ALCTS Announces Preconferences and Programs for 2003 Annual Conference in Toronto

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
Westin Harbour Castle, Metro Ballroom West
Thursday, June 19, 2003, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm and Friday, June 20, 2003, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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
Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, Grand Ballroom A
Friday, June 20, 2003, 8:30am - 5:00pm

ALCTS wishes to thank TLC, The Library Corporation-principal contributor
Casalini Libri, Midwest Library Services, Majors Scientific Books-contributors.

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
Westin Harbor Castle, Metro Ballroom East
Friday, June 20, 2003, 7:30am - 5:30 pm

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
Novotel Toronto Centre
Friday, June 20, 2003, 8:00am - 5:30 pm

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.)

Saturday, June 21, 2003
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What's the Big Deal? The Impact of Consortial Purchasing on the Acquisitions Process
Presented by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section 8:30-10 am
ALCTS wishes to thank Kluwer, Blackwell's Book Services, and the Collection Development and Management Group of the Canadian Library Association for their support.

image Learning & Developing Leadership: Who's Responsible?
Presented by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee; cosponsored by the LITA Leadership Development Committee, and PLA 8:30 am - noon
image Hands-On, Over, and Across: Preservation Education Abroad
Presented by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS); cosponsored by the International Relations Round Table 10:30 am - noon
image The Serials Pig in the Aggregator's Poke III
Presented by the ALCTS Serials Section (SS); cosponsored by ALCTS Serials Section's Policy, Research & Publications Committee 10:30 am - noon
ALCTS wishes to thank the Collection Development and Management Group of the Canadian Library Association for its support.
image Getting the Most Out of Subject References in the Online Catalog: Better Than It Used to Be?
Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS); cosponsored by the Canadian Library Association Technical Services Interest Group 1:30 -3:30 pm
image Help! I'm Damaged and I Can't Circulate! Options for Circulating & Reference Collections
Presented by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) 1:30-3:30 pm
Sunday, June 22, 2003
image Don't Be Dysfunctional: How to Put the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) in Your Future
Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) CCDA; cosponsored by MARBI; RUSA 8:30 am - noon
image Hybrid Preservation Reformatting Options for the New Millennium
Presented by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) 8:30am-noon
image Growing Our Own: Mentoring Library Science Students for Cataloging
Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) 1:30-3:30 pm
image ISBDs: International Standards Bibliographic Descriptions - Do We Still Need Them?
Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and the ALCTS Networked Resources & Metadata Committee 1:30-3:30 pm
image Metadata Harvesting: Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol to Expose the Deep Web Presented by the ALCTS Networked Resources & Metadata Committee; cosponsored by the LITA Program Planning Committee; SPARC; and the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee 1:30-3:30 pm
image Training for Effective Subject Cataloging: A Preview of the ALCTS Program for Cooperative Cataloging Initiative
Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS); cosponsored by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging 1:30-3:30 pm
image Digital Rights, Digital Wrongs: The Impact of International Copyright Law On What Gets Published (And What Librarians Can Buy)
Presented by the AAP/ALCTS Joint Committee 1:30-5:30 pm
ALCTS wishes to thank Wiley for its support.
image Why Can't Johnnie and Jane Get Published: Research Basics
Presented by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section (AS); Cosponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section's Policy and Research Committee; ALCTS Serials Section's Policy, Research and Publications Committee 1:30-5:30 pm
image Two Thumbs Up: Preservation Film Festival
Presented by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) 7-10 pm
ALCTS wishes to thank the Library Binding Institute and Archival Products for their support.
Monday, June 23, 2003
image ALCTS President's Program - Minding the Gap: Generational Issues in Recruitment and the Work Place
Presented by the ALCTS President's Program Committee 8:30 am - noon
ALCTS wishes to thank Elsevier Science for its support.
image Digital Audio/Digital Video: Is Your Library/Media Center Digital Ready?
Presented by the ALCTS Media Resources Committee; cosponsored by the ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee 1:30-3:30 pm
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A New Seal of Approval: Print & Electronic Approval Plans in the 21st Century
Presented by the ALCTS Publisher/Vendor Library Relations Committee; cosponsored by the ALCTS Collection Management & Development Section's Collection Development Issues for Practitioners Committee; ALCTS Acquisitions Section's Technology Committee; RUSA CODES; and the Canadian Library Association's Collection Development & Management Interest Group 1:30-5:30 pm
ALCTS wishes to thank Kluwer for its support.

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