ALCTS Interest Groups discuss important issues at Midwinter

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS



For Immediate Release

January 13, 2009

At the upcoming Midwinter Meeting, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in Denver presents a wide variety of important issues through its Interest Groups. Join your colleagues for these presentations and discussions.

Preservation Administration Interest Group

“Discussion of analog and digital preservation topics, updates on the PARS reorganization and a poster session on a variety of preservation projects.”

Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.– noon, Marriott City Center, Colorado Ballroom G-J.

Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group

“An Introduction to Preservation Metadata and the PREMIS Data Dictionary.”

Saturday, Jan. 24, 8–10 a.m., Sheraton Denver, Gold Room.

Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

“Author-assigned keywords versus Library of Congress Subject Headings;

Make the WorldCat a World Catalog; Cataloging in the RDA Environment.”

Saturday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Curtis Hotel, Duck Duck Goose

Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group

“Issues from the 2008 Charleston Conference: highlighting the treatment and handling of and challenges with electronic resources in academic libraries.

Saturday, Jan. 24, 1:30–3:00 p.m., Curtis Hotel, Peek-A-Boo Room.

Catalog Management Interest Group

“Emerging issues in Catalog Management.”

Saturday, Jan. 24, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Curtis, Keep-Away Room.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group

“Metadata uses.”

Saturday, Jan. 24, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Room 703.

Networked Resources and Metadata Interest Group

“Taxonomy development”

Sunday, Jan. 25, 8–10 a.m., Colorado Convention Center, Korbel Ballroom 4F.

Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

“The Library of Congress on Form/Genre Terms for Cartographic Materials.”

Sunday, Jan. 25, 8–10 a.m., Sheraton Denver, Tower Court B.

Digital Preservation Interest Group

”Project updates on digital initiatives”

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 8:00-10:00 a.m., Westin Tabor Center, Tabor Auditorium

Automated Acquisitions In-Process/Control Systems Interest Group

“Tech Services Workflows using Book Vendor Systems.”

Sunday, Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m. – noon, Colorado Convention Center, Room 110

Authority Control Interest Group

“Developments Impacting Authority Control.”

Sunday, Jan. 25, 1:30–5:00 p.m., Grand Hyatt Denver, Mount Sopris Room.

Scholarly Communications Interest Group

“The changing nature of scholarly communication: MIT, its renowned repository, its efforts in the area of education and outreach to faculty, and how to position libraries for the twenty-first century.”

Monday, Jan. 26, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Room 206.

Workflow Efficiency Discussion Group

“Patron-initiated Acquisitions,”.

Monday, Jan. 26, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza City Center, Altitude Room.