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  1. Real Leaders in a Virtual World: Tools and Strategies for Successful Virtual Meetings

    Working with a group of geographically dispersed colleagues to accomplish committee and job objectives is increasingly possible with virtual meeting technology. But it isn’t always easy to get started or to get buy-in (as many on ALA committees know). Thi ...

    CMCCONNELL - 09/06/2013 - 12:39 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Virtual Preconference: Shared Collection Development

    Shared Collection Development: Collaborative Models for Digital Collections An ALCTS Virtual Preconference This two-day virtual preconference provides an overview of collection development for shared electronic resource collections. The first session (90 ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/28/2014 - 10:48 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Virtual Preconference: Loan Agreements for Exhibits Materials

    Loan Agreements for Exhibits Materials: The Basics An ALCTS Virtual Preconference Follow the conversation on Twitter: #ac13_loans Increasingly, libraries are loaning collection materials to other institutions for exhibit, Unlike museums, libraries are oft ...

    CMCCONNELL - 10/28/2014 - 11:47 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Using Open Refine to Update, Clean up, and Link Your Metadata to the Wider World

    Missspelings, extra spaces, random; punctuation/ and wEird capitalizaTion: Are any of these issues with your metadata? Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool that can solve all of these problems with a single click. Even more amazing, Ope ...

    CMCCONNELL - 03/10/2014 - 11:43 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. E-book MARC Records in the Age of AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and now RDA

    This e-forum focused on creating MARC records for e-books using standards such as AACR2, Provider-Neutral Guidelines, and RDA, as well as issues related to managing those records. Topics included the appropriate application of standards, specific MARC fie ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 10:39 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Confessions of a Digital Packrat: ALCTS President's Program

    How do you let go of digital data when every word of every book might be the one piece of evidence you need to make a dictionary entry complete? What does it mean for transformative uses like lexicography when there are so many different digital storehous ...

    Anonymous - 05/30/2013 - 13:51 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Work/Life Balance

    Does “when worlds collide” describe how you feel about your life? Are you desperately seeking a personal life without losing your job? Then you may be experiencing a need for work/life balance. During this two-day e-forum on work/life balance, participant ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 09:34 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Preparing Your Library for RDA

    September 14–15, 2010 Presented by Mary Beth Weber and Christopher Cronin Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). While RDA is not being immediately adopted in ...

    CMCCONNELL - 04/23/2013 - 16:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. RDA Training

    Catalogers and technical services departments are now fully immersed in training for Resource Description and Access. While some libraries may have resources to bring in external trainers, many organizations are taking on the training challenge in-house. ...

    CMCCONNELL - 04/25/2013 - 12:48 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Ebook Acquisitions: Methods, Management, and Workflows

    Ebook providers offer a wide variety of options for obtaining and providing access to ebooks for academic libraries. How do you sort through the available options to determine what methods would be a good fit for your own institutional needs? Lease vs. ow ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:53 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)