ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 11/30/19

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Upcoming ALCTS Webinars
Event Date Topic Presented By
December 4Preserving Podcasts: How Libraries Can Help Dana Gerber-Margie, Mary Kidd, and Sarah Nguyen
December 11Supporting OER at Your Institution Cheryl Cuillier, Regina Gong, and Jeremy Smith

Upcoming ALCTS e-Forums
Date Topic Host(s)
January 7Metadata Application Profiles for Creating Library DataTheo Gerontakos, Crystal Clements, and Ben Riesenberg

NISO – Two Part Webinar: Where Does It Live?

Date: December 11, 2019 01:00pm; December 18, 2019

About This Two-Part Webinar

Particularly in the humanities where the scholarly monograph is of critical importance, where and how books may be accessed by scholars is a sensitive issue. How should libraries be communicating with their communities about issues of access, convenience and responsiveness when it comes to the printed volumes that may take up so many valuable square feet of the library’s physical plant? Automation and offsite storage represent a wonderful benefit to institutions, but do researchers feel their needs have been slighted? How best to engage with the community on sensitive issues of preservation and best practice?

Part 1 of this Webinar, Finding The Space: Redesign and Re-Allocation, will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Part 2 of this Webinar, Discovery & Delivery at the Scholar’s Point of Need, will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Library Publishing 2020 Midterm Meeting

DATE: Thursday March 5th – Friday March 6st 2020
LOCATION: Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway 
Call for Papers and Participation

THEME:  Connecting and Empowering Library Publishers: An International Knowledge Exchange


Library publishing (including new-model university presses housed in libraries) is a growing activity in many countries around the world. The IFLA SIG aims to bring together experienced practitioners and would-be publishers to build communities of practice, to share information, and advance this exciting field of endeavor. New and emerging library publishers will gain insight into the experiences and practices of established presses, and all attendees will learn from new and innovative approaches. All the presentations and the ensuing discussions will advance the excellence and sustainability of library publishing ventures

The aim of the event is to bring together a broad spectrum of publishing programs, to exchange knowledge, present good practice, and to foster networks and mentoring relationships among library publishers at all stages, also highlighting the important role that the Library Publishing Coalition and the IFLA SIG play in this regard.

The SIG meeting also invites participation by library schools and others engaged in efforts to educate the next generation of library publishers.

Call for Presenters:

  • We seek stories, case studies, experiences, research and programs that present evidence of startup or successful approaches in library publishing
  • We would like to hear about experiences with different technological platforms and software for publishing
  • We would like to hear about library publishing networks that you have established or are involved in
  • We are keen to hear about the impact of library publishing for research and society – at your institution, but also nationally and globally
  • We welcome proposals of presentation types including 25-minute presentations10-minute lightning presentationsround table discussions, and mini-workshops.
  • We will consider the possibility of brief video clip submissions or live Internet, from those who cannot participate in person.

Submission Guidelines

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Type of presentation
  • Abstract of the proposal (no more than 300 words)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position/s and/or title/s
  • Language of presentation
  • Employer/affiliated institution
  • Contact information including email address, telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 100 words)

Please submit abstracts by 30 December 2019 as an attachment in MS Word to:

Draft program for the conference will be presented by January 17th, 2020. Updates will be posted to the Midterm website at:

PhD students take on openness and academic culture: OASPA Webinar

Registration is now open for our next webinar which will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 3.00 pm GMT.
The OASPA Webinar Series is delighted to welcome three current PhD students to focus on the current realities of academic culture from their perspective including how we share and publish scholarly knowledge. What role do they see for openness and open access? Noémie Aubert Bonn (Hasselt University) will discuss Research Integrity and Open Science. Nadia Soliman (Imperial College, London) will talk about Leadership in Academia, and how this relates to publishing. Gareth O’Neill (Leiden University) focuses on the PhD perspective on academic culture, and Open Access policies such as Plan S.

More information and speaker biographies can be found on our blog at

The panelists will each speak for 15 minutes, followed by a short group panel discussion and we will then open it up to questions from the audience. Please join us for this free public webinar on Tuesday 17th December. You can register here.

This event is free and is open to everyone. A recording will be made available following the event.

University Press Redux Conference 2020: full programme announced

Book your place at Redux 2020 Conference and Dinner:

Keynote: University Presses and the Marketplace of Ideas

Niko Pfund, President, OUP USA; Publisher, Academic Division, Oxford University Press

One means via which to investigate whole range of questions is through a “marketplace of ideas” orientation, and this talk will explore how this concept might usefully be applied to our working lives and the goals of our presses.

Plenary sessions

  • Money and Mission, Peter Berkery, Executive Director, Association of University Presses
  • Who Are We Publishing For? Anthony Cond, Managing Director, Liverpool University Press
  • Trusted Content: ‘Being Right’ – Does the UP play a role in public debate? Alison Shaw, Chief Executive, Bristol University Press (inc Policy Press)
  • OA Books and the 2027 REF: What’s happening and are we ready? Richard Fisher, Vice Chair, Yale University Press
  • The University Press and the University: One mission? Dr Jess Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, University of Cambridge

Sponsorship opportunities:

We’d like to thank all our fantastic sponsors for their support: Publishers’ Licensing Services, Association of University Presses, Ubiquity Press, Virtusales Publishing Solutions, Newgen Publishing UK, Westchester Publishing Services, Turpin Distribution, Sunrise Setting, and Kriya. 

We have other opportunities still available, including a limited number of exhibition tables. For sponsorship and conference enquiries, please email

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