Conferences and Meetings 5/22/12

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Events from ALCTS; NISO and NFAIS

ALCTS ALA Annual virtual preconference: “Local Collections, Collective Context: Managing Print Collections in the Age of Collaboration.” 

(June 4-6, 2012 )

All sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central and 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Emerging shared print initiatives are making it possible for libraries to manage local collections in a collaborative environment. While there are many potential benefits to shared collection management—providing access to more comprehensive collections than a library could build on its own, ensuring preservation through distributed responsibility and freeing up stacks space for other uses—this opportunity presents many challenges as well. How does an individual institution responsibly manage its collection to participate in a regional or national collection? How do libraries make decisions about local collections in the context of consortial, regional and national priorities?

This virtual preconference should be attended by any library staff interested in learning about shared print collection management. Learn about several elements of shared collection management.  Learn strategies applicable in their own institutions, consortium or collective, for topics such as: sharing commitments to retain materials to support resource sharing; identifying common bibliographic issues that inhibit effective shared collection management; using collections data to support collaborative decision-making; creating a shared collection management plan; and communicating and providing outreach to users and other local constituents.

Monday, June 4
“Shared Collection Management: Collaborative Decision-Making” presented by Doug Way, Grand Valley State University; Dr. Barbara J. Cockrell, Western Michigan University; Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer, consultants, Sustainable Collections Services.

Tuesday, June 5
“Shared Collection Management: Bibliographic Aspects” presented by Constance Malpas, OCLC, and Lizanne Payne, library collections consultant.

Wednesday, June 6    
“Shared Collection Management: Planning and Communication” presented by Samuel Demas, Sam Demas Collaborative Consulting and Robert Kieft, Occidental College.

Registration is now open.  Individual sessions for each preconference are $39 for ALCTS members, $49 for non-members, $99 for groups and, as always, free to LIS students.  A discounted rate is available if you want to register for all the sessions included in each preconference:  $95 for ALCTS members, $118 for non-members and $258 for groups.  Register through ALA Online Learning.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education,


NISO Webinar: Making Better Decisions with Usage Statistics

June 13, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)


As libraries move to become centers of digital collections, maintaining information on the usage of these collections is ever more critical. It’s also essential to be able to maintain common measures across heterogeneous collections, in order to be able to effectively analyze how the library’s collection dollars are being spent. The Project COUNTER Code of Practice and the SUSHI protocol aid in this work. This session will explore the newly-published Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources and highlight its use in conjunction with the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol in an active library environment.

 NFAIS WEBINAR: The Information Behavior of the Researcher of the Future:  A Look at New Survey Results

Want to learn more about the information behavior of the next generation of scholars and researchers? Join NFAIS in a 90-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 20th (11:00am – 12:30pm EDST) to hear the just-released results of a three-year study on the behavior of the ‘Generation Y’ scholar (students born between 1982 -1994) currently studying for a PhD in the UK. Sponsored by the British Library and JISC and to be released this month, the study will examine students’ activities and habits in online and physical research environments, as well as their use of print and digital library information resources.

The webinar will feature Julie Carpenter, Founder and Director of Education for Change, who served as Project Director for the study. She will discuss the results of the study on the following issues:

  • Emerging research behaviour trends across diverse subject discipline
  • How doctoral scholars from Generation Y seek information both on and offline
  • The relative use of digital resources and physical resources, including research spaces
  • How Generation Y students search for and use digital content for research
  • Generation Y adoption and use of emerging technologies for information access and use

Julie’s bio can be accessed at:

Register today if you or your staff want to prepare the shaping of your products and services for the next generation of researchers by learning about their current information seeking behavior.  NFAIS members pay $95, Sister Society members pay $105, and non-members pay $115.  For groups of 3 or more, NFAIS member organizations pay $245, Sister Society members pay $265, and non-member organizations pay $285. The registration form can be accessed at:

For more information contact:  Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax);

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