Event Preview: Annual 2010

ALCTS Preconferences, Forums, and Programs in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about these events and registration information, see the ALA Annual Conference Web site. In addition, the Annual Conference wiki is also available. Consult it for events, registration, and other information related to attending the conference.


Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources: From Parchment to Pixels, Paper to Digital

Thursday, June 24 (8:30 am–5 pm) and Friday, June 25, 2010 (8 am–12 noon), Washington Convention Center, 146C (Registration required)

This two-day workshop is intended primarily for the novice, but includes advanced topics of interest to experienced catalogers. Day one will cover map basics and focus on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description. The first session will focus on print maps; day two will cover digital cartographic resources. Principles covered on day one will be applied to digital items and expanded upon on day two.


  • Susan Moore, Catalog Librarian/Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa
  • Paige Andrew, Maps Cataloging Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
  • Mary Larsgaard, Librarian Emeritus (Formerly, Head Map Library), University of California - Santa Barbara

This program is co-sponsored by OLAC and MAGERT. Contact Carolyn J. Kadri, Chair, CCS/MAGERT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group for more information.

Linked Data: Making Library Data Converse with the World

Friday June 25, 8:30 am–5 pm, Washington Convention Center, 146A/B (SOLD OUT)

Semantic Web experts say that library metadata must be transformed into Linked Data so it can function in the broader web environment. Presenters will describe the principles of Linked Data and relate them to library-centered linked data projects. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises to create linked data.


  • Jennifer Bowen, Assistant Dean for Information Management Services, University of Rochester—River Campus Libraries
  • Karen Coyle, Digital Libraries Consultant, Karen Coyle Consulting
  • Corey Harper, Metadata Service Librarian, New York University
  • Diane Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse
  • Eric Miller, President, Zepheira, LLC
  • Jon Phipps, Consultant, Metadata Management Associates
  • Ross Singer, Interoperability & Open Standards Champion, Talis
  • Ed Summers, Information Technology Specialist, Library of Congress

This program is co-sponsored by ALCTS Metadata Interest Group. Contact Brad Eden, Chair, ALCTS Metadata Interest Group for more information.

Taming the Licensing Tiger: New Formats, New Standards, New Challenges

Friday June 25, 8:30 am–5 pm, Washington Convention Center, 146A/B (Registration required)

The rise in popularity of e-books and streaming media results in acquisitions and collection development librarians needing to examine the impact of new licensing models on their collections and workflows. This workshop for license managers with some experience will cover new formats, emerging standards (DLF-ERMi, SERU, ONIX-PL) and their impact on policies and procedures; staffing and workflow; and negotiations—both local and consortial.

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section Research and Statistics Committee. Contact Scott Perry, Chair, AS ALCTS Research and Statistics Committee for more information. ALCTS thanks Elsevier for sponsoring this preconference.

XSLT for Digital Libraries

Friday June 25, 8:30 am–5 pm, Note: This program will be held off-site. (SOLD OUT)

This session will prepare catalogers and metadata professionals to employ XSLT as a means of transforming catalog and metadata records into a variety of formats in their digital library projects. Participants will learn how to manipulate metadata in digital library projects using XSLT in a hands-on setting.


  • Christine Ruotolo, Digital Services Manager, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Virginia
  • Patrick Yott, Digital Library Manager, Northeastern University
  • Kevin Clair, Metadata Librarian, Pennsylvania State University, will serve as a moderator.

RDA 101

Friday June 25, 8:30 am–5 pm, Washington Convention Center, 144A-C (SOLD OUT)

Practical implications of the new rules will be the focus as participants are guided through the cataloging of various formats using RDA. The workshop will include an overview of the new rules and MARC21 coding in RDA. This workshop is geared for practitioners who will need to know how to catalog library materials applying the new rules.


