ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 10/29/18

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“Join ACRL in Seattle for the Emerald City RoadShow: “Designing Educational Opportunities on the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy,” held as a pre-Midwinter Institute from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Today’s shifting academic information landscape provides many challenges and opportunities for librarians to become change agents for campus-wide initiatives and competencies. As we educate and inspire diverse communities of scholars, librarians are encouraged to seek and explore collaborative opportunities that arise at the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy.

This interactive workshop will empower participants to leverage the intersections in order to develop education and outreach initiatives that address the aspirations and needs of scholars, students, and researchers at their institutions. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to network and build communities of practice focusing on the following themes:

  • The Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy
  • Institutional Priorities and Alignment
  • The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as a tool for creating learning experiences at the intersections
  • Connecting with partners in the library and in the greater campus community


  • Maryam Fakouri, Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian, University of Washington-Seattle
  • John Watts, Head of Knowledge Production, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Complete workshop details and registration materials are available online. Contact Margot Conahan at with questions…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Registration is now open for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held from December 5-7, in Houston, Texas. This biennial gathering supports and advances the growing library assessment community through formal presentations, workshops, and informal engagement.

The seventh Library Assessment Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington Libraries. The University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M University Libraries will serve as hosts for the event, working with the conference sponsors on local arrangements and meeting planning. The conference is planned and organised by a steering committee composed of individuals active in the library assessment community.

Registration closes November 14, 2018. Pre-conference workshops will be held on December 4. Post-conference workshops will be held on December 7. More information about the workshops is available on the conference website.

The conference provides a full range of presentations – invited speakers, papers, and posters – that cover all aspects of library assessment…”

Remaining ‘committed to keeping this important topic on the publishing agenda,’ the trade show and publishers’ organization will stage a third inclusivity conference on November 27…

Building Inclusivity in Publishing—Reflecting All: Effecting Change is being staged for a third year on November 27, and this year it’s a half-day event after the past two years’ full-day programs.

Special focus points this year are to include regional diversity, children’s entertainment, and socio-economic divides.

The program is anticipated to include case studies and speakers whose voices are new to books, and/or come from other creative industries.

Under the direction of Orna O’Brien who manages the LBF conference programs, the program is to be opened by LBF director Jacks Thomas, and will include a keynote address, “The  Class Ceiling” from Kerry Hudson, who is the author of Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns, which is to be published in May by Chatto & Windus…”

A new generation of intelligent technology is transforming publishing and the world of digital content. Driven by data science and artificial intelligence, new tools are making publishers and content providers smarter, faster and more attuned to the needs of their users. Those attending ConTech 2018 will get to grips with these technologies that are already revolutionising the world of content creation and consumption.

SciencePOD’s CEO Sabine Louet asks what do AI and NLP have to do with content creation automation?

AI, NLP and blockchains are buzzwords that seem to pervade every conference programme related to content. The reality is that the science publishing industry has been rather slow in adopting these technologies in their existing editorial processes. In this presentation Sabine will share her journey on the path to automating the complex editorial processes that are required to create quality content, such as the creation of news stories explaining the meaning of research papers in simple language, using AI and NPL.

Deep SEARCH 9’s managing partner Klaus Kater will introduce a set of comprehensive tools used by data scientists from some of the world’s leading corporations that enable them to work collaboratively on projects and automate business intelligence and information analysis. To push automatic content classification further DS9 has merged semantic technologies used for concept recognition and machine learning used for content classification into a powerful Hybrid Semantic AI.

ConTech 2018 is an event for content people – from publishers to content and information managers who want to understand how data-driven content will impact their organisations, operations and the content they create, deliver and consume. The final version of the programme can be viewed here.

ConTech 2018 takes place at Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London from November 29-30.

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