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ALCTS seeking 2014 continuing resources awards candidates

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 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.

Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule

CHICAGO — Add ALCTS continuing education to your fall schedule this year.  ALCTS is the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.  From MOOC's to e-resource workflows to "Fundamentals," there is a webinar or Web course waiting for you.  And don't forget about our e-Forums: free online discussions offered once a month.

ALCTS technical services fundamentals Web courses return for 2013–14 academic year

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the 2013-14 sessions of the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions. Each session is limited to 20 students, and sessions fill up quickly. ALCTS Web courses offer great value at only $109 for ALCTS members and $139 for nonmembers.

MOOCs, metadata tools and more on ALCTS fall webinar schedule

CHICAGO — Register now  for exciting webinars offered this fall by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). From MOOCs to metadata, patron-driven acquisitions to assessment for cataloging, each session is taught by topic experts and is an excellent value. Individual registration fees are $43 for ALCTS members and $59 for nonmembers.  Find complete pricing and registration details on each session’s webpage.

ALCTS Board endorses Digitization Capture Recommendations

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations.”   A Task Force of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Preservation Standards and Practices Committee was commissioned to develop minimum standards for the digital capture or reformatting of documents for preservation purposes.

Erin McKean at ALCTS President’s Program in Chicago

CHICAGO — Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik.com and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, 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. on Monday, July 1, at McCormick Place, S-105, during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.

Mary Page chosen ALCTS president-elect

CHICAGO – Mary Page, associate director for collections and technical services at the University of Central Florida is the newly elected president-elect of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).  Page’s term begins at the end of the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago.

ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

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.

Shared Collection Development: Collaborative Models for Digital Collections

An ALCTS virtual preconference

Celebrate Preservation Week next week

CHICAGO — Celebrate Preservation Week April 21-27.  Get involved.  Find a library with an event.  Check out the toolkit.  Like us on Facebook.  Ask a question on “Dear Donia”.  

Resources for military families from Preservation Week 2013

CHICAGO - For Preservation Week 2013, ALA has created a new section on the Preservation @your Library website focusing on issues that military personnel, their families and their friends encounter when they want to save, document or record their family's military experience.

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