ALCTS to offer “pay-by-the-day” pre-conferences

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS

For Immediate Release

March 10, 2005

ALCTS to offer “pay-by-the day” pre-conferences

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) invites Annual Conference attendees to explore the richness of its pre-conferences with a “pay-by-the-day” registration. “Pay-by-the-day” will allow attendees to select the half-day sessions that best fit their interests. The days include three morning sessions and three afternoon sessions.

Instead of registering for a specific pre-conference, attendees register for the day and then select the pre-conference of their choice. Morning and afternoon sessions do not have to be on the same topic. Attendees may go to a morning session on preservation and an afternoon session on writing for publication. Or, they may do library binding in the morning and e-resources management in the afternoon. They may attend one day or both days (at a reduced rate).

Pre-conferences include:

Thursday Pre-conference

June 23, 2005, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Event Code: AC1

Writing for Publication: Demystifying the Process

This pre-conference will help attendees to choose a suitable medium, work out a publication time-line, understand copyright and how to negotiate a publication contract. Questions of style, grammar, working with an editor and reviewing page proofs will be addressed.

Morning Session Topics/Speakers: "Developing an Idea" - Janet Swan Hill; "Timing is Everything" - Pamela Bluh; and "The Medium Matters" - Kathryn Carpenter.

Afternoon Session Topics/Speakers: "The Nitty Gritty Makes a Difference" - Peggy Johnson; "Know Your Rights" - Patrick Hogan; and "A Mystery no More" - Sheila Intner. Attendance at both sessions is not required.

Effective Name and Title Authority

This two-day pre-conference will present the full set of name and title authority training materials, which have been under development for the past two years by the CCS/PCC Task Force to Develop Name and Title Authority Training. It will cover all facets of name and title authority work, including an introduction to authority work, basic resources used in authority work, and specific instruction on authority work for personal names, corporate names, meeting names, geographic names, and uniform titles.

Morning Session Topics/Speakers: "Introduction" - Martha Yee; "Basics of the MARC authority record” - Iris Wolley; and “Authority Work Resources and How They Work” - Gary Strawn.

Afternoon Session Topics/Speakers: “Personal Names” - Rachel Wadham and “Uniform Titles” - Robert Maxwell.

Attending all sessions in sequence is recommended.

Preservation Assessment: Understanding Problems and Developing Real Solutions

(Morning Only)

Understand the nature and scope of preservation problems and take practical steps towards improving the condition of collections. Learn the mechanics of carrying out a condition survey, how condition information relates to preservation problems, and be provided with guidance towards tangible and cost effective improvements. Examples from studies conducted at a variety of libraries will be presented and ample time will be allowed for discussion. Speakers: Jacob Nadal and Andra Barker.

Licensing of E-Resources: A Refresher Workshop (Afternoon Only)

This session will quickly review the key elements of license review, identify the best resources available for help with this process, and provide a forum for questions and answers related to your own experience. Speakers: Trisha Davis and Becky Albitz.

Friday Pre-conference

June 24, 2005, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Event Code: AC2

Effective Name and Title Authority

(See description above)

Morning Session Topics/Speakers: “Corporate Names” and “Meeting Names” - Mary Charles Lasater.

Afternoon Session Topics/Speakers: “Geographic/Jurisdiction Names” - Rachel Wadham; “Introduction to the NACO Program” - Kevin Furniss; and “Application of Authority Work to Library Catalogs & Wrap-up” - Robert Maxwell.

Attending all sessions in sequence is recommended.

Maximizing Your Binding Budget

Library binding is a cost-effective strategy for extending the life of high-use collections, especially as publishing shifts toward more soft-cover volumes. Librarians are often faced with having to make a strong case to their administrations about the value of library binding.

Participants will leave with the tools they need to make and implement informed library binding decisions.

Morning session will address library binding products, innovative services, standards, the decision-making process from drafting a Request For Proposal to choosing a commercial library binder, and contracts. Speakers: J C. Noyes, Paul Parisi, and Debra Nolan.

Afternoon session will address binding needs and selection strategies, quality control and the tools needed to make the library binding case to administrators. Speaker: Andy Hart.

Attendance at both sessions is not required.

Preservation of Library Collections: An Introduction (Morning Only)

This pre-conference focuses on the common need for preservation and collections maintenance within almost all institutions. More importantly, it aims to provide an introduction to the topic for new professionals/managers that suddenly find themselves in a position with responsibility for managing and preserving their library's collections. Speaker: Thomas Teper.

Electronic Resources Management Systems: Opening a Can of ERMS

(Afternoon Only)

This pre-conference will be a half-day event with three hour-long sessions: an introduction to the history and issues of electronic resources management; a market overview of existing and developing products; reports from libraries that have implemented a system, emphasizing implementation scenarios rather than commercial products; e.g. buying a system, migrating from an in-house system to a commercial one, and using a product in parallel with a different ILS. Speakers: Tim Jewell, Adam Chandler, Marda Johnson, John Weible, and Scott Wicks.

One-Day Fees

Thursday or Friday

Advance: ALCTS member: $185; ALA member: $225; Non-Member: $265; Student/Retired member: $95. Onsite: ALCTS member: $225; ALA member: $275; Non-Member: $325; Student/Retired member: $95

Two-Day Fees

Thursday and Friday

Advance: ALCTS member: $325; ALA member: $375; Non-Member: $425; Student member: $190; Retired Member: $190. Onsite: ALCTS member: $375; ALA member: $425; Non-Member: $475; Student/Retired member: $195

Event Code: AC3

Half-Day Fees

Half-day registrations will be available on-site only for $99.