Lend Your Expertise: Volunteer at the ALCTS Booth in New Orleans | MORE
ALCTS President’s Program on Information Overload | MORE
New Forum on Series Authority Records Added to Offerings at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans | MORE
ALCTS New Leaders Orientation | MORE
RDA Update Forum | MORE
Joint Leadership Development Committee and the Education Committee Program on Continuing Education | MORE
Serials Standard Committee’s Standards Update Forum | MORE
Learn About International Issues Related to Library Collections and Technical Services and Standards at the ALCTS International Relations Committee Meeting | MORE
Subject Analysis Subcommittee on FAST Program in New Orleans | MORE
Serials Section Acquisitions Committee and Acquisitions Section Program on Publisher Packages in the E-World | MORE
Collection Management and Development Section and CMDS Education and Quantitative Measures Committees and Program on Collection Assessment | MORE
Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Annual Update Forum | MORE
CORRECTION: Program on Process of Series Authority Control: Pilot Presentation of the PCC/CCS Series Authority Training Materials | MORE
ALA New Members Round Table Needs Volunteers for Resume Reviewing Service | MORE
ALA Office of Information Technology Policy Program on Copyright | MORE
Library of Congress Program on the Future of the Cataloging-in-Publication Program | MORE
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Participants Meeting | MORE
ARL/DLF Preconference on Mapping License Language for ERMs | MORE
OCLC Events | MORE
GODORT Cataloging Committee Meeting | MORE
Lend Your Expertise: Volunteer at the ALCTS Booth in New Orleans
The ALCTS Membership Committee invites ALCTS members to staff the ALCTS Booth at the Annual Conference in New Orleans in June. Long-term members as well as new members are encouraged to volunteer. Duties include greeting members and potential members, and answering questions about ALCTS. The Membership Committee plans on having two people staff the booth at all times that it is open, and please help us meet our goal!
The ALCTS Booth will be located in the exhibit halls in the Morial Convention Center. Hours of operation for the booth will be from Saturday, June 24 through Monday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To volunteer, send an email message to Natalie Sommerville. Check out the booth schedule and volunteer early to get your preferred time slots!
ALCTS President’s Program on Information Overload
The ALCTS President’s Program is on Monday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Morial Convention Center, Room 353/355.
The program “Information Overload and the Quality of Your Life: Can a New Environmental Movement Restore Balance?” will examine the accelerating pace of life and the amount of information we are expected to process. 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. The speakers are: Dr. David Levy, Professor, University of Washington Information School; Rosann V. Bazirjian, University Librarian, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and ALCTS President; Joyce Ogburn, Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.Back to top
New Forum on Series Authority Records Added to Offerings at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans
An ALCTS forum on the Library of Congress Series Authority Records (SARs) decision has been added to the program offerings at the ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The forum is on Friday, June 23, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Room 386/387.
The forum was organized in response to the Library of Congress’ April 20, 2006 memo detailing their decision to change the long-standing practice of creating series authority records. ALCTS, in its ongoing effort to encourage discussion on important issues such as the SARs decision, has brought together a distinguished panel of experts for this forum. Cynthia Whitacre, Chair, ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section, will serve as moderator, and panelists include Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress, Glenn Patton, OCLC Director of WorldCat Quality Management, and Mark Watson, Chair, Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).Back to top
ALCTS New Leaders Orientation
New committee officers and members, newly elected section members-at-large, and secretaries are invited to attend the ALCTS New Leaders Orientation on Sunday, June 25, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., in the Intercontinental New Orleans, LaSalle B.
Division Committee Chairs, the editors of Library Resources and Technical Services ( LRTS) and the ALCTS Newsletter Online ( ANO), and Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director, will give brief presentations to introduce attendees to the inner workings of the division. This is a great way to learn more about ALCTS operations and how ALCTS committees can mutually support each other in fulfilling the association’s mission. Contact Betsy Simpson, Chair, Leadership Development Committee, for more information.Back to top
RDA Update Forum
The Cataloging and Classification Section is sponsoring an update forum on Resource Description and Access ( RDA) on Saturday, June 24, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Rooms 295-296.
This is an informational meeting about RDA, and the format is designed around participants’ questions. Jennifer Bowen, ALA’s representative to the Joint Steering Committee (JSC), will provide an update on the status of RDA to date. Afterwards, Bowen and other JSC members will answer questions about RDA. JSC’s RDA FAQ is available online.Back to top
Joint Leadership Development Committee and the Education Committee Program on Continuing Education
The Leadership Development Committee and the Education Committee are jointly sponsoring the program "ALCTS and Continuing Education: How to Build a Successful CE Course." The program is on Saturday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Rooms 398/399.
