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Saturday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faceted Subject Access Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 05
Description :

In San Francisco the focus is on FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) with a lively session of lightning talks showcasing innovative uses of and interesting issues with FAST headings in archival, repository, and catalog settings.

Speeding up Archival Description with FAST
Mackenzie Brooks, Washington and Lee University

This lightning talk will outline the experience of batch-loading FAST headings into ArchivesSpace to speed up archival description and reduce cataloging backlog. At our small liberal arts university library, catalogers and Special Collections staff frequently fell behind in processing while trying to unite their distinct description priorities. This presentation will briefly address technical implementation options and staff training strategies.

“Never the Time and the Place and the Topic All Together!”: Conceptualizing and Creating Chronological, Event, and Geographic Faceted Headings in an Archival-Management System
Catherine Oliver, Northern Michigan University

In 2014, the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives began transitioning to the ArchivesSpace archival-management system. The Archives has traditionally used the Library of Congress Subject Headings vocabulary to provide controlled subject access to its collections. We have begun faceting our LCSH for use in ArchivesSpace, but have run into some issues with managing our chronological, event, and geographical headings. This talk will give an overview of our preliminary draft of best practices and outline our proposed survey of archives users (to be carried out in the fall of 2015).

Implementing FAST in an Institutional Repository
Brian Luna Lucero & Melanie Wacker, Columbia University

Based on past positive experiences, the decision was made to also use FAST in Columbia’s digital repository Academic Commons. This lightning talk will address the unique challenges faced by the Academic Commons team to move a large scale MODS-based repository of over 15,000 items from the very high level ProQuest subject terms to the much more granular FAST headings -- both for new cataloging going forward as well as for the existing records.

FAST Headings in the UNLV Libraries Catalog: A Laissez-Faire Approach!
Carol Ou and Marilyn Vent, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Like many other libraries, UNLV Libraries sources shelf-ready and other copy-cataloging records from WorldCat for a significant portion of our collection. Traditionally we do very little editing to the majority of these records, so when OCLC began systematically adding FAST headings to WorldCat records, FAST headings naturally began flowing into our local catalog. This presentation will briefly discuss our local approach to managing FAST headings and the display and indexing changes we have made to support FAST headings in our local catalog.

We will also hear an update from Dr. Diane Vizine-Goetz about OCLC’s work with FAST.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite C
Description :

Business meeting of the interest group

Sponsors :

Sunday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Getting Started with Library Linked Open Data: Lessons from UNLV and NCSU Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

This program will focus on the practical steps involved in creating and publishing linked data including data modeling, data clean up, enhancing the data with links to other data sets, converting the data to various forms of RDF, and publishing the data set. At each step of the process, the speakers will share their experiences and the tools they used to give the audience multiple perspectives on how to approach linked data creation.

Sponsors :
8:30am - 9:30am
Is Technical Services Dead?: Designing Our Future Program Moscone Convention Center
2003 (W)
Description :

Major changes have taken place within technical services within the past five to ten years. Automated workflows, a proliferation of vendor supplied services, patron centered acquisition plans, and digital preservation have impacted how we work and the career paths of our newer professionals. A panel of librarians will discuss whether there is a future for traditional technical services, whether MARC matters with RDA and if RDA will live up to its promise, skills needed for future of technical services work, and technical services advocacy.

Sponsors :
8:30am - 10:00am
Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board (part of the Publications Coordinating Committee Meeting) (ACRL) Committee meeting Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 8-9
Description :

Meeting of the Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board.

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Come Write in with National Novel Writing Month Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

National Novel Writing Month (better known as NaNoWriMo) is the creative movement that's sweeping the world. In 2014, more than 400,000 people around the world wrote novels with NaNoWriMo. Come Write In, NaNoWriMo's community partnership program, connects libraries and other community spaces with local writers, forming relationships that are transformative for both writers and libraries.

More than 700 community spaces partnered with NaNoWriMo in 2014. Join us to find out if your library should be one of them in 2015...and to dip a tantalizing toe in the imaginative waters of the NaNoWriMo experience!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group II Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 2
Description :

Meeting of the Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group II

10:30am - 12:00pm
Adapting Peace Corps’ training package for sustainable library projects Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 23
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
How do you take your books? Print? Digital? Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 18
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Pushing limits: Library e-Hub Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 15
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
The Freedom to Read: An Ongoing Struggle That Transcends Nationalities Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 5
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Zine Library 101! Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Zines – DIY, self-published works – represent an exciting, accessible forum for self-expression. Curious to explore how indie print media can bring transformative creativity to your library?

At Art Center College of Design, zines are an integral part of the library’s collection, programming, and outreach. Evaluation has demonstrated that patrons value this nontraditional element, particularly zine workshops that enable students to add work to the collection. This session will inspire you to consider how to integrate zines into your library and features examples of zines from Art Center’s collection, including zines created at workshops funded by a recent IMLS grant.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Let the Bidding Begin : Ruminations on the RFP Process from the Vendor, Cooperative, & Library Perspectives

Request For Proposal (RFP) is a process most librarians encounter and something all library service groups and companies have experience with. In this session we will look at the three viewpoints: Academic/University Librarian, Not-For-Profit organization, and Vendor representative. The Academic/University librarian will address both generic and specific items (to his university) that are considered essential in an RFP. The Not-for-profit organization representative will look at both how they respond to RFP as well as what they require in an RFP, having a unique perspective of both sending out and receiving RFPs. The Vendor representative will review how the vendor reviews and responds to RFP, including what is wished for and what is often missing.

