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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.

Preservation Week webinars and more coming your way this spring

CHICAGO — Preservation Week, a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will be held April 21–27, 2013. During that week free webinars will offered on family photos, digital archiving and making good decisions on preservation supplies.  The webinars will be given April 23-25 at 1 p.m. CDT and will last about one hour.  Registration is required.  Learn more at ALCTS Events.

Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference

CHICAGO  — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From RDA to shared print monographs to the semantic Web to crowdsourcing ERM, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, for these events.  Register through the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website.

Schreur article wins Swanson Best of LRTS Award

CHICAGO — Philip Evan Schreur, head of the metadata department at Stanford University, has been awarded the 2013 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, "The Academy Unbound: Linked Data as Revolution," published in Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), volume 55, number 4, October 2012, pages 227-237.

Ulrich’s Award to Beverley Geer

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Beverley Geer as the 2013 recipient of the Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award. This award for distinguished contributions to serials is presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS and consists of a citation and $1,500 donated by ProQuest through its Serials Solutions business unit.  Ms. Geer will be presented her award at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony, Sunday, June 30, during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Tillett/Murray article wins ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award recipients for 2013 are Ronald Murray and Barbara Tillett for their article “Cataloging Theory in Search of Graph Theory and other Ivory Towers” published in Information Technology and Libraries, vol. 309, no. 4 (December 2011), p. 170-184.

Judy Kuhagen Mann Citation recipient

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Judith A. Kuhagen is the recipient of the 2013 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, June 30, 2013.

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