Vol. 18, No.6/December 2007

12/28/2007

Dear ANO reader,

This issue comes to you regrettably late, especially since it is chock-full of great information for Midwinter, which is just days away.

We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may have caused and ask you again to bear with us as we convert our (apparently extra-tricky) web site, including the newsletter, to ALA’s most recent content management system.

You’ll notice that this issue appears in the “all-in-one” format of previous issues and contains no images. This has been deemed necessary as a stop-gap to get you the news without further delay.

Furthermore, you might notice that none of the ANO archive is currently accessible, due to a breakdown in the conversion of the newsletter’s template. We will reestablish access just as as soon as possible.

Many thanks to all of you for your continued patience with this process.

—Charles Wilt,
ALCTS Executive Director

 

Letters From ALCTS

From the Editor

From the President

From the Office

Looking Ahead

Midwinter ’08

ALCTS Events

Schedule by Date | Schedule by Group

Midwinter Meeting Events

Member Reception

Symposiums and Forums

Interest Group and Discussion Group Topics

Committee Meetings

Features

My ALCTS Experience: M. Dina Giambi

Section Spotlight: Acquisitions

Get Published: New Publications Available for Review

Emerging Leaders, One Year Later

DLC/DLC Records: Lessons from an Internship Project


News

From ALCTS

LRTS to Benefit from ALA Funding

Elaine Franco Receives CLA Award

Planning Database Debuts

An Insider's Guide to ALCTS Committee Appointments

Alford Named OCLC Trustee Chair

First Annual Coutts Award Nominations Sought

CRG Forum Planned for Annual '08

From ALA

Poster Session Applications Sought for Annual '08

Apply for ALA Scholarships

LRRT Calls for Shera Award Nominations

From the Profession

LC Working Group Report Available

ARL Scholarly Communication Study Available Online

ACRL Invites Comments on Scholarly Communication Agenda

Apply for Ingenta Research Award, NASIG Awards

Outcomes of JSC October 2007 Meeting Available

ANSI Approves NISO SUSHI Standard

Slides from “Understanding the Data Around Us” Available

New FAQ on Display of Unsupported Characters

Recommendations of the TF on Provider Neutral Record Available

Letters from ALCTS

From the Editor

Mary Beth Weber, Editor

Midwinter Madness

I feverishly worked to complete this issue of ANO so that I can leave to attend a conference in Washington, D.C. for three days without deadlines looming and loose ends. In a few weeks, I will repeat a similar scenario as I prepare to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

In typical fashion, the December issue of ANO features events and meetings that will take place at the Midwinter Meeting. See the section “Midwinter Meeting Events” for complete information on forums, committee meetings and interest and discussion group meetings.

Other items of interest in this issue include

  • a report by 2007 Emerging Leaders Keri Cascio and Bonnie Tijerina, looking back on their experiences as Emerging Leaders
  • the scoop on ALCTS Committee appointments from ALCTS President-Elect Dina Giambi
  • Read Dina’s “My ALCTS Experience” which chronicles her participation in ALCTS, leading to her election as ALCTS President
  • ALCTS Executive Director Charles Wilt’s column on the inner-workings of the ALCTS Office
  • ALCTS President Pamela Bluh’s column on remarkable associations and the long and short-range initiatives on which we as an association are embarking

I hope many of our members are able to attend the Midwinter Meeting and take advantage of the wealth of programs and resources. If you are interested in becoming involved with ALCTS, plan on attending the Volunteer Forum on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am –12:30 pm at the Doubletree Hotel, Symphony Room. You can also network with colleagues and meet new faces in a relaxed atmosphere at the ALCTS Membership Reception on Saturday, January 12, 6–8 pm at the Loews Philadelphia, Regency Ballroom B.

Contact Mary Beth Weber, ANO Editor

From the President

Pamela Bluh, ALCTS President

Measuring Success

In mid-October, the division executive committees gathered in Chicago for their fall meetings. In addition to working on their own agendas, they joined the ALA Executive Board in an examination of the characteristics of a successful organization using Jim Collins’ The 7 Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don't (ASAE, 2006). In a nutshell, remarkable associations:

  • exist for the member. They build their structures, processes and interactions around fulfilling member needs.
  • align their products and services with their mission. Every product, service and venture serves member interests and moves the association closer to achieving its vision.
  • use data to drive strategies and go through a continuous, disciplined process of collecting research and incorporate their findings into strategic and operational planning.
  • are characterized by a close-knit, consistent culture. Whether they lead or work behind the scenes, everyone shares equally in the responsibility to contribute to the value the association provides.
  • encourage the CEO to act as the broker of ideas, to gather consensus around member-generated ideas and facilitate group process.
  • remain steadfast in their commitment to their members, while willingly changing the way they do business. They have the operational structure to respond and to implement change quickly.
  • maintain alliances with other organizations and seek partnerships that will further their mission.

It was not surprising to discover that, in many respects, the divisions appear to be better than the parent organization at attaining the attributes of a successful organization. But that is no reason to rest on our laurels!

Evaluating and reshaping ALCTS requires coordination and the energy, skill and dedication of a great many people. It is a multifaceted process that will occur over a sustained period of time. One aspect of this process is a survey based on the “seven measures of success” that was recently distributed to the membership. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to answer the survey. Your answers, which will be anonymous, will provide us with the data we need to flourish as the successful, remarkable association we envision.

We are also balancing our long-range efforts with matters of immediate interest. Our membership numbers as of August 2007 stand at 5,151, an increase of 5.49 percent over August 2006. Retaining those members is one of our priorities. The Membership Committee is on the verge of conducting a survey of our public librarian members. The Education Committee is developing a strategic plan that will form the platform for our efforts in continuing education. The planning database, critical to the association’s activities is being populated with action items.

In addition to our in-reach activities, on December 12, I represented ALCTS at a meeting in Washington, D.C. which was convened by the Committee on Legislation (COL) that explored options for establishing a procedure to develop government information policy positions for ALA. This meeting is the first step in articulating a process that will allow all interested parties to participate in discussions of policy.

ALCTS Past-President Bruce Johnson spearheaded our effort to prepare comments on the report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. In preparing the ALCTS/ALA response, input was sought from as many interested parties as possible within the time available.

Midwinter 2008 occurs a week earlier than usual and we have a number of exciting events lined up for Philadelphia. The two-day ALCTS/LC workshop “Metadata and Digital Library Development” sold out very quickly, but due to popular demand will be repeated at Anaheim in June. The Midwinter symposium “ Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change” is also attracting a lot of interest. If you have not yet registered, there is still time to do so. The full list of ALCTS Midwinter programs and meetings may be found in this issue of ANO.

The short and long range initiatives we are undertaking are very exciting, although at times they may seem overly ambitious. However, I believe that to strive for and remain a remarkable association, a degree of risk is appropriate, even necessary. I hope you will take a few minutes to respond to the survey and help us build on our strengths and eliminate our weaknesses.

Please drop me a line if you have questions or comments on any topic concerning ALCTS.

Best wishes for the holidays.

Contact Pamela Bluh, ALCTS President, 2007-2008

From the Office

Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director

About the ALCTS Office

Over the course of writing these articles for ANO, I have discussed a lot of different and quite diverse topics, but have never discussed what goes on in the office, meaning Julie, Christine, and me. I decided to use my space this issue to tell you about us. I want to provide an idea of what it is Julie and Christine do, their goals, for what they are responsible, and why it is important for you to know that.

We are a small staff but representative of the other type-of-activity (functional) divisions like RUSA, LITA and LAMA. We downsized a few years ago from four to three staff, including myself. I mention this since many members think we are larger. We do borrow from other ALA departments to help us do our work, but mostly it is just us three.

Before I get too far into what we do, I will first start with introductions in case you have not met Julie and Christine. You have probably seen my name and picture enough that I do not need to dwell on me.

Julie Reese has been with ALCTS since January of 2000. Her position has morphed over the years from one strictly devoted to meeting planning to a much broader role in ALCTS. Julie continues to do meeting/events planning, but she has taken on the job of lead staff person for all of the ALCTS educational initiatives. This in itself is quite a task since it includes all conference programming, preconferences, workshops, symposia, web courses and any new development we are pursuing, which I will get to later. She works on the web site and is the unofficial Board secretary, just to name a couple of other tasks she has. But it is her work with the education programming that consumes most of her time.

Christine Taylor arrived at ALCTS in February 2005. Her position is the result of a rethinking of our needs in the office and the downsizing. Christine has four primary responsibilities, all of which are fundamental to what ALCTS does: membership, publishing, everything related to technology, and the web site. It can be quite overwhelming on a good day, particularly when deadlines loom and unexpected events converge on her, such as the problems we have been having with the conversion of the ALCTS web site to new ALA site software (Collage). Prior to working in the office, Christine served as head of the ALA production services area. Christine returned to ALA when she came to work for us in 2005, after leaving the association in 2000.

Needless to say, both Julie and Christine bring to their jobs valuable experience and skills that make my job a whole lot easier. What is more important is that they are both very dedicated to making ALCTS the very best we can be. It is equally important for you to understand that Julie and Christine are not content experts. Their work for ALCTS reflects their talent, expertise, and experience. That brings me to couple more points I would like to make.

Julie and Christine both have goals (as do I) that they must meet each year for their performance evaluation. I would like to give you an idea what they will be working on for this year.

Julie’s goals this year are mainly related to bringing new technologies to bear on our continuing education (CE) program. This means working to make sure that the new web courses are written into our new platform Moodle. It means getting a webinar up and running, and possibly some podcasts. She also will be looking at how we can streamline our proposal processes and make them more member-friendly.

Christine’s main goal this year is the redesign of the ALCTS web site. We have an opportunity to utilize Christine’s great talent and expertise in web design to bring ALCTS up several notches in our approach to our web presence. She will also be looking at how to make the publishing process more understandable and easier to navigate, and will be spending some time on membership marketing.

My goals are three:

  • Begin the process of gathering more data about what ALCTS wants to be and where it should go. We do some surveying now, but my goal is to use some of the data we already have collected (such as the 2005 planning survey), and refine it and ask our members again.
  • Second is to examine our policies and procedures. Are they relevant, do they need revision, are they accessible and useful?
  • Third, begin to map future revenue sources. We are basically dependent on dues, registrations, and publishing. My goal is to see how we can better use our content to both provide members with more access to our content and to develop new revenue streams to our external nonmember customer base.

Now that we have passed our 50th Anniversary celebration, at least in events, not in spirit, we (the staff) have, as you can probably see, some large projects to work on. Being able to work on them requires several things: time, cooperation, resources, help, and understanding. Part of my job, and I always think it comes under “duties as assigned,” is to manage Julie and Christine’s workload. This at times is not easy for it seems that everything happens at one time, or we have fifteen deadlines within two days. This is where you come in as members and member leaders. There may be times when Julie and Christine are not as quickly available as they have been in the past. This is not a reflection on them, but a consequence of the projects they have to complete this year. Christine, in particular, as the lead in the web site conversion and redesign, will require large amounts of time to work on the web site. This is where your understanding and cooperation comes in. She may not be quite as available as she has been in the past. Julie in trying to get more technology-based CE started, and will need your cooperation in a different way. She needs your content and skills, and she needs you to participate.

I hope this has given you some indication of what we do and who we are. ALCTS is very lucky to have staff as talented as Julie and Christine. I truly believe that we have the best staff in ALA. So as we (the staff) move forward this year and next, and you get a request to help out, please do so. It means a great deal to us here in the office to know that we have your support and you are willing to help move ALCTS forward.

