Professional Growth & Development Opportunities provided by:
- L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology;
- We Can Do It, You Can Too! Metadata Automation for Everyone
(an ALCTS Virtual Preconference)
Dates: Tuesday, 6/7/2016 – Wednesday, 6/8/2016
This 2-part virtual preconference will feature presentations on workflows and automation tools to aid in metadata transformation, repurposing formats like EAD or MARC, reconciliation through Open Refine, or clean-up of legacy data…
- NISO Working Group Connections, LIVE! “Transfer for Librarians: Making Your Life Easier When Titles Change Hands“ – A free NISO Webinar
Friday, May 20, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
What is the Transfer Code of Practice? Why was it developed? How does it benefit librarians?
The Transfer Code of Practice is maintained by a unique group formed of librarians, publishers, subscription agencies and other intermediaries, from both the United Kingdom and the United States. The code contains consistent guidelines to aid publishers and librarians when a journal title transfers from one publisher to
another. Transfer originated with the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) but was moved under the auspices of NISO in the past year.
It’s not just for publishers! Many librarians are unaware of the Transfer tools and how they might be of use to them. This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the code, its history and purpose, results of a recent survey on awareness of the code, and a discussion of how librarians can incorporate Transfer tools into their existing e-journals workflow.
Additional Upcoming NISO events:
- June 8: Integrating Library Management Systems (NISO Webinar)
- June 15: BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data (NISO Virtual Conference)
- June 24 – 27: American Library Association Annual Conference (Orlando, FL)
- June 24: NISO/BISG Forum: 10th Annual Changing Standards Landscape (Orlando, FL)
Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 1-2pm CST
Presenters: Rafia Mirza, Peace Ossom Williamson, and Brett Currier
Many faculty members, librarians, and other higher education staff members have experience working individually on projects, but not collaborative projects that can be large scale or interdepartmental. Projects like these require project management as a priority. Furthermore, in many cases, it is necessary to utilize experience in various departments within and outside of the library. A planning document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which serves as an agreement between all stakeholders.
In this webinar, the presenters will discuss their experiences in creating an MOU template along with a workbook of related resources available at bit.ly/utamou. They will discuss how you can adapt this template to fit the ends of your particular institution, and what local issues may need to be taken into account.
They will also discuss the various specialized templates that are also included in the workbook, including a template for systematic reviews and for epublishing OA journals…
Theme: “Overcoming the Limits of Digital Archives”
Date: September 5-9, 2016
Location: Hanover, Germany
“The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2016 will take place in Hannover, Germany on September 5-9, 2016. The conference will be jointly organized by the L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.