Collections Webinars

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Previous Webinars

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Free Webinars

These archived webinars are available free:

Date Topic Presented By
September 2, 2020 How Do We Do That Again? Documenting Library Work Emily Nimsakont
February 5, 2020 Space Crunch: Tips for Downsizing a Print Collection Jennifer Walker
October 16, 2019 A Compass for the Digital Frontier Series Frances Harrell
October 2, 2019 Special Collections Cataloging: Maps Carolyn Hansen
May 29, 2019 Standardizing Serials: COUNTER, SUSHI, SERU Athena Hoeppner and Kate Hill
February 13, 2019 Determining Success of DDA and EBA with Assessment Stephanie Church and Liz Bernal
October 31, 2018 Special Collections Cataloging: Manuscripts Heather Perez
October 24, 2018 Special Collections Cataloging: Monographs Melissa De Fino
October 3, 2018 Licensing Electronic Resources in Library Consortia Amy Pawlowski
September 25, 2018 Legal Issues in Licensing Electronic Resources Tomas A. Lipinski
September 12, 2018 Negotiation and Cost Containment Strategies for Electronic Resources George Stachokas
September 5, 2018 Managing and Implementing License Agreements, Part II Jennifer Bazeley
August 29, 2018 Managing and Implementing Licensing Agreements for Electronic Resources, Part I Monica Moore
August 22, 2018 Fundamentals of Licensing Electronic Resources Lori Duggan
March 28, 2018 Performed Music & BIBFRAME: Enriching the Ontology Nancy Lorimer
January 31, 2018 Assuring Materials Can Be Used By Your Community Jill Hurst-Wahl
January 17, 2018 Governance Models for Shared Print Collections Matthew Revitt
November 15, 2017 Just Catalog It! Providing Access to 3-D Materials Diane Robson, Kevin Yanowski, and Catherine Sassen
June 6, 2017 Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata Various - Virtual Preconf
December 7, 2016 Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap Paul A. Harris, Ph.D.
November 30, 2016 Budget Transparency in Collection Development Mary Gilbert and Deborah A. Nolan
March 16, 2016 Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview Peter Verheyen
March 9, 2016 Care and Handling of Books and Scrapbooks Donia Conn
March 2, 2016 Environmental Monitoring and Control Julie Mosbo
February 10, 2016 Using MoUs to Build Partnerships without Pressure William Cross
December 8, 2015 RDA Serials Cataloging Update Steve Shadle
November 18, 2015 Video Game Collections (part 3) Diane Robson
November 11, 2015 Pricing and Other Issues in Streaming Video (part 2) deg farrelly
November 10, 2015 Sudden Systems Librarian Glenn Bunton
November 4, 2015 Licensing Streaming Media and Digital Content (part 1) Cindy Kristof
September 30, 2015 PDA Metrics: Stop Worrying and Trust Your Users Jason Dewland, Teresa Hazen, and Andrew See
September 16, 2015 Designing Collections for Collisions Steven J. Bell
April 8, 2015 Providing Perpetual Access Sarah (Sally) Glasser
March 18, 2015 Cataloging Continuing Resources in a Changing Landscape Regina Romano Reynolds
March 16, 2015 E-Book Cataloging Using a Shared Mailbox Nancy Poehlmann
March 9, 2015 Workflow Maps: Tools for Insight and Enhancement Kristen Wilson
March 4, 2015 Transforming MARCXML Records Using XSLT Violeta Ilik
February 18, 2015 Trends and Advancements for Library Resource Discovery Marshall Breeding
November 12, 2014 More Than Citations and Impact Factor: Terrie E. Moffitt, Alyson Williams, and Sara Rouhi
October 15, 2014 Podcasts: What Are They and What Role Can Librarians Play? Sheryl Ramer Gesoff and Christine Beardsley
October 9, 2014 Standards for Collection Management - Part 2 Betty Landesman and Nettie Lagace
October 7, 2014 Standards for Collection Management - Part 1 Betty Landesman and Nettie Lagace
October 1, 2014 Housing Solutions for Objects in Collections Laura McCann and Angela Andres
September 24, 2014 Faculty Buy-in for IR and OA Publishing Carol Hixson, Tina Neville, Deborah Henry
September 10, 2014 Using Excel to Help Cut Budgets Karen Harker
September 3, 2014 Copyright Issues for Growing Digital Collections Julie Carmen
August 27, 2014 RFID: Considerations for Implementation Stephanie Handy
April 9, 2014 Saying Goodbye to the Electronic Resources Fund Maria Savova
December 18, 2013 Accessible Electronic Resources for All Angela Dresselhaus
December 4, 2013 Optimizing Floating Collections for Public Libraries Deborah George and Barbara Spruill
November 13, 2013 Evaluating Print Book & E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions Suzanne Ward and Rebecca Richardson
October 2, 2013 Floating Collection: How It Can Work in a Large, Multicampus, Academic Library Barbara Coopey and Barbara Eshbach
May 22, 2013 Challenges with Linked Data in Libraries Heather Lea Moulaison
May 15, 2013 Mobilizing the Library Sonya Betz and Robert Zylstra
November 28, 2012 Holdings Comparisons: Why Are They So Complicated? Amy Kirchhoff
November 14, 2012 The Role of Long-Term Storage in Digital Curation Laura Osterhout & Erin Rhodes
October 10, 2012 The Art of Selecting Digital Content to Preserve Brenda Miller and Sarah Rhodes
October 3, 2012 Demand-Driven Acquisitions, part 2 Michael Levine-Clark, Barbara Kawecki, Rebecca Seger
September 19, 2012 Demand-Driven Acquisitions, part 1 Michael Levine-Clark
August 22, 2012 Really Mystified: Creating the Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry Resources Elizabeth Brown
August 15, 2012 Writing and Citing: Creating the Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology Resources Flora Shrode
August 1, 2012 The Future of the Integrated Library System? Walter Nelson
April 11, 2012 More Product, Less Process: Why It Matters to Archivists, Librarians, and Researchers Dennis Meissner
April 4, 2012 Challenge the Status Quo: When the IR comes to Access Services Brad Matthies
February 29, 2012 The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: A Review and Update for Librarians and Publishers Becky Albitz, Bob Boissy, Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki
February 15, 2012 Effective Subscription Management and Alternatives Deborah Lenares and Steve Smith
September 21, 2011 Floating Collections: Building on Your Patrons' Horizons Dawn Peters
March 23, 2011 Culling Your Collection: The Fine Art of Weeding Keri Cascio
January 19, 2011 Finding Savings in the Collection Budget Jane Schmidt
October 27, 2010 Maximizing Revenue from Selling withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts Robert Holley
October 6, 2010 Buying Library Materials on the Out-of-Print Book Market Robert Holley
April 14, 2010 The Rise and Fall of Reference Collections: Strategies for Managing Change David Tyckoson
April 7, 2010 Selecting an IR Platform: Options, Approaches, and Implications Bob Gerrity
March 24, 2010 Making the Most of Your Descriptive Metadata: Planning, Transforming, and Re-using Marisa Ramirez and Nancy Fallgren
December 2, 2009 You Want Me to Select for What? Getting Started in a New Area Virginia Kay Williams
October 28, 2009 Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs Dwayne K. Buttler
June 18, 2008 Demystifying Library Standards Trisha Davis, Julia Gammon, Karen Wetzel, and Pamela Bluh
June 2, 1996 Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services ALCTS Metadata Interest Group


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