In real estate the mantra is "Location, Location, Location.” In libraries, it is "Training, Training, Training." ALCTS continuing education courses and workshops offer libraries the tools necessary to support essential services and to keep up with the latest trends. Successful continuing education programs are the result of careful planning. Learn the ins and outs of CE, including how to develop content and adapt your presentation to new instructional technologies.
Karen LeTarte, Assistant Head of Cataloging, North Carolina State University Libraries and Chair, ALCTS Education Committee, will serve as the facilitator. Speakers are Trisha Davis, Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Department, Ohio State University Libraries; Heather Dray, Educational Services Supervisor, SOLINET; and Karen Wetzel, Distance Education and Reference Librarian George Washington University Libraries.
Contact Mary Beth Thomson, Associate Dean for Collections and Technical Services, University of Kentucky Libraries, for more information.Back to top
Serials Standard Committee Sponsors Standards Update Forum
The Serials Standard Committee’s Serials Standards Update Forum is on Sunday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Sheraton New Orleans, Napoleon Ballroom B1/B2.
With the increasing use of link resolvers and electronic resources management software, interoperability standards concern libraries, publishers and vendors. There will be updates on serials standards developments that affect 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).
The speakers are: Regina Romano Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program (U.S. ISSN Center), Library of Congress; Priscilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation; and Tim Jewell, Head of Collection Management Services, University of Washington Libraries. Presentation handouts are available online.Back to top
Learn About International Issues Related to Library Collections and Technical Services and Standards at the ALCTS International Relations Committee Meeting
Interested in learning more about international issues related to library collections, technical services and standards and ALCTS representation on IFLA Section Standing Committees?
Join the ALCTS International Relations Committee (IRC) on Saturday, June 24th, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Room 277. Current ALCTS representatives and other representatives to IFLA Sections will discuss what the IRC can do to facilitate their activities.
The IRC received a new charge in 2004. The new charge gives IRC greater responsibility for coordinating international relations within the Division, for outreach with counterpart groups of librarians abroad, and for encouraging ALCTS participation (collective and individual) at international conferences and in other related activities. Contact Wanda Dole, Chair, International Relations Committee, for more information.Back to top
Subject Analysis Subcommittee on FAST Program in New Orleans
The Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on FAST will meet on Saturday, June 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the New Orleans Marriott, Bissonet.
The program title is "FAST: A New System of Subject Access for Cataloging and Metadata.” The growth of electronic resources and the emergence of numerous metadata schema have spawned a need for subject access methods to handle a large volume materials without requiring the same amount of effort and cost as in the treatment of traditional library materials. In response to this need, OCLC has been developing FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) subject headings for the last several years. In 2004, the ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee established a subcommittee to evaluate FAST subject headings from the users' perspective and recommend to the library community whether FAST subject headings is the right direction to go.
An expert panel facilitated by Qiang Jin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and Chair, Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on FAST, will address these issues. The speakers are: Ed O'Neill, Consulting Research Scientist, OCLC; Lois Mai Chan, Professor, University of Kentucky; Arlene Taylor, Professor Emerita, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh; and Shannon Hoffman, Subject Authorities Librarian, Brigham Young University Library.
Contact Qiang Jin, Chair, Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on FAST, for more information.Back to top
Serials Section Acquisitions Committee and Acquisitions Section Program on Publisher Packages in the E-World
The Serials Section’s Acquisitions Committee will meet on Saturday, June 24, 8-10 a.m. in the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, Grand Ballroom A.
The Committee’s program "Perspectives on Publisher Packages in the E-World: New Roles for Libraries, Publishers, and Agents" will address how 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. A panel of recognized leaders will discuss the changing roles each play in the life cycle of subscription management from initial ordering through invoicing, renewals, and setup and maintenance of access, particularly under licensing terms for "big deal" agreements, subject collections, and boutique collections from publishers. The speakers are: Stephen Bosch, University of Arizona Library; October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions; Robert W. Boissy, Springer; Tony McSeán, Elsevier; Tina Feick, Swets Information Services; and Dan Tonkery, EBSCO Information Services.
Contact Gary Ives, Chair, Serials Section Acquisitions Committee, for more information.Back to top
Collection Management and Development Section and CMDS Education and Quantitative Measures Committees and Program on Collection Assessment
The Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) and CMDS Education and Quantitative Measures for Collection Management Committees are co-sponsoring a program "Collection Assessment: Best Practices in the Twenty-First Century” on Sunday, June 25, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Sheraton, Rhythms BR I/II.
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. The program begins with an overview of collection assessment. The second part of the program describes different collection assessment methods and projects to help participants identify methods to apply in their own institutions.
The speakers and topics are: Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota Libraries, Collection Analysis Overview; Lucy E. Lyons, Northwestern University, Methodologies for the Analysis of Monograph Collections; Paul Metz, Virginia Tech, Using Software Tools for Comparative Collection Assessment; Cory Tucker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Bonnie Tijerina, Georgia Institute of Technology, E-Assessment: Evaluating Resources in a Digital World.
