ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 10/26/19

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Upcoming ALCTS e-Forum Discussions
Date Topic Host(s)
November 19 Digital Skill Building Meghan Bergin and Jennifer Eustis

Upcoming ALCTS Webinars
Topic Date Presented by
Wayfinding for Digital Preservation October 30 Frances Harrell
Research Data Discovery: Developing a Data Catalog November 6 Megan Del Baglivo, Patricia G. Hinegardner, and Na Lin
Preserving Podcasts: How Libraries Can Help December 4 Dana Gerber-Margie, Mary Kidd, and Sarah Nguyen
Supporting OER at Your Institution December 11 Cheryl Cuillier, Regina Gong, and Jeremy Smith

NISO Webinar Implementing Linked Library Data
November 13, 2019 01:00pm

Libraries have individually labored at the creation, conversion and re-use of data housed at their institutions and in their systems. This session will look at next steps for enlarging those efforts by linking data from multiple initiatives in an effort to broaden its value and functionality to the community. Current initiatives include prototyping efforts aimed at creating new suites of tools as well as enabling libraries to draw from newly unified taxonomies and vocabularies. Pick up on the practical tips and strategies needed to build on modules created by other information professionals!

Confirmed speakers include Jean Godby, Senior Researcher, OCLC; Jackie Shieh, Descriptive Data Management Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Institution; and Abigail Sparling, Serials Metadata Librarian, University of Alberta. 


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2020

Join University of San Diego’s Copley Library for the Seventh Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium on April 27-28, 2020. Registration will open in early 2020.

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (The Symposium is scheduled for April 27-28, 2020, with half-day workshops taking place on the 27th.) We welcome proposals from a wide variety of organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. Proposals should fall into one of two formats:

  • Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A); 1-2 speakers.
  • Lightning Talks: 10 minutes; limited to one speaker.
  • social justice and open access
  • the future of open access
  • Plan S
  • data management and sharing; open data
  • linked data…

Submit your proposal by clicking the “Submit Proposal” link on the left sidebar. Please note:

  • In the interest of providing a rich, face-to-face experience for attendees, virtual / remote presentations and lightning talks will not be accepted.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive.
  • Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal Submission Deadline
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019


 “Strategies for Strengthening Collective Dealings,” 

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 12:00-3:00 Central Time
Location: CRL
Contact: CRL Events – events@crl.edu

This CRL webinar “asks how consortia can best leverage transparent and equitable terms for electronic primary source content, especially non-traditional resources. The program, to be webcast on October 30, will explore strategies for member engagement within (and among) consortia to achieve greater strength. Speakers from CRKN, Jisc, NERL, Academic Business Libraries Directors, and American Association of Law Libraries will be followed by a panel of academic librarians. 

All academic library members of the participating consortia and associations are eligible to register for this virtual forum. 


ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2019 Meeting—Summary Online

ARL News reports that “Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Washington, DC, on September 24–25, 2019, for the 175th Association Meeting. The meeting was convened by then ARL president Susan Gibbons, vice provost for collections and scholarly communication and the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University.
The meeting’s program sessions included a celebration of the 2018–2019 cohort of the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP), a discussion of the ethics of information technologies, a panel on decolonizing collections, a panel on “critical librarianship” and ethics and professionalism in library work, and a discussion of politics and values in library assessment. For more details, see the summary of the meeting.

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