  • Robert Ellett, Catalog Librarian, Joint Forces Staff College
  • John Espley, Principal Librarian, VTLS, Inc
  • Shawne Miksa, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
  • Barbara Tillett, Chief, Policy & Standards Division, Library of Congress

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section and co-sponsored by LITA. ALCTS thanks OCLC for sponsoring this preconference.

International Relations Round Table Preconference “Web 2.0 and Mobile Technology – Building Global Connections”

Friday June 25, 9 am–12:30 pm, Renaissance Washington - Congressional Hall A (Registration required)

Join librarians around the world to explore how libraries employ Web 2.0, social networking, and mobile technologies to enhance their services, expose their resources, expand their outreach, and enrich the life of diverse customers in the digital environment.

This year, a diverse group of speakers will showcase innovative approaches to employing new technologies within their services and products.


  • Brandon Badger, Product Manager, Google Books, will discuss Google’s efforts in digitizing print materials to create digital books that are searchable, social, and mobile.
  • Christopher Carlson, Supervisor, Web Services Division, Library of Congress, will discuss LC’s web, mobile, and social networking strategies.
  • Carrie Gits, Assistant Director of Reference, Nova Southeastern University, will share her library’s experiences in developing a simple mobile-friendly library web portal.
  • Milena Dobreva, Senior Researcher, Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde, will discuss a usability study aiming at enhancing the digital library site, Europeana, with Web 2.0 and other features.
  • Tao Yang, East Asian Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries, will describe how the web site FOREASt (Free Open Resources for East Asian Studies) utilizes blogs, Google Apps, social bookmarking, tag cloud, and twitter to promote open access in the context of international and area studies.

An additional component of the preconference will be an overview of ALA’s new 2015 International Strategic Plan by Beverly Lynch, Chair, ALA International Relations Committee.

This program is sponsored by the International Relations Round Table Preconference Committee. Contact Win Shih for more information.

Forums and Programs

Friday, June 25


7:30–9 pm, Washington Convention Center, 146C

Note: The ALCTS New Members Interest Group meeting on Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am-12 pm, is cancelled and replaced by this event.

Plan on attending ALCTS 101, an event hosted by the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG), in conjunction with the Membership and Leadership Development Committees, at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

The following ALCTS section members will talk briefly about their section and how you can become involved:

  • Cynthia Whitacre, ALCTS President-Elect
  • Marlene Harris, Council of Regional Groups (CRG)
  • Karen Darling, Acquisitions Section (AS)
  • Lynda Wright, Continuing Resources Section (CRS)
  • Gina Minks, Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)
  • Reeta Sinha, Collection Management and Development Section (CMDS)
  • Amy Jackson, ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG)

The program will also include small group networking opportunities with the speakers listed above, ALCTS interest group representatives, and other ALCTS leaders.

Event highlights:

  • Prizes: New ALCTS members (five years or less) will be eligible to win a free ALCTS membership renewal.
  • Networking: Meet ALCTS members and section leaders

Join us for an informal happy hour after this meeting. Details will be announced at the meeting.

For more information contact Amy Jackson, or Keisha Manning, Co-Chairs, New Members Interest Group or Deborah Ryszka, Chair, ALCTS Membership Committee.

Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) Forum

3:30–5:15 pm, Hilton Washington, Lincoln

The theme of the forum is cooperative cataloging. Qiang Jin, Chair, CCS, will serve as moderator.


  • Magda El-Sherbini, Head, Cataloging Department, Ohio State University Libraries, will discuss models of collaboration that build on the PCC idea that promote local and regional solutions.
  • Glenn Patton, Director, WorldCat Quality Management Division, OCLC, will review the OCLC Expert Community Experiment which took place during 2009 and discuss activities that have taken place following the conclusion of the experiment.
  • Roxanne Sellberg, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Resource Management, Northwestern University, will discuss the future of cooperative cataloging.

Saturday, June 26

ALCTS Membership: What's in It for Me?

