Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Live Webinars for October 2011

October webinars. Go learn stuff!

Oct 4.  Transforming Libraries Through Weeding (Library Journal)

Oct 4.  Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility (Educause)

Oct 5.  Nonfiction can be Fun (School Library Journal)

Oct 6.  XML Document Best Practices (Adobe)

Oct 6.  Troubleshooting Windows Update and Service Pack Problems (O'Reilly)

Oct 13.  Social Media for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention (Volunteer Match)

Oct 18.  Making Technology Manageable to Drive Results (eSchool News)

Oct 19.  The Art of Collaborative Teaming (AMA)

Oct 19.  Mobile First (O'Reilly)

Oct 25.  Preventing and Responding to CyberBullying (Online Book Club. Reg Required.)

Oct 25.  Conducting a Technical Interview (O'Reilly)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
Oct 4.   Service Learning and Information Literacy
Oct 5.   The CONSER Standard Record
Oct 5.   Newberry and Caldecott Mock Elections Toolkit 
Oct 6.   Preschool Programming that makes sense for Kids with Autism
Oct 12.  Constructing the Future Library: Architectural and Digital Considerations
Oct 19.  RDA Basics: Scores
Oct 20.  Making QR Codes work for your Library
Oct 25.  PLA Intro to eBooks
Oct 25.  Embedded Librarians:  Information Literacy at the Point of Need
Oct 26.  RDA Basics: Sound Recordings
Oct 26.  Online Tools for Spanish Speakers

Oct 4.  New Cookbooks for the Library
Oct 7.   National Reading Group Month
Oct 11.  Common Core Standards for Youth Librarians
Oct 18.  What's New in Reference: Fall 2011
Oct 25.  What's New in Audiobooks: Fall 2011

Oct 5. Building a Culture of Creativity and Innovation in Libraries
Oct 12.  Using Smartphones as a Marketing and Programming Tool
Oct 18. Library Support Staff Certification: An Introduction
Oct 20.  Technology and Health 2.0

Oct 7.  Google Search
Oct 14.  Google Places
Oct 18.  Marketing Technology to Latinos
Oct 21.  Mixing in Math
Oct 28.  Foursquare
Nov 1.  Getting to Know your Latino Communities

Oct 19.  Innovative Use of Skill-based Volunteers in Public Libraries
Oct 25.  Teaming Up with Teens @ Your Library
Oct 27.  Highlights from Project Compass

Oct 4.  Reasons to Love and Use E-mail Marketing
Oct 5.  What is a Brand and Why Does It Matter? 
Oct 6.  Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies  
Oct 12.  Handling Difficult Conversations 
Oct 25.  How to Engage your Customers with your Website

Ebook Summit.  Full day Online Conference.  Oct 12.  Sponsored by LJ.  $

Friday, September 23, 2011

Archives: Book Repair and OCLC Resource Sharing

ALCTS would like to apologize to you if you were among the many that were unable to watch the live presentation of the “Book Repair Basics for Libraries” webinar presented earlier today. We were using a different webinar software for this event because of the need to share video. We were unaware of the access problems we would experience. The system locked up on us early in the registration process due to the large number of people that tried to access the webinar at the same time. Only 100 people were able to access the webinar, instead of the 500 that we were told could get in. Again, we do apologize for the technical problems you might have experienced.

The quality of the presentation was wonderful and we hope you will take the time to watch the recording, view the presentation file that has many useful links, and complete the evaluation form. All of this information can be found on the ALCTS web site at http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/pres/091411.cfm

Currently the archive file is only available for .flv players such as Adobe Media Player. If you are unable to open the file, please try back in the next few days as ALCTS staff are working to make additional formats available.

A recording of the August 25 webinar, “What’s new with OCLC Resource Sharing Services,” is now available on the OCLC web site.

This webinar provides an overview of the following enhancements:
  • New Lender String report. This report provides details about your library's interactions with specific lenders up to one year in the past.
  • Custom Holdings symbol searcher. A new way to quickly identify which Custom Holdings groups contain a specific symbol (up to 10 symbols), so you can modify your custom holdings groups as needed when changes occur.
  • New ILL work form fields to support article sharing. These fields provide the PubMed number (PMID) and the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
  • Email from anywhere. Allows your staff to send an email to another library from anywhere in an interlibrary loan workform.
  • Improvements to Not Received feature. Now libraries can alert the lender that an item as not been received at any time after the lender updates the request to SHIPPED.
View the webinar.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

eBooks' Real Impact on Book Publishing

Tuesday, September 20, 11:00am EDT. (Aptara)

eBooks are the most dominant force in contemporary publishing, but skyrocketing consumer sales aside, what is their real impact on book publishers' operations and bottom lines?

