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Format: 06/25/2017 - 11pm
Format: 06/25/2017 - 11pm
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Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
LibHack 2014 [$] Other Offsite Location
Univ of Pennsylvania Libraries Special Collections Ctr
Description :

LibHack 2014, sponsored by the LITA Library Code Year Interest Group, OCLC, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), features opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced programmers to create something and improve their coding chops.

The hackathon features two separate tracks, one track for beginners that will hack on the OCLC WorldCat Search API and an intermediate/advanced track that will hack on the DPLA API. API specialists will be on hand to introduce both APIs and to assist participants throughout the day.

The registration fee ($25) includes lunch, snacks, an unlimited stream of coffee, and a tshirt. More information, including registration, is available at http://www.libhack.org.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Cost :
$25

Friday, January 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Unconference Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itseld. Unlike most conferneces where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out prodession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 24 - 11:00am

11:00am - 4:00pm
OCLC Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and Symposium: The Hope and the Hype of MOOCs Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand C-E
Description :

The importance, accessibility and cost of education is on the minds of everyone today—administrators, faculty, librarians, politicians and parents. In this environment, MOOCs seem to offer a lifeline to schools and communities seeking to reinvent education and lifelong learning in the Internet Age. But the conversation about MOOCs is complex and evolving. New partnerships are being formed to deliver tools and curriculum. New business models are emerging. Questions about accreditation and measurement abound. Do MOOCs represent a sea change for both public and academic libraries? Or just a new twist on distance learning? Join OCLC at the ALA Midwinter symposium for a lively debate among MOOC practitioners, promoters… and skeptics.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
InformsUs Process Applications Exhibitor session Marriott
Franklin 06
Description :

InformsUs offers libraries a wide array of opportunities to convert existing labor intensive activities into automated processes. This frees up staff to spend more time on customer facing issues than day-to-day administration.
At this session, Counting Opinions will demonstrate a number of applications (Reference Tracking, Events and Program Management, Reading Programs, Contest Management, and more) that have already been/being developed and are available "off the shelf" as is or, available for local customization.

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 - 8:30am

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
OCLC Realizing the Results of Collaborating in the Cloud: OCLC WorldShare Management Services Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Your library can share data and activities across many workflows with WorldShare Management Services—OCLC’s cloud-based library management services.  The results? You’ll save time and money while improving efficiency and user satisfaction. Join us to hear WorldShare Management Services community members share their libraries’ experiences; also, OCLC’s Andrew Pace will provide an update and discuss future plans.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 11:30am
Planning Committee Meeting (MARS) (8:30 - 10:00) & Executive Committee I (MARS) (10:15 - 11:30) Committee meeting Marriott
Room 415
Description :

Meeting of the MARS Planning Committee to discuss Section Review, MARS Handbook update project, and other Planning Committee business, followed by a meeting of the elected officers and the committee chairs of MARS.

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Assessment, Simplified – A Unified, Data-driven Approach to Decision Support Exhibitor session Pennsylvania Convention Center
117
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
Library Code Year Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
124
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
Catalog Form and Function Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

The ALCTS Catalog Form & Function Interest Group explores the evolving nature of the library catalog and its relationship to the fundamental mission and expanding services of libraries.

Search and discovery in libraries are rapidly changing due to new technologies such as discovery systems and library services platforms. Libraries are challenged with balancing these new tools with more traditional search systems like the library OPAC.

We will hear from two libraries who have employed unique methods to make newer tools and as well as the traditional OPAC accessible to their library users. Ellen R. Caplan, Head of Cataloging Services
at Stephen F. Austin State University will discuss her library's split-screen OPAC and Summon search results page. Denise A. Garofalo, Systems and Catalog Services Librarian at Mount Saint Mary College, will discuss her library’s website redesign project and why they felt it was important to keep the traditional OPAC available.

Join us on Saturday January 25 at 3pm. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and group discussion.

