2009 Annual Meeting Information, TS-SIS Sponsored Educational Programs -- Technical Services Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries

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2009 Annual Meeting Information
Workshops, Programs, Meetings

(Updated 8/3/2009)

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Meeting/Program Locations:


Acquisitions Standing Committee Meeting and Acquisitions Roundtable

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 7:00-8:30 a.m.
WCC, Room 143 B

  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Chair, Louisiana State University

Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Development

Saturday, July 25, 2009 — 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Renaissance, Room 10

Business Meeting and Awards

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Renaissance, Renaissance Ballroom East

  • Linda Tesar, TS-SIS Chair, Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Cataloging & Classification Roundtable

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 3:00-4:00 p.m.
WCC, Room 158 A

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  • Karen Nuckolls, Chair, University of Kentucky Law Library
  • Agenda:
    • Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress
      Mr. Wiggins will speak about the RDA testing.

Cataloging & Classification Standing Committee Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Renaissance, Room 13

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  • Karen Nuckolls, Chair, University of Kentucky Law Library
  • Agenda:
    • Announcements
    • Representatives' Reports: ALA ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC), Yael Mandelstam (also Task Force on Inherently Legal Subject Headings); Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information (MARBI), George Prager; Cataloging and Classification Section: Description and Access (CC:DA), John Hostage
    • Task Group Reports: Task Group on Standards for Vendor-supplied Bibliographic Records, Angela Jones; Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group, Chris Tarr; Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group, Chris Tarr
    • LC Update, Jolande Goldberg

Cataloging Video Recordings (TS-SIS Program)

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 10:45-11:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 156

This program is an introduction to the basics of cataloging DVD videorecordings: review of MARC record, selecting copy, enhancing copy, and creating a new record. Common problems and issues will be discussed. This program will present an overview of the latest practices and standards for video and DVD cataloging. The workshop will focus on current OCLC/MARC21 coding and tagging for bibliographic records in these formats, the applicable AACR2 rules, and their associated LCRIs. We will also explore related topics such as evaluating cataloging copy, determining whether to input a new record into OCLC Connexion, solving common video cataloging problems, assigning subject headings to video recordings, and resources for cataloging videos and DVDs.

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  • Richard Paone, Speaker, The Dickinson School of Law, The Pennsylvania State University

Classification and Subject Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 7:30-8:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 144 C

Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 158 B

  • Ann Sitkin, Chair, Harvard Law Library

Education Committee Meeting for 2010 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 148

  • Carol Avery Nicholson, Chair, University of North Carolina

EOSi Roundtable

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 144C

  • Betty Roeske, Chair, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Executive Board Meeting, 2008/2009 (outgoing)

Saturday, July 25, 2009 — 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Renaissance, Room 17

  • Linda Tesar, 2008/2009 TS-SIS Chair, Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Executive Board Meeting, 2009/2010 (incoming)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 4:15-5:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 158 A

  • Chris Long, 2009/2010 TS-SIS Chair, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis

Heads of Cataloging

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 158 A

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? The Future of Print Periodicals in Law Libraries (Program A-6)

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 1:30-2:45 p.m.
WCC, Room 146 C

The number of law reviews, journals and other serials publications appearing in digital format has increased dramatically in recent years. HeinOnline's attempt to digitize each law review title up to the last issue published is making many libraries reconsider format preferences in collection development and retention policies. This program presents scenarios of how electronic periodicals have changed collection development policies; and how libraries are managing and maintaining periodicals collections. Explore collection development policies from a recently established library; a long established library that has adopted changes in its collection development policy to prefer electronic format of journals; vendor plans to continue a digitization project of law reviews and a non-academic library's explanation of how e-journals have impacted their collection development and service to the public.
  • Paula Tejeda, Coordinator and Speaker, Charleston School of Law
  • Ann B. Kolodzey, Moderator, Widener University School of Law
  • Michael J. Petit, American University, Washington College of Law, Pence Law Library
  • Katrina M. Piechnik, Jenkins Law Library
  • Richard J. Spinelli, William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Here's to Your (Digital Archive's) Good Health! Auditing and Evaluating Digital Preservation Projects (Program H-3)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 9:00-10:30 a.m.
WCC, Room 147 AB

