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Shared print monographs preconference from ALCTS this Annual

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m.

Smithsonian Libraries host Preservation Matters!

CHICAGO - The Smithsonian Libraries will host the program Preservation Matters! beginning at noon on April 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, D.C. This event is part of the Preservation Week celebration April 21-27 and features Steve Berry, national spokesperson for Preservation Week.

ALCTS Microgrants available

CHICAGO - The Transforming Collections Task Force of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks proposals for its 2013 Microgrant Program. All ALCTS members in good standing are eligible to submit a proposal. The grants are designed to support and encourage innovative practices, emerging technologies and innovation in collections. The microgrants are intended for small projects or research initiatives in support of transforming collections.

Angela Carreño receives the Coutts Innovation Award

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Collection Management Section (CMS) announces that the recipient of the 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management is Angela Carreño, head of collection development at New York University (NYU).

RDA: Back to the Basics, an ALCTS preconference at Annual in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “RDA: Back to the Basics.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m.

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: an ALCTS preconference in Chicago

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): Crowdsourcing for Best Practices.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., introduces attendees to best practices in TERMS.   Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website. The cost for each:  $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for retired members and students; $319 for non-members.  Select event ALC4.

Glennan named ALA JSC representative

CHICAGO — Kathy Glennan, head of metadata creation and enhancement and music cataloger at the University of Maryland, has been named the new ALA representative to the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (Resource Description and Access).

Register now for upcoming ALCTS Web courses

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions.  Space is still available in the sessions so register now before they sell out!

RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web: An ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO - On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web.” This all-day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., introduces attendees to RDF and ontology modeling Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website. The cost for each:  $219 for ALCTS members; $269 for ALA members; $99 for retired members and students; $319 for non-members.  Select event ALC2.

New tools to help libraries celebrate Preservation Week 2013

CHICAGO — Events celebrating the fourth annual Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013) will be held across the country at academic, public and special libraries. Activities will include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, as well as three free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars.

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