ALCTS announces Annual Conference forums

Contact: Charles Wilt
Executive Director, ALCTS
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2007

ALCTS announces Annual Conference forums

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is offering a number of events at Annual Conference in its continuing forum series of “hot” topics.

Forum on Bibliographic Control

The third in an ongoing series of ALCTS Forums on Bibliographic Control will take place on Friday, June 22, 2007, from 4 -6 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) and will be held in the Renaissance Hotel, Congressional A/B Room. The theme of this forum is the work to date of the Library of Congress Working Group on Bibliographic Control, with a particular focus on the public meetings held in March (Mountain View, Calif.) and May (Chicago). Although the Working Group and its meetings are well-documented online, via blogs and various archived files, this forum will provide an additional opportunity for colleagues attending Annual Conference to hear directly from Working Group members, as well as audience members present at the public meetings. Moderated by David Miller (Curry College), CCS Chair, speakers include Dr. José-Marie Griffiths (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), chair of the LC Working Group, Sally Smith (King County Library System), Diane Dates Casey (Governors State University), Greta de Groat (Stanford University) and Michael Norman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

ALCTS 50th Anniversary Forum

ALCTS celebrates its 50th Anniversary with this forum immediately preceding the ALCTS President’s Program featuring Peter Morville. The forum, Monday, June 25 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom South of the Renaissance Hotel, will focus on “Digital Curation,” the subject of a recent conference at the University of North Carolina.

RDA Update Forum

The next installment of the ongoing informational sessions regarding the new cataloging rules: Resource Description and Access. Join us Saturday, June 23 at 4 p.m. in Room 206 of the Washington Convention Center.

Publisher, Vendor, Library Relations (PVLR) Forum presents “e-Books 2.0”

Get up to date on the evolution of e-books with this forum on Monday, June 25, 8-10 a.m. in room 143A of the Washington Convention Center.

Preservation Forum on Disaster Recovery

The Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of ALCTS presents its forum on Saturday, June 23, at 4 p.m. in the Washington Convention Center, room 142.

PARS Film Festival

“Two Thumbs Up!” will take place on Sunday evening, June 24, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hotel Washington, Ballroom, on the lower level. Join your preservation colleagues for this exciting event. The film festival is sponsored by LBS Archival Products.

Serials Standards Update Forum

Be informed about new serials standards with this forum sponsored by Swets. The forum takes place on Sunday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the JW Marriott, Salon II.