraft will provide tips and tools for checking out possible hazards around the house, dealing with mold and salvaging keepsakes, documenting damage for insurance purposes, and keeping your family safe.

Learning Outcomes:

– Steps to take in preparing for and responding to a disaster
– Basic understanding of dealing with mold
– Simple techniques for salvaging keepsakes
– Awareness of available disaster assistance

Audience: Anyone interested in learning about disaster preparation and response. Strategies discussed during the presentation can be applied to home, library, or business.

Presenter: Nancy E Kraft, Head of Preservation at the University of Iowa Libraries, is responsible for directing the preservation and conservation of the library collections at the University of Iowa. In 2009 she received the Midwest Archives Conference Presidents’ Award for her extraordinary work following the historic levels of flooding that struck Iowa in the summer of 2008. Kraft has assisted in many disaster recoveries, large and small, including the Iowa Floods of 1993 and 2008, the University of Iowa Old Capitol fire, the water soaked State Historical Society of Iowa building, and a mold outbreak in the Law Library’s rare book room. Her passion is assisting the individual to preserve his/her keepsakes.

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Free. This is a complimentary webinar presented as part of the Preservation Week events. Watch for further announcements on additional complimentary webinars during Preservation Week.

To register, visit the GoToWebinar site:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/168682080

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

ALCTS E-forum, April 12-13–Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Where do I start and how do I know when I’ve arrived?

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Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Where do I start and how do I know when I’ve arrived?

April 12-13, 2011

Hosted by Angela M. Carreño and Nancy Gibbs

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, sessions begin and end at:

Pacific: 6am – 2pm
Mountain: 7am – 3pm
Central: 8am – 4pm
Eastern: 9am – 5pm

Description

The convergence of ebook availability, patron interest in e-books, new business models and the economic crisis has accelerated library adoption of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA). This change has been facilitated by customized patron-driven acquisitions programs from some major library book distributors and aggregators. The adoption of PDA has also been facilitated by a shift in collection management philosophy away from “just-in-case” collecting to a “just-in-time” strategy for providing access to collections. How should libraries balance patron driven acquisitions with more strategic decisions to prepare their collection for the future?

Topics to be covered include:

*       Budgets and how to budget
*       Campus sharing of costs (specifically between separately administered libraries on a campus)
*       Profiles – are they different for different disciplines? Are certain LC classes totally excluded (art, music)? What happens to your approval plans?
*       Foreign or domestic plans
*       ILL PDA – in print or in e format
*       E Reserve PDA – will this meet the needs on a short term basis?
*       Reference Collection PDA – is this a possibility? Could it be a browsable, ever changing collection? If so what are the associated costs for collections budget and for staff time?
*       Dual formats and Bundled pricing – could there be deep discounted pricing for print accompanying e formats?
*       Vendors/providers – who is doing what? Do you go through vendors or direct to publishers, or both?
*       Implications for collections – does this mechanism skew the collection?
*       Marketing and promotion – if you promote it will you run through your budget even faster than thought? What happens if you don’t promote it?
*       Consortia applications – if you have rich consortia obligations for shared borrowing what happens when your collection is all electronic?
*       Mechanics – marc records, link resolvers, monitoring, statistics, pricing models, duplications, weeding; levels of use (single user, multiple user), purchase versus subscription

Nancy Gibbs is head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries, She has held previous positions at Penn State University Libraries, Auburn University, and at North Carolina State University Libraries. She is the past chair of the Acquisitions Section of ALCTS and the 2007 recipient of the ALCTS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. In 2008, she taught an Acquisitions Practices course to students in the United Arab Emirates at Al-Ain University and continues to speak about acquisitions practices, electronic books, and electronic resources at local, national and international conferences. She serves on advisory boards for a number of library vendors and is a consultant in the field of acquisitions, publishing and vendor relationships.

Angela M. Carreño is the Head of Collection Development for the Division of Libraries at New York University. Angela has led, coordinated and supported the expansive growth of licensed electronic resources at NYU since 2000. She is the primary licensing officer for the Division of Libraries and assumes primary responsibility for consortial collection development commitments. She represents the Libraries on collaborative projects with other campus units and other libraries. Since 2007 she has intensified work on the NYU electronic book collection in close collaboration with NYU’s branch campus library in Abu Dhabi, a library with an e-preferred collection policy. Angela is a member of the Springer Library Advisory Board; the Oxford Library Advisory Group and the Brill Library Advisory Group.

