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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6768324604994326028
The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Carterette Series Webinars)
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Description: The 2020 Census will determine how money and services are distributed for the next ten years. Libraries have always played an important part in the Census, and they will be even more important in helping every citizen be informed and counted in the 2020 Census. For the first time citizens will be able to fill out their forms online. This webinar focuses on the importance of libraries helping reach hard-to-count communities. Statistics from ALA show that more than 24 million citizens do not have high speed internet connection at home. Libraries are a trusted source of information in their communities for all citizens. It will be important for libraries to make sure they are informed and can accurately dispel disinformation about the 2020 Census.
About the Presenter:
Patricia B. Ball is a manager with the Cobb County Public Library System and has been a Public Librarian for many years. She chaired the E-Government Services Subcommittee for Washington Office ALA and has served on various ALA and LITA Committees. Patricia currently serves as a member of the ALA 2020 Census Task Force.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
According to Information Today “The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) shared details about its 2020 webinar series, which can be purchased as a package or by individual webinar, with discounts running through March 17. The series began on Feb. 5, with the free webinar Here Come the Data (available online in the near future). The rest of the webinars are as follows:
- February 19, 2020 | Engaging Early Career Researchers
- March 17, 2020 | Getting Users to the Content
- April 21, 2020 | The Scholarly Kitchen – Building a Sustainable Research Infrastructure – What Comes Next?
- June 23, 2020 | Current Issues in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- September 22, 2020 | Preprints and Their Ramifications
- October 22, 2020 | Current Issues in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- November 17, 2020 | The Scholarly Kitchen – Current Issues in Scholarly Communications
For more information, read the press release.
Information Today also reports that “The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) issued a report from its Inclusive Design for Immersive Web Standards workshop, which was held Nov. 5–6, 2019, in Seattle. According to W3C, “This report contains a brief summary and collects highlights from the individual sessions, with links to the presentation slides. Workshop participants learned from existing approaches that have been taken in making XR [extended reality] experiences (on and off the Web) accessible before looking at what lessons could be derived from [the] existing research and experiments in the context of the Immersive Web architecture.” The lessons make clear the following four aspects of accessible XR experiences: visual interactions, motricity considerations, audio aspects, and assistive technologies adaptation.
For more information, read the news item.
WESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION AND MEDIA LITERACY CONFERENCE 2020.
THEME: INFORMATION LITERACY: KNOW IT, TEACH IT, LIVE IT.
Dates: June 10th-12th 2020 , Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Call for Papers
Theme: INFORMATION LITERACY: KNOW IT, TEACH IT, LIVE IT.
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.