Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Libraries are spending increasingly large percentages of their budgets on electronic resources. As online education and the use of e-resources dramatically escalate, awareness of copyright issues becomes crucial, not only in the library world but also in the academic community as a whole. Libraries struggle to ensure copyright compliance for all materials used in electronic reserves and learning management systems (LMS). In switching to ProQuest SIPX for managing and sharing digital course materials, Pepperdine predicted savings in both staff time and copyright costs. The presenters will share how Pepperdine integrated SIPX with their LMS (Sakai) to allow them to easily find copyrighted course materials and to make the materials accessible from the Sakai Courses site. Ensuring that library resources and open content are visible through e-reserves translates into helping support the teaching and learning environment and closer library collaborations with IT and faculty…

Who should attend?

Academic Librarians and librarians struggling with copyright issues in e-learning environments


Sally Bryant has been the Head of Access Services at Pepperdine University since 2007 and was Head of Technical Services prior to that. She also is the Library Liaison to Screenwriting and Film Studies and the division of International Studies and Languages, Screenwriting and Film Studies… 

Gan Ye is currently working at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Learning from potential new tools to explore scholarly impact has become a new research area for her. Her other major research interests include linked data, different system integration, cloud based systems, link resolvers and metadata management…

Other ALCTS Upcoming webinars

Event Date Topic Presented By
September 13 The ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program Sandra McAninch, Judith C. Russell, and Bill Sudduth
September 27 Taking Your Visuals to the Next Level Tiffany Davis

September 10-12, 2017

Swissôtel, 323 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Our aim is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research.

Registration is open.
Registration will close when 600 participants have registered. At that time, a waiting list will be available.

Why Attend? Take part in this one-of-a-kind meeting during which original research is presented on all aspects of editorial and funding peer review, scientific and scholarly publication, research and reporting practices, reproducibility and access, and information exchange. Equal opportunity for audience participation will follow each research presentation.

Who Should Attend? Editors and publishers of scientific peer-reviewed journals, researchers, funders, informatics experts, information innovators, librarians, journalists, policymakers, ethicists, scientific information producers and disseminators, and anyone interested in the progress of the scientific information enterprise and the quality of scientific information, covering a wide range of disciplines, including biomedicine, health science, applied science, basic science, physical science, and social science.

What Will Be Presented?

  • 3 days of original research
  • September 10: Common Problems in Peer Review and Scientific Publication
  • September 11: Improving Peer Review and Scientific Publication
  • September 12: Innovations in Peer Review and Scientific Publication

Preliminary Program now available

Equal time for presentation and audience participation

Join NFAIS in Old Town Alexandria on October 2-3, 2017 to gather new
perspectives on what is influencing the future direction of Open

Open Access (OA) continues to gain momentum and has become akin to a
social movement for many. Although OA aligns well with a more
socially-engaged information community, it continues to disrupt and
change the direction of how the entire landscape of scholarly
communications is evolving.

NFAIS brings together the perspectives of publishers, librarians,
content aggregators, funders, and technology innovators at its “Open
Access and Beyond” Conference and we invite you to be a part of the


For more information about this event, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or [email protected].

13-15 September 2017
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk,
The Netherlands


“ALPSP remains the must attend event for the publishing industry.” Jen Holton, Wiley
The 10th Annual ALPSP conference is less than a month away….
This year’s thought-provoking programme has over 50 speakers and more than 300 delegates from all over the world sharing their views on scholarly publishing. In addition, we have a luxurious venue, an awards dinner, fantastic networking opportunities and did we mention the beach…..

We do hope you can join us.