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Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research [$] Ticketed event Pennsylvania Convention Center
204 C
Description :

This symposium co-presented by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and bepress Digital Commons offers an unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery and preservation of federally funded research. Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter in Philadelphia.

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to expand public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research. Several means of addressing this mandate, including SHARE (offered by the ARL, AAU, and APLU) and CHORUS (offered by the AAP), have been proposed. This symposium will explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery, and preservation of federally funded research.

•Richard Huffine, Senior Director, U.S. Federal Government Market, ProQuest
•P. Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources Librarian, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
•Howard Ratner, Director of Development, CHOR Inc.
•Olivia M. A. Madison, Professor and Dean of the Library, Iowa State University
•Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
•Harrison Inefuku, Digital Repository Coordinator, Iowa State University
•Rebecca Kennison, Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University
•Maureen P. Walsh, Associate Professor, Institutional Repository Services Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries Digital Content Services
•Emily McElroy, (Moderator), Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
•Carol Godschall Hixson (Moderator), Dean of Library at University of South Florida St. Petersburg
•Mary Case (Moderator), University Librarian, University of Illinois-Chicago

Pre-registration prior to Jan. 6, 2014, is recommended as space is limited. Register online and look for “Ticketed Events” and then the ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Symposium. Registration fees are $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members, and just $99 for students and retired members.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

Cost :
Registration fees are $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members, and just $99 for students and retired members.

Friday, January 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Taiga Forum Update Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 B
Description :

Taiga will be reporting out on its activities at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum in November in Austin, TX, including the rich and thought-provoking conversations about diversity in academic libraries that occurred at the Taiga Forum. We will also be presenting and facilitating another fascinating conversation on issues that matter to us. Stay tuned for the topic and speaker(s). (See below in the Comments for this information) Taiga is building a robust community of practice for senior academic library leaders. Taiga is also a place for lively discourse, the sharing of information, learning from others, and catalytic networking!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 7:00am

7:00am - 10:00am
OCLC Dewey Update Breakfast and ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
120 C
Description :

Learn what’s new with Dewey, including DDC 23 and WebDewey 2.0, and share ideas and notes with your ALCTS Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group colleagues during this combined meeting.

RDA and Public Library catalogs: stories from the front lines.
A discussion how public library technical services staff are transitioning themselves and their catalogs to RDA. Come listen and share your experiences concerning staff training, adjusting work flows, massaging data, and working around ILS shortcomings.

Saturday, January 25 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Project MUSE User Group Breakfast Exhibitor session Marriott
Franklin 01
Description :

Hear the latest on Project MUSE electronic book and journal collections, featuring over 550 journals and 23,000 books from the most respected university presses and scholarly societies.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
GIS Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Franklin 04
Description :

The GIS Discussion Group hosted jointly with MAGIRT and GODORT. Topics of discussion will include geospatial data from both federal agencies and private sources.

8:30am - 10:00am
OverDrive's Roadmap Breakfast [Closed] Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand B
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 :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:30am - 11:30am
Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Doubletree
Ormandy Ballroom
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

8:30am - 11:30am
Preservation Administrators Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 B
Description :

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

"Selection for Preservation and Conservation in a Changing Academic Library Environment," Jennifer Hain Teper and William Schlaack, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Complete This Phrase: TIFF is to images, as Broadcast Wave is to Sound, as WHAT? Is to Video: a brief report from the MXF AS-07 standards committee," George Blood, George Blood Audio and Video

"Preserving History, Influencing the Future: Recovering Liberia's National Documents," Jacob Nadal, ReCAP

"Developing a Unified Preservation Strategy: Moving Beyond the Digital/Analog Divide” Kara McClurken, University of Virginia

"Preservation Statistics Survey: some results & what's new in 2014" Annie Peterson, Tulane University

"Library of Congress Preservation Updates," Mark Sweeney, Library of Congress

"PARS Updates," Becky Ryder, Keeneland Association Inc

Brief updates from representatives of the Committee on Libraries Archives and Museums (Danielle Plumer) and the New Members Task Force (Julie Mosbo).

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Continuing Resources Standards Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
Description :

To begin the forum, Nettie Lagace (Associate Director for Programs, NISO) will provide a short update about the new/updated Recommended Practices for PIE-J, KBART, and Open Discovery Initiative (ODI). Following this update, the session program will focus on predatory publishing. Rick Anderson (Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections, University of Utah) will provide an overview of the concept of “predatory publishing,” explaining the background, the manifestations of predation that are out there currently, and some of the controversies surrounding Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers. Regina Romano Reynolds (Director, U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section, Library of Congress) will follow with a discussion of how the U.S. ISSN Center and the international ISSN Network are dealing with this issue.

