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Saturday, June 27 - 6:30am

6:30am - 7:30am
ALA Prompt Book Meeting I [Closed] Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Courtney Young's Suite
Description :

ALA president and others meet to review Council agenda and script prior to each ALA Council meeting.

Sponsors :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Academic Friends and Development Officers Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 19 & 20
Description :

Join your colleagues from universities and community colleges around the country to discuss best practices for raising funds and the promotion of the academic library.

8:30am - 10:00am
ALA Kitchen Table Conversations Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Walnut
Description :

We asked for your feedback, and we got it! ALA is influential and great for networking -- but we can also be too complex, sometimes bureaucratic, and we send a lot of email. Well, we heard you loud and clear, and we are working on it. Help us stay on track. Through a series of “kitchen table conversations” at the 2015 Annual Conference, attendees will gather to dig deeper into the ALA member experience. Topics may include joining and renewing, reducing email “chatter,” and making sure you get the information that matters most to you. You do the talking; we’ll be there to listen, learn, and then act. Please participate in the conversation and help us shape a new ALA together.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
122 (N)
Description :

Update from the Library of Congress
Presenter: Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American and Western European Division (ALAWE), Library of Congress

Fighting the Hydra: or, Revising a Complex Quality Control Workflow
Presenter: Autumn Faulkner, Assistant Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Michigan State University

Michigan State University Libraries receives thousands of shelf-ready monographs from approval plans each year, which are accompanied by matching copy records located by the vendor. A recent overhaul of the quality control procedure for these records presented several challenging decisions, including what types of issues could be resolved by initial copy catalogers in Acquisitions, which errors should be passed along to an "advanced problem solver" in Copy Cataloging, and best methods for distilling many-layered, complicated instructions into a concise and user-friendly document. This presentation discusses the entire range of considerations encountered, from workloads, pay grades, and RDA training, to technical writing, formatting, and accessible web design!

Using XSLT for Automated Quality Control for Vendor Provided Records
Presenter: Dominique M. Bortmas, Complex Cataloging & Metadata Specialist, Florida State University

Vendor records, ideally, should meet quality standards and be free of error. However, records do not always meet an institution’s standards. Errors ranging from multiple 049s, 245 indicators, missing LOC call numbers 9or call numbers without cutter numbers), and many other problems produce incorrect records which create multiple conflicting issues for the library, staff, and patrons. In order to save time and resources while still producing high quality vendor records, the presenters uses an XSLT script to address these and many other problems found within vendor records. The vendor supplied MARC records are converted to XML using MarcEdit and an XSLT script is run on the records to identify problems with the records. Rather than have catalogers search through each record for accuracy, the result from this script flag the problem records; in turn, the staff is informed about records that need correction. This presentation demonstrates how to utilize xml technologies in order to automate the quality control review of vendor supplied catalog records. There will be an overview of the problems with some vendor records and why automation needs to be implemented.

Lessons Learned from Managing Multiple Shelf-Ready Cataloging Projects
Presenter: Angela Kinney, Chief, African, Latin American and Western European Division (ALAWE), Library of Congress

The presenter describes her experiences at the Library of Congress of working with international vendors to implement and manage shelf-ready cataloging projects. It includes a description of the steps that can be taken when instituting such projects, the challenges and positive aspects of outsourcing cataloging, and the resources needed to do it. The presentation will discuss training issues, including the need for distance learning, and the impact of importing vendor-provided records on the roles of cataloging staff. Also included will be information about how vendor records are treated as copy cataloging at the Library of Congress, and the importance of quality control and of developing efficient workflows in order to reap benefits from shelf-ready cataloging projects.

8:30am - 10:00am
First Year Experience Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite B
Description :

Annual Meeting of the ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group

8:30am - 10:00am
Government Information for Children Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Sutter Room
Description :

Discussion of issues of importance to librarians working with children and
government information

8:30am - 10:00am
Library and Information Science (LIS) Education Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Union Square 23 & 24
Description :

Meeting of the Library and Information Science (LIS) Education Interest Group.

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
Library Friends Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite I
Description :

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

8:30am - 10:00am
Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

Meeting of the members of the ASCLA Interest Group Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained and of those who are curious.

