Programs & Preconferences

Annual ’06 Preview

ALCTS Preconferences and Programs in New Orleans

The following list is arranged by scheduled program times; see the ALCTS Events Schedule by date/time and by group in this issue for locations of these events.

Preconferences

Thursday, June 22
8:30 a.m.-12 noon

A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
(two-day workshop)

Sponsored by ALCTS.
Thursday Morning Session: General Skills.

It is not easy being the boss--one day you are a professional librarian working in a technical services department and the next day you are promoted to manager and your world changes. If not handled correctly, new supervisors will make mistakes that may make their new job a living hell, ruin relationships with former colleagues, as well as disrupt the organization. Mistakes like over-managing, becoming a workaholic, or believing that they are irreplaceable can lead to disaster for any manager and for their organization.

Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources: From Parchment to Pixels, Paper to Digital
(two-day workshop)

ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and MAGERT.

For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Learn map cataloging basics on Thursday, focusing on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description.

ERMS Implementations: Are We Taming the Electronic Tiger?

Sponsored by the ALCTS Serials Section; Cosponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section ALCTS/LITA Electronic Resources Management Group, and NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group).

Features early implementers of the leading commercial ERMS. Panelists will reveal their implementation strategies, successes, and failures, and answer the question for those not as far along: Are ERMS taming the electronic tiger?

Thursday
1 - 5:30 p.m.

A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
(two-day workshop)

Sponsored by ALCTS.

Thursday Afternoon Session: Planning and Controlling.

It is not easy being the boss--one day you are a professional librarian working in a technical services department and the next day you are promoted to manager and your world changes. If not handled correctly, new supervisors will make mistakes that may make their new job a living hell, ruin relationships with former colleagues, as well as disrupt the organization. Mistakes like over managing, becoming a workaholic, or believing that they are irreplaceable can lead to disaster for any manager and for their organization.

Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources: From Parchment to Pixels, Paper to Digital
(two-day workshop)

ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and MAGERT.

Thursday Afternoon Session: What CCO is and Why We Need It.

For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Learn map cataloging basics on Thursday, focusing on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description.

CCO Boot Camp: an Introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section; Cosponsored by the ALA ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group, ALA ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section Subject Analysis Committee, CALM (ALA-SAA-AAM Combined Committee on Archives, Libraries & Museums), Collaborative Digitization Project, and the Visual Resources Association.

This preconference is an introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects: a Guide to Describing Cultural works and their Images ( CCO). CCO, which is forthcoming from ALA Editions, provides guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate catalog records for cultural works and their images.

Preconferences

Friday, June 23, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

CCO Boot Camp: an Introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section; Cosponsored by the ALA ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group, ALA ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section Subject Analysis Committee, CALM (ALA-SAA-AAM Combined Committee on Archives, Libraries & Museums), Collaborative Digitization Project, and the Visual Resources Association.
Friday Morning Session: Subject access; controlled vocabularies, and authorities.

This preconference is an introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects: a Guide to Describing Cultural works and their Images ( CCO). CCO, which is forthcoming from ALA Editions, provides guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate catalog records for cultural works and their images.

GIS Cataloging (Session 3 of Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources)
(two-day workshop)

ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and MAGERT.

For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Learn map cataloging basics on Thursday, focusing on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description.

Library Binding Workshop: Advocacy, Budgets, and Contracts

ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section and the Library Binding Institute
Morning Session: Advocacy, Budgets, and Contracts: The ABC’s of Library Binding for Senior Level Professionals.

This module focuses on the administration of a library binding program through budgets and contracts. Participants will learn about different kinds of binding programs and the associated costs; discuss the functions of binding, relevant costs, maximizing the binding budget, and comprehensive and selective binding; review contents of a binding contract; discuss quality control and problem solving; learn about value added library binding services that can be incorporated into an institution’s library binding program.

A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
(two-day workshop)

Sponsored by ALCTS.
Friday Morning Session: Organizing Skills.

It is not easy being the boss--one day you are a professional librarian working in a technical services department and the next day you are promoted to manager and your world changes. If not handled correctly, new supervisors will make mistakes that may make their new job a living hell, ruin relationships with former colleagues, as well as disrupt the organization. Mistakes like over managing, becoming a workaholic, or believing that they are irreplaceable can lead to disaster for any manager and for their organization.

Friday
1 - 5:30 p.m.

CCO Boot Camp: an Introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section; Cosponsored by the ALA ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group, ALA ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section Subject Analysis Committee, CALM (ALA-SAA-AAM Combined Committee on Archives, Libraries & Museums), Collaborative Digitization Project, and the Visual Resources Association
Friday Afternoon Session: CCO case studies in Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Image Collections.

This preconference is an introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects: a Guide to Describing Cultural works and their Images ( CCO). CCO, which is forthcoming from ALA Editions, provides guidelines for selecting, ordering, and formatting data used to populate catalog records for cultural works and their images.

Library Binding Workshop: What, When, and How to Bind

ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section and the Library Binding Institute.
Afternoon Session: What, When and How to Bind: The Decision Making Process and Factors to Consider.

This module focuses on the administration of a library binding program through budgets and contracts. Participants will learn about different kinds of binding programs and the associated costs; discuss the functions of binding, relevant costs, maximizing the binding budget, and comprehensive and selective binding; review contents of a binding contract; discuss quality control and problem solving; learn about value added library binding services that can be incorporated into an institution’s library binding program.

A Supervisor's Academy: Essentials of Supervision for the Professional Librarian
(two-day workshop)

Sponsored by ALCTS.
Friday Afternoon Session: Leading Skills.

