ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 7/24/19

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Date: October 10 & 11
Location: New Orleans, LA at Tulane University

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium SEDLS invites proposals for workshops, short talks, and poster presentations for SEDLS 2019! We are also seeking prospective panelists on several topics. The deadline is August 1st.

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium is intended to provide a low-cost opportunity for librarians and other research data specialists to gather and explore developments in the field of data librarianship, including the
management and sharing of research data.

In addition to learning about new work in the field, attendees will have the opportunity to network and build partnerships with regional colleagues. It is open to all who wish to attend, including students, data managers and
scientists, and those situated outside the Southeast. The program will consist of workshops and networking opportunities over a two day period.

The 2019 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium will be October 10 & 11 in New Orleans, LA at Tulane University. Presenters will be asked to register as attendees.

This class will meet on:
August 21, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CDT

How do we read on the web? Do we read on the web at all?

In this two hour session we will examine writing techniques to make your website easily readable and scannable. We will identify effective headings, page titles and trigger words. Finally, we will simplify complex writing, explaining how shortening sentences makes a website more readable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and provide examples of scannable text
  • Define “trigger words” and their significance to scannable websites
  • Simplify complex writing

Target Audience:

Attendees should have familiarity with Web browsers and the Internet. Basic HTML experience is preferred.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit BigBlueButton’s detailed requirements page or BigBlueButton’s Mobile FAQ’s for more in-depth information.

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Megan

Date: Thursday 31 October 2019

Don’t miss out on the member’s early bird rate – it ends on 31 July

Book here:

As the publishing landscape evolves, so too does the range of suppliers and partners with whom scholarly publishers need to work. RFPs 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.

This seminar will cover

  • Understanding the terminology: RFPs, RFQs and RFIs, CFBs, IFBs – what do they all mean and what are the differences?
  • What selection criteria should be applied to choose one of these processes to follow?
  • When is a full RFP a good idea, and when is it overkill?
  • What work should be undertaken in preparation for an RFP? Data collection, success criteria, goals, who to involve and when
  • How to ensure you have internal buy-in for the purchasing decision
  • What governance/decision making process should you follow?…

What will the format be?

The seminar will consist of case studies, panel discussions, and Q&As.

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.

The day will begin with…

Registration/coffee from 09:30 with introductions from the Chair at 10:00. Tea/coffee and lunch will be provided during the day.

The seminar will run until approximately 17:00, followed by a drinks reception.

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 and former EVP Sales at Ingenta
  • Rod Cookson, Managing Director IWA Publishing

See: for more information and to book.

Thursday 24 October 2019 – London

Event summary

“… This seminar provides illustrations by expert decision makers on how statistics are used to make strategic decisions.  It will also present the challenges, such as demonstrating value and presenting data to different audiences.  Future developments within the field will also be addressed, together with considerations of how these will impact on decision making in the future, for example new approaches to analytics.  There will be discussion on how the development of open access is impacting on usage behaviour and influencing considerations for collection development.

Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on the role of statistics in the broader context of further and higher education, and the culture of assessment that is becoming increasingly prominent within the sector.  There will be the chance to share experiences, positive and negative, of using statistics for decision making and delegates will be encouraged to actively participate throughout the day…

Who should attend

This seminar is aimed at both those in libraries who need to analyse or interpret usage data to support decision making about resources and collections, within a strategic context.  It will be of interest to those with a responsibility for overseeing the management and evaluation of library collections in the further and higher education sector, and who need to demonstrate impact and value to senior leadership teams, rather than those involved in the operational role.  It may also be of interest to those working in other areas of the scholarly information industry.  It will also be of importance to publishers who need to understand the collection development decisions of their customers.

Please note: This seminar does not cover the practical aspects of collecting usage data, or of creating reports.  These topics are covered by the UKSG Practical Usage Statistics for Librarians seminar, a hands-on workshop on gathering and manipulating usage statistics.


Please find further details by clicking on the full programme.

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