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Demystify your video cataloging with an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Video Demystified: Cataloging with Best Practices Guides.” This all-day preconference — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. — will provide an overview of cataloging video recordings using Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21 and the newly issued Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) best practices cataloging guides for DVD/Blu-ray discs and streaming media.

ALCTS preconference on managing digital and streaming media in academic libraries

CHICAGO — “Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Sarah Lewis to be ALA President’s Program Speaker at 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Art historian, critic, writer and “cultural powerhouse” Sarah Lewis is the featured speaker for ALA President Courtney Young’s President’s Program 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Lewis celebrates creativity, focusing on how it can lead us through fear and failure to ultimate success. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward and our failures that become the process?

Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: an ALCTS preconference in San Francisco

CHICAGO — On Thursday, June 25, at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Coding for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XML, XSLT, XQuery, and PyMarc for Library Data.”  This all day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides concrete examples and hands-on exercises for practical applications of coding with library data.   Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

ALCTS announces preconference on Real World Linked Data

CHICAGO — "Beyond the Looking Glass: Real World Linked Data. What Does It Take to Make It Work?," an Annual Conference preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores ontology design and data modeling in the real world.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

ALCTS Preconference focuses on cataloging special formats for the child in all of us using RDA and MARC21

CHICAGO — “Cataloging Special Formats for the Child in All of Us Using RDA and MARC21,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will  provide practical information on the descriptive cataloging of a variety of children's materials.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ALCTS offers five exciting Preconferences at Annual in San Francisco

CHICAGO — Five 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 Real World Linked Data to Cataloging for Kids, there is a preconference that meets your need.  Join your colleagues on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for these events.  Register through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

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ALCTS virtual preconference coming in June

CHICAGO — A virtual preconference coming in June will bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) virtual preconference is sure to guarantee a great experience.  Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.



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An ALCTS virtual preconference

Vote for the talks you want to hear at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2015 to determine which 36 talks in two formats will be added to this year’s ALA Annual Conference program. A total of 127 submissions were received.

“Conversation Starter” talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart conversations and highlight emerging topics and trends. Vote now for your favorite Conversation Starters.  

Joshua Davis among featured speakers at United for Libraries President’s Program

CHICAGO — Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts” (now a major motion picture), will be a featured speaker at the United for Libraries President’s Program, “From Cover to Screen - Books to Movies,” at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Monday, June 29, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Join United for Libraries President Christine Lind Hage for this program, which will also feature Rick Jacobs, producer of “Spare Parts,” and esteemed film critic David Thomson, author of “How to Watch a Movie” (Random House, November 2015).

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