ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 11/13/19

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LYRASIS Class Spotlight: Choosing an ILS that Meets Your Needs

December 3, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Library Technology is not new, but the world of our tools is changing with astonishing speed. Every library and information center will face moments when our basic operations, and the meeting of our users’ needs, demands a re-assessment of our basic technology. Rather than just being a moment of fear, the process of selecting and acquiring new technology can instead be a time of growth and learning about our own institution, and about our users.

This presentation will take participants through the process of selecting an ILS, with an emphasis on making the experience practical and successful. We will review the basic components and functions of the complete ILS, explore the vendor landscape, and consider some of the various options available including a public-facing Discovery Layer, a complete Library Services Platform to integrate with e-resources, and even open-source options.

Instructor: Timothy Dickey, Columbus Metropolitan Libraries

More LYRASIS Online Classes:

Preserving Podcasts: How Libraries Can Help

Wednesday, 12/4/2019

  • 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)

Indie podcasters are creating works spanning topics reflecting their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and communities. Preserve This Podcast (PTP) is a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant-funded project whose goal is to create a podcast, zine and website, all which provide indie podcasters the tools and know-how to organize, backup and describe their digital files.

This webinar aims to step participants through lessons put forth by the PTP podcast. In turn, participants may re-use this teaching model through their respective public programming. PTP also strives to develop general awareness about podcasts among the library field as a powerful teaching and outreach medium…

  • Dana Gerber-Margie (@theaudiosignal) listens to podcasts while living in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her Master’s in Library & Information Studies at UW-Madison, and has worked as an A/V Archivist for WiLS and the Wisconsin Historical Society. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the Bello Collective, a publication about podcasts and storytelling. 
  • Mary Kidd (@kiddarchivist) is an archivist and illustrator. By day, she works for New York Public Library’s Special Collections Division. She has worked on audio/visual preservation projects for New York Public Radio, the Magic Shop Recording Studio, and the XFR Collective, a non-profit organization that transfers at-risk media off magnetic tapes to digital format for individuals and groups with limited means. She enjoys creating drawings, zines, gifs, and other artful tidbits to make archiving, and the technology that supports it, accessible, approachable and fun for everyone. 
  • Sarah Nguyen (@snewyuen) is the Project Coordinator of Preserve This Podcast. She is an advocate for open, accessible, and secure technologies through a couple gigs during her studies as a MLIS candidate at the University of Washington iSchool: Assistant Research Scientist for NYU Libraries and archivist for the Dance Heritage Coalition . Offline, she can be found riding a Cannondale mtb or practicing movement through dance…
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ALPSP seminar: I Never Metadata I Didn’t Like

Wednesday 27 November 2019, London (10:00 –  16:30)

About the seminar

Everyone involved in scholarly communications touches metadata at some point. Behind every manuscript submission, every link, every platform launch plan and every analytics dashboard – lies metadata. This one day seminar discusses the key issues, challenges and opportunities around metadata for today’s researchers, publishers and librarians.  

Join us to find out why you need to be excited about metadata, and make it a strategic priority.

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Programme and speakers

Our speakers from across the industry will look at the impact of good – and bad – metadata. They will share case studies and offer a practical guide to making the most of what metadata can offer in terms of driving discovery, usage, reducing costs and attracting new readers and authors.  

Our keynote is Jo McEntyre from the EMBL-EBI whose team has responsibility for running Europe PMC. She will explain why metadata is the lifeblood of data discovery systems, underpinning research and discovery. She will share some of the metadata success stories but also some of the challenges as the research landscape continues to evolve.

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