10:30am - 11:30am
Getting Started with Research Data in Your Repository Exhibitor session Marriott
Room 303
Description :

Interested in supporting data on your campus? Many libraries are eager to get started, but are anxious about whether they have the resources and capacity to build a successful program in the changing data landscape. The good news is, you’re more ready than you realize. Digital Commons is a flexible platform that can already support the vast majority of data sharing and preservation needs on campus.

The session will provide an overview of the types of data generated by researchers and discuss strategies for community outreach. Additionally, drawing on conversations with repository managers and other leaders in the data field, we'll present a set of guidelines and best practices for preparing and showcasing data in your repository. You have the tools to get started now - we'll show you how!

Mark Roquet, Scholarly Communication Advisor, bepress

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Assessment, Simplified – A Unified, Data-driven Approach to Decision Support Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
Description :

With a global push to manage library operations more efficiently, all levels of staff need access to real-time data to perform their jobs day-to-day. At the same time, library collections are growing in diversity, needing flexible tools for analysis across all collections and resource types. Join Ex Libris to discuss the shift from static, scheduled assessment and reporting to accessing data at the point of need. Learn how academic and research libraries are simplifying assessment to increase transparency for their stakeholders, and streamline operations for both staff and patrons.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Digital Conversion Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

The Digital Conversion Interest Group Meeting at Midwinter will provide answers to the topic of when to send material out and when to preserve in-house. Four speakers from a range of institutions, including a vendor, will weigh in.

The following will be addressed:
The decision making process that preservation professionals go through when deciding whether to work in-house or out-source including:

• How one builds a digital program focused on audiovisual materials
• How to decide when and why to outsource the digital conversion of audiovisual materials
• How decisions are made at your institution regarding digital conversion and preservation of audiovisual materials and content
• The pros and cons of performing conversion in-house versus outsourcing
• Advice for a variety of institutions on how to move forward with their own digital programs

Bertram Lyons, Archivist / Digital Assets Manager, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress boasts one of the largest collections of ethnographic and documentary recordings in the world, with currently over 200,000 hours of audiovisual recordings dating from the late 1800s to the present day. In our ongoing efforts to migrate these recordings to digital formats, we have access to state-of-the-art in-house digitization, the Library’s National Audiovisual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. We also have facilities within our own division to handle the digitization of sound recordings. As a supplement to both these options, we also partner with digitization vendors throughout the year. This presentation will provide an overview of how we prioritize what to digitize and how we determine where to do the work, in-house or with a vendor. The entirety of AFC’s digital program will be discussed.

Brian Carpenter, Mellon Digital Archivist

This talk will outline the APS Library's 6-year Native American audio digitization project, from its inception to its imminent completion. I will focus particularly on hurdles the project faced in determining a budget, timeline, and workflow in light of the types of formats in the collections and the library's limited capacity for handling them, as well as how a digital infrastructure was created to sustain the material and facilitate future projects. The end goal will be to distill from the experience of this project some recommendations for other institutions looking to move forward with their own audiovisual preservation projects.

Janet Gertz, Director of the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of Columbia University Libraries

Will discuss how Columbia University Libraries built a program for preservation digitization of audio without building an audio lab, and how audio fits into our overall digital preservation program.

Martha Horan, Registrar, George Blood Audio and Video, L.P.

Bringing work experience that includes both the institutional and vendor perspectives, the talk will give insight into when vendor services can be beneficial.

George Blood, L.P. is a leading provider of archival audio and moving image services, digitizing obsolete and deteriorating audio, video and film media. Each month, George Blood, L.P. reformats approximately 1,000 hours of audio and video content.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Digital Media Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Grand C
Description :

The Digital Media Discussion Group serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas about initiatives and projects concerning digital media in libraries. Examples of issues discussed in the past meetings include digital licensing concerns; new market technologies (such as high definition DVD formats),video gaming and collections; and multimedia production in libraries.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Code Year Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
Description :

Meeting of the interest group

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Scholarly Communications Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
203 A
Description :

We will feature two presentations.