10:30–12 noon, Washington Convention Center, 201

Get to know ALCTS. Talk with colleagues about common interests and themes. Discussion topics are: tips for navigating ALCTS, ideas for future directions for ALCTS, and advice on facilitating professional mentor/mentee relationships. Speakers and discussion leaders will address these topics and provide ample time for discussion. New members and those interested in finding out more about the opportunities that ALCTS provides are especially encouraged to attend.


  • Peggy Johnson, Associate University Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Bonnie MacEwan, Dean, Library, Auburn University
  • Heather Moulaison, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Contact Melinda Reagor, Chair, for more information.

Continuing Resources Section Holdings Information Forum: Next Generation OPACs: Making the Most of Local Holdings Data

4–5:30 pm, JW Marriott Hotel, Grand BR IV

Presents new programs designed to make local holdings easily accessible and understandable on the next generation OPAC platform. Learn about OCLC’s WorldCat Local with choices of content solutions within local library, shared catalog, consortia, and more. Discover next generation OPAC such as Primo and Primo-Central and their mechanisms that guide users to items of interest and bring "discovery" closer to "delivery". Come explore Google’s OPAC's efforts making local holdings visible on Google Scholar’s platform. Contact Julie Su for more information.


  • Matt Goldner, OCLC, will discuss local holdings records in OCLC WorldCat Local
  • Abhi Jain, Google Inc. will discuss local holdings in Google Scholar
  • Oren Beit-Arie, ExLibris will discuss local holdings data in the next generation discovery tool

Converging Metadata Standards in Cultural Institutions: Apples & Oranges

8–10 am, Washington Convention Center, Ballroom B

As more digital library initiatives become collaborative and inclusive of content curated outside libraries, they are faced with the challenge of integrating their own traditional metadata creation practices with those from outside of the profession. Attendees will learn about digitization projects incorporating archival and museum content, and how those standards have been successfully applied alongside and crosswalked with library metadata.


  • Joyce Chapman, Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University
  • Ching-hsien Wang, Manager, Library and Archives Support Branch Organization, Smithsonian Institution
  • Danielle Plumer, Coordinator, Texas Heritage Online, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and co-sponsored by ALA-SAA-AAM Combined Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM).

Cooperative Collection Development: We Really Mean It This Time

4–5:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, 146C

In the face of declining budgets, cooperative collection development has become vital to our survival. Many libraries have implemented "radical" collaborative approaches to building collections, facilitating resource sharing, and developing shared collections policies and procedures. Libraries are redefining themselves as multi-institutional entities, rather than stand-alone organizations. This program will focus on the innovative ways libraries are conducting successful cooperative collection development programs and will outline potential future(s) for collaborative collections work.


  • Ivy Anderson, Collection Development and Management Director, California Digital Library
  • Kathy Tezla, Head of Collection Development, Carleton College
  • Mary Jean Jakubowski, Chief Operating Officer, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
  • Christine Dulaney, Head, Knowledge Assets Management Group, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, will serve as moderator.

This program is sponsored by CMDS and co-sponsored by RUSA CODES.

ISSN Forum

The U.S. ISSN Center invites all serials publishers, vendors, and other members of the ISSN user community to an ISSN Forum on Saturday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Madison Hotel, Constitution Room.


  • Linda Geisler, Head, ISSN Publisher Liaison Section (ISSNPL), will provide a basic overview of how to request an ISSN, including recommended procedures to follow.
  • Regina Romano Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, will give a presentation on the Linking ISSN, provide information about the U.S. ISSN Center’s test of new international guidelines for assigning ISSN
  • to integrating resources, and seek input about a proposed change in the ISSN Networks policy for assigning ISSN to reproductions.
  • Karl Debus-Lopez, Chief of the U.S. and Publisher Liaison Division and Vice Chair of the ISSN Governing Board, will introduce the session.

Time will be provided for discussion and questions, including time for individual consultations after the session ends.

