ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 10/19/19

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Library Publishing Forum CFP and Scholarships 

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend. The 2020 Forum will be held in Worcester, MA, May 4-6, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Call for ProposalsA call for proposals is now open! In addition to the full sessions and individual presentations formats we have used for the last couple of years, we are also welcoming two new proposal formats: poster talks and experimental sessions. We warmly encourage proposals from first-time presenters and representatives of small and emerging publishing programs. Proposals may address any topic of interest to the library publishing community and all disciplines. However, with the conference being hosted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), we extend a special invitation to sessions exploring projects or topics related to STEM publishing and the Open Science Movement. The proposal deadline is November 15th. Learn more and submit a proposal

UKSG webinar: Better together: building services for public good on top of content from the global network of open repositories

Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Time: 1400 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A

In this talk, Petr Knoth and Nancy Pontika will explain the role of CORE in the open science ecosystem. They will introduce the solutions CORE offers for improving the delivery of research literature, including tools for discovering freely available copies of papers that might be behind publishers’ paywalls as well as a recommender system for open access literature. The use of CORE data to monitor compliance with open access policies has also recently received attention. The presenters will then reflect on the challenges in the sector and share their experience of building value-added services for the society on top of open content offered by libraries and their affiliated institutional repositories and open access journals.

CORE hosts the world’s largest collection of open access full texts, offering seamless, unrestricted access to research for citizens, researchers, libraries, software developers, funders and others. CORE’s aggregated content comes from thousands of institutional and subject repositories as well as journals and covers all research disciplines. In January 2019, CORE has hit the mark of 10 million monthly active users (10.41 million users). In September 2019, has made it to the top 5k websites globally by user engagement as measured by the independent Alexa Rank, making it clearly one of the world’s most widely used Open Access services.

General information:

This is a free webinar and open to all. If you are interested, but unable to join the live event, please register anyway as a recording will be made available to all who register. If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact me on

To register, please visit:

NISO Open Teleconference October 2019 – JATS4R

Note that the October Open Teleconference will take place on Tuesday, October 22 at 3 pm Eastern US time.

Our topic this month will be JATS4R (JATS for Reuse), an initiative that became a NISO working group last year. JATS4R creates recommendations for tagging particular types of content in JATS XML, which optimizes its reusability.  Joining us on the call will be members of the JATS4R Steering Committee, Melissa Harrison of eLife, Kevin Lawson of Sheridan Journal Services, and Nick Nunes of Highwire.

JATS4R’s work is predicated on the belief that it is critical for publishers, aggregators, indexers, scholarly web platforms, and digital repositories to agree to use a standard set of XML tags and their definitions and to apply it as consistently as possible to the same parts of article content. This adoption of JATS4R recommendations helps scholarly content creators make XML that improves everyone’s experience with–and discovery of–journal article content as it moves from system to system in the scholarly technical ecosystem.

JATS4R subgroups operate in a lean, agile manner, putting out recommendations on tagging particular discrete article objects in JATS XML at a relatively fast pace. As of this year, JATS4R recommendations are being published as NISO Recommended Practices.

There will be time for questions and discussion, too. We hope you will be able to join us!

ALPSP Professional Development Opportunities 2019

How Journals Work: A complete introduction, Online Training (2nd session)Wednesday 30 OctoberOnlineTrainingGeneral 
The Rise of the RFP: How to embrace and get the most out of your RFP processesThursday 31 OctoberLondonSeminar 
An Introduction to Agile Project Management for PublishingWednesday 13 NovemberLondonTrainingGeneral
ALPSP UKSG Joint Event: Shifting power centres in scholarly communications: Implications and future roles for libraries and publishersWednesday 13 NovemberLondonSeminarGeneral
ALPSP Networking: Transformative AgreementsTuesday 19 NovemberOxfordNetworking 
Understanding Copyright, Online TrainingWednesday 20 NovemberOnlineTrainingLegal
Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers – FULLY BOOKEDWednesday 27 NovemberLondonTrainingEditorial
I Never Metadata I Didn’t LikeWednesday 27 NovemberLondonSeminar 

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