ALCTS preconference on managing digital and streaming media in academic libraries

For Immediate Release
Mon, 03/30/2015


Keri Cascio

Executive Director


(312) 280-5030

CHICAGO — “Challenges with Managing Streaming Media and other Digital Content for Academic Libraries,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will address new issues and trends in the acquisition, management and licensing for streaming media and other digital distribution conduits. Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. This preconference is intended for individuals who manage the collection, acquisition, selection and licensing for streaming media, datasets and games in academic libraries. Registration is now open through the 2015 ALA Annual Conference website.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Selection
  • collection development
  • acquisition models
  • issues in acquisitions and workflow management
  • delivery systems and platforms
  • standard licensing models and scenarios for various types of digital media
  • distribution rights
  • emerging digital resources

Speakers:  deg farelly, ShareStream administrator/media librarian, Arizona State University Libraries; Cindy Kristof, head, copyright and document services, Kent State University Libraries; Films on Demand, Wendy Collins, vice president, digital strategy, Infobase Learning; Olivia Humphrey, chief executive officer, Kanopy; Diane Robson, UNT Media Library; Alexander Street Press speaker to be determined

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add the preconference to your conference registration, or register for the preconference alone. The price of this full-day preconference is: $219 for ALCTS members (use special code ALCTS2015); $269 ALA for members, $319 for non-members. A continental breakfast and light refreshments during breaks will be provided. Event Code: ALC1.

For questions or comments related to this event, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034 or

This preconference was developed by the ALCTS CRS Acquisitions and ALCTS AS Organization & Management Committee and is cosponsored by the ALCTS AS Research & Statistics Committee.

See the ALCTS conference website for information about other ALCTS events, including preconferences on best practices for cataloging videos, real world linked data, coding for efficiencies for cataloging and metadata, and cataloging special formats for children’s materials.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.