PARS Forum

The ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS) Forum took place at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, February 10. Katie Risseeuw, preservation librarian at Northwestern University Library and PARS secretary, opened this special forum on community outreach and preservation. The preservation community is interested in engaging the public to increase their awareness of the importance of preservation and how it affects them directly. She introduced two speakers: Jessie de la Cruz, executive direction and founder of Arthyve, and Miriam Nelson, head of preservation and digital initiatives at Ohio University.

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CRS Holdings Information Forum

Approximately 30 people attended the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS) Holdings Information Forum, which took place at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, February 10. The program, titled “Making Holdings Work,” was sponsored by the section’s Committee on Holdings. The forum featured two presentations by librarians configuring their discovery layers and holdings. Both presentations provided novel experiences and practical lessons.

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CRS Education, Research, & Publications Forum

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS) Education, Research, and Publications Forum took place at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, February 10. Diane Boehr, presented “PubMed Central — Publishing Trends of Journals Containing Articles by NIH-Funded Authors that are not Selected for the NLM Collection.” Robert Heaton presented “Factors in Staff Satisfaction with E-Resource Troubleshooting Tools.”

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