This hour-long session gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisition, why and how to implement, and benefits to the library and the campus community. Will also give an understanding of the implications for the library collection. An ALCTS webinar--one of two parts.
In-depth discussion of concerns and questions about the implications of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) on the scholarly communication supply chain. Hour-long ALCTS webinar.
The first webcast in a series on standards in the library environment addressing why standards are important to libraries in areas other than the traditional technical services areas.
Libraries face opposing pressures of reduced budgets, patron demand for new content, and increasing costs. This webinar presents a method to collect and analyze cost and use data to evaluate your journal collection (including how to analyze that Big Deal). The presenters will discuss a variety of alternatives to subscriptions to enable patron access to needed content. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively communicate journal access changes with faculty.
An ALCTS webcast
Navigating the world of eBooks has been a difficult but rewarding journey for the North East Independent School District. There are many eBook vendors looking to provide content to school libraries, but how do you know which one is best for you? This course will focus on implementing an eBook collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff. With a foundation in understanding eBooks as resources, participants will learn how to incorporate these resources into lessons and units of study.
This six-week online course introduces key concepts in collection assessment including: the definition of collection assessment, techniques and tools, assessment of print and electronic collections, and project design and management.
This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. The course was developed by Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota.
This webinar will focus on the successful implementation of the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) approach to archival processing, how MPLP can leverage technical services resources to achieve better outcomes, and will also suggest how MPLP can be adapted as an approach to digitization and to cataloging. An ALCTS webcast.
On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.
Public libraries have always been in a unique position to help local writers connect with readers in their communities. The advent of self-publishing platforms presents libraries with a new resource to enhance that connection and reinforce their place at the center of community cultural life. Last year Los Gatos (Calif.) Library began a partnership with e-book self-publishing company Smashwords to offer a three-part series of e-book self-publishing seminars. This partnership has grown to include a co-branded publishing portal managed by Smashwords.
Learn how to become more comfortable providing readers' advisory (RA) services. Through practice sessions, learn how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal, and experiment with methods to offer RA services. Readers' Advisory 101 is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills. The topics covered are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.
Elizabeth Brown, author of the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources, talks about her new book and highlights her unique perspective as a selector for chemistry content of all kinds. The webinar will cover the steps involved in creating a volume in the popular Sudden Selector's Guide Series and Brown's experience with gathering the resources and advice for new selectors in chemistry. A similar session about the Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources was held on August 15, 2012.
You want your users to have more confidence, be more independent, and be able to find the right book. By rearranging your children's collections you will be able to accomplish this and more. We can show you where to start, point out possible potholes and give you a map to the future. Join the library team from the Ethical Culture School which 2 years ago began to look at alternatives to Dewey and chose to implement the Metis Classification System to great success increaseing both circulation and patron satisfaction.
This session covers key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation and equips participants with planning strategies for developing a digital preservation plan/program.
FREE TO ALSC MEMBERS. You may not have been able to read almost everything published in 2012—but this group did! Join members of the 2013 Notable Children’s Book Committee for this special webinar where they will book talk through part of this year’s Notables list. Covering twenty books in ninety minutes, you will discover new titles and gather information to help frame your own book discussions. Original Notable discussions took place at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, but now you can relive those moments through this one-time webinar taking place free to ALSC members.
Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling, and presubmitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content. The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz), and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).
For almost 75 years, the Caldecott Medal has been a sign of superior artistry and creativity in children’s picture books, given to only one book every year. With so many children’s picture books published each year, how is the Caldecott Medal winning book selected? What makes picture book illustration distinguished, and how has that definition changed over time? Learn about the history of the award, how the award has transformed books over time, and how to look critically at picture book art.
Hour-long ALCTS webinar that reviews observations on the declining relevance of the traditional integrated library system and suggestions for how it might evolve to survive in a changing world.
This hour-long webinar introduces considerations for the long-term storage of digital content selected for preservation. The session addresses issues related to the development of storage management policies, including file formats for deposit and preservation, the preservation of multiple copies, the locations of those copies, the characteristics of those locations, and the means for meeting long‐term storage requirements.
Drawing on lessons learned from hosting a digital initiative (i.e., institutional repository) in access services, this presentation will offer suggestions for how managers can do more with less and still take on new projects. The presentation will also touch on assessment of legacy practices, cross-department collaboration, and the value of offering staff opportunities for learning new skills. An ALCTS webcast.
The Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources details the most important sources of biology and life science information. Author Flora Shrode will discuss the process of gathering all of these sources for the book and will give advice on being a new selector in an unfamiliar subject area. A similar session about the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources was held on August 22, 2012.