Contact Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director

Looking Ahead

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Editor's Note: If you would like to submit a report on any of these conferences for publication in ANO, please contact the editor, Mary Beth Weber.

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Features

My ALCTS Experience

M. Dina Giambi, University of Delaware Library

The question “Would you be interested in an appointment to the Micropublishing Committee?” resulted in the start of my ALCTS experience in 1992. It is one example of the opportunities, both expected and unexpected, that are possible in a volunteer association.

Although I had been a member of ALA since I graduated from library school in 1978, I did not discover ALCTS until 1989. The Micropublishing Committee, in the then Reproduction of Library Materials Section, was not among the committees in which I had expressed an interest using the old paper ALCTS volunteer form. However, the appointing officer noticed that I had supervised a microforms unit for several years as part of my responsibilities as a serials librarian. Micropublishing seemed a perfect fit. I enthusiastically accepted that first appointment, eventually chairing the committee in the new Preservation and Reformatting Section. The committee subsequently became a discussion group, and in time broadened its focus and evolved to become the Micro/Digital Publishers Discussion Group which is now inactive.

In 1996, I was appointed to the Acquisitions Section, Acquisitions Organization and Management Committee (AOM), the committee that had been my first choice back in the early ’90s. Other unexpected opportunities along the way include serving as AOM Chair, Leadership Development Committee Chair, and ALCTS Board Liaison to the Membership Committee and standing for election as Acquisitions Section Chair, ALCTS Director-at-Large, and ALCTS Vice-President/President-Elect.

ALCTS also offers the opportunity to develop and plan programs, discussion and interest group meetings, forums, etc. It is very satisfying to be involved in a process that presents worthwhile information that conference attendees can put to use in their home institutions and organizations. The first program committee that I co-chaired with Bill Wibbing presented "Prepare-Negotiate-Evaluate-Succeed: The Many Sides of the Library Negotiation Table" at ALA Annual in 1997.

Throughout my ALCTS experience, I have had the privilege to meet and work with many amazing and dedicated individuals representing all sizes and types of libraries. It has been an enriching learning experience from which I have grown both personally and professionally. What a way to make friends, too!

ALCTS may offer opportunities that you never anticipated. Consider them carefully. Take a chance and stretch yourself. You never know where those opportunities may lead you. Someday you too may be in the position of offering someone his or her first ALCTS experience.

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Section Spotlight: Acquisitions

David Goldsmith, North Carolina State University Libraries

The Acquisitions Section (AS) contributes to library service and professionalism by encouraging, supporting, and promoting those activities of ALCTS relating to acquisition and associated bibliographic control for all formats of information resources through purchase, lease, and other access methods and in all types of libraries. See the AS web pages, starting with the AS home page, for a list of committees, representatives, and section information.

Programs

The section cosponsored a preconference course with the Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) at the 2007 Annual Conference, “Workflow Analysis, Redesign, and Implementation: Integrating the Complexities of Electronic Resources in the Digital Age.” This preconference was a full capacity event where participants learned fundamental principles of workflow analysis, best practices, and advice for overcoming potential obstacles when dealing with integrating electronic resources into library collections. The section sponsored two programs at the 2007 Annual Conference, “Why Can’t Johnnie and Jane Get Published? Part 3, Research Survey Methods” and “Technical Services 2.0: Using Social Software for Collaboration.” The section will sponsor a forum at the 2008 Midwinter Meeting titled, “Acquisitions and Institutional Repositories” to spark a conversation of different approaches of capturing content for institutional repositories. A preconference about e-book workflows and programs on reinventing acquisitions and institutional repositories and new roles for acquisitions are planned for the 2008 Annual Conference.

Publications

The Foreign Book Dealers Directory was made available online in July 2007 thanks to the hard work of Kay Granskog and the Foreign Book Dealers Subcommittee. Upcoming publications include Guide to Writing RFPs in Acquisitions by Fran Wilkinson and Linda Lewis, Guide to Credit Card Purchasing by Nancy Gibbs and Narda Tafuri, and Guide to Performance Evaluation of Library Vendors by Stephen Bosh and Chris Sugnet. Future publications will include Guide to Acquisitions’ Role in Institutional Repositories by Karl Debus-López, Guide to Approval Plans by Amy McColl, et. al., Guide to Acquiring and Managing E-book Collections by Celeste Feather, Guide to Licensing Electronic Publications by Trisha Davis, Guide to Collecting, Analyzing and Presenting Acquisitions Data by John McDonald, and Guide to Media Acquisitions by Mary S. Laskowski.

Continuing Education

The AS continues to provide the popular “Fundamentals of Acquisitions” web course, and classes are full for fall 2007. The content is being updated and will be renamed “Foundations of Acquisitions” in the future. The content for “Fundamentals of Electronic Resources” is complete and the modules for the course are being created. The Education Committee is developing “Advanced Acquisitions” as a sequel to the Foundations course.

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Get Published: New Publications Available for Review

Edward Swanson, LRTS Book Reviews Editor

The following publications have been received recently and will be considered for review in a future issue of LRTS as appropriate. Anyone interested in writing reviews for LRTS can get in touch with Edward Swanson, LRTS Book Review Editor.

The Academic Library Manager’s Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook with CD-ROM. By Rebecca Brumley. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers Incorporated, 2007. $149.95 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-597-8/1-55570-597-9).

Archives and the Digital Library. Editors, William E. Landis, Robin L. Chandler. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 2007. $85 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3437-3) $65 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-3438-0). Published simultaneously as Journal of Archival Organization, 4, numbers 1/2.

Cataloger, Editor, and Scholar: Essays in Honor of Ruth C. Carter. Edited by Robert P. Holley. New York: Haworth Press, 2007. $75 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3622-3). Published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 44, numbers 1/2 & 3/4.

The Complete RFID Handbook: A Manual and DVD for Assessing, Implementing, and Managing Radio Frequency Identification Technologies in Libraries. By Diane Marie Ward. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007. $75 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-602-9/1-55570-602-9).

E-Journal Invasion: A Cataloger’s Guide to Survival. By Helen Heinrich. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2007. £57 (ISBN 978-1-84334-193-2/1-84334-193-X) £39.95 paper (ISBN 978-1-84334-144-4/1-84334-144-1).

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions. Edited by Thomas W. Leonhardt. New York: Haworth Press, 2006. $34.95 (ISBN 978-0-7890-2991-2/0-7890-2291-5) $34.95 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-2292-2/0-7890-2292-3).

IFLA Cataloguing Principles: Steps towards an International Cataloguing Code, 3: Report from the 3rd IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloguing Code, Cairo, Egypt, 2005. Editors, Barbara B. Tillett, Khaled Mohamed Reyad, Ana Lupe Cristán. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-24278-6). IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control, volume 29.

Institutional Repositories. University of Houston Libraries, Institutional Repository Task Force, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Chair. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006. $45 paper (ISBN 1-59407-708-8). SPEC Kit, 292.

International Newspaper Librarianship for the 21st Century. Editor, Hartmut Walravens. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-21846-X). IFLA Publications, 118.

Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User. Editor, Nancy Courtney. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. $45 paper (ISBN 978-1-59158-537-4).

Managing Digitization Activities. By Rebecca L. Mugridge. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006. $45 paper (ISBN 1-59407-710-X). SPEC Kit, 294.

Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer. Edited by Richard P. Smiraglia. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2005. $59.95 (ISBN 978-0-7890-2800-6/0-7890-2800-X) $39.95 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-2801-3/0-7890-2801-8). Published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 40, numbers 3/4.

Metadata and Its Applications in the Digital Library: Approaches and Practices. By Jia Liu. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. $40 paper (ISBN 978-1-59158-306-6).

Mile-High Views: Surveying the Serials Vista: NASIG 2006: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., 21st Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2006, Denver, Colorado. Editors, Carol Ann Borchert, Gary Ives. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2007. $90 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3658-2) Published simultaneously as The Serials Librarian, 52, numbers 1/2 and 3/4.

Moving Beyond the Presentation Layer: Content and Context in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System. Editors, Joan S. Mitchell, Diane Vizine-Goetz. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2007. $50 (ISBN 978-0-7890-3452-6/0-7890-3452-2) $30 paper (ISBN 978-0-7890-3453-3/0-7890-3453-0) Published simultaneously as Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 42, numbers 3/4.

Networking for Digital Preservation: Current Practice in 15 National Libraries. By Ingeborg Verheul. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-219847-8). IFLA Publications, 119.

Newspapers of the World Online: U.S. and International Perspectives: Proceedings of Conferences in Salt Lake City and Seoul, 2006. Edited by Hartmut Walravens. München: K.G. Saur, 2006. $109 (IFLA members $81) (ISBN 3-598-21849-4). IFLA Publications, 122.

Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with-Prints and Open Access Journals. By Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2005. $45 paper (ISBN 978-1-59407-670-1/1-59407-670-7).

Organizing Information from the Shelf to the Web. By G. G. Chowdhury, Sudatta Chowdhury. London: Facet Publishing, 2007. $95 paper (ISBN 978-1-845604-578-0).

Remote Shelving Services. By Thomas C. Deardorff, Gordon J. Aamot. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2006. $45 paper (ISBN 1-59407-711-8). SPEC Kit, 295.

Sound Savings: Preserving Audio Collections. Edited by Judith Matz. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2004. $45.00 paper (ISBN 1-59407-663-4).

Subject Access to a Multilingual Museum Database: A Step-by-Step Approach to the Digitization Process. By Allison Siffre Guedalia Kupietzky. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. $45 paper (ISBN 978-1-59158-444-5). Third Millennium Cataloging.

UNIMARC and Friends: Charting the New Landscape of Library Standards: Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Lisbon, 20-21 March 2006. Edited by Marie-France Plassard. München: K.G. Saur, 2007. $95 (IFLA members $67) (ISBN 3-598-24279-4). IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control, volume 30.

Using Interactive Technologies in Libraries. Editors, Kathlene Hanson, H. Frank Cervone. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007. $59.95 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-612-8). Library and Information Technology Association Guide, #13.

Using XML: A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians. By Kwong Bor Ng. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007. $85 paper (ISBN 978-1-55570-567-1/1-55570-567-7). How-To-Do-It Manuals, no. 154.

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Emerging Leaders, One Year Later

Keri Cascio, Missouri Library Network and Bonnie Tijerina, University of California Los Angeles

We were honored to represent ALCTS in the initial ALA Emerging Leaders cohort of 2007. ALCTS considered establishing their own leadership program but was happy to adopt the ALA proposal and offer stipends for two participants in 2007. We forged forward into a new ALA initiative, eager to learn more about the organization and volunteer where needed.

Keri’s Experience

Without sponsorship and financial support from ALCTS, I could not have participated in the Emerging Leaders program. The program came at the perfect time for me. I was considering how I could get more involved with ALA and ALCTS, but I was not sure where to start. As an Emerging Leader, I learned more about ALA as an organization and how easy it was to get involved.

After the program was completed, we were asked to volunteer on a committee, roundtable, or other group within the organization. ALCTS created a new appointment for me of Intern to the Board of Directors, a position that will be offered to each ALCTS Emerging Leader in the future. I am now learning about the management of a division from the top down, and I have been working with Charles Wilt, his staff, and the Board to help organize the upcoming Board meetings at the Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference.

