Thursday, September 9, 2010

Webinar - Virtual Worlds and Libraries

TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University Announce a One-Day Online Conference:
“Trendy Topics 2010: Virtual Worlds and Libraries” on Tuesday, October 12th
TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University are pleased to announce another in the ongoing series of online conferences on hot topics that librarians can enjoy right at their desktops.
Jeremy Kemp, Lecturer at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University will deliver the keynote on “Virtual Worlds for Teaching, Learning and Library Services.” Other speakers for this day-long conference include:
· Dr. Bryan Carter on “Literature and Virtual Worlds”
· Randy Hinrichs on “Certificate in Virtual Worlds”
· A panel on “The Innovative World of Academic Librarians in Second Life”
· A panel on “The Community Virtual Library in Second Life”
· A panel on “Health Information in Virtual Worlds”
Full Schedule:
Registration Fees: $40 for individuals; $100 for groups; $30 for students.
Register at:
Trendy Topics Conference Series Website:
San Jose State SLIS current faculty and students may attend for free.
Please contact Lori Bell at for a coupon code.
Start Time: 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 Central, 9 Mountain, and 8 Pacific.
End Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, and 3 Pacific.
For more information on these workshops please contact Lori Bell at or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at
TAP Information Services ( helps organizations innovate.

Lori Bell
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grant - Palmquist Photographic Research

The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research is now accepting grant applications. The application is at This year’s grant application deadline is Monday, November 1, 2010 , and awards range from $400 to $1,000. The Fund supports the study of under-researched women photographers internationally, past and present, and under-researched Western American photographers before 1900. Individuals researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photography as well as nonprofit institutions conducting research in these fields, are eligible to apply.

A small panel of outside consultants with professional expertise in the field of photohistory and/or grant reviewing will review the applications in order to determine the awards. Applications will be judged on the quality of the proposal, the ability of the applicant to carry out the project within the proposed budget and timeline, and the significance of the project to the field of photographic history. Each recipient of the award will agree to donate, upon completion of the project, a copy of the resulting work (i.e., published book, unpublished report, thesis, etc.) to the Humboldt Area Foundation to submit to the Peter Palmquist Archive at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Recipients will be notified by mid-December, 2010.

Please contact Heather Hostler, Program Officer, Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka, CA for the application and with any questions. Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka, CA: 707-442-2993,


This fall, November 8-12, 2010, Jeff Peachey will be teaching an intensive five day master class at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Please see below for more information:


This five day master class will focus on the fundamentals of wooden book boards: the basics of using hand tools to shape wood accurately, easily and efficiently; the making a sample set of wood to identify common historic varieties; the examining of historic techniques of shaping wood; and the making a sample set of common treatments for split boards. Choosing, tuning, using, sharpening and maintaining woodworking tools will also be taught. Exploring some of the complexities of wood technology and how this impacts treatment, storage and handling options for conservation treatments will also be covered. Participants are encouraged to bring documentation concerning specific split board treatment problems for class discussion. No previous woodworking experience is necessary.

Bio: Jeffrey S. Peachey is the owner of a New York City-based studio for the conservation of books and the inventor of conservation tools and machines. He is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation. For more than 20 years, he has specialized in the conservation of books and paper artifacts for institutions and individuals.


Learn how to evaluate, use and maintain basic hand wood working tools.

Construct a sample set of reference wood commonly encountered in historic book boards.

Construct a specialized jig to plane thin wood boards.

Reproduce historic board shapes, channels, tunnels, chamfering and learn to recognize the tools used to make them.

Construct samples of currently used techniques to repair split and splitting boards, and discuss their applicability in various real world situations.

Make one sample board from a log, by hand, to understand the historic hand technologies– using a maul, froe, and broad axe.

Begin to appreciate some of the complexities of wood technology and how this impacts treatment, storage and handling options for real world books.

Discuss in depth the results of a recent article by Alexis Hagadorn and Jeffrey S. Peachey “The use of parchment to reinforce split wooden bookboards, with preliminary observations into the effects of RH cycling on these repairs” Journal of the Institute of Conservation, Volume 33, Issue 1 March 2010 (pp 41 – 63)

Consider storage, housing and display issues unique to wooden board bindings.

Discuss specific potential treatment options from examples that participants supply.

