ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 7/25/17

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • ALCTS;
  • CNI, ARL & Brown University;
  • Taxonomy Boot Camp
  • ASAPbio
  • DCL – Data Conversion Laboratory

Date: August 15-16, 2017

Moderated by Mariah Harvey and Buddy Pennington

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m; Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Libraries have been handling eBooks for quite some time now, but while libraries have time-tested workflows for online serials, e-books present complexities that may require new workflows. The online format provides many opportunities for libraries but also many challenges.

Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on these opportunities and challenges. This Forum will discuss the following topics:

  • Collection development and acquisitions models
  • Technical Services workflows
  • eBook licensing and metadata
  • Faculty outreach and user instruction and support
  • Usage and assessment…

Registration is open for the Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop, to be held at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on November 8-10, 2017 and sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Brown University Library.

In this participatory workshop, attendees will explore models and best practices related to institutional planning and support for digital scholarship. The collaborative, interactive workshop is designed both for those in the beginning of a planning process and for those from institutions seeking to take their services and expertise to the next level. Topics will be addressed through a combination of speakers and hands-on activities and will include:

  • Anticipating and assessing needs
  • Staffing
  • Governance and funding
  • Initiatives in teaching & learning and research
  • Student involvement
  • Space and place
  • Institutionalizing digital scholarship

Library administrators, individuals with direct responsibility for developing a digital scholarship program, librarians who will have a role in digital scholarship, and partners from the faculy, academic administration, and information technology units should find this workshop useful. Institutional teams are encouraged to attend; single attendees from institutions are welcome. The registration fee is $300. We expect that the 100 places for participants will fill quickly.


According to KnowledgeSpeak Taxonomy Boot Camp London will be held from October 17-18, 2017, at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX.

The second Taxonomy Boot Camp London will explore and debate the growing use of taxonomies to drive data, content, information processes and more. Whether you’re a first-timer, an established information professional, or a seasoned taxonomist, there’s something here for you.

Check out the programme and 40% discounts at www.taxonomybootcamp.com/london


infoDOCKET reports that “on July 19, 2017, ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in biology) held “The Evolving Preprint Ecosystem” an all-day meeting in Cambridge, MA. A video of the meeting is linked below…

The complete meeting was recorded and is available here…”


Part of the DCL Learning Series

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