Conference, Meetings and Webinars 11/27/13

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Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from:

  • International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers’ (STM)
  • Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • BookBusiness

ALCTS course MOOCs: Here to Stay or Flash in the Pan?

“Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs.

The webinar series will conclude on December 11, 2013 with a presentation by Jonathan Grudin, principal researcher in the Natural Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. Are MOOCs here to stay, or are they a flash in the pan? The MOOC movement is still in its infancy. Jonathan will let us know whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.

For more information on the ALCTS Webinar Series: Libraries and MOOCs:

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4th Dec. 2013, Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London, UK


Registration:Member: €550; Non Member:  €735

“The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers’ (STM) will host the Innovations Seminar 2013 at the Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London, on December 4.

This annual London-event brings together the industry’s most established thinkers and bright up-and-coming future stars to give attendees an insight into the hottest innovations and vital technological trends and developments which will define STM publishing for years to come…

The 2013 Innovations seminar will bring the latest developments from these frontiers including: new methods of enriching academic information; develop semantic technologies which add context and meaning; data mining, bringing new patterns and new relationships; and entity linking which helps forge connections to deeper data and related information elsewhere on the web or in the cloud…”


Washington, DC – The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is pleased to announce panel topics and to invite participants to register for the Spring event set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri on March 3-4, 2014.

The past year has seen growing momentum on many fronts of the movement towards “open”. Advances in the areas of open access, open data, and open educational resources have grown exponentially since the last SPARC Open Access Meeting was convened in 2012. As this push for greater openness continues, these three fronts are converging in interesting and potentially transformative ways. Join us as leaders from the library community, academia, industry, student community, and other research avenues discuss how open access, open data, and open educational resources are intersecting, and the impact this convergence will have on research and discovery. The meeting is designed to emphasize collaborative actions that stakeholders can take to positively impact publishing, policy, digital repositories, author rights, and licensing…

Registration for the SPARC Open Access Meeting is now open. Early bird rates start at $279 for SPARC members. Hotel reservations at the event venue, the Intercontinental Hotel, are also available for the conference rate of $144 per night…”

Date:Monday, December 9, 2013
Time:2pm ET/11am PT
Featuring: Pavan Arora, Chief Innovation Officer, Aptara
Duration: One hour
Cost: FREE!

If most of your effort is being spent on digital, but most of your revenues are still coming from print, you’re not alone. Join Aptara’s Chief Innovation Officer as he examines strategies and technologies for achieving the next level of discoverability and analytics that can be used to fuel your marketing reach and drive sales.

Pavan Arora will discuss what publishers should be planning for now to protect their future bottom-lines, including:

  • semantic strategies for creating more powerful metadata
  • preparing content for the next level of SEO
  • leveraging predictive analytics for elevating sales and marketing approaches
  • practical steps for incorporating semantic strategies in your workflow

Whether you’re struggling to close a digital revenue gap, or ensuring you are ready for the next evolution of eBooks, this webinar will help you fulfill the promise of digital.


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