Conference & Meetings 12/8/12

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Conferences and Meetings including the North Carolina Serials Conference; the Open Repositories Conference; ALCTS e-Forums; a Acquisitions Managers and Vendors Interest Group Midwinter panel; and a Blended Librarian Webcast.

Call for Proposals: NC Serials Conference 2013

… the 22nd Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held on March 15, 2013 at The William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

The Conference Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the conference theme of “Collaboration, Community, and Connection.” Proposals may address any 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. Examples of topics that might be addressed in proposals include:

–Current and emerging business models for e-resource acquisitions –Professional development for library staff members –Current trends in scholarly communications –Serials cataloging and the impact of RDA –Issues and trends in e-resource access and discovery

Proposals should be submitted by email in a document attachment to Patrick Carr at [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2012…”

Open Repositories 2013: Registration Open and Call for Proposals

This year’s Open Repositories Conference takes place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada between Monday, July 8 and Friday, July 12.

Registration is now open at – register early and reserve your accommodation as soon as you can!

We invite you to contribute to the conference program.

This year’s conference theme is Use, Reuse, Reproduce. One of the most important roles of repositories is to enable greater use and reuse of their contents— whether those contents are library collections, scholarly articles, research data, or software—and metadata. The notion of use and reuse can be extended to repository infrastructure as well. Many repositories are based on open source software that can be freely reused and adapted to serve local needs; other efforts are also emerging both in conjunction with and outside traditional repository platforms to encourage discipline or community specific reuse and sharing of software, services, and infrastructure. In addition there is a growing interest and need to document and share the code and workflows used to produce research results – particularly in computationally intensive fields – in order to promote reproducible research.

“e-Forums are two-day, moderated, electronic discussion forums that provide an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest on an ALCTS discussion list. These discussions are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to subscribe to the list…Upcoming Discussions

Date Topic Host(s)
December 11 Book Treatment and Conservation Labs Jennifer Hain Teper and Eric Alstrom
January 14 Library as Place Laurie St. Laurent and Deborah J. Margolis

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 1:00-2:30 PM,  WSCC, Room 620

Come hear a panel of publishers and librarians discuss: “Digital Content Pricing Models and Library Budgets:  the ongoing saga”


  • Robert Boissy, Account Development, Springer
  • Nancy Gibbs, Head, Acquisitions Dept., Duke University
  • Anne McKee, Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
  • Brandon Nordin, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Digital Strategy,  American Chemical Society

Please bring questions and ideas and join the dialogue!

For more information, contact the AMVIG Co-chairs:

  • Amira Aaron, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources, Northeastern University, 617-373-4961, [email protected]
  • Mike Thompson, Head of Acquisitions, University of Houston, 713-743-9697, [email protected]


Upcoming Blended Librarian Webcast, “Digital Badges for Learning: Exploring the Possible Impact on Higher Education & Libraries

Date: December 14th, 2012 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
Duration: 60 min

“Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guest, Jonathan Finkelstein, Founder and Executive Producer of LearningTimes and Director of the BadgeStack Project, invite you to attend the next Blended Librarians webcast. In this session, we will explore the latest thinking around the use of Digital Badges as an engagement strategy and as a form of microcredential or certification.  Finkelstein will share examples of new educational programs and online communities that leverage digital badges to build ongoing relationships with learners, foster deeper engagement, and acknowledge learning that often goes unrewarded or unrecognized. We’ll look at how higher education and libraries can leverage the benefits of microcredentials…”




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