June 26–July 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV
Here's an early look at ALCTS programming being prepared for ALA Annual Conference.
The Quiet Strengths of Introverts: ALCTS President's Program with Jennifer Kahnweiler
The world of work is changing. It’s fast, virtual, and global. The introvert’s quiet strengths are keys to meeting the challenges ahead. Introverts can challenge the status quo, provoke new thoughts, and inspire others. Most importantly, they can be highly effective leaders, influencers, and colleagues when they build on their inherent strengths.
Speaker: Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. CSP, Speaker and Executive Coach
Creating Sustainable AV Preservation in Academic Libraries
A few leading collecting institutions have developed extensive moving image and recorded sound preservation programs, and have reported their own models at professional conferences. However these prominent examples can feel overwhelming to a library or archive that is only just beginning audiovisual preservation. This presentation will give suggestions and guidelines for librarians working in between the two extremes of large-scale audiovisual preservation and zero priority being given to audiovisual materials.
Speakers: Siobhan Hagan, Audiovisual Preservation Specialist, UCLA Library; Stefan Elnabli, Moving Image and Sound Preservation Specialist, Northwestern University Library Digital; JungYun Oh, Moving Image Specialist, University of Michigan Library
Developing and Updating a Weighted Allocation Formula to Meet Current and Future Library Needs
Participants will be introduced to skills and resources needed to create, utilize, and maintain a spreadsheet-based collection development allocation formula for optimizing distribution of their library’s financial resources. Presenters will demonstrate the use of multiple weighted factors such as departmental credit hour production, faculty per department, research productivity, and average materials costs by discipline to create a formula which may be scaled and modified to address a variety of present and future CD allocation needs.
Speakers: Jeff Bailey, Library Director, Arkansas State University; Linda Creibaum, Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, Arkansas State University
E-Books: Discovering the Virtual Backlog
The book truck waiting to be cataloged is gone, but backlogs are not; they’re just harder to find. E-book packages can be accompanied by inaccurate title lists, front files, unavailable or poor quality MARC records, pre-published chapters, and other issues that complicate discovery and undermine the traditional technical services workflow. When this happens resources slip through the cracks creating a hidden virtual backlog. The creativity of today’s cataloger finds and makes discoverable these hidden materials.
Speakers: Sommer Browning, Head of Electronic Access & Discovery Services, University of Colorado, Denver; Rhonda R. Glazier, Head of Collections Management, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Kraemer Family Library
International Developments in Library Linked Data: Think Globally, Act Globally (ALCTS/LITA)
Libraries have the potential to make major contributions to the Semantic Web, but are still emerging as global participants. RDA implementation and the BibFrame initiative have drawn fresh attention to the promise and potential of linked data. What are the international developments in linked data, emerging from libraries and other memory institutions? Come hear our speakers address current projects, opportunities and challenges.
Speakers: Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC; Neil Wilson, British Library
Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students
This program will discuss ways in which metadata experts can share expertise beyond traditional library settings. Presenters will share examples of successful metadata consulting initiatives with their constituent communities, such as training sessions, workshops, boot camps, and other venues for deploying metadata expertise outside the library.
Professional Planning and Care in the Display of Borrowed Special Collections: Playing Nice with Other People’s Toys
This program will spell out the complexities of borrowing and exhibiting Special Collections from another institution, including legal issues, insurance, transportation, liability, security, display space, environmental issues, lending institution restrictions and policies, selection and publicity. Based on a recent collaboration between the Wayne State University Library System, the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at WSU and the University of Michigan's Special Collections Department, material from the Jewish Heritage Collection of UM was exhibited at WSU.
Speakers: Cynthia Krolikowski, Coordinator of Special Collections, Wayne State University; Martha O'Hara Conway, Director, Special Collections Library University Of Michigan; Rachael Clark, Librarian, Wayne State University; Mike Hawthorne, Associate Director, Wayne State University; Anne E. McKee, Program Officer for Resource Sharing, GWLA; Jennifer Duncan, Merrill-Cazier Library Acquisitions, Utah State University; Betsy Appleton, Electronic Resources Librarian, George Mason University
Understanding Schema.org (ALCTS/LITA)
This program, sponsored by the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee, focuses on several aspects of the schema.org development. Speakers participate in schema.org development in a library, the Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LOD-LAM) community who are making use of data shared via schema.org, and the work of the W3C Schema Bib Extent Community Group, promoting a broader understanding of the development of bibliographic information among these communities.
Technical Services Collaboration and Technology
As collaboration between Technical Services departments in different libraries increases, technology is available to help with communications. A panel will describe their experiences with different types of technology that have helped librarians to communicate effectively.
Speakers: Boaz Nadav-Manes, Director, Acquisitions and Automated Technical Services Philosophy Selector, Cornell University Library Library Technical Services; Robin Buser, Supervisor of Technical Services, Columbus State Community College
Articles On Demand: Two Perpsectives
Articles-on-demand, also known as pay-per-view, is an evolving acquisitions model which allows libraries to purchase article content from a variety of journals without having to subscribe to all of the individual titles involved. Different vendors offer different models and options for libraries to participate. Two libraries will discuss their decision-making process, successes and challenges along the way, and their current methods for acquiring content. Articles-on-demand options from both publishers and third-party vendors will be discussed.
Speakers: Beth R. Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Susanna Bossenga, Electronic Resources Librarian, Ronald Williams Library, Northeastern Illinois University
Discovering OA Articles: Maximum Access, Maximum Visibility!
Everywhere we go, we hear about Open Access, whether it be green or gold, embargoed or immediate, available from publishers or from institutional repositories. This growing movement raises many practical questions for libraries, researchers, and students. What is the best way to ensure discoverability of OA content in unsubscribed journals through link resolvers? How can OA content in IRs be more discoverable and usable for patrons? Join us to learn more about OA challenges and possible solutions.
Speakers: Mary Ann Jones, Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Mississippi State University; Patrica Selinger, Head, Preservation and Inventory Management, Virginia Commonwealth University Library; Ruth Shasteen, Instructional Assistant Professor - Post-Baccalaureate K-12 School Library Media Specialist Licensure Program, Illinois State University; Nancy Kraft, Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries
You probably attended your state conference this year, but did you make it to events in other states? The ALCTS Affiliates Showcase highlights programs that were presented by ALCTS affiliate members at state, regional, or local meetings. This showcase can cover a variety of topics of interest to ALCTS members, such as preservation, digitization or workflow issues. Come see what your colleagues around the country are talking about in one, convenient place.