ALCTS Continuing Education Webinar Archives

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) routinely offers one hour continuing education webinars on a variety of topics including cataloging, preservation, and institutional repositories to name a few.  After 90 days of original broadcast, these webinars are made freely available in the ALCTS webinar archive and on the ALCTS YouTube Channel.

Included are several introductory level webinars on Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new rules and guidelines for creating cataloging recordings that will be fully adopted by the Library of Congress at the of the month.  Those wanting to know more about the standard may be interested in the RDA for the Non-Cataloger webinar from Oct. 2012. (One word of caution: RDA continues to evolve as a standard so some of the older RDA webinars contain information that is now out of date.)

Open Session: May 6 HathiTrust webinar

What: HathiTrust: The Collection and Its Uses
When: May 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Bierce 154
Who: Any and all library faculty and staff who wish to attend

See more about the HathiTrust and its collections at their site HathiTrust.org

HathiTrust

Topic Summary:
Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this webinar with John Wilkin and Sigrid Anderson Cordell. Wilkin and Cordell will provide an overview of HathiTrust and will discuss some uses of the materials in the repository. HathiTrust is the world’s largest research library digital repository of published books and journals. The presentation will cover HathiTrust’s origins, as well as the collection and its relationship to library collections more generally. Wilkin and Cordell will also discuss uses of HathiTrust materials, with specific discussion of lawful uses and uses in the classroom.

The speakers:

John P. Wilkin is the associate university librarian for publishing and technology and the executive director of HathiTrust. MPublishing is the primary academic publishing enterprise of the University of Michigan and part of the University Library. Units include the UM Press, the Text Creation Partnership, the Copyright Office, Deep Blue (Michigan’s institutional repository), and a digital publishing operation responsible for electronic journals, content hosting, and many open access monographs. The Library Information Technology (LIT) Division supports the library’s online catalog and related technologies, provides the infrastructure to both digitize and access digital library collections, supports the library’s web presence, and provides frameworks and systems to coordinate library technology activities (e.g., authentication and authorization). Reporting units include Core Services, Digital Library Production Service, Library Systems, the Learning Technology Incubation Group, the User Experience Department, and Web Services.

Sigrid Anderson Cordell is the librarian for history and American culture, as well as the interim librarian for English literature, at the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Graduate Library. She holds a PhD in English and American literature from the University of Virginia and was a Council on Library and Information Resources postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University Library in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. She has taught in the English department at the University of Virginia and in the Freshman Writing Program at Harvard University. Her book, Fictions of Dissent: Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women’s Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century, was published by Pickering and Chatto in 2010. Her work has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture and American Periodicals and is forthcoming in Neo-Victorian Studies and in portal: Libraries and the Academy.

 

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