I have also been chosen as one of two division liaisons to the ALA Task Force on Electronic Member Participation. Pamela Bluh submitted my name to the other division presidents as someone who uses online meeting technology, and who teaches and presents on Web 2.0 topics. The task force charge is to develop recommendations to adapt ALA policies to help the association move forward with effective e-participation practices. We plan to report our findings to the ALA Council at the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. I have watched the call for electronic participation within ALCTS with interest, and I hope that we can find a way to integrate virtual members more completely in the future.

Bonnie’s Experience

I was already active in ALCTS through the Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS), and the Emerging Leaders program gave me the opportunity to learn more about the larger ALA organization and the many ways I could become more involved.

In addition to continuing my ALCTS CMDS committee work, I now serve as an intern on the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee, which works with libraries to increase public access to information through education, research and advocacy.

During the six months of the program—between ALA-Midwinter and ALA Annual—I worked with a great group of fellow emerging leaders. I learned a great deal from them and their ideas and experiences. This program made me feel connected with new leaders in librarianship and excited about the future of ALA and the field.

The Emerging Leaders program offered us many networking opportunities to make lasting connections with new librarians throughout ALA, its divisions, and its chapters. We look forward to helping ALCTS in the future with each new cohort of Emerging Leaders. Our work with ALA and ALCTS has just begun, and we encourage others to get involved and volunteer with the division. For more information about the ALA Emerging Leaders program, including past and current participants and projects, visit the Emerging Leaders wiki.

Editor’s note: Rebekah Irwin has been selected as the ALCTS Emerging Leader for 2007–08. Irwin is the Digital Projects Librarian at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. She manages a variety of digital projects and is responsible for the creation of descriptive and structural metadata across a wide range of materials including manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, art objects, maps, prints and drawings, and rare books. She received her MLS from the University of Wisconsin at Madison as well as a MS in Educational Media & Technology.

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An Examination of “DLC/DLC” Records: Lessons from an Internship Project

Michel Dupagne, University of Miami and Sue Wartzok, Florida International University

In theory, “Level 1 books” (copy input by Library of Congress) should require no more than quick cataloging processing because the authoritative source of the DLC/DLC records in OCLC is LC itself. As such, we would expect this level of cataloging to be little more than routine verification that does not require extensive editing or additions as would higher-level cataloging. Not all academic libraries check the accuracy of DLC/DLC records, and download these records directly into their OPACs without further scrutiny. At Florida International University (FIU), “Level 2 books” require catalogers to check call numbers and subject headings present in OCLC member-input records, and “Level 3 books” require supplementing OCLC records with call numbers and subject headings. The difference between the two levels is a function of cataloging complexity.

The issue of accuracy in DLC/DLC bibliographic processing has been rarely discussed in cataloging texts or in the library science literature, but is of pivotal importance in cataloging practice because of the sheer amount of LC copy cataloging accepted by most academic libraries. In 1986, Arlene Taylor and Charles Simpson reported that 46 percent of sampled LC records between 1977 and 1982 contained at least one error and 20 percent contained at least one significant error dealing with any type of access point. 1 The anecdotal evidence from library-related listservs and circles suggests that the quality of DLC/DLC bibliographic records has declined in recent years, causing concern among cataloging staff and librarians. In the best-case scenario, typographical or more serious errors in DLC/DLC records would be identified and corrected by copy catalogers in academic libraries that choose to check these records for data quality. In the worst-case scenario, these errors might be left to appear in OPACs if libraries accept all DLC/DLC records without any editing or quality control. The accuracy of MARC-encoded bibliographic information in DLC/DLC records is not simply a matter confined to cataloging employees, but to all librarians and library paraprofessionals. As Deborah and Richard Fritz remind us in MARC21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide, “everyone who works in a library should know something about MARC.” 2 In the age of online catalogs and library automation, incorrect MARC information in DLC/DLC records could diminish the precision performance of information retrieval and adversely affect the efficiency of patron searches.

To examine this issue, the first author conducted an exploratory analysis of the descriptive fields in 100 DLC/DLC records from OCLC used to catalog Level 1 books. Consistent with FIU training procedures for bibliographic processing of Level 1 books, the following MARC fields were examined to determine if they matched the chief source of information or the authority file: 008 fixed-length data elements, 010 LC control number, 020 ISBN, 1xx author area, 245 title and statement of responsibility area, 250 edition area, 260 publication area, 300 physical description area, 4xx series area, 5xx notes concerning bibliographies and indexes as well as order of notes, 7xx added entry area, and 8xx series added entry area. Not all fields, including 6xx subject headings and the 5xx (with the exception of the 504 tag) were checked for these Level 1 books. To ensure quality control, a monographs cataloger with twenty years of experience verified that the errors identified by the first author were indeed errors and not cataloger’s judgment.

Of the 100 analyzed DLC/DLC records, thirty-two contained errors. Twelve of these thirty-two records contained more than one error. The total number of errors in the sample was forty-eight or 1.5 errors per incorrect record. As shown in Table 1, the physical description field featured the largest number of errors, followed by the 008 fixed field and the 260 publication field. Within the 300 field, eleven of the fifteen errors related to missing or unnecessary representation of illustrative matter ( AARC2R 2.5C). There were also three cases of missing numbered Roman numeral pages. Discrepancies in book height were disregarded since they are often caused by the variation of the publication format (i.e., paperback vs. hard cover). Within the 008 field, eight of the thirteen errors related to omitted or incorrect illustration codes (specifically a and b). These errors often went hand in hand with illustration mistakes in the 300 physical description field. Four errors were uncovered in the nature of contents with missing b codes for bibliographies. Seven of ten errors in the 260 field occurred when the publication date omitted or inaccurately supplied the letter c for copyright in subfield c. With regard to notes, there were four instances where the 520 summary field did not precede the 504 contents field as specified in AACR2R 2.7B. Three more errors resulted from incorrect paginations of bibliographical references in the 504 tag. It must be noted that the authors used a small, exploratory snapshot of DLC/DLC records that cannot be generalized to the entire collection of the Green Library given the non-probabilistic nature of the sample.

TABLE 1. Types of Errors in DLC/DLC Records by MARC Field

Field

Frequency

008

13

010

  0

020

  1

1xx

  0

245

  2

250

  0

260

10

300

15

4xx

  0

5xx

  7

7xx

  0

8xx

  0

Total

48

Few of the detected errors were dramatic enough to cause retrieval problems in the author and title fields. There were only two errors detected in the 245 field—one transcription error and one spelling error—and none in the 1xx field. The other errors were minor and primarily typographical in nature. In the age of budget cutbacks in technical services and an increasingly popular “faster bibliographic processing” philosophy, these findings will reassure academic libraries, which accept LC copy without further verification that errors in these records are so minimal that they do not justify the time and personnel investment to correct them. This may also give pause to libraries that continue to check DLC/DLC records. As early as 1990, Sheila Intner argued in Technicalities that “Current trends in information service won’t permit catalogers to continue keeping faith with the ideal of producing perfect catalogs made up of perfect catalog records.” 3 She believed that a bibliographic record with errors is better than no record at all.

However, some academic librarians may take issue with Intner’s argument since this attitude could inevitably lead libraries toward a slow descent into established cataloging imperfection, with possible repercussions for the public at large. Our results raise the concern that nearly one in three sampled DLC/DLC records had at least one error, although most of these errors were minor. We cannot really compare these results with the Taylor and Simpson sample because they covered more MARC fields, in particular subject heading fields, than we did, but it is fair to assume that the number of DLC/DLC errors would have increased with a larger number of fields. For those academic libraries that choose to review DLC/DLC records, the direct consequence of these errors is that they must collectively spend a massive amount of time to make corrections.

We can only speculate about the reasons for the presence of so many typographical errors in these DLC/DLC records. Given the huge quantity of new books published every year, LC catalogers have to describe bibliographic information of a tremendous number of books with relative speed. Could the culprit be an increase in the number of books received by LC? Although the number of print materials cataloged by LC fluctuates from year to year, there was only a 2 percent rise in cataloged print materials between FY95 and FY97 and FY2002 and FY2004 reported in the LC annual reports. 4 The reason(s) for these errors is likely to lie elsewhere (e.g., training, quotas). This article does not seek to critique the LC cataloging procedures, but to note that there is always room for improvement. Ideally, DLC/DLC records must remain as precise as possible in order to support the scholarly enterprise both now and in the future. Furthermore, the benefits of shared cataloging accrue only if the shared records are accurate. In contrast to this call for better quality control, there is also a new realism that, given all the time and personnel pressures faced by cataloging departments, the correction of DLC/DLC records is a low priority.

References

1. Arlene G. Taylor and Charles W. Simpson, “Accuracy of LC Copy: A Comparison between Copy That Began as CIP and Other LC Cataloging,” Library Resources & Technical Services 30 (Oct./Dec. 1986): 375-87.

2. Deborah A. Fritz and Richard J. Fritz, MARC21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide (Chicago: ALA, 2003), xiv.

3. Sheila S. Intner, “Copy Cataloging and the Perfect Record Mentality,” Technicalities, 10 (July 1990): 13.

4. Annual Report (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2005), 202–203; Annual Report (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2000), 150.

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NEWS

From ALCTS

ALCTS Funded for an Electronic Manuscript Management System

On Wednesday, December 5, 2007, ALA announced that ALCTS received a grant of $30,000 from ALA 2010 Plan funds to acquire an electronic manuscript (sometimes referred to as an editorial) management system for Library Resources & Technical Services ( LRTS), the ALCTS quarterly journal.

Editors, reviewers, and particularly authors, do not want to manage the huge paper trail that the current practice produces. An electronic manuscript management system enables member editors and reviewers to manage their workload more efficiently by having one document flow through the process from submission to publication. Authors and copy editors have one document to revise and resubmit. This document handling process greatly increases the efficiency and timeliness of the journal article review process. At the ALA Production Services end, this system will increase productivity and efficiency for the same reasons: one document handled through the entire process. Since the systems can deliver files in many formats, it also means that Production Services can use the file format they need.

Systems will be reviewed in the next several months with implementation projected no later than summer 2008 or early fall 2008.

This proposal was a direct result of a resolution brought by the LRTS Editorial Board and Peggy Johnson, LRTS Editor, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in 2007 in Seattle. With this funding, ALCTS can move forward aggressively to acquire and implement the manuscript system. The ALCTS implementation will be the prototype for other ALA journals and publications to become involved. ALCTS thanks the work of Troy Linker, Director of Publishing Technology for ALA Publishing, for collaborating on this very important project.

Editor’s Note: The LRTS Resolution follows.

LRTS Editorial Board Resolution Presented to the ALCTS Board of Directors

The members of the ALCTS LRTS Editorial Board have, over the last several years, regularly and repeatedly discussed their concerns with the continuing lack of an online manuscript handling and tracking system, an effective electronic form of LRTS, a widely promulgated plan for transition to open access publishing, forward looking copyright transfer practices, and preservation arrangements.

The following reports a final discussion of concerns at the LRTS Board’s meeting of January 20, 2006 and e-mail conversations during the intervening months to refine the statement, and reflects information from Charles Wilt about initiatives underway within ALCTS and ALA. The members of the Editorial Board submit the following action statement for the consideration of the ALCTS Board of Directors.

