Thursday, July 25, 2PM (EST)
With the integration of experimental technologies and an accelerated evolution of library content, librarians have become strong proponents for integrating makerspace technologies into the classroom and learning experience, utilizing augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) in library services, and advocating for the creation, discovery, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER).
As our libraries move forward with adopting these new initiatives, it is essential to keep accessibility in mind, and in this webinar, you’ll learn how to do just that. We want to ask ourselves how distance users, individuals with disabilities, and others needing accommodations can engage with these resources and services. Incorporating new technologies and collections into the library is a complex process. It has the potential to facilitate access to all
members of the community regardless of socioeconomic status and background.
This 60-minute webinar examines the topic of innovative technologies and collections through the lens of access and stewardship. Parity goes beyond making books and information accessible to all; it means
making all library services accessible, including open resources, makerspace services, and others. In particular, we will focus on technology access, including makerspaces and emerging technology, such as AR/VR and collections access, including OER and resource sharing
Within each topic, the instructors will discuss the current climate within academic libraries, share their personal experiences and tips in broadening access to resources, and encourage self-reflection as you think about how they can expand resource accessibility in your
Presenters: Christine Elliott (Juniata College) and Courtney
McAllister (Yale University)
Additional ALA July Webinars
Date: Thursday 31 October 2019, London, UK
Join us to learn about RFPs and how they are becoming an increasingly important part of the activities of all publishers, large and small, and generally represent a significant investment which should be well managed. In this session we’ll examine the various ways in which sourcing decisions can be made, with views from both purchasers and vendors. The aim of the day will be to provide comprehensive, practical support to help attendees choose the right process, and the right partner, for their particular needs.
Chair: Nancy Roberts, Director, Business Inclusivity and Founder & CEO, Umbrella
- Catherine Harding-Wiltshire, Director of Operations, BMJ
- Simon Crump, Head of Supply Chain, Cambridge University Press
- Andrew Copley, Business Development Director, Clays
- Mark Carden, Consultant
- Rod Cookson, Managing Director IWA Publishing
NB: more speakers and programme to be announced soon.
Who should attend: Heads of house, publishers, technology staff, product managers, project managers, editorial staff, marketing staff, product development staff, production staff. This seminar is open to member and non-member organizations. So, please feel free to forward this email on to colleagues/friends inside and outside your organization.
(members early bird rate available until 31 July)
For further information and to book please go to: https://www.alpsp.org/Seminars/The-Rise-of-the-RFP/66222
Date: Wednesday 13 November, London, UK
This year’s One-Day Conference is a partnership between UKSG and ALPSP, two organizations uniquely placed to understand and address the scholarly communications’ community’s needs and concerns in this rapidly evolving ecosystem. We are moving beyond the “fall out” from the digital revolution – and its implications for user behaviours, customer expectations, product formats and business models – into a much bigger shift, where established roles and accepted models are being questioned. The event promises strategic insight, practical takeaways and robust discussion among research funders, academics, librarians and publishers. Confirmed speakers already include:
- Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian at the University of Nottingham and Regina Everitt, Director of Library and Learning Services at the University of East London, on future roles for libraries
- Max Haring, Project manager – University Journals at University of Amsterdam, on universities collaborating to create their own publishing platform
- Dr Alicia Wise, Director, Information Power, on the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project
- Rachel Burley, Vice President, Open Publishing Innovations at Springer Nature on transformative journals
- Dr Gautam Dey, Marie Curie Fellow, MRC/UCL Lab for Molecular Cell Bio, with an early-career researcher’s perspective.
Date: Wednesday 27 November, London, UK
Metadata is said to be “a love letter to the future”. Let’s get together for a day and design our future.
Everyone involved in scholarly communications touches metadata at some point, even if you don’t call it that. Behind every manuscript submission, every link on the web, every platform launch plan, and every analytics dashboard – lies metadata.
In this program, as the title suggests, everyone is a metadata fan! We will hear from publishers who describe their journey to enrich metadata and their lessons learned along the way. We’ll also hear from consumers of metadata who will bang the drum for an emphasis on abstracts or acceptance dates (or you name it), and from infrastructure organisations who attempt to collaborate to make it easier for everyone to do better.
Chair: Ginny Hendricks, Director of Member and Community Outreach, Crossref
Speakers and full programme to be announced soon.
You are invited to participate in a survey to help better understand metadata knowledge, attitudes, and usage in scholarly communications. The survey is being carried out by the Metadata 2020 project, and seeks input from all key stakeholder groups – researchers, publishers, librarians, and repository managers.
Please participate by July 26 here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4729698/Metadata2020-survey-email
Who should attend: Those in senior roles will learn how critical metadata is to the success of their business. Those in less senior roles will learn how to convince senior management of investing in better metadata and related infrastructure.
(members early bird rate available until 2 September)
For further information and to book please go to: https://www.alpsp.org/Seminars/I-Never-Metadata-I-Didnt-Like/66221
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.