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Hosting a Preservation Week® Event: a free webinar from ALCTS

CHICAGO Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose? Who can you find to speak? What if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week website is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

Introverted leadership topic of ALCTS President’s Program in Las Vegas

CHICAGO — Dr. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, an Atlanta-based author, international speaker and executive coach hailed as a “champion for introverts,” is the featured speaker at the President’s Program of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  The President’s Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  

ALA creates institutional repository

CHICAGO – The American Library Association in collaboration with the University of Illinois is creating its own institutional repository (ALAIR).  An institutional repository by definition is a digital repository for collecting, preserving and disseminating the informational, some say intellectual, some research, output of an organization.  The University of Illinois was chosen because of the expertise of its archives and IR staff and that the University currently houses the ALA print archives. 

ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Midwinter Symposium focuses on public access to federally funded research

CHICAGO — “Here There Be Dragons:  Public Access to Federally Funded Research,” a Midwinter Symposium co-presented by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and bepress Digital Commons offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery and preservation of federally funded research.   Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter in Philadelphia.

Experts offer best practices for institutional repositories

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the release of  "The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges,” edited by Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer.

ALCTS publication takes a fresh look at microforms

CHICAGO - “Managing Microforms in the Digital Age,” a new online publication from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) addresses trends in bibliographic control, storage environments, current vendors and resources and microform terminology. Microforms have taken many shapes and sizes over the years and some formats, such as microopaques and microcards, are all but obsolete.

New guide for physics selectors from ALCTS Collection Management Section

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce the arrival of “Sudden Selectors Guide to Physics Resources” by Michael Fosmire. This brand-new title from the ALCTS Collection Management Section (CMS) explains the basics of physics to the nonscientist and lays the groundwork for collecting and using physics materials.

Preservation activities survey released

CHICAGO — "A Survey of Preservation Activities in Cultural Heritage Institutions: FY2012" is a pilot survey coordinated by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  Sixty-two cultural heritage institutions (library, museum, archives or historical society) with preservation activities completed the survey.

Katy DiVittorio named ALCTS Emerging Leader for 2014

Chicago — Katy DiVittorio, serials acquisitions specialist at Auraria Library, Denver, Colo., has been selected as the ALCTS sponsored Emerging Leader for 2013-2014.  The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS

ALCTS president named interim director

CHICAGO — Genevieve Owens, president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), has been named interim director of The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library (WRL).  The WRL Board of Trustees has appointed Owens to serve as the library’s interim director effective Jan. 1, 2014. Currently the library assistant director, she will assume her new role with the retirement of current Director Dr. John A. Moorman, an ALA Executive Board member.

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