We ask the ALCTS Board of Directors to take action to address these issues and advocate for the rapid implementation of:

A state of the art online manuscript handling and tracking system to speed manuscript processing and facilitate electronic publishing, e made available as part of the ALA Production Services’ journal support services.

[Numbered text is not in adopted resolution but additional items of concern for the editorial board.]

  1. Because in a digital era librarians and library associations should be leaders rather than followers in the application of new communication technologies and adoption of new modes of scholarly communication;
  2. Because it is our mission as an association to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration and yet the journal we rely on to communicate and promote the best current research in our arena is not effectively available electronically;
  3. Because desktop access to information is the expectation of many of members when we provide mailbox access to LRTS;
  4. Because our outdated publishing practices are hindering our ability to compete for submissions and reviewers with journals that are fully electronic, enjoy the benefits of online editorial support, and early release of accepted articles online;
  5. Because we feel an obligation to do our utmost to support young professionals whose career progress and success depend on our ability to offer them timely review and publication of their research;
  6. Because the state of our publishing practices and operations is increasingly drawing public criticism, injuring our reputation for valuing quality and service;
  7. Because other professional library associations offer fully electronic and automated journals, sometimes open access immediately from the date of publication;
  8. Because it is our opinion that this situation is increasing handicapping our publication program and its aspiration to serve our members by publishing the best research our community produces;

Franco Receives CLA Award

Elaine A. Franco has been chosen as the recipient of the California Library Association's Access, Collections and Technical Services Section (ACTSS) Award for 2007.

Elaine Franco is a librarian’s librarian. She has been active as a catalog librarian for thirty years and a leader in California library associations, helping to create a strong voice for cataloging and technical services issues for the past seventeen years.

Elaine Franco has provided leadership internally through her role as the Principal Cataloger at the University of California Davis, a leading academic institution in California and has also played a leadership role in the UC System with her work in the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).

Despite her challenging professional role, she has provided leadership every year of her career. First with the Nebraska Library Association, and now with even more vigor at the California Library Association and on the national level through her various responsibilities with the American Library Association.

Elaine has continuously attended conferences throughout her career usually in a leadership role working or leading committees, presenting, authoring and coauthoring works, overseeing relevant workshops, and mentoring many catalogers across the state and nation. She has advocated for regional accessibility to national level continuing education programs.

Elaine has been president or committee chair in most cataloging and technical service groups to which she has belonged, and even creator of a few groups. We owe a large debt to Elaine for her work in keeping ACTSS an active and thriving association throughout the many years with which she has been involved.

Her service to others is awe inspiring, and knowing Elaine, we are sure that she will continue her tireless work of being a guiding light and inspiration to other catalogers for many years to come.

Highlights of her leadership include:

California Library Association

  Chair, Cataloging Interest Group, 1996–1997
  President, ACTSS, 1998–1999
  CLA Assembly, Member-at-large, 2006–2009

ALA Association for Library Collection and Technical Services

  ALCTS CCS Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group Chair, 2000–2001
  CLA ACTSS liaison to ALCTS CRG, 2001–present
  Chair, ALCTS Council of Regional Groups, 2005–2006
  ALCTS Board of Directors, 2005–2006
  Chair, ALCTS Council of Regional Groups Affiliate Relations Committee, 2007–2008

ALA Council

  ALA Council, Councilor-at-large, 1987–1991

ALA Association of College and Research Libraries

  Chair, MLA Bibliography Scope and Overlap Committee, 1991–1994

ALA New Members Round Table, then known as Junior Members Round Table

  Affiliates Council President, 1985–1986

Librarians Association of the University of California, Davis (LAUC-D)

  Chair, LAUC-D Professional Activities Committee, member, 1993–1994
  Chair, LAUC-D Academic Personnel Action Review Board, 1994–1995

Nebraska Library Association

  Secretary and editor of conference proceedings, College and University Section, 1982–1983
  Nebraska JMRT representative to ALA JMRT Affiliates Council, 1982–1984

Modern Language Association of America

  Field Bibliographer, MLA International Bibliography, 1979–present
  Chair, “Literary Bibliographies: Defining Standards for Their Creation and Evaluation,” special session presented at the MLA Convention, 1983
  Advisory Committee on the MLA International Bibliography, 1989–1992

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ALCTS Planning Database Now Available

The ALCTS Planning Committee is very pleased to announce the launch of the long-awaited Planning Database, which can be accessed via the Planning Committee's web page. The page features the ALCTS Strategic Plan 2006–2011 with a sidebar, which includes introductory information that should be read before logging on to the site with your ALA login and password.

The database is intuitive and will easily populate with action items for the division, sections, and discussion groups. Currently the Planning Committee members will be inputting the action items identified from the committee and interest/discussion group reports submitted after the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2007. After the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting, section and division committee chairs will be responsible for inputting and editing their own action items. The Planning Committee provides oversight, assistance and review of progress.

During the 2008 Midwinter Meeting, members are invited to attend the Sunday afternoon (1:30–5 pm) Planning Committee meeting to learn more about the planning database, and to review how and what to enter into the database. The Planning Committee will also hold open office hours in the ALA Office (at the ALCTS table) in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Noon–2 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for drop-in sessions. Nancy Gibbs, Planning Committee Chair, will send reminders to conference communication tools as the date for the Midwinter Meeting draws closer.

In the meantime, please explore the database and become familiar with its components. Many people worked to bring this to fruition, first among those was Christine Taylor of the ALCTS Office. She deserves all the credit for bringing this into an electronic format based on information received from many Planning Committee members. Much appreciation also goes to the current and previous Planning Committee members for all their hard work in developing, testing, commenting, writing instructions and help screens for the database. ALCTS members see this as a collegial effort that will serve the association well and be a powerful tool for guiding ALCTS along the way to realize the goals set forth in the Strategic Plan.

Direct questions and concerns about the database please to Nancy Gibbs or any member of the Planning Committee. Contact Christine Taylor with technical questions.

An Insider’s Guide to ALCTS Committee Appointments

M. Dina Giambi, ALCTS President-Elect

The major responsibility of the group of individuals referred to as the ALCTS appointing officers is the appointment of members to the division and section committees and to the award juries. The appointing officers include the President-elect and the Chairs-elect of the Council of Regional Groups and the five sections—Acquisitions, Cataloging and Classification, Collection Management and Development, Continuing Resources (formerly Serials), and Preservation and Reformatting.

The term of the committee appointments commences when the appointing officers begin their terms in office as President and Chairs. For example, the appointments that are made during 2007–2008 take effect after the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim. One year appointments will cover 2008–2009, and two year appointments will extend through 2009–2010. Members who are unable to regularly attend conferences may be considered for appointments as virtual or e-members.

The number of available committee slots varies from year to year. The majority of committees have members with staggered terms, so there is constant turnaround. This helps to sustain continuity while giving the opportunity to bring in new committee members. The size of the volunteer pool also varies. An effort is made to appoint as many volunteers as possible. Some will be ALCTS veterans and others will be new volunteers looking to serve on their first committee. The ALCTS website and the ALA Handbook of Organization include a list of all the committees and award juries.

One of the ALA policies that must to be observed is policy 4.4 Member Service Policy.

“No person shall concurrently serve in more than three separate positions. Governing board, committee, liaison, subcommittee, and other responsibilities, which require service in another position (e.g., service on a committee which entails assembly representation) are not in conflict with this policy. Appointment procedures and forms used at all stages of the appointment process shall remind members of their responsibility to adhere to this policy.”

The ALCTS Newsletter Online article, “Volunteering,” by Charles Wilt, ALCTS Executive Director offers some very helpful tips and additional information.

Find more information about appointments online.

A fully completed volunteer form will be very useful to the appointing officers and is required.

Also consider attending the ALCTS Volunteer Forum, organized by the Leadership Development Committee, at the Midwinter Meeting on Saturday morning, January 12, 2008 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel, Symphony Room. The appointing officers look forward to meeting you!

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Alford Named OCLC Trustee Chair

Larry Alford, Dean of University Libraries, Temple University, has been named as Chair of OCLC’s Board of Trustees. Alford replaces Betsy Wilson, Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington, as Chair of the OCLC Board. Wilson served four consecutive one-year terms as Board Chair, which is the maximum allowed. Find the official press release online.

First Annual Coutts Award Nominees Sought

The Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management consists of a citation and $2,000, generously donated by Coutts Information Services. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2008. The ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) present this award. The award will be given to a librarian who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in the practice of electronic collection management and development, including but not limited to:

  • Building and managing new types of electronic collections and materials
  • Addressing selection issues and processes for electronic resources
  • Creating effective organizational structures for the workflow management and development of electronic resource collections
  • Increasing visibility, discovery and user access to electronic library resources

Nominations should include name, address, phone number, and email address of nominee and nominating party, a formal statement of nomination that includes a rationale, and a description of any projects that the nominee has initiated and successfully completed. Send nominations to Brian Quinn, Chair, Coutts Award Jury, no later than March 1, 2008.

The jury chair will notify the award recipient no later than March 28, 2008. The presentation of the award will be made at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony held during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California in June 2008.

CRG Forum Planned for ALA Annual Conference 2008

The Council of Regional Groups (CRG) is working on a forum for the 2008 Annual Conference in Anaheim. The focus of the forum will be technical services careers in public libraries. Marlene Harris, Chief of Technical Services, Chicago Public Library and a CRG Affiliate Relations Committee member, has enthusiastically agreed to work with other librarians from the public library sphere to make the event a success.

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From ALA

Poster Session Applications Sought for 2008 ALA Annual Conference

Poster session proposals for the 2008 ALA Annual Conference are now being accepted. An application form is available on the poster session website for both United States and international submissions. The 2008 ALA Annual Poster Sessions will take place at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 28–30, 2008.

Contact Candace Benefiel, Chair of the ALA Poster Session Review Panel, with any questions concerning the review process. She may be reached at (979) 862-1044. The application deadline is January 31, 2008. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2008 whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference.

Apply for ALA Scholarships

See the ALA Scholarship Program page for the list of available scholarships, including general scholarships, scholarships for support staff, and scholarships for underrepresented groups. Please consult individual scholarship information for the application process and deadlines.

LRRT Calls for Shera Award Nominations

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association invites nominations for the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research for 2007, and the Jesse H. Shera Award for the support of Dissertation Research. The nomination deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2008.

The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. Winner(s) will be notified by March 31, 2008, and the LRRT Steering Committee Chair will announce the Committee’s decision at the ALA Annual Conference. Find award guidelines and information online.

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From the Profession

LC Working Group Report Available

The draft final report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control is available and comments were accepted until December 15, 2007. Learn about the group online.

Additionally, the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section is sponsoring a forum on the report at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The forum will take place on Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204C.

ARL Scholarly Communication Study Available Online

ARL has made the full content of Scholarly Communication Education Initiatives, SPEC Kit 299, freely available online. Written by alumni of the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication, Kathleen A. Newman, Deborah D. Blecic, and Kimberly L. Armstrong, the study provides a survey of outreach activities among ARL member libraries and gathers examples of documentation from respondents in the form of proposals for education initiatives, scholarly communication and copyright Web pages, job descriptions, and education materials.

The report is available via the Freely Accessible Institute Resources (FAIR) web site maintained in conjunction with the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication.

ACRL Invites Comment on Scholarly Communication Agenda

A new report by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) explores the gaps in our understanding of the ways that scholars create and share new knowledge. The white paper, “Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Call for Community Engagement,” encourages academics, librarians and their key partners to gather more data on practices that both enable and inhibit the production of scholarship and its communication. The document is available online for public comment.

