Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 1/20/15

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities offered by:

  • Texas Conference on Digital Libraries
  • UKSG
  • Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries
  • Association of Research Libraries

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Early registration ends March 31.

TCDL 2015 will be held April 27-28, in Austin at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
Faculty and staff at Texas Digital Library member institutions and students are eligible for additional discounts.

The Texas Conference on Digital Libraries covers topics relevant to the creation, promotion and preservation of research, scholarship and cultural heritage digital materials.

The goal of TCDL is to bring together those working on digital projects — including outreach librarians, repository managers, cataloguers, faculty members, technical staff, and others — in order to build a practical, usable and sustainable model for digital libraries.

Bess Sadler from Stanford University Libraries  will serve as the keynote speaker for TCDL 2015. An open source advocate and self-described library “geek,” Bess Sadler is Manager for Application Development at Stanford and was formerly Chief Architect for the Online Library Environment and Research and Development Librarian at University of Virginia Library…


With the extensive use of technology in our day-to-day life, the way people learn is changing radically. The use of mobile technology has increased in the last few years and more organisations are moving towards a BYOD policy, making necessary improvements for learning technologies. At Croydon College, to face these changes, we have developed a bespoke Mobile Theme for our Moodle VLE.

Date: Tuesday 27 January 2015
Time: 1400 BST
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)

REGISTRATION:

This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike.

Please click here to register on the Citrix/GoToWebinar site. (Citrix is our webinar service provider.)

To help you prepare for UKSG webinars, you may like to read our Notes for Participants.


16-17 February 2015
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London

The ASA Conference is the key annual event that brings together all the participants in the academic content supply chain to discuss the latest trends in research processes, publishing workflows and commercial practices. The overall theme of the 2015 conference is Research-to-Reader—the complete process and workflow of creating, validating, publishing, supplying, finding and consuming research information.

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An Introduction to XML and XML Applications
March 11–13, 2015, in Washington, DC

Taught by experienced XML instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, director of digital initiatives 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 is designed for the relative newcomer to XML. Some topics the workshop will cover include:

  • Differences between XML and HTML and SGML
  • Writing well-formed XML
  • Writing and validating XML with DTDs, Schema, and Schematron
  • XML Namespaces
  • Exploring XML applications specific to librarians and digital humanists: MODS, METS, TEI, KML, etc.

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, March 11–Friday, March 13, 2015
Time:
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Location:
ARL, 21 Dupont Circle NW #800, Washington, DC
Fee:
$1,000
Register:
Register online by February 11, 2015


May 20–22, 2015, in Washington, DC

Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, director of digital initiatives 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 and an emphasis on practical tasks such as metadata crosswalking. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.

Lectures, exercises, and projects will allow participants to gain experience using some of the more powerful components of XSLT 1.0 and 2.0 including:

  • Navigating the XML tree with XPath 2.0
  • Working with recursion, modes, and named templates
  • Using and creating functions
  • Combining source documents and creating multiple result documents
  • Sorting and grouping data
  • Using branching and control structures

This workshop is designed for information professionals who have a good understanding of XML and work with it frequently. While some understanding of and experience with XSLT is a plus, this is not a requirement.

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday, May 20–Friday, May 22, 2015
Time:
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Location:
ARL, 21 Dupont Circle NW #800, Washington, DC
Fee:
$1,000
Register:
Register online by April 20, 2015

Registration

Register online by February 11 for “An Introduction to XML and XML Applications” and by April 20 for “Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT.”

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