ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 4/5/19

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Dates: 11-13 September
Location: Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, UK

Don’t miss out on our early bird rates …

Three core themes announced:

– Open research and transparency
– Business models & innovation
– Internationalization & diversity

Open research and transparency – ‘New horizons in open research’

It is an exciting time for scholarly publishing, and innovation and technology make it increasingly possible for research to be shared and published in new formats and more open and accessible ways. We will look at what challenges the drive to open brings with it, including focused sessions on open peer review, research methods and transitions. >>> read more <<<

Business models & innovation (including technology)
Libraries, funders, scholars and technology providers are testing new business models, innovating and collaborating to solve large scale challenges unlike before. Our sessions will look at how to make money from metadata, enable open access, comply with mandates and much more. >>> read more <<<

Internationalization & diversity
Through a series of linked sessions, our speakers will examine ways to encourage all forms of diversity across our industry, as well as ways to hold ourselves accountable for progress towards these goals.
>>> read more <<<

For details of our conference programme visit our dedicated conference website. We’ll publish further details as our individual speakers are confirmed. Don’t miss out – our early bird rates ends 12 April.

Date: April 16-17, 2019

Moderated by Katy DiVittorio, Katherine Brown, Keri Prelitz, and Jeff Eller

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

  • Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Are you looking to take steps to identify or address a lack of diversity and inclusion within your library’s collections? Do you want to go beyond usage stats and cost-per-use and assess collections using values-based metrics? Attend this ALCTS AS Committee on Research & Statistics sponsored e-Forum to learn about the need, techniques, and tools to assess collections for diversity and inclusion…

Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Event code: ALC1 | Register

Using last year’s hurricane season in Puerto Rico as a case study, this session will bring together individuals and organizations involved in disaster response and recovery of cultural heritage. It aims to explore ways to improve coordination and increase engagement of ALA members, in disaster response and recovery. This mix of formal presentations, moderated panels and a breakout session for the audience is designed to inspire collaborations that extend beyond the current modes of working.

Co-sponsors: This preconference is co-sponsored by the ALA International Relations Office, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work (FAIC)/ National Heritage Responders (NHR), and the Preservation Administration and Reformatting Section (PARS).


By the end of this preconference, participants will understand how to

  • Increase librarian engagement in disaster response, including recruiting, training and supporting a wider range of responders and response efforts
  • Increase local capacity, including building and supporting local recovery
  • Share information about needs, relief efforts that are underway, resources that are available, and opportunities for collaboration
  • Conduct better disaster coordination such as pooling information and resources to optimize response time, coverage, and effectiveness

Target Audience: Preservation librarians, curators and other cultural stewards interested in disaster preparedness…

The Program Planning Committee invites suggestions for 1) topics to be considered by these groups and 2) would like to hear from any conference attendee who would like to facilitate an Informal Discussion Group or a User Group. The facilitator must be registered for the full conference.

Informal Discussion Groups (formerly known as Networking Nodes) serve to promote discussion among NASIG attendees who have a shared interest in a topic, idea, workflow, or problem. The emphasis of these sessions is open discussion and the generation of new ideas.

User Group meetings and Informal Discussion Groups will take place on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Please Submit your  suggestions or volunteer to lead a group at .

If you have any questions, you can contact the Program Planning Committee chairs at . The deadline for submissions of topics and volunteers is May 1, 2019.

Follow:  #CRLForum_2019


“… The Global Resources Forum, held in conjunction with CRL’s 2019 Council of Voting Members meeting, is a venue for sharing ideas and expertise on the work of academic and independent research libraries, and an opportunity for CRL member institutions to help shape CRL’s programs and strategic agenda.

Live online streaming is available for those not able to attend Forum presentations in person. See the online access option on the registration form…”

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