The paper resulted from a one-day invitational meeting in July 2007, to collectively brainstorm the evidence needed to manage and influence the changing environment. Attendees included representatives from ACRL, the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, Ithaka, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). The meeting was convened by ACRL Scholarly Communication Committee Co-chairs John Ober of the University of California and Joyce Ogburn of the University of Utah. A podcast of the meeting is available online. Confidential comments may be sent to John Ober or Joyce Ogburn.

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Apply for Ingenta Research Award, NASIG Awards

Ingenta Research Award

The Ingenta Research Award is given annually by ALA’s Library Research Round Table (LRRT) to support research projects about acquisition, use, and preservation of digital information.

Example areas of research include:

  • The analysis of online journal usage data to develop conclusions and predictive models which may be used by libraries and publishers in determining future behavior
  • An investigation of the issues surrounding institutional archiving, particularly costs, preservation and securing the participation of faculty
  • A study of information seeking behavior of readers and/or authors
  • The development of future models for verifying the relative usefulness of publications
  • Other topics related to digital publications will also be considered.

Applications are welcome from practicing librarians, faculty and students at schools of library and information science, and independent scholars.

The Ingenta Award Jury will evaluate applications on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness of the proposed project to understanding of seeking and use of digital information.
  • Significance of the problem.
  • Design of the study.
  • Qualifications of the investigator(s).
  • Realism of the timetable.

The grant consists of up to $6,000 for research and up to $1,000 for travel to a national or international conference to present the results of the research. Expenditures must directly support research; the award does not cover indirect costs or overhead. Half of the research amount will be paid within one month of the selection of the awardee; the remaining half will be provided approximately six months later upon the receipt of a satisfactory progress report as determined by the Ingenta Award Jury Chair and the ALA staff liaison to the Ingenta Award Jury.

To apply, send a proposal of no more than six double-spaced pages that provides:

  • overall statement of the project
  • relation of the project to previous research
  • research questions
  • method/plan of investigation
  • timetable for the work
  • significance of the project
  • plan to disseminate the results
  • budget (one page)
  • curriculum vitae (two pages)

All submissions must reach the ALA address on or before Thursday, January 31, 2008. Applicants will receive confirmation via e-mail within two days. Email the proposal, budget and curriculum vitae to: Letitia Earvin, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; 1-800-545-2433, ext. 1-4274; fax: (312) 280-4392; learvin@ala.org. If email attachments are not possible, applicants must send nine (9) printed copies to the ALA address and they must be received by Thursday, January 31, 2008. Find additional information on this award online.

NASIG Awards

Marcia Tuttle International Award

This award provides $2,000 in funding and a one-year NASIG membership to an individual working in any area of the serials information chain to foster international communication and education through activities involving some aspect of serials such as, but not limited to: research, collaborative projects, job exchanges, and presentation of papers at conferences. Applicants may be either serialists practicing in North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials taking place outside North American countries, or serialists practicing outside North American countries seeking funding for appropriate activities involving some aspect of serials in North American countries. See the NASIG site for more information.

Horizon Award

The NASIG Horizon Award advances the profession by providing promising new information professionals with the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge and understanding of serials by networking and interacting with a wide range of dedicated professionals working in all segments of the serials information chain, including vendors, publishers, and all nontraditional serialists. The award provides registration for the 2008 Annual Conference, as well as funding for travel within North America to attend the conference, conference lodging, stipend, a year's free membership in NASIG, and an invitation to serve on a NASIG committee. See the NASIG site for more information.

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship

Open to qualified students from any NASIG member country, this award includes a $3,000 scholarship, as well as expenses for travel within North America to attend the 2008 Annual Conference, conference registration, lodging, and a stipend, as well as a year's free membership in NASIG. See the NASIG site for more information.

NASIG Conference Student Grant

Open to qualified students from any NASIG member country, the student grant provides registration for the 2008 Annual Conference, as well as funding for travel within North America to attend the conference, conference lodging, stipend, and a year's free membership in NASIG. See the NASIG site for more information.

Serials Specialist Award

Intended for those currently working with serials in a paraprofessional capacity, this award provides registration for the 2008 Annual Conference, as well as funding for travel within North America to attend the conference, conference lodging, stipend, and a year's free membership in NASIG. See the NASIG site for more information.

Outcomes of JSC October 2007 Meeting Available

Outcomes of the October 2007 meeting of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) for Development of RDA outline a new organization for RDA that has been agreed to by the Joint Steering Committee and the Committee of Principals. Further information on the organization has also been posted on the JSC web site. Sections 2-4, 9 of RDA are available for review and comment online until February 7, 2008. The report is available online.

ANSI Approves NISO SUSHI Standard

The National Information Standards Organization's (NISO) Z39.93 standard, The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol, has received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data, utilizing a Web services framework. Designed as a generalized protocol extensible to a variety of usage reports, it also contains an extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER usage reports. Information on SUSHI is available on the NISO web site.

Slides from “Understanding the Data Around Us” Available

Presentation slides from NISO's forum “Understanding the Data Around Us: Gathering and Analyzing Usage Data,” held in Dallas on November 1–2, 2007, are now available for free download on the NISO website.

New FAQ on Display of Unsupported Characters

The Unicode Consortium has a new FAQ page on Display of Unsupported Characters, which is available on the Unicode web site.

Recommendations of the TF on Provider Neutral Record Available

The final recommendations from the Task Force on Provider Neutral Record for Electronic Integrating Resources are available online.

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Midwinter 2008 Meeting Events

The 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 11–16, 2008 ( Midwinter Wiki, registration is not required for the wiki) The following events are scheduled to take place during the meeting.

ALCTS Member Reception

The ALCTS Member Reception will take place on Saturday, January 12, 6–8 pm, at the Loews Philadelphia, Regency Ballroom B. Take this opportunity to network with your ALCTS colleagues, meet new colleagues, and say hello to ALCTS President Pamela Bluh, ALCTS President-Elect Dina Giambi, and ALCTS Executive Director Charles Wilt. Newcomers and those interested in joining ALCTS are encouraged to attend.

Symposiums and Forums

Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change Symposium

ALCTS is very pleased to announce its 2008 Midwinter symposium, “Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change.” Every library faces challenges in adapting to the rapidly evolving information environment. The process of change often involves risks but may also offer opportunities for entrepreneurship. The symposium will examine the concept of risk-taking and entrepreneurship in libraries in general, but with a special emphasis on collections and technical services. Speakers from different types of libraries and with varying backgrounds will describe how they have implemented innovative changes and managed risk. The ALCTS President's Program Committee invites you to participate in this exciting event and to return to your library or information organization inspired!

The speakers are:

  • Marshall Keys (MDA Consulting, former executive director of NELINET and an adjunct faculty member at Simmons' Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where he teaches a course on information entrepreneurship)
  • Rivkah Sass (Director, Omaha Public Library and Library Journal's 2006 Librarian of the year)
  • Mike Carroll (Villanova University School of Law and an authority on Creative Commons licenses)
  • Regina Reynolds (head of the US ISSN Center at the Library of Congress and a respected authority on contemporary cataloging issues)
  • Joyce Ogburn (Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, which is currently undergoing a $71 million renovation project)
  • Scottie Cochrane (Director of the Denison College Library which has created a single collection services unit with its sister institution, Kenyon College).
The anticipated schedule for the symposium is:

8:30–9

Registration/refreshments

9–9:10

Welcome

9:10–10

Marshall Keys: Opening Keynote

10–10:40

Regina Reynolds: Bibliographic control/access issues

10:40–10:55

Break

10:55–11:30

Scottie Cochrane: Small college library issues and discussion of merged collection services

11:30–1

Lunch on own

1–1:45

Mike Carroll: Legal issues affecting libraries

1:45–2:30

Joyce Ogburn: Issues/opportunities for large academic libraries

2:30–2:45

Break

2:45–3:15

Panel discussion

3:15–4

Rivkah Sass: Closing Keynote and public library perspective

To register for this symposium, enter “Event Code AS2” on the ALA Midwinter Meeting Registration Form. Find more information online.

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Acquisitions Section Forum

New Roles for Acquisitions: Selecting and Harvesting for Institutional Repositories

Electronic resources have forever altered the nature of work done by acquisitions librarians. Acquisitions librarians have taken on new and more complex roles with each step in the electronic resource movement. They have mastered the review and negotiation of license agreements, the acquisition of electronic journals and books, and, most recently, the maintenance of electronic resource management systems. The Acquisitions Section is hosting a forum on the latest transformational change that has taken place in research libraries—the development of institutional repositories.

Karl Debus-López, National Agricultural Library, and Trisha Davis, Ohio State University, will give brief presentations on how they have restructured their acquisitions operations to manage the selection and harvesting of content for their institutions' digital repositories. There will be ample time after their presentations for discussion and questions from the audience. We are interested in hearing about how you are absorbing new resources—institutional repositories or anything else that is new and different—into your libraries.

Join your colleagues on Monday, January 14, 1:30–3 pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204C for this important event.

ALCTS Forum

Moving Library Services to the Network Level

Libraries are increasingly challenged to present their collections and services to their users where those users live and work. Presenting those collections and services on the Open Web has the potential to change the face of library technical services. On Monday, January 14, 10:30 am–Noon in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 108A, Diana Brooking of the University of Washington and Karen Calhoun, Matt Goldner, and Glenn Patton of OCLC will discuss questions and issues raised by these changes from the perspective of cataloging, catalog management, and discovery.

ALCTS Volunteer Forum

Contribute, Collaborate, Committees!

Contribute to the success and vitality of ALCTS while helping yourself to grow professionally! Meet and collaborate with motivated colleagues who are focused on the critical issues facing technical services librarianship! To find out more about the benefits of and possibilities for committee involvement in ALCTS, plan to attend the Fifth Annual ALCTS Volunteer Forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The Forum is sponsored by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee, and will take place on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel, Symphony Room.

This is your chance to hear firsthand from the division appointing officers about the committee appointment process and opportunities for involvement. The presenters include ALCTS President Pamela Bluh and President-Elect Dina Giambi. Past events have included presentations by the Chairs-Elect of the Acquisitions, Cataloging and Classification, Collection Management and Development, Preservation and Reformatting, and Serials Sections and the Council of Regional Groups, and the Editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online (ANO).

Submit an ALCTS volunteer application online today. For additional information about the forum, contact Heather Moulaison, Volunteer Forum Coordinator, Leadership Development Committee.

Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group Open Forum

Who's Keeping Core?: A Look at Core Book Lists

Most librarians would agree that there should be a definable core of essential books. But how many would agree on how to define that core? This forum will explore the tension between the idea of a core and the actual practice of defining one. Core lists prepared by libraries and by others, such as review media, publishers, and vendors will be compared to determine how much overlap exists. The following questions will be raised: Was there, in fact, a definable core? How did the different groups go about defining their own version of core?

Please join us on Monday, January 14, 8–10 am at the PCC, Room 204C as we examine what has been one of the core beliefs of librarianship. Contact Amy McColl, Chair, for more information.

Cataloging and Classification Section Forum

Library of Congress Working Group Report

Catalogers waited, sometimes anxiously, for the report of the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control. Join CCS as two members of the working group, Diane Dates Casey and Bob Wolven, discuss the report. Other speakers, including Mary Catherine Little, Queens Public Library, will comment on the report from specific perspectives. There will be time for questions and comments from the audience.