In this free WEBcast, we'll reveal the results, trends, and best practices of eBook publishers as uncovered over the past two years in a three-survey series conducted by Aptara. What works and what doesn't? From production techniques, preferred file formats and distribution channels, to enhanced eBooks and apps strategies, we'll discuss how the findings correspond and differ across publishing market segments. In addition to sharing insight collected from over 1,300 publishers, we'll talk with digital experts from both sides of the Atlantic to understand how digital publishing is evolving in the United States and Europe.

  • Primary areas where the eBook market remains nascent worldwide
  • Where 1,350 book publishers stand in building their digital programs (the answers will surprise you!)
  • Key differences between digital strategies in the Trade, Academic, and STM markets
  • How issues like eBook design and formatting may be holding back growth in sales

Navigating the next IT Revolution

Monday, September 19, 3:00pm EDT. (Educause)

It has become commonplace to open discussions of technology with a nod to the ubiquity of change. Storage, network bandwidth, and computing power double every 18 months. Today's smartphones have more computing power than was onboard Apollo 11 as it hurtled toward the moon. Software gets easier to use with each release.

New online services roll out daily. Most burn brightly and fade by evening. But a few make it, sometimes with profound implications for the ways we work and interact. Security threats and their associated countermeasures proliferate at network speed. The secretary of defense recently announced that a single cyberattack allowed hackers to steal 24,000 military files. Indeed, tales to the constancy of technology-driven change are so common that we risk becoming deaf to moments of real and significant change. This is such a moment.

Information and communication technologies are currently undergoing fundamental changes that will rival the disruptions that we saw with the advent of personal computing. Three forces are driving this sea change: 1) the economics of aggregation, 2) IT consumerization, and 3) the Janus-faced role that technology plays in serving higher education’s mission. In this session, we will discuss each of these forces.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book Repair Basics for Libraries

Wednesday, September 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT.

Description: Participants will become familiar with several types of basic repairs for bound circulating collections materials in school, public, and academic libraries. Tip-ins and basic page repairs, hinge tightening, and a variety of spine repairs will be covered. Techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated with text, images, and video. Links to other resources will be provided.

Repairs and conservation treatments on rare and special collections materials will NOT be discussed.

Audience: Individuals with little (some preferred) book repair experience will benefit. More experienced attendees will receive helpful hints.

Peter D. Verheyen is Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University. After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins where he repaired and rehoused circulating collections, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings. In response to a need for efficient rehousing in anticipation of off-site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink-wrapping of volumes. He presented Archival 101 as an ALCTS webinar during Preservation Week 2010.

Marianne Hanley is Assistant Conservator in the Department of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University Library. Her responsibilities include managing the repair and rehousing of our circulating collections, including the training of work-study students. In addition she is training in bookbinding and aspects of book conservation with conservators David Stokoe and Peter Verheyen. She also presents regularly on disaster preparedness as part of departmental staff training and outreach activities. Because Marianne has worked in both the public and private sectors of libraries, she is collaborating in the development of a basic book repair program that will benefit many different institutions and varying types of skill levels.


Registration will be free for this webinar. Registration opens at 1:30pm (EDT) the day of the webinar, and is open to the first 500 registrants.

Access the webinar by visiting: http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/alcts. Select “Enter as a guest” and please enter your full name in the space provided, then click on “Enter Room.” Participation is limited to the first 500 guests that login. The session will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted on the ALCTS Web site (www.ala.org/alcts) shortly following the live presentation.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Libraries in a Post-Print World

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00pm EDT.

What does the library without books look like? We can argue all day about whether or not printed books will eventually become obsolete. Or we can wonder how libraries and librarians will continue to serve their communities if they do. In this thought-provoking webinar, consultants Joan Frye Williams and George Needham will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by a “post-print” world.

It’s no small feat to change an existing brand, and the library brand has always been “books.” Library shelves may not be devoid of paper any time soon, but if alternative reading formats continue to be adopted at current rates, we’ll need to realign and rebrand our services or risk going the way of the dodo.

This is not a webinar about how to add eBooks to your collection; this is a webinar about how to re-imagine and articulate the importance of what we can do in our communities.

Presenters: George Needham & Joan Frye Williams

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Georgia State Copyright Case

Thursday, September 8, 2:00pm EDT.

  • Kevin Smith, Director of Scholarly Communications, Duke University
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
The Georgia State University copyright infringement case has been closely watched in higher education over the last several years. This lawsuit, brought by several publishers against Georgia State University, involves the use of copyrighted materials in higher education e-reserves, but the impact of the case and its potential results may be far more reaching. The trial has now closed and is awaiting a final decision. Despite the outcome, the case will certainly have an impact on how higher education uses copyrighted materials. The case—which affects faculty, students, scholarly authors, and university services including libraries—brings up issues of fair use in a digital age, scholarly communication and publisher business models, and the broader question of the future of teaching and scholarly communication as a whole.