ATG Conference, Meetings, Webinars 2/5/2020

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2020 SSP Webinar: Engaging Early Career Researchers

Engaging Early Career Researchers

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:00 am EST

You want to encourage and support early career researchers, but which initiatives will work best for your authors – and your budget? In this webinar, we’ll hear from a number of organizations that have built successful ECR programs, exploring how they developed their strategies, the decisions and metrics that drive a successful program, and the data that underpins it all. 


Kirsten Ronald, Marketing Analyst, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Kirsten Ronald is the Marketing Analyst at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), where she uses data to drive marketing and business strategy. Prior to joining PNAS in 2018, she held multiple roles at ecommerce startups, including marketing, analytics, sales operations, and anything else that needed doing. She holds a PhD in American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Lynnee Argabright, Masters Student in Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lynnee Argabright is a second year MSIS student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a 2019-2020 SSP Fellow. She works as a graduate student Research Assistant in UNC’s Scholarly Communications department of the University Libraries, developing and instructing workshop curriculum and planning Open Access Week events to build campus awareness of publishing models, author rights, and institutional repository dissemination. Having previously worked in various university presses, she is interested in bridging insights between faculty, libraries, and publishers to support the scholarly ecosystem.


Lisa Jarvis, Senior Correspondent, C&EN
Lisa Jarvis is a Senior Correspondent at C&EN, the news magazine of the American Chemical Society, with 15 years of experience covering the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She writes and edits feature articles that weave together the business and science of developing drugs, with a particular interest in rare diseases, innovative models for drug discovery, and emerging technologies.

Dana Compton, Editorial Director, American Society of Civil Engineers; President, Council of Science Editors
Dana Compton is Editorial Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), with responsibility for its journals and books publishing programs. She is also currently serving as CSE President for the 2019-2020 year. Prior to joining ASCE in 2018, Dana was a Senior Consulting Associate with KWF Consulting, working with society and other clients to develop strategies around scholarly content; served as Publication Director at PNAS; and held production positions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Thompson Publishing Group.

Katrine Sundsbo, Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager, Library Services, University of Essex
Katrine Sundsbo is the Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager at the University of Essex. Her role includes publishing, open access, copyright and metrics, and providing good practice guidance around these topics. She also provides support via workshops, training sessions and one-to-ones for academic staff, professional services staff and research students. Katrine has been a part of NEwComERs (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers) since it was established in 2017 and has a focus on supporting early career researchers as a part of her role. In October 2018 she created the Open Access Escape Room, and in the following year a workshop version was created. In collaboration with Hannah Pyman, she has also developed a game around Copyright called Copyright dough. 

Tajendra Vir Singh, Chief Computational Scientist, UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education
Tajendra Vir Singh is the Chief Computational Scientist at UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE). He leads IDRE’s significant research projects related to Advanced Computing and manages its outreach and training activities to promote the usage of Advanced Computing and interdisciplinary collaborations among researchers. He is also UCLA’s XSEDE champion and helps researchers in getting free allocations on large-scale computing resources at leadership-class computing facilities. With an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management (2019) and Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD in 1993), he is skilled in Management, Strategy, Data Center Operations, Advanced Cyber-Infrastructure, Big Data, Algorithms, and Distributed Computing. His career before UCLA-IDRE includes a progressive experience with lead organizations including Broadwing Communications, UMN’s Department of Computer Science, Silicon Graphics, Cray Research, Center for Development of Advanced Computation Pune (C-DAC), and IIT Delhi.

Webinar Registration Pricing:

SSP Member Registration- $50 
Non-member Registration – $75 
AUPresses, NASIG, NISO, LPC, ACSE Registration – $60

ALCTS – Intro to Managing Serials with Net Cost Per Paid Use

Wednesday, 2/26/2020

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar will introduce a new metric for evaluating the cost effectiveness of Serials: Net Cost Per Paid Use (NCPPU). NCPