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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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Thursday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Executive Committee Meeting (ALSC) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504a
Description :

Members of the ALSC Executive Committee meet along with staff.

Friday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED NISO Open Discovery Initiative Working Group [Closed] Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N136
Description :

NISO Open Discovery Initiative Working Group

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
S501d
Description :

Loving and leaving FRBR

The ALCTS FRBR IG invites you to a managed discussion on the effect Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR) has had on cataloging thought and practices. We'll discuss the pros and cons of trying to fit existing bibliographic data into the FRBR model, and the use of FRBR as the organizing structure of Resource Description and Access (RDA). Debra Shapiro, an instructor at University of WI-Madison School of Library & Information Studies, and co-chair of the IG, will present a few short remarks to kick off table discussions. The discussion will be followed by a short business meeting.

10:30am - 12:00pm
OCLC Enhance Sharing Session Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N127
Description :

The Enhance Sharing Session is a forum for Q&A and for the exchange of information concerning OCLC's Enhance program and Expert Community.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:00pm
NISO Demand Driven Acquisition for Monographs Working Group [Closed] Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
N136
Description :

NISO Demand Driven Acquisition for Monographs Working Group

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
12:00pm - 4:00pm
NISO/BISG 7th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
E351
Description :

NISO/BISG 6th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (ALSC) Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S504d
Description :

Meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Friday, June 28 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) Meeting Affiliate Event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable 21AB
Description :

Anyone interested in non-print cataloging is welcome to attend OLAC's Cataloging Policy Committee meeting. We will hear reports about the ongoing work of several task forces, as well as updates from our liaisons to CC:DA, MARBI, and LC. There will also be discussions about audiovisual cataloging issues and implementation of RDA.

Sponsors :
AFL
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 29 - 7:00am

7:00am - 8:30am
Priority Group Consultant Meeting (ALSC) [Closed] Other Sheraton Chicago
Parlor B
Description :

The ALSC Priority Group Consultants meet with President and Executive Director.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N230a
Description :

Learn what’s new with Dewey, including DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with your ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
STARS All Committee Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Williford C
Description :

Open meeting time shared by many of RUSA/STARS committees

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Cataloging Norms Interest Group Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place Convention Center
N229
Description :

Jennifer Eustis
Pushing the Boundaries of Metadata in a Hybrid Department

The Resource Access Team at the University of Connecticut Libraries has been involved with digital initiatives for quite some time. Most notably, UCL acquired two vendor products to respond to the rise in digital projects: Digital Commons from BePress and ContentDM from OCLC. On the one hand, the role of the catalog/metadata librarians with Digital Commons was and remains limited to creating and editing metadata in certain series. Their role with ContentDM was, on the other hand, to create and edit metadata and determine which Dublin Core fields to implement. Despite this larger role with ContentDM, the project was seen by many outside the team to be too MARC and AACR2 focused leading to problems with search, discovery and machine readable data. This approach radically changed with two newly formed committees: eScience and the Second Generation Digital Repository. Administration and staff saw the need for metadata beyond Dublin Core, metadata templates, and creating and editing metadata in forms. In light of this new perspective on metadata, I saw an opportunity to push the boundaries of the role played by the cataloger/metadata librarians at UCL. In this presentation, I will discuss these opportunities presented by these new projects at UCL and the challenges they present for those hoping to push the boundaries in a hybrid department.

Karen Snow:
Accurate and Complete Cataloging: An Examination of Quality Cataloging Definitions

In a recent study of quality cataloging definitions amongst academic catalogers, the words "accurate" and "complete" were the most commonly used adjectives to describe quality cataloging. The exact meaning of these descriptors were often open to interpretation. For example, if a quality bibliographic record must be "accurate," does that mean the information must not contain typographical errors? Must the information be a truthful representation of the item in-hand? Must the information be correctly described according to AACR2 or RDA? Or, perhaps all of these were meant when "accurate" was used? "Complete" is also an ambiguous term that can be defined differently from one cataloger to the next. This presentation will provide an overview of what is meant by "accurate" and "complete" cataloging within the cataloging literature and explain why it is important for all catalogers and their institutions to explore and define these terms at the local level.

Phillip Collins:
Metadata as copyright management information in digital files

An increasing amount of content in today’s society flows through social networks. Some of this content is user-generated; some of it is pre-existing content. Much of this material is protected by copyright. When content is passed from site to site and user to user, it can become difficult to ascertain the identity of the original copyright owner. Digital images can prove particularly troublesome for a user seeking permission to use a copyrighted work.

10:30am - 11:30am
Edge Initiative Info Session Affiliate Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N226
Description :

Get the most recent and up-to-date info on the Edge Initiative. This session will include an update on the progress of the Initiative, an overview of the Edge resources and tools, and an update on the Edge launch. For more information about this public Edge session, please contact Alison Saffold at asaffold@urbanlibraries.org or visit www.libraryedge.org.

Sponsors :
AFL
Urban Libraries Council (Affiliate)
10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC The Power of Shared Linked Data at the Network Level Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

As the Web has enabled ubiquitous and instantaneous discovery of information, library users expect to find material online. Libraries must aggregate their data to be more relevant on the Web; it’s not enough to have collections accessible only through an online catalog, but we need to weave library data throughout the Web. Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services, will demonstrate why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services (including linked data and graph theory) and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Tools for Creating and Managing Embedded Metadata Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S405
Description :

A practical discussion of tools currently in use by metadata librarians and other library professionals for creating new metadata and for manipulating existing embedded metadata in a variety of formats.

