ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 12/14/15

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • NISO
  • Elsevier Hunter Forum;
  • Concordia University Libraries;
  • Conference on Open Repositories;

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Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

About the Webinar

We began offering digital information several decades ago. Today, some of that information has been lost because of the way it was saved. One of the major issues with digital information is creating and preserving it in ways that ensure its availability for generations to come. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case, and there are vast amounts of data that have been preserved but in ways that are no longer readable. This webinar will discuss old technology and the data that is imprisoned on it, and how to set this data free, e.g., how to convert it into formats that render it useful not just to us, but to future researchers.


  • Introduction, Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
  • Curating the Scholarly Record: Archiving Executable Content, Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Supporting Description and Access for New Media Art, Dianne Dietrich, Physics & Astronomy Librarian, Cornell University Library; Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services Fellow, 2013-2015

January 4-6, 14-15, 18-22, 25-29

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST

Have you been waiting for us? Well, your wait is over!

The Amigos eShelf℠ service, now available to libraries, is an e-book platform that allows libraries to enhance their current e-book collections, or it can function as a library’s sole e-book collection. Advantages include perpetual rights, interlibrary loan privileges from most publishers, options for patron display, and a low cost.

In this session, Amigos eShelf℠ Service Manager Christine Peterson will provide an overview and a demonstration of the service. Bring your questions and your interest. No registration is necessary. Amigos members and non-members are welcome.

Date: Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 1:30-3:30pm ET
Location: Renaissance Waterfront Hotel | 606 Congress Street | Salon A-D


Librarians are known for their expertise in acquisition and ensuring discoverability of resources for researchers.  As the role of the library continues to evolve, an increasing focus is on ensuring accessibility and discoverability of intellectual output, and showcasing resources from researchers. These resources include a wide range of research outputs, such as full-text articles, data, learning materials, presentations, and press clippings.

Services built on the underlying skills librarians already have – analyzing, cataloging, influencing, negotiation, and purchasing – can enable tools and add value in the form of deep reporting and analytics.

Register for the 2016 Hunter Forum to hear perspectives from around the research enterprise on how librarians are managing the growing volume of information and positioning themselves for a mission-critical collaboration!

Proposals are now being accepted for Concordia University Libraries’ 14th Annual Research Forum, in the beautiful city of Montreal.

This year’s Research Forum will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2016, at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre.

The Research Forum provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, graduate students, teaching faculty, and information professionals to describe and promote their completed or in-progress research, practical case studies or projects. The Forum also provides a venue for researchers to seek suggestions for enhancing their research interests, to identify potential new partners for projects, to test the effectiveness of their undertakings, and to promote research in academic libraries.

This year’s keynote speaker is Steven High, Professor of history at Concordia University, Canada Research Chair in oral history, co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and author of the award winning book, Oral History at the Crossroads...

The Eleventh International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2016, will be held on June 13th-16th, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. The organizers are pleased to issue this call for contributions to the program…

The theme of OR2016 is “Illuminating the World.” OR2016 will provide an opportunity to explore the ways in which repositories and related infrastructure and processes:

  • bring different disciplines, collections, and people to light;
  • expose research, scholarship, and collections from developing countries;
  • increase openness of collections, software, data and workflows;
  • highlight data patterns and user pathways through collections; and
  • how we can organize to better support these – and other – infrastructures.
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