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Fostering collaboration between librarians and instructional designers

CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important.  The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource construction, design, goals, and responsibilities.  In “Librarians and Instructional Designers: Collaboration and Innovation,” published by ALA Ed

A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see and exploit opportunities is what creates new revenue streams, which can help maintain and enhance library services. Offering step-by-step guidance, Edmund A.

The Basics of Federal Grant Writing Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new two-part workshop, The Basics of Federal Grant Writing with Maureen Meyer and Amy Whitlock Jennings.

This two-part event will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific and Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

CHICAGO — Linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums. “Linked Data for Cultural Heritage” published by ALA Editions, gathers a stellar list of contributors to help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in familiar concepts like authority control.

Managing metadata in web-scale discovery systems

CHICAGO — Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material cataloged, the discovery system might need to negotiate different metadata standards, such as AACR, RDA, RAD, FOAF, VRA Core, METS, MODS, RDF, and more.