ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 9/13/19

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Opening Keynote Audience


Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm (US, Eastern)

Current thinking is that scientific research should be readily reproducible, discoverable, and openly accessible. There is also significant drive to develop open educational resources in the interests of easing economic burdens on student populations. The challenge then for libraries, content providers and platform providers is how best to implement strategies, technologies and practices in support of those concerns.

But there are questions that must be addressed in discussing open science, open educational resources, open access monographs, etc. What supports are necessary in bringing this open approach into reality? What may be feasible in building an inclusive and collaborative knowledge infrastructure in this environment? What are key elements or best practices? What fiscal models or arrangements might be needed to ensure sustainability? Which sector (academic, government/public, commercial, etc.) is best positioned to muster the necessary resources?

Confirmed speakers for this event include: Judy Ruttenberg, ARL Program Director, Association of Research Libraries; Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies; Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Technology & Research, Crossref;  Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder, Figshare; Kathy Essmiller, Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University; sand Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science…


Unless your institution subscribed to the package of NISO Virtual Conferences this year, you will need to register separately for the above Virtual Conference. To do so, if paying via credit card, please use this form.  To register and pay via alternative means, please visit the NISO event page.

A single registration allows you to gather an unlimited number of staff in a conference or classroom setting to listen in to leaders in the profession.

Details: Thursday, September 19 1.30pm – 5pm followed by networking drinks.


Springer Nature and Digital Science are holding an event on Thursday 19 September, open to all researchers and scholarly authors.

Join us to learn more about how you can make the most out of your research and how you can publish your research as an open access book.

A mixture of presentations and panel discussions with guest speakers will look at:

  • Why should academics publish an open access book?
  • Understanding the value and impact of open books
  • Live author Q&A with lead editor of “Ray Tracing Gems” – Eric Haines, Nvidia
  • MIT Knowledge Futures Group, a new joint venture of the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Press

This multidisciplinary event will start with registration at 1.30pm and close at 5pm with networking drinks nearby.

Registration is now open and tickets are free of charge.

Download the programme here


The event will also be livestreamed via the Springer Nature Facebook account and you can follow the conversation on Twitter through #exploreOAbooks and @SN_OAbooks.

As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students, and other members of their communities with the adoption of OER.

Join us on December 4, 2019 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources, where we will explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting open educational resources.

Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference. Suggested topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding open educational resources
  • Teaching and learning with OER
  • Finding and vetting OER
  • The value of OER
  • Implementing OER initiatives in the library and/or community
  • Measuring the impact of OER on learning, the community, and/or the library
  • Policies & strategies for OER
  • Supporting faculty, students, and the community with OER
  • Accessibility, availability, and affordability of OER
  • Future and sustainability of OER
  • Legal and ethical considerations for OER

If you can speak to one of these topics, or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal at by September 25, 2019. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding,

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