Assn. for Library Collections & Technical Services

Webinar: November 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. CST
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
The third webinar in the MOOCs series. Libraries have become more proactive about educating users with regard to their rights and responsibilities vis à vis copyright and Kevin Smith will offer insights into the library’s role in settings beyond the traditional classroom model.
Cost: $43 ALCTS Member; $59 Non-Member
Webinar Series: Feb. 26, Mar. 26, May 21, Jun. 4, 2014
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country. Librarians will gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC movement, learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.
Cost for Series: $138 ALCTS member; $189 nonmember
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.
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.
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
This webinar will cover key points to consider, tools, and workflow options in managing electronic resources. Most libraries use multiple tools and approaches to manage e-resources, which brings benefits and challenges. Speakers will provide insights and perspectives on ERM systems, supplemental processes to fill gaps in functionality, and those systems' interoperability with patron-facing interfaces.
RDA define una serie de elementos para mayor identificación de nombres de personas, familias, y entidades corporativas. Este taller, el segundo de una serie de dos, presenta los elementos que se usan en registros específicos para familias, obras, expresiones y nombres de entidades corporativas y/o personas, de acuerdo con las políticas y prácticas de la Library of Congress (LC - Biblioteca del Congreso de EE.UU.)
RDA define una serie de elementos para mayor identificación de nombres de personas, familias, y entidades corporativas. Este taller, el primero de una serie dos, presenta los elementos usados en general para todo registro de autoridad de nombre, de acuerdo con las políticas y prácticas de la Library of Congress (LC - Biblioteca del Congreso de EE.UU.)

Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Broad overview of library acquisitions. Topics include goals and methods of acquiring monographs, financial management, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents and publishers.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Introduction to 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.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries including policies, budget, analysis, selection, management, outreach, and trends. Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models will be covered.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Introduction to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

On-Demand Web Cast: Presented on September 25, 2013
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Mike Eisenberg sets the stage for the 4-part ALCTS MOOCs webinar series by examining the origins of online learning and explaining why MOOCs continue to thoroughly capture the imagination of students, educators, and administrators.
Cost: $43 ALCTS Member; $39 Non-Member
This session provides a brief introduction to and overview of the MARC21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and ANSI/NISO Z39.71. Discussion topics include the importance of standardized holdings for such mission-critical library efforts as Item-Level Inventory Control, InterLibrary Loan (ILL) & Resource Sharing, and OffSite Storage. An ALCTS webcast.
On-Demand Web Cast: Presented on October 9, 2013
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
The second presentation in the ALCTS MOOCs webinar series. Presenter, Steven Bell outlines his views on the role of the librarian as a "solutions provider" to the online learning community. He discusses how librarians can get into the conversation.
Cost: $43 ALCTS Member; $59 Non-Member
Webinar: December 11, 2013
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
The MOOCs webinar series will conclude on December 11, 2013 with a presentation by Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. Are MOOCs here to stay, or are they a flash in the pan? The MOOC movement is still in its infancy. Jonathan will let us know whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.
Cost: $43 ALCTS Member; $59 Non-Member
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.
Columbia and Cornell have worked to build collaborative relationships in the broad area of technical services. The experience has taught valuable lessons about the nature of collaboration—some are hardly surprising or unique, mirroring the experiences of similar ventures such as the University of California's Next Generation Technical Services initiative. The broad scope of 2CUL and its intense focus on just two library systems gives this venture unique challenges and opportunities. An ALCTS webcast
While disaster planning in libraries is well established, very few libraries have plans specific to the challenging environment of high-density storage. Simple activities such as removal and tracking of materials become more complicated by barcoded storage trays on thirty-foot-high shelves. This program will focus on current disaster research ranging from fire protection and recovery to perspectives on recovery from water and fire related disasters. An ALCTS webcast
While RDA is being tested, what are libraries doing to prepare for the adoption of RDA? What impact will implementation have on staff training and systems? How will libraries manage the integration of RDA records with AACR2 records in their catalogs? How will libraries assess the value of the new cataloging code in terms of its ability to meet user needs and contribute to future systems development? This ALCTS e-Forum will provide an opportunity for the community at large to discuss a wide range of issues related to RDA and it overall implications for library operations.
Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe.
This hour-long ALCTS webinar covers basic, general principles of classification and addresses the two main classification systems, Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Includes discussion on strengths and weaknesses of each.
Are you unsure about how (or whether) to apply RDA to rare materials? This webinar will present an overview of RDA provisions related to rare materials, including both bibliographic and authority records, and will explore how well RDA and Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) can be used together to describe rare materials. The webinar will reflect work sponsored by the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section's Bibliographic Standards Committee, including a white paper prepared by the presenters.
This presentation will cover highlights of RDA instructions related to cataloging kits and three-dimensional forms (objects), such as models, toys, artifacts, and naturally occurring objects, in an educational setting. An ALCTS webcast.
This presentation will provide an overview of the cataloging of moving image content using RDA, focusing on areas that differ from AACR2, are challenging to interpret, or are in need of community consensus. Examples include DVD, Blu-ray, streaming video, and video games. An ALCTS Webcast.
This webinar provides a general overview of the changes in RDA, particularly those affecting staff in technical services and those noticeable in the OPAC. No knowledge of current cataloging standards or MARC required!
Join in on a one-hour walk-through of Resource Description and Access (RDA)—the successor to the cataloging rules, AACR2. This ALCTS webinar shows how to catalog a simple book in ten easy steps using all parts of RDA.
Wondering what makes an RDA authority record an improvement on an AACR2 authority record? This hour-long ALCTS webinar explores and explains the differences.
This hour-long ALCTS webinar describes the use of the new MARC fields in RDA authority records and presents best practices for providing that information.
This presentation will outline generic considerations and processes for building and managing a digital preservation workflow. We will focus upon generalized steps institutions can use to acquire, preserve and serve content. The presentation will describe distinct workflow stages in conjunction with sample procedures, policies, tools and services, stressing the dynamic nature of workflows over time, including the use of modular components and ongoing work to enhance automation and cope with issues of scale. An ALCTS Webcast.
This webinar will provide participants with service-oriented strategies for building and growing institutional repository programs. An ALCTS webcast
Hour-long session covers: best practices for selection and use of streaming media; licensing; purchasing and cataloging streaming media; storing and serving content in a locally developed open source system; working with faculty for course use of streaming media; and statistical analysis of the collection. An ALCTS webcast.
Discussion of how to care for the various types of textiles found in family collections including clothing, flags and furniture coverings and framed textiles. The session will cover how to safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of a professional conservator are needed.
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.
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).
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.
Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. This 90-minute ALCTS webinar will give an overview of the collections and challenges now facing those of us building digital libraries, and end with a list of projects that might now be possible because of these collections.
This webinar will cover some of the more complex aspects of using the "H" schedule to create classification numbers, including use of various kinds of tables, special topics, and subdivisions for industries and trades. An ALCTS webcast.
This webinar will cover some of the more complex aspects of using the "P" schedule to create classification numbers, including use of various tables, with a focus on individual literary authors of the 20th and 21st centuries. An ALCTS webcast.
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.