Join your colleagues on Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 204C.

Collection Management and Development Section Forum

Collaborative Collection Development

On Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 108A. The speakers are:

  • Julia Gammon, University of Akron
  • Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver
  • Susan Currie, SUNY-Binghamton

Resource Description and Access ( RDA) Update Forum

The Resource Description and Access ( RDA) Update Forum will take place on Sunday, January 13, 10:30 am–12:30 pm in the Philadelphia Convention Center, Lecture Hall. John Attig, ALA Representative to the Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR (JSC), will provide an update on the status of RDA. Most of the session will be devoted to discussion among the attendees and representatives from the JSC.

Preservation and Reformatting Section Forum

Connecting to Collections

Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 103C.

In communities around the country, from Bridgeport to Biloxi, museums and libraries face losing their collections for good because of neglect and everyday threats like exposure to light, humidity, abnormal temperatures, and infestation. A 2005 study cosponsored by [the Institute of Museum and Library Services] IMLS, called A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America's Collections found that nearly 190 million objects in U.S. collections are in immediate danger and need our help. Once we lose these collections, we sadly cannot get them back, a possibility with profound impact for future generations of learners. With this in mind, the institute has launched "Connecting to Collections," a national initiative to raise public awareness of the importance of caring for our treasures, and to underscore the fact that these collections are essential to the American story. From special conservation grants to national forums serving local museums and libraries, each component of the initiative connects to recommendations made within the Heritage Health Index report. In short, "Connecting to Collections" is not just about saving objects, but about the legacy we leave to our own children and grandchildren.

—Anne-Imelda Radice, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Join us for this exciting discussion about “Connecting to Collections,” an important initiative of IMLS jointly sponsored by Heritage Preservation. Nancy Rogers, Senior Project Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships, IMLS, is the featured speaker. Learn about the initiative, how libraries can participate, what the regional meetings are, and grant opportunities. The forum is moderated by Tom Clareson, Program Director, New Initiatives, PALINET. The PARS Forum is sponsored by the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section, Andy Hart, Chair.

Serials Standards Update Forum

The Serials Standards Update Forum will take place on Sunday January 13, 10:30 am–Noon, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 105B. The forum presents the latest news on developments affecting serials management. At Midwinter 2008, the forum will highlight the Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU), an emerging NISO best practice that promises to give publishers and libraries a new, less-expensive approach to the licensing process.

The session is presented by the Continuing Resources Section, Serials Standards Committee and sponsored by Swets. A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the development process and potential benefits of SERU:

  • Tina Feick, Swets
  • Selden Durgom Lamoureux, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Judy Luther, Informed Strategies and Co-Chair of the NISO SERU Working Group

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Interest and Discussion Group Topics

Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Interest Group

Locations and Dislocations in Technical Services: Coping with a Move Offsite

As library space becomes pressured by information commons, collaborative study areas, coffee shops and full stacks, technical services operations are increasingly being considered for relocation—to outside the library or even entirely off-campus. Whether those moves are permanent or temporary (e.g., for renovations), the effects of disruption, distance, and associated record maintenance tasks can be massive. How have acquisitions managers coped with these changes? How have their vendors and agents been able to help? Join us as an experienced panel of three librarians and key vendor partners discuss their experiences with this growing phenomenon. Some of the topics we plan to cover include:

  • physical change of address
  • timing of first redirected shipments
  • impact on approval review procedures
  • opportunities for new workflow layouts
  • communication issues

The group will meet on Sunday, January 13, 1:30–3:30 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 105B. For more information, contact Cochairs Rick Lugg and Lauren Corbett.

Cartographic Resources Cataloging Discussion Group (ALCTS CCS/MAGERT)

The Cartographic Resources Cataloging Discussion Group will meet Sunday, January 13, 2008, 8–10 am at the Marriott Philadelphia, Room 411–412. Please join us in discussions on topics of interest to the cartographic community. Contact Susan Moore, Chair, for more information.

Catalog Management Discussion Group

Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control: Draft Report

The Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control has released its draft report on the Future of Bibliographic Description. In this presentation, Anthony R. D. Franks, Team Leader, Cooperative Cataloging Team, Library of Congress, will highlight the recommendations outlined in the report and direct the discussion.

Institution Records at Rutgers University

Rutgers University's institution records, or IRs, were loaded from RLIN into OCLC in the summer of 2007. This presentation will address Rutgers' experiences with these records, including potential benefits for access, problems encountered with linking between IRs and master records, and workflow implications if the IRs are to be retained. Melissa DeFino, Special Collections Cataloging Liaison, Rutgers University, and Elizabeth Leister, Head, Continuing Resources Cataloging Section, Rutgers University, will present the issues faced by their institution.

The group will cover these two topics when it meets on Saturday, January 12, 1:30–3:30 pm at the PCC, Room 107 B. For more information, contact Magda El-Sherbini, Chair.

Collection Management and Development in Public Libraries Discussion Group (ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES)

The Collection Management and Development in Public Libraries Discussion Group is meeting on Monday, January 14, 10:30 am–Noon in the Crowne Plaza, Independence Room. For more information, contact Cochairs Melissa DeWild and Jean B. Gaffney.

Automated Acquisitions In-Process/Control Systems Discussion Group

Vendor MARC Records for E-content

The Midwinter discussion will focus on MARC records supplied by vendors for e-content materials. We will discuss what is currently being provided and what libraries need for purchasing, receiving, cataloging, access, and licensing rights. Can vendors fill this need through the MARC record? Is standardization possible? What is being done now? What is in store for the future?

Ruth Fischer from R2 Consulting will serve as the program moderator. Panelists include:

  • Ann-Marie Breaux, YBP Library Services
  • Gary Charbonneau, Indiana State University
  • Marsha Garman, Yale University
  • Sharon Marshall, University of Alberta
  • Cynthia Whitacre, Manager, WorldCat Quality and Partner Content Department, OCLC.

Join the discussion when the group meets on Sunday, January 13, 10:30 am–Noon in the PCC, Room 109B. Contact Marsha Garman, Chair, for more information.

Catalog Form and Function Interest Group

Presentation by John Mark Ockerbloom

Ockerbloom, a digital library architect and planner at the University of Pennsylvania, has done some interesting transformations on Library of Congress Subject Headings to create topic maps for the Online Books Page, a directory of 25,000 free books on the Web. His presentation will be followed by a broader discussion of experiences, learning and implications of use of traditional catalog data in new contexts and new user interfaces, along with mixture of MARC catalog data with metadata from new and sometimes nonstandard sources.

The group will meet on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am–Noon in the Sofitel Philadelphia, Versailles Room. There will also be a planning discussion for a forum and the ALA Annual Conference on these themes. For more information, contact Laura Akerman, Chair.

Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group

The group will meet on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am–Noon at the Sofitel Philadelphia, Dijon Room. Speakers are invited to discuss current or recently completed research in the area of cataloging and classification. Those interested in participating as speakers may contact Robert Ellett, Chair.

Cataloging Norms Discussion Group

The Cataloging Norms Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, January 12, 1:30–3:30 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 109B.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: evolution, definition, and functions of the catalog and cataloging norms; emerging concepts and implementations of next-generation catalogs; RDA; FRBR; cataloging in hybrid and digital libraries; changes in basic cataloging work and catalogers' responsibilities; changes in catalogers' workflows; emerging perceptions of cataloging quality; how end users' expectations and behaviors affect cataloging norms; metadata records and elements in different contexts; and the impact of web norms on cataloging norms from the perspectives of web developers and catalogers. Contact Cochairs Tatiana Barr or Lihong Zhu for more information.

Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

The group will meet Sunday, January 13, 1:30–3:30 pm at the Four Seasons Philadelphia, Washington Room. At this time, possible discussion topics include, but are not limited to, approval plans, training and development, and the implications of Library 2.0 for the selector. All selectors and collection development librarians are invited to attend and participate in the discussion, share best practices, and learn about how your colleagues are approaching these issues. For more information, contact Brian Quinn, Chair.

Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Discussion Group

This group provides a lively forum for conversation and exchange of ideas on topics related to all aspects of collection development and management in academic libraries. Topics are chosen by consensus by participants before the meeting date. Join us at Midwinter 2008 on January 12, 1:30–3:30 pm at the Hampton Inn Center City, Ballroom. Please contact Chair Debi Smith with potential discussion topics.

Copy Cataloging Discussion Group

Copy Cataloging from Different Perspectives: Public, Academic, and Research Libraries

Following the presentations, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions about copy cataloging workflows in academic versus public libraries.

The CCDG, which is a forum to discuss copy cataloging in terms of standards, procedures, workflows, problems, and the discovery of library materials, will meet on Monday, January 14, 10:30 am–Noon, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 109B. This meeting immediately follows the meeting of the Cataloging Management Discussion Group.

For more information, contact Isabella Marqués de Castilla, Chair.

Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group

On Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm in the Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 111 A/B, roundtable discussions will be held on several topics:

  • Ideas from the Report of the Working Group on Bibliographic Control
  • The future role of cataloging in providing access
  • Convincing administrators of the need for new positions in technical services
  • Insourcing to technical services
  • Bringing hidden or uncataloged collections to light
  • Faceted browsing and public catalogs
  • Electronic resources management (ERM)
  • Use of vendor cataloging records and shelf-ready services.

The roundtable discussion format will consist of each table discussing a different topic and summing up their discussion at the end of the meeting. All technical services librarians are invited to come and trade insights and ideas. For more information, contact Linda Lomker, Chair.

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Electronic Resources Interest Group

Making E-Resources Management More Manageable: RECORDS

Central to the workflows and management of e-resources are bibliographic records. While there is now a general, well-established workflow for e-journals, which are for a large part represented by standard CONSER records in most systems such as Serials Solutions and SFX, the same is not true for e-monographs and integrating resources (IRs). Proposals have been made to guide the creation of records for e-monographs by publishers and vendors. And some proposals are in the making for a provider neutral IR-record. Where are we? What are publishers and vendors doing in this area? After all, source and quality of records impact our decisions, workflows, and management of e-resources.

Speakers:

  • Peter Fletcher, UCLA
  • Nicole Pelsinsky, Serials Solutions
  • Timothy Savage, OCLC

The speakers will be joined by an e-book publisher representative. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

The group will meet on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am–Noon at the Loews Hotel, Washington Room. Contact Luiz Mendes, Chair, or Jennifer Lang, Vice-Chair for more information.

Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group

Interaction—How Do Cataloging Departments Cooperate with Other Departments in the Library?

Speakers representing various types of libraries will discuss internal cooperation, and the impact the cataloging department’s activities have on the work and functions of other departments in the library (acquisitions, circulation, ILL, reference, systems).

The group will meet on Monday, January 14, 8–10 am in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 109B. This meeting is an excellent opportunity to share vacancy announcements with audience members.

To submit a presentation proposal or request more information about the program, please contact Marlena Frackowski, Chair or Dustin Larmore, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect.

Journal Costs in Libraries Discussion Group

It’s Like Déjà Vu, All Over Again: Evolving Pricing Models for E-Books

While not journals, e-books behave in remarkably journal-like ways. Panelists representing publishers and academic libraries will address questions about what they need and want in models for providing and pricing e-book content. All are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

Meeting will take place Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Crystal Ballroom. For more information, contact Clinton K. Chamberlain, Chair.