The registration fee for this 5-day workshop is $650.00. Other costs apply. Class size is limited to 10. For more information and to apply contact Justin Johnson at

scholarship -Rare Book School

The 2010 Rare Book School scholarship application is now available online. Applications are due by 5 pm, 30 September 2010. The RBS Scholarship Committee will notify scholarship applicants of its decision via email by 5 November 2010. The same general guidelines govern as with previous RBS scholarship cycles: prospective students will apply for a scholarship to attend RBS, rather than for any particular RBS course. Scholarship recipients must then separately apply and receive acceptance to an RBS course running from 1 January 2011 to 30 January 2013. Please see for more information about RBS scholarships, as well as a comprehensive description of application procedures.

The current Scholarship Committee comprises:
Gerald Cloud, Scholarship Committee Chair (Curator of Literature, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries); Libby Chenault (West European Librarian, University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Ian Desai (Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer, South Asian Studies and History, Yale University); Andrew Gaub (Associate, Bruce McKittrick Rare Books); Amanda Nelsen (Program Director, RBS); and Jessica Pigza (Librarian, Rare Book Division, New York Public Library).

About RBS:
Rare Book School (RBS) offers week-long continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. An affiliated foundation of the University of Virginia, RBS offers approximately 30 courses a year in locations including Charlottesville, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Admission to RBS courses is competitive. RBS faculty members make their first round of admission decisions exactly three months before their courses begin; applicants generally have better chances of being accepted to courses if they apply in advance of this deadline. After this, RBS faculty review applications as they are received.

Workshops - Digital Preservation Management

Digital Preservation Management: Topical Workshops

We are very excited to be offering a set of new topical workshops the week of Nov 1-5 in Ann Arbor, MI – registration will open on September 8 at 9am ET – see:

A. Digital Preservation Management: Introduction (2 days) November 1-2, 2010

This is a two-day version of our regular DPM workshop - a prerequisite for attending the Tools and Workflows workshop for people who haven’t already attended a regular five-day or two-day workshop.

B. Digital Preservation Tools and Workflows (2 days) November 3-4, 2010

Also geared towards managers as the regular workshop is, this workshop looks at the range of issues involved in identifying and incorporating tools and workflows into a digital preservation program.

C. Legal Considerations for Digital Preservation (1 day) November 5, 2010

Explores legal issues for digital content from a digital preservation perspective – prior attendance at a regular two-day or five-day is recommended, but not required for this workshop.

For more descriptions of the workshops and other information, please see:

For specific questions please contact us at:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free seminar - The National Archives and Records Administration is sponsoring a free Electronic Records Forum on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 8:30AM - 1

The National Archives and Records Administration is sponsoring a free
Electronic Records Forum
on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 8:30AM - 12:30AM at the Jimmy Carter
Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta Georgia 30307

The theme of the forum is "E-Discovery and the Preservation of the
Government's Electronic Records".
Let’s Declare Victory Over Email! Recent Developments in E-mail
Archiving and in
Meeting Your Agency’s General E-Discovery Obligations - Jason R.
Baron, Director of Litigation, NARA
Honey, I Shrunk the Records: The Perils of the Preservation Obligation
- Maura R. Grossman, Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz (New York

To register, log-in to at
Seating is limited Register by October 8,2010
or Contact
Gina Williams
Phone: 404-736-2829
Fax: 404-736-2923

Workshop - Care and Identification of Photographs

Care and Identification of Photographs

November 4-7, 2010

Location: This workshop will be hosted by the Coastal Heritage Society (Savannah, GA)

Instructor: Gawain Weaver


Registration Includes:

• 4-day workshop
• 280-page color notebook (printed on HP Indigo Digital Press)
• 60x LED handheld microscope
• OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set

This 4-day workshop is an introduction to the history, identification, and preservation of photographic materials. Participants will acquire hands-on identification skills and learn practical photograph preservation techniques. Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and photomechanical samples, they will learn how a variety of processes were created, why they look the way they do, and how they deteriorate. Knowledge about photographic processes is essential to their preservation and leads to a greater appreciation of the aesthetics and history of photographic prints.

Preservation topics include enclosures, handling guidelines, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials.

Processes examined in detail include but are not limited to the following: daguerreotype, albumen, collodion and gelatin printing-out processes (POP), matte collodion, gelatin silver, photogravure, offset litho, letterpress halftone, collotype, chromogenic color, inkjet, and dye sublimation. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and screen projection, will allow participants to practice their identification skills in a guided setting.

The registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $595 and includes a handheld microscope, and a workshop notebook with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic and photomechanical processes, is available with registration for $75.

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 12.




The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this workshop.

