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  1. Focus on Committees and Interest Groups: Digital Conversion Interest Group

    For this edition of Focus on Committees and Interest Groups, we are visiting with the Digital Conversion Interest Group. Read on to learn about their mission, areas of focus, and how you can get involved! 1) What’s the mission of the Digital Conversion In ...

    ANEATROUR - 12/12/2017 - 14:44 - ALCTS News

  2. Read for Later – “Tech is going to be something kids adopt. The question is how this will happen.”

    This week’s headline quotes Parker Thompson, a father of three children between 6 months to 8 years old, responding to the announcement of the new Messenger Kids  app from Facebook (The New York Times “New Facebook app for children ignites debate among fa ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/11/2017 - 20:12 - Professional Tools

  3. Three Things ALCTS Members Can Do to Advocate for Net Neutrality

    ALCTS members can advocate now for continuing net neutrality protections. Why now? On November 21, 2017 the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) formally announced its intention to repeal the "Open Internet Order," a set of net neutrality rule ...

    CHELCIE - 12/05/2017 - 14:09 - ALCTS News

  4. 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

    The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection de ...

    CHELCIE - 12/05/2017 - 11:17 - ALCTS News

  5. Read for Later – “Rebuilding trust will [be] a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms, and [news] consumers over many years.”

    This week’s headline quotes the Digital News Project 2017 report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism – the report analyzed thousands of open-ended responses from news consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Germa ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/04/2017 - 22:13 - Professional Tools

  6. IFLA 2017 Subject Analysis and Access Section Report

    The IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Subject Analysis and Access Section held its open session on Monday, August 21 at the 2017 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Wrocław, Poland. The program, which wa ...

    CHELCIE - 12/04/2017 - 01:01 - ALCTS News

  7. IFLA 2017 Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section Report

    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section (SOCRS) developed programming centered upon scholarly communication and open access for the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information ...

    CHELCIE - 12/04/2017 - 08:18 - ALCTS News

  8. Adapting Cataloging Workflows to a Batch Processing Environment: e-Forum Summary

    An ALCTS e-Forum on “Adapting Cataloging Workflows to a Batch Processing Environment” was held November 14–15, 2017. Ethan Fenichel (Florida Atlantic University), Ariel Turner (Kennesaw State University), and Susan Wynne (University of Iowa) hosted the di ...

    CHELCIE - 12/01/2017 - 13:25 - ALCTS News

  9. Call for Reporters at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver

    ALCTS News is looking for volunteers to report on ALCTS preconferences, programs, and forums at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Are you attending one of the sessions below? Would you like to share what you learn with the ALCTS communit ...

    CHELCIE - 12/14/2017 - 14:19 - 2 comments - ALCTS News

  10. Find Yourself Here: The Southern Miss LIS British Studies Program Prepares for Summer 2018

    How would you like to spend a month in beautiful London, England, while earning graduate course credits? If yes, then come along with us next June on British Studies 2018, a month-long study abroad program hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’ ...

    DWOOD - 11/28/2017 - 17:00 - Membership