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ALCTS surveys digital preservation in libraries

CHICAGO — In today’s information landscape, there are fewer topics that more urgently demand expansive discourse than digital preservation, which touches on everything from technology to copyright.

2019 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, the Fundamentals Web Courses are presented as a series of related online courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas and are held multiple times throughout 2019.

An ALCTS guide to streaming video acquisitions

CHICAGO — Streaming video at academic libraries is here to stay. In fact, a recent study shows about two-thirds of students use video as part of their academic study and three-quarters use it to supplement their reading. But as many libraries already know, video licensing can break your budget. Serving the needs of both students and faculty requires a balanced, strategic approach.

ALCTS 2019 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15.

ALCTS seeking Cataloging and Metadata Management Awards nominations for 2019

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of cataloging, classification, and metadata management. The awards are presented by the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of ALCTS. One award honors an individual who shows promise in the field of metadata, while the other recognizes an individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service. 

ALCTS 2019 Publication Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library collections and technical services.

If you are interested in nominating a publication for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

Search begins for ALCTS 2019 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. These two awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in acquisitions, and for outstanding promise in technical services.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

ALCTS 2019 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO —Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents three Preservation Awards, through its Preservation and Reformatting Section, to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in preservation or to support a new preservation staff member’s participation in preservation activities at the ALA Annual Conference. 

ALCTS seeking 2019 Innovation Awards nominations

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and/or groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in collaboration and innovation. 

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for either of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation 

ALCTS seeking Continuing Resources Awards nominations for 2019

CHICAGO—Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS. One award honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials, while the other recognizes an individual whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service.