ATG Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars 2/22/18

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • AABS 2018 at Stanford;
  • Library Publishing Forum;
  • CNI, Coalition for Networked Information

Dates: June 1-3, 2018

Registration is now open to presenting participants and Stanford affiliates.

General registration will open on April 1, 2018.

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence for the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.


The 2018 AABS Conference’s program is divided into 16 broad divisions. The divisions represent a wide spectrum of subject areas, each focusing on a set of topics currently relevant to corresponding fields. A detailed overview of questions each division will address can be found below.

1. AABS 50

Registration is now open for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum (May 22-23), Owned by the Academy: A Preconference on Open Source Publishing Platforms (May 21), and the KairosCamp Editors Workshop (May 20-21). See below for registration information and scholarship opportunities.

Registration Instructions

Instructions and fees are detailed on our website. New this year: Special discounted rates for students and attendees from low- and middle-income countries!

First-Time Attendee Scholarships

The Library Publishing Coalition is delighted to announce a new program of scholarships for first-time attendees, with an emphasis on bringing new perspectives to the community. Two scholarships are available for 2018, each of which will cover up to $1,000 of registration and travel expenses. The application deadline is March 16th. Learn more.

LPC-AUPresses Cross-Pollination Registration Waivers

The Library Publishing Coalition and the Association of University Presses have teamed up this year to offer four registration waivers to our conferences (two for the Library Publishing Forum and two for the AUPresses Annual Meeting), designed to promote greater interconnectivity between our communities. The application deadline is March 1stLearn more and apply.

About the Library Publishing Forum

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

CNI’s December membership meeting – New Videos have been posted

This video explores the collaboration between Kansas State University (KSU) Libraries and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art to build a replacement for the museum’s commercial art-display web application. The resulting new application provides a graphically pleasing, user-friendly interface sitting on top of a document database (rather than a traditional relational database) in order to deliver extraordinary flexibility featuring visually exciting modules, such as the gallery views, and the “virtual stroll.”

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The University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries in partnership with the Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), have created a research tool called Convocate to demonstrate the possibilities of cross-disciplinary discovery. Convocate brings together the fields of international human rights law and Catholic social teaching into a single discovery interface. With the aide of topic modeling, Convocate can return over 11,000 paragraphs tagged against a list of 250 topics and help users bridge the gap between the use of different terms that are related to the same concept and thus discover more robust search results. This video provides an accounting of the challenges faced in minting cross-disciplinary studies, as well as a consideration of librarians’ and scholars’ respective roles in multidisciplinary research. Also included is discussion of the plan to extend the work on Convocate to create a more general application that will allow scholars in other disciplines to apply various neuro-linguistic programming and machine learning methods to their texts, elucidating new insights, and training the engine to create more meaningful connections across disciplines more precisely over time. 

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Look for more announcements soon of other video offerings from the fall 2017 CNI meeting ( To see all videos produced by CNI, visit our video channels on YouTube ( and Vimeo (



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