Library Binding Discussion Group

The Library Binding Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, January 12, 1:30–3:30 pm, in the Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 307A. Tentative topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction of incoming LBI President Gerrit Dykehouse
  • ABLE demonstration
  • Continuing discussion on Book Cloth
  • Publication update from Ann Marie Willer on the Guide to Library Binding and Library Binding Resources.

For more information, contact Laura Marie Cameron, Chair or Molly J. McIlhon, Vice-Chair.

Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group

On Sunday, January 13, 8–9:30 am in the Four Seasons Philadelphia, Ballroom South, NRMIG will hold a managed discussion on issues related to metadata creation and management. Three colleagues will speak from fifteen to twenty minutes on a topic, with group discussion after each:

  • Institutional repository metadata: Maureen Walsh, Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Libraries
  • Their analysis of Dublin Core implementations over time: Amy Jackson, Project Coordinator, IMLS Digital Collections and Content and Myung-Ja Han, Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
  • Metadata for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs): Kristin Martin, Electronic Resources Cataloger, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The NRMIG business meeting will follow the discussion from 9:30 to 10 am.

Out of Print Discussion Group

How to Run a Successful Library Book Sale

Come and join in a discussion about how some of the best library book sales in the country manage to create a fun and profitable book sale on Sunday, January 13, 8–10 am in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 109A.

Discussion will range from how to manage donations and tax deductions for donors to how to manage the book sale in an era of “scanners“ and online book dealers. Book sales are also a great way to celebrate the book. Of particular importance will be discussion about how to use the sale to create goodwill for the library in the community. For more information, contact John Riley, Chair.

PARS Preservation Issues in Small to Mid-sized Discussion Group

On Sunday, January 13, 2008, 1:30–3:30 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 103C, this discussion group will discuss preservation issues that affect small to mid-sized libraries. Participants will be allowed up to five minutes to present a question to the group for open discussion, regarding preservation issues in their libraries. This meeting will also try to identify a specific topic for in-depth discussion at Annual Conference. For more information, contact Co-chairs Scott Reinke and Rachel Hoff.

Role of the Professional in Academic Research Technical Services Departments Discussion Group

Appropriate Roles for MLS and Non-MLS Catalogers

The meeting of this discussion group will kick-off with brief presentations about how various libraries differentiate and/or coordinate tasks and responsibilities. A moderated discussion, led by Ruth Fischer, Partner, R2 Consulting LLC, will follow.

The meeting will be held Sunday, January 13, 4–6 pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 308. For more information, contact Ruth Fischer, Chair, or Co-Vice-Chairs Michael Rice and Angela Laack.

Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Lively discussion on current topics in scholarly communications can be had at the meeting of the Scholarly Communications Interest Group on Monday, January 14, 1:30–3:30 pm at the Marriott Philadelphia, Franklin 6. For more information, contact Cynthia H. Krolikowski, Chair.

Technical Services Administrators of Medium-Sized Research Libraries Discussion Group (Medium Heads)

Succession Planning

Medium Heads will meet on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am–Noon in the Marriott Philadelphia, Franklin 4. Not only will many Deans/Directors of libraries retire in the next five to eight years, but also a multitude of Baby Boomers in positions at every level are considering retirement. Given the current environment, the future of libraries could depend on the visionary leadership of those who are fairly new to the field. How do we prepare for this sudden departure of many of the top library managers in the country? How do we develop the next generation of library leaders? Small groups will conduct roundtable discussions based on a set of supplied questions and then share their ideas with the room. Contact Roberta Winjum, Chair, for more information.

Workflow Efficiency Discussion Group

This group, formerly the Pre-Order and Pre-Catalog Searching Discussion Group, provides a forum to discuss and analyze techniques, new developments, problems, and technological advances in the workflows associated with the evaluation, selection, acquisition and discovery of library materials and resources. The group will meet on Monday, January 14, 1:30–3:30 pm in the Marriott Philadelphia, Room 304.

Interested participants will be allowed up to five minutes to present a question or challenge related to workflows for a lively discussion among other group members. Librarians, materials vendors, ILS vendors, publishers, and other interested parties are invited to attend what will truly be a discussion group, focused on sharing library workflow challenges and the strategies that can be used to improve them. Those interested in participating may contact Bob Schatz, Chair.

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Committee Meetings

Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee

The Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee will meet Sunday, January 13, 1:30–3:30 pm, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 203A. Members and visitors will discuss ideas for new directions and activities for the Committee, with the publication of the 4th edition of Cataloging Correctly for Kids and several major ALA and AASL programs recently completed. For more information, contact Joanna Fountain, Chair.

International Relations Committee

Interested in learning more about international issues related to library collections, technical services and standards and ALCTS representation on IFLA Section Standing Committees? Current ALCTS representatives to IFLA Sections will report on the August 2007 IFLA Conference which was held in Durban, South Africa, and will discuss what the IRC can do to facilitate their activities.

Join IRC at its meeting on Saturday, January 12, 10:30 am–12:30 pm at the Marriott Philadelphia, Franklin 10. For more information, contact Sha Li Zhang, Chair.

Membership Committee

The ALCTS Membership Committee will meet on Sunday, January 13, 10:30 am–Noon, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 303A.

Highlights of the Committee's agenda are:

  • developing strategies for how ALCTS can best meet the needs of public librarians
  • planning for the ALCTS Membership Booth at ALA Annual
  • expanding outreach to library school students and to law and medical librarians.

The Membership Committee welcomes suggestions for agenda items, questions, and comments. They may be sent to Natalie Sommerville, Chair.

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Schedule of ALCTS Events by Group

ALCTS Division Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
ALCTS All Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Ballroom North
ALCTS Forum Mon. 1/14 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 108 A
ALCTS Volunteer Forum Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm DOUB Symphony
Appointing Officers Sat. 1/12 8–10 am FOUR Boardroom 703
AS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Jackson
Automated Acquisitions/In–Process Control DG Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 109 B
Board of Directors Sat. 1/12 1:30–5 pm PCC 106 A/B
Board of Directors Mon. 1/14 1:30–5 pm PCC 106 A/B
Board of Directors Tue. 1/15 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 106 A/B
Budget and Finance Fri. 1/11 4–5:30 pm RITZ Liberty A
Budget and Finance Sun. 1/13 1:30–5:30 pm PCC 300
CCS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Monroe
CMDS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Adams Room
Creative Ideas in Technical Services DG Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm PCC 111 A/B
CRS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Washington Room
Education Committee I Sat. 1/12 8–10 am MAR Franklin 10
Education Committee II Mon. 1/14 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 202 A
Electronic Resources IG Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm LOEWS Washington
Electronic Resources Management IG Fri. 1/11 7:30–9 pm COURT Salon II
Fundraising Committee Sat. 1/12 8–10 am LOEWS Tubman
Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm SOFT Montpellier
International Relations Committee Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm MAR Franklin 10
Leadership Development Committee Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 306
Library Materials Price Index Editorial Board Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 303 B
Library Materials Price Index Editorial Board Mon. 1/14 10:30 am–12 pm LOEWS P2 Parlor
LITA/ALCTS Authority Control IG Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 201 B/C
LITA/ALCTS MARC Formats IG Discussion Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm MAR Franklin 4
LRTS Editorial Board Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12:30 pm CROW Constitution
MARBI Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12:30 pm HOL Terrace BR
MARBI Sun. 1/13 1:30–6 pm HOL Terrace BR
MARBI Mon. 1/14 1:30–3:30 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
Member Reception Sat. 1/12 6–8 pm LOEWS Regency BR B
Membership Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 303 A
Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop Wed. 1/9 8:30 am–5 pm OS Off Site
Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop Thu. 1/10 8:30 am–5 pm OS Off–site
Networked Resources and Metadata IG Sun. 1/13 8–10 am FOUR Ballroom South
Newspapers DG Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 307 B
Organization and Bylaws Committee Sun. 1/13 1:30–5:30 pm PCC 303 B
Out of Print DG Sun. 1/13 8–10 am PCC 109 A
Outstanding Collaboration Citation Jury Meeting Fri. 1/11 3–4:30 pm RITZ Liberty B
Papers Series Editorial Board Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm FOUR Boardroom 361
Planning Committee Fri. 1/11 2–4 pm MAR Conference Suite I
Planning Committee Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 303 A
Program Committee Sat. 1/12 8 am–12 pm MAR Franklin 12
Program Committee Tue. 1/15 8 am–12 pm PCC 305
Publications Committee Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm PCC 306
PVLR Business Meeting Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm HIL Salon E
PVLR Open Forum Mon. 1/14 8–10 am PCC 204 C
Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change Fri. 1/11 8:30 am–5 pm SOFT Paris BR
Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services DG Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm PCC 308
Sage Library Support Staff Travel Grants Jury Fri. 1/11 4–5:30 pm PCC 101
Scholarly Communications IG Mon. 1/14 1:30–3:30 pm MAR Franklin 6
Technical Services Administrators of Medium–Sized Research Libraries DG Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm MAR Franklin 4
Technical Services Directors in Large Research Libraries DG Fri. 1/11 9:30 am–12:30 pm PCC Ballroom A
Workflow Efficiency DG Mon. 1/14 1:30–3:30 pm MAR Room 304

AS Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
Acquisitions Managers and Vendors IG Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 105 B
AS All Committee Meeting Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm DOUB Symphony
ALCTS AS Gifts DG Sat. 1/12 8–10 am PCC 307 B
AS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Jackson
AS Executive Committee Tue. 1/15 8–10 am PCC 304
AS Forum: New Roles for Acquisitions: Selecting and Harvesting for Institutional Repositories Mon. 1/14 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 204 C

CCS Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
CCS/MAGERT Cartographic Materials Cataloging DG Sun. 1/13 8–10 am MAR Room 411–412
Catalog Form and Function IG Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm SOFT Versailles
Catalog Management DG Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 107 B
Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee Meeting Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 203 A
CCS Cataloging and Classification Research DG Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm SOFT Dijon
CCS Cataloging Norms DG Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 109 B
CCS Copy Cataloging DG Mon. 1/14 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 109 B
CCS Education, Training, Recruitment for Cataloging Committee Meeting Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm CROW Independence
CCS Executive Committee Fri. 1/11 7:30–9:30 pm MAR Room 414
CCS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Monroe
CCS Executive Committee Tue. 1/15 8:30–11 am PCC 306
CCS Forum Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm PCC 204 C
CETRC– Mentoring Subcommittee Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm CROW Boardroom
CETRC– Continuing Education Subcommittee Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm CROW Manyunk
Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 101
CC:DA Meeting on RDA Draft Fri. 1/11 1:30–5:30 pm HOL Terrace BR
CC:DA Meeting Sat. 1/12 1:30–6 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
CC:DA Meeting Mon. 1/14 8 am–12:30 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
Continuing Education Training Materials Committee Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 203 B
Heads of Cataloging DG Mon. 1/14 8–10 am PCC 109 B
Joint PCC/CCS Task Force on Library of Congress Classification Training Mon. 1/14 8–10 am PCC 101
Policy and Planning Committee Mon. 1/14 8–10 am RITZ Benjamin Franklin
RDA Implementation Task Force Sat. 1/12 8–10 am SOFT Nice
RDA Update Forum Sun. 1/13 10:30 am – 12:30 pm PCC Lecture Hall
Research and Publication Committee Meeting Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm RITZ Thomas Jefferson
SAC– Future of Genre/Form Headings Subcommittee Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm SOFT Lille
SAC– Subcomittee on SWOT Fri. 1/11 4–5:30 pm MAR Franklin 13
SAC– Subcommittee on FAST Fri. 1/11 7:30–9 pm CROW Independence
Subject Analysis Committee Sun. 1/13 8 am–12 pm SHER Independence BR
Subject Analysis Committee Mon. 1/14 1:30–5:30 pm MAR Salon K/L
Task Force on Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Fri. 1/11 4–5:30 pm MAR Room 414

