Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from:
- ALCTS (2 events)
This three-part virtual preconference will introduce participants to the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will:
- value preservation as a formal library function, and learn how it reflects and supports the institutional mission;
- appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and
- understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.
Session 1. Introduction to Library Preservation
Date & Time: Monday, June 16 starting: 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Karen E. K. Brown, State University of New York – Albany
Session 2. Environmental Monitoring and Control
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 17 starting: 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University
Session 3. Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 18 starting: 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries
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This three-part virtual preconference presents the success two university libraries have had with creating and growing their scholarly communication programs through library-supported publishing and institutional repositories.
Session 1: Just Say Yes: The Opportunistic Institutional Repository
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 10: 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Session 2: Engaging Faculty in Your Scholarly Communication Program: SHERPA/RoMEO and Web of Science to the Rescue
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 11: 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
These sessions describe how Oregon State University Libraries has successfully integrated its institutional repository into faculty research and scholarship activities and uses SHERPA/RoMEO to successfully engage with faculty.
Session 3: Creating Scholar Commons: A Case Study in Publishing Repository Success
Date & Time: Thursday, June 12: 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
In this session, participants will learn how a simple journal host at the University of South Florida Tampa Library evolved into a full-fledged publishing repository for books, textbooks, conferences, datasets, and open-access journals. This virtual pre-conference is designed to inform and inspire attendees to just say yes to developing or expanding scholarly communication programs on their own campuses and to identify content recruitment opportunities for library-supported publishing and institutional repositories….
Friday, June 27, 2014; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Room: LVCC – N231-233
Digital content creation, distribution, and access is a worldwide endeavor that is much more complex than printing and shipping physical books or journals. Identification, description, file formats, purchasing models, and measurement have all been transformed by the trends of globalization and digitization of content distribution. For each of these trends, the role of standards in making these processes more efficient is a critical element and something all publishers and librarians should follow closely. Both communities have a lot to learn from each other regarding how standards work undertaken in the publishing community affects libraries and vice-versa.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and Book Industry Study Group (BISG) have again partnered to explore how these trends impact publishing, libraries, and technology standards in the 8th Annual Changing Standards Landscape Forum. This year’s event will cover the THEMA classification systems, the Linked Content Coalition, Open Discovery and demand-driven acquisitions, EPUB developments, and digital content assessment.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will hold the final meeting in a series of three stakeholder convenings about trends in library service on Thursday June 5, from 9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. CDT at the Chicago Public Library. The focus of the meeting is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning in libraries.
IMLS invites broad participation via a live webcast, accessible here, and library professionals and the public are encouraged to participate through Twitter using the hashtag #imlsfocus. Seating at the event is limited…
This is the third in a series of three strategic priority meetings hosted by IMLS, each focused on a different priority. The first, held in New York in late April, examined national digital initiatives. The second, held in San Francisco in May, focused on learning spaces in libraries. IMLS will release a revised National Leadership Grant application this summer that will reflect the priorities identified during these meetings.