ARL News reports that “the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, an initiative of the ARL Academy, is offering a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for professionals in ARL member libraries and archives who are new to digital scholarship to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment.
Guided by the principles of community, diversity, impact, openness, and sustainability, the Digital Scholarship Institute foregrounds critical thinking about the content and context of the modern research environment. Participants are trained in a core set of methodologies and tools that provide both a knowledge base and the confidence to work with the cultural changes sweeping through research institutions and higher education today.
This fourth iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will be hosted by the University of Rochester on Monday–Friday, July 29–August 2, 2019. Additional details regarding the venue and cost of the institute will become available in February 2019…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “OASPA recently hosted a timely and welcome discussion on the economic implications of publishing research open access, chaired by Board Member Dr Stuart Taylor. Dr Rupert Gatti (Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Cofounder of Open Book Publishers), Liz Ferguson (Vice President, Editorial Development, Wiley) and Claudio Aspesi (independent consultant) joined OASPA for the webinar to discuss the economics and sustainability of open access publishing. Copyright Clearance Center web-hosted the webinar…”
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “the first ever ConTech conference took place last week at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London, UK. Attendees witnessed three first class and completely different keynotes, ground breaking speaker sessions as well as a pharma focused special session. Multiple networking opportunities and the addition of the DataBeers event on day 1 gave delegates the chance to share, learn and network.
According to Clive Snell, MD Info International, organisers of ConTech, the intersection between content and data science is one of the most exciting, disruptive and unpredictable areas of publishing and content management right now. It is the biggest tech revolution to hit the content world since the birth of the internet – with both challenges and opportunities that publishing and content people need to be actively engaged with. ConTech has been created as a platform to showcase the very latest thinking and to help understand how data science AI and other technologies can unlock a host of new opportunities for organisations of all types and sizes…
The ConTech team is already working on several stream events as well as ConTech 2019, which will take place on December 5-6, 2019.”
This forward-looking webinar will look at how innovations in digital printing and data analytics technologies are enabling book and magazine publishers to create more relevant and engaging print products. Our panel of speakers will explore current trends in the market and envision how on-demand book supply models and personalized magazines can transform print products.
Attendees will learn:
- Why the future of print needs to be more data-driven and relevant to consumer
- How the book industry supply chain might change and how it will affect publishers
- How Amazon will continue to shape the book business and consumer expectations
- How industry consolidation will impact printers and publishers
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.