ALCTS preconferences in New Orleans
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO - Three exciting and highly informative preconferences are being offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. You can register by going to the ALA Annual Conference website. Reserve your spot now.
What_IS_it anyway? Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials
Friday, June 24, 2010 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Event Code: ALC3
This preconference will introduce participants to Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). It will focus on the correct application of LC genre/form terms to works, with an emphasis on the differences between genre/form terms and subject headings. Participants will also be briefed on the principles underlying the genre/form projects being undertaken by LC’s Policy and Standards Division, and plans for further development of the thesaurus.
Speakers: Beth Iseminger; Yael Mandelstam; Janis L. Young.
Tickets Advance and Onsite: ALA Member $269; Division (ALCTS) Member $219; Retired Member, $99; Student Member $99; Non-Member $319
Patron-Driven Acquisitions in Academic Libraries: Maximizing Technology to Minimize Risk
Friday, June 24, 2011 (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Event Code: ALC2
More libraries are utilizing patron driven acquisition (PDA) and vendors are offering creative business models to complement traditional purchasing approaches, posing new opportunities/challenges for acquisitions. This preconference, led by experienced professionals, will guide attendees through the different models, expose them to real life programs at libraries of varying sizes and offer strategies for the set-up and on-going management, as well as point out common technical services issues.
Speakers: Matt Barnes; Robin Champieux; Adam Chandler; Annette Day; Michael Levine-Clark; Carolyn Morris; Boaz Nadav-Manes; Barbara A. Kawecki; Doug Way; Rick Lugg.
Tickets: Advance and Onsite: ALA Member $269; Division (ALCTS) Member $219; Retired Member, $99; Student Member $99; Non-Member $319
RDA 201: RDA Gets Real
Thursday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event Code: ALC1
How will cataloging change with RDA? Using the RDA Toolkit, this two-day preconference will guide catalogers as they apply RDA to a variety of resources (print monographs and serials, integrating resources, electronic/digital formats and general non-print formats). Hands-on sessions will address what is new and different, and how to deal with Media/Content/Carrier type. Strategies for communicating with IT departments and ILS vendors will also be discussed. See ALCTS website http://www.ala.org/alcts for more information.
Speakers: Robert Bothmann; Chris Oliver; Susan Johnson; Judith A. Kuhagen; Kelley McGrath; Nanette Naught; Adam Schiff; Barbara Schultz-Jones, PhD; Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala; Susan Wynne.
Sponsored by ALCTS and OLAC
Tickets: Advance and Onsite:ALA Member $399; Division (ALCTS) Member $349; Retired Member, $175; Student Member $175; Non-Member $449
Registration is through the ALA Annual Conference registration website at http://alaannual.org/content/registration-information.
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association