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Using extensible processing to reduce backlogs

CHICAGO — A 2010 OCLC report found that an Internet-accessible finding aid existed for only 44 percent of archival collections. Undescribed collections are essentially hidden from users, and much of the blame can be assigned to the strain of processing backlogs. Extensible processing offers an alternative, allowing collection managers to first establish a baseline level of access to all holdings, then conduct additional processing based on user demand and ongoing assessment.  Daniel A.

Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new session of the popular workshop, Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach with Andy Burkhardt. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Readers' advisory for genre blends

CHICAGO — Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. “The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends,” published by ALA Editions, gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fan bases of multiple genres.

The Booklist Reader: A new site for librarians and other book lovers

CHICAGO Learn about the hottest books, latest trends and must-read authors from The Booklist Reader, Booklist Publications’ new single home for the popular Booklist Online blogs, Likely StoriesBook Group BuzzBookendsAudiobooker and Shelf Renewal.

What you need to know about grant writing

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Grant Writing with Nancy Kalikow Maxwell. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EDT/1:30 CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Building the digital branch: Designing effective library websites

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of our popular workshop, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites with David Lee King. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Your library needs community partnerships: How to get it done

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of a popular workshop, Your Library Needs Community Partnerships: How to Get it Done with Paul Signorelli. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Cloud computing for librarians: An introduction

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cloud Computing For Librarians: An Introduction with Krista Godfrey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

RDA for music: Classical music audio recordings

CHICAGO — ALA Editions in partnership with the Music Library Association announces an exciting new workshop, RDA for Music: Classical Music Audio Recordings with Damian Iseminger and Casey Mullin. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 3:30 p.m. EDT/2:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

Engaging your community through cultural heritage digital libraries

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries, with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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