Digital technology is revolutionizing research. It allows for wider dissemination, greater openness and new methods of analysis and innovation. But how can universities equip themselves to respond to this rapidly evolving landscape? And how will libraries continue to act as catalysts to this?
The Jisc and CNI 2020 conference, Frontiers in Research Practice, will explore how universities can equip themselves to respond to this new world and realize the potential it will offer.
Experts from both the US and the UK will address topics including Research 4.0, data science and analytics, trust and integrity in research, scholarly communications and researcher skills.
We’re delighted to announce the following keynote speakers:
- Alexa T. McCray, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- James Wilsdon, Digital Science Professor of Research Policy, University of Sheffield / Director, RoRI
- Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries; Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Northeastern University
Delegate places are priced at £300 + VAT. This includes access to the conference, drinks receptions and all refreshments.
Book your place here https://www.jisc.ac.uk/cni-conference
Saturday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 19, 2020
One hour east of Portland, Oregon on the slope of Mt. Hood
WHAT IS The Acquisitions Institute?
- Since 2000, the pre-eminent conference located in Western North America on acquisitions and collection development held at Timberline Lodge.
- A three-day conference focusing on the methods and innovation of building and managing library collections.
- A small (capped at 80 attendees), informal and stimulating gathering in a convivial and glorious Pacific Northwest setting.
WHAT TOPICS are we looking for?
The planning committee is seeking submissions on all aspects of library acquisitions and collection management. Presenters are encouraged to engage the audience in discussion, whether the presentation leans more toward the practical “here’s what we did” sessions or toward the more abstract “here’s what we think” sessions. The committee may also seek to achieve balance in the program by bringing individual proposals together to form panels, or by recommending that a proposal be converted to a table talk. We invite you to indicate whether or not you’d be interested in these opportunities on the submission proposal form.
Topics we and/or last year’s attendees are interested in include (in no particular order):
- Collections analysis projects (e.g., GreenGlass or Gold Rush experiences, altmetrics, etc.)
- Assessment tools, methods, and projects (e.g., linking collections with learning outcomes; usage studies)
- Managing liaison programs
- Public library and/or small academic library perspectives in acquisitions and collection development
- New models for selection
- Sustainable models for publishing/pricing
- Effective management of collections with constrained resources
- Vendor and publisher evaluation, including business skills to determine financial viability
- Diversity, inclusion and social justice in acquisitions and collections
- Negotiation skills and how to use them, including during library-vendor and library-publisher meetings
- Innovative vendor-librarian relationships and/or partnerships…
The DEADLINE for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2019.
Proposal submission form: http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2020-call-for-proposals/
- Mon 12/31/19: Proposals due
- Wed 1/15/20: Review of proposals complete, and presenters notified
- Wed 1/22/20: Presenters confirm commitment to present
- Mon 2/3/20: Registration scheduled to open
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.