Conferences & Meetings 1/7/13

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Conferences, meetings and webinars from NFAISALA Digital Content Working Group and ALECTS

NFAIS to hold webinar on new platforms for accessing published works

KnowledgeSpeak reports that  “The US’ National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will hold a 90-minute webinar on January 18, 2013. The webinar will take a look at Labtiva’s ReadCube, a free, cross-platform software application that is being used by Nature Publishing to provide ease of access to a subset of its journals by researchers and the general public, and PubGet, reportedly the first search site to combine search, subscription authentication, rights management and article level access in one application…

NFAIS members pay $105, Sister Society members pay $115, and non-members pay $125. An unlimited number of staff from NFAIS member organisations can participate for a group fee of $255. The group fee for an unlimited number of staff from any Sister Society is $275, and from a non-member organisation is $295. The registration form can be accessed at:”

“Libraries are taking on the e-book challenge by creating their own solutions to get e-books into the hands of library readers. Join members of the ALA Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) at the ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 26, 2013, as they examine current e-book lending systems and offer perspectives on future directions.

The e-book session—titled “Starting from Scratch: New Recipes for Ebook Models that Work”—will be held on Saturday, from 10:30–11:30a.m. in the Washington State Convention Center, room 602-3…”

ALCTS , Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Interest Group – “Digital Content Pricing Models and Library Budgets: the ongoing saga”

Sunday, January 27th, 2013, 1:00-2:30 PM, WSCC, Room 620

Attend an important discussion among a panel of experienced publishers and librarians


  • Robert Boissy, Account Development, Springer
  • Nancy Gibbs, Head, Acquisitions Dept., Duke University
  • Anne McKee, Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
  • Brandon Nordin, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Digital Strategy, American Chemical Society

Hear library and publisher perspectives on working with library materials budgets, creative pricing models and results, justifying ROI, and cancellation considerations.

Please bring questions and ideas and join the dialogue!

For more information, contact the AMVIG Co-chairs:

Amira Aaron, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources, Northeastern University, 617-373-4961,

Mike Thompson, Head of Acquisitions, University of Houston, 713-743-9697,

When: Monday, January 14, 2013 – 9:00am to Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – 5:00pm, US/Central (-6)

Hosted by Laurie St. Laurent and Deborah J. Margolis

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone! Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, sessions begin and end at:

Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm


Formerly conceived as repositories of print collections, libraries of all sorts are now providing electronic access to a wide range of digital resources.  The publishing industry is changing rapidly, making fewer print options available to store in library buildings.  How will your organization or institution continue to provide value for customers using the library building?  What changes are you making to physical spaces that make accessing resources easier for differently abled users?  How are you determining when to reduce shelving for print collections?  What alternative uses do you forsee for those former shelving spaces?

Please join us for an exciting and informative e-forum on January 14 and 15, 2013, to discuss how libraries of all types are adjusting their physical locations in response to the changing information environment.  This e-forum will provide participants an opportunity to talk about what their libraries are doing to adjust to thinking of the library as place with unlimited potential.  Librarians and technical services staff from all types of libraries are invited to participate…

To register:

Instructions for registration are available at: Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

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