ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 8/2/19

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Registration is open for the 2019 Fall Forum, to be hosted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) on Thursday, September 26, in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s ARL-CNI Fall Forum is “Research Libraries as Catalytic Leaders in a Society in Constant Flux.” The 2019 forum’s goal is to help us understand what research libraries are doing as catalytic leaders now and to discuss and recommend what more we need to do to contribute to our institutions, the research and learning ecosystem, and society.

The Fall Forum features the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture and the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the forum each year. This year’s Blixrud Scholarship awardee is Madelynn Dickerson, research librarian for digital humanities and history at the University of California, Irvine. Dickerson is pursuing an MLIS at San José State University and is interested in the evolving role of libraries in facilitating new forms of research, cultures and infrastructures around digital scholarship, and intersections between art and technology. As part of the scholarship, Dickerson will tweet from the forum and write an overview of the event.


The fifth annual Blixrud Memorial Lecture, entitled “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” will be delivered by Jaron Lanier. A computer scientist, composer, musician, artist, and award-winning author, Lanier writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, internet politics, and the future of humanism. His latest book, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, synthesizes what we know about the new technology of tricking people with algorithms.

In addition to the keynote, there will be several programs focusing on emerging opportunities, artificial intelligence and new forms of reality, and organizational readiness. Speakers will be listed on the schedule as they are announced.

How can ARL and CNI help research libraries move forward in these areas and help develop the next generation of organizations, skills, and competencies? Join us to share your ideas at this year’s ARL-CNI Fall Forum.


Registration for the 2019 Fall Forum opens Wednesday, July 31. The 2019 Fall Forum registration fees are as follows:

The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, coffee/tea breaks, and lunch.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

To register and learn more about the forum, including schedule and hotel information, visit the ARL-CNI Fall Forum 2019 webpage.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 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)

Web archiving is an essential way to provide sustained, reliable access to web content, and an increasingly vital part of collection development and records retention. Led by a web archivist from the Internet Archive, this webinar will delve both into how to use, and create web archives, mixing discussion with live demonstration, with a focus on metadata. Participants will explore the programmatic and technical sides of web archiving, and leave with a deeper understanding of the possibilities, resources, and challenges of web archiving. All skill levels are welcomed.

Learning Outcomes

To educate attendees on what web archiving is, its practical uses, and its possibilities.

Who Should Attend

Those working with digital materials.


Jillian Lohndorf joined the Internet Archive as a web archivist in 2016, where she supports Archive-It partners in preserving web-based content. Previously, she worked in the Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University and Rotary International, and as Web Services Librarian for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Registration Fees:

  • Single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129
  • Complete series:  ALCTS Member $69 ; Non-member $95 ; Group rate $206

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Contact us to register: Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service representatives or

Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

Onlne, 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 PM Europe/London

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