Four pre-conferences are planned for the upcoming summer conference:
Knowledge without Boundaries: Libraries in Collaboration -- Presented by the Networked Resources and Metadata Committee, the Serials Section's Committee to Study Serials Cataloging, and the Cataloging Classification Section's Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access; cosponsored by the Canadian Library Association
ALCTS wishes to thank Sage Publications as the sponsor of this preconference.
Libraries have expanded their role as knowledge managers beyond the boundaries of the library. They have entered into collaborative projects with other information-bearing institutions to create new forms of access to a variety of materials. Librarians need to be aware of metadata standards that are being integrated into library portals, which will precipitate cataloging rule revisions. This program will present current projects that impact library methods of providing access to information and will present changes and trends in cataloging.
Business of Acquisitions - Working Together to Get it Done: Acquisitions Librarians as Collaborators -- Presented by the Acquisitions Section's Education Committee
ALCTS wishes to thank TLC, The Library Corporation-principal contributor
Managing library acquisitions while budgets are shrinking and formats are exploding requires new skills and services of acquisitions departments. In the 21st century, acquisitions librarians must be collaborators, not just accommodators. This preconference will explore our new roles and responsibilities in the Digital Age. The content will focus on the need for developing collaborative relationships with book, serial and integrated library system (ILS) vendors, consortia, public services, collection development and data providers. The program targets experienced acquisitions librarians, but includes content that will be useful to new acquisitions librarians and collection development practitioners as well.
Dewey Decimal Classification 22 and Beyond: An Introduction to the New Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification -- Presented by the Cataloging and Classification Section's Subject Analysis Committee; cosponsored by the Public Library Association's Cataloging Needs of Public Libraries Committee
Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification, 22nd edition. DDC editorial staff will give an overview, then focus on changes in religion, social groups, computer science, and mathematics. The editorial staff will give hands-on training in four breakout rooms. Attendees will learn how Dewey users contribute to the DDC, be introduced to the role of WebDewey, receive valuable information on implementation strategies from an experienced user, and learn about new uses of the DDC in the web environment.
Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP): Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop; Integrating Resources Cataloging Workshop -- Presented by the Serials Section's Education Committee
These workshops will provide expert training in a small group environment on the cataloging of continuing resources in electronic format based on CONSER/PCC standards. Four individual workshops will be offered simultaneously and participants may choose from either the Electronic Serials or the Integrating Resources workshops. The sessions will be taught by SCCTP trainers (two from Canada, two from the United States) and will include the full content of the SCCTP workshops. Two of the trainers are also the course developers. The Electronic Serials Workshop, released April 2002, has proven to be very popular; the Integrating Resources Workshop will be brand new! Electronic Resources focuses on online serials and aggregations, while the Integrating Resources will focus on the cataloging of updating Websites and databases. This preconference will offer a partnering opportunity for both ALCTS and CONSER.
Eighteen programs will be presented during annual 2003; descriptions of each follow the listings by date and time. (See the schedule of meetings in this issue for locations.)