E-book Management: e-Forum Summary

The ALCTS e-Forum “E-book Management: What Works, What Doesn’t” was held on November 13–17, 2018 and moderated by Heather Shipman (Cornell University Library) and Xiaoyan Song (North Carolina State University Library). Discussion topics focused on staffing and organizational structure, e-book acquisition and licensing, tools for e-book management, e-book discovery, promotion, and troubleshooting.

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Discussing a New Division: e-Forum Summary

A special joint ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA e-Forum “Discussing a New Division” was held on November 27–28, 2018. This e-Forum focused on getting feedback from the membership on the possible merger of the three divisions and was moderated by members of the new division Communications Working Group. The discussion saw more than 170 messages over the two-day e-Forum. Participants represented all three divisions and included individuals with a variety of experience, from new professionals to 40-year ALA members.

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The Write Stuff: e-Forum Summary

The ALCTS e-Forum “The Write Stuff: Strategies and Tools for Staying on Track from Start to Finish” was held on September 18–19, 2018. The discussion was moderated by Rebecca Nous (discovery services librarian at University at Albany), Wendy West (head of discovery services at University at Albany), and Stacey Marien (acquisitions librarian at American University). The e-forum’s 40 participants posted more than 90 messages during the two-day event. Participants came to the e-Forum with varying experience in writing, having been involved in a wide variety of writing projects, including zines, articles and books, journal editorial work, coursework, and grants.

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Linked Data for the Rest of Us: e-Forum Summary

The ALCTS e-Forum “Linked Data for the Rest of Us” took place on July 24–25, 2018. Anne Washington (coordinator of metadata services), Andrew Weidner (digital operations coordinator), and Xiping Liu (resource description librarian)—all of the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library—moderated the discussion. Over 70 people posted around 200 messages during the two-day discussion.

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