Conferences and Meetings sponsored by OCLC, ACRL and NASIG

 OCLC Research and Open Planets Foundation to Hold Preservation Health Check Workshop at iPRES2012 on 2 October in Toronto

“OCLC Research and the Open Planets Foundation (OPF) are conducting a Preservation Health Check Pilot to analyze the quality of preservation metadata created and in use by operational repository and deposit systems and evaluate the potential of such metadata for assessing digital preservation risks. As part of this pilot, we are holding a Preservation Health Workshop at the PREMIS Implementation Fair (iPRES2012) at the University of Toronto on 2 October 2012. This workshop will explore the use of real life preservation metadata for risk assessment, introduce and discuss the concept behind the preservation health check pilot and propose an approach for mapping preservation metadata schemas with preservation risk assessment frameworks and walk through a number of examples…”

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ACRL 2013 Conference Call for Poster Proposals

Got an innovative library-based project, best practices to solve a problem, or unique research findings? Consider sharing them in a poster session! Posters should be an eye-catching visual representation of a topic, including graphics, tables, charts, text, and images. Presenters can communicate additional details via online handouts. Presenters share their ideas with colleagues as attendees circulate during one hour time blocks in the poster session area, located in the exhibits hall. Since space is limited at a poster session, a maximum of two presenters per poster at any one time is recommended. The Poster Session Committee looks for topics that will engage attendees during repeated presentations.

Potential topics can be seen in the program tags that are included on the proposal instructions page (link below). Poster topics from underrepresented categories are of particular interest.  Here are some examples:

  •  cataloging & technical services
  • collections projects
  • preservation projects
  • digitization
  • data management and services

Use the application form to sell your idea in a short, dynamic summary and provide a more complete discussion of the contents for the reviewersPlease plan to submit an electronic version of your poster so that it can be posted online with conference handouts. Submissions are due by November 9, 2012.

Program Proposal Instructions

Proposal Submission Form

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522.

 NASIG 28th Annual Conference

The Art of Information/The Architecture of Knowledge June 6 – 9, 2013 Buffalo, New York

The 2013 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for conference sessions. Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the field of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.

This year PPC would like to develop programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies


for the draft document.

  • Program topics from the Core Competencies:
  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis and development
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing
  • Technology and providing access to electronic resources
  • Licensing and legal framework
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices
  • Scholarly communication

Please use the online form

( to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on September 14, 2012.