Multiple Formats and Copies in a Digital Age: Acceptance, Tolerance, Elimination

1:30–3:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, 147B

Some libraries embrace all copies and formats, others tolerate them, and still others remove all formats/copies but one. In a digital age, how do we embrace removing items from our collections that have been replaced by other formats? How do we create buy in for these projects? Come listen to best practices about the ways in which libraries have and are addressing issues surrounding eliminating multiple formats and copies.


  • Roy Ziegler, Associate Director of Collections, Florida State University
  • Robert Kieft, College Librarian, Occidental College
  • Doug Way, Head of Collection Development, Grand Valley State University

This program is sponsored by the CMDS Administration of Collection Development Committee and co-sponsored by the RUSA CODES/STARS Cooperative Collection Development Committee. Contact Mildred Jackson, Chair, CMDS Administration of Collection Development Committee, for more information.

Preservation Forensics and Document Optical Archaeology at the Library of Congress

1:30–5:30 pm, Note: This program will take place off-site at the Library of Congress

(Registration required. Attendance is limited to the first 200 participants to RSVP by email to ALAPRTD@loc.gov)

The Library of Congress Preservation Research and Testing Division has methods of accessing information from documents invisible to the unaided eye, revealing hidden writing on manuscripts, degradation mechanisms in film and CDs, and unheard sound on damaged recordings, recovering lost information. Linking these techniques increases access through creation of a “digital cultural object”. “Scripto-spatial imaging” is a GIS system for documents and manuscripts. A tour of the Preservation Lab will follow the program.


  • Eric F. Hansen, Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
  • Fenella G. France, Research Program Liaison and Research Chemist, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
  • Lynn Brostoff, Research Chemist, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress

This program is sponsored by PARS and the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress.

Publishing, Not Perishing: Writing for Publication

1:30–3:30 pm, Grand Hyatt Washington, Constitution B

Most tenure-track librarians are expected to publish articles in professional journals, and yet, librarians rarely receive any formal training for writing manuscripts for publication, either in graduate school or on-the-job. For librarians, the challenges of writing for publication can be daunting, and the opportunities can be limited. Join our panel of two journal editors who will discuss the-good-and-the-bad about writing for publication, submitting manuscripts, and the peer-review process.


  • Peggy Johnson, Associate University Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Editor of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS)
  • Diane Zabel, Louis and Virginia Benzak Business Librarian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, and the Editor of Reference & User Services Quarterly.

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Publications Committee and is co-sponsored by the ACRL College Libraries Section, the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee, the LLAMA Publishing and Editorial Advisory Committee, and RUSA Publications and Communications Committee. Contact Sion Romaine, Chair, ALCTS Publications Committee for more information.

Sunday, June 27

Cataloging and Beyond: The Year of Cataloging Research

8–10am, Washington Convention Center, 147A

Come hear the experts share research ideas for meeting the challenges of a new decade in cataloging, cataloging standards, and online catalog design. Panel members will reflect on how 2010, the Year of Cataloging Research, can jump start a new era in research in bibliographic control for catalogs, cataloging, and beyond.


  • Sara Shatford Layne, Principal Cataloger, UCLA Library Cataloging and Metadata Center
  • Lynn Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
  • Jane Greenberg, Professor and Director, SILS Metadata Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Amy Eklund, Catalog Librarian and Instructor, Georgia Perimeter College Libraries

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS CCS Research and Publications Committee, and is co-sponsored by the RUSA RSS Catalog Use Committee, and the LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group and Library Research Round Table. Contact Allyson Carlyle or Tony Olson for more information.

Continuing Resources Section Standards Update Forum

10:30am–12 noon, JW Marriott Hotel, Grand BR III

The Continuing Resources Standards Update Forum presents the latest news on standards and best practices affecting the management of continuing resources.


  • Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems, Rutgers University Libraries and Co-chair, NISO Institutional Identifier Working Group will discuss the Institutional Identifier, a forthcoming NISO standard that includes a globally unique identifier and metadata sufficient to identify an institution involved in the digital information supply chain. Agnew will discuss the status of the standard, including the draft metadata and scenarios of use and will solicit feedback on the work from members of the audience.
  • Regina Romano Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, Library of Congress, will discuss how inaccurate journal citations on web sites and in journal aggregations cause problems for researchers and libraries alike. Unless web sites accurately and consistently list all the titles under which content was published, together with their related ISSN, user access to expensive content becomes a treasure hunt at best and an exercise in frustration at worst. NISO has created a working group charged with developing a Recommended Practice that will provide much-needed guidance on the presentation of e-journals particularly in the areas of title presentation, accurate use of the ISSN, and citation practices to publishers and platform providers. This presentation will provide some illustrations of the current situation and an overview of the NISO groups goals, potential strategies, and timeline.
  • Brian Green, Executive Director, International ISBN Agency, will discuss one of the constant principles of ISBN over the last forty years has been that it identifies a unique product (e.g. an edition of a book). This has facilitated discovery and acquisitions and enabled e-commerce, distribution and aggregation of product information. There has, however, been inconsistent implementation of ISBN for e-books, creating some confusion and problems, especially for the library community. Green will examine the e-book supply chain, discusses the International ISBN Agency's recommendations for the assignment of ISBNs to e-books, and compare the different positions of ISBN and ISSN with regard to digital publications.

This session is presented by the ALA ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, Continuing Resources Standards Committee and generously sponsored by Swets. Contact Charlene Chou for more information.

Collection Development and Management Section (CMDS) Forum: Collection Evaluation During the Economic Crisis: Case Studies in Academia

4–5:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, Room 146B

Academic libraries are facing difficult economic times and many libraries are experiencing budget cuts. This program provides three current examples of cancellation projects at academic libraries and will cover topics such as: budget management, project organization, evaluation and assessment of library resources, future concerns.

Speakers Chuck Eckman (University of California, Berkeley), Gerri Foudy (University of Maryland), and David Fowler (University of Oregon) have recently completed assessment projects at their respective institutions.

Contact Cory Tucker for more information.

Emerging Research in Collection Management and Development

4–5:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, 150B

The purpose of this forum is to nurture new authors by giving them an opportunity to present research and receive feedback as they prepare manuscripts for publication. Proposals for the forum were refereed by the ALCTS/CMDS Publications Committee.


  • Aline Soules, California State University, East Bay will discuss “A Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web”
  • Jeffrey Kushkowski, Iowa State University will discuss Core Journals in Corporate Governance: An International Review: Implications for Collection Management.”

Contact Stephen Dew for more information.

National Preservation Week: Pass It On!

8–10 am, Washington Convention Center, 209A/B

Build on ALA's first Preservation Week (May 9–15, 2010) to celebrate collecting, increase preservation savvy, grow audiences, and strengthen community partnerships. Learn how to help your patrons find information to preserve their collections—personal, family, and community, formal and informal—from antiques, art, and collectibles through books, photographs, recordings, and computer-age media. Speakers representing different types of libraries from around the country will share tools and stories from 2010 programs to help you plan for 2011.


  • Jeanne Drewes, Chief, Binding and Collections Care Division, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress.
  • Yvonne Carignan, Library Director and Head of Collections, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
  • Virgilia Rawnsley, Training Consultant for Preservation Week at the New Jersey State Library
  • Ruth Shasteen, Librarian, Central A & M High School.
  • Karen Motylewski, Special Program Liaison, Institute of Museum and Library Services to Library of Congress.

This program is sponsored by PARS, and co-sponsored by PLA and AASL.

Negotiating the Downturn: Collection Development for Tough Times

1:30–3:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, 144A-C

This program presents veteran managers of large academic library collections who will discuss studied and necessary responses to budget decreases, staff reductions or other operational pressures caused by "the downturn." They will describe how they adjusted allocations and work flow, exploited consortial resources, and deployed new technologies to turn retrenchment into opportunity despite difficult economic times.


