ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 3/8/17

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities from:

  • ARL;
  • ALCTS;
  • Digital Initiatives Symposium;
  • ACRL/Choice – Alexander Street Press

The application period for the first iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute is now open, with a deadline of April 1, 2017. An exciting new initiative of the ARL Academy, the Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for professionals in ARL member libraries who are new to digital scholarship to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment…

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries announce the next Library Assessment Conference will be held in Houston, Texas, in the fall of 2018. The University of Houston (UH) Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries will serve as hosts for the event, working with the conference sponsors on local arrangements and meeting planning.

Since 2006, the Library Assessment Conference has convened every two years. The conference goal is to build and support the wide-reaching community of library assessment practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in this broad field. The multi-day event is a mix of invited speakers, workshops, and contributed papers and posters that stimulate discussion and provide feasible ideas for effective, practical, and sustainable library assessment. Previous conferences have been held in Charlottesville, Virginia (2006, 2012); Seattle, Washington (2008, 2014); Baltimore, Maryland (2010); and Arlington, Virginia (2016).

Planning for the 2018 conference will begin immediately and details about the event will be posted on the Library Assessment Conference website. The exact dates of the conference will be announced this spring.

Date: Thursday, 3/16/2017
Time: 3:00 PM (Eastern); 2:00 PM (Central); 1:00 PM (Mountain); and 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Looking for big datasets for free?  The U.S. Federal Government has been providing access to their statistical data for years, even before the Internet ever existed.  Why? How do we get to the data? Will we always have access?  Who has the best statistics?  Why are other organizations now giving their numbers away for free also?  Learn about where open data and statistics come from, ways to find, and issues on how to keep it coming along with where to join discussions and stay aware of developments in creation, access, retrieval, articulation, presentation, publishing, and curation of data and statistics…


Jennifer Boettcher is the Business Reference Librarian at Georgetown University.  She has been a business librarian for over 25 years.  In that time, she worked at Texas A&M University and the National Small Business Development Center Research Network. She has taught business librarianship at the Catholic University of America and numerous workshops for SLA and BRASS.

ALA Annual 2017

How are metadata creators developing methods to encourage the creation of metadata that represents diverse points of view? How does using sources of authority control such as LCSH contribute to misrepresentation of cultural heritage materials? Are our digital libraries equitable? The two-day virtual preconference Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Metadata will answer these questions and provide a venue for sharing ideas to promote cultural competencies and inclusivity in the metadata process.

Date: March 28-29, 2017

Moderated by George Stachokas and Anne Liebst

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.

As libraries continue to transition away from information services based on physical materials, how is electronic resources management changing? How are electronic resources changing libraries? How have libraries reorganized? How are library consortia and other groups of libraries working together to solve problems? What new systems or tools are being used? What new professional positions are being created? How is work distributed across the library? Are legacy print collections being replaced systematically with online journals and eBooks? What are some of the problems encountered in this transition? How have information services been improved to serve users?

It’s that time again!

The full conference schedule and flyer for the 2017 Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is now available. 

Register now through April 17! 

Plan your visit with hotel and travel information available here

From Video Usage to Engagement to Impact—Charging Ahead

Scheduled for Thursday, April 06 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored by Alexander Street, a ProQuest company

In October 2016 Alexander Street began a conversation with the community of librarians about our plans to create an admin portal that offered much more than usage data. Our goal was to move beyond usage and even engagement measures, such as referring URLs and playlist creation, and begin to tackle the toughest questions around impact: Why did the viewer watch the video? How did the viewer value the content? Join us on April 6th as we present Alexander Street’s recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek the community of librarians further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.
  • Explore the future of impact metrics with integrated assessment in video
  • Evaluate on screen viewer ratings of video as an impact measure
  • Review on screen viewer selection of “reason for watching” as an impact measure
  • Contribute to the development of forthcoming impact measure


Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Time: 1400 GMT (Greenwich mean time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A

Giulia Dore, Post-doc Research Assistant in Law, School of Law, CREAte, University of Glasgow
Nancy Pontika, Open Access Aggregation Officer, CORE

The aim of the webinar is to introduce the audience, in particular non-lawyers, to the legal framework of text and data mining, focusing on the main aspects of the law at the European level…


This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike.  It will be recorded.  To register on the Citrix/GoToWebinar site, please click this link. (Citrix is the webinar service provider on this occasion.)

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