Register now for ALCTS June virtual preconferences

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/27/2014

Contact:

Charles Wilt
Executive Director
ALCTS
cwilt@ala.org

CHICAGO — Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open for each, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Library Preservation Today!
An ALCTS virtual preconference

This  three-day (June 16 - 18) virtual preconference introduces the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies.  At the end of this preconference, participants will value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1
Introduction to Library Preservation
Monday, June 16,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany

Session 2
Environmental Monitoring and Control
Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3
Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
Wednesday, June 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in Private Practice
 

Creating Successful Scholarly Communication with an Institutional Repository: Just Say Yes
An ALCTS Virtual Preconference

This three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference is designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.

Sessions 1 and 2 describe how Oregon State University Libraries has successfully integrated its institutional repository into faculty research and scholarship activities and uses SHERPA/RoMEO to successfully engage with faculty. 

Session 3 teaches participants how a simple journal host at the University of South Florida Tampa Library evolved into a full-fledged publishing repository for books, textbooks, conferences, datasets and open-access journals. 

Session 1
Just Say Yes: the Opportunistic Institutional Repository
Tuesday, June 10,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University

Session 2
Creating Scholar Commons: A Case Study in Publishing Repository Success
Wednesday, June 11,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Rebel Cummings-Sauls, USF Tampa Library and Ann Taylor, bepress

Session 3
Engaging Faculty in Your Scholarly Communication Program: SHERPA/RoMEO and Web of Science to the Rescue
Thursday, June 12,  1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University and Deanne Bruner, Oregon State University

 

Registration Fees for Each ALCTS Virtual Preconference

ALCTS Virtual Preconference Registration Fees:  (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

All webinars are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

How to Register
To register for one or both of these virtual preconferences, complete the online registration form.

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.