Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 2/21/13

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from NISOBoard on Research Data and Information; College Open Textbooks Community; NASIG and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro

NISO Two Part March Webinar: Evolving Trends in Collection Development

“NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on March 6 and 13 to discuss Evolving Trends in Collection Development. Part 1 will discuss new methods for providing access to electronic journal articles without having a subscription. In Part 2, speakers will review the use of demand-driven acquisitions to involve users in selecting materials for the library collection…”

Dates: Part 1: March 6, 2013; Part 2: March 13, 2013;  Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Event webpages:

Clifford Lynch at CNI reports that “the US National Research Council Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) will be holding a public symposium on the afternoon of Feb 26, 2013 on Strategies for Discovering Research Data in conjunction with the February 26-27 meeting of the Board.

While the symposium is free and open to the public, you do need to register in advance to attend in person. The symposium will also be webcast. (The invitation to the symposium is included in the linked post above.)

For more information about the Board, and the upcoming meeting, see

Please join CCCOER on Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 am (Pacific time) to hear about the critical work librarians do to support OER (Open Educational Resources) adoption at community colleges.  This webinar will feature three projects where librarians are leading the way in searching, curating, and creating OER to expand student access and improve teaching practices.

No pre-registration necessary. Please click on the [link below to access [the] webinar [link] to login and listen.
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 NASIG 28th Annual Conference (Reminder)

NASIG continues its tradition of offering conferences that have strong, engaging programs and numerous opportunities to discuss issues and network in a relaxed environment with colleagues—publishers, vendors, print and e-resources providers and librarians.  In addition to the keynote speakers, attendees select eight program sessions to attend during the conference.  This year’s thirty-five sessions provide an impressive array of topics to consider!

DATE: June 6 – 9, 2013; Preconferences – June 5-6

Vendor Expo – June 6 starting at 3:00 pm

Conference opening — June 6 at 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center, Buffalo, New York.  For hotel information, including a link to reserve rooms at the conference rate, visit:

…The third Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians entitled “Social Entrepreneurship in Action” will take place on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro on May 16-17, 2013. “An exciting lineup of keynote speakers including  Brian Matthews (The Ubiquitous Librarian), Michael Porter (Library Renewal) and Mandy Henk (The People’s Library from Occupy Wall Street)  along with dynamic presenters who will share the ways in which a wide variety of librarians  engage in social entrepreneurship to promote social change in their communities and beyond…”

For the complete schedule, registration and hotel information please see the conference web site at




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