2009 Annual Conference Programs
The Open Knowledge Commons and Library Collections: The Other Scan Plan
Sponsored by ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS). There's more to large-scale digitization than Google. The Open Knowledge Commons (formerly Open Content Alliance) offers both an alternative and a compliment to the Google Books Library Project. In partnership with the Internet Archive, the OKC represents the collaborative efforts of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations to build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. This program will be a moderated panel of 2 OKC participants and 1 representative from the OKC.
- Maura Marx, Executive Director, Open Knowledge Commons;
- Betsy Kruger, Associate Professor, Digital Content Creation, The University Library at UIUC;
- Heather Christenson, Mass Digitization Project Manager, California Digital Library
Workflow Tools for Automating Metadata Creation and Maintenance
Sponsored by ALCTS. Cosponsored by LITA. As digital projects become less peripheral and more integral to library operations, institutions must begin to address the implications of this change. With the increasing amount of digital content libraries are expected to create and maintain, data curation has emerged as a key objective. Intended for librarians who are involved with the development and management of metadata, this session will present examples of current work and discussion opportunities for collaborative development of tools among institutions.
- Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Indiana University;
- Rhonda Marker, Repository Collection Manager, Rutgers University;
- Ann Caldwell, Coordinator, Digital Production Services, Brown University
Look Before You Leap: Taking RDA For a Test-Drive
Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS). RDA will be released in late 2009 and will give catalogers a tool designed specifically for use in an online format. This program will focus on giving librarians the opportunity to ‘test-drive’ RDA. It will examine the content and organization of RDA (compared with AACR2). Program speakers will focus on the RDA online product, creating workflows, RDA in ILS systems, testing of RDA, its affect on the MARC format, and RDA education.
- Nannette Naught, Vice President, Strategy and Implementation, Information Management Team (IMT), Inc.;
- Barbara Bushman, Head Unit IV Catlg Section, National Library of Medicine;
- John Espley, VTLS;
- Shawne Miksa, Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
Collection Development 2.0: The Changing Administration of Collection Development
Sponsored by ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS). Cosponsored by RUSA CODES; RUSA STARS. ALCTS Thanks Blackwell for Sponsoring this Program. Collection development is undergoing revolutionary changes. In the last few years, most libraries have made major changes in the way they manage collection development. This program will help clarify what new approaches some libraries have taken and why, their consequences (both intended and unintended), and what some of those thinking about these issues see on the horizon.
- Rick Anderson, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources & Collections, University of Utah;
- Martha White, Director of Library Experiences, Lexington (KY) Public Library;
- Jonathan Nabe, Collection Development Librarian / Sciences & Technology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale;
- Steven Harris, Panel Moderator, Director of Collections and Acquisitions Services, University of New Mexico
Leadership Development in Transition: Steering the Ship from the Helm and Deck
Program Flyer. ALCTS Thanks Taylor & Francis for Sponsoring this Program. Sponsored by ALCTS. Cosponsored by ACRL Instruction Section; LLAMA Leadership Skills Committee; ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT). Librarians at all levels are challenged by the need for a new generation of leadership and for profound reshaping of the library as an institution. Newer librarians full of enthusiasm and fresh ideas need organizational help to ensure their contributions have greatest impact. Senior librarians have administrative responsibility for the library's future but need help in rethinking its forms. This program offers concrete suggestions about how library leadership can be shared in this transformative time.
- Nanette Donohue, Technical Services Manager, Champaign Public Library;
- Jill Canono, Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute, State Library and Archives of Florida;
- Olivia Madison, Dean of Library Services, Iowa State University
Swingin' With the Pendulum: Facing Cancellations in the Age of E-Journal Packages
Sponsored by ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). E-Journals are now commonly purchased in packages, often with pricing tied to historical print subscriptions. As these packages mature, historical pricing is often lost as publishers insist on 1-line invoices. In contrast, there is the continuance of lengthy, time-consuming renewal lists that must be confirmed. What happens when the economy slows and budgets shrink? How do we handle cancellations and e-journal packages in this changed environment, with these evolving models of payment?
