Conferences, Meeting and Webinars 4/12/15

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“Building the Digital Future”

The 2015 NASIG Conference is being held in Washington DC, May 27-30, and Early Bird registration rates are available until April 29th and include a commemorative 30th anniversary T-shirt.

Registration for the full conference includes admission to “Evolving Information Policies and Their Implications: A Conversation for Librarians and Publishers,” a joint conference event sponsored by NASIG and the Society for Scholarly Publishing on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015…

ALCTS Preservation Week – free webinar series!

Sponsored by HF Group & George Blood, LP

This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.

Sponsored by Gaylord.

As technology changes, the greatest threat to preserving digital files is obsolescence. Files may get stuck on obsolete media or in some form that may become unusable in time. This webinar can help increase your understanding of what it takes to preserve commonly used digital files such photos, recordings, videos and documents. Learn about the nature of the digital-preservation challenge and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.

Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury. This session will feature a live question-and-answer session. Participants will have an opportunity to comment on the recording of the 2010 webinar, “Disaster Response” and to ask questions of Nancy Kraft.

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.

Date: April 29, 2015

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern


Every day libraries and publishers are asked to demonstrate the value of the content they provide through quantitative metrics and assessments. Existing metrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor, and tools, such as COUNTER and SUSHI, have proven their worth in providing useful data… Citation alone is not sufficient to capture all the new social media ways that content is shared. Traditional assessment techniques are being modified, completely new measures are being developed, and both old and new need to be blended in a meaningful way that creates a trusted system…

This Virtual Conference will examine some of the innovative ideas and techniques that are being employed in the never-ending struggle to measure how content is accessed and used. It will include discussions related to usage statistics, altmetrics, gaming the numbers, and open access. NISO’s Alternative Assessment Metrics Initiative will also be discussed.

Sponsored by IET Inspec and Library Journal

Wednesday April 15, 2015
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Register today for this free, live webinar with Dr. Chris Marker from IET Inspec.

Register Now!

During this presentation Dr. Marker, Inspec Indexed Content Specialist, will discuss hot topics in science, engineering and technology, specifically:

  • Space exploration – brave new worlds
  • Drones – from the military to Amazon
  • AI & Cyber security

Wearable Technology – the “death” of Google glass, the king is dead long live the king

May 31 – June 5, 2015 & January 12-13, 2016 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The Institute consists of one five-day session in June 2015 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2016. The summer event begins at 6 PM on Sunday, May 31 with a welcome and opening event. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on “lab” components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.


  • Regular registration : $1,150
  • Late registration (after April 15, 2015): $1,300



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