CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions and preservation, the Fundamentals Web Courses are presented as a series of related online courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas and are held multiple times throughout 2020. Courses include Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC), Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA), Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM), Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA) and Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM).
Registration fees for four-week courses are $109 for individual ALCTS members and $139 for non-members. Six-week course fees are $139 for individual ALCTS members and $169 for non-members. Please note that these courses are limited to 25 students per session, and sessions are expected to sell out quickly. For details on these courses, including the full 2020 Fundamentals Web Courses schedule, visit the .
For questions or comments related to this or other , contact Tom Ferren, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038, or .
The is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital and print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.