Conferences, Meeting, Webinars 3/13/13

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities from NISO; the University of Saskatchewan; the MTSR Conference; NASIG and the New England Technical Services Librarians.


April 17, 2013 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Virtual Conference

EPUB3 is a standard for interoperable e-books that is rapidly being adopted by the publishing and device manufacturing community. It has the promise of allowing publishers to create a single file format that can be rendered on any reading device, such as an e-reader, tablet, laptop, smartphone, etc. This will be a critical component of a library’s e-book services, since libraries must be in a position to serve patrons who come in with a range of devices, not simply from one particular supplier. Understanding the e-book files and why EPUB will allow a broader range of fulfilling patron needs is something that both publishers and librarians need to understand. Join us for a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of EPUB3, suggested tools for implementation, barrier issues on the horizon, and the significant improvements in accessibility with EPUB.


Keynote SpeakerSue Polanka, Head, Reference & Instruction, Wright State University Libraries

  • EPUB3: What, How, and Why
    NISO/DAISY Interchange Format Update – speaker TBA
    EPUB and MetadataBill Kasdorf, Vice President, APEX

    Annotation of E-books: A NISO standard in development  Dan Whaley, Founder,
    Identification of E-booksLaura Dawson, Product Manager, Bowker
  • Implementation and Implications
    BISG’s EPUB3 Support GridAngela Bole, Deputy Executive Director, BISG
    Implementing an E-book SystemJoanne M. Budler, State Librarian, State Library of Kansas
    Digital Rights Management (DRM)Jim Dovey, Digital Content Formats Evangelist, Kobo
  • Future of EPUB George Kerscher, Secretary General DAISY Consortium, and President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
  • Roundtable Discussion: Moderated by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Registration – (Registration closes on April 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern.)

If paying by credit card, register online. If paying by check, please use this PDF form.

“Join us in sunny Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for the 7th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference, July 15 – 18, 2013.   Come be a part of three exciting days of dynamic and diverse conversations.   The full program is now available on our website at

Take advantage of our early-bird rates by registering by 30 April 2013.

Come and explore evidence-based library and information practice with us, where the possibilities are endless!


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19-22 November 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece

Continuing the successful mission of previous MTSR Conferences (MTSR’05, MTSR’07, MTSR’09, MTSR’10, MTSR’11 and MTSR’12), the seventh International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR’13) aims to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, linked data and ontologies. Participants will share novel knowledge and best practice in the implementation of these semantic technologies across diverse types of Information Environments and applications. These include Cultural Informatics; Open Access Repositories & Digital Libraries; E-learning applications; Search Engine Optimisation & Information Retrieval; Research Information Systems and Infrastructures; e-Science and e-Social Science applications; Agriculture, Food and Environment; Bio-Health & Medical Information Systems. For more information see the Call for Papers

Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6, 2013

The 2013 NASIG Annual Conference is offering 3 exciting pre-conferences with expert speakers. Kevin Smith, keynote presenter at the 2012 NASIG Annual Conference, will discuss the rules and principles of copyright law, focus on library specific situations, and help attendees learn how to make informed copyright decisions at their library. Come learn from Timothy S. Deliyannides and Lauren Collister about how a library can become their own publisher supporting their institution’s research and teaching faculty while transforming today’s inflationary cost model for serials.

See below for additional Pre-conference information:

  • Copyright in Practice: A Participatory Workshop Thursday, June 6, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University
  • Library as Publisher – Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Timothy S. Deliyannides, Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head, Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh
  • RDA & Serials: Transitioning to RDA within a MARC 21 Framework – full day; Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Session 1) Thursday, June 6, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Session 2)  Les Hawkins, Coordinator of the CONSER program at the Library of Congress Hien Nguyen, CONSER Specialist at the Library of Congress Valerie Bross, ERM/Continuing Resources Cataloging, Section team leader at UCLA

The New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Spring Conference 2013
The Many Hats of Technical Services
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
April 12, 2013

Description: Increasingly those who work in technical services are being asked to do a variety of jobs. It is even the case that these people are solo librarians or the only librarian with a small support staff team. Faced with this reality and others of budget and staff cuts, the work in technical services continues to diversify and grow in new directions. Technical services librarians meet these challenges head-on, leading their libraries in creating innovative services for the information needs of library users. You are invited to come and share with others how you are meeting these challenges in the form of innovative services that lead to change at your library.

2013 Spring Conference: “The Many Hats of Technical Services”.  Visit for more details on the program and for registration information. Space is limited so be sure to register early to assure your seat at this exciting program.

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