Conferences & Meetings 8/24/12

Professional growth and development opportunities from ALCTS; ARL; SWIB12 (Semantic Web in Libraries) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing

This is an ALCTS  “four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University. Who Should Attend This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience. Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Jesse Holden, Head, Acquisitions, University of Southern California
  • Rafal Kasprowski, Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University
  • Xan Arch, Collection Development Librarian, Reed College
  • Elizabeth Winter, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Georgia Tech Library

2012 Sessions

  • Session 1: March 5–March 30
  • Session 2: April 23–May 18
  • Session 3: July 23–August 17
  • Session 4: September 24–October 19
  • Session 5: November 12–December 7

(Online chat sessions will be scheduled regularly during the four-week course.)

Fee: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-Members.  To register, complete the online form or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

 Advanced XML: Further Adventures with XSLT

March 25-27, 2013 in Washington, DC

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment Program and the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer an in-depth workshop focused on using XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) in digital library projects

Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, Digital Services Manager for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Virginia Library, this three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific focus on the role of XSLT in digital library projects. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.

The question today is about how to ensure that LOD won’t be a temporary hype but that it will gain ground in the scenery of future infrastructures. SWIB12 will focus on the adaption of Semantic Web approaches in applications for libraries and science. In the last years major efforts have been put into generating LOD datasets from legacy systems and into promoting the LOD approach towards a global and open information space. Upcoming challenges will involve the strategic and technical alignment of catalogues and legacy systems in libraries and the authoring environments for scholarly communication – both in a data and service infrastructure based on the principles of the Semantic Web.

Event Details:

Dates: Monday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
Location: ARL offices in Washington, DC
Fee: $1,000  Click here to register.

 

Cologne, 26 – 28 November 2012

 

Towards an international LOD library ecosystem

“… Linked Open Data (LOD) is developing into a mainstream topic, with more and more organizations announcing LOD projects and services. Furthermore, and especially during the last two years, Linked Open Data has received a lot more attention from the library world…

The question today is about how to ensure that LOD won’t be a temporary hype but that it will gain ground in the scenery of future infrastructures. SWIB12 will focus on the adaption of Semantic Web approaches in applications for libraries and science. In the last years major efforts have been put into generating LOD datasets from legacy systems and into promoting the LOD approach towards a global and open information space. Upcoming challenges will involve the strategic and technical alignment of catalogues and legacy systems in libraries and the authoring environments for scholarly communication – both in a data and service infrastructure based on the principles of the Semantic Web.

The main topics of this year’s lectures comprise:

  • Lessons Learned from Linked Data publishing
  • Matching and linking of published datasets
  • Data enrichment through integration of data from the LOD cloud
  • Utilizing authority files for data enhancement
  • Integration of Linked Data into productive library environments
  • Identification of tasks for future development…

The full programme has been published and as in the years before, SWIB12 will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) and the ZBW – German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics . The conference language is English.

 

 Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 2012 IN Conference

Shifting Sands: Thriving through Sustainable Innovation

September 30 – October 2, 2012; Arlington, Virginia

… Organized around the three primary publishing functions: creating content, producing & managing content, and selling & distributing content, the meeting will feature presentations by industry thought-leaders along with networking and interactivity with fellow attendees. This year’s meeting will follow the same basic agenda as last year’s highly successful, sold-out event, with an opening keynote and reception on Sunday evening, followed by presentations and working group activities on Monday and Tuesday…

The SSP “IN” Conference is for you if:

  • You are a senior publishing industry professional faced      with challenges tied to international growth, new product development,      non-traditional competitors, and disruptive technologies and business      models;
  • You are seeking a smaller, more focused and intimate      event where attendees learn as much from each other as from the speakers;      or
  • You want to learn practical, get-it-done-now strategies for advancing new initiatives in your organization…

The 2012 “IN” Conference will be held at the Waterview Conference Center, 1919 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA.  Hotel accommodations are available at Le Méridien Arlington, 1121 North 19th Street, Arlington, VA (adjacent to the Waterview Conference Center) at a special rate of $239 Single/Double.

Registration Fees:

Full Meeting
Before
Sept 3rd
After
Sept 3rd
Member
$685
$735
Non-Member
$785
$835
Librarian or Student or Retired Member
$350
$400


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