“R” is a free and open source programming language used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization. This three-part webinar will provide a soft introduction to working with data using R in the R Studio software environment. Participants will learn how to use R Studio, read in and explore datasets, understand error messages, execute some simple manipulations such as subsetting and renaming, and create a basic visualization.
The webinar considers a provocative question: Is technical services dead? Presenters will discuss the recent past, the present and the future of cataloging and technical services and explore whether there is a future for “traditional” acquisitions and cataloging and other technical services skills. In addition, presenters will explore the future of metadata, MARC, RDA, and BIBFRAME.
Learn about the work of the U.S. ISSN Center and ways the ISSN contributes to identification, access, and data linking in print and digital environments worldwide. ISSN is the premier international identifier for serials and other continuing resources in all formats. ISSN was ahead of its time in anticipating the crucial role of identifiers in the digital environment and has evolved well beyond its early role as a number displayed on print journals.
This e-Forum will provide practical, hands-on training ideas for catalogers/metadata librarians who may not have backgrounds in the theoretical or technical aspects of the semantic web.
The e-Forum will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences for career advancement to higher administrative levels in academic libraries.
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.
Are you looking to take steps to identify or address a lack of diversity and inclusion within your library’s collections? Do you want to go beyond usage stats and cost-per-use and assess collections using values-based metrics? Attend this ALCTS AS Committee on Research & Statistics sponsored e-Forum to learn about the need, techniques, and tools to assess collections for diversity and inclusion.
Knowledge base management has never been a simple task and has become ever more complex as the variety of e-Resources that require management continues to increase. Maintenance is unending. Workflows constantly evolve. Join this e-Forum to to share insights and tips with colleagues, learn about standards, and express hopes for possible developments.
Library technical services departments and staff have unique and special training needs prompted by changing standards, new formats, and innovative technologies. The presentation will highlight the results of an online survey administered by the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services President’s Program Committee. The online survey addressed questions regarding new skills, training, leadership and succession planning.
The role of technical services in the 21st century research library will be considered against a backdrop of current trends in universities, research, and scholarly communications. Many natural library responses, including the curation of the evolving scholarly record and the implementation of campus research information systems, all offer potential engagement for technical services librarians. These opportunities will be reviewed in order to chart a positive future for technical services specialists and the services they deliver.