- Beth Bernhardt, Electronic Resources Librarian / Journal Finder Consultant, UNC-Greensboro;
- Rebecca Day, Manager, E-Resources Services, EBSCO;
- Bob Boissy, Director, Springer;
- TBA, PASCAL
Re-Thinking Staff Resources in the E-Serials Environment
Sponsored by ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). Cosponsored by PLA Workload and Staffing Patterns Cluster, Staffing Issues Committee; LLAMA/SASS Technical Services and Systems Committee. In the shift from print to electronic continuing resources, work related to print serials has continued while e-serials have added complexity and increased staff workloads. We are facing hard choices about what to stop doing in this new environment where print is becoming the exception. Representatives of different kinds of libraries will discuss the changes they have made to streamline workflows and re-allocate staff to more effectively manage continuing resources in all formats. ALCTS thanks R2 Consulting for their support of this program.
- Rick Anderson, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Collections, University of Utah;
- Gloria Guzi, Acquisitions Librarian - Serials, Cleveland Public Library;
- Carol Ann Borchert, Coordinator for Serials, University of South Florida
New Selectors and Selecting in New Subjects: Meeting the Challenges
Sponsored by ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) Education Committee and the CMDS Publications Committee. Cosponsored by RUSA: CODES and PLA. Are you challenged by a new collection development assignment? Or are you responsible for training new librarians in collection development? Librarians are increasingly thrust into new roles as selectors in unfamiliar disciplines or liaisons to unrelated academic departments and community groups, yet we often assume these roles with little to no training and/or subject background. This program explores the changing environment of collection development and offers strategies for preparing for new challenges.
- Jeff Kosokoff, Director, Ginn Library & Information Technology, The Fletcher School, Tufts University;
- Arro Smith, Technical Services Manager, San Marcos Public Library;
- Linda L. Phillips, Head, Scholarly Communication, The University of Tennessee Library; Moderator:
- Harriet Lightman, Head, Academic Liaison Services, Northwestern University Library
Catalog Use and Usability Studies: What Do They Show and How Should This Evidence Affect Our Decision-Making?
Sponsored by ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS). Cosponsored by RUSA: RSS. How are online catalogs used? What information is sought by different levels of users? How well do OPACs support catalog functions? What role should usability studies play in the decision-making process? What improvements can be made in response to the findings of a catalog usability study? This program invites researchers from various types of libraries, who have employed catalog usability and user studies findings to improve their catalogs, to share their experiences.
- Karen Calhoun, Vice President, Worldcat and Metadata Services, OCLC;
- Janet Hawk, Director, Market Research and Analysis, OCLC;
- Nora Dimmock, Librarian, University of Rochester;
- Beth Thomsett-Scott, Reference Unit Manager, University of North Texas
Collecting for Digital Repositories: New Ways to Disseminate and Share Information
Sponsored by ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS) Collection Development & Electronic Resources Committee. Cosponsored by ACRL EBSS E-Resources in Communication Studies Committee and ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee. ALCTS thanks ARTSTOR for their support of this program. Panelists will discuss collection development and management of digital repositories (institutional and disciplinary). They will focus on selection criteria, content recruitment, and the role of digital repositories in scholarly communication. As libraries manage more digital information, it is increasingly important to establish an adequate digital collection policy. This program will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear experts share their views on and experiences of digital repository collection development and management.
- Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins University Libraries;
- Paul Royster, Scholarly Communication Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries;
- Dianne McCutcheon, Chief, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine
Managing Preservation without a Preservation Librarian
Sponsored by ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS). Cosponsored by PLA and LLAMA Systems and Services Section (SASS). Many libraries manage preservation programs and activities without a full-time preservation administrator. Managing preservation in small and mid-sized libraries of all types (public, academic, school, special, etc.) depends on the integration of preservation responsibilities in all units and the support of administration. This program will outline the role of the director and others in the library, policies and planning, and program elements to initiate and support preservation efforts.
