ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 1/19/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities


Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time
Contact: CRL Events –

Electronic publishing has changed the collection development paradigm from acquisition to licensing. At this point in the age of digital technologies, electronic publications can be short-lived or unstable, while our understanding of digital preservation infrastructures is in the earliest stages. These factors pose new challenges to research libraries in ensuring long-term access to scholarly materials. Publishers and preservation services are beginning to address these challenges in different ways.

In this webinar, three thought leaders offer their perspectives on publisher efforts to date…

The academic perspective:  James J. O’Donnell, University Librarian, Arizona State University Libraries, and Chair of the Board of Directors, American Council of Learned Societies
The publisher and service-provider perspective:  Kevin M. Guthrie, President, ITHAKA, and JSTOR founding director.
The library perspective:  Ivy Anderson, Interim Executive Director, California Digital Library

Upcoming NISO Events

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the conference steering committee invite proposals by Monday, February 1, for the 2016 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. The conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia, October 31–November 2, 2016, and builds on the success of the first five conferences held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); and Baltimore, Maryland (2010)…

The event provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers, short papers, posters, and pre- and post-conference workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment…

February 2, 2016, 9am – 4 pm
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC

Join SSP for a newly refreshed 2016 Librarian Focus Group. This year’s theme is “Provoking Thoughts: The end of Libraries and Publishers as we know it.” Featuring a new format and broader array and representation of speakers, the newly designed theme and format are meant to facilitate greater conversation between the audience and panel and amongst our guest speakers…

Date:  January 21st (17:00 GMT).
Led by Jessica Kowalski, Market Development Director for Scopus & Engineering Village, this session is the perfect opportunity to learn about feature and content updates made in 2015, and what to expect in 2016. Jessica will cover topics such as the article-level metrics module, the book and cited references content expansion projects, along with how Scopus delivers a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output and impact…
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