ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 8/15/15

 Professional Growth and Development Opportunities

  • Frankfurt Book Fair;
  • NISO; 


According to KnowledgeSpeak “seven relevant book and media markets are the focus of The Markets – Global Publishing Summit, the new event to kick off the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 14-18, 2015). During this one-day event, to be held on the day before the fair officially opens, industry experts from the respective regions will provide exclusive insight into their markets and valuable first-hand knowledge.

One segment will be examined for each market: Germany – Academic publishing and specialist information; China – International partnerships and joint ventures; Mexico – Trade publishers; Indonesia – Trade publishers; South Korea – Education and children’s books; Turkey – The total market; and the USA – Digital publishing and innovation…

Further information about the event and how to register is available online at and An Early Bird discount of 20 per cent off regular ticket prices is valid until August 15, 2015.

NISO will host a two–day meeting to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 5 & 6, 2015 on The Future of Library Discovery. In February 2015, NISO published a white paper commissioned from library consultant Marshall Breeding by NISO’s Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee. The in-person meeting will be an extension of the white paper with a series of presenters and panels offering an overview of the current resource discovery environment. Attendees will then participate in several conversations that will examine possibilities regarding how these technologies, methodologies, and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies, metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources.

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Copy cataloging often involves matching an existing bibliographic record to an item. Determining whether or not a bibliographic record is a match can depend upon knowing what guidelines were used in the construction of the description. This webinar seeks to provide an understanding of the variations in bibliographic description that occur within a shared cataloging environment when a variety of rules guide the process of record creation. The primary focus is on the application of specific RDA guidelines in the creation of bibliographic description through the use of excerpts from RDA, sample title pages, and sample bibliographic records. Special attention is paid to the basic principles and organization of RDA, and its relationship to FRBR. Examples highlight the variation in descriptions that can result from the application of RDA guidelines and options, as well as how these descriptions vary from those based on the application of AACR2.

Date Topic Host(s)
September 1 The New ALCTS Strategic Plan: Areas of Focus to Strengthen the Association Norm Medeiros, Vicki Sipe, Mary Page, & Andy Hart
September 23 Hire Right the First Time: Best Practices for Building the Team You Need Terri Schell, Brian Staples, & James Kelly
October 13 NEW DATE: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing for) Retirement Pamela Bluh & Jane Edmister Penner
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