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ALCTS awards Transforming Collections micro grants

CHICAGO — Transforming Collections micro grants have been awarded to two projects: preserving digitally published open access works and digitizing a foundation collection in health sciences. The micro grants of $1,500 each were given to the University of Maryland Baltimore County library and the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

Did you participate in Preservation Week? Take our survey

CHICAGO — The third Preservation Week took place April 22-28, 2012.  Preservation Week, sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and its Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS), is an opportunity to connect the care of collections and family treasures with your communities.  Over the last two years, hundreds of events providing preservation education to the public have taken place in public, academic and school libraries, state agencies, archives, museums and historical societies.

Preservation Administrators Interest Group hosts IMLS Preservation Fellows

CHICAGO — The Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) hosts a program on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Fellowships in Preservation Administration from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 23 in the Hyatt's Terrace Room. 

ALCTS presents RDA at Annual

CHICAGO—RDA (Resource Description and Access), the new cataloging standard, will be implemented in the U.S. national libraries in March 2013. There has been much written and discussed about RDA and the implementation by libraries across the U.S. and internationally.

Genevieve Owens voted ALCTS president-elect

CHICAGO — Genevieve Owens, assistant director of the Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library, is the newly elected president-elect of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Owens will become president-elect at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim and serve as president 2013-2014.

ALCTS presents two outstanding virtual preconferences in June

CHICAGO — Two virtual preconferences presented by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services take place in June prior to the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim,Calif.

Mary Beth Weber appointed new LRTS editor

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Mary Beth Weber as the new editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS).  Ms. Weber’s term will begin July 1, 2012 as editor designate working with the current editor Peggy Johnson through the end of December and continue through December, 2016.  

RDA and authority work subject of ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — “A Change in Authority: Authority Work in the RDA Environment” is the topic for the upcoming preconference sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) at this year’s ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  The preconference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012.  Registration is required and a separate registration fee applies.

Library Resources & Technical Services journal now available in print and online

CHICAGO — ALCTS has launched eLRTS (alcts.metapress.com), the new website and electronic archive for Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

Celebrate Preservation Week @ PLA Conference

CHICAGO – Come celebrate Preservation Week at the PLA Conference in Philadelphia.  Join us at booth #2144 to find out more about how you can participate in the 2012 Preservation Week, April 22-28.  Preservation Week is pleased to have Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author as its first national spokesperson.  Look for more information on Mr. Berry’s participation, including public service announcements on the Preservation Week website.
 

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