- New Date! No More Big Deal? Picking and Choosing Titles for Use – July 06, 2020 01:00pm
- Two-Part Webinar: By Faculty and For Students and Open Access Monographs – August 12, 2020 01:00pm
- Demonstrating the Return On Investment: The Library’s Role and Contribution – September 09, 2020 01:00pm
- NFAIS Forethought: Artificial Intelligence #3 – Implications and Impact on Content Discovery – October 14, 2020 01:00pm
- How Should Libraries Prepare Their Communities for Artificial Intelligence? – November 18, 2020 01:00pm
- Libraries and University Publishing Operations – December 09, 2020 01:00pm
ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging
Session 4: August 3 – September 11
This six-week online course is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices. It covers:
- principles underlying cataloging practice,
- examples illustrating the principles in practice,
- tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and
- processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.
Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.
- Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services at University of Montana, Missoula.
- Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian and Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
- Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian at University of San Francisco.
- Katharine Leigh, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
- Marcia H. Barrett, Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections at Elon University in North Carolina.
$139 ALCTS Member and $169 Non-member
How to Register
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|August 11||Emergency Planning: Lessons from COVID-19||Kristi Howe, Valentine Muyumba, and Mary Beth Weber|
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT TO CONVENE AUGUST 3 WORKSHOP EXAMINING THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES ON BROADBAND ADOPTION AND LITERACY
GN Docket No. 17-208
This Public Notice announces that the Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) and the Media Bureau will host a virtual workshop to examine the role of U.S. libraries as community hubs to drive digital adoption and literacy on August 3, 2020, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. The workshop will be convened via WebEx in light of travel restrictions and other concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The workshop will be available to the public via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live.
The workshop will feature frontline experts from libraries, academia, and civil society organizations who will discuss efforts to support underserved rural and urban communities’ acquisition of digital skills. Experts will consider what constitutes digital inclusion today and the role of libraries and public-private partnerships. The workshop will also address the impact of COVID-19 on advancing digital inclusion, as well as the impact of various local, state, and federal interventions in the last few months.
Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed, as well as contact information for the requester if more information is needed to address the request. Please allow at least five days advance notice for accommodation requests; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate.
Members of the public may submit comments to the ACDDE using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System, ECFS, at www.fcc.gov/ecfs. Comments to the ACDDE should be filed in GN Docket No. 17-208.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.