ATG Conference Meeting and Webinars 5/16/17

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • NASIG;
  • NISO (2 events);
  • London Book Fair;
  • ACRL/Choice Webinars/Elsevier;
  • Semantic Web in Libraries;
  • Library Journal/Ex Libris;

  • NASIG Webinar: Introduction to SUSHI
    Date: May 18, 2017
    Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
    Length: 1 hour
    Registration Deadline for live event: May 17, 2017

Registration Link:

This webinar will provide an overview and introduction to SUSHI, the ANSI/NISO Standard used to enable automated harvesting of usage statistics for electronic resources.  Topics covered will include how SUSHI works, relevant software, how you can find the information you need to successfully configure SUSHI requests, and the upcoming changes to SUSHI that are proposed in the current draft of COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5.


Anne C. Osterman is Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia, the consortium of the 72 nonprofit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She currently serves on the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee and the COUNTER Release 5 Communication Sub-Group, and she is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Usus.

Oliver Pesch works as chief strategist for EBSCO Information Services where he helps set direction for EBSCO’s resource management and access products. He is currently co-chair of the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee; chair of the COUNTER board of directors; serves on both the COUNTER Executive Committee and Technical Advisory Groups; and, chairs the COUNTER Release 5 Technical Working Group.

June 7: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

This session will address the use of quality metadata and unique identifiers in traditional information environments, but could also include discussion of one or more of the following:
• Scholarly non-traditional output that may currently be hosted in institutional repositories or on proprietary platforms, such as YouTube
• Enabling identifiers for increasingly granular portions of a work (such as paragraphs) in the interests of citation

Agenda and Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, 
Executive Director, NISO

Nicole Johnson, Product Manager, Digital Commons, bePress; Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Yewno; other TBA…

June 14: 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Virtual Conference

This virtual conference will focus on a variety of practical concerns surrounding digitization efforts and long-term preservation of images in the digital environment. It will spotlight such initiatives as the International Image Interoperability Framework and similar initiatives in the on-going digitization of special collections (such as maps, manuscripts, etc.) for purposes of scholarship. Are we achieving the goals established 20 years ago? What has been established by the community as appropriate guidelines and/or the best practices for these activities? In addition to images, new digital output (three-dimensional renderings, virtual exhibits, etc.) are becoming more commonplace. Is the institutional repository the right place to house such scholarship or is there a new space needed for such special collections?

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the London Book Fair has announced that the third edition of its Virtual Conference: Publishing Around the Globe, will return on June 1, 2017, exploring key trends in important global publishing markets through a series of social media events taking place on one day.|

This year’s Virtual Conference will kick off in the Far East, where Open Book will present its latest data on the Chinese market, before heading across to Indonesia and Singapore for an overview of two very different propositions…

Thursday, June 08 at 2:00pm ET   |  ACRL/Choice Webinars – Sponsored by Elsevier


Increasingly, librarians are called to use their skills, such as data curation, to help Research Offices collect, organize, and analyze information on institutional research activity, making them a key player in the management of the research enterprise. However, in an age of both information overload and siloed systems, aggregating and accurately reporting on research output can be a tall order.

Relied upon by more than 225 institutions worldwide, Elsevier’s Pure is a comprehensive system-of-record for research information management. Built upon a reliable, highly-structured data model that integrates data from both internal systems and external sources, Pure allows librarians to provide data and analysis that enables fact-driven decisions throughout their universities.

Join us on June 8th to hear Mariel Christian, Senior Librarian, RTI International, and James Toon, Pure Customer Consultant, Elsevier, discuss how Pure can be leveraged as a tool to take an enduring stake in managing the research enterprise.

December 4 – 6, 2017 in Hamburg,
The submission deadline for been extended to May 28.

Call for Proposals

SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference focusing on Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organizations. It is well established as an event where IT staff, developers, librarians, and researchers from over the world meet and mingle and learn from each other. The topics of talks and workshops at SWIB revolve around opening data, linking data and creating tools and software for LOD production scenarios. These areas of focus are supplemented by presentations of research projects in applied sciences, industry applications, and LOD activities in other areas.

As in prior years, SWIB17 will be organized by the ZBW – German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz). The conference language is English.

Would you like to share your experiences working on an interesting service, research topic or project – not just what you did, but also how you did it? Would you like to offer a hands-on pre-conference tutorial or workshop on the afternoon of December 4?…”

Tuesday, May 23rd – 2:00pm ET
Ex Libris/Library Journal
Universities are moving fast. How do you stay ahead of the curve to support the changing needs of students, researchers, and faculty?
In this live webinar with Library Journal, our panel will look at how community collaboration and open platforms can drive innovative library services and tighten connections to the academic ecosystem. Library leaders will share their perspectives, highlight the latest developments, and discuss the impact of Ex Libris community collaboration.
Click Here to Register
Presented by:
Laura Akerman, Discovery Systems and Metadata Librarian, Emory University
Allen Jones, Director of Digital Library and Technical Services, The New School
Moderated by:
Andrew French, Director of Sales Operations, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company

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