Special Collections & Rare Books

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. With the addition of recorded sessions from the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition, eCOLLAB offers over 200 webcasts and podcasts for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
Collections of games and other three-dimensional materials may be invisible to the library user if they are not cataloged. This presentation will provide best practices for providing access to these collections through the application of cataloging standards, discovery layers and controlled vocabularies. The presenters will discuss how they implemented these practices to meet user needs.
Linked data offers the possibility of expressing the rich relationships among performed entities found in music resources. This webinar introduces and describes the Performed Music Ontology, an extension to BIBFRAME 2.0 for recorded music resources. Come learn about the ontology, available tools to use, and about the ongoing evolution of the ontology.

Learn how to become more comfortable providing readers' advisory (RA) services. Through practice sessions, learn how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal, and experiment with methods to offer RA services. Readers' Advisory 101 is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills. The topics covered are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.

This e-Forum will focus on sharing best practices for selection and ongoing evaluation for this important component of library collections. Among other topics, we will cover developing criteria to evaluate journal renewals, the role of usage statistics in those decisions, communication with faculty or other constituents, analysis of packages, and more.