Conferences and Meetings 2/20/12

by | Feb 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Including events sponsored by SPARC; NISO; ALCTS and others.

Creative advancements in Open Access to be showcased at SPARC March meeting   (Hotel reservation deadline Today)

The SPARC Innovation Fair…  “is a favored highlight of the biennial SPARC Open Access Meeting, set for the Kansas City Intercontinental Hotel, March 12 & 13.”  Some of the innovations discussed include “measuring the once-hidden impact of Open Access on clinical practice and public awareness, embedding digital repositories into the research cycle, encouraging student publishing, and engaging elusive faculty.”

NISO Two-Part March Webinar: Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Standards for Formatting and Metadata

Part one entitled EPUB3: Putting Electronic Books into a Package will be held on March 14, 2012 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern while Part 2 Find That E-book – or Not: How Metadata Matters is scheduled for March 21, 2012 also at 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern …  Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at  12:00 pm Eastern on March 14, 2012 for Part 1 and March 21, 2012 for Part 2. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. All registrants to both parts receive a 25% discount…

Visit the event webpages to register and for more information:
Part 1:
Part 2:

ALCTS webinar: The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: a review and update for librarians and publishers

Scheduled for Wednesday  Feb.29th from 1:00pm  to 2:00pm,  this webinar carries on the discussion started at a 2010 ALA Annual preconference entitled “Taming the Licensing Tiger…  Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling and pre-submitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content.” The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz) and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).  This is a free event. For additional information including links to the registration page, please click on the following link:

The Fifteenth Distance Library Services Conference will be held April 18-20, 2012

The conference will be held at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. and “brings together librarians, administrators, and educators to discuss, demonstrate, and champion the techniques and theories of providing library services … either away from a main campus or in the online environment.”

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Lima, Peru, September 12, 13 and 14

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), have the pleasure of announcing the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2012), that will be held for the first time in an Ibero American country. This Conference will be host in Lima, Peru at The Delfines Hotel from September, 12nd to 14th, 2012…  The theme of ETD 2012 is: “Integrating cultures for the creation and sharing of knowledge – providing opportunities for the future”.

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