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UKSG (2 events)


Date: Monday, June 27, 2016
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W304 A-D.

Dr. Michael R. Nelson is the featured speaker at the ALCTS President’s Program at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando. As new tools and business models emerge over the next decade, cloud technology combined with broadband wireless, sensors, Big Data and machine learning will transform how we interact with information and will fundamentally change the way we interact with the world and each other.

Please join us for this intriguing President’s Program that will examine principles (open standards, the free flow of information, transparency and empowering users) which will allow these impending technology changes to benefit people around the globe. Join ALCTS President Norm Medeiros, Haverford College, and ALCTS President’s Program Chair October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions, for this exploration of future developments and consideration of how they may impact library services and programs…”

When: Saturday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 AM
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Room W108
Sponsor: ACRL

Program Description: What is the role of core subject collections in a rapidly-changing collection development landscape and how do shifts in liaison roles, acquisitions, and assessment all factor into this conversation? Featuring speakers from community college, undergraduate, and research institutions, panelists will address current practices, historical benchmarks, and future trends in using a core subject collection such as Resources for College Libraries to grow, evaluate, and weed library holdings.

This program will discuss issues currently relevant to academic libraries including: how to ensure credible and valuable collections based on qualitative measures as well as usage metrics; using a core collection in combination with evidence-based, patron-driven, and/or consortial purchasing plans; and how to support the subject curriculum even without dedicated subject bibliographers.


Neal Baker, Moderator, RCL Editorial Board Chair
Anne Doherty, Speaker, RCL Project Editor, ACRL/Choice
Mark Emmons, Speaker, University of New Mexico
Chisato Uyeki, Speaker, Mt. San Antonio Community College

Date/Time: June 16, 2016 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET
Sponsor: ACRL/Choice Presents


Courses in many disciplines assign students to research a current issue or problem in the world and then present potential solutions. Students often struggle to find timely and relevant sources in the scholarly literature, leading them to search the open web for any mention of their topic. This session will provide an overview of international government information resources and search tools that are well-suited to these kinds of assignments, including the World Bank eLibrary.

Featured Presenter(s):

  • Annelise Sklar, Social Sciences Collections Coordinator and Librarian for Political Science, Law & Society, Environmental Policy, and International Government Information, UC San Diego
  • Shana Wagger, Manager of Publishing Systems and Electronic Product Development, Product Development Manager for eLibrary, World Bank Publications

Date: Thursday 16 June 2016 at
Time: 1300 BST (British Summer Time – five hours ahead of Boston)

Neil Wilson, Head, Collection Metadata, The British Library

The British Library was one of the first national libraries to create and offer linked data in 2011 as part of its wider open data strategy. Since that point the organisation has gained considerable experience of the issues involved in the development and maintenance of a sustained linked data service.

We welcome your questions during registration to help shape the webinar’s content. So far, there has been a lively response and we have received many interesting questions. E.g. “How can linked data extend the services that we offer to our users?…”

The UKSG committee invites you to suggest topics and speakers for our 2017 Annual Conference, to be held in Harrogate, UK from Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 April 2017.

The conference attracts almost 1,000 delegates from across the global knowledge community, including librarians, publishers and intermediaries. It provides a much respected forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals.

Suggestions are invited for topics for plenary sessions, breakout sessions and lightning talks; in all cases, we welcome suggestions of speakers alongside topic ideas. Please submit your suggestions via the
UKSG website:


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