These announcements were received by the editor in time to be included; for room assignments, please check the Midwinter meeting schedule in this issue of the ALCTS Newsletter Online.
Division Level Discussion Groups
Heads of Technical Services of Medium Sized Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group (Saturday, January 10, 9:30-11 a.m.): will discuss mission and goals statements for technical services. JoAnne Deeken (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) will speak on her institution's experiences first, followed by a general discussion that will be facilitated.
Publisher-Vendor/Library Relations Committee (Monday, January 12, 9:30-11a.m.): PVLR plans an open forum with a working title of "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Why Online Content Disappears." Representatives from LexisNexis, Ebsco, and Elsevier Science Direct will speak on a panel moderated by Rick Lugg of R2.
Scholarly Communication Discussion Group (Monday, January 12, 9:30-11 a.m.): "Two sides of the one coin: Scholarly communication systemwide and at the local campus: the UCSD experience." Dawn Talbot (Senior Associate, Digital Library Program Development, University of California at San Diego) will get our discussion started by describing how she acts as the UCSD campus liaison for eScholarship, the institutional repository for the entire UC system, while planning the implementation of D-Space as a solution for a digital asset management system for the UCSD libraries.
Acquisitions Section (AS)
Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS)
Cataloging Norms Discussion Group (Saturday, January 10, 2:00-4:00 pm.): plans the following topics --
Map Cataloging Discussion Group (Sunday, January 11, 8-9 a.m): will have an "Ask a Map Cataloging Expert" session. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific map cataloging questions, and our expert panel will offer solutions. Currently, the scheduled experts are Mary Larsgaard and Nancy Kandoian.
Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS)
Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)
Preservation Issues in Small to Mid-Sized Libraries Discussion Group (Sunday, January 11, 8:30-11:00a.m.): Previously, institutions designed conservation laboratories within existing library space to address the preservation needs of a library or archive. Today, many institutions are constructing conservation laboratories off-campus and often times in association with remote storage facilities to accommodate growing programs, state-of-the-art equipment, and to alleviate some of the space issues within the library. This discussion group will address the advantages and disadvantages of designing new conservation laboratories in tandem with off-site remote storage, existing models of institutions that have already built new conservation labs, and what other approaches are being investigated in designing new conservation facilities. A moderator will ask a panel representing various institutions to address several questions and then the discussion will be opened up to all attendees.
The panel will feature: