Electronic Resources

This e-Forum will focus on staffing/organizational structure; eBook acquisition and licensing; ebook discovery and promotion; eBook troubleshooting; and tools to support ebook management.
This webinar covers key points to consider, tools, and workflow options in managing electronic resources. Most libraries use multiple tools and approaches to manage e-resources, which brings benefits and challenges. Speakers will provide insights and perspectives on ERM systems, supplemental processes to fill gaps in functionality, and those systems' interoperability with patron-facing interfaces.
Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. This hour-long Booklist webcast examines why encyclopedias exist, what they do, what they tell us, and how they’ve evolved. Representatives from Encyclopædia Britannica, Grolier, and World Book will also talk about and demonstrate their newest encyclopedia models.
Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American -Two Perspectives," featured two books written by American Muslims, ("The Muslim Next Door" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali and "The Butterfly Mosque" by G. Willow Wilson). More than 100 programs were presented, including author readings, panel discussions, films, an open house evening at a local mosque and an art exhibit.
Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. These recordings are highly prized by historians and archivists, but also by the families and communities of the persons telling their stories. The risk of losing these voices is growing, as the cassettes or reels that they're recorded on may no longer be playable, or may be deteriorating. However, the rewards for making efforts now to save these items for new generations are great.
This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web.
LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020 (previously offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Focus: Overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models will be covered.

This webinar is part two of a two-part series which will focus on coordinating licensing administration, collections, and acquisitions, and integrating licenses into local administrative and technical This webinar will cover the fundamentals of electronic resources licensing, including basic license structure and terms, new developments in licensing, and helpful tips for new librarians working with license agreements.
This webinar will present statistics about the problems of expensive textbook requirements (for higher education and public k-12), equity issues in higher education that can be resolved with the adoption of OER, the definitions associated with copyright, Creative Commons licensing, public domain works, fair use, and what it means to contribute to the open learning community. An invitation to collaborate on OER development will be offered to participants. Sharing the presenter's work on various committees will also give participants alternate ways to become involved in the open community.

General Editor Denise Beaubien Bennett and ALA Publishing staff introduce you to Guide to Reference, with more than 16,000 fully annotated entries describing essential print and web reference sources. This recording of the webinar presented on March 3, 2010, demonstrates the benefits of using Guide to Reference in your library for reference, staff training, collection development, and LIS instruction.