So, you've digitized your treasures in special collections. You've harvested state task force reports that were only available online. Or maybe you've accumulated an institutional repository full of digital scholarship. Your library's digital collections are valuable and unique, and preserving and ensuring future access to them is critical. Auditing and evaluation must be integrated into any digital preservation program to ensure its long-term viability. This program will focus on the practical application of best practices and core criteria in evaluating digital preservation projects. Discover how criteria set forth by the RLG-National Archives Certification of Digital Archives Project, as well as qualitative and quantitative evaluation parameters, can be feasibly implemented in the evaluation of digital preservation projects from the law library community and beyond.
  • Sarah J. Rhodes, Coordinator and Speaker, Georgetown University Law Library
  • Bruce Ambacher, University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Sciences
  • Eileen Fenton, Portico
  • Victoria Reich, Stanford University Libraries

Hot Topic Program (TS-SIS): Working with OCLC's Record Transfer Policy

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 156

After 22 years, OCLC has decided to update their policy on the use of records in the WorldCat database. This is in response to a world of larger databases where users with downloading capabilities have the ability to export portions of the OCLC database. However, OCLC depends on contributions from its members in order to maintain and grow their resources. Furthermore, they acquired other databases, such as RLIN, that had their own regulations where members were used to a different ownership approach. As members of a consortium, we have to abide by the regulations of such but there are questions we must consider.
  • Are these new policies fair to members who contribute original records?
  • How do we see the future for OCLC?
  • How do we interpret the new OCLC policy? Can we defend our right to our records?
  • Can OCLC claim copyright to the database?
  • What are the legal ramifications of such a policy?
  • What constitutes "Fair Use"?
Attend this session and pose these and your other questions to a panel of experts who can clarify the direction we are heading and possible solutions.

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  • Keiko Okuhara, Co-coordinator, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Phoebe Ruiz-Valera, Co-coordinator, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Michael Maben, Moderator, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library
  • Roberta Schaffer, Library of Congress, member of the OCLC Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship
  • Pat Callahan, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Biddle Law Library, chair of the OBS-SIS Special Committee on Record Sharing
  • OCLC Representative: Glenn Patton, Director, WorldCat Quality Management

Joint Research Grant Committee Meeting (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS)

Saturday, July 25, 2009 — 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Renaissance, Room 1

  • Ruth Patterson Funabiki, Chair, University of Idaho Law Library

MarcEdit: A Magic Wand for MARC Records (Program B-6)

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 3:00-4:00 p.m.
WCC, Rooms 152 AB

This presentation introduces MarcEdit, a free downloadable metadata software suite created by Terry Reese, Digital Production Unit Head at Oregon State University. The tool is designed specifically for large-batch record processing, including batch editing MARC records, character set conversions, and record extractions from data files. MarcEdit provides a method to customize and correct vendor records outside of the ILS system to avoid potential damage to the existing records in a catalog. It is also a great tool for database maintenance. The presentation will cover MARC record editing using MarcEdit, discuss topics related to processing XML metadata, and investigate MarcEdit�s built-in OAI metadata harvester, which provides a simplifi ed method for generating MARC records from OAI repositories (like DSpace, Fedora or CONTENTdm).
  • Clara Liao, Coordinator and Moderator, Georgetown University Law Library
  • Terry Reese, Oregon State University

Managing from the Middle: Techniques for Success in Technical Services (Full day workshop)

Saturday, July 25, 2009 — 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WCC, Room 145 A

