Vol. 17, No. 4 / August 2006

Mary Beth Weber, Editor

Letters from ALCTS

From the Editor

For most people, the terms "RDA" and "sushi" refer to food in some way. For ALCTS members, those terms represent standards that enable them to work more effectively. | MORE

From the President

There has never been as much upheaval in the nature of libraries and librarianship as is present today. If you share this concern, you have come to the right place. Although none of us are truly clairvoyant, one of the reasons that ALCTS exists is to help steer our profession in new and forward-thinking directions. | MORE

From the Office

In my June column, I discussed volunteering for ALCTS committees: the perils, pitfalls, rewards, and sense of accomplishment. In this column, I want to discuss opportunities that you can make for yourself (with a little help from your friends): discussion groups and interest groups. | MORE

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News & Features

JCDL Report

Blogs & Wikis & You

Remembering Ross Atkinson; Frederick Kilgour

Access Level Cataloging of Serials: Final Report Available

Results from the Digitization Policy Workshop

35th Anniversary of the CIP Program Report

ALL of the NEWS
Postconference Coverage

Board Key Actions

Council Summary

ALCTS Strategic Plan

ALCTS Reports
Committees * Discussion & Interest Groups * Liaisons & Representatives * Preconferences & Programs

Evolving Technologies Task Force Report

Award Recipients Honored

Grant Winners Report on New Orleans Adventures

RDA Update

ALL Conference News
Looking Ahead
August 28-Sept. 22| Fundamentals of Acquisitions Web Course
Online Course
12-13| Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design
Atlanta, Georgia
19-20| Metadata Standards and Applications
Atlanta, Georgia
11-15| Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
Dallas, TX
Oct. 16-Nov. 10| Fundamentals of Acquisitions Web Course
Online Course
23-25| Internet Librarian
Monterey, California
26-29| OLAC Biennial Conference
Mesa, Arizona
ALL Dates