ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 2/6/19

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Wednesday, 2/27/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This is part 1 of a two-part series.Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2is the companion to this webinar.

“Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition” is a two-part series dedicated to the discussion of audio and video materials in a digital preservation context. From analog media digitally reformatted to born-digital audiovisual materials, this webinar series will cover the basics of understanding audiovisual media and how to consider these materials when engaged in preservation and access at your library or archive.

Part 1 of “Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition” is dedicated to the “nuts and bolts” of digital AV files—their technical characteristics and attendant considerations for preservation/access. Digital file carriers will be discussed as well as the digitization of analog AV materials. This latter topic will be discussed in the context of considerations made when files are prepared for digital preservation…”

Where: University of San Diego
When: April 29 &30, 2019!

Six Pre-conference Workshops:

  • Collections as Data: Digital Collections for Emerging Research Methods by Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania
  • Two Peas in a Pod: On Information Literacy and Open Educational Resources by Michelle Reed, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Text Mining with HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research by Eleanor Dickson Koehl, HathiTrust
  • Results-Driving OER Programs by Nicole Finkbeiner, Rice University
  • Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges by Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute and UCLA
  • Strategies and Tools for Digital Repository Selection and Migration by Todd Crocken and Anne Washington, University of Houston

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Keynote speakers:

Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
“Open, Equitable, Affordable, and Transparent: Progress on the Road to True Open Access”

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough
“Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure”

Featured speaker:

Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator / Associate Professor, James Madison University
“Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship”

Plus, 2 Panels, 12 Concurrent Sessions, 5 Lightning Talks, and 4 User Groups (Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora and Islandora) and more!

See the full program at:

National Media Market is pleased to announce that we’ll be holding a live webinar as a free informational session about our project, The Academic Libraries Video Trust, on Thursday, February 28th, at 2PM Eastern Time. The event is sponsored by Infobase/Films Media Group.You are cordially invited to attendPlease take note: Attendance is free but limited to 125 live attendees. Don’t miss out – sign up today. (The recorded session will be archived and made available later.)

Program Details: February 28th, 2PM ETA 25-minute presentation will be introduced by NMM Chair Jeff Tamblyn and conducted by Sarah McCleskey, Head of Resource &Collection Services for Hofstra University Library, and Chris Lewis, Associate Librarian, American University.

Q and A will follow. Total time: up to 60 minutes.


In case you haven’t heard us crowing about it yet, ALVT stands for Academic Libraries Video Trust, a cloud-based content repository for files digitized from VHS or other obsolete media. It includes a database of titles that’ve been researched to see whether they’re currently available in viable formats. ALVT was started with the knowledge that libraries across the country have tens of thousands of titles purchased on VHS that can no longer be obtained in newer formats. ALVT leverages preservation and replacement exceptions for reproduction by libraries established by U.S. copyright law (17 U.S. Code § 108) that allow for duplication of content that is damaged, deteriorating, lost, or stolen, or is in an obsolete format. The project is now fully operational, thanks in part to a $10,000.00 gift by the late media librarian deg farrelly.


The webinar on February 28th will show interested librarians how ALVT works, address relevant copyright issues, and provide further information about membership. Those who are interested can also visit the site and contact us at or

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: CRL

This quarterly webinar will report on the current status of major CRL initiatives and programs. Presentations will focus on three areas:

2:00-2:30 p.m. CST Shared Print: “PAN Forum and the Shared Print Landscape in 2018”
Presenter: Marie Waltz, Special Projects Manager and Amy Wood, Head, Technical Services, CRL

CRL’s 2015 landmark summit on shared print in North America suggested that only a small portion of the universe of published serials is covered by the existing archiving and shared print programs. How has the situation improved since then? CRL staff will provide an update on commitments registered in PAPR and report significant developments discussed at the Print Archives Network Forum at ALA Midwinter in Seattle.

2:30-3:00 p.m. CST Digitization: “New Resources for Law & Government Information in LLMC Digital”
Presenter: Kurt Meyer, Manager of Global Content Development and Preservation, LLMC Digital

Since 2010, CRL and LLMC have collaborated through the Global Resources Partnership in Law and Government on digitization and access to critical research resources. Kurt Meyer will report on significant additions to the LLMC Digital collection, including the Early State Records archive, and recent platform improvements to enhance full-text searchability and content navigation.

3:00-3:30 p.m. CST Licensing: “The HistoryMakers Digital Archive”
Presenter: Dionti Davis, The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive includes over 3,000 interviews with prominent African Americans ranging from Marian Wright Edelman to General Colin Powell to President Barack Obama early in his career. Dionti Davis will discuss current additions to the collection and prospects for growth through new investments.

Registrants are encouraged to tune in to any or all of these three segments.

CRL quarterly webinars are open to all librarians, staff, and faculty at CRL member institutions. Most are recorded and available for later access. Additional information on accessing CRL webinars can be found under Membership.

As librarians, providing equitable access to all patrons should be a top priority. The patrons visiting our libraries should reflect the diversity of the communities we live in. Unfortunately, there are many populations that go underserved. How can we broaden our reach to better serve all our community?

Join us on Thursday, February 28 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, Open Doors: Reaching Underserved Populations, where we will explore methods and best practices for reaching an important part of your community.

Kicking off our conference is keynote speaker, Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran, consultant, presenter, and founder of CulturalCo LLC. Her keynote will explore how cultural intelligence makes a difference in the information profession and asks the question, “are you culturally competent?” Throughout the rest of the day, a variety of peers and experts will present on a diverse range of topics, with each time slot offering three different programming options.

Don’t forget, as a benefit of Amigos Library Services membership, attendance is FREE at all online conferences!

For more information about this conference, contact Megan Bryant at or 800-843-8482, ext. 2896.

Albuquerque, NM – Feb 26-27, 2019

Join us for our annual Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) meeting held in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. We gather each year to share strategies on how to use the Data Harmony software suite to maximize your return on your semantic investment. DHUG attendees hear our clients’ case studies about taxonomy and thesaurus implementation, semantic enrichment initiatives, and improving search and discovery. Brainstorm with the Access Innovations’ team to solve taxonomic challenges, and get training on our software…”


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