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ALCTS Programs at Annual 2015

ALA Annual Conference 2015 San Francisco

ALCTS Virtual Preconference

Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services

June 2–4, 2015. Three 90 minute sessions over three days:

  1. Metadata Services for Research Data Management
  2. Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows
  3. Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies  |  more

ALCTS Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt

June 15-19, 2015. Rev Up to ALA Annual by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt. You can score points by snapping photos of people, places, and things in your home town library and community.  |  more

Preconferences in San Francisco

Five exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from ALCTS. Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events that meet a range of needs.

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata:  Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data

Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  |  event code: ALC2
This full-day workshop provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.  |  more

Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us

Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Moscone Convention Center, room 2003 (W)  |  event code: ALC4
This preconference workshop will provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of children's materials, using RDA and MARC21. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises which will include using tools and documentation in support of cataloging with RDA.  |  more

Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and Other Digital Content for Academic Libraries

Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Moscone Convention Center, room 2014 (W)   event code: ALC1
Providing streaming media services is a challenge for academic libraries. This workshop will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management, and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits.  |  more

Beyond the Looking Glass. Real World Linked Data:  What Does It Take to Make It Work?

Friday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Moscone Convention Center, room 2016 (W)   event code: ALC3
Discussions on linked data often focus on the technology alone. What beyond technology is required for success?  |  more

Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practical Guides

Friday, June 26, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Moscone Convention Center, room 2018 (W)  |  event code: ALC5
This workshop will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, and the newly issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media.  |  more

Preconference Registration Fees

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site

The price of each full-day preconference is:

  • $219 for ALCTS members (remember to use code ALCTS2015 to receive the discounted price)
  • $269 for ALA members
  • $99 for retired members and student members
  • $319 for nonmembers


Find the most recent listing of ALCTS programs, including the President's Program featuring Maryanne Wolf, with brief descriptions.  |  more