  • Faye Chadwell, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management, Oregon State University
  • John Saylor, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Special Collections, Cornell University
  • Dan Hazen, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development, Harvard College Library
  • Tom Sanville, Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships, Lyrasis, will serve as moderator.

Open to Change: Open Source and Next Generation ILS and ERMS

10:30–12 noon, Washington Convention Center, 146C

Join us in thinking outside the out-of-the-box, proprietary ILS or ERM as the members of this panel discuss the latest developments in open source library applications. Although much attention has been paid to the promise of open source and new technologies for the OPAC, this panel will shed light on how next-generation technology, open source projects, and the widespread sharing of home-grown solutions can help change the game in acquisitions and e-resource management.


  • Galadriel Chilton, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Bill Erickson, Vice President of Software Development and Integration, Equinox Software
  • Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Library Technologies and Executive Director, Kuali OLE at Indiana University.

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section and Continuing Resources Section.

PARS Forum: The Pennsylvania Study: Research into Optimal Environmental Conditions for Paper-Based Collections

4–5:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, Room 151B

The Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, in partnership with LYRASIS, received an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant in 2006 to research environmental conditions and improvements to their Rare Collections Library facility, which holds unique and important collections from the Revolutionary War era and beyond.

Along with work at the Library’s main facility in Harrisburg, another key component of the project was to test environmental conditions and paper degradation at a variety of other cultural heritage institutions across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In addition to groundbreaking research findings in environmental control, the project has made important discoveries in energy efficiency and savings (a topic of great interest in the current economic situation), has seen unprecedented cooperation from the paper industry, and has a Research Team composed of some of the top paper and environmental scientists in the U.S.


  • Neal Rusnov, Project Technical Director and an Architect for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS and the Project Administrative Director, responsible for education and outreach activities related to the project.

RDA Update Forum

1:30–3:30pm, JW Marriott Hotel, Grand BR I/II

Serving Non-English-Speaking and Pre-literate Children: How Cataloging Can Help

1:30–3:30pm, Washington Convention Center, 102A

Learn how the “code” of cataloging makes searching predictable and consistent, how to provide consistent access to foreign language titles and the importance of uniform titles. Be introduced to subject heading thesauri in different languages and how various Dewey translations can provide broad, local subject headings. See how visual catalog or “Kids’ catalog” assists non-English and pre-literate library users, and look at the role of the bibliographic record.


  • Angela Murphy-Walters, Library of Congress
  • Joanna Fountain, Sam Houston State University
  • Michelle Begora, Follett Software Company
  • Michael Panzer, Dewey Decimal Classification (OCLC)
  • Ivan Calimano, Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia (H.W. Wilson)

Note: The regularly schedule committee meeting will be held after the presentation, not at the Hilton Washington at 1:30 as printed in the ALA program.

Contact Pamela Newberg, Chair, Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee, for more information.

Strategic Future of Print Collections in Research Libraries

10:30–12 noon, Washington Convention Center, 206

Use of print library collections is shifting from physical circulation to digital reformatting and screen delivery. Does this shift suggest a continuing role for physical collections or does their screen delivery inherently suggest print disposal? Recent technologies of print-on-demand will be evaluated from a preservation perspective, interdependence of similar physical and digital collections discussed, and preservation service reassignment and preservation advocacy for the continuing role of print in the context of its digital delivery will be explored.


  • Walt Crawford, Editorial Director, Library Leadership Network will discuss “Interdependence Between Print and Screen”
  • Shannon Zachary, Preservation and Conservation, University of Michigan will discuss “Implications for the Strategic Future of Print Given the Googlization of Books”
  • Werner Rebsamen, Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology, will discuss “Print On Demand Quality Issues.”

Monday, June 28

Acquisitions Section Forum

1:30–3:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, 150B

ALCTS Forum: Ithaka S+R Faculty Report

8–10am, Washington Convention Center, Ballroom B

ALCTS will present a presentation and discussion of the recently released Ithaka S+R faculty survey.

