We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Meeting of the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) will take place in San Francisco late April/early May 2017.
This year will be our 80th and NCTPG wants to mark the past, present, and future of technical services by examining what it takes to navigate the evolution of our work. Technology changes but the need to manage change does not.
What changes have you experienced? How did you manage the technological and interpersonal challenges? If you have a topic that you believe fits our 2017 theme of managing change, we’d love to hear about it. Presentations are usually 20-30 minutes with additional participation in a panel discussion.
Please submit your proposal to the NCTPG steering committee with the subject “2017 Call for Presentations” at email@example.com.
Possible topics include:
- the hard and soft skills necessary to manage change and expectations
- the changing roles of librarians and technical services
- systems migrations
- preparing LIS students, employees, and systems for future changes, like Linked Data
Deadline for submission: Wednesday 16 November.
Justine Withers, University of San Francisco (Co-Chair)
Renata Ewing, California Digital Library (Co-Chair)
Robert Rohrbacher, Stanford University (Past Chair)
Shelley Bodamer, Santa Cruz Public Libraries (Vice Chair, Chair Elect)
Erin Lybrand, University of San Francisco (Secretary)
Michelle Paquette, Stanford University (Treasurer)
Diane Cowen, Santa Cruz Public Libraries (Webmaster/Social Media)
After the NCTPG 2016 Annual Meeting, several attendees joined tours of neighborhood memory institutions. The Tenderloin Museum offers a walking tour Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Bill Fricker, executive director, graciously arranged our tour with Pamela, local resident and expert in Tenderloin history. One attendee said, “The Tenderloin Museum and tour was extremely profound.” We highly recommend planning a visit!
Our 79th NCTPG Annual Meeting encompassed the theme of Beyond Books: Capturing the Unique in Community Collections. Our speakers presented successes and pitfalls in creating spaces for communities to preserve their heritage and contemporary voices. They warned against complacency both in trusting technology and not questioning the librarian/archivist’s role in the process.
The NCTPG Steering Committee is pleased to announce optional tours after the 2016 Annual Meeting. After lunch, join your colleagues on a tour of a local community collection.
San Francisco Public Library History Center
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Get an overview of the collections, see highlights from the archives and rare books, and see the DigiCenter in action, including the Internet Archive scribes and other equipment.
Main Branch, 6th Floor. 100 Larkin St. Limit 25.
GLBT History Museum
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Docent-led tour through three exhibits on queer history, posters, photographs, and artifacts.
$3 at the door.
4127 18th St. A ten-minute ride on the MUNI Metro or streetcar. Limit 18.
Tenderloin Museum and Walking Tour
2:30 – 3:30 museum, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. tour
Visit the museum for an introduction to the Historic Tenderloin Neighborhood and then take a one-hour walking tour led by a resident historian.
$10 special rate for museum admission and tour, at the door.
398 Eddy St at Leavenworth. Six-block walk from SFPL Main. Limit 15.
Are you in the Northern California area and interested in getting involved with your local Technical Services group?
NCTPG is looking for officers for the 2016/2017 year!
Duties include planning the annual meeting (theme, speakers, logistics) and other programs as desired.
We hope to have wide representation on our steering committee from acquisitions, metadata, and preservation from all types of institutions.
The committee usually meets once a month from September through May, with regular email communication. Remote attendance to meetings is possible. We are looking for the following positions. A two year commitment is preferred.
- Vice Chair
If you are interested or have any questions please contact 2015-2016 Chair,Robert Rohrbacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Books: Capturing the Unique in Community Collections
79th NCTPG Annual Meeting
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016
San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium
Perhaps they are hidden in a storeroom or stacked on your desk awaiting attention. Sometimes they are held by communities which lack the resources to preserve and disseminate their materials. Audio, video, physical objects, and ephemeral print materials often do not fit into normal technical processing workflows. This year’s NCTPG Annual Meeting covers collections of non-traditional materials, including their acquisition, metadata, digitization, and preservation. How do we open up hidden and community collections and make them more accessible? What are the possibilities for collaboration with experts outside our institutions, other institutions, and the members of the communities we serve? How can we honor local perspectives and capture their unique voice in the collections we create and preserve?
This year’s speakers:
to start or renew your membership and attend the Annual Meeting. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.