*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. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

ALCTS webinar: RDA and Serials Catalogers: Will Our Work Really Change?

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ALCTS webinar: RDA and Serials Catalogers: Will Our Work Really Change?

Date: March 2, 2011

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

Description: How will RDA affect serials cataloging? This webinar will provide an overview of the work done by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section’s Continuing Resource Cataloging Committee in testing RDA. It will also highlight issues affecting serials cataloging that have arisen during the national RDA testing.

Audience: Cataloging staff who already have some experience with serials cataloging and who want to know how their current practices will change with RDA.

Presenter: Steve Shadle is Serials Access Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries where he is responsible for local systems and services that provide access to electronic serials (including library cataloging). With Les Hawkins (CONSER Program Coordinator), he developed the Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop for the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) and also serves as a trainer for a number of SCCTP courses. In 2010 Steve received the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award in recognition of his work on eSerial cataloging continuing education. Steve is on the Editorial Board for Serials Review and is the current Vice-President/President-Elect of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG).

This is the third is a series of five webinars on RDA. The webinars included in the RDA series are:

February 2, 2011 – Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 1: Description
February 9, 2011 – Changes from AACR2 to RDA. Part 2: Access Points
March 2, 2011 – RDA and Serials Catalogers: Will Our Work Really Change?
March 16, 2011 – Linked library data: tuning library metadata for the Semantic Web
April 6, 2011 – Preparing copy catalogers for RDA

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To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm for the session
you would like to attend.

Fees for individual webinars:
Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

Pricing for RDA Series: (All 5 webinars)
Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $346
Individuals – ALCTS members: $120; Non-members: $160
Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager.

ALCTS E-forum: Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications

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Open Access Initiatives in Scholarly Communications: Getting your University on Board

February 16-17, 2011

Hosted by Adrian Ho and Sarah Shreeves

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, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Libraries have used various strategies to engage with faculty, students, and administrators around changes in the scholarly communication system. Open access (OA) has become a popular topic and different initiatives are built around it.  These include launching institutional repositories, creating OA publishing funds, working with faculty and administrators to institute OA policies, and developing new OA journals in collaboration with scholars and students.  How do these initiatives relate to libraries’ mission and future roles in higher education?  What strategies are used to implement these initiatives and how well have they worked?  This ALCTS e-Forum will explore both how and why libraries have chosen to invest resources to support OA initiatives.  It will also examine what strategies have been used and how successful they have been.  All are welcome to join us to review and discuss what has been accomplished in libraries’ OA endeavors.

Adrian Ho is Scholarly Communication Librarian at The University of Western Ontario.  With assistance of his colleagues, he networks with different constituents on campus to explore avenues to open up scholarly content for broader access.  Before landing in London, Ontario for his current job, Adrian worked in collection development and public services at different institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Sarah Shreeves is currently the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), a set of services and collections supporting scholarly communication (including the institutional repository) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the Coordinator for the Scholarly Commons, a space for expert, interdisciplinary research support services and open workshops for faculty and graduate students to develop skills in areas such as digital content creation, e-learning and teaching, working with digital repositories, curation of research data, understanding copyright issues and author rights, and working with geospatial and numeric data.

*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. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:
http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

*To register:*
Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

ALCTS webinar: RDA Ask-the Experts on February 17, 2011

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RDA Ask-the-Experts Webinar

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific. The webinar will last 75 minutes.

Description: You may have attended RDA webinars and programs, or followed discussions about RDA on lists and blogs, but you still have questions. ALCTS is holding a free webinar with RDA testers and experts to provide some answers.

The survey to collect questions was closed on January 25, 2011. The questions have been collated and submitted to our experts, who will try to answer as many of them as they can in the available time.

Who are the Experts?

Linda Gabel, OCLC
Erin Stalberg, North Carolina State University
Trina Grover, Ryerson University, Toronto
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GSLIS

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How do you attend? Sign up here. The webinar is free.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/525524416

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager.