ALCTS forum topics at Midwinter offer variety

Contact: Charles Wilt

Executive Director, ALCTS



For Immediate Release

January 5, 2010

CHICAGO - The upcoming Midwinter Forums presented by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in Boston offer a wide variety of “hot” topics from RDA to Preservation Week. Here is a sampling of the Midwinter offerings. Join your colleagues for these important presentations and discussions.

PARS Forum: Preservation Week at Your Library

4 – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 702. “Pass it On!: Leverage Library Interest using ALCTS Preservation Week.” shares experiences from programs to inspire participation in the first ever Preservation Week, May 9–15, 2010. Learn how the widespread interest in family and local history and personal collections (photographs, diaries, letters, scrapbooks, film and video, quilts, costumes, artworks and more) can help you build preservation and library awareness, reach new audiences and further community ties.

The panel:
Jill Rawnsley, consultant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Michele Stricker, consultant, Library Development Bureau, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.;
Donia Conn, workshop program and reference coordinator, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, Mass.


“Mix and Match: Mashups of Bibliographic Data”

10:30 a.m. – noon, Monday, Jan. 18, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 104A/B

On sharing and re-use of metadata, highlighting ways metadata is now created and circulated among multiple types of participants in the resource chain. The panel: Renee Register (global product manager, OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Services), Karen Coyle (Open Library), and Kurt Groetsch (Google).

CCS Forum: “Year of Cataloging Research Kick Off”

Kick-off the Year of Cataloging Research (2010) with presentations and discussion about cataloging research as well as examples of current research. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, Boston Convention Center, Room 104A/B. Speakers
Michele Cloonan, dean, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science;
Sandy Roe, editor, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly;
Martha Yee, cataloging supervisor, UCLA Film & Television Archive:
Daniel Joudrey, Arlene Taylor
Tina Gross, who will present “The Effect of Controlled Vocabulary on Keyword Searching.” .

CMDS Forum: A Changing Section for a Changing Profession

4 – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253A. Get involved with CMDS! Learn about plans for reorganizing its current structure to mirror the shifts that have occurred in the profession in managing collections

Moderatore: Kathy Tezla, chair of Collection Management and Development Section

Cataloging Committee Update Forum

The CRS Cataloging Committee Update Forum, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, Hilton Boston, Kellogg Room. Representatives of the CONSER Program, the ISSN Program and the Continuing Resources Section's liaison to CC:DA will present news and updates. ISSN Director Regina H. Reynolds, Library of Congress, follows with findings from the
RDA Testing group regarding serials records in

Committee on Holdings Information Forum: Holding Information for E-Books

“Does Holdings Information Have Any Relevance to Electronic Books?”, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, Westin Waterfront, Webster Room.

Explore holdings standards for electronic books, the role of holdings information and issues in managing electronic books and the similarities and differences between managing holdings information for e-journals and e-books. Speakers:
Katherine Klemperer, ONIX SOH for e-books and
Maria Stanton, SerialsSolutions

RDA Update Forum

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253A. The text of RDA is now available and will soon be undergoing testing. Those interested in learning more on this topic are strongly encouraged to attend. Scheduled presenters:
Beacher Wiggins, Library of Congress;
Sally McCallum, Library of Congress;
Don Chatham, ALA Publishing;
Glenn Patton, OCLC