For more information, please contact the instructor:

Gawain Weaver
Photograph Conservator
San Rafael, CA
tel 415.446.9138

Webinar for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Webinar for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Have an idea for a new library product or service? Still wondering how to make your idea a reality? Join this webinar and hear from Tim Bucknall who created Journal Finder, now a commercial success, to learn how he did it. Our second presenter Jon Obermeyer, business development expert, will teach attendees how to develop their ideas and bring them to the marketplace.

Date: September 17, 2010

Time: Noon to 1:30 pm EDST

Cost: $15.00 Webinar registration will be credited toward your conference registration in March 2011.

To register for the webinar and for more information about upcoming conference, The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: "From Vision to Implementation" in March 2011 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC please go to: Webinar registration.

Registration closes at 5 pm ESDT September 16, 2010.

Tim Bucknall developed Journal Finder, the first link resolver to go into production in the U.S. from an in-house journal linking solution to its current use by 40 libraries in 6 states. It was recently sold to serials subscription agency WT Cox. More...

Jon Obermeyer is the Director of External Education and Outreach at Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and former CEO of the Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network (PTEN). More...

For more information please contact:

Kimberly Lutz


Mary Scanlon

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Webinar - Measuring Use, Assessing Success

NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on September 8 and 15 (at 1:-00-2:30
p.m. eastern time) on Measuring Use, Assessing Success. Although related,
each part is independent so you can attend either webinar or both. If you
register for both events at the same time, you will receive a 20% discount.

September 8, Part 1: Measure, Assess, Improve, Repeat: Using Library
Performance Metrics

Practitioners of evidence-based librarianship will discuss and demonstrate
evaluations of library collections and services using a variety of
performance metrics. Metrics, when utilized creatively, offer many
far-reaching applications and opportunities for demonstration of
return-on-investment and proof of a library's value to its parent
institution, as well as new responsibilities to continue to show relevance.

Speakers are:

-- Steve Hiller, Director, Assessment and Planning, University of Washington

-- Martha Kyrillidou, Senior Director, Statistics and Service Quality
Programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

September 15, Part 2: Count Me In: Measuring Individual Item Usage

Libraries' growing awareness of performance measures has created an
increased interest in and desire for fine-grained usage data. Now that
electronic versions of books, journals, and other media inhabit a much
greater percentage of many libraries' collections, usage data about
individual book chapters, journal articles, sound recordings, motion picture
scenes, etc. is within reach.

Authors and funding agencies, in addition to library collection managers,
are interested in better understanding the impact this usage tracking can
provide. What are further practical applications for the analysis of this

Speakers are:

-- Peter Shepherd, Project Director, Project COUNTER (Update on PIRUS 2:
Developing practical standards for recording and reporting online usage at
the individual article level)

-- Johan Bollen, Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and
Computing, Indiana University (Applying usage metrics to assess scholarly
content quality)


Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and
NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is also
available. If you register for both parts at the same time, there is a 20%
discount. Can't make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive
access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your
convenience. For more information or to register, visit the event webpage:
This webinar is sponsored by PubGet (

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512

E-forum - RDA

Preparing Your Library for RDA

September 14-15, 2010

Hosted by Mary Beth Weber and Christopher Cronin

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, sessions begin and end at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). While RDA is not being immediately adopted in the United States, it is being tested by the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Agriculture Library as part of the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test Plan. During this time, what are libraries doing to prepare for the adoption of RDA? What impact will implementation have on staff training and systems? How will libraries manage the integration of RDA records with AACR2 records in their catalogs? How will libraries assess the value of the new cataloging code in terms of its ability to meet user needs and contribute to future systems development? This ALCTS E-Forum will provide an opportunity for the community at large to discuss a wide range of issues related to RDA and it overall implications for library operations.

Mary Beth Weber has been head of Central Technical Services at Rutgers University Libraries since 2008. She has served in a number of positions at Rutgers, including Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services for four years, and as the Special Formats Catalog Librarian and the Head of the Copy Cataloging Section. Ms. Weber holds an MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s in English and Art History from Michigan State University. She is the editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online and serves as an ex-officio member of the ALCTS Board of Directors. Weber has also served as chair of the ALCTS Audiovisual Committee, the Copy Cataloging Discussion Group, and the Computer Files Discussion Group. She is the author of two books on cataloging nonbook resources and is currently co-authoring a soon to be published book titled, Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media Using AACR and RDA.

Christopher Cronin has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008. Prior to coming to Chicago, he was Assistant Professor and Head of Digital Resources Cataloging at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Cronin has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, and an MIS from the University of Toronto. He is member the ALA Committee on Organization, and is active in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), currently serving on the Subject Analysis Committee and as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Interest Group. Mr. Cronin is the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s participation in the U.S. National Libraries RDA Testing.

