ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 11/28/18

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Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!

Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students and working professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both
students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to students as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer,

Registration deadline: March 8, 2019

London: May 19-June 1

The London Summer Seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London’s (UCL’s) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar also includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.

Prague: May 19- June 1

Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.

Berlin: May 20-May 30

The Berlin Summer Seminar is specifically targeted for IS majors/minors and focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides an excellent avenue for
career exploration. This program is partnered with Humboldt University.

Are you involved in library publishing? Interested in the intersection of libraries and scholarly publishing issues? Eager to share your expertise and/or research with the library publishing community?  We want to hear from you at the Library Publishing Forum in May 2019,  but time is running out.

The Forum proposal submission form closes at 8 AM Eastern time next Monday, December 3 (a slight extension from the original 11/30 deadline).  The Program Committee is going to start reviewing proposals immediately afterwards, and there will be no further extensions, so don’t delay!

You can find the full CFP and other details on the 2019 Library Publishing Forum website.

But wait, there’s more: Forum hotel and travel information now available

Vancouver hotels fill up early, so if you know you’re attending, we suggest making your travel arrangements as soon as possible! Check out the Forum’s Travel and Registration page for detailed information about hotel options, travel, and recommendations from Vancouver locals.

The Forum has a very small block of rooms (50) reserved at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites, across the street from Harbour Centre. The conference rate (CA$289 , approximately $218 USD), is available for the nights of May 6th through May 10th, and must be booked by April 9, 2019. We do expect the block to fill up much sooner than that, however, so if you are interested in staying at the Delta at the negotiated rate, please book your room as soon as possible. Instructions for doing so are on the Travel and Registration page.

Vancouver is a surprisingly affordable city for conference travel, and the Travel and Registration page includes a range of alternative hotels at different price levels. The Program Committee has also provided a message board Google Doc for attendees who are interested in finding someone to share a room.

Questions? Email or Matt Ruen, Program Committee Chair, We hope to see you in Vancouver!

Pisa, January 31-February 1, 2019


(sponsored by the OpenAIRE-Advance project – EC-H2020 grant 777541)

Conference rationale

Science is increasingly and rapidly becoming digital: research is commonly performed using research infrastructure services and tools available online or on desktop computers; digital products of science are encompassing also datasets, software, and experiments, thereby enabling the Open Science principles of “reproducibility” and “transparent assessment”. Accordingly, to keep  their central role in scientific collaboration, Digital libraries must face new theoretical and technical challenges. With this vision in mind, IRCDL invites representatives from academia, government, industry, research communities, research infrastructures, to submit their ideas from a broad and multidisciplinary array of research areas including computer science, information science, social sciences and cultural heritage.

Contributions touched on the following topics: research impact; citation, provenance and curation of scientific datasets; metadata definition, management, and curation; interlinking of research products; educational practices; long-term preservation of research products; multi-media challenges; novel Scientific Document Models; publishing workflows; novel peer review practices; open Science models; quality and evaluation of digital libraries; scholarly Communication services; user interfaces; and Web solutions….

Join us at the 28th North Carolina Serials Conference. Hosted by North Carolina Central University’s School of Library and Information Sciences, the conference will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration is offered at a low price due to strong support from our sponsors. Library school graduate student registration is free.

Our 2019 theme is Communication is Key: Facilitating Discovery and Delivery to Connect Users to Information…

Registration for the Metropolitan New York Area Chapter of ACRL’s 2018 Symposium “Libraries in Direct Action is now 85% full. Registration for the event will close on Monday December 3, or once all 200 seats for the event have been filled.
If you are planning on attending the Symposium, please registerat your earliest convenience.
We very much hope to see you there!
The ACRL/NY 2018 Symposium Planning Committee

All inquiries should be directed to


This series will explore how rapid innovations in digital printing and data analytics are enabling magazine and book publishers to capitalize on rich customer data to improve print experiences, increase direct sales, and drive higher CPMs. Take a deeper dive into each webinar and register below!


  • How Magazine Publishers are Using Digital Printing to Enhance Print Products  This webinar will reveal highlights from a study conducted by NAPCO Research and commissioned by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) that evaluates how magazine publishers are currently using digital printing and its potential for driving innovation. Expert speakers will comment on the study findings and explore the benefits digital printing, including opportunities to increase reader engagement and advertisers ROI. Nov. 29, 2PM. ET
  • How Book Publishers Use Digital Printing to Sell Books More Profitably This webinar will explore new research conducted by NAPCO Research and commissioned by the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) evaluating digital printing adoption among book publishers, challenges faced in adoption, future interest, and level of understanding of digital printing capabilities. Expert speakers will explore how book publishers can utilize digital printing to reduce lifecycle costs of warehousing and returns, decrease time-to-market, and increase backlist revenue. Dec. 6, 2PM ET
  • The Future of Print: How Technology is Transforming Books & Magazines  This forward-looking webinar will look at how innovations in digital printing and data analytics technologies are enabling book and magazine publishers to create more relevant and engaging print products. Our panel of speakers will explore current trends in the market and envision how on-demand book supply models and personalized magazines can transform print products. Dec. 13, 2PM ET

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