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Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8, ALCTS will host the virtual preconference We can do it, you can too! Metadata Automation for Everyone. This two-day symposium consists of two 90-minute sessions on automating descriptive metadata creation and automating legacy data cleanup projects.
Preconferences in Orlando
Kick off this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference with preconferences from ALCTS. Join your colleagues on Friday, June 24 for an array of exciting programming.
Metadata Madness!!: An Unconference On Anything You Want To Learn
Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | event code: ALC2
Metadata Madness is an "unconference," where session topics are proposed at the beginning of the conference and voted on by participants. Anyone attending can propose a session related to metadata, such as tools, schemas, controlled vocabularies, ethics, or anything you can think of! You can volunteer to lead a session or just participate. Metadata Madness is informal and hands-on, emphasizing equality, learning, and fun! | more
The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity
Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | event code: ALC3
The credibility of scientific findings is under attack. While this crisis has several causes, none is more common or correctable than the inability to replicate experimental and computational research. This preconference will feature scholars, librarians, and technologists who are attacking this problem through tools and techniques to manage data, enable research transparency, and promote reproducible science. Attendees will learn strategies for fostering and supporting transparent research practices at their institutions. | more
Preservation in Action
Friday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | event code: ALC1 | SOLD OUT
Join Preservation in Action for an engaging, hands-on opportunity to help preserve local cultural heritage at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando! Participants will take part in day-long preservation project at the Orange County Historical Society. The project, which will be led by preservation experts, will focus on motion picture film and may include activities such as cleaning collections or housing them in archival enclosures. No experience is required. This event is complimentary, but registration is required as space is limited. | more
ALCTS President’s Program
Join us on Monday, June 27 for a riveting presentation by ALCTS President's Program featured speaker Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare and Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, at Georgetown University. During this discussion, Dr. Nelson will explore principles (open standards, the free flow of information, transparency and empowering users) that will allow new technological developments and tools to benefit people globally. | more