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
MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 A
Description :

Curating MARC Indexing to Optimize Discoverability of Resources at ECU Libraries
Marlena Barber
East Carolina University
Presents a case study of an implementation of VuFind at the East Carolina U Libraries. Cataloging representatives from the main university library, the health sciences library, and the music library formed a working group to evaluate the MARC fields that would be indexed and displayed for the end user of the VuFind discovery layer. Intent was to clarify scoping of resources based on the indexing tied to particular facets and search functionalities, and to replicate search functions available in the Libraries’ existing Classic Catalog. The end result was to construct search options and parameters that would optimize discoverability of the library’s resources. The presentation will reveal the facet elements selected for the implementation and the process behind mapping those elements. An overview regarding decisions on the integration of MARC fields and elements behind search indices and the rationale behind these decisions will be discussed.

Book Artists Unbound: an EAC-CPF-based Discovery Tool for Contextualization of Creators
Alison Jai O'Dell
University of Miami
For artists’ books, contextual information is available in library catalog databases, but is hidden or dispersed, in part to challenges inherent in the MARC authority format and its typical handling. To expose background and relational information about book artists, this project harvested metadata concerning the U of Miami Libraries Special Collections Artists’ Book Collection from a MARC-format bibliographic database and converted relevant data elements to the EAC-CPF XML schema with the Remixing Archival Metadata Project (RAMP) editor. Using RAMP allowed the data to be semi-automatically enhanced with information from WorldCat Identities and VIAF. The enriched, linked data to come out of this process facilitated development of a widget-based discovery platform that presents users with contextual information about the artists. Interactive record display and various data visualizations nurture exploration of relationships between artists, their studios and spaces, educational and socio-cultural background, themes, techniques, media, and visual/conceptual genres. O’Dell explains advantages discovered when using the EAC-CPF format to deliver and transform creator metadata, focusing on showcasing the discovery product and its design, and conclude with feedback from user focus groups.

Building on the Past: (Re)Constructing Comprehensive Title Histories for Serials Management using MARC Records
Jeff Stetson
ProQuest
When using trusted sources, keeping up with serials title changes remains a major pain point for librarians and those who need to identify the publication history of periodicals. It can be problematic for companies that provide serials resource management tools. Title change data has traditionally been locked up within various fields of MARC records created by individual catalogers. Tthe results of different cataloging rules and interpretations, copy cataloging, typographical errors, and "the cataloger's judgment" have built a huge store of information that can be inconsistent and hard to follow. Stetson will talk about the knowledgebase service he has designed to analyze, mine, and reconstitute this data, resulting in comprehensive title histories that can be used in serials management

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Worlds Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Loews Hotel
Jefferson Boardroom
Description :

A planning and discussion meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Members will attend in person or online in the Virtual World Second Life.

Saturday, January 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

Join us for a lively panel and discussion about the challenges of gender issues in technology librarianship. At the intersection of librarianship (80% female), technology (80% male), and the culture at large, library technologists face an evolving, and sometimes surprising, set of gender issues. In recent blogs and panel discussions, we find that our different perspectives result in very different beliefs about what these issues look like today. This diverse panel will debate our varying experiences of gender in library technology, and invite your questions.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Reference Discussion Group (RUSA MARS) Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
105 B
Description :

Participants will discuss issues and best practices concerning trends in the delivery of virtual reference services.

Saturday, January 25 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
9th ALA MidWinter 2014 Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-Up Social event Offsite Location
Club Trilogy, 601 Spring Garden Street
Description :

Where? To be determined! Stay tuned.

Join us for the '9th' Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up at the ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA!

New and budding librarians are super welcome as well as many semi-veteran and veteran librarians! Come meet awesome people and learn and discuss all things library/librarian-y over great music and drinks.

http://twtvite.com/e6s8qan6hs9yiu4

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 26 - 7:30am

7:30am - 8:30am
OCLC Update Breakfast Exhibitor session Marriott
Grand E-F
Description :

Join OCLC and your colleagues for breakfast, and an update on OCLC activities from Skip Prichard, President and CEO. Then, share a roundtable conversation with colleagues who share your interests, hosted by OCLC staff.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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