Our social committee is assembling a plethora of nearby fun 'n' lunch options for your librarianistic pleasure. Time-schedule is loose, but be sure to arrive back at the hotel for exciting professional development session at 3PM. Details may also be found in our conference app.
In response to the overwhelmingly expressed need for options and ideas to balance convenient access while building a robust permanent collection, workshop leaders with years of experience in institutional acquisition will present data, pose questions, and lead discussion in an all-conference session involving both purchasers and vendors. For more details, see our Professional Development Agenda.
By the time you arrive, you'll already have tons of information from us, but this session is a great opportunity for getting those questions answered that you just hadn't yet thought of. Don't worry - we've got the answers and we're here to help.
What streaming sources can you recommend for patrons who want content from culturally and ethnically diverse sources, such as Hispanic or Asian countries? Whether for programming in East Asian languages, Bollywood films, content for Middle Eastern Arabic- and Farsi-speaking audiences, Russian-language broadcasting, or British drama and comedy for the devoted anglophile, this session will review new and emerging sources for international streaming film. (Read more)
PD Session: A Celebration of the “So Bad, It’s Good” Film: How Schlock, Cult Classics, and Craptastic Films Can Save the Day
In most collections there are not only great and highly acclaimed films, but films with, well, let's say "cult" appeal. Hidden among the latter, however, may lurk surprisingly powerful educational aids. No, really. See our Professional Development Agenda for further details.
PD Session — Presentation of SAGE white paper: Assessing the Impact of Educational Video on Student Engagement, Critical Thinking and Learning: The Current State of Play
Presented by its authors, this latest empirically-based assessment by SAGE should provide lots of information for educators and managers of video content that will affect decision-making for the next several years. A don't-miss session complete with bar and snacks. More details soon.
The Academic Libraries Video Trust is a cooperative of institutions to create preservation and replacement copies of endangered, lost, or stolen works and works on VHS, building on the online database of thousands of titles in the Section 108 Due Diligence Project. See full details on our Professional Development Agenda. (Exhibitor suites will be open concurrently with this session.)
PD Session: Captioning video for accessibility and homegrown content: transcription standards, legal issues, and workflow
Captioning includes not only spoken dialogue, but may also include descriptions of audio and video content for users. Traditionally, film industry and business professionals upload a video, consult a vendor, and download accompanying caption files to add to the media. However, it’s not always so simple or straight-forward. (Read more)