Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
Libraries across the country continue to embrace the digital media lab concept by offering a creative space chock full of the latest computer hardware and software and audio, digitizing, graphic design, music, photography, video, web publishing, and other production equipment and resources that patrons use to create and share their own content. In this roadmap webinar, Jeffrey Fisher of the Fountaindale Public Library shares his how-we-did-(and still do)-it strategies for building and operating a digital media lab. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
This e-forum intends to address the current state of postgraduate education in cataloging and metadata and its efficacy in preparing students for professional practice. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how cataloging and metadata is covered in library science courses, whether this information is applicable with current demands, and what we can do to change or contribute to it.
This webinar will cover on a general basis cataloging of non-English materials. It will include examples of problematic material and resources to overcome these problems.
This free 90-minute webinar will feature a panel of experts on "hot topics" in privacy today, plus practical tips and resources for developing library programming to engage the community. Brought to you by American Libraries and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
This session focuses on how Missouri State University’s Meyer Library developed and implemented an interdisciplinary space.  The Achievement Studio Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (A.S.P.I.R.E.) is a place for students and faculty to utilize emerging technologies, collaborate on research, curricular enhancements, increase workplace readiness, and support regional economic innovation. subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it's easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about web scripting and programming.
The webinar will summarize themes from the IMLS Shareable Local Name Authorities Forum and outline its Reference Model. Topics will include requirements for decentralized identity management and current PCC efforts in this area.
This one-hour session addresses the increasing demand of scholars and researchers for access to the underlying data that supports the conclusions in published materials. In response, publishers provide datasets either as stand-alone products or attached to publications. Many questions about how the information community will deal with these resources are unanswered. Traditional bibliographic, discovery, citation, and preservation tools are not well-equipped to address these new content types. An ALCTS webcast
The first webcast in a series on standards in the library environment addressing why standards are important to libraries in areas other than the traditional technical services areas.