For immediate release | March 21, 2014

ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

CHICAGO — Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you. The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience. Registration is open for each, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

Library Preservation Today!

An ALCTS virtual preconference

This three-day (June 16 - 18) virtual preconference introduces the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1

Introduction to Library Preservation

Monday, June 16, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific

Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany

Session 2

Environmental Monitoring and Control

Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific

Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3

Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview

Wednesday, June 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific

Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in Private Practice

Creating Successful Scholarly Communication with an Institutional Repository: Just Say Yes

An ALCTS Virtual Preconference

This three-day (June 10-12) virtual preconference is designed to inform and inspire attendees to "just say yes" to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.



Sessions 1 and 2 describe how Oregon State University Libraries has successfully integrated its institutional repository into faculty research and scholarship activities and uses SHERPA/RoMEO to successfully engage with faculty.

Session 3 teaches participants how a simple journal host at the University of South Florida Tampa Library evolved into a full-fledged publishing repository for books, textbooks, conferences, datasets and open-access journals.

Session 1

Just Say Yes: the Opportunistic Institutional Repository

Tuesday, June 10, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific

Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University

Session 2

Creating Scholar Commons: A Case Study in Publishing Repository Success

Wednesday, June 11, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific

Presented by Rebel Cummings-Sauls, USF Tampa Library and Ann Taylor, bepress

Session 3

Engaging Faculty in Your Scholarly Communication Program: SHERPA/RoMEO and Web of Science to the Rescue

Thursday, June 12, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific

Presented by Sue Kunda, Oregon State University and Deanne Bruner, Oregon State University

Registration Fees for Each ALCTS Virtual Preconference

ALCTS Virtual Preconference Registration Fees: (Register for one session or all three sessions.)

ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session

Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session

Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session

Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session

Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

All webinars are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

How to Register

To register for one or both of these virtual preconferences, complete the online registration form.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

Contact:

Julie Reese

Continuing Education and Program Manager

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

jreese@ala.org

800-545-2433 ext.5034