ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 12/13/17

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KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced a strong slate of programs for 2018. Members will benefit from an array of webinars, virtual conferences, and training programs, all tailored toward users who seek better ways of creating and using information systems and services. Professionals in libraries and related technology companies are the target audience for the events, and the material on offer is developed and presented by leaders in those fields.

The webinar topics for 2018 will address: Annotation – Practices and Tools in a Digital Environment; The Evolving Natures of Reference Work and Reference Product; Library as Publisher (Two-Part Webinar); Can There Be Neutrality in Cataloging? A Conversation Starter; Trends in Technology: Smart Services in the Academic Library; Innovative Tools and Apps: What’s Hot; Discovery: Where Researchers Start; Using Analytics to Extract Value from the Library’s Data (Two-Part Webinar); Library Funding, Advocacy, and Strategic Approaches to Funding Scholarly Initiatives (Two-Part Webinar); Building Diversity in the Workforce; and Maker Spaces: Things that Go Bop, Whizz, and Clank!

Next year will also see NISO presenting several of its popular, five-hour virtual conferences, some of which are followed by a relevant Training Thursday event…

A full roster of events is available at the NISO website.

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has announced the release of the 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses schedule. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloguing, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, the Fundamentals Web Courses are presented as a series of related online courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas and are held multiple times throughout 2018.

Courses include Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC), Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA), Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM), Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA), and Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM). Registration fees for four-week courses are $109 for individual ALCTS members and $139 for non-members. Six-week course fees are $139 for individual ALCTS members and $169 for non-members.

These courses are limited to 25 students per session. For details on these courses, including the full 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses schedule, interested parties may visit the ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses page.”

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