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  1. Storing Books

    Dear Donia, Is it safe to store books in plastic wrap? Q. Dear Donia, I am relatively new at my job at a small non-profit organization as the Head Librarian. There are two parts to the collection; one being a standard circulating collection and the other ...

    BMORRIS - 04/20/2018 - 14:47 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Sara

    Introduce yourself, and stating which part of the ala.org site you will be working.  Hello, this is Sara. I will be working on the GameRT page on the ALA website Indicate your connection with ALA: Who is your staff liaison, committee or section chair? Whe ...

    SEBTEST - 04/19/2018 - 09:47 - ALA Support

  3. Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery

    Even experienced catalogers and copy catalogers who know their way around the tags and strings of a MARC record need guidance when creating metadata for sharing bibliographic records or digital collections on the web. Likewise, coders or new librarians co ...

    BMORRIS - 04/16/2018 - 16:14 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. RUSA- STARGazing- Kurt Munson

    HOME | AWARDS | BYLAWS | COMMITTEES | EVENTS | PROFESSIONAL TOOLS | PUBLICATIONS | VOLUNTEER       RUSA- STARGazing: Meet Kurt Munson   1. What is your institutional affiliation? Northwestern University   2. What’s your OCLC / Docline symbol? INU   3. Wha ...

    2009225 - 03/28/2018 - 16:34 - Reference & User Services Association (RUSA)

  5. Preserving an Edison Foil

    Dear Donia, How do I preserve an Edison Foil? Q. Dear Donia, I need to preserve an Edison Foil from 1879. It's basically tinfoil that was used for a recording novelty. It sat in a letter for over 100 years, and I would like to create a way to display ...

    BMORRIS - 04/06/2018 - 11:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Removing Old Tape from Old Postcards

    Dear Donia, How do I safely remove old Scotch™ tape from old postcards? Q. Dear Donia, I read the Dear Donia post about removing old tape from delicate paper, and was wondering if it's worth attempting to remove the same type of tape from old Irish a ...

    BMORRIS - 03/27/2018 - 17:07 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Maintaining an Old Library Collection in a Tropical Climate

    Dear Donia, How do I maintain an old collection of books and documents located in a tropical climate? Q. Dear Donia, I am the technical librarian at a petroleum corporation located in Sri Lanka. Our library collection which consists of text books, journal ...

    BMORRIS - 03/28/2018 - 09:24 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Defining Preservation

    Dear Donia, What is preservation and why is it so important today?  Q. Dear Donia, I am a student from Indonesia, and I'm curious about what preservation does and the importance of preservation in the digital age. Thanks, Nuri   A. Dear Nuri, This is ...

    BMORRIS - 03/27/2018 - 14:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. Technical Services Assessment: Tools and Techniques That Demonstrate Value

    a 2018 ALCTS Preconference Friday, June 22, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.   |  event code: ALC1  |  Register   |  Add to Conference Scheduler    Technical Services librarians and professionals collect a wide variety of data and statistics in the course of our work, ...

    MDOUGHERTY - 04/19/2018 - 15:53 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Ninah Moore's New Page

    /rusa/onlinece I am a new staff membe to the ALA, working with both ASCLA and RUSA as their new training and events coordinator Past Experience I come to ALA with 17 years of experience from the American Bar Association. I needed a change and the ALA is m ...

    SEBTEST - 03/26/2018 - 09:34 - ALA Support