Event Preview: Midwinter 2012

ALCTS Forums

Alternatives to the Big Deal: Implementing Pay-Per-View Collection Management

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4–5:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center, Room D168

A Collection Management Forum

Large aggregated packages of journals that publishers offer to libraries for hefty subscription fees, otherwise known as the Big Deal, have become commonplace in libraries. While they offer the advantage of purchasing large numbers of titles at a discount, librarians have become increasingly disenchanted with them because of their high cost and the inability to add or drop titles from the package. Pay-per-view subscription models offer an alternative that allows librarians to pay only for those articles that their users view. This program examines the pay-per-view model from the perspective of both the publisher and of librarians who have implemented it. The advantages and disadvantages of per view are discussed along with an exploration of where the pay-per-view model is headed and what its long-term prospects might be.

The forum will include the following speakers:

  • Beth Bernhardt, Electronic Resources Librarian - University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Chrysanne Lowe, Vice President Marketing Communications - Elsevier
  • Marvin Pollard, Project Manager, Office of the Chancellor - California State University
  • Ryan O. Weir, Director of Technical Services and Electronic Resources - Murray State University

Each speaker will be allotted between 15 and 20 minutes to speak. This will be followed by questions from the audience.

Bibliographic Control: A Meeting Between Educators and Practitioners

Friday, January 20, 2012, 1:30–3 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by ALCTS and ALISE

“On the Record,” the report of the Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control, stresses the need for an up-to-date educational preparation of catalogers, metadata specialists, indexers, and other librarians and information professionals, so that the educational system will continue to produce professional librarians whose skill sets match the needs of the marketplace they will be entering.

To address this issue ALCTS and ALISE are convening a meeting for librarians involved in bibliographic control (writ large) and educators. This hour and a half-long forum will feature three speakers, providing varying perspectives on the current state of cataloging and metadata education and what cataloging and metadata practitioners need to know in the workplace. Time will be provided for the speakers to respond to each other’s presentations, and to questions and comments from the audience.

The session will be moderated by Arlene G. Taylor, Professor Emerita of the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, and will feature the following panelists:

  • Shilpa Rele, Metadata Librarian - University of Miami, and 2009 MLIS Graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Beth Picknally Camden, Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Director of Information Processing - University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. June Abbas, Associate Professor - University of Oklahoma Department of Library and Information Studies

Continuing Resources Section Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Update Forum

Monday, January 23, 2012, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center, D168

There will be brief updates from representatives of the ISSN Center, the Library of Congress and CONSER Program, and CC:DA.

After the reports, John Espley of VTLS (Visionary Technology in Library Solutions) will give a demonstration of continuing resources cataloging using a RDA/FRBR model. He will also demonstrate his idea of a “super work” and its implications for continuing resources cataloging.

Discovering and Cataloging Repositories and Unique Collections: An Update on Standards, Preservation, and Usage

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4–5:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D168

Presented by the Holdings Information Committee and the Standards Committee

As more resources are indexed online and as more researchers begin their quest in a digital environment, unique local collections and institutional repositories play an ever more important role. The development of standards for these materials and ensuring their long-term preservation is crucial. Please join the Standards Committee and the Holdings Committee to learn more about RDA for Non-MARC testers. Discover how the PIRUS2 project (Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) is enabling the recording and reporting of articles hosted by aggregators or in repositories. Learn how preservation standards can ensure the long-term protection of digital collections.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gary Van Overborg, Founder and CEO - Scholarly iQ will update us on the PIRUS2 project.
  • Marie-Elise Waltz, Special Projects Librarian - Center for Research Libraries, will address preservation standards.
  • Melanie Wacker - Columbia University Libraries, will cover RDA for non-MARC testers.

PARS Forum

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4–5:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D171

Is your institution the proud owner of a high-density storage facility? Is your department responsible for preparing or responding to emergency situations involving collections at a high-density storage facility? Then you should come to discuss—in person or virtually—the issues surrounding your successes and challenges with planning at the PARS Forum at Midwinter Dallas.

All folks are welcome to attend regardless of their experience with emergency planning. This is to be an informal exchange of ideas and also an opportunity to try out virtual participation. We plan on having confirmed speakers who have experience in high-density storage emergency planning, so there will be valuable content to help you with your planning needs.

Because there are a limited number of spots available, we ask that interested virtual participants please RSVP for the event by December 16th to Annie Peterson at elizabeth.peterson@yale.edu. We will be using GoToMeeting, which does not require software in order to participate; you just need a high-speed internet connection. We will confirm your participation by sending you an invitation with a link. Just click on the link during the time of the Forum and you will be connected to the virtual PARS Forum! For more information on GoToMeeting, please go to http://www.gotomeeting.com/fec/online_meeting

Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group Forum

Monday, January 23, 2012, 8–10 a.m.
Dallas Convention Center D168

What Does Electronic ILL Mean to You?

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Interlibrary loan (ILL)? What is the difference between lending book versus journal content? What about ILL of electronic content? How is electronic ILL being addressed in site license agreements? What does the future hold for ILL borrowing practices? The Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations (PVLR) interest group invites you to join us for an informative and lively discussion with a step-by-step explanation of the ILL process, the current copyright issues surrounding ILL of electronic content, and views from the librarian, vendor and publishing communities about this important practice, and how it is evolving to meet the demands of the digital age.

RDA Update Forum

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center C146

Sponsored by the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) and the RDA Conference Forums and Programs Task Force

Panelists will outline key cataloging changes related to RDA and steps being taken in preparation for implementation sometime after January 2013. Although there is at least a year before wide-scale implementation of RDA, changes are already impacting workflow and data exchange. In an effort to economize on speakers and room space and to add emphasis to this topic, CaMMS is foregoing its Friday Forum to join with the task force in presenting this RDA Forum.

Scheduled presenters include:

  • Beacher Wiggins - Library of Congress
  • Linda Barnhart - Chair PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging)
  • Glenn Patton - OCLC
  • Sally McCallum - MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information)
  • Troy Linker - ALA Publishing