It's a brave new world in information resources management where 21st century collections are universally accessible. Are you a technical services librarian interested in enhancing your management skills to deal with these challenging times? Take advantage of this opportunity to explore new horizons in technical services middle management via an environmental scan that sets the stage for a highly informative workshop learning experience. Identify innovative tips for personnel and resources management. Become more effective supervisors as you explore the challenges created by providing information in new formats and meeting increased demands for patron services. This workshop will update technical services middle managers on a range of personnel topics such as delegation, staff motivation and generational differences. Learn new tips for resources management and vendor relations. Engaging speakers also will demonstrate communications skills and advocacy techniques designed to promote your department as you navigate through this brave, new electronic world.
Separate registration fee required.
  • Carol Avery Nicholson, Co-coordinator, Moderator and Speaker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library
  • Karen B. Douglas, Co-coordinator and Speaker, J. Michael Goodson Law Library, Duke University School of Law
  • Filippa Marullo Anzalone, Boston College Law Library
  • Rick J. Block, Columbia University
  • Yvonne J. Chandler, University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences
  • Emily Hicks, University of Dayton, Roesch Library
  • Alan Keely, Wake Forest University Professional Center Library
  • Joseph W. Thomas, Notre Dame Law School, Kresge Library

Membership Committee Meeting

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Renaissance, Room 17

  • June Liptay, Chair, St. Thomas University Law Library

New Catalogers Roundtable

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 158 B

The New Law Catalogers Roundtable for those new to the profession, and is designed as an open forum to discuss the issues, challenges, and intricacies of being a cataloger in a law library setting. All aspects of cataloging are fair game for discussion. If you just want to verify you're approaching an issue correctly, if you're looking for alternative ways of doing things, or just looking for the whys and the wherefores of legal cataloging, any question is welcome! "Veteran" catalogers are encouraged to attend as well!

Next-Gen Integrated Library System (ILS) Features Relevant to the Private Law Firm Library (Program co-sponsored with PLL-SIS)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 10:45-11:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 147 AB

The presentation begins with an overview of the benefits (ROI) of Next-Gen ILS solutions which have a direct impact on delivering improved client services. Through case studies of various Next-Gen ILS features, including customizations and third-party integration solutions deployed at two AMLAW 100 law firm libraries, the presenters will show how Technical Services Librarians can take a more proactive role as enablers of knowledge management and technology initiatives resulting in improved client services and more efficient utilization of library professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Steven A. Lastres, Coordinator and Speaker, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Bess Reynolds, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

OCLC Committee Update and Roundtable (OBS-SIS)

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 12:00-2:45 p.m.
WCC, Room 143 A (15 minute break at 1:15 p.m.)

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  • Glenn Patton, Director of OCLC WorldCat Quality Management Division
  • Topics:
  • Roundtable (begins at 1:30 p.m.):
    • WorldCat Local
    • Expert Community Experiment
    • xISSN OCLC Web Service
  • Ming Lu and Keiko Okuhara, OBS-SIS OCLC Committee Co-chairs

Peer Collaboration (TS-SIS Program)

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 4:00-5:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 156

Colleagues, often from different departments, must frequently work together to achieve library goals. This can be difficult to manage as neither has supervisory responsibility for the other and therefore cannot set deadlines or duties for the other. Tensions can occur if they don't understand each other's goals and deadlines. Ideally, two colleagues can share the joys and pains of working together either as part of daily work or together on special project. Issues to be addressed include how labor is divided, issues of joint supervision of staff, or equitable split of credit.

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  • Wendy E. Moore, Speaker, University of Georgia Law Library
  • Carol A. Watson, Speaker, University of Georgia Law Library

Preservation Standing Committee/Preservation and Binding Roundtable

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 10:45-11:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 144 C

  • Marilyn Estes, Chair, American University Washington College of Law, Pence Law Library

Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 10:45-11:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 158 A

  • Agenda:
    • Monica Kauppi, Columbia University Law Library, will talk about a local implementation of genre terms for rare books.
    • Susan Karpuk, Yale Law School, will talk about cataloging 17th-18th century German dissertations.

Redefining Work Roles in Response to Changing Collection Environments (TS-SIS Program)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 2:30-3:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 156

As libraries have adjusted to their changing collection environments by taking on new roles within their institutions, by purchasing fewer resources or by changing formats of resources purchased, managers have seen an increased need to reallocate some staff from tasks that are less in demand to others now in greater demand. This program will present differing approaches taken at different libraries in response to their environmental changes. Ample time for discussion will be provided.

