ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/29/19

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infoDOCKET reports that “TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organized event, recently took place, and featured 22 talks and performances, all with big ideas worth spreading. The event saw record-setting attendance with more than 1,700 people present in the audience.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s own Michelle Rebaleati was one of the events speakers. She is a multimedia production specialist for University Libraries. Rebaleati captivated the audience with her big idea worth spreading: Using virtual reality to preserve the past.

“I work in a library, but I am not a librarian,” Rebaleati said as she opened her TEDx talk. “My role with the Libraries is to identify and preserve important objects, art work and moments in time. To do this work I utilize virtual reality (VR) and other multimedia technology.”

In her talk, Rebaleati challenged members of the audience to think about the range of uses for virtual and augmented reality (AR) technologies. She used several examples of past Libraries projects including The Reno Street Art Project, her documentary film “Walking With Reality” and a new virtual Anthropology museum the Libraries team is currently curating to support her big idea.

Learn More About Several Projects, Read the Complete Report

@ Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

∙ Early bird registration deadline: March 22, 2019
∙ Conference: May 13-15, 2019

Keynotes and invited talks:
Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University (Keynote)
Glen de Vries, Medidata Solutions (Keynote)
Sean Davis, National Cancer Institute
Casey Greene, University of Pennsylvania
Alex London, Carnegie Mellon University
Bob Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University
Fiona Nielson,
Natasha Noy, Google AI – Dataset Search
Lisa Parker, University of Pittsburgh

Supported by the NSF scientific data reuse initiative and in-cooperation with ACM, AIDR 2019 aims to find innovative solutions to
accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution. The explosion in the volume of scientific data has made it
increasingly challenging to find data scattered across various platforms. At the same time, increasing numbers of new data formats,
greater data complexity, lack of consistent data standards across disciplines, metadata or links between data and publications makes it
even more challenging to evaluate data quality, reproduce results, and reuse data for new discoveries.

April 8-9, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri | The Ritz-Carlton


The Ritz-Carlton has SOLD OUT of conference-rate rooms. See Registration & Accommodations for overflow hotel information.

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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives.

Project briefings, 30-minute, 45-minute, or one-hour sessions that allow participants to interact informally about projects, initiatives, and ideas of their own choosing, are the very heart of every membership meeting. Plenary sessions are held at the beginning and end of each meeting and include presentations of CNI’s latest initiatives as well as insights from national and international leaders in the networked information community.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Michigan State University
Opening Plenary

Michael L. Nelson, Old Dominion University
Closing Plenary


Date: Wednesday 17th April Starts at 14.00pm UK Time

TrendMD is a content recommendation engine for scholarly publishers, which powers personalized recommendations for thousands of sites. With more than 100m visitors a month across the TrendMD network of partners, and used by 7 out of 10 of the world’s leading scholarly publishers, TrendMD works by recirculating traffic between a publisher’s journals, blog and book sites, recommending the right content to the right visitor at the right time. Here at Ingenta we’ve been using TrendMD across almost all our publishers for nearly three years. Our guest presenter, Meghan Curtis, will discuss the merits of the service and explore case studies and stories with both Ingenta Connect publishers and other key content partners.

Date: Wednesday 22 May Starts at 15.00pm UK Time

On the surface, Open Access should be straightforward. Everything is free and can be used, reused and shared – or can it? And if this is the case, how can it be sustainable as a business model? Our guest presenter is one of Europe’s leading experts on the OA ecosystem. An unmissable session for anyone interested in OA publishing, or flipping to an OA model.

  • Ingenta Webinar – Archiving your Valued Content with Portico

Date: Wednesday 19 June Starts at 15.00pm UK Time

Portico provides libraries and publishers with reliable, cost-effective preservation of electronic resources, and contributes expertise and technical assistance to national libraries, Including the British Library, and Ingenta Connect can automatically feed its publishers’ content to the service. Portico’s e-journal and e-book preservation services operate in a way in which both publishers and libraries help to defray the ongoing costs of operating the archive. In this, our second webinar on the importance of digital preservation, Stephanie Orphan, Director of Publisher Relations at Portico, looks at the collaborative model that underpins Portico, and how Portico ensures that publishers’ content is both secure and permanently accessible.


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