Register now for upcoming ALCTS Web courses and webinars

Contact: Julie Reese

Events Manager, ALCTS



For Immediate Release

October 20, 2009

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management,” a four-week Web course, and the webinar, “Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs,” offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Next Available Sessions:

Session 6: Oct. 26 – November 20, 2009 (Limited space remains)

Session 7: Nov. 30, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010 (registration is now open)

This course addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries. Components include complete definition of collection development and collection management; collections policies and budgets as part of library planning; collection development (selecting for and building collections); collection management (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation); collection analysis—why and how to do it; outreach, liaison and marketing; and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management.

This course is sponsored by ProQuest.

Registration Fees & Details

Registration fees per session: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members. To register, visit the ALCTS Web site, ( and click the Web Course registration link under Conferences and Events. Sessions are limited to 20 people. Web course sessions are repeated, not continual. For registration questions, contact Tom Ferren at ; (312) 280-4293; 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4293.

“Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs” – a webinar

Presented by Dwayne K. Buttler,

Wed., Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern (11a.m. Pacific; noon Mountain; 1 p.m. Central)

Assessing who owns intellectual property (IP) has become a global obsession and often a necessity in the university and library communities, particularly for copyrighted works. The intense focus on ownership has not altered a longstanding concern about managing copyright: misunderstandings can obscure principles of using copyrighted works and sometimes produce wayward “IP” policies “allocating” ownership of copyright in problematic ways. This conversation will address principles of copyright ownership under U.S. copyright law and identify possibilities for managing copyright for IRs.

Dwayne K. Buttler serves as the first Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication at the University of Louisville and holds a faculty appointment as a professor in university libraries. Much of his work focuses on the complex interrelationship of copyright law and activities at the core of teaching, learning and scholarly communication.

How to register:

Individual Rates:

ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members, $49.

Group Rates:

ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99.

*The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording and materials.

For more information about these events and more, visit the Conferences and Events section of the ALCTS Web Site or contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at ; (312) 280-5034; 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.