ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 7/13/17

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 Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • IFLA;
  • Choice/ACRL and Gale;
  • ARL;
  • OASPA;

August 16-17, 2017

Registration is open for “Open Access: Action Required,” an IFLA satellite conference to be held at the European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk, Poland, August 16-17, 2017, prior to the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Wrocław, Poland

This event is sponsored by the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources, and co-sponsored by the IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection Development and the European Solidarity Center. The host is the Joseph Conrad Voivodship and City Public Library in Gdańsk. The venue is the European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk.

Open Access resources are important to the information needs of today’s researchers. Over the years, the number of OA resources has grown substantially and will continue to do so. They are here to stay. This satellite will address how libraries and others are meeting the challenges of Open Access.  It will attempt to answer how they are staffing and organizing operations to support OA. Another focus will be how libraries identify OA resources and market them to their communities. The satellite will also consider long term preservation of OA resources.

The program will be divided into three sessions titled “Long-term preservation of Open Access Resources,” “Marketing of Open Access Resources,” and “Discovery and Access of Open Access Resources.” 

The program will start at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 16 and will end at 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 17.  Plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking will be provided.

Sharon Dyas-Correia, IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources

Ann Okerson, Chair, IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection Development

For more details and registration and registration use the following link:

Date and time: Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00) Change time zone

Sponsor: Choice/ACRL and Gale

Duration: 1 hour

How do American novels inform American history? How do the creative works of American writers help us explore the varieties of the American experience in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? How do the classics of American fiction framed within the larger context of American publishing help present a truer picture of American social and cultural attitudes? And how does an exploration of Gale’s American Fiction, 1774-1920, brings in broader archival content and context across the 18th and 19th centuries and offers practitioners of digital humanities countless opportunities for research? This webinar will demonstrate how even a simple search, for a string of words – “may be used against” – is much more useful in American Fiction than in Google Books as well as some unique insight from a guest speaker.


Stephen Wasserstein
Associate Publisher and Senior Acquisitions Editor
Gale, a Cengage company

Stephen develops print and digital resources for the academic library community. Digital archives he has published include modules in the Making of Modern Law series; Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925; and American Fiction, 1774-1920. Stephen’s print titles include American History through Literature, 1820-1870, and American History through Literature, 1870-1920.

Marc Cormier
Director of Product Management, Humanities
Gale, a Cengage company

This post in ARL News by Kaylyn Groves reports that “Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member representatives, ARL leadership fellows, staff, and guests gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday–Thursday, May 2–4, 2017, for the 170th Association Meeting. All available presentation slides are linked from the speakers’ names or session titles in the following summary of the meeting…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Rebecca Kennison (Principal of K|N Consultants and the co-founder of the Open Access Network), Dr Jennifer Edmond (Research Fellow and Director of Strategic Projects for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities) and Ron Dekker (Director of CESSDA) recently joined OASPA for a webinar to discuss the future of open scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Caroline Sutton (Head of Open Scholarship Development at Taylor & Francis and member of the OASPA Board) chaired the discussion. The Copyright Clearance Center hosted the webinar…”

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