- Roberta Pilette, Head of Preservation, Yale University;
- Oliver Cutshaw, Campus Librarian, Chicago School of Professional Psychology;
- Michele Stricker, Library Development Bureau Consultant, New Jersey State Library
Resuscitating the Catalog: Next-Generation Strategies for Keeping the Catalog Relevant
Sponsored by ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS). Cosponsored by RUSA: RSS Catalog Use Committee and LITA Next Gen Catalog Interest Group. In today's complex information environment, users have come to expect evaluative information and interactive capabilities when searching for information resources. A panel of experts will address various aspects of providing links to external information in library catalogs, implementing user-contributed functionality, and using computational data to support bibliographic control.
- David Flaxbart, Head Librarian, Chemistry Library, Univ. of Texas at Austin;
- Renee Register, Global Product Manager, OCLC;
- Beth Jefferson, President, BiblioCommons;
- Ellen Safley, Senior Associate Director, University of Texas, Dallas
Electronic Resource Management Systems: The Promise and Disappointment
Sponsored by ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). The emergence of commercial electronic resources management systems (ERMs) has held the promise of solutions for multiple problems facing electronic resource managers. However, libraries adopting these systems have achieved varying degrees of success in implementation and maintenance of these systems.
- Apryl Price, Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas A&M University;
- Jeanne Langendorfer,Coordinator of Serials, Bowling Green State University;
- Jeannie Downey, Electronic Resources Coordinator, University of Houston Libraries;
- Betsy Friesen, Technical Services Analyst, University of Minnesota Libraries
Going Global! Finding Non-English Language Specialists
ALCTS Thanks Casalini libri for Sponsoring this Program. Sponsored by ALCTS Steering Committee to Oversees the Implementation of Non-English Task Force Recommendations. Cosponsored by ACRL AAMES, WEES, SEES, and LLAMA. The Report of the ALCTS Non-English Language Task Force acknowledged difficulties in the recruiting of Non-English language specialists. In keeping with ALA's commitment to a diverse library workplace, this program brings together speakers who have substantial experience in dealing with this issue. Presentations will discuss how to find the right non-English language specialists; how to maintain sufficient quality control of (and access to) records for non-English materials; and how to employ creative, alternative staffing solutions in this area. The program is geared toward library administrators, managers and catalogers from different types of libraries who will obtain first-hand knowledge of the issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and share experiences.
- Amy Hart, Head of Bibliographic Services, Minuteman Library Network;
- Patricia Stelter, Vice President, Bibliographic Services, Backstage Library Works;
- Sherab Chen, Coordinator, Non-Roman Language, Ohio State University Libraries;
- Alena Aissing, Slavic Studies Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida;
- Hikaru Nakano, East Asian Cataloger, George A. Samthers Libraries of the University of Florida.
ALCTS President's Program
Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage
The question of who owns antiquities has caused much debate for centuries. Countries, archaeologists, museums, private collectors, and dealers bring diverse and opposing perspectives to impassioned discussions. Countries demand the return of ancient treasures while museums steadfastly assert their right to share artifacts beyond the country of origin. Can the former system of partage, in which the home country of the archaeologists and the host country share access to the artifacts, solve this problem? Join ALCTS President Dina Giambi as she welcomes James Cuno, President and Director, The Art Institute of Chicago as he discusses his 2008 book, Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage. ALCTS thanks Elsevier for their support of this program.
The Power of XML to Enhance Work Flow and Discovery
Sponsored by ALCTS Acquisitions Section (AS). Cosponsored by LITA. XML as a carrier for library data is more pervasive than many realize: acquisitions EDI; cataloging MODS; Dublin core, ONIX and other common applications use XML. Is it the "new carrier" called for in "On the Record" the LC Working Group report? This program will provide a brief overview of XML and its current uses in libraries including acquisitions, OPACs and digital preservation. The potential for new applications to further enhance technical services workflows will also be discussed.
- Patrick Yott, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Brown University Library;
- David Ruddy, Director, E-Publishing Technologies, Cornell University Library