ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 6/6/19

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We all know that automated personal assistants can find you the closest gas station or sushi spot. But can that same technology be programmed to find the best ten articles for a student’s assignment? The capability is unclear, as is the advisability of the task. But what is clear is that voice-driven technology as well as arbitrary algorithms are changing the ways in which users may be driving or directed in their information tasks. Taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and similar tools have been used for decades in delivering effective online search. But now, with Alexa and Siri potentially being in the room, shouldn’t libraries and vendors be talking about what’s operating under the hood?

Part 1 of this Webinar, Drivers of Change in Online Search, will be held on Wednesday June 12, 2019.

Part 2 of this Webinar, Personalized Content, Personal Data, will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

Confirmed Speakers include: Bob Kasenchak, Access Innovations; Scott Young, Montana State University; Jim Hahn, University of Illinois; Kelly Dagan, Amherst College; Chad Mairn, St. Petersburg College; Other TBA

(Georgia Library Association Carterette Webinar Series)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019; 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)


Description: Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms available today. It is mobile friendly and highly visual, making this tool an exciting way to connect with younger demographics. Instagram is also a great way to both showcase your library’s story and engage your users. This session will show you how to make the best use of your account through mobile photography tips, content ideas, and special projects that bring your online content into your library. We will also look at the best way to connect with your users who use Instagram through social listening, geotagging, and building relationships with influencers.

About the Presenter:

Meghan Kowalski is the Outreach and Reference Librarian at the University of the District of Columbia. Previously, she worked in both public and technical services at the Catholic University of America’s John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. She is interested in engaging communities through online and offline outreach initiatives. One of her other current focuses is to increase library professional skill development by breaking down traditional silos, learning from other industries, and encouraging personal career management. You can learn more about her experiences and see some of her work on her website

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

For decades researchers have been working with the pressures of ‘publish or perish’. The default response is to question the value of microPublications that are produced as a result. But what about when microPublications are carefully defined; peer review is stringently completed; and they enable publishers to more efficiently produce the ‘longer story’ research articles with pre-validated research outputs?

Our speakers will be:
Daniela Raciti, Scientific Curator for Wormbase and Managing Editor, microPublication Biology
Karen Yook, Scientific Curator for Wormbase and Managing Editor, microPublication Biology
Tracey DePellegrin, Executive Director, Genetics Society of America and Executive Editor of the GSA Journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics

Ideal for: publishing executives, editors, librarians, funders and researchers.
Webinar open to ALPSP members and non-members.

  • Ingenta Webinar – Archiving your Valued Content with Portico
Online, 19 June 2019

Portico provides libraries and publishers with reliable, cost-effective preservation of electronic resources, and contributes expertise and technical assistance to national libraries, Including the British Library, and Ingenta Connect can automatically feed its publishers’ content to the service.  Portico’s e-journal and e-book preservation services operate in a way in which both publishers and libraries help to defray the ongoing costs of operating the archive. In this, our second webinar on the importance of digital preservation, Stephanie Orphan, Director of Publisher Relations at Portico, looks at the collaborative model that underpins Portico, and how Portico ensures that publishers’ content is both secure and permanently accessible.

Presenter:  Stephanie Orphan, Director of Publisher Relations, Portico.

Starts at 3  Europe/London


Online, 24 July 2019

The internet has become a noisy place. It’s harder and harder for publishers to connect with their readers, authors and other key audiences.This webinar will explain the benefits of creating your own online communities, targeted specifically at the people you want to connect with. We will look at the challenges facing publishers today, the challenges facing your audiences, and how communities can address those challenges and help you diversify revenue streams. We will talk you through key examples from the Zapnito platform, including Springer Nature, Centaur Media and Future Science Group. Zapnito is the content-led community platform. It helps publishers to connect with the people that matter to their business and showcases the experts behind their brands, from journalists to editors. Our vision is to help brands create calm spaces on the internet where people can find content and expertise they can trust.

Guest Presenter: Jon Beer is the CTO and Co-founder of Zapnito. Jon is an accomplished technical leader with 18 years’ experience implementing web technologies. Before co-founding Zapnito, Jon spent six years at Informa where he was promoted through the ranks to Director of Technology Architecture and Strategy.

Starts at 3  Europe/London time


Online, 18 September 2019

Digital Science is a technology company working to make research more efficient. They invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open and effective. In today’s webinar, Cristina Huidiu, Digital Solutions Specialist, will introduce two of Digital Science’s portfolio companies, Dimensions and Altmetric.

Dimensions is a modern, innovative, linked research knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials and patents to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy.

Altmetric’s mission is to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly literature. It collates what people are saying about published research outputs in sources such as the mainstream media, policy documents, social networks, blogs and other scholarly and non-scholarly forums to provide a more robust picture of the influence and reach of scholarly work.

Guest Presenter: Cristina Huidiu is the Digital Solutions Specialist for Altmetric and Dimensions, working with universities and research institutes to leverage their strategy around research communication and research assessment. Before joining Digital Science and the Altmetric team, Cristina used to be a medical librarian, focused on the responsible use of metrics, delivering trainings for all library resources and organizing science-focused events.

Starts at 3 Europe/London


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