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  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. Every Voice Makes a Difference: Frontline Advocates

    Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and special—and are the internal/external face and voice of the library. They can tell the library’s story and deliver the library’s message at their comfort ...

    JFALCON - 04/01/2015 - 16:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. Critic’s Choice: Programming Ideas for Older Teens

    Teens are one of the toughest populations to reach, and older teens present their own special challenges. How do we reach out to young adults that think they’ve done it all, seen it all, and know it all?  We librarians have a unique and amazing opportunit ...

    NMUNGUIA - 06/28/2013 - 17:03 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)