By Katina Strauch
Don’t you love Erin Gallagher’sHot Topics each Friday? We at ATG look forward to them. Last Friday, Erin spent some time praising “the Book” and the fact that indie bookstores are making a comeback. I can’t help but edit/borrow a Mark Twain quote – “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated – the Book.”
Speaking of the ATG NewsChannel, there are many new features published online including:
And last but not least – an Interview with the professors who are offering the Introduction to Data Curation Seminar/Workshop on Monday and Tuesday before the Conference — Jon Crabtree and Cal Lee
We have relented and extended the Early Bird deadline for registration to the Charleston Conference. It was Friday the 12th but we have extended it to Friday the 19th. I told Leah that I am the prototype of the Last Minute Lizzie so I am sympathetic to those of you who didn’t quite make the Early Bird!
There will be several new additions to the Conference this year. Have we told you that instead of a band at the Gala Reception Thursday night. We will have an Open Mike session where we can see some of our talented colleagues show their stuff. We will be posting information shortly on the conference website.
Speaking of additions — There was a wonderful baby shower in Charleston yesterday for my daughter Ileana Jacks! I can’t believe that the baby (no, they do not want to know the sex, he or she is just known in the family as “Baby Jacks”) is due during the 2014 Charleston Conference! I suggested to her that she put the delivery off a few days or move it forward! I guess time will tell!
We are delighted once again to have 2014 Poster Sessions. Over the years poster sessions have proven themselves to be an excellent format for describing innovative library programs or services, offering an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort or reporting the results of a research study.
The poster sessions will be held in the Courtyard Marriott on Thursday and Friday afternoons, Nov. 6th & 7th. This year the intrepid John Riley will be working with colleagues to film many of the poster sessions as well as other sessions in Charleston.
Noticed that the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) has unveiled a logo and brand that reflects the initiative’s values and goals. There will be a session in Charleston about the OSTP directive that will include Scott Plutchak, Greg Tananbaum, Howard Ratner (CHORUS), and John Vaughn. To make peer reviewed articles and data resulting from research funded by federal agencies publicly accessible has inspired several new initiatives, most notably the SHARE project being developed by university and library groups; and the publishing community-offered CHORUS project. This is promised to be a facilitated, unscripted, conversation among the participants (with audience participation) touching on areas of agreement & disagreement, possible collaborative approaches and both complementary and divergent visions for the scholarly communication system of the future. Should be fun!