ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 12/5/16

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities by:

  • JSTOR;
  • Digital Science;
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • ALCTS;
  • North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization 

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The Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) model has emerged as JSTOR’s most popular ebook model. Libraries use DDA to meet patrons’ needs by offering access to a wider variety of titles, and to ensure that funds are spent on titles that are actually used. JSTOR has made it easy to get started with DDA by developing tools to predict and control costs. In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned about making DDA successful and easy to implement for all types of libraries. We’ll also discuss recommendations from current library participants, and there will be time for questions.

Please sign up for one of our upcoming sessions below. The session will be recorded, so if you can’t make it to the live session, you can sign up and receive a link to the recording after the webinar.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
3:00-3:30 PM EST (12:00-12:30 PM PST)  Register Now
Thursday, December 15, 2016
10:00-10:30 AM EST (3:00-3:30 PM GST) Register Now


KnowledgeSpeak notes that “Digital Science has announced the final webinar of the year, “The State of Open Data.” The webinar, scheduled for December 15 at 4pm BST / 11am ET, will be hosted by Community Manager, Laura Wheeler.

Those unable to tune in live can still register, and a recording of the webinar will be sent to these registrants.

During Open Access week in October, Figshare released the results of its global survey of 2,000 researchers in a report that assesses the global landscape around open data and sharing practices. Now viewed by over 14,000 people, “The State of Open Data” – report and survey finds 80% of researchers value data citation as much as, or more than article citation.

This webinar will look at the motivations behind this report and will delve into some of the unique data as well as taking a look at the global state of open data. Participants can hear from report participants, as well as: Delta Think, an industry consultancy that has just launched an Open Access Investigation, a subscription database and report resource for all Open Access market stakeholders, and the Open Research group at the Wellcome Trust.

Additionally, this webinar will look at key findings from the Open Data Report and global researcher survey; emerging policies for open research data in the US and Europe; and big data, knowledge production and the political economy of research.

Interested parties may visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1922564629415164419 to register for the webinar.


Registration is now open for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS summer seminars to London, Prague, and (new this year!) Dublin and Berlin. These two-week seminars are open to graduate level library and information science students, as well as professionals with an interest in international librarianship. For students, the option to take the seminar for (3) hours of credit is offered. The deadline to register is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Our seminars tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged!


Theme:  All about Collection Assessment

ACRL has identified “collection assessment” as a top trend of 2016.  ARL had two SPEC Kits dedicated to “collection assessment” in 2014 and 2016.  It’s clear that assessment of all kinds is now vital to libraries and librarians.  We are interested in and ask:

  • Who is engaged in the work of assessment in your libraries?
  • How does it translate into collections?
  • What does it look like or include?
  • How quantitative or qualitative is your program?
  • How are the principles being practiced and rolled out on the job, through professional development, in MLIS programs?
  • Is your collection any different since you incorporated assessment practices?
  • What have we learned, as librarians and as a library?
  • Is it really a best practice?

 Come share how your library is engaging in collection assessment.  The proposed structure of the session (90 minutes) is:

  • 1 speaker: 15 minutes to address or keynote the theme
  • 6 lightning talks at 7 minutes each with 2 minutes to change presenters ~55 minutes
  • 20 minutes for discussion

Please send submissions indicating your preference – keynote or lightening talk to jgelfand@uci.edu AND muglia@usc.edu by Monday, December 12.  Please include an abstract, no longer than 250 words.  Confirmation of program will be made by Dec 21.


“Visualizing Knowledge Organization: Bringing Focus to Abstract Realities

ISKO C/US invites submissions of abstracts for its Sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2017) to be held June 15-16, 2017, in Champaign, IL, USA.

Conference Venue: the iSchool at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2017

Knowledge organization and the systems that constitute its primary products seek to to make abstractions of knowledge concrete. Visualization is an increasingly popular way to create pictorial representations of knowledge using diverse methodologies, which seek to aid in the clarity of the comprehension and understanding of knowledge abstractions and their organization in knowledge space. Also, metaphorical “visualization” can involve the use of diverse methodologies to focus and enhance breadth of viewpoints in knowledge space. The Sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2017) invites participants to bring forth approaches to visualizing knowledge, knowledge organization, and knowledge organization systems…”


  • 26th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

    The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2017 conference theme:  Being Data-Informed: Taking Control and Connecting Users to Content

Libraries offer a rich array of physical and electronic resources, and we can access an enormous variety of data related to all aspects of their management.  How can we best utilize data to help our users connect more effectively to the information future? What can we learn from analyzing best practices? How can we leverage data to make our processes more efficient and secure while offering our users the most targeted and timeliest access? How will we chart our future course through the complexities of serials and electronic resources to guide our users forward? How can data help to ensure more robust connections across the information supply chain?

Proposals may address any related aspect of the serials industry or serials management and may be submitted by any member of the serials profession including publishers, vendors, librarians, staff, and students.

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