The second session of this three-part Library Preservation Today series will provide an introduction to the structure and materials that make up books and scrapbooks, their safe storage and handling, and the implications for preservation and conservation. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches will be discussed.
This e-forum will explore a number of possible career paths for catalogers and metadata creators.
Did you inherit a precious family heirloom, old photos, or documents? Become a confident caretaker of your family legacy by adapting professional techniques to your own home archive. From provenance to preservation, learn to safely preserve family photos, papers, and keepsakes and uncover new clues to your family history.
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.
One of the paradoxes at the heart of library cataloging and classification is the demand to fix in place elements of a record even when those elements are in flux. This webinar will discuss the particular example of RDA rule 9.7, a rule that formerly required gender, if recorded, to be fixed in RDA-compliant name authority records using a binary controlled vocabulary: male, female, or not known.
Drawing on lessons learned from hosting a digital initiative (i.e., institutional repository) in access services, this presentation will offer suggestions for how managers can do more with less and still take on new projects. The presentation will also touch on assessment of legacy practices, cross-department collaboration, and the value of offering staff opportunities for learning new skills. An ALCTS webcast.
Changes in collection development and technical services lead to reorganization and the redefinition of roles. Join this e-Forum to share insights and tips with colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion about change while sharing their own experiences and insights.
This webinar will demonstrate principles and tools to help technical services units and staff communicate the value and impact of their work and research. It will include discussions of how audience drives the narratives we use, what data points are effective for particular stakeholders, and what tools can help best visualize those data points.
Culling from a number of presentations and CE courses taught by the presenter, the webinar will start with the difference between leadership and management. Following is an examination of the traits of a good leader and what will be required of future leaders. The session will conclude with some thinking about seizing leadership opportunities and practicing leadership skill every day.
Shared catalogs provide a way for library users to discover and access resources beyond the local institution but can also present challenges around database maintenance and collection metrics. Participants of this e-Forum will discuss the opportunities and challenges in sharing cataloging and discovery within a consortial environment.