ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 2/11/20

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UKSG webinar: “Working with COUNTER 5 Reports in Microsoft Excel”

Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Time: 1300 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A


  • Kornelia Junge, Senior Research Manager at Wiley, Member of the COUNTER Executive Committee and COUNTER Technical Advisory Group.


Many librarians use Microsoft Excel to analyse usage. The new COUNTER 5 report formats can present some initial hurdles. This webinar focuses on the most frequently asked questions sent to COUNTER since the launch of Release 5:

  • How do I import tsv reports?
  • How do I add totals to a report?
  • How do I compare 2019 data to 2018?
  • How can I ingest SUSHI-harvested data into Excel?

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:

Introduction to OpenRefine.- Amigos Library Services online course

This course consists of one 2-hour session on March 4, 2020, from 2 to 4 pm Central Time.

Do you deal with library data or metadata? Perhaps in your library catalog records, digital repository metadata, or even spreadsheets? As the amount of data we deal with grows, so do the errors and inconsistencies in that data, resulting in the manual correction of these issues becoming even more time consuming. To help you with your data clean-up needs, this course will introduce OpenRefine, the software which allows users to quickly view, identify inconsistencies in, and enhance a variety of data.

Early Bird registration for this class ends February 12 – register now to save! To register, go to

Library Carpentry Workshop @ Clemson: Registration now open!

How do I get started learning the software and data skills I know I need to develop in my role? What is Git? How can OpenRefine make my work easier? Should TidyData be on my radar?

Join us at the Madren Conference Center at Clemson University on March 16-17 for a 2-day Library Carpentry workshop to get started on these essential skills. Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:

  • automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
  • create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
  • work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
  • better understand the use of software in research
  • and much more…

Only 40 spots available, so register fast!

The North Carolina Serials Conference (2020)

Join us at the 29th North Carolina Serials Conference. Hosted by North Carolina Central University’s School of Library and Information Sciences, the conference will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration is offered at a low price due to strong support from our sponsors. Library school graduate student registration is free.

The North Carolina Serials Conference provides the opportunity for library professionals, staff, and students to share best practices and innovative ideas, hear from leaders in the field, meet with publishers and vendors, and explore trends, issues, and the future of continuing resources and scholarly communications. We work with print and electronic resources, whether purchased, subscribed, licensed or offered through demand-driven or evidence-based acquisition programs. Those resources may be journals or other serials publications, e-books, data, or streaming media. Assessment based upon usage statistics, altmetrics, and other measures help inform our collection decisions, and we use a variety of tools to collect and analyze that data to address our budget challenges. Negotiating licensing terms, providing proper access through catalogs and discovery tools, marketing our resources and services, considering the end user experience, and providing staff training are areas of focus that demand our attention. This conference offers a chance for us to find solutions and look at new possibilities — join us in that conversation!

Beyond the Numbers: Hindsight is 20/20

November 18, 19 & 20, 2020
Call for Proposals
Submission deadline: June 30, 2020

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its fourth biennial conference on economic information: “Beyond the Numbers: Hindsight is 20/20.”

Looking back, what lessons have you learned when working with economic data and information? What future trends will impact your work in 2020? This conference brings together librarians, instructors, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them. We encourage users, educators, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face. If you have attended before, consider presenting and sharing your expertise!

Possible topics include:

  • Lessons learned, best practices, or common missteps in using economic data
  • New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  • Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data
  • Interdisciplinary or novel use of economic and financial data by researchers
  • Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  • Research data management for economics and related disciplines
  • Open data and reproducibility…

Presentation types include:

  • Lightning talks: 5-7 minutes
  • Short sessions: 20 minutes
  • Sessions or Panels:  45-minute full sessions
  • Hands-on workshops: 90 minutes

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain. For tutorials and workshops, explain what resource you will demonstrate and how the tutorial will benefit attendees. Workshops based on software resources should also include a brief description of necessary skills and tools required for participants. All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee.

Please submit your proposals by Tuesday, June 30, 2020, via email to

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