CMDS Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Sat. 1/12 8 am–12 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
CMDS All Committee Meeting Sun. 1/13 8–10 am FOUR Ballroom North
CMDS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Adams Room
CMDS Forum: Collaborative Collection Development Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm PCC 108 A
Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner IG Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm FOUR Washington Room
Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries DG Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm HAMP Ballroom
Collection Management in Public Libraries Mon. 1/14 10:30 am–12 pm CROW Independence

CRG Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
CRG Affiliate Relations Committee Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm SHER Seminar D
CRG Continuing Education Committee Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm SHER Seminar B
CRG Membership Meeting Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm SHER Philadelphia BR North
CRG Planning Session Fri. 1/11 7:30–9:30 pm MAR Registration I
CRG Speakers' Bureau Committee Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm SHER Parlor A

CRS Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Update Forum Mon. 1/14 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 109 B
CRS Education Committee Meeting Sat. 1/12 8–10 am MAR Room 301
CRS Executive Committee Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Washington Room
CRS Journals Costs in Academic Libraries DG Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm RAD Crystal BR
CRS Policy and Planning Committee Mon. 1/14 8–10 am RITZ Arden Room
CRS Section All Committee Meetings Sat. 1/12 8–10 am MAR Salon H
CRS Section Executive Committee Meeting Tue. 1/15 8–10 am PCC 309
Implementing FRBR Concepts for Serials: College and Research Libraries DG Sat. 1/12 10:30 am–12 pm DOUB Aria B
Serials Standards Update Forum Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 105 B
Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award Jury Fri. 1/11 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 303 B

PARS Meetings

Date Time Hotel Room
Digital Preservation DG Sun. 1/13 8–10 am RAD Crystal BR
Intellectual Access IG Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm PCC 105 B
Library Binding DG Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 307 A
PARS All Committee Mon. 1/14 8–10 am PCC 111 A/B
PARS Executive Committee II Mon. 1/14 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 111 A/B
PARS Preservation Forum Sun. 1/13 4–6 pm PCC 103 C
PARS Program Planning and Publication Meeting Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm FOUR Boardroom 361
Physical Quality and Treatment DG Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm CROW Liberty B
Preservation Administrators DG (PADG) Sat. 1/12 8 am–12 pm SHER Liberty BR A
Preservation Instruction, Education, and Outreach DG Sat. 1/12 4–6 pm RITZ Petite Ballroom
Preservation Issues in Small to Mid–sized Libraries DG Sun. 1/13 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 103 C
Preservation Reformatting DG Sat. 1/12 1:30–3:30 pm RITZ Petite Ballroom
Recording Media DG Sun. 1/13 10:30 am–12 pm RAD Chestnut

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Schedule of ALCTS Events by Date

Wed 1/9

Time Hotel Room
Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop 8:30 am–5 pm OS Off Site

Thu 1/10

Time Hotel Room
Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop 8:30 am–5 pm OS Off–site

Fri 1/11

Time Hotel Room
Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries: Seizing Opportunities for Change 8:30 am–5 pm SOFT Paris BR
Technical Services Directors in Large Research Libraries DG 9:30 am–12:30 pm PCC Ballroom A
Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award Jury 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 303 B
Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access Meeting on RDA Draft 1:30–5:30 pm HOL Terrace BR
Planning Committee 2–4 pm MAR Conference Suite I
Outstanding Collaboration Citation Jury 3–4:30 pm RITZ Liberty B
Budget and Finance 4 pm–5:30 pm RITZ Liberty A
Sage Library Support Staff Travel Grants Jury 4 pm–5:30 pm PCC 101
Subject Analysis Committee Subcomittee on SWOT 4–5:30 pm MAR Franklin 13
TF on Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging 4–5:30 pm MAR Room 414
CRG Planning Session 07:30–09:30 pm MAR Registration I
Electronic Resources Management IG 7:30–9 pm COURT Salon II
Subject Analysis Committee Subcommittee on FAST 7:30–9 pm CROW Independence
CCS Executive Committee 7:30–9:30 pm MAR Room 414

Sat 1/12

Time Hotel Room
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries 8 am–12 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
Preservation Administrators DG(PADG) 8 am–12 pm SHER Liberty BR A
Program Committee 8 am–12 pm MAR Franklin 12
Appointing Officers 8–10 am FOUR Boardroom 703
AS Gifts DG 8–10 am PCC 307 B
CRS Education Committee 8–10 am MAR Room 301
CRS Section All Committee 8–10 am MAR Salon H
Education Committee I 8–10 am MAR Franklin 10
Fundraising Committee 8–10 am LOEWS Tubman
RDA Implementation TF 8–10 am SOFT Nice
Catalog Form and Function IG 10:30 am–12 pm SOFT Versailles
CCS Cataloging and Classification Research DG 10:30 am–12 pm SOFT Dijon
Electronic Resources IG 10:30 am–12 pm LOEWS Washington
Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award 10:30 am–12 pm SOFT Montpellier
Implementing FRBR concepts for serials: College and Research Libraries DG 10:30 am–12 pm DOUB Aria B
International Relations Committee 10:30 am–12 pm MAR Franklin 10
Technical Services Administrators of Medium–Sized Research Libraries DG 10:30 am–12 pm MAR Franklin 4
Volunteer Forum 10:30 am–12 pm DOUB Symphony
MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine–Readable Bibliographic Information 10:30 am–12:30 pm HOL Terrace BR
AS All Committee Meeting 1:30–3:30 pm DOUB Symphony
Catalog Management DG 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 107 B
CCS Cataloging Norms DG 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 109 B
CCS Education, Training, Recruitment for Cataloging Committee 1:30–3:30 pm CROW Independence
Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries DG 1:30–3:30 pm HAMP Ballroom
Library Binding DG 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 307 A
LITA/ALCTS MARC Formats IG 1:30–3:30 pm MAR Franklin 4
Newspapers DG 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 307 B
Papers Series Editorial Board 1:30–3:30 pm FOUR Boardroom 361
Preservation Reformatting DG 1:30–3:30 pm RITZ Petite Ballroom
PVLR IG Business Meeting 1:30–3:30 pm HIL Salon E
Board of Directors 1:30–5 pm PCC 106 A/B
Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access 1:30–6 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
CETRC Continuing Education Subcommittee 4–6 pm CROW Manyunk
CETRC–Mentoring Subcommittee 4–6 pm CROW Boardroom
Intellectual Access IG 4–6 pm PCC 105 B
PARS Program Planning and Publication 4–6 pm FOUR Boardroom 361
Preservation Instruction, Education, and Outreach DG 4–6 pm RITZ Petite Ballroom
Research and Publication Committee 4–6 pm RITZ Thomas Jefferson
SAC Future of Genre/Form Headings Subcommittee 4–6 pm SOFT Lille
Member Reception 6–8 pm LOEWS Regency BR B

Sun 1/13

Time Hotel Room
CMDS All Committee 8–10 am FOUR Ballroom North
Subject Analysis Committee 8 am–12 pm SHER Independence BR
ALCTS/MAGERT Cartographic Materials Cataloging DG 8–10 am MAR Room 411–412
Digital Preservation DG 8–10 am RAD Crystal BR
Networked Resources and Metadata IG 8–10 am FOUR Ballroom South
Out of Print DG 8–10 am PCC 109 A
CCS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Monroe
All Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Ballroom North
AS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Jackson
AS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Jackson
Automated Acquisitions/In–Process Control DG 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 109 B
CCS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Monroe
CMDS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Adams Room
CMDS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Adams Room
CRS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Washington Room
CRS Executive Committee 10:30 am–12 pm FOUR Washington Room
Library Materials Price Index Editorial Board 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 303 B
LITA/ALCTS Authority Control IG 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 201 B/C
Membership Committee 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 303 A
Physical Quality and Treatment DG 10:30 am–12 pm CROW Liberty B
Recording Media DG 10:30 am–12 pm RAD Chestnut
Serials Standards Update Forum 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 105 B
LRTS Editorial Board 10:30 am–12:30 pm CROW Constitution
RDA Update Forum 10:30 am–12:30 pm PCC Lecture Hall
Acquisitions Managers and Vendors IG 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 105 B
Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 203 A
Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner IG 1:30–3:30 pm FOUR Washington Room
Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 101
Continuing Education Training Materials Committee 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 203 B
CRG Membership Meeting 1:30–3:30 pm SHER Philadelphia BR North
Leadership Development Committee 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 306
Planning Committee 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 303 A
Preservation Issues in Small to Mid–sized Libraries DG 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 103 C
Budget and Finance 1:30–5:30 pm PCC 300
Organization and Bylaws Committee 1:30–5:30 pm PCC 303 B
MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine–Readable Bibliographic Information 1:30–6 pm HOL Terrace BR
CCS Forum 4–6 pm PCC 204 C
CMDS Forum 4–6 pm PCC 108 A
Creative Ideas in Technical Services DG 4–6 pm PCC 111 A/B
CRG Affiliate Relations Committee 4–6 pm SHER Seminar D
CRG Continuing Education Committee 4–6 pm SHER Seminar B
CRG Speakers' Bureau Committee 4–6 pm SHER Parlor A
CRS Journals Costs in Academic Libraries DG 4–6 pm RAD Crystal BR
PARS Preservation Forum 4–6 pm PCC 103 C
Publications Committee 4–6 pm PCC 306
Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services DG 4–6 pm PCC 308

Mon 1/14

Time Hotel Room
Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access 8 am–12:30 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
CRS Policy and Planning Committee 8–10 am RITZ Arden Room
Heads of Cataloging DG 8–10 am PCC 109 B
Joint PCC/CCS Task Force on Library of Congress Classification Training 8–10 am PCC 101
PARS All Committee 8–10 am PCC 111 A/B
Policy and Planning Committee 8–10 am RITZ Benjamin Franklin
PVLR Open Forum 8–10 am PCC 204 C
CCS Copy Cataloging DG 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 109 B
Collection Management in Public Libraries 10:30 am–12 pm CROW Independence
Forum 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 108 A
Library Materials Price Index Editorial Board 10:30 am–12 pm LOEWS P2 Parlor
PARS Executive Committee II 10:30 am–12 pm PCC 111 A/B
AS Forum 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 204 C
Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Update Forum 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 109 B
Education Committee II 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 202 A
MARBI (ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine–Readable Bibliographic Information) 1:30–3:30 pm SHER Philadelphia BR
Scholarly Communications IG 1:30–3:30 pm MAR Franklin 6
Workflow Efficiency DG 1:30–3:30 pm MAR Room 304
Board of Directors 1:30–5 pm PCC 106 A/B
Subject Analysis Committee 1:30–5:30 pm MAR Salon K/L

Tues 1/15

Time Hotel Room
Program Committee 8 am–12 pm PCC 305
AS Executive Committee 8–10 am PCC 304
CRS Section Executive Committee 8–10 am PCC 309
CCS Executive Committee 8:30–11 am PCC 306
Board of Directors 1:30–3:30 pm PCC 106 A/B

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