The next Technology Information Forum will be March 3rd (9:30 for coffee and 10am for the meeting) at the newly renovated Longwood Public Library! This month we are going to talk about the Patron/Librarian Tango: the One on One Tech Dance!! We will also be treated to a tour of the new Longwood Facility. Hope to see many of you there!
Among the topics discussed were:
Correct way to catalog two novels in one volume, e.g., A Temporary Wife, A Promise of Spring?
How to assign Place of Publication for self-published CDs (e.g.,Panic of Girls)?
Correct way to assign pagination in the the 300 field?
How do we type symbols over foreign names?
How do we catalog games (e.g., Deluxe Wooden Chess Set)
What do you do if a title has a word crossed out as a joke (e.g., The diva code : Miss Piggy on life, love, and the 10,000 idiotic things
men frogs do).
The Roundtable is intended as a free and open exchange of ideas on best practices in cataloging. We do not make cataloging policy for PALS, SCLA, or any other library or consortium, what we do is solve cataloging problems we encounter in our day-to-day endeavors through application of AACR2, the fledgling RDA, MARC, and other cataloging standards. We’ve been holding forth since 2005.
Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday, October 30th.
How NSPL has integrated iPads into their collection. The Children’s Reference and Adult’s Reference departments at NSPL have recently started loaning out iPads in-house to patrons. Come see the reasons why they did it, what pitfalls they encountered and how they were addressed. What’s to come in the future for mobile computing in libraries?
When: Thursday, January 12, 2012
August TIF Meeting scheduled for this coming Thursday, August 4, 2011. Our next scheduled meeting will be on September 1, 2011 @ the Connetquot Public Library.
Join the Computer and Technical Services Division of SCLA for our Annual Library Tour on June 17!
Take a look behind the scenes of an a public and an academic library, see the challenges they face and the technology they utilize. Talk with creative professional staff and learn how each library fulfills the various needs of their patrons.
We’ll be touring St. Joseph’s College Callahan Library in Patchogue and Sayville Public Library. We’ll start our tour at St Joseph’s College, 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY 11772, at 10am.
After lunch on your own, join us at the Sayville Library, 88 Greene Ave Sayville, New York 11782 from 2pm-4pm.
Meeting dates for the CATS executive board and TIF committee have been placed on the SCLA calendar.
We covered designing and creating staff intranets. We were shown examples by Jason Ladick from Connetquot Public Library, Arleen West from East Hampton Library, Eric Cohen from John Jermaine Memorial Library and David Belmonte from Mastic Moriches Shirley.
The next Technology Information Forum meeting will be at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library on Thursday, May 13th.
The slideshows from the Inventory, Weeding and Collection Development program at Brentwood Public Library have been posted for you to view and/or print.
If you attended, we ask that you please fill out and return to us a workshop evaluation survey. A survey can be downloaded and printed from here.