2007 Annual Conference

ALCTS activities at the ALA Annual Conference, June 21–27, 2007 in Washington, DC

Friday, June 22, 2007

ALCTS/CCS Forum on Bibliographic Control
Saturday, June 23, 2007

Informing the Future of MARC: An Empirical Approach

Program Presentations

Did you know that catalogers use only 10-20% of available MARC fields/subfields? Given evolving search behaviors and the amazoogle effects, do our bibliographic records provide information users need? This program presents findings from a major IMLS-funded research study on catalogers’ use of MARC ( http://www.mcdu.unt.edu) and an opportunity to discuss future directions for MARC and cataloging practices in the context of FRBR, RDA, and XML. The study’s results provide a needed empirical basis to inform MARC’s future.

Speakers: Dr. William E. Moen, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas; Dr. Shawne D. Miksa, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas; Sally H. McCallum, Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress

Why Can't Johnnie and Jane Get Published? Part 3, Research Survey Methods

Johnnie and Jane (librarians) learn how to introduce survey methodology into their research. Our speakers, including a panel of editors, will examine the concepts of quantitative research, demonstrate proper ways to collect numeric data, show how to use statistical analysis to interpret collected data, document the different stages of the peer-review process, and exhibit proper/improper usage of statistical data. In the last segment, program attendees can discuss possible research articles and interests with the editors.

Speakers: Donald W. King, Visiting Scholar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; (moderator) Trisha Davis, Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department, Ohio State University

Panel of Editors: William Gray Potter, Editor, College and Research Libraries; James Mouw, Editor, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services;
Karla Hahn, Editor, Library Resources & Technical Services; Connie Foster, Editor, Serials Review, David Kohl, Editor, Journal of Academic Librarianship

Sponsored by ALCTS Acquisitions Section (AS)

Reflections on Cataloging Leadership

With the graying of the profession and looming retirements of baby-boomers, a new generation of cataloging leaders will be needed. How should we be mentoring potential leaders? What development paths could younger librarians follow to become the next generation of leaders? The speakers will reflect on their career paths, on leaders who influenced them, on their involvement in the Cataloging and Classification Section, and on how their experience might guide other librarians.

Speakers: Matthew Beacom, Metadata Librarian, Yale University Library; William Garrison, Deputy University Librarian and Associate Dean of Libraries, Syracuse University Library; Janet Swan-Hill, Associate Director for Technical Services, University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries; Sheil Intner, Professor Emerita, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science; Regina R. Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress; Beth Picknally Camden (Moderator), Director, Goldstein Information Processing Center, University of Pennsylvania Library

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS)

New Developments in Form/Genre Access: where we are, where are we heading, and where we want to be

Robert Maxwell Paper
Robert Maxwell Presentation
Geraldine Ostrove Presentation

Many Library of Congress Subject Headings represent what materials are rather than what they are about, especially in the areas of literature, film, music, and cartographic resources. Authority records for form/genre terms and use of the MARC 21 655 field provide new opportunities for access to form headings in the library catalog. The program will introduce general form/genre issues and explore how libraries and patrons are managing and using form/genre terms.
 

Speakers: Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington; Geraldine Ostrove, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of Congress

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS)

Digital Asset Management: Implications for Preservation

Handout

Preservation decisions about digital files need to be made at the time of file creation, unlike traditional approaches to preserving print materials (repairing, microfilming, photocopying), which can address preservation concerns well into the material’s lifespan. This program will explore ways of addressing these concerns when an institution begins a digital reformatting program. It will examine program management (including selection, reformatting quality guidelines, and metadata) and innovative approaches to archiving digital masters.

Speakers: Janet Gertz, Director for Preservation, Columbia University; Robin Wendler, Metadata Analyst, Office for Information Systems, Harvard University;
Joseph JaJa, Professor: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland

Sponsored by ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)

Mentoring for Success: You Can Do It. ALCTS Can Help

Most library mentoring programs have more mentees than mentors. How best to close this gap? This program will show that you already have many of the skills, knowledge, and experience to be a mentor. Gain confidence to share your knowledge with others in a mentor-mentee relationship. Find out about the roles of mentors and mentees, characteristics of a good mentor, elements of a successful mentoring program, and how to begin mentoring.

Speakers: Shoshana Kaufmann, Associate Library Director, Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Priscilla Williams, Chair, CETRC Mentoring Subcommittee; Moderator: Rhonda Marker, Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ

Making E-Resource Infrastructure Work: Effective Metadata Exchange & Exposure

In a few short years, we have built and now rely on an e-resources access infrastructure largely based on the invention of the OpenURL, DOIs, and data exchange and harvesting. This infrastructure is both robust and fragile, and is dependent on the cooperation of many players to make it work seamlessly. Experts from libraries, publishing, database production, system providers and search engine providers will discuss the multiple facets of this infrastructure.

