ALCTS will present a series of forums at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.
Definitely Digital: An Exploration of the Future of Knowledge | go
ALCTS 50th Anniversary: Creating Our Future: The ALCTS Presidential Experience
Sponsored by the ALCTS 50th Anniversary Committee. Monday, January 22. Moderated by Bruce Johnson, ALCTS President, 2006-2007 with former ALCTS Presidents, Karen Horny, 1980-1981, Judith P. Cannan, 1986-1987, and Janet Swan Hill, 1997-1998
Former ALCTS presidents discuss their terms in office, reflecting on issues from the past and their application to the future of our association and our profession. Combining reminiscences with insights, this forum will provide a context for the changes that have occurred in collections, technical services, and libraries as a whole during the history of ALCTS. Our leaders’ rich experiences will help us take stock of where we have been and where we are going.
Questions for discussion:
- What was the highlight of your term?
- What was surprising or disappointing?
- What issues that were important then seem funny or irrelevant now?
- What issues remain as significant now as they were then?
- What lessons from your term or career as a whole should inform the future of ALCTS?
- What was the value of your ALCTS Presidential experience?
Ripped from the Headlines: An ALCTS Forum
What will library stories be in the future?
Monday, January 22. Dina Giambi, University of Delaware, moderator.
Part One: "New Library Facilities No Longer Needed as Resources are Digitized"
Richard AmRhein, Dean of Library Services, Christopher Center for Library & Information Resources, Valparaiso University will offer insights into a successful campaign for a new library featured in the recent Wall Street Journal article "Libraries Beckon, But Stacks of Books Aren’t Part of the Pitch."
"Libraries Weed Print Collections, Offer Electronic Access Only – Users in an Uproar"
Mary Abdoney, Science Librarian, Robert Lee Telford Science Library, Washington and Lee University will discuss the withdrawal from the Science Library of the print science titles that are part of JSTOR. Will headlines such as these become common place?
Part Two: Revisiting "Definitely Digital"
The second part of the session will consist of a discussion of the controversial statements featured in the ALCTS "Definitely Digital" Symposium held on the Friday of Midwinter.
Saturday, January 20. ALCTS series on the changes to the cataloging rules in conjunction with the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR
Saturday, January 20. Based on the recently released report and sponsored by the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group. Beth Picknally Camden, moderator, and chair of the ALCTS Non-English Access Task Force
The Future of Cataloging
Sunday, January 21. Continues ALCTS’ role as facilitator in the discussion prompted last spring by actions taken by the Library of Congress. Sponsored by the Cataloging and Classification Section.
A continuing discussion of disaster preparedness from the ALCTS Preservation Section sponsored by the Preservation Discussion Group. Sunday, January 21
PVLR Open Forum: Libraries and University Presses Working Together?
Monday, January 22. Want to know more about how libraries are collaborating with university presses? How are roles changing and what are the new publishing opportunities for libraries? In this, the second of two forums devoted to the state of the university press, the ALCTS Publisher-Vendor-Library Relations Interest Group will bring together distinguished representatives from libraries and presses for an open discussion of their strategies for success.
Collecting E-resources Use Data: Outsource or in-house?
A timely forum sponsored by the Collection Assessment Committee of ALCTS Collection Management and Development Section, Monday, January 22
You’re invited to a forum discussion on a comparison of the ScholarlyStats product versus homegrown e-resources use databases. Collection managers will share their personal experiences on gathering assessment data in their libraries.
ALCTS Discussion and Interest Groups offer more opportunities for conversation and exchange of ideas. Check the ALCTS Newsletter Online ( ANO) in December for up-to-date information on these and all the events at Midwinter.