Special Collections & Rare Books

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As data-driven decision making becomes more important and drives the planning and use of resources in our libraries, Technical Services and Collections departments are having to shift the statistics and information we gather and use. This e-forum will discuss the numbers our libraries want to see and how we’re gathering them, and how we are using them to improve our work processes.
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Linked data offers the possibility of expressing the rich relationships among performed entities found in music resources. This webinar introduces and describes the Performed Music Ontology, an extension to BIBFRAME 2.0 for recorded music resources. Come learn about the ontology, available tools to use, and about the ongoing evolution of the ontology.
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This e-Forum will address concerns and provide a collaborative arena for discussion on the cataloging of Special Collections and Archives materials. Topics for this e-Forum may include, but are not limited to, difficulties of cataloging non-traditional formats, methods for learning and implementing new specialized standards, and creating local policies and workflows.

Learn how to become more comfortable providing readers' advisory (RA) services. Through practice sessions, learn how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal, and experiment with methods to offer RA services. Readers' Advisory 101 is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills. The topics covered are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.

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This webinar will help catalogers who have little or no experience with rare and unique materials, but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique collection. The presenter will share general archival principles, best practices, and tips for creating finding aids and converting those to MARC records.
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This webinar is intended for catalogers who have little or no experience with rare and unique maps but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique map to catalog. The presenter will share general principles, best practices, and tips for cataloging special collections maps.
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Special Collections materials can be rare and unique, but they can also just be odd and unusual. In this webinar, a special collections cataloger will guide catalogers of all levels through the bibliographic description of special collections monographs.
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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.
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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.
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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.