Speaker: Trisha Davis, Ohio State University; Gary Ives, Texas A&M University (Moderator)

Sponsored by ALCTS Serials Section (SS)

RDA Update Forum

Presentation by Marjorie Bloss
Presentation by John Attig

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Collecting for Institutional Repositories: All the news that's fit to keep

So you have an institutional repository (IR)? Chances are your administration is excited; the publicity, marketing and development opportunities are apparent. But what should be deposited in an IR? Who should be soliciting and submitting items? How will you address issues of copyright? At this panel presentation discussion, you will hear from colleagues who have successfully tackled these issues as they develop and evolve their collection policies and procedures for IR management.

Speakers: Susan Gibbons, Associate Dean for Public Services & Collection Development, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester; Jim Ottaviani, Coordinator, Deep Blue, University of Michigan Library; George Porter, Engineering Librarian, California Institute of Technology; Joseph J. Branin, Director, The Ohio State University Libraries (Moderator)

Sponsored by: ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS)

Serials Standards Update Forum

Bringing Order to Chaos: Managing Metadata for Digital Collections

Digital collections are increasingly sophisticated and complex, and raise new collection management challenges for those libraries that build and host them. This program will discuss how metadata is used to organize, manage, and provide access to modern digital collections. Metadata for bibliographic description, technical description, digital rights management, and preservation will be discussed. Presenters will focus on practical issues surrounding the day-to-day management of digital collections in libraries.

Speakers: Ann Caldwell, Metadata Specialist, Brown University; Erin Stalberg, Head, Cataloging Services, University of Virginia; M. Claire Stewart, Head, Digital Media Services, Northwestern University

Sponsored by The ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group.

Cosponsored by LITA Digital Library Technologies Interest Group

Cataloging Correctly for Kids: AV, E-Books, and More!

Learn the more challenging aspects of cataloging non-book materials. Experts in the field will lead you through descriptive and subject cataloging so that you can get those DVDs, multi-part kits, and student created materials out of your workroom and into circulation. Practical examples will help to demystify your questions and concerns.

Speakers: Pamela Newberg, Manager of Technical Services - Cataloging, University of Northern Colorado; Marilyn McCroskey, Professor of Library Science, Head of Cataloging, Missouri State University; Michele Zwierski, Manager, Database Management, Nassau Library System; Oksana Kraus, Fine Arts and Special Collections Department (Moderator)

Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS)

Cosponsored by Public Library Association (PLA) Cataloging Needs of Public Libraries Committee; American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Saving Sound 3: Audio Digitization and Preservation

The third program in a series of three for librarians responsible for audio collections, this session will focus on the use of new technology for audio preservation. Speakers will cover digitization of audio materials, funding opportunities for audio digitization, client/vendor relationships, and preservation of digitized audio materials.

Speakers: George Blood, President, Safe Sound Archive; Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian, Yale University Libraries; Joyce Ray, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Library and Information Services (IMLS)

Sponsored by ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)

Two Thumbs Up! A Preservation Film Festival

Interested in learning how to preserve your materials? Want to know what to do before, during and after a disaster? Come join us as we watch films about preserving library and archival materials and learn more about the art and science of preservation. Preservation professionals will also be on hand to provide you with more information. Preservation and conservation professionals and members of ALA’s Preservation and Reformatting Section will be available to provide preservation information.

Master of Ceremonies: Victoria Heiduschke, Preservation Librarian, Illinois State University

Sponsored by ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Publishers Vendors Library Relations (PVLR) Open Forum

ALCTS 50th Anniversary Forum

ALCTS President's Program: Ambient Findability: Librarians, Libraries and the Internet of Things

On the Internet, the user experience is out-of-control, and findability is the real story. Access changes everything. Users select sources, find who and what they need, when and where they want. Peter Morville explores the future present in mobile devices, search algorithms, digital libraries, and findable objects. He challenges us to think differently about information use in a digitized and networked environment. Reflect on libraries and librarians in an age of search--and findability.

Speakers: Peter Morville, President of Semantic Studies, Author of Ambient Findability, Adjunct Faculty at University of Michigan. (He blogs at findability.org)

Technical Services 2.0: Using Social Software for Collaboration

Social software such as wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, instant messaging and social bookmarking are proving themselves on the public services side of libraries. This program will explore their application in technical services.

Speakers: Matt Barnes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Blackwell Book Services; Beth Picknally Camden, Director, Goldstein Information Processing Center, University of Pennsylvania Library; Elizabeth L. Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Acquisitions, Georgia Institute of Technology; Rick Lugg (Moderator), R2 Consulting

Sponsored by: ALCTS Acquisitions Section (AS)

Continuing Resources Cataloging Committee Update Forum