Contact Reeta Sinha, Chair, Quantitative Measures for Collection Management Committee, for more information.Back to top
Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Annual Update Forum
The Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Annual Update Forum is on Monday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 pm, in the Morial Convention Center, Rooms 288-289. ( Note: starting time is one-half-hour earlier than in the past.)
The forum will include:
- CONSER report- Les Hawkins, CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
- LC/ISSN/NSDP report- Regina Reynolds, Library of Congress
- CC:DA report/ RDA update- Kevin Randall, Northwestern University and Marjorie Bloss, RDA Project Manager
- A ccess Level Record for Serials Pilot report- Regina Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program (U.S. ISSN Center), Library of Congress
- Discussion of limited use of latest entry for minor changes, etc. - Gene Dickerson, National Library of Medicine
There will also be discussion of a paper prepared by a joint CONSER/CRCC working group.Back to top
CORRECTION: Program on Process of Series Authority Control: Pilot Presentation of the PCC/CCS Series Authority Training Materials
The program “The Process of Series Authority Control: Pilot Presentation of the PCC/CCS Series Authority Training Materials,” which was scheduled to meet on Sunday, June 25, was listed in error.
The presentation of these materials will be on Saturday, June 24, 1:30.-3:30 p.m. in the New Orleans Marriott, Mardi Gras A-C during the program “Understanding Series and the Bibliographic Record: a preview of an ALCTS/PCC workshop.”Back to top
The ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) is seeking librarians with significant experience in human resources, the hiring process, or search committees to review resumes and cover letters at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. This service is sponsored by NMRT to assist job seekers new to the profession.
Reviewers meet with job seekers for thirty minutes and will provide constructive advice regarding their resumes and cover letters. Reviewers are scheduled for one hour time slots, and are welcome to volunteer for more than one day and/or time slot. The review meetings will be held in the Morial Convention Center, in the ALA Placement Center, Hall J, Level 1. Get additional information on the review service. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please contact the Resume Review Service committee chair.Back to top
ALA Office of Information Technology Policy Program on Copyright
The OITP Copyright Advisory Committee program "Copyright 101: Everything You Wanted to Know about Copyright but Were Afraid to Ask" will take place on Monday, June 26, 1:30- 3:30 p.m. in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, Room Belle Chasse. The committee will present an open house of poster sessions on several copyright topics (including e-reserves, interlibrary loan, fair use, international copyright, public domain, and pending legislative actions). Copyright experts will be available to share their expertise.
For more information, contact Carrie Russell, Copyright Specialist.Back to top
Library of Congress Program on the Future of the Cataloging-in-Publication Program
The Library of Congress will present initial findings from their CIP Survey for Libraries on Saturday, June 24, 2006, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in the W New Orleans, Great Room 1. The findings will be presented during the CIP Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Program. Get more information on the survey.Back to top
Program for Cooperative Cataloging Participants Meeting
The PCC Participants Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 25, 4-6 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, Rooms 338-339. Review the agenda online.
There will be a moderated panel discussion "The Future of Bibliographic Control in the Cooperative Environment." Panel members will include Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress, Associate Librarian for Library Services; Beacher Wiggins, Library of Congress, Director, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access; Mark Watson, PCC Chair and University of Oregon, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Access; and Bob Wolven, Past PCC Chair and Columbia University, Director of Library Systems and Bibliographic Control.Back to top
ARL/DLF Preconference on Mapping License Language for ERMs
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are jointly sponsoring a preconference at the ALA Annual Conference on mapping license language for electronic resource management systems (ERMs) on Thursday, June 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m. The preconference will include an examination of DLF Electronic Resource Management Initiative (ERMI) data elements and will offer participants hands-on practice with analyzing licenses and summarizing key points for their ERMs.
The preconference instructors are Trisha Davis, Associate Professor and Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department, Ohio State University Libraries; Diane Grover, Electronic Resources Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries; and Tim Jewell, Director of Information Resources, Collections, and Scholarly Communication, University of Washington Libraries. Get more information on the preconference.Back to top
OCLC is sponsoring a number of events at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, including sessions on Dewey, NetLibrary, WorldCat Cataloging Partners, and CONTENTdm. Get more information on OCLC sessions.Back to top
GODORT Cataloging Committee Meeting
The GODORT Cataloging Committee will meet on Sunday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Maurepas Room. See the GODORT site for the full agenda.
The Committee will discuss: federal documents cataloging issues, the possible effects of the Library of Congress' decision to cease creating series authority records, Resource Description and Access (RDA) in the context of government information cataloging, a new Toolbox for Processing and Cataloging State and Local Government Documents, and a report on the UN Classification from the International Documents Task Force. Invited speakers from the U.S. Government Printing Office will also attend.
Address questions about the meeting to Andrea M. Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair, GODORT Cataloging Committee.Back to top