Electronic Resources

This webinar demonstrates how the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) vocabulary can be implemented across a range of library functions and services—both at the back and the front of the house. Two projects serve as case studies for understanding how libraries can harness the FAST vocabulary and related tools to streamline metadata work and improve user experiences.
The e-Forum provides an opportunity for librarians and library science students to discuss issues and procedures related to deselection of print books in academic and public libraries.
Workflow mapping can be a powerful approach to understanding library systems and processes. This webinar will provide an introduction to workflow mapping techniques and tips on how to structure a successful workflow mapping project.
Hour-long session covers: best practices for selection and use of streaming media; licensing; purchasing and cataloging streaming media; storing and serving content in a locally developed open source system; working with faculty for course use of streaming media; and statistical analysis of the collection. An ALCTS webcast.
Since 2015, Multnomah County (OR) Library has been providing a way for patrons to contribute to our e-book collection, bringing authors visibility while offering compelling local content to our patrons. The Library Writers Project engages with the writing community while promoting library staff as curators of books worth your time. We’ll walk through the project inception and execution, and discuss the place of self-published works in collection development and the role of librarians as tastemakers.