ALCTS Web Courses Beginning in July and August, 2011

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Registration is still open for the following ALCTS Web Courses:

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Sessions: July 11 – August 5 and August 22 – September 16

The Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) Web course will provide an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources.  It will provide a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

Fundamentals of Preservation
Session: July 18 – August 12

The Fundamentals of Preservation introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and
archives.  The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.  Components include preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning and careful handling of collections; the history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Fundamentals of Acquisitions
Session: July 25 – August 19

The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials:  goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers.  In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.  Note that in FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials.

Register online or by mail for the session of your choice. Session Attendance limit: 20 people. Session Fee:  $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-members. Online Registration:

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