ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 4/27/19

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“Building Bridges: Connecting the Information Community”
(NASIG 2019 Conference Program now available)

Pittsburgh, PA
June 5 – 8, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops*

June 4 & 5, 2019

Please log in to your NASIG account to receive the member rate.. Not a member? Join now!

Hotel reservation link included in registration confirmation

Hotel conference rate $159.00/night + applicable tax

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Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour

Registration Deadline for live event: May 8, 2019

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed.

Late registration dates to purchase recording: May 10, 2019 through November 9, 2019. After November 9, 2019 the recording will be made freely available.

Webinar Rates:
NASIG members: $35; NASIG student members: $15; NISO members: $35; NASIG non-members: $50; and Group registration: $95

(NASIG members should login for member rate)

(NASIG student members and NISO members will need to contact the NASIG Continuing Education Committee ( prior to registering in order to receive a priority code used for getting the listed rates


… Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects, an IMLS-funded project (LG-73-17-0002-17) by the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group (DLF-AIG), conducted a needs assessment of the digital library community to determine features of a future assessment toolkit that goes beyond use and traditional library metrics, and focuses on transformation. This presentation will provide an overview of the mixed-methods approach used to generate data, share the results of this project, and discuss next steps for implementation.


Santi Thompson is the Head of Digital Research Services at the University of Houston (UH) and serves as Primary Investigator for the grant. At UH Santi develops policies and workflows for the digital components of scholarly communications, including digital research support and digital repositories…

Caroline Muglia is the Head of Resource Sharing and Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of Southern California (USC), manages the InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery department and leads the collection assessment efforts for the Library system. In this capacity, she is responsible for qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation of all resources, the return on investment, and ways in which the library resources support research at the institution…

According to ARL News “The FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) is offering Association of Research Libraries (ARL) community members a $150 tuition discount on the August 5–9, 2019, institute to be held at UCLA.

FSCI is a weeklong program of intensive coursework, group activities, and hands-on training around trends in scholarly communication. Courses feature the latest technologies in research flow, new forms of publication, current standards and expectations, and ways of measuring and demonstrating success that are transforming science and scholarship. Instructors include top researchers and thought leaders from scholarly and scientific communication and publishing. Course topics range from an introductory overview to advanced offerings in collaboration, reproducibility, the public humanities, research mentorship, and others. All levels of participants, from beginners to advanced at scholarly communication, will find courses of interest.

As a partner organization of FSCI, ARL community members who register will receive a $150 tuition discount. Register online by July 12. Use the code ARL-MEMBER to claim the $150 discount.

For more information, visit the FSCI 2019 website.

In 2016, ACRL charged a task force to adapt ALA’s Libraries Transform campaign for ACRL. Join us at 11 a.m. Central on Tuesday, April 30th, for a free webinar where we will be unveiling the new toolkit that was developed, and which arose out of the needs expressed during the committee’s assessment of marketing and outreach activities across academic libraries. Surveys and discussions with various stakeholders revealed a need to have access to easy to use outreach best practices and materials in a way that allows for flexibility and adaptability. This toolkit is designed to be a work in progress, and allows for the uploading and sharing of content over time.

Presenters: Cinthya Ippoliti, University Librarian and Director, Auraria Library; Kristen Mastel, Outreach and Instruction Librarian, University of Minnesota; Devin Savage, Interim Dean, Illinois Institute of Technology

Register for free today!

More information about the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit is available in this ACRL Insider post.

Information Today reports that “the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) announced that Aaron Halfaker—a computer scientist who developed ORES (Objective Revision Evaluation Service), an AI product that grades the quality of Wikipedia edits—will be the closing keynote speaker at NFAIS’ May 15–16, 2019, conference, Artificial Intelligence: Finding Its Place in Research, Discovery and Scholarly Publishing.

The event will explore the applications and implications of AI across all sectors of scholarship, and Halfaker will discuss “Wikipedia’s most pressing and strategically important research questions, as well as how he and Wikimedia’s research team of 6 people are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to solve skewed representation, retain newcomers, and manage volunteer disputes.”

For more information, read the press release.


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