ALCTS Announces Preconferences and Programs for 2004 Annual Conference in Orlando

Three preconferences are planned for the upcoming summer conference, including:

Effective Subject Cataloging with LCSH: An ALCTS/PCC Workshop
Presented by the Cataloging and Classification Section's Subject Analysis Committee
Thursday, June 24 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Friday, June 25, 2004 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

This two-day pre-conference will present the full subject analysis training program developed by subcommittees of the ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee and the PCC Standing Committee on Training. It is designed to benefit catalogers at all levels and individuals involved in the education and training of catalogers. Sessions of the workshop will cover basic subject analysis principles and tools and provide training in the application of Library of Congress subject headings and subdivisions, MARC coding and subject authorities, SACO, and analysis of specialized subject areas and formats.

Back to the Future: Understanding the Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records Model (FRBR) and its Impact on Users, OPACS, and Knowledge Organization
Presented by the Cataloging and Classification Section's Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access; cosponsored by MARBI
Thursday, June 24 (1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Friday, June 25, 2004 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

This one and a half day pre-conference will demonstrate how FRBR will influence the future development of information standards within the library community, and acquaint technical services and IT professionals with the implications of the FRBR model for cataloging rules, MARC formats and other emerging standards for electronic technologies.

Putting the Digital Puzzle Together: Creating a Digital Project
Presented by the ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee
Friday, June 25, 2004 (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Libraries are increasingly developing digital projects on their own or in collaboration with other information-bearing institutions. Librarians responsible for developing and implementing digital projects need to understand the thorny issues involved in implementing virtual collections. This pre-conference will present speakers who are seasoned specialists who can describe the choices in metadata standards used to provide access and description to digital objects, the process of implementing digital projects, and how to receive funding for their project.

Seventeen programs will be presented during annual 2004; descriptions of each follow the listings by date and time. (See the schedule of meetings in this issue for locations.)

Saturday, June 26, 2004

  • Library Catalogs and Non-Roman Scripts: Development and Implementation of Unicode™ for Cataloging and Public Access
    Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS) Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CCAAM) and the ACRL Slavic and East European Section (SEES); Cosponsored by LITA     
    8:30 am - noon
  • Effective Committee Management: Basic Skills for Success
    Presented by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee
    10:30 am - noon
  • Help! I'm Damaged and I Can't Circulate! : Repair Options for Circulating and Reference Collections
    Presented by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section's (PARS) Book & Paper Committee; PARS Education Committee; Cosponsored by the PARS Book and Paper Committee Primary
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe (LOCKSS): A Solution for Archiving and Accessing Web Materials
    Presented by the ALCTS Serials Section's (SS) Education Committee; Cosponsored by LITA/Open Source Systems Interest Group
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Enriching Subject Access
    Presented by the ALCTS Metadata Enrichment Task Force and the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS) Subject Analysis Committee's (SAC) Subcommittee on Semantic Interoperability; Cosponsored by the CCS SAC, LITA, RUSA/MOUSS, CCS CC:DA
    1:30 - 5:30 pm
  • SALSA de Topicos=Subjects in SALSA: Spanish and Latin American Subject Access
    Presented by the ALCTS-Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS) Subject Analysis Committee; Cosponsored by REFORMA
    1:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Serials Standards Updates Forum
    Presented by the ALCTS Serials Section's (SS) Committee to Study Serials Standards
    4:00 - 5:30 pm

Sunday, June 27, 2004

  • Acquisitions Technology Trends: Changing the Way We Do Business
    Presented by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section's (AS) Technology Committee; Cosponsored by the AS Acquisitions Organization & Management Committee
    10:30 am - noon
  • Growing Our Own: Mentoring Library Science Students for Cataloging
    Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS), Education, Training & Recruitment for Cataloging Committee
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • The Portals Puzzle
    Presented by the ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group; Co-sponsored by the LITA Internal Portals Interest Group
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Who's Driving the E-Resource Collection Bus? GPS (Global Positioning System) for an Uncertain Future
    Presented by the ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section's (CMDS) Collection Development & Electronic Resources Committee; Cosponsored by the Acquisitions Section's (AS) Acquisitions Organization & Management Committee
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Open Access, Open Minds: Entering Trends in Scholarly Information
    Presented by the ALCTS/AAP Joint Committee; Cosponsored by the ACRL Scholarly Communications
    2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Best Practices: Collection Management and the Application of the New Measures for Library Assessment
    Presented by the ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section's (CMDS) Quantitative Measures Committee; Cosponsored by the RUSA CODES
    4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Two Thumbs Up! Preservation Film Festival
    Presented by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section
    7:00-10:00pm

Monday, June 28, 2004

  • ALCTS President's Program - World Enough, and Time: Libraries as Agents of Cultural Memory
    Presented by the ALCTS President's Program Committee
    10:30 am - noon
  • Training for Effective Name and Title Authority Work
    Presented by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS) Task Force to Develop Name & Title Authority Training; Cosponsored by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Now That We Have Revised Chapter 12, Where Do We Go From Here?
    Presented by the ALCTS Serials Section's (SS) Committee to Study Serials Cataloging; Cosponsored by the Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS) Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA)
    1:30 - 5:30 pm

ALCTS is also proud to cosponsor the following preconference:

Make the Most of What You've Got: Improving Access to Government Information in Your Online Catalog
Presented by the ALA Government Documents Roundtable (GODART); Cosponsored by ALCTS
Thursday, June 24, 2004 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

This pre conference will provide an understanding of various MARC fixed and variable fields that can be manipulated by record providers and online systems; GPO practices as they relate to bibliographic records; and how new cataloging practices can impact access to serials, electronic resources, and other formats. In addition it will provide an opportunity to discuss system specific issues with others using the same ILS.

For more information about ALCTS preconferences, programs, and our other continuing education events, please go to www.ala.org/alcts/events.

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