Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services

Wednesday, 5/11/2016
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 05/11/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

This session is part 1 of the 2-part series, The Future of Technical Services:

  1. Is Technical Services Dead? An Overview of the Future of Traditional Services
  2. Current Trends & New Skills in Technical Services 
This webinar considers a provocative question: Is technical services dead
 
In the first part of the webinar, presenters discuss the recent past, the present and the future of cataloging and technical services. They will explore whether there is a future for “traditional” acquisitions and cataloging and other technical services skills. Can we continue to divide our attention between print materials and electronic, digital, and streaming media when there are new resources and responsibilities competing for our budgets and administrators’ attention? 
 
In the second part of the webinar, they will explores metadata, MARC, and more and will address the questions: does MARC matter with RDA? Will RDA live up to its promise? Is schema agnostic preferable to using MARC, MODS, or Dublin Core? Is BIBFRAME a viable alternative to MARC?

Learning Outcomes

Participants will discover ways to examine the skills and knowledge needed for contemporary technical services work and how these skills relate to traditional technical services. 

Who Should Attend

Professionals, paraprofessionals, and library science students who work in or who would like to work in technical services.

Presenters

Amy K. Weiss is the Head of Cataloging and Description at Florida State University. She previously worked at UC-Santa Barbara, Appalachian State University, and Ball State University. She is a Past-President of OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) and served from 2011-2012. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland College Park. 
 
Julie Moore is the Special Collections Catalog Librarian at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno. She previously worked at Rutgers University Libraries, Alaska Resources Library and Information Services, Stetson University, and Saint Leo College. She is an active OLAC member, currently serving on its Cataloging and Policy Committee (CAPC). She received the OLAC Nancy B. Olson Award in 2010. Her MA LIS is from University of South Florida.

Registration

Cost

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This webinar was presented live on 05/11/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

How to Register

No registration required.

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Contact

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.