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Format: 04/20/2018 - 2pm
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Thursday, June 26 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Flamingo
Reno I
Description :

GMS Welcome and Graduate School Institute

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Agenda available online at

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Unconference Discussion/Interest group, Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itseld. Unlike most conferneces where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out prodession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

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Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
FRBR Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

The FRBR Interest Group program will consist of two presentations about how FRBR can be used in finding film/video items and the use of FRBR in preservation management.

First, Kelley McGrath’s presentation will describe common problems that users encounter when searching for film and video in libraries. She will discuss how the FRBR model provides a framework to make finding moving images materials easier and more effective for users while also providing back-end efficiencies in data creation and management. She will look at some ways in which the orthodox FRBR model and RDA's interpretation of it don't work well for film and video. Finally, she will show what a FRBR-inspired end-user discovery interface for moving images might look like and will elucidate steps to move towards this vision.

Second, Jacob Nadal’s presentation will propose a way of using FRBR to coordinate preservation goals among libraries and to clarify the goals and expected outcomes of preservation and conservation efforts. Special attention will be paid to two areas where frameworks for this kind of coordination are needed: managing regional print archives, and the role of digitization in preservation management.

Kelley McGrath is Metadata Management Librarian at the University of Oregon. She is an experienced media cataloger and an active member of Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC). She served as chair of OLAC's Cataloging Policy Committee for several years and is currently OLAC's liaison to CC:DA. She is interested in the potential of the FRBR model, structured data and faceted interfaces for improving access to moving images.

Jacob Nadal is the Executive Director of ReCAP, The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, which provides long term collections care and access services for the libraries and archives of Columbia, Princeton, and the New York Public Library. Jake has led preservation efforts at Indiana University, NYPL, and UCLA, and prior to joining ReCAP, served as Director of Library and Archives for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Within ALA, he has served as Chair of PARS and co-chaired the working group that wrote ALA’s Definitions of Digital Preservation.

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Competencies for the 21st Century Cataloger

“Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog”, presented by Allison Jai O’Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries.

A new data model for resource description creates the chance to re-imagine cataloging expertise and explore new roles for the catalog librarian. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) provides a linked data model and vocabulary for representing library resources based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF). BIBFRAME will launch the library catalog onto the Semantic Web, creating new opportunities in discovery experience design.

This presentation will cover competencies and education for a career in resource description and access by looking at possibilities presented by the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. As the library catalog becomes increasingly annotated with external data sources, metadata functions in a Web 3.0 environment will be collaborative and outward-facing. Practical considerations for the catalog librarian include building crosswalks between metadata schemas, implementation of the entity-relationship model, and development of the object-oriented next generation catalog. We will discuss participation in the Linked Open Data movement and facilitation of a user desire to mash and re-purpose library catalog data.

“Please send Catalogers: Metadata Staffing in the 21st Century”, presented by Jennifer A. Liss, Head, Monographic Cataloging Image Unit, Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries.

You’ve heard the phrase before: “traditional cataloging.” The phrase is most often used to identify the MARC-based work that catalogers perform, as opposed to the metadata work associated with digital objects. In truth, both kinds of work require the same intellectual engagement. Whether the task is cataloging printed books, providing access to digitized photographs, encoding literary texts, or describing earth sciences datasets, the underlying principles governing access remain the same.
At Indiana University, the tangible outcomes of embarking on non-MARC metadata are that catalogers learned new tools and standards while providing access to hidden and unique collections. This presentation will focus on the intangible outcomes of the enterprise, addressing ways in which those who perform traditional cataloging are uniquely positioned to make valuable contributions to the linked library data future. It will also offer preliminary musings on competencies for professionals and paraprofessionals performing metadata work.

A brief business meeting will follow the presentations. Draft agenda below:
1. Leadership: incoming chair and vice-chair(s). Contact Bruce if interested in future leadership opportunity.
2. Discussion of topics of interest for future programs

1:00pm - 2:30pm
International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Palace 1
Description :

The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions of issues critical to the future of academic and research libraries, to promote comparative study of academic library trends, issues, and operations, and to promote collaboration between academic and research librarians on issues benefiting from an international perspective.

Friday, June 27 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 8:00pm
GMS Debrief [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Flamingo
Reno I
Description :

GMS Debrief

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print (LSPVD) Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Description :

A meeting of the Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Cataloging Issues Discussion Group (ACRL WESS) Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Discussion forum for librarians interested in cataloging issues related to Western Europe.

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8:30am - 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Presenters for the ALCTS Copy Cataloging Interest Group Meeting
ALA Annual 2014

Presenter: Angela Kinney
Library of Congress Report

Presenter: April Grey
Differentiating Ebook Packages through Unique Identifiers
As more of our library content became available through various vendor packages; identifying unique batch record loads became necessary. We created a workflow to include a unique identifier (599 field) for each ebook package using MARC Edit and Innovative’s Sierra. Each unique identifier included the vendor, the file name, and the load date.
We now can differentiate between subscription and purchase records in the catalog and distinguish bibliographic records with the same title from different vendors. It also provides a new means to track holdings and statistics. Collection development and acquisitions departments also benefit from the new feature in the MARC record. Going forward, we will continue to implement this workflow for added visibility, clarity, and quality control in our catalog.

Presenter: Roman Panchyshyn
Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) is currently planning a RDA enrichment project with their authority control vendor (Backstage Library Works). The project entails machine manipulation of all MARC legacy data (bibliographic records) in the library catalog by adding RDA elements to all non-RDA records to create “hybrid” RDA records. This presentation will examine the planning process, focusing on the issues that the library, together with the vendor, need to address before an RDA enrichment project can be successfully undertaken. Since preparation and execution of this type of project requires a certain level of commitment and investment in time and resources by the library, the presentation will discuss the benefits of RDA enrichment projects for libraries and their users. Implications for consortia partners and for system vendors will also be covered. KSUL feels there is substantial value to be gained from a RDA enrichment project and wishes to share its views.

