ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 5/21/20

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ALA Connect Live: COVID-19 and the Well-being of Library Workers

Thursday, May 21st 2:30-3:30 pm Eastern/1:30-2:30 pm Central

In times of uncertainty, connection and conversation are more important than ever. This is what inspired the ALA Executive Board to launch a series of monthly conversations with you, our membership community. Initially a focus of President-Elect Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. to connect with members, ALA Connect Live is an opportunity to bring the ALA family and library community together to discuss our issues and challenges.

These town hall-inspired conversations allow for an open dialogue with the ALA Executive Board and with your fellow library professionals. The April conversation focused on COVID-19 and the Library Community Response.

To Register

Where: Zoom – After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and an option to add the webinar to your calendar.

How: Submit questions for the Executive Board in advance or post your questions in the chat box during the event.


Deciphering the Tower of Babel: How the Language Metadata Table Helps Manage Media Assets

Date: Thu, May 21, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EDT
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The need for consistently structured language codes across all industries is increasing, and the Language Metadata Table (LMT) can meet those needs. The LMT provides a standards-based construct for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the language meta(data)verse.

The LMT contains standardized language codes and adheres to IETF BCP 47, which is a combination of codes from other standards, including ISO 639, ISO 3166, and UN M.49. The LMT was originally conceived at WarnerMedia/HBO for the media and entertainment space and is being adopted as the language code solution across that industry.

This informative session provides the background history and business drivers behind the creation of the LMT as well as its current state. MESAlliance (Media and Entertainment Support Alliance) and SMPTE (Society for Motion Pictures and Television Engineers) sponsor the LMT, which was launched in 2018. The LMT Working Group focuses on LMT adoption, engagement, and collaboration among content creators such as studios and TV networks, and their service provider partners. Other groups are also expressing interest in LMT as it provides consistent language codes for audio, text, and sign languages.

Organizations that manage any media assets can benefit from the LMT:

– Books: Audio, digital, print – Printed material – Pronunciation guides – Videos – And more

Presented by Yonah Levenson, LMT Chair, and the Manager, Taxonomy Strategy/Analytics, WarnerMedia

Free UKSG webinar: “Knowledge justice on the internet: different ways of knowing and doing


Date: Thursday 25 June 2020

Time: 1200 BST (British Summer Time)

Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A 


  • Kira Allmann, University of Oxford
  • Anasuya Sengupta, Whose Knowledge?


The infrastructure, content, and design of digital tools and spaces increasingly underpin our many modes of both offline and online communication. This is especially true during this time of forced immobility in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But as the internet has become suddenly more central to our lives, this moment has also revealed the many ways in which internet access and use are unequal. In this talk, we frame the issue of internet inequality in terms of ‘knowledge justice’ — aspiring to equal participation, representation, and visibility of different forms of knowledge online. We explore how our experiences of the internet are the products of certain exclusive knowledges. And we share some of the exciting ways in which we can build an internet that is more inclusive, accessible, diverse, multi-directional, and just– an internet that is truly for and by us all.

General information:

This is a free webinar and open to all – Please note that advance registration is required. 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

Webinar: Boost your communications with altmetrics
3pm – 4pm BST, Tuesday 26 May 

This webinar will be of interest to anyone working in a marketing or communications role within an academic institution, and will cover: 

– How to find out what your researchers are publishing and identify what you might want to promote further
– How to manage the reputation of your institution with altmetrics
– How to identify new experts who can talk to the media

Register here:

Event will be recorded and made available afterwards to anyone who has registered.

Virtual Institutional Workshop: Unlocking the Metrics Puzzle
1pm – 4:30pm BST, Wednesday 17 June

Join us (online!) for an afternoon full of fascinating Altmetric talks and workshops.

This event is intended to foster conversation and learning about the use of altmetrics in institutions. Current users will share their experience and we’ll share updates on our latest and future developments, as well as advice on using Altmetric’s tools and data.

Sessions on the day will include:
– The latest news and developments from Altmetric – plus a look ahead at upcoming product enhancements
– Use case presentations from institutions who are already using Altmetric
– A panel discussion on the application of altmetrics in the research environment

Register here:

Event will be recorded and made available afterwards to anyone who has registered. 

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