ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 1/6/20

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Upcoming ALCTS Webinars
Topic Date Presented by
Space Crunch: Tips for Downsizing a Print Collection February 5 Jennifer Walker
BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress February 12 Judith Cannan and Sally McCallum
Metadata Enriching and Discovery February 19 Getaneh Alemu
Intro to Managing Serials w/ Net Cost per Paid Use February 26 Dr. Heather Piwowar
How to Calculate OA APC Spend for Your University March 4 Dr. Heather Piwowar
Advocacy: How to Win Colleagues & Influence Vendors March 18 Stephanie Church, Anne Kumer, and Shelby Stuart
Creating eResource Training for Non-Technical Staff April 1 Eva Jurczyk

NISO Plus Conference — Early Bird Registration Closes Soon!

If you haven’t already registered for the new NISO Plus conference, now’s your last chance to do so at the early bird registration rate (good through January 15)!

NISO Plus 2020, which will be held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD on February 23-25, is shaping up to be an unmissable event, featuring:

  • Keynotes by industry leaders Amy Brand (Director, The MIT Press) and danah boyd (Partner Researcher, Microsoft Research and Founder/President, Data & Society) 
  • An in-depth video conversation between James G Neal, winner of the 2020 Miles Conrad Award, Todd Carpenter (NISO’s Executive Director), and Deanna Marcum (former NFAIS Chair and a previous Miles Conrad awardee)
  • NFAIS Foresight sessions, where you can engage directly with strategic decision-makers about what the future holds for the information community and agree next steps for moving forward
  • The NISO Now track, where experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing us now, and invite you to join their conversation
  • Practical sessions on everything from how to engage with NISO to updates on new and upcoming standards and best practices, including an opportunity to “ask the experts” about key topics such as metadata
  • Lightning talks followed by discussion — if you’ve got news about a tool or service, ideas for a new standard or best practice, or any other information-related topics, this is your chance to share it!

There’s lots more information on the NISO Plus website, including speaker information and the schedule — in an easy-to-use interactive format — so please check it out, and  sign up now to take advantage of the early bird registration, available through January 15. 

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generous support, without which NISO Plus would not be possible. You’ll hear more about them at the conference and, in the meantime, there’s a full list on our website

We hope to see you in Baltimore in February!

The Library Collective Annual Gathering


The Collective is a conference-like coming together of next-generation librarians but without all the things that make regular conferences suck.


  1. EVEN FOOTING: Everyone who attends is an active participant and pays an equally low registration fee. Celebrity culture is for tabloids, not conferences. 
  2. ACTIVE LEARNING: We emphasize skill-building, tangible takeaways, and networking. No “CV filler” or“sage on a stage” presentations here!
  3. LOW COST: Designed for affordability, those within driving distance of Knoxville should be able to cover all associated costs of attendance for around $500.
  4. PARTNERSHIPS, NOT SALES: We think developing relationships with vendors is far more effective than hard sales, so we program real discussions rather than sales pitches.
  5. PRACTITIONER-FOCUSED: While administrators can certainly bring a wealth of knowledge and level of expertise, we believe that the ratio of admins to front-line workers should be reflective of the real-world landscape. 
  6. NON-PROFIT: Our event is put on by volunteers who give their time in service to the profession. We do not profit off of registration fees; in fact, attendance costs are subsidized for all participants thanks to our hard fundraising work. 

Computational archival science (CAS) symposium


King’s College London’s Department of Digital Humanities, together with The National Archives UK, the Digital Curation Innovation Center at the University of Maryland iSchool, and the Maryland State Archives in the US, were awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council one-year International Research Networking grant for UK-US Collaborations in Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions, running from 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2020…

About the Event

In collaboration with the Humanities and Data Science Turing Interest Group, the final event of the CAS Network will take place at The Alan Turing Institute on 20 January 2020.

By bringing together experts from various disciplines and backgrounds, this closing event of the Network aims to explore and discuss why, and how to best, integrate computational thinking into archival theory and practice.

The event will include a keynote speech, short talks and panel discussions where experts will be encouraged to share knowledge, exchange ideas and explore common interests and challenges. The investigators of the Network will present the first outputs of the collaboration and discuss next steps.

For more information about the CAS Network and its activities, you can visit the network’s page at

For more information about the Humanities and Data Science interest group at The Alan Turing Institute, visit

Tweet us at: @UkNatArcRes @EGoudarouli @kingsdh #DataAtTheArchives

ETD2020 (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) Conference

When: November 2020
Where: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Our theme, ‘Discovery, data, and dates’ is a reflection of our interest in the enhancement of discovery of research through digital repositories, access to data from around the world and how the Networked Digital Libraries of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) have contributed to research over time, and a light-hearted reference to our location in the home of research into date palms.

The conference will be held at the United Arab Emirates University campus in the oasis city of Al Ain, within the Abu Dhabi Emirate of the UAE and we look forward to welcome you as researchers, librarians, archivists, open access advocates and industry representatives to this exotic location at a time of the year when the weather is perfect!

Dates: 16-18 November 2020 

Location: The state-of-the-art campus of the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. 

First in the region

NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). We support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide.

See the web site for details and background of the NDLTD organisation which was established in 1998 and has since held international conferences in the US, Europe, Oceana, Africa and Asia.

Report. Regional Conference Hosted by Qatar National Library Highlights Importance of Documentary Heritage Preservation and Protection in the Arab Region

Citing UNESCO, infoDOCKET reports that “Around 120 representatives from libraries and memory institutions from across the Middle East and North Africa joined international experts to discuss key issues relating to documentary heritage preservation in the region at a high-level conference, which was jointly organized by UNESCO Cluster Office for the Gulf States and Yemen and Qatar National Library on 1 and 2 December 2019.

One of the outcomes of the conference was the agreement among participants to launch a “Declaration to Support Preservation of Documentary Heritage in the Arab Region” calling for action on all levels to raise the standards of conservation and care of documentary heritage based on regional and global best practices.

Delegates from institutions in Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen agreed to seize the opportunities presented by digital technologies to support access, use and preservation of the region’s rich heritage. The Declaration also highlighted the need to advance an international legal instrument on preservation and access at the World Intellectual Property Organization, setting minimum standards in a digital age and enabling cross-border collaboration and exchange.

Christine Mackenzie, President of IFLA, added: “Culture is a basic need and a community thrives through its cultural heritage; it dies without it. This conference has been so important, and we heard so many stories of really terrible things that are happening to documentary heritage. It is extremely important for us to hold such events to help preserve our cultural heritage.”

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