Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

The final deadline for registering for the 4th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP 2012) is September 1st, so if you are planning on attending the conference you should register at as soon as possible.

The preliminary conference program is available at, and includes sessions on OA Book Publishing, Alt-Metrics, Data Publication, and Institutional Funding of OA.  In addition, there will be three very exciting keynote presentations from Salvatore Mele (SCOPE3/CERN), Mark Thorley (Natural Environment Research Council, UK), and Jean-François Dechamp (European Commission).

If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact:

Claire Redhead
Membership & Communications Manager
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, www.oaspa.orgEmail:

Turning Statistics Into Assessment : How can Technical Services Measure the Value of Their Services

…This e-forum will discuss the process of gathering statistics for technical services operations and how they are used to assess the success of technical services. In addition to that, we will explore how libraries are using statistics to measure the value technical services provides to the library and the parent organization or community. The forum will cover a variety of questions including:

  • What statistics are collected by technical services and how are they collected.
  • The differences between collecting statistics and providing meaningful reports.
  • How do technical services utilize statistics to assess the effectiveness of their operations? What benchmarks are used to define success?
  • How do technical services operations factor into efforts to define the value of the library to the parent organization or community?


Buddy Pennington is the Director of Collections and Access Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, leading library operations in collection development, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, and electronic resources management…

Sarah Simpson is the Technical Services Manager for the Tulsa City-County Library in Tulsa, OK. She previously co-moderated e-forums on communication between Technical and Public Services and on collections of the future.

Dates & Times

The e-Forum runs August 22-23, 2012
Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm

How to Register

You must register to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA’s Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list.

Oklahoma ACRL Fall 2012 Conference and a Call for Proposals

Fall 2012 Conference

Save the Date!!! Friday, November 2, 2012

Library without Walls: Mobile Tech and the Future of Libraries

Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus (

Keynote Speaker: Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy is a Librarian and Technology Trend Spotter helping libraries and more prepare for upcoming technology shifts. Joe is an author and editor, an international keynote speaker, and a conference organizer.

Visit Joe’s site at

Call for Proposals

Oklahoma ACRL Fall 2012 Conference

Library without Walls: Mobile Tech and the Future of Libraries November 2, 2012 at Tulsa Community College SE Campus, Tulsa, OK

This year the Oklahoma Association of College and Research Libraries (OK-ACRL) will be hosting a conference on the themes of mobile technology and the future of libraries. We are looking for presenters for our afternoon breakout sessions.  Submit a 200 word maximum abstract along with contact information of presenters by September 28, 2012 to<>. Word document attachments or plain text emails are acceptable; please put “Library without Walls presentation proposal” in subject line.

Final selection of presenters will be made by October 12, 2012.  Preferred (but not required) presentation topics include: Mobile technology initiatives, connecting with students in new ways, or the future of libraries.  Presentations should be approximately 50 minutes in length.

**Chosen presenters will receive free registration to the Oklahoma ACRL Fall 2012 Conference**