Conferences & Meetings 9/6/12

by | Sep 6, 2012 | 2 comments

Conferences, meetings & webinars from UKSG, ALCTS, Library 2.012, Amigos, and the University of Maryland and CNI

 UKSG One-Day Conference: London | UKSG

Users now cast their ‘discovery net’ beyond the conventional notions of a library collection, and the wider digital transition is causing all parties to reassess how they acquire and provide content.  How are libraries, publishers and intermediaries meeting the challenge?  How will these changes contribute to an improved researcher/student experience?

Don’t miss UKSG’s one-day conference which will help inform approaches and suggest ways forward. This event, chaired by Ken Chad, will look at how different parties in the scholarly information chain are addressing changing concepts of the collection. Librarians will be able to discuss how issues such as Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) impacts collection development and publishers will learn how changing demands are affecting the way readers and librarians are interacting with content.

Speakers include:

  • Jill Taylor-Roe, Newcastle University Library: The library-facilitated collection
  • Frans van Ette, Swets: The social collection
  • Robert Faber, Oxford University Press: Adding value
  • Martin Marlow, Maverick Publishing Specialists: The portable, personal collection
  • Richard Parsons, Dundee University Library: The consortial collection

The event will include a panel discussion. The programme allows plenty of time for networking and will close with a drinks reception.

For more information and to book a place visit

Demand-Driven Acquisitions, part 1

This is an hour-long, non-credit ALCT webinar, one of two parts, that gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisitions (DDA):

  • why and how to implement
  • benefits to the library and the campus community
  • implications for the library collection

Examines the theoretical concepts about DDA while giving practical advice about setting up DDA in libraries with some considerations of long-term impacts by looking at a case study from the University of Denver.

This is an introductory course presented by Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian, University of Denver.

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 19, 2012.  Sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting: 11am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern.  Part 2 will be held October 3.


This session is being offered in two parts, but you can purchase either one separately. See part 2. The full fee schedule is list on the above link.

 Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference

We are pleased to announce the Library 2.012 worldwide virtual conference, October 3 – 5, 2012. This free conference is being held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones).

To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please 
join the Library 2.0 network. You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.


The Library 2.012 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today’s world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments. A full strand list is available 

The call for presentation proposals is now live can be found 
Proposed presentations can be found HERE.
Accepted presentations can be found HERE.

Fast-Forward >> The Future of Audio Visual Materials

September 7, 2012 (Online)

Fast Forward >> The Future of Audio Visual Materials will cover a variety of topics, including the identification on different types of media, metadata, digitization, and the preservation of originals as well as digital copies.

George Blood will kick off the conference with his keynote, “New, Old, Web, Whatever: Does Anyone Ever Listen to Any of This Stuff?”

Other presenters include”

  • Stefan Elnabli, Moving Image and Sound Preservation Specialist, Northwestern University
  • Jennifer M. Eustis,Catalog/Metadata Librarian, French & Francophone Studies Librarian, University of Connecticut Libraries
  •  Nadia Ghasedi, Film & Media Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Siobhan C. Hagan, Audiovisual Preservation Specialist, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Jim Hearon, Digital Media Specialist, University of Hawaii at Manoa…

Registration is now open! Follow this link for registration:

Dates: February 21st and 22nd, 2013

Location: The Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park

Call for Papers

…This year, the conference theme focuses on the relationships between collective and individual action around preserving personal digital content. Companies and cultural heritage institutions steward information that documents the life and times of private individuals. At the same time, individuals manage and “self-archive” content for future use by themselves and their families. Personal Digital Archiving 2013 invites proposals on the full range of topics relevant to personal digital archiving.  Presentations might address materials and format challenges including family archives of photographs and home movies, personal health and financial data, scrapbooking, social network posts, genealogy, blogs, email and other correspondence…

If you wish to submit an abstract for the conference, please visit:

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Collaborating organizations:

You can follow the conference on Twitter @pda2013.

PASIG Dublin: 17 – 19 October 2012

PASIG, the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group, will be holding its 11th international meeting 17-19 October, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland. This independent, community-led meeting is open to and welcoming of practitioners, researchers, industry experts and vendors in the digital preservation and archiving field…

Speakers and Agenda

PASIG Dublin will feature the best elements of past meetings, with a heavy emphasis on practitioners’ concerns of preservation strategies, best practices, and emerging research in storage, architectures, and operation of preservation and archiving systems, at scale. The agenda is still in development, and will feature in-depth sessions on…

  • Digital Preservation Bootcamp — an optional, introductory session on digital preservation issues, concepts and tools
  • Longterm Digital Preservation Storage Futures
  • Preservation Research, Breakthroughs and Futures
  • Practitioners Knowledge Exchange
  • Lightning Talks “from the Field”
  • Domain Deep Dive: Media Preservation
  • Costing Long Term Preservation: Current Research, Practices and Experts Panel
  • Cloud-Based Preservation Services

We are also expecting to incorporate a hands on workshop or hack-a-thon connected to the Open Planets Foundation during the event. If you have a topic that you’d like to bring to the group, or a speaker to propose, please contact me.

A free, optional Oracle technologies day focused on Tape, Tiered Storage Architectures, and Content Management will precede the conference on Tuesday, 16 October at the Gresham Hotel. Contact for more information.


Registation information information will be posted in the next few weeks. In the meantime, save the date!

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