ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars: 11/20/18

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Are you a research library supervisor, department head, team or project leader, or manager interested in developing your awareness, skills, and confidence as a leader and manager?

The ARL Academy, in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by ARL libraries, is offering the Library Management Skills Institute (LMSI) I: The Manager. This highly interactive workshop engages learning through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

The following two offerings are open for registration:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2018.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Outreach and Engagement survey (SPEC Kit 361), which gathered information about types of activities, which populations are served, levels of funding and staff support for these activities, program planning, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and assessment measures and reporting practices. In addition, survey respondents were asked to provide a brief case study for an outreach or engagement activity in their organization.

The webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in July 2018. The survey authors will:

  • Highlight the wide variety of definitions of and approaches to outreach at ARL member institutions
  • Discuss commonalities and differences in the ways in which ARL member institutions plan for, coordinate, and assess outreach activities
  • Identify areas of both success and growth in programmatic outreach approaches

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 361 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Outreach and Engagement

Presenters: Sarah LeMire and Stephanie J. Graves, Texas A&M University Libraries, and Shannon L. Farrell and Kristen L. Mastel, University of Minnesota Libraries

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern standard time
Cost: Free for all

Registration: Register online by Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT


This webinar will reveal highlights from a study conducted by NAPCO Research and commissioned by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) that evaluates the value and transformational potential of digital printing for magazine publishers, including the ways they are currently using digital printing, challenges faced in adoption, potential for innovation, and level of understanding of digital printing capabilities. Expert speakers will comment on the study findings and explore the benefits and innovations digital printing offers magazines publishers, including opportunities to increase engagement with readers and boost ROI for advertisers through targeted and personalized print

We’ll discuss:

  • How publishers are currently using digital printing and obstacles to greater adoption
  • How magazine publishers anticipate using digital printing in the future to create more targeted print products
  • The role data will play in developing more engaging print magazines
  • How targeted and personalized print can drive ROI for advertisers

Click here to register for this free webinar today!

Can’t make it on November 29? No problem! Book Business, Printing Impressions and Publishing Executive webinars are archived for 90 days after the live event. Click here to register and get access to this webinar, both live and on-demand.

Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018
Time: 1300 GMT
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A
Sarah Pittaway, Team Leader: Academic Services, University of Worcester
As Europe’s first integrated public and university library, The Hive in Worcester aims to open up opportunities and break down barriers. This webinar will cover some of the practicalities of how such a shared service operates, including: systems integration; budgets, acquisitions and subscriptions; licences and walk-in access; staff and specialist support; and, spaces. Recognising that not everyone can have a library quite like The Hive, it will also reflect on some lessons and applicability.
General information:

This is a free webinar and open to all. If you are interested, but unable to join the live event, please register anyway as a recording will be made available to all who register. If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact me on

According to KnowledgeSpeak ConTech 2018 tickets are going out this week. The inaugural ConTech opens in just two weeks’ time.

Every organisation creating and managing content collects mountains of data on its users and content – some valuable, some not. Using techniques like artificial intelligence, machine learning and visualisation, data science helps distinguish between the two – telling the story behind the data, predicting what will happen in the future, and zooming in on user needs in ways that would have been impossible before.

At ConTech 2018 attendees will learn how this new generation of technology is impacting the world of content.

This is an event for information and content people (publishers, content managers and information managers) who want to understand how moving towards data-driven content will impact their businesses, operations and the content they create and deliver. ConTech 2018 is the only conference where the worlds of content and data science meet.

Here are just a few of the things to see and do at the event: Data Driven product sessions from Editage, Ontotext, Morressier and DeepSEARCH9; Pharma 4.0: Embracing Opportunities for Information in a Digital Healthcare World – a special markets session- Helen Malone, Director of the Information Hub at GlaxoSmithKline and President of the Pharma-Documentation-Ring; Keynote “My Artificial Muse”; How can AI collaborate with humans in creative and artistic processes? – Albert Barqué-Duran, PhD, Honorary Research Fellow & Artist, City, University of London, Lacuna Lab Berlin Berlin – London – Barcelona; and see displays and hear from Oiga Technologies, InfoDesk, Third Iron, DeepSEARCH9, JoVE, Research Information and Info International.

ConTech 2018 hosts the next DataBeers London event at the end of day 1. If you have a passion to better understand data science then this is a must attend event!

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

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