ALA Annual Announcements (3 messages) Birdie MacLennan 15 Jun 1995 22:54 UTC

3 Announcements, 161 lines:
1.  ACRL Journal Costs in Academic Libraries Discussion Group -
    Surviving the Serials Crisis: Are E-Journals an Answer?
2.  ALCTS President's Program - Thar's Gold in Them Thar Stacks:
    The Importance of Print Collections in the Digital Age
3.  LAMA Statistics Section - Mining Your Automated System for
    Better Management

Date:         Thu, 15 Jun 1995 12:22:18 EDT
From:         Cindy Hepfer <HSLCINDY@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU>
Subject:      ACRL Journal Costs in Academic Libraries Discussion Group

Cross-posted to several lists; please excuse the duplication.

                   SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1995  2:00-4:00 PM
                       MCCORMICK PLACE COMPLEX, E252

         "Surviving the Serials Crisis: Are E-Journals an Answer?"

Join the ACRL Journal Costs in Academic Libraries Discussion Group
for a exploration of the costs associated with producing and
distributing e-journals.  Presenters include a librarian associated
with Johns Hopkin's Project Muse, two staff members from the University
of Chicago Press, and a product specialist from OCLC's Electronic
Journals Online.

We will also be treated to some thoughts from Walt Crawford, co-author
of a recent ALA publication, Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness, &
Reality, on e-journals and other ways of dealing with the journal


Todd Kelley, Librarian for Information Technology Initiatives,
             Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University

Patricia Scarry, Associate Journals Manager/Marketing Manager,
                 University of Chicago Press

Evan Owens, Information Systems Manager, University of Chicago Press

Daviess Menefee, Consulting Product Specialist, Electronic Journals
                 Online, OCLC

Walt Crawford, Access Services Group and Development Division,
               Research Libraries Group, Inc.

Discussion Group Chair/Panel Moderator:

Cindy Hepfer, Serials Librarian, State University of New York at
              Buffalo, Health Sciences Library

Date:         Thu, 15 Jun 1995 10:20:39 EST
From:         Geoffrey Reynolds <GREYNOLDS@LISP.PURDY.WAYNE.EDU>
Subject:      ALA Conference Program

                 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

                            IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Time:       Monday, June 26, 9:00-11:30
Place:      McCormack Center, N227

The 1995 ALCTS President's Program will investigate
the paradox of the increasing value of print resources in
the digital age.  Increased access through improved
technology has made it possible to "mine" these
resources.  Previously underused materials, such as
government documents, major microform sets,
newspapers, and archival collections, are increasingly
available in the online catalog.  Keyword searching
makes every word in the record a potential access point.
Such additions to the catalog record as tables of contents
and summaries provide greater indexing depth for books.
Periodical indexes in the online catalog and on CD-ROM
simplify patron access to the journal literature.  Finally,
large numbers of online catalogs are available for Internet

Print collections are the "gold" built up by generations of
librarians.  Improved bibliographic access is meaningless
if the collections are not there to provide the documents.
These collections will also provide the source materials
for digitization.  Finally, as the "gold" gets "mined,"
increased use requires libraries to pay more attention to
preservation.  Even with digitization, books will continue
to be published for the foreseeable future.

Peter S. Graham, associate university librarian for
Technical and Networked Information Services, Rutgers
University, will give the keynote address.

Diane K. Kovacs, reference librarian, Media Services,
Kent State University, will provide the public service

James W. Marchand, professor, Department of Germanic
Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, will give his view as a library user.

The program will conclude with a panel discussion by
representatives of the five sections in ALCTS.
--- (Geoffrey D. Reynolds)
(or Voice: (313) 577-0109
Room 106 Kresge Library, Wayne State U. Detroit MI, 48202

Date:         Thu, 15 Jun 1995 15:34:56 -0400
From:         Mary Page <MPAGE@ZODIAC.RUTGERS.EDU>
Subject:      ALA Program

Mining Your Automated System for Better Management Information
Sunday June 25, 8:30 am to 11:00 am
McCormick Place, E-252

The LAMA Statistics Section Committee on Using Statistics for Library
Planning and Evaluation will present "Mining Your Automated System for
Better Management" at the ALA conference in Chicago.  This program will
tell you how to use statistical information generated by your automated
system to improve library operations.  The speakers will discuss how
they have improved decision-making using statistics from automated
systems in a variety of service areas in both academic and public
libraries.  They will discuss collection development, OPAC instruction
and modification, and planning for decentralized library systems.

The program will take place June 25 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. in McCormick
Place, E-252.


Dr. Stephen Atkins
Head, Collection Development
Sterling C. Evans Library
Texas A & M University

Donna Mancini
Director, DeKalb County Public Library
Decatur, Georgia

Thomas A. Peters
Associate Director of Collection Development
Northern Illinois University


PLA Research and Statistics Committee
LAMA-SS Using Statistics for Library Presentations & Communications