San Antonio, Texas - January 22, 2006
The ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group will hold its ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio, TX as follows: Sunday, January 22, 2006, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio, Room Del Rey South.
Participants can choose from the seven topics listed below. The chair and vice-chair will also provide a list of sub-topics at the meeting to serve as discussion guide for each topic.
This year's chair is Kalyani Parthasarathy, University of New Orleans and vice-chair/chair-elect is Carla Davis Cunningham, Temple University.
VOLUNTEER FACILITATOR AND RECORDERS SOUGHT: We need volunteers to facilitate and record the discussions at each topic table. If you would like to facilitate or record, please send your information to Kalyani Parthasarathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate all the topics
you would be willing to facilitate or record. We would appreciate flexibility on your part as we finalize the assignments.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF VOLUNTEERS: FACILITATORS guide the discussion on the
topics at their tables, making sure everyone participates, and keeps it within the allotted time. RECORDERS take notes during discussions and send a written report to the chair soon after the conference is over.
These reports form the basis for the report the chair sends to ALCTS. A written summary report is also sent to the Technical Services Quarterly.
At the end of the discussion, each table will give a short oral report for the benefit of all attendees. The facilitator and the recorder can decide who would do the oral report.
The discussion topics are:
1. Acquisitions Functions
2. Authority Control in the Cataloging Workflow
3. Disaster Preparedness in Technical Services
4. MARC Records for E-Journals
5. Planning for System Downtime in Technical Services
6. Serials Check-in and Binding
7. Shifting Journal Subscriptions from Print to Electronic Format
Please send your volunteer interests to Kalyani Parthasarathy email@example.com
Serials Team Leader
Earl K.Long Library
University of New Orleans
New Orleans LA 70148=20