Timely topics from ALCTS Interest Groups at Midwinter

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/12/2011

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CHICAGO - A wide array of timely and informative topics awaits Midwinter attendees from the interest groups of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  From library exhibits to the future of MARC to the "big deal", these presentations will enlighten and stimulate discussion.  Here is a sampling.  Check the Midwinter event scheduler for more interest group topics by searching ALCTS.
 
 
Book and Paper Interest Group
Sunday, January 22, 2012
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D171
 
Join us for a variety of talks about exhibit issues. 
 
 
Catalog Management Interest Group
Saturday, January 21
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D227
  • “A Little Breathing Room Please! Catalog Management Projects That Make a Difference”
  • “Separate, Merged, and Separate Once Again: Un-mulvering the Mulvered Records”
  • “Cooperative Quality Control for Cataloging: Initiatives in Error Handling”
  • “Towards Better Discovery of Video Materials”
 
Collection Evaluation & Assessment Interest Group
Sunday, January 22, 2012
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D220
  • Chan Li from the California Digital Library (CDL) will describe a new value-based strategy used by the CDL for the UC Libraries to compare the value of scholarly journals, establish price containment targets, and identify titles to consider for potential cancellation.
  • Ruth Fischer of Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) will use examples from libraries to describe the services and tools developed by SCS.
 
College & Research Libraries Interest Group
Sunday, January 22, 2012
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Dallas Convention Center D227
 
As budgets tighten and as title-focused and demand-driven acquisition models gain in popularity, conventional “big deal” publisher packages are falling under increased scrutiny. Are these packages a good investment? What processes are libraries using to make decisions about publisher package renewals/cancellations? How does the process of a “big deal” discontinuation work? And, perhaps most importantly -- what are the impacts?
 
 
Digital Preservation Interest Group
Sunday, January 22, 2012
8:00-10:00 am.
Dallas Convention Center D171
 
"The Future Is Now: Case Studies in Born-Digital Preservation": Are you ready to handle born-digital materials? We've talked about the future onslaught of these materials, and that future is now! Our speakers will present on-the-ground case studies of how two Texas institutions are dealing with the management of born-digital materials in special collections and archives.
 
 
Faceted Subject Access Interest Group
Saturday, January 21, 2012
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D222
 
Increasingly users are searching for library materials through “Next Generation Catalogs” or “Discovery Systems” which provide options to limit keyword retrieval sets by subject terms. How do our current subjects function in this context? Can standards be developed for this? What should they be?
 
 
FRBR Interest Group
Friday, January 20, 2011
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D168
 
There is more to Functional Requirements than just FRBR.  Come join us to learn more about FRAD and the other FR models from our very knowledgeable presenters, Qiang Jin and Dr. Shawne Miksa.
 
 
Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group
Monday, January 23, 2012
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Dallas Convention Center D171
 
"Developing Service-Oriented Models for Cataloging and Metadata"
 
 
ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Interest Group
Saturday, January 21, 2012
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center C149
 
"What Lies Beyond MARC?":
The Library of Congress has announced its Bibliographic Framework Initiative, which includes plans to find a successor to the MARC format. What problems do we want the new framework to solve? How might new technologies influence our practices? How do these developments relate to the introduction of RDA?
 
 
 
New Members Interest Group
Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D172
 
Are you a new ALCTS member or interested in becoming a member? Please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group for a brief overview of ALCTS and opportunity to network with other new members and veteran members. Before attending the meeting, please register to be a mentor or mentee at http://bit.ly/s9RvPJ. Anyone unable to register before the meeting is still welcome, and may be matched depending on availability of other mentors or mentees. For more information, please contact chair-elect Liz Siler at liz.siler@gmail.com, or chair Amy Jackson at amyjacks@unm.edu.
 
 
 
Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group
Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D174
 
"Perpetual Access: Peaks and Pitfalls":
We know that we want to have perpetual access clauses in our licenses and we know that publishers will provide them, but what are we actually getting with our perpetual access rights? In this informal group setting, we will discuss the results of our examination of perpetual access clauses from 20 of the Texas A&M University Libraries’ licenses for our major journal packages, including the impact on our electronic resources and serials workflows; the potential impact on the acquisitions and cataloging staff; and how perpetual access affects our current and/or future functions as technical services librarians. We will present a chart comparing the perpetual access rights offered by the 20 publishers and we will then open the discussion to the audience to learn how librarians at other institutions deal with perpetual access.
 
 
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group
Saturday, January 21, 2012
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Dallas Convention Center D172
 
"Technical Services in Evolution: Looking into the Future"
 
 
 
Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group
Monday January 23, 2012
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center D227
 
With constant budget cuts libraries are focusing on digitizing their unique and special collections.  More metadata is now being created in house by staff that formerly only did traditional cataloging.  The panelists will discuss their approaches to transitioning staff away from traditional cataloging and towards metadata.