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program
Mary Linn Bergstrom
UC San Diego
In the spring of 2011, the UC San Diego Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) Implementation Team invited campus researchers and research teams to participate in a Research Curation and Data Management Pilot program. The projects were chosen based on a number of criteria:how they represented the range of campus research and the various services they needed. The pilot process began in Sept 2011 and will be completed in early 2014.
Participants received services: assistance with the creation of metadata to make data discoverable and available for future re-use; ingest of data into the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s storage system; ingest of datasets and digital objects into the Library’s Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) for long-term access and discovery; movement of data into Chronopolis; data object identifier services; and training classes.
Implementation details of the services and the new Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) created at the Library based on the pilots will be discussed. RDCP supports data lifecycle management and will focus on aspects of contemporary scholarship: data creation and storage, description and metadata creation, citation and publication, and long-term preservation and access. The RDCP will provide services campus users can select to meet their needs. It will also provide support for data management requirements from national funding agencies.
Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle
Ivey Glendon and Michele Claibourn
University of Virginia Library
The currency of data in scholarly research is on the rise. The data supporting research across all academic disciplines is subject to the norms and requirements for access and sharing that has characterized the research output itself. In July 2013 the University of Virginia Library created a new library service to support data-intensive research initiatives. Research Data Services (RDS) is dedicated to the collaborative collection, management, use, and preservation of data across the research lifecycle, and offers coordinated support services and expertise for data-intensive research and teaching.
The growth of data-oriented research and of publicly-available datasets demands data literacy across the institution. We will relay how the RDS team serve and interact with the university research enterprise. Composed of data librarians charged with data acquisitions and discovery, specialists in statistical analysis and GIS engaged with training in the use of quantitative and spatial data, metadata and data management experts providing guidance and expertise on the creation of data documentation for preservation and dissemination, and digital media technologists supporting training to capture and transform data, the team supports researchers throughout the research data lifecycle.
We will discuss our organization – seeding data services throughout the library rather than concentrating them into a single unit – as well as the challenges we’ve encountered in gaining recognition within the university as a voice in the developing discussion around quantitative research at UVa and a service provider in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem.

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

Saturday, January 25 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Marriott
Room 403
Description :

Join in on this open discussion about collection development practices in public libraries. Previous discussions have included eBook platforms, downloadable music, and open source products.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Digital Special Collections Discussion Group Meeting (ACRL RBMS) Discussion/Interest group Loews Hotel
Washington B
Description :

Discussion group on current issues related to digital materials in rare books and special collections libraries

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
Description :

Following a short business meeting, our program will feature the work of researchers from the Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics, who are working with a scientific agency to develop an OAIS-compliant joint preservation and reuse data repository.

Decomposing Results Without Burying the Body of Evidence: A Modus Operandi for Developing Metadata and Digital Preservation Requirements

Presented by Lorraine L. Richards (Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics) and Adam Townes (Doctoral Candidate, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics).


In February 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a directive to each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop an “approach for optimizing search, archival, and dissemination features that encourages innovation in accessibility and interoperability, while ensuring long-term stewardship of the results of federally funded research.”

We are working directly with scientists, engineers and program managers at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) to develop and enhance current data sets and sources. We will jointly develop a prototype technical architecture for the establishment of an OAIS-compliant digital repository to service the Tech Center, Drexel University, and future users. Key components of this project involve:

Understanding and identifying the appropriate metadata names and development of a metadata taxonomy;

Enhancing knowledge towards the possible design of the ingest and tagging mechanisms to auto-generate metadata tags for relevant analysis, and machine learning software for this task; and

Conducting research for specification and/or standards for rules and policies for the data sets and access controls; and

Analyzing user modeling, conducting task analysis for the users of the data sets and the workflows to be executed against the data.

Because data sharing has not been the norm for this agency in the past, particular care must be taken to ensure that metadata is appropriately developed for search, retrievability, and reuse. However, developing metadata for scientific data offers challenges associated with the need to ensure reproducibility of results and appropriate data reuse when data is taken outside its initial disciplinary boundaries. This presentation will discuss these challenges briefly and provide information on the techniques we are using to attempt to mitigate the risks associated with developing requirements for a joint preservation/reuse repository of scientific data.

Full Author List: Lorraine L. Richards, Adam Townes, William C. Regli, and Yuanyuan Feng (all Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Public Libraries as Providers of Digitally Inclusive Services and Resources Advisory Committee Meeting Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
112 B
Description :

Advisory Committee Meeting for the Public Libraries as Providers of Digitally Inclusive Services and Resources.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Meeting (ASCLA) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
115 A
Description :

Join us for conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage institutions. This meeting is open to all and will feature a main presentation and brief project updates from attendees.