Potential tools may include Jhove, bwf meta edit, avi meta edit, and formats like xmp and re vtmd.

The presenters will discuss unique uses of the tools and standards and how individuals and institutions integrate these tools into their content creation and management workflows.

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Kiss My Assessment: Summoning Better Results after the Implementation of a Discovery Tool Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Library instruction is a crucial part of the mission of the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) Libraries. Instruction is offered in many ways including reference desk interactions, individual research consultations, and library instruction sessions. To assess instruction efforts, the UMSL Libraries created an assessment instrument based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Standards. This assessment is administered to students before and after library instruction sessions to determine their information literacy levels and the effectiveness of the sessions. A satisfaction survey is also distributed to students who participate in research consultations and instruction sessions. In 2012, the UMSL Libraries implemented Summon, a single search discovery tool that allows users to search across the library catalog, online journal, magazine, and newspaper sources, and institutional repositories. Summon has significantly changed the Libraries’ instruction and assessment practices. A single search tool reduces the need to teach patrons to access several different databases, catalogs, and collections to find information. However, patrons must be able to understand the relevancy of and the difference between results displayed in Summon (i.e. scholarly books and journals as well as magazines and newspapers). This poster session will use a display board to provide visual examples of how instruction practices and assessments changed after the implementation of Summon. Charts and graphs will be used to compare research consultation satisfaction survey results before and after Summon. Handouts will also be also provided that summarize this information.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Patron Driven Acquisitions: Determining the Metrics to Measure a Program’s Performance Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In July, 2011 the University of Arizona Libraries dramatically changed how it managed its monographic selection for both print and electronic books. Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) was introduced as the primary tool for the collection development of monographic holdings. This change in policy was a direct result of maintaining a commitment to meeting the research needs of our customers while facing an economic/budget crisis that resulted in the loss of roughly one-third of the full-time librarians.
PDA programs are based on vendor managed inventory or jointly managed inventory programs and are common in the private sector, but adapting this concept to collection development is relatively new to the library world. With that in mind, the library formed the On-Demand Information Delivery (ODID) Metrics team in January, 2012 to establish a set of metrics to evaluate the PDA program. The poster will examine the results of the team’s findings and provide extensive analysis of the purchases by Library of Congress (LC) classification, publishers, format type, and other metrics. The poster’s charts and graphs will illustrate study results, lessons learned, and provide an overview the changes to the collection created by the shift to PDA.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Up, Up, and Away with RDA! Integrating the New Rules Effectively into a Copy Cataloging Workflow Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library (UIC) will be adopting the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules into their technical services workflows beginning Spring 2013. Adherence to the new standards will be a key factor for enhancing access to library materials, as well as for outreach to those non-library web communities who seek to organize their information for purposes of sharing their data for the greater good. In preparation for this, the Technical Services unit has been preparing for the formal workflow changes through an analysis of compounding factors, identifying necessary changes to the current workflow process, and creating and implementing training for affected faculty and staff.

In order to prepare staff for a smooth transition, the following factors and their influence were considered: local, national, and international impact of migration; the scope of changes needed to be made to bibliographic records; staffing resources; levels of staff training; potential conflicts with automated and outsourced workflows; ILS considerations; the roles of external cataloging agencies such as LC and OCLC; and the acceptance and concrete support of the local library administration.

This poster presentation will outline the outcomes of this analysis and implementation, including early statistical measurements of workflow outputs. Emphasis will be on detailing the training strategy and the proposed training model used to facilitate adoption, as well as flowcharts of policy decisions and anticipated workflow procedures. Handouts including training techniques and cataloging documentation samples will be available.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Visualize, Innovate, Create: Graphic Inquiry Across the Curriculum Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Photos, graphic organizers, maps, and more… address the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and promote information fluency through technology-rich, graphic inquiry projects that enhance content-area learning. Graphic inquiry involves weaving visual representations throughout the inquiry process.

This poster is intended to provide a practical approach to incorporating graphic inquiry across the curriculum. Specifically, it is designed to help the school librarians identify tools and techniques for using graphic inquiry with their students. This visually rich poster provides numerous, standards-based inquiry activities and projects that incorporate traditional materials as well as emerging social and collaborative technologies.

The poster is divided into three sections: visualize, innovate, and create. (1) Visualize through Graphic Tools and Learning Tasks including organizers, maps, images and symbols, diagrams & illustrations, and charts & graphs. (2) Innovate through Graphic Inquiry Elements. Explore five elements of graphic inquiry including questioning, exploration, assimilation, inferences, and reflection. (3) Create through Meaningful, Standards-based Processes and Products. Explore seven graphic-rich ways students can share their understandings through SCORE IT! (storytelling, communication, organization, representation, evidence, inference, and teaching).

The poster will include specific, real-world examples based on research conducted in the development of my new book titled Graphic Inquiry by Annette Lamb and Danny Callison.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
19th Annual Reference Research Forum Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

The Reference Research Forum continues to be one of the most popular and valuable programs during the ALA Annual Conference, where attendees can learn about notable projects conducted in the broad area of reference services such as user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. This year’s topics are: Research Guides Usability Study, Two Birds, One Stone: Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Measure Service Process and Identify Usability Pain Points in Virtual Reference, and Query Clarification in Chat Reference: A Visual Transcript Analysis.

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