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  1. Fundamentals of Acquisitions, International

    Special International Session, April 14–May 23 This special international session is intended for people located outside of the United States and North America. The instructor, Kate Kasimor, is based out of the United Arab Emirates, and will be able to br ...

    CMCCONNELL - 03/19/2014 - 13:38 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Authority Control in the Library Catalog

    Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority ...

    CMCCONNELL - 01/21/2014 - 12:00 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Cataloging as a Public Service?

    The essence of public service is discoverability, the ability for patrons to discover an item. Catalogers and technical services staff are the ones who make this happen. There are many questions associated with these two statements. Does your organization ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. FAST for Cataloging and Discovery

    Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST) was designed as a lightweight derivative of Library of Congress Subject Headings that would be easy to learn and work well with faceted discovery systems. It has recently drawn renewed interest following O ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:34 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Collection Evaluation and Assessment

    With libraries having more limited funds, there is increasing interest in ensuring that these funds are used effectively. Given that resources are a key service provided by libraries, librarians may wish to look at their collections more carefully. Howeve ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:59 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC movement, learn how to ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/17/2014 - 11:03 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Libraries and MOOCs: Providing Solutions for Alt-Higher Ed

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/17/2014 - 11:18 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Get Ready to MOOC: Why Libraries Should Care

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/17/2014 - 11:38 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. MOOCs: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/17/2014 - 12:16 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Streaming Media: Acquisition, Discovery, and Usage Data

    Streaming media is on the rise in library collections as well as in the classroom. This e-forum will explore the streaming media acquisitions process, how access is established to optimize discovery and how usage information should inform each step of the ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:03 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)