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Format: 2017-10-22T20
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Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

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
Collection Management Discussion Group (ALSC) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 3
Description :

ALSC Collection Management Discussion Group meets.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Collections Discussion Group (ACRL LES) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 17 & 18
Description :

This discussion group serves as an open forum for presentation and discussion of any topic or issue which involves the management, preservation, or use of materials in English-language literatures.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Digital Curation Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Mason Room
Description :

DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners". This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics. After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics. Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting. Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:

Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder) presenting: "Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)"

Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University) presenting: "Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation"

Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) presenting: "Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator"

1:00pm - 2:00pm
History Librarians Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
3012 (W)
Description :

An open discussion to all conference attendees interested in history librarianship.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leadership and Management Issues in College Libraries Discussion Group (ACRL CLS) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 01 & 02
Description :

Discussion group for people (library directors and others) interested in leadership and management issues in College libraries.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Foundation Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
110 (N)
Description :

Library staff, Trustees, Foundation board members and staff, and others interested in learning more about library Foundations are invited to join others from around the country in a free flowing moderated discussion about issues unique to library Foundations.

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1:00pm - 2:00pm
LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite B
Description :

LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group

Interests :
1:00pm - 2:00pm
SASS Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
120 (N)
Description :

SASS Circulation/Access Services Discussion Group

Interests :
1:00pm - 2:30pm
ALA Planning & Budget Assembly (PBA) Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 304
Description :

To assist the ALA Executive Board and the Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC), there shall be a Planning and Budget Assembly (PBA) which shall consist of one representative of each division, ALA committee, round table, and five councilors-at-large and five councilors from chapters. The duties of the Planning and Budget Assembly are to study the budget and planning documents submitted by the ALA Executive Board, raise questions concerning them, and offer suggestions to the ALA Executive Board and Budget Analysis and Review Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Discussion Group (ACRL DLS) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Powell Room
Description :

Join the ACRL Distance Learning Section for a lively discussion of a topic of current interest to distance librarians.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Germanists and Romance Languages Discussion Groups (ACRL WESS) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 19 & 20
Description :

Discussion of topics relevant for western European subject librarianship

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group (ACRL ULS) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 22
Description :

Forum for discussion of issues relevant to mid-level managers in academic libraries.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Retiree SIG Meeting (AASL) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan C/D
Description :

Meeting of the members of the AASL Retiree Special Interest Group.

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1:00pm - 5:30pm
Authority Control Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

The joint LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group provides a forum for discussion of a variety of issues related to authority control for online catalogs and for international sharing of authority of data.

Paul Frank (Library of Congress), Shana McDanold (Georgetown University), and Bob Maxwell (Brigham Young University) will discuss their thoughts on authority control. The hope is to spark ideas and discussions for future ACIG meetings (as we go into the next 30 years!).

Janis L. Young (Library of Congress) will be giving her regular semi-annual and very popular report from the Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) will discuss the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association. This is part of the larger project to expand the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) to new domains, She will review the music vocabulary, its origins, the decision-making processes during its development, the interaction of LCGFT terms with those of the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT), and explain areas of the vocabulary that are still being developed or are otherwise in flux. She will also provide several examples on its use of LCGFT music terms and provide an introduction to Provisional Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources,a document created by the Music Library Association Vocabularies Subcommittee and Genre/Form Task Force to provide temporary guidelines until official documentation is completed.

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) will discuss the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based on the initial work. They completed processing the metadata for several digital collections with Backstage. After this processing was completed, they started looking at ways to standardize the metadata values that Backstage was unable to match to an existing LC authority by using OpenRefine to add further improved values. This presentation will show the results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.

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Sunday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Division Leadership and the Budget Analysis & Review Committee Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 304
Description :

An Operating Agreement mandated meeting to discuss any issues or concerns affecting ALA, the Divisions and the general relationship.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 4:00pm
An Open Conversation with the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Planning for Orlando and Beyond Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Plaza B
Description :

In 2014, ALA formed the Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with a charge to "develop a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity, and inclusion among our members, the field of librarianship, and our communities. The most important Task Force outcome is the public and honest conversation that will be generated by its plan and recommended actions." We can’t have this conversation without you there, so please join us as we brainstorm and discuss ideas and options for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion both for when our association meets in Orlando in 2016 and in the years to come.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
A Discussion Forum on Challenges and Opportunities for Reference and Instruction at the Point of Need Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Franciscan A/B
Description :

The results of a survey conducted by the committee earlier this year will be briefly discussed followed by a short presentation and breakout sessions on related topics.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
ASCLA Youth Services Consultants Interest Group meeting Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
224 (S)
Description :

Round robin discussion by state youth services representatives on news and events in their states.

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