Vol. 18, No.6/December 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.
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
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
Poster Session Applications Sought for Annual '08
Apply for ALA Scholarships
LRRT Calls for Shera Award Nominations
LC Working Group Report Available
ARL Scholarly Communication Study Available Online
ACRL Invites Comments on Scholarly Communication Agenda
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
Mary Beth Weber, Editor
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.
Pamela Bluh, ALCTS President
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.
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.
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.
1.8 – 1.11
Auckland, New Zealand
San Diego, CA
Southampton, United Kingdom
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
International Association of Technological University Libraries Conference 2008: “Digital Discovery: Strategies and Solutions”
Auckland, New Zealand
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Annual Conference
Palo Alto, CA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4. Annual Report (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2005), 202–203; Annual Report (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2000), 150.
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.]
- 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;
- 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;
- Because desktop access to information is the expectation of many of members when we provide mailbox access to LRTS;
- 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;
- 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;
- Because the state of our publishing practices and operations is increasingly drawing public criticism, injuring our reputation for valuing quality and service;
- Because other professional library associations offer fully electronic and automated journals, sometimes open access immediately from the date of publication;
- 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, 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|
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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).
Marshall Keys: Opening Keynote
Regina Reynolds: Bibliographic control/access issues
Scottie Cochrane: Small college library issues and discussion of merged collection services
Lunch on own
Mike Carroll: Legal issues affecting libraries
Joyce Ogburn: Issues/opportunities for large academic libraries
Rivkah Sass: Closing Keynote and public library perspective
“Risk and Entrepreneurship in Libraries” is proudly sponsored by Harrassowitz. Booksellers and Subscription agents
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.
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
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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Schedule of ALCTS Events by Group
ALCTS Division Meetings
|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|
|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/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|
|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 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|
|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|
|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|
Schedule of ALCTS Events by Date
|Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop||8:30 am–5 pm||OS||Off Site|
|Metadata and Digital Library Development Workshop||8:30 am–5 pm||OS||Off–site|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|