*What is an e-forum?*

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at:

*To register:*

Instructions for registration are available at: Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

Seminar - Libraries in the History of Print Culture

Center for the History of Print Culture/Library History Seminar XII

Libraries in the History of Print Culture
Madison, Wisconsin
September 10-12, 2010

Keynote speakers will be Professor Janice A. Radway of Northwestern University (author of Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature, and A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire) and Professor Wayne A. Wiegand of Florida State University (author of many books on library and print culture history, including Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland [with Shirley A. Wiegand] and Irrepressible Reformer : A Biography of Melvil Dewey.

Registration and accommodation information, and a preliminary program for the conference are available at:

Workshops and webinars - SAA

Real World Reference: Moving Beyond Theory
September 24, 2010 in Chicago, IL

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
September 30, 2010 in Portland, OR
October 22, 2010 in Dallas, TX

Implementing More Product, Less Process
October 1, 2010 in Gainesville, FL

Archives Overview
October 8 in Springfield, IL

Understanding Photographs: Introduction to Archival Principles and Practices
October 25-26 in College Station, TX

[Web Seminar] What is EAC-CPF?
October 28 in your office; 1:00 to 2:30 PM US Central

Arrangement and Description of Manuscript Collections
November 4-5 in Princeton, NJ

Advanced Appraisal for Archivists
November 12 in Chicago, IL

Raising Private Monies To Support Archival Programs
November 19 in New York, NY

Understanding Archives: Introduction to Principles and Practices
November 12 - 13 in Minneapolis, MN


[WEB SEMINAR] Metadata in Action (working title)
November 22, 2010; 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM US CT

[WEB SEMINAR] Electronic Records - Part II (working title)
December 8, 2010; 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM US CT

If your browser doesn't accommodate the URLs, please access the education calendar from the education & events menu at

Solveig De Sutter
Director of Education
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602-3315
Phone: 312.606.0722
Toll-Free: 866.SAA.7858
Fax: 312.606.0728

CFP - “Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green”

Call for Speakers for “Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green”

Amigos’ second Going Green @ Your Library online conference will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. We are looking for librarians interested in sharing their ideas, experiences and excitement about green practices at their library.

Our keynote speaker will be Monika Antonelli, co-editor of the forthcoming Greening Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2011) and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State University Mankato.

In addition to the keynote session, we hope to have two simultaneous tracks running throughout the day:

Working Green.

This track will focus on the green practices implemented in libraries. Some of the areas of interest include:

· Green library buildings/renovations

· Green IT

· Green practices in the library (e.g. Green ILL, Green Cataloging)

Teaching Green.

This second track focuses on ways your library shows the way to be green to others in your community. Topics might include:

· Green programming at the library

· How your library facilitates research on environmental topics

· Green by example: how your library leads others in implementing green practices

Other topics are welcome! Each session will be 45 minutes in length. If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry -- we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries.

To submit your presentation idea(s), go to and complete the submission form. Proposals will be accepted until September 30.

If you have questions, please contact us at


Artemida Kabashi, M.A., M.S.

Continuing Education Librarian

Amigos Library Services

14400 Midway Rd.

Dallas, TX. 75244

(800) 843-8482 ext. 2857

(972) 340-2857 (direct)

(972) 991-6061 (fax) **

Webinar - Using Web 2.0 Applications in Technical Services

ALCTS webinar: Using Web 2.0 Applications in Technical Services

This webinar builds on the lively e-forum discussion “Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Technical Services Work” held in May 2010. The presentation will familiarize participants with blogs, wikis, tagging, RSS feeds, Instant Messaging (IM), and Google applications, and demonstrate how they can be used to facilitate communication and streamline workflows in technical services. The presentation will also explain how to overcome some of the pitfalls in adopting new technologies, including “technolust,” and examine techniques for encouraging employees to adopt new technologies.


Julie Swierczek is a Technical Services Specialist at Salve Regina University’s McKillop Library where she is responsible for all of the library’s cataloging as well as for managing the print serials collection; she also does freelance cataloging. She has worked in large and small academic libraries in circulation, reserves, and cataloging. She holds a BA in History and Philosophy from Rosemont College and an MA in Philosophy from Miami University of Ohio. She is currently enrolled in the MS in LIS at the University of Illinois

Date: September 29, 2010

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


To register, complete the online registration form at for the session you would like to attend.


Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or