Assn. for Library Collections & Technical Services

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
FRBR first appeared twelve years ago, and although many of its basic concepts are well known, how many of your staff have read and understand the complete text? Do you know that, for example, chapter six explains how to talk about FRBR with library administrators and public service librarians? This presentation describes our active training methods for FRBR.
In this session, LC's Associate Librarian for Library Services, Deanna Marcum and its Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Beacher Wiggins share their thoughts on LC's decision regarding RDA. Marcum gives her reactions to reviewing and accepting the recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee. Wiggins, a Coordinating Committee co-chair, describes the test, findings, and analyses that led to the recommendation to implement RDA not sooner than January 2013.
Webinar Series:
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.
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.
The second session of this three-part Library Preservation Today series will provide an introduction to the structure and materials that make up books and scrapbooks, their safe storage and handling, and the implications for preservation and conservation. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches will be discussed.
This e-forum will explore a number of possible career paths for catalogers and metadata creators.
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.
Libraries continue to be built and renovated due to the continuous changes in IT, changes in the expectations of their users, and in response to the importance of the library as place. Explores these three influences and the impact of these changes on space and the design of the modern library using examples and images.

An ALCTS webcast

This one-hour session addresses the increasing demand of scholars and researchers for access to the underlying data that supports the conclusions in published materials. In response, publishers provide datasets either as stand-alone products or attached to publications. Many questions about how the information community will deal with these resources are unanswered. Traditional bibliographic, discovery, citation, and preservation tools are not well-equipped to address these new content types. An ALCTS webcast