ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 8/17/19

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Wednesday, August 21, 12:00pm – 4:00 pm (Eastern)

One on-going concern in scholarly communication has to do with publication time lags and ultimately, any delays to research dissemination. How can publishing systems more efficiently support peer-review? How rapidly can a manuscript move from completed draft to the status of preprint to a final version of record? Certainly in recent years, there have been calls for more efficient and more transparent manuscript transfer and exchange. However, ensuring quality of publication has always entailed a certain degree of lag as materials moved through the editorial and production process. This event will examine some of the nuances of the process as well as emerging possibilities for improvement.

A natural follow-up question then would be how best to guard against predatory publishers – those who would seduce researchers into submitting good work to questionable periodicals. No author wants to pay hefty feeds for publication lacking the checks of peer review or editorial oversight. Are whitelists (or conversely, blacklists) the right approach in guiding researchers to the best journals for their scholarly output? What about badges for publications (whether in traditional formats or not)? Or will such protective approaches simply expand existing issues associated with regard to metrics for use in gauging impact and/or reach?

Confirmed speakers for this event include: Kent Anderson, Founder, Caldera Associates; Brian Cody, Co-Founder and CEO, and Danielle Padula, Community Development Manager, Scholastica; Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, Senior Editor, Nature Human Behaviors, Springer Nature; Sally Ubnoske, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Aries Systems, Sarah J. Koechlein, Head of Resource Access, James Madison University, and Andrew Smeall, Chief Digital Officer, Hindawi.

Here’s what some of these speakers will be addressing:

Collection Strategies: Determining the Best for Your Research Community

As the electronic journal landscape changes, approaches to assessment and evaluation tools must change as well. This presentation provides context for current models for acquiring and accessing journal content in libraries, from big deal to open access…

Quality Indicators of Scholarly Publications

How do professional editors add to the quality of the work they publish? This talk will describe how editors at the Nature journals filter, enhance, and amplify the content that passes through their hands. I will go through the way in which we select papers, how they are peer reviewed, and the methods and criteria we use to ensure that the research is robust and reliable…

For more information, including a preliminary agenda, visit the NISO website here.


28 August, 2019; 8:30 – 9:30 AM (EDT)

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In this increasingly complex and interconnected global scientific ecosystem, Open Science aims to make knowledgetransparent and accessible using digital technologies, collaborative networks, and tools. Researchers need to apply the principles of openness to all the stages of their research cycle as a step forward towards Open Science to increase openness, integrity, collaboration, and reproducibility in scholarly research.  This webinar will give a detailed overview of the concept of Open Science and its fundamental aspects like Open Access, Open Data etc. It will also highlight how researchers can contribute to Open Science by sharing all their research outputs, resources, methods, or tools openly.

After this webinar, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  1. Overview and importance of Open Science
  2. Awareness regarding Open Access publishing
  3. The significance of Open Data sharing
  4. Understanding the importance of self-archiving in Open Repositories
  5. Insights into Open Peer Review and Open Licensing
  6. Summary of Open Source and Open Education Resources
  7. A brief outline of cOAlition S and Plan S

About the Speaker

Dr. Fiona Murphy

Owner of Murphy Mitchell Consulting Ltd.
Publishing and Training Consultant, Enago Academy…”

Wednesday 20 November, Online  
Early Bird rates for members – book by 13 September

This online course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice for anyone involved with international digital and in print copyright issues. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organization’s contracts and licences.


  • What exactly is copyright: who owns it and who can enforce it?
  • Moral rights: what they are and how they affect publishers
  • International copyright framework: how it all fits
  • Managing permissions: what to ask and what to record
  • When you don’t need permission: ‘Fair dealing’ and ‘Fair use’ provisions
  • Making permissions easier: blanket licences, bilateral agreements and outsourcing
  • Introduction to Creative Commons and other online licences.


  • Pre-course reading/exercises
  • Comprehensive delegate pack
  • One and a half hour interactive online workshop
  • Post course exercises marked by our tutor
  • 48  hour email follow up with the tutor
  • Certificate on completion of all elements.

What will you learn?
Understand the principles of copyright and how it works in an international digital and print environment; ensure that the moral rights of creators are upheld; understand permission systems and best use of Reproduction Rights Organizations (RROs) and outsourcing; understand the basics of online licensing in an open access or subscription-based environment.

Delegate comments:

“Thanks for running a great training course on Copyright. I wasn’t expecting it to be so interesting! It was really fascinating and I enjoyed it.” Anon

“Course tutors extremely knowledgeable and approachable. I’ve left the course feeling well informed and confident.” Laura Longworth, Channel View Publications


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