Moderated by ALCTS President Mary Case, university librarian at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the presentation will raise a number of provocative hypotheses about the future of library services and collections, as well as scholarly communications more broadly in a digital world, and will lead into a vibrant discussion of the possible implications of these findings for libraries, publishers and scholarly societies. Ross Housewright and Roger C. Shonfeld of Ithaka S+R will give an overview of this study’s three major sets of findings. Brian Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University librarian at the University of California at San Diego, will provide commentary.

Ithaka S+R recently released this report on findings from its Faculty Survey 2009, the fourth in a series of surveys conducted over the past decade that have examined faculty attitudes and behaviors on key issues ranging from the library as information gateway and the need for preservation of scholarly material, to faculty engagement with institutional and disciplinary repositories and thoughts about open access. Among its findings:

  • Discovery and the Evolving Role of the Library
  • The Format Transition for Scholarly Works
  • Scholarly Communications

ALCTS President’s Program: Got Data? New Roles for Libraries in Shaping 21st Century Research

10:30 am–12 noon, Washington Convention Center, Ballroom B

Research in the Information Age is driven by digital data. Libraries are emerging as critical partners in the curation, access, use, re-use, and preservation of research data. Digital stewardship, and the requisite cyber-infrastructure, economic models, and policies required to administer and protect research data, present both new opportunities and challenges for 21st century libraries. In this talk, we describe the emerging role for Libraries as stewards of valued digital research collections.


  • Francine Berman, Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Boot Camp for the 21st Century Metadata Manager

8–10 am, Washington Convention Center, 150B

Next-generation OPACS, demand for instant access, outsourcing, and evolving standards – where’s a 21st Century Metadata Manager to turn for advice on running a Web 2.0, 24/7, flexible, multi-metalingual cataloging department? We will offer practical advice, based on direct experience, for facing the challenges of organizing information today. Topics will include collaborating across the library, preparing and creating metadata for a next generation OPAC, coping with changes in standards, and strategic selection of vendor cataloging products.


  • Glen Wiley, Chief Metadata Librarian and Head, Metadata and Batch Processing Services, Cornell University
  • Rebecca L. Lubas, Director of Cataloging and Discovery Services, University of New Mexico Libraries
  • Robert Bothmann, Electronic Access/Catalog Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Elaine Westbrooks, Associate Dean, University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bonnie Parks, Technology and Catalog Librarian, University of Portland

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) and co-sponsored by Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC).

Continuing Resources Section Forum

1:30–3:30 pm, Washington Convention Center, 145A

The Forum will include brief updates from representatives of the ISSN Center, the Library of Congress and CONSER Program, and CC:DA, followed by a special program on the Testing of RDA records for serial resources.


  • Tina Shrader, National Agricultural Library and a member of the Task Group coordinating the official testing
  • Renette Davis, University of Chicago, who will discuss preparing staff for testing RDA
  • Robert Bremer, OCLC, will field questions on the impact of RDA-compliant records on OCLC WorldCat.

CRCC Chair-designate (2010/2011) Jennifer Young, Northwestern University, will lead a brainstorming Q & A session on how interested catalogers and institutions might participate in RDA testing of serial records and provide feedback to one another and to the official test partners.

E-Books: How Do You Know It Was Worth It?

8–10 am, Washington Convention Center, 146B

Models of e-book collection analysis continue to evolve. This program will provide a discussion of the different measures available to evaluate usage of e-books as well as anticipated improvements desired to measure and evaluate the library's investment in e-books.


  • Tom Wright, Collection Development Coordinator/Chair of Materials Acquisitions, Brigham Young University
  • Christopher Warnock, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Ebrary
  • Terry Kirchner, Director, Westchester Library System.

This program is sponsored by the ALCTS AS Organization and Management Committee, and co-sponsored by RUSA CODES, PLA, and CMDS. ALCTS thanks Ebrary for sponsoring this program.