It is not easy being the boss--one day you are a professional librarian working in a technical services department and the next day you are promoted to manager and your world changes. If not handled correctly, new supervisors will make mistakes that may make their new job a living hell, ruin relationships with former colleagues, as well as disrupt the organization. Mistakes like over managing, becoming a workaholic, or believing that they are irreplaceable can lead to disaster for any manager and for their organization.

Cataloging Correctly for Kids: Tools of our Trade

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section's (CCS) Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee.

What are the tools and why we need to know them? Gain an understanding of how children search library catalogs and how this affects the practice of cataloging children’s materials while still meeting national cataloging standards.

Programs

Saturday, June 24, 2006
8 - 10 a.m.

Area Studies Librarians: Do you PCC? What the Program for Cooperative Cataloging can do for YOU!

Sponsored by the Cataloging and Classification Section

Panel presentation on the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (NACO, BIBCO, SACO, and CONSER) in area studies, with time devoted to audience participation and discussion.

Publisher Packages in the E-World: New Roles for Libraries, Publishers, and Agents

Sponsored by the ALCTS Serials Section.

The effective management of a library's subscriptions has become increasingly more complex in the electronic environment, transforming the three-way partnership among libraries, publishers, and agents.

Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

ALCTS and Continuing Education: How to Build a Successful CE Course

Sponsored by ALCTS.

In real estate the mantra is "Location, Location, Location"; in libraries, it's "Training, Training, Training." ALCTS continuing education courses and workshops offer libraries the tools necessary to support essential services and keep up with the latest trends.

ALCTS Open Forum on the "New" Catalog

Saturday
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Understanding Series and the Bibliographic Record: A preview of an ALCTS/PCC workshop

Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section.

Learn the intricacies of the relationship between the bibliographic record and series authority records as we discuss how to transcribe series into the bibliographic record and how MARC21 series fields are used in this preview of the work being completed by the joint ALCTS/PCC Task Force to Develop Series Training in anticipation of the two day preconference to be presented at Annual 2007.

FAST: A New System of Subject Access for Cataloging and Metadata

Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section.

Libraries have been using Library of Congress Subject Headings for over one hundred years. With the growth of electronic resources and the emergence of numerous metadata schemes for their description, there is a need for subject access methods that can handle a large volume of materials without requiring the same amount of effort and cost as in the treatment of traditional library materials. For the last several years, OCLC has been developing FAST subject headings. (FAST - Faceted Application of Subject Terminology.)

Mold and Its Effects: What you need to know to protect your staff and your collections

Sponsored by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section.

Mold is fascinating, despite the fact that it can be destructive, unhealthy, and even sometimes deadly. In addition to gaining a basic understanding of mold and its effects, participants will learn how to reduce the likelihood of a mold infestation, how to recognize early warning signs of an infestation, necessary health and safety precautions, and recommendations for cleaning mold.

Saturday
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Digital Rights Management and Institutional Repositories: Achieving Balance in a Complex Environment

Sponsored by ALCTS.

As academic institutions implement institutional repositories, they must remain sensitive to the needs of authors. The technology that enables digital publishing has accelerated faster than our ability to meet the requirements of copyright. Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems provide potential solutions to the complexities of copyright management.

Programs

Sunday, June 25, 2006
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Serials Standards Update Forum

Sponsored by the ALCTS Serials Section.

With the increasing uses of link resolvers and electronic resources management software, interoperability among standards has been in discussion among libraries, publishers and vendors. This forum will present updates on serials standards developments affecting library serials management. The topics include ISSN revision; ONIX for Serials transactions (Serials Release Notification, Serials Online Holdings, and Serials Products and Subscriptions); the Digital Library Federation's Electronic Resource Management Initiative (ERMI); and the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI).

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Understanding LC Classification: A preview of an ALCTS/PCC workshop
(two-day workshop)

Sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section.

A two-day workshop on Library of Congress Classification is being developed by a joint task force of ALCTS and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. This program is a preview of one session, Notation and Cuttering. Attendees will learn about the elements that make up a call number and how they are determined. The session includes practice in assigning Cutter numbers and in spotting errors in call numbers, plus an opportunity to give feedback to the developers.

Integrating e-books into the Monograph Workflow

Sponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section and the ALCTS Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Discussion Group.
The availability and demand for e-books is growing rapidly. New e-book models are appearing as publishing and technology respond to demand. As budgets remain tight, this presents new challenges for libraries. We have seen the issues before, but current tools, content, and user expectations demand that these issues be confronted anew. How can e-books be integrated into the monograph workflow? What levels of duplication are acceptable?
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Collection Assessment: Best Practices in the 21st Century

Sponsored by the ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section.

Evaluating collections is an essential activity for all libraries, but it becomes critical for those facing budgetary and space constraints. This program provides an overview of collection assessment and methods used to evaluate collections of resources in all formats.

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Saving Sound, Part 2: Implementing an Audio Preservation Program

Sponsored by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section.

The second in a series of programs on preservation and digitization of audio resources, this session will provide information on tools to aid in selection of materials for preservation.

5 - 6 p.m.
ALCTS Awards Ceremony
6 - 7 p.m.
ALCTS Membership Reception

Programs

Monday, June 26, 2006
8 - 10 a.m.
ALCTS Forum on Digital Preservation
Monday
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

ALCTS President's Program--
Information Overload and the Quality of Your Life: Can a New Environmental Movement Restore Balance?

Sponsored by ALCTS.

Both the accelerating pace of life and the amount of information we are expected to process trouble many of us. The keynote speaker will develop the notion of information environmentalism as a response to the torrent of 24/7 media and information that is upsetting the balance of our lives. Coping strategies, including preservation of space and time for reading, contemplation, and reflection, will be discussed.