Join this e-Forum to share insights and learn from national colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion while sharing their own experiences and perspectives. Topics include: strategies for using mediated mode to improve collection development, funding models, budget management, managing user expectations, implications for immediate and long-term access, the effect of large-scale streaming collections on independent distributors, and opportunities for collaboration.
The three speakers will discuss the variety of ways that they support the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER on their different campuses. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will have a workable road map for starting and/or expanding an OER program at their institution.
A Booklist hourlong webcast featuring a discussion of the state of the genre—in public libraries and in the marketplace. Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers, Books on Tape and Listening Library (Random House), and Romance Writers of America.
This e-Forum will allow participants to share experiences, discuss policy options, and explore strategies for effective gifts management.
This session covers key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation and equips participants with planning strategies for developing a digital preservation plan or program.
Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling, and presubmitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content. The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz), and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).
Best known for his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day (1962), Ezra Jack Keats created an imaginative, encouraging, and multi-ethnic community within his books. Drawing from Ezra’s legacy, the Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Award, first awarded in 1986, nurtures and honors our country’s multicultural population, boosting the careers of authors and illustrators whose outstanding books reflect our diverse population and in turn the lives of countless children and families.
Hour-long ALCTS webinar that reviews observations on the declining relevance of the traditional integrated library system and suggestions for how it might evolve to survive in a changing world.
This e-Forum will focus on sharing best practices for selection and ongoing evaluation for this important component of library collections. Among other topics, we will cover developing criteria to evaluate journal renewals, the role of usage statistics in those decisions, communication with faculty or other constituents, analysis of packages, and more.
This hour-long webinar introduces considerations for the long-term storage of digital content selected for preservation. The session addresses issues related to the development of storage management policies, including file formats for deposit and preservation, the preservation of multiple copies, the locations of those copies, the characteristics of those locations, and the means for meeting long‐term storage requirements.