Speakers:
· Mike Thompson, Head of Acquisitions at the University of Houston
· Arta Kabashi, Consulting and Education Services Manager at Amigos Library Services
· Carol Seiler, Account Services Manager at EBSCO Information Services

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
133 (N)
Description :

1:05-1:25: Gauging User Interest in Non-Traditional Library Resources
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a government funded research laboratory based in Golden, Colorado. In addition to collecting traditional library resources such as journals, conference proceedings, and print and electronic books, the library also spends a significant portion of its collection development funds on resources not often found in many libraries: technical industry standards (e.g., ISO, IEC, ASTM, IEEE) and energy-related market reports. Assessing user needs for these resources is difficult. This presentation will discuss the NREL Library’s current collection assessment and development practices as they relate to these unique resources.

1:25-1:45: Inflated Journal Value Rankings: Pitfalls You Should Know About HTML and PDF Usage Based on Publisher Website Design
The California Digital Library (CDL) developed a value-based strategy to assess journals which is now used as a major part of the University of California's systemwide e-journal collection planning process. The strategy involves using objective metrics to calculate the value of scholarly journals. Among all the metrics used for the CDL Weighted Journal Value Algorithm, usage data is still the key metric. However, the usage data is not as reliable and comparable as might be expected. One of the reasons is that the design of a publisher's electronic interface can have a measurable effect on electronic journal usage statistics. Last year, CDL conducted a research project to study the impact on usage data of publisher website design. The presenters will discuss how vendor interfaces and other factors impact usage data.

1:45-2:05: Leveraging WorldCat Web Services for Collection Analysis
OCLC offers an array of web service APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) at no cost to contributing members of WorldCat. Though traditionally used to extract relevant bibliographic and holdings data from WorldCat in response to real-time requests, many of the APIs can be used in batch mode in support of a wide variety of collection analysis needs, both within and across institutions. This session will provide a general introduction to the WorldCat web service APIs, including eligibility requirements, registration procedures, documentation, support, use limitations, and a quick survey of some of the available APIs. It will also discuss use of the WorldCat Search API, the xID services, and the WorldCat Registry API for collection analysis purposes, illustrated by projects carried out at Cornell.

2:05-2:15: Q&A

Lightning Talks
2:15-2:22: Academic E-Books: Do DRM Restrictions Effect Usage?, Tara Tobin Cataldo, Science Collections Coordinator, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and Trey Shelton, E-Resources Librarian, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

2:23-2:30: Taking altmetrics beyond the article to the book: An introduction to the Bookmetrix project with Springer Books, Sara Rouhi, Product Specialist, Altmetric.com

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Metadata Standards Committee Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite I
Description :

Meeting of the committee

1:00pm - 2:00pm
OITP - Pew Library Research Update Program Program Moscone Convention Center
121 (N)
Description :

Over the last three years, the Pew Research Center has deftly documented how Americans perceive, use and aspire for U.S. public libraries. From front-line services to national policy advocacy, Pew library research has improved our ability to plan for and communicate library and community needs.

Senior Researcher John B. Horrigan will preview new findings in this informative and forward-looking session. Based on a national telephone survey of adults, new Pew data will explore people’s e-reading habits, and how libraries serve as community hubs for information exchange, economic opportunity, and cultivation of users’ digital skills. The presentation also will discuss how the public’s views on libraries can illuminate broader discussions on ‘digital readiness’ as the internet of things (IoT) emerges in society.

Prior to rejoining the Pew Research Center in 2015, Horrigan served as research director for the development of the National Broadband Plan at the Federal Communications Commission. He is a nationally recognized expert on research into barriers to home broadband adoption and use, expertise cultivated as a consultant and in his first stint at the Pew Research Center from 2000-2009.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Resource Discovery in the Age of Wikipedia Affiliate Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

Wikipedia is viewed 8000 times each second. The 8th largest referrer to DOIs, Wikipedia has become a ubiquitous starting point for discovery. Thus, knowledge professionals have begun to focus on reaching readers on Wikipedia, where they already are. The Wikipedia Library facilitates gaining access to research for Wikipedia's thousands of editors through partnerships with JSTOR, Elsevier, and dozens of publishers. Now we need research libraries, with their experience curating access, to complete the circle of research and dissemination. The goal is to make library collections more visible online and drive traffic from Wikipedia back to full-texts and reference experts.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Top Technology Trends Program Moscone Convention Center
3014-3016 (W)
Description :

This program features our ongoing roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of LITA technology experts. The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends. More information on Top Tech Trends: http://ala.org/lita/ttt

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Business Reference Sources Committee Publishers' Forum (RUSA_BRASS) Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 303
Description :

Money Smart – Sources for Promoting Financial Literacy to Your Community. The ability to effectively manage finances begins with developing the necessary skills and knowledge to understand financial resources, then using them to make informed decisions. Financial data service products can help people manage their personal finances; however patrons may find these products overwhelming. This forum will include representatives from Morningstar, Standard & Poor’s, Mergent, and the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, who will demonstrate how their products can help your patrons improve their financial literacy.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Committee on the Future of University Libraries Meeting (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
236-238 (S)
Description :

Join the ACRL ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries in a moderated discussion about how five university libraries evaluated the use of existing resources (including staff) in order to pave the way for new services. What efficiencies were found in operations? What tough decisions to modify or eliminate existing services were considered? How did reorganization free up resources to help the organization move forward? The speakers will share their stories ahead of time and briefly discuss them, then we will open the floor for discussion and question-and-answer.

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