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  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Coordinator and Speaker, Louisiana State University
  • Eric Parker, Coordinator and Speaker, Northwestern University School of Law

Serials Standing Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 7:30-8:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 143 C

  • Carol Avery Nicholson, Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library
  • Agenda (as of 7/22/2009):
    • Introductions (New Chair & Recorder)
    • Announcements
      • Serials Committee program sponsored by TS-SIS:
        » Sunday, 1:30-2:45 p.m. � Program A-6: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? The Future of Print Periodicals in Law Libraries � WCC, Room 146 C
      • Tuesday programs sponsored by TS-SIS:
        » 9:00-10:30 a.m. � TS-SIS Program H-3: Here's to Your (Digital Archive's) Good Health! Auditing and Evaluating Digital Preservation Projects � WCC, Room 147 AB
        » 10:45-11:45 a.m. � TS-SIS Program I-3: Next-Gen Integrated Library System Features Relevant to the Private Law Firm Library � WCC, Room 147 AB
        » 2:30-3:15 p.m. � TS-SIS Program: Redefining Work Roles in Response to Changing Collection Environments � WCC, Room 156
      • Full list of TS-SIS programs:
        » http://www.aallnet.org/sis/tssis/annualmeeting/2009
    • Old business
      » Exchange of Duplicates Program
      » Project Counter Subcommittee
    • New Business
      » 2010 Annual Meeting Program Proposals
      » Project Ideas for 2009-10
    • Open

Taking the Aggravation Out of Aggregators: An Update on Aggregator-Neutral Bibliographic Records (Program F-6; co-sponsored with OBS-SIS)

Monday, July 27, 2009 — 10:45-11:45 a.m.
WCC, Room 152 AB

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An aggregator-neutral record is one that is separate from the print that covers all versions of the same online resource on one MARC record. Our colleagues in general academic libraries led the way toward using aggregator-neutral bibliographic records to ease patron access to electronic journals available from multiple sources. Now that legal databases such as HeinOnline and MOML are providing electronic monographs, the need for aggregator-neutral records continues to grow. Join panelists who use and create aggregator-neutral records to learn about the many issues related to these records: availability, creation, standards, purchase, customization, quality, maintenance, display, etc.
  • Karen Selden, Coordinator and Moderator, University of Colorado Law Library, William A. Wise Law Library
  • Eugene (Gene) Dickerson, U.S. Department of State, Ralph J. Bunche Library
  • Kara Killough, Serials Solutions

Task Force on Standards for Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records Meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 158 B

  • Angela Jones, Chair, Southern Methodist University
  • Agenda
    • Update on VBR wiki
    • Update on provider-neutral e-monograph records
    • Report on conference call with Serials Solutions
    • Planning for the coming year (i.e., where do we go from here?)

Technical Services Management Issues Roundtable

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 3:15-4:00 p.m.
WCC, Room 156

  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Moderator, Louisiana State University

TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception

Saturday, July 25, 2009 — 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Renaissance, Ballroom West AB

  • Sponsored by Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
  • Carmen E. Brigandi, Coordinator, California Western University

TSLL Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 159 B

  • Virginia Bryant, Editor, George Washington University
  • Agenda
    • Welcome.
    • Staff changes 2008/2009.
    • Review annual report, noting changes in columnists 2008/2009.
    • Review columnist's 2 year terms, and discuss column/contributor vacancies.
    • Any changes suggested for TSLL website?
    • TSLL wiki used for scheduling Sept issue convention coverage, sign up problems.
    • Update and discussion of HeinOnline proposal.
    • No editor action taken this year on Structure and Policies and Author's Guidelines documents, revise to cover copyright issues?
    • Open discussion about TSLL, comments and suggestions.
    • Adjourn.

Voyager Law Users Roundtable (OBS-SIS)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.

  • Jean Pajerek, Coordinator, Cornell Law Library
  • Please forward potential issues for the Ex Libris representative, and other discussion topics, to Jean at jmp8 [at] cornell.edu

Website Advisory Roundtable

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — 12:00-1:15 p.m.
WCC, Room 159 A

  • Martin Wisneski, Coordinator, Washburn University Law Library