Presenter: Nathan Putnam
Copy catalogers at the University of Maryland, College Park have are using their copy cataloging skills in areas outside of MARC and AACR2/RDA. One area is copy cataloging of digitized postcards, where catalogers review the metadata created during the digitization process, correct errors as needed, and add subject terms outside of LCSH. Instead of working in the our Aleph ILS, catalogers are reviewing and updating in our Digital Repository (Fedora), using a locally created University of Maryland Description Metadata profile. The other area in which the copy catalogers are working is the WorldCat Knowledge base. Here, catalogers receive email alerts for newly purchased ebooks, and then check for accuracy and working links in the WCKB, thus leveraging WorldCat bibliographic data. My presentation for the Copy Cataloger’s Interest Group would be to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented to copy catalogers by working in these systems outside of MARC and AACR2/RDA.

8:30am - 10:00am
First Year Experience Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Annual meeting of the ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group

8:30am - 10:00am
GIS Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

The GIS Discussion Groupo is hosted jointly with MAGIRT and GODORT. Topics of discussion will involve geospatial data from both federal agencies and private sources. A call for discussion topics will go out ahead of time to MAGIRT and GODORT members, but everyone is welcome.

8:30am - 10:00am
Guideline Development for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Progress report on the development of guidelines and best practices document for providing financial literacy education in libraries. As part of a SPARKS! grant from IMLS, RUSA has contracted for the development of guidelines, and a draft best practices document. Completion date: October 31, 2014.

8:30am - 10:00am
Health Sciences Interest Group Membership Meeting Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Palace 7
Description :

ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Membership Meeting and Breakfast for all HSIG members. This event will include the business meeting, member news, plus a welcome for new members.

8:30am - 10:00am
Library and Information Science Education Interest Group (ACRL) Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Palace 3
Description :

Library and Information Science educators and academic librarians are invited to engage in a lively and pragmatic discussion of strategies to promote the effective alignment of LIS education with the evolving needs of the academic library workplace.

8:30am - 10:00am
Library Friends Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Friends of the Library members and library staff and invited to join this informal discussion with counterparts from across the country. Bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of your fellow Friends.

8:30am - 10:00am
Middle managers discussion group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Middle managers discussion group

8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustee Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 04
Description :

Are you a library trustee? If so, join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow trustees from across the country.

Interests :
8:30am - 11:30am
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Flamingo
Virginia City I & II
Description :

9:00 Welcome and introductions; review of minutes

9:15 Liblicense Model License revision
Ivy Anderson, Collections Director, California Digital Library, and Julia Blixrud, Assistant Executive Director for Scholarly Communication, Association of Research Libraries
9:40 Occam’s Reader: What is it, and implications for Collection Development
Occam’s Reader Project Team

10:20 Break

10:30 Humanities Data Mining: Transforming Local Copies of Vendor-Digitized Cultural Material
Peter Leonard, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research, Yale University Library

11:10 Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications

Donna Scanlon, Electronic Resources Coordinator, and Joe Puccio, Collection Development Officer, Library of Congress

11:30 Adjourn

8:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Administrators Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Paris
Champagne 1
Description :

Update from NYU, Buffalo State College, and the U. of Delaware on Library and Archives Conservation Education: Graduates and Curriculum Revisions
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, U. of Delaware
Library of Congress Preservation Update
Adrija Henley, Library of Congress
Collaborative Preservation, the UC/PLCH model
Holly Prochaska
Beginning in January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and U. of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) began a long-term collaboration to provide conservation and preservation treatments in an equally-managed, staffed, and equipped preservation lab situated on the U. of Cincinnati’s main campus.
Research on Mechanical System Shutdowns in Library Storage Areas
Jeremy Linden
Discuss methodologies and final results of a four-year experiment into the use of mechanical system shutdowns as a method to achieve significant reductions in energy use in library environments without compromising the preservation quality of collections environments. Research has shown that environmental conditions (temperature and relative humidity) are the most significant factors that impact the lifespan of cultural materials held by institutions. Mechanical systems in library environments are designed to run continuously in order to maintain the desired environmental conditions, resulting in high cost monetarily and in energy consumption. Altering these conditions through changes in HVAC operating schedules is a risk many institutions have been hesitant to take.

This four-year experiment was federally funded by the IMLS, and conducted by the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at the Rochester Institute of Technology and their partner Peter Herzog, principal of Herzog/Wheeler & Associates. The experimental partners for the research were the Birmingham (AL) Public Library, Cornell, the New York Public Library, the UCLA, and Yale.

Kimberly Tarr,New York U., will highlight a new publication, Digitizing Video for Long-term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template, which was developed as part of the Mellon-funded Video At Risk project
Audience members may line up to give other announcements.
Preservation Statistics updates
Annie Peterson, Tulane
PARS and ALCTS updates
Becky Ryder, PARS Chair
Preservation Debates
Topic 1: The next generation of preservation librarians does not need training in caring for analog objects.
Affirmative: Howard Besser, New York U. and Dawn Aveline, UCLA
Negative: Emily Shaw, U. of Iowa and Jacob Nadal, ReCAP
Topic 2: As libraries emphasize digital collections, the traditional role of the preservation administrator becomes obsolete.
Affirmative: Jeanne Drewes, Library of Congress and Katie Risseeuw, Northwestern U.
Negative: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M and Tom Clareson, LYRASIS