Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
- NISO (2 events);
- Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association;
- Amigos Library Services;
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Nicole Johnson, Product Manager, Digital Commons, bePress; Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Yewno; and Gerald Benoit, Associate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College.
- Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives (NISO Virtual Conference)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
This virtual conference will focus on a variety of practical concerns surrounding digitization efforts and long-term preservation of images in the digital environment. It will spotlight the International Image Interoperability Framework and similar initiatives in the ongoing digitization of special collections (such as maps, manuscripts, etc.) for purposes of scholarship. Are we achieving the goals established 20 years ago? What has been established by the community as appropriate guidelines and/or the best practices for these activities? In addition to images, new digital output (three-dimensional renderings, virtual exhibits, etc.) are becoming more commonplace. Is the institutional repository the right place to house such scholarship, or is there a new kind of space needed for such special collections?
An outstanding speaker roster includes:
- Edward M. Corrado (participating in his personal capacity), Associate University Librarian, Dudley Knox Library, Naval Post Graduate School
- Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford University Libraries, and Stuart Snydman, Associate Director for Digital Strategies, Stanford University Libraries
- Chad Hutchens, Head, Digital Collections, University of Wyoming
- Julia Corrin, University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
- Chris Strasbaugh, Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, The Ohio State University
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
“Has your organization become complacent with technology? Joe Buzzanga, Alex Humphreys, and Michael Upshall will shake up your thinking! Their experiences will make you look at how technology is generating more options than ever imagined. Technology gives us the ability to test and drive more intuitive means of addressing researchers’ demands for new ways to search and discover content.
What Will Our Presenters Cover?
- How the human/machine interface has evolved to the stage of voice-enabled virtual personal assistants (VPAs). Fivesight’s recent market study exploring the impact of VPAs on the plain old search box (POSB) will be shared.
- How Text Analyzer enables researchers, through the use of natural language processing, to upload a document and get relevant results including content, topics and subjects. JSTOR pushed the envelope of traditional searching and will share what challenges and opportunities were learned from their beta test of this new tool.
- How the UNSILO experience combines and applies machine-learning and natural language processing to discover a content’s DNA. Ideas, topics, and relationships are not just captured. They are processed further to be understood, searchable and thereby discoverable in new ways…”
“OASPA is pleased to announce that this year our annual conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be held at the Altis Grand Hotel on the 20th and 21st September, 2017. A pre-conference reception for delegates will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September.
Registrations, accommodations, and call for contributions open
Registrations, accommodations, and calls for contributions to the conference are open. Delegates are entitled to discounted rates on guest rooms at the conference hotel until the end of May 2017. To register for the conference and book hotel rooms, please head to our Registrations and Accommodations page…”
(June 6-15, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT)
Need a “boot camp” to get started with cataloging? This course is designed to give you the practical, hands-on information needed to succeed in cataloging.
We will cover MARC bibliographic, classification and categorization schemas, basic copy cataloging, and other areas essential to the cataloging department. This course offers an in-depth look at MARC fields (fixed and variable) and subfields used for cataloging. It prepares participants to begin copy cataloging by demonstrating how to interpret bibliographic records and match to items in hand. Topics include terminology, resources, and workflow. Hands-on exercises (at least one per day) provide practice using new skills. Examples and exercises will be based on OCLC-MARC, accessed through the Connexion cataloging interface….
- Short homework assignments are required after each session. Class participation includes discussion (both verbal and text available) and contribution to cooperative assignments.
- It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
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.