ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 5/10/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities provided by:

  • ALCTS:
  • NISO;
  • ACRL;
  • L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology;


Dates: Tuesday, 6/7/2016 – Wednesday, 6/8/2016 

This 2-part virtual preconference will feature presentations on workflows and automation tools to aid in metadata transformation, repurposing formats like EAD or MARC, reconciliation through Open Refine, or clean-up of legacy data…

Session 1. Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation: Tools and Workflows

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 7  starting at 11 a.m. Pacific  |  12 p.m. Mountain  |  1 p.m. Central  |  2 p.m. Eastern
This 90-minute session will examine workflows for automating the creation of descriptive metadata. Presenters will demonstrate tools such as XSLT/XPath/XProc, JavaScript, and Open Refine for generating and refining metadata as well as Google Forms for collecting and identifying descriptive metadata elements…
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 8 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific  |  12 p.m. Mountain  |  1 p.m. Central  |  2 p.m. Eastern
This 90-minute session will demonstrate two case studies for automating clean-up processes for legacy data. Presenters will demonstrate workflows and use of tools such as MARCEdit, and Open Refine for batch editing large retrospective projects…

Friday, May 20, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

What is the Transfer Code of Practice? Why was it developed? How does it benefit librarians?

The Transfer Code of Practice is maintained by a unique group formed of librarians, publishers, subscription agencies and other intermediaries, from both the United Kingdom and the United States.  The code contains consistent guidelines to aid publishers and librarians when a journal title transfers from one publisher to
another. Transfer originated with the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) but was moved under the auspices of NISO in the past year.

It’s not just for publishers! Many librarians are unaware of the Transfer tools and how they might be of use to them. This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the code, its history and purpose, results of a recent survey on awareness of the code, and a discussion of how librarians can incorporate Transfer tools into their existing e-journals workflow.

Additional Upcoming NISO events:

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 1-2pm CST
Presenters: Rafia Mirza, Peace Ossom Williamson, and Brett Currier

Many faculty members, librarians, and other higher education staff members have experience working individually on projects, but not collaborative projects that can be large scale or interdepartmental. Projects like these require project management as a priority. Furthermore, in many cases, it is necessary to utilize experience in various departments within and outside of the library. A planning document called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which serves as an agreement between all stakeholders.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss their experiences in creating an MOU template along with a workbook of related resources available at They will discuss how you can adapt this template to fit the ends of your particular institution, and what local issues may need to be taken into account.
They will also discuss the various specialized templates that are also included in the workbook, including a template for systematic reviews and for epublishing OA journals…

Theme: “Overcoming the Limits of Digital Archives”
Date: September 5-9, 2016
Location: Hanover, Germany

“The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2016 will take place in Hannover, Germany on September 5-9, 2016. The conference will be jointly organized by the L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology…”

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