8:30am - 10:00am
Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate A
Description :

Linked Data Love: research representation, discovery, and assessment

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library
Associate Director of Evaluation, NUCATS
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The explosion of linked data platforms and data stores over the last five years has been profound – both in terms of quantity of data as well as its potential impact. Research information systems such as VIVO (www.vivoweb.org) play a significant role in enabling this work. VIVO is an open source, Semantic Web-based application that provides an integrated, searchable view of the scholarly activities of an organization. The uniform semantic structure of VIVO-ISF data enables a new class of tools to advance science. This presentation will provide a brief introduction and update to VIVO and present ways that this semantically-rich data can enable visualizations, reporting and assessment, next-generation collaboration and team building, and enhanced multi-site search. Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate the open representation of research information and its subsequent use to spur collaboration, discovery, and assessment. The talk will conclude with a description of ways librarians are engaged in this work – including visioning, metadata and ontology creation, policy creation, data curation and management, technical, and engagement activities.

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VIVO and BIBFRAME: Understanding People through Linked Data

Steven Folsom
Discovery Metadata Librarian
Cornell University Library

Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is a collaboration of the Cornell University Library, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and the Stanford University Libraries, and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project attempts to illustrate the value of linked data through a number of use cases; the focus of LD4L Use Case 2 is to “See and search on Works by people to discover more works and better understand people”. To this end, LD4L has experimented with connecting university faculty profiling systems with library data about the intellectual output of the university. This presentation will describe a pilot to preprocess MARC records for Cornell theses for conversion to BIBFRAME with VIVO URIs, ultimately providing greater context to student theses and more fully reflecting faculty service to the university.

8:30am - 10:00am
LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
220 (S)
Description :

Mobile Computing IG

Interests :
8:30am - 10:00am
OverDrive's Roadmap Breakfast [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite H
Description :

Learn about the details on OverDrive's roadmap. Share your feedback and input on OverDrive's platform and other industry activities to help OverDrive plan for other enhancements.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustees Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite H
Description :

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 - 10:00am
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Moscone Convention Center
2012 (W)
Description :

The world of technical services is more complex than ever before, presenting challenges to the veteran and new librarian alike. The ALCTS Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group invites you to join us Saturday, June 27th in the Moscone Convention Center room 2012 (W) from 8:30-10:00 am to discuss these challenges and brainstorm solutions.

Join your colleagues at roundtables featuring topics such as: Technical Services Managers as project managers; Institutional Repositories: Who, What, When, Where, …Why?; The Sudden Acquisitions Librarian: What do I do now?; What qualities and skills does a leader in Technical Services need today vs ten years ago?; Are there resources for which it is appropriate to rely on your discovery layer rather than cataloging them?; What new services/products are challenging the tools and/or talent of Technical Services today?

Sponsors :
8:30am - 11:30am
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Grand BR A
Description :

Meeting of Collection Big Heads

8:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Administrators Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hotel Nikko
Monterey
Description :

The session will feature speakers on a range of topics related to preservation.

Saturday, June 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Digital Arts Discussion Group and Film and Broadcast Discussion Group (ACRL ARTS) Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 7
Description :

The Discussion Groups of the ACRL Arts Section will be discussing:
-Issues affecting the creation and collection of the digital arts
-Issues and exchange ideas that would improve access to and the organization of film and broadcast studies materials in libraries and archives

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Understand Your Customers: Empathy Persona Creation Workshop Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Sierra Suite E
Description :

Personas are archetypal, representative customers used in strategic planning, service design, interaction design, user experience design and marketing. Personas will make it possible to better understand patrons of all ages, board members, friends group, government officials, vendors and others with whom staff interact as they support your library’s mission.

Join us in a hands-on workshop to develop a couple of ALA empathy personas to understand how the process works. After that we’ll move on to guided exercises to explore how to best implement your own persona development project. Your library can partner with its constituency groups to collaboratively develop and use personas. What are their concerns, passions, interests, problems, tasks, and how do those intersect with your programs and services?

Instructions for how to run Empathy Development Workshops and digital files of the worksheets used in the session will be available for you to take back to your workplace.

Questions about personas? Wikipedia has general information at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona#In_user_experience_design; while Usability.gov focuses on their use in web design: http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/personas.html.

Session Presenter Information: Louise Gruenberg, MAE, MLS, UxD (2015) is ALA’s Senior Usability Officer.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 1
Description :

The ACRL Copyright Discussion Group reviews and discusses legislative, judicial and regulatory developments related to copyright and libraries in higher education.

10:30am - 11:30am
ASCLA 101 Discussion/Interest group, First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Forum/Update/Assembly, Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 13-15
Description :

A networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agancies, (ASCLA).

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