Letters from ALCTS
From the Editor
The 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim is a little more than two months away and several programs and preconferences are finalized, while many more are in progress. This issue of ANO includes preconference and program announcements. More details will be available in the June issue, as many groups are finalizing their plans.
It is often the case that the programs I want to attend are scheduled for the same time slot. I look forward to the reading the reports submitted for the post-conference issue of ANO (August) so that I can read about the programs I missed! I have posted a call for volunteer reporters for Annual Conference events in this issue. I encourage conference attendees to consider reporting.
Other highlights in this issue include:
- Executive Director Charles Wilt’s special April 1 message, which has become a tradition.
- The “Spotlight” column, featuring the Cataloging and Classification Section.
- An interview with Linda Harris Mehr, Director of the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Harris Mehr will be the featured speaker at the 2008 ALCTS President’s Program on Monday, June 30, at 10:30 am. The program is entitled: “From Here to Eternity: the Challenges of Managing Oscar’s Very Special Collections.”
- A report on the ALA Ethical Fitness Workshop by Rebecca Routh, ALCTS Liaison to the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics.
- Charles Wilt’s article “Association’s Association: Investing in the Next Fifty Years of ALCTS” for a view on the future of our association.
- An announcement of the publication of a definition of digital preservation, courtesy of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS).
- Announcement of a new task group formed to analyze the recommendations made in the report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control.
- Announcements of the 2008 ALCTS Awards winners. Congratulations to all the winners!
I hope you find the information in this issue of ANO informative. As always, I welcome your input and suggestions for submissions.