Conferences, workshops and webcasts from NISO; ACRL; and Digital Book World and The Department of Commerce

NISO Webinar: Behave Like a Startup: Adapting Your Organization to Rapid Change

Scheduled for January 9, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) this webinar will address a number of questions including:

  • What it means for service organizations such as libraries and businesses like publishers and vendors to behave like a start-up.
  • How can large institutions be more nimble, act more quickly, adopt new tech more easily?
  • What can be learned from startups and what can be avoided?


  • Thinking like a Startup, Behaving like an R&D Shop: Pathways to Innovation for Libraries
    Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Research and Learning, Virginia Tech University Libraries
    . Brian Mathews focuses on understanding the user experience as a way to develop more entrepreneurial libraries; he blogs at and tweets at @brianmathews
  • Kuali OLE and Agile Development Practices
    Michael Winkler, Director for Information Technologies and Digital Development, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
  • Additional speaker TBA.


If paying by credit card, register online.  If paying by check, please use this PDF form.

Registration closes on January 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern.


2013 Scholarly Communication Road Show Workshop

ACRL will once Again Offering the Scholarly Communications Roadshows May to August 2013 at a subsidized rate to interested institutions.

“The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” is led by two expert presenters at locations across the country, and the content is updated annually to meet the evolving needs of the community.

How it works:

5 workshops will be offered to institutions at partial cost. ACRL is committed to carrying the bulk of the costs for 2013 for successful host applicants.

  • Cost for successful host institutions is $2000.00.
  • ACRL will underwrite the remaining costs.
  • Applicants may choose to recover their costs through registration fees…


The application to host will be available Tuesday, January 8, 2013. The deadline to apply will be 5:00 p.m. Central on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee will review applications, selecting five locations.  The committee will aim for geographic diversity and notify applicants of their status by Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Questions about the program or how to apply? Please contact Kara J. Malenfant, Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives, ACRL, at kmalenfant(a) or 800/545-2433 ext. 2510.

*ACRL offers the opportunity to bring this workshop to your institution at full cost. Contact Kara Malenfant for details.

Opportunities and Challenges in Expanding Ebook Publishing Internationally Live WebCast

Presented by Digital Book World and The Department of Commerce

Participants: Dr. Ruediger Wischenbart, content and publishing consultant based in Austria, Volker Wirsdorf, senior commercial specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service, and Michael Tamblyn, executive vice president of content, sales & merchandising, Kobo

Moderator: Jeremy Greenfield, editorial director of Digital Book World

When: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

Cost: $45.00