ALCTS Discussion and Interest Groups Announce Topics for Orlando Meetings
These announcements were received by the submission deadline of June 1. Check the schedule of meetings in the April issue for the locations of these sessions. (Please use your browser's back button to return to this issue.)
The Electronic Resources Interest Group (Saturday, June 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) will feature two presentations on Tracking Electronic Resources at the Library of Congress. This meeting will provide information about LCs current and developing workflow for electronic resources (ER). There will be a demonstration of TrackER, the online tracking system that has been created for the Library of Congress to manage the ER workflow from initial recommendation through cataloging and notification of completion. The TrackER system also generates statistical reports. Speakers will be Allene Hayes (Digital Projects Coordinator for the Cataloging Directorate) and Stan Lerner (Senior Programmer in the Office of Strategic Initiatives) Ample time for questions following the presentations has been planned, and participation by the audience is encouraged and welcomed. For detailed information about the LC workflow for cataloging ERs please visit the LC Web site at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/stratplan/goal4wg4report.pdf.
The Pre-Order Pre-Catalog Searching Discussion Group (Saturday, June 26, 9:30-11 a.m.) will discuss "Division of responsibilities and improving communication between Collection Development and Acquisitions". Sharing their experience and perspectives on the topic will be Rebecca Routh, Head of Monographic Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Department, Northwestern University; and Lynda Fuller Clendenning, Associate Director of Technical Services and Head of Acquisitions Division, Indiana University. Discussion and questions from the audience will follow the presenters.
The Publisher-Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group will hold an open forum on eBooks: "When are E-Books THE Books? (Monday, June 28, 9:30-11 a.m.). Mark Sandler (University of Michigan) will address:
Greg Giblin (John Wiley and Sons, Inc.), will describe the publisher perspective, including
Kimberly Parker (Electronic Publishing and Collections Librarian, Yale University) will describe the library perspective, including
Bob Brand (Knovel Corporation) will also speak.
The CCS Cataloging Norms Discussion Group (Saturday, June 26, 2-4 p.m.) will feature three topics:
The CCS Copy Cataloging Discussion Group (Monday, June 28, 9:30-11:00 a.m.) will feature Judith Mansfield will presenting the LC update, John Celli (LC) = talking about the LC CIP Program, and Mike Thompson elaborating on how CIP records are handled at the University of Houston. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
The CMDS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Discussion Group (Saturday, June 26, 2004, 2-4 p.m.) invites collection development librarians to join a discussion on three current topics of interest: the nuts and bolts of collection management; restructuring organizations to encourage effective collaboration; and working with faculty to develop new mechanism for disseminating the results of scholarly research. Three speakers will be featured:
The PARS Discussion Group (Sunday, June 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.) will discuss "Preparing Materials for Off-Site Storage." At Midwinter, the PARS Preservation Issues in Small to Mid-Sized Libraries Discussion Group held a great discussion about conservation labs and off-site storage facilities. We will continue this thread by discussing the practical issues of preparing library items for transfer to an off-site facility and for long-term storage. Librarians with specific experience in these areas will share their insights and welcome questions. Anyone with an interest in this topic is encouraged to join our discussion. In addition, we will explore the possibility of changing from a Discussion Group to an Interest Group.
The SS Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group (Saturday, June 26, 2-4 p.m.) will have as its topic "Dealing with 'The Deal': Views and Experiences from the Field." Stephen Bosch (University of Arizona) will discuss the short-term benefits of using "big deals" as a strategy for enhancing the availability of digital content for customers. Despite being an unsustainable business model, the big deal can be used effectively to stretch resource dollars while other models for scholarly communication mature.
Kenneth Frazier (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will speak candidly about the opportunities and liabilities of operating a research library system that has consciously avoided "big deals."
Gary Ives (Texas A&M) will present his findings on the content overlap among the Elsevier Backfile Collections, which range from 25.1% overlap for the Chemistry Collection with all other collections, to 94.4% overlap for the Veterinary Science Collection, with all other collections. Gary will also describe how to calculate unique content for collections not yet purchased, compared to overlapping content with collections already purchased and collections under consideration.
There will be short Q&A opportunities following each speaker, with an extended discussion period following all presentations.
The SS Research Libraries Discussion Group (Saturday, June 26, 9:30-11:00 a.m.) will discuss Publishers, vendors and libraries: the chain of customer service. The explosion of electronic publishing has made a tremendous impact in the world of serials. Academic libraries today are in a time of transition, navigating choices between print, print/online, and online-only subscriptions; these choices are further complicated by factors such as bundling and access restrictions. Vendors serve as intermediaries between publishers and libraries. What are everyone's expectations for today and tomorrow? Panelists Stephen Bosch (University of Arizona), Paul Kohberger (University of Pittsburgh), Dan Tonkery (Ebsco Information Services), and Dena Schoen (Otto Harrassowitz) will discuss the economic relationships between publishers and vendors, and their impact on libraries; vendor challenges in managing subscriptions (print, print/online, and online-only); and libraries need for additional services and vendors' development of these services.