ALA Discussion Group Announcement - Corrected Copy (Karen Davis) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 11 Jun 1998 18:04 UTC

Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 13:42:32 -0400
From: Karen Davis <libkjd@PANTHER.GSU.EDU>
Subject: ALA Discusion Group Announcement--Corrected Copy

LITA/ALCTS Retrospective Conversion Discussion Group

June 28, 1998
Washington Convention Center
Room 8

Retrospective Conversion of Non-Print Materials

Please join us for an informal discussion of the retrospective
conversion of non-print materials.  We will be discussing
what the questions are facing libraries preparing for,
or performing non-book retrospective conversion.

Possible questions for discussion:

What is a good source from which to obtain records?
What is the quality of records?
What will we accept?  What will we not accept?
Which type of conversion is most effective?  Online?  Batch loading?
What other alternatives are there and how do we prepare?

These are the questions many libraries are pondering
concerning the conversion of their non-print materials.
Please attend our meeting to hear ideas from those who
have struggled with all of this and survived, and please,
bring your questions and suggestions to help all who might attend.

An election for 2 Vice-Chair/Chair-Elects (one for LITA and one for
will take place at the end of the meeting.  Nominations may be sent to
Karen Davis or Kathy Allen at the email addresses listed below.
Nominations will also be taken from the floor.  Nominees must be able
to attend ALA conferences over the next two years.

Suggested topics for future discussion group meetings would be welcome.

Karen Davis (ALCTS Co-Chair)
Head, Monograph Catalog Unit
Wm. Russell Pullen Library
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA   30303-3202
Voice: (404) 651-2180
Fax: (404) 651-2508

Kathy Allen ( LITA Co-Chair)
Div. Mgr., Library Services
TALX Corp.
10403C Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: (314) 214-7050
Fax: (314) 991-2002