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  1. ALA Midwinter: Cool Ideas and Take-Aways

    What jumped out at you or sparked your interest at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting?  Share an idea from a presentation, a tool or technique you want to try, or a useful piece of information that changed your life. If applicable, please share what you are g ...

    EWHITMORE - 03/25/2015 - 13:19 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. E-Book Cataloging Using a Shared Mailbox

    Acquiring and cataloging e-books received as firm orders presents a unique challenge to librarians accustomed to print materials, who struggle to manage an invisible backlog and workflow, and the attendant difficulties with tracking, communicating between ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/10/2015 - 14:25 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

    This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web. Includes an overview of linked data, examples of MARC metadata expressed as BIBFR ...

    EWHITMORE - 01/29/2015 - 21:13 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Podcasts: What Are They and What Role Can Librarians Play?

    Podcasts are free radio shows—like those on National Public Radio (NPR). One can listen to podcasts at any time in any place. Imagine hitting "play" and listening to NPR shows while commuting, waiting on line, or doing chores. But podcasts are n ...

    CMCCONNELL - 01/26/2015 - 12:46 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Faculty Buy-in for IR and OA Publishing

    This session will demonstrate how even a small institution with limited staffing and resources can achieve more than 30 percent buy-in of their faculty to the institutional repository (IR) and increase awareness of and support for open access publishing o ...

    CMCCONNELL - 01/06/2015 - 13:49 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Libraries and MOOCs: Role, Opportunities, Pitfalls

    As campuses debate the opportunities and impacts of MOOCs, libraries are also exploring the changing teaching and learning environment. This webinar will explore the variety of roles and skills associated with successful MOOCs, including partnerships to b ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/14/2014 - 11:37 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. New Trends in Library Content Acquisitions

    Libraries now benefit from an array of new content acquisition models, ranging from purchase to subscription to demand-driven and various hybrid models. Additionally, these models apply to both book and journal content, in both print and electronic format ...

    CMCCONNELL - 08/04/2014 - 13:33 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Using Third-Party MOOCs on Campus

    This webinar will cover new research on the opportunities and challenges associated with using third-party MOOCs in campus-based courses. In collaboration with the University System of Maryland, Ithaka S+R worked with faculty members at six campuses to tr ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/14/2014 - 11:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. MOOCs and the Public Library

    Join presenter Dorothy Pawlowski as she discusses opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for MOOCs. The webinar is based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library which hosted a ten ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/13/2014 - 16:25 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Through a MOOC, Darkly: Understanding the MOOC Landscape and Its Impact on Libraries' Digital Resources

    MOOCs are forcing us to rethink how we teach, learn, and provide educational resources. These courses have become a catalyst for issues that universities must confront: the value of a degree and its rising cost, the marketization and unbundling of educati ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/25/2014 - 13:21 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

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