Cataloging, Classification & RDA

This presentation approaches the topic of web accessibility as a way to maximize usability. In addition, it will make the argument that accessibility helps promote universal access for all users.
What jumped out at you or sparked your interest at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting? Share an idea from a presentation, a tool or technique you want to try, or a useful piece of information that changed your life. if applicable, please share what you are going to do next or how you're going to apply what you learned.
Here we will discuss ALA’s organizational structure and decision making process. It is important to have a basic grounding as to who is responsible for what, how decisions are made and how you as a member, member leader or as an interested party can provide valuable input in the development and direction of the organization.
Overview of RDA provisions related to archival collections, including both bibliographic and authority records. Explores the possible connections between RDA and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and their potential application as supplementary standards.
How important is cataloging and classification research to your everyday technical services decision-making? Do you find the library literature useful in informing your policies and procedures? Are you producing statistical studies that might help others in the field? Every once in a while it is useful to step back and reassess the direction of our profession and its literature. Bring your ideas and share your thoughts and questions with us on future directions for cataloging research.
Here we will discuss ALA’s budget cycle and process. Specifically, this webcast will cover how the budget is developed, the extensive amount of involvement by the stakeholders, the decision making process along the way, the timeline necessary to complete the process and an illustration of how each units goals/mission fits into the overall strategic plan of the Association.

The cataloging of continuing resources has weathered the change to RDA but unresolved issues remain and new issues have surfaced. This presentation will explore continuing resources cataloging from the perspectives of ISSN, RDA, and FRBR; introduce an alternative model, PRESSoo; highlight questions raised by BIBFRAME; and examine RDF output from the ISSN records in the ISSN International Centre’s ROAD database.

Cataloging Icky Things, or, If You Can Catalog a Book, You Can Catalog Anything! Online session (webcast) that guides participants through creating catalog records for library items that aren't books.
Latino communities continue to grow and we continue to puzzle over how to get this significant segment of our communities into the library. This webinar will introduce practical and simple techniques that libraries of all sizes can use to begin the process of making Latinos feel welcome and comfortable in the library. Participants will learn how to work with and challenge the language and cultural barriers that keep Latinos from using the library.
Knowing that recidivism is a chronic and persistent problem among youth who have been incarcerated our presentation will take a fresh and exciting look at methods and ideas that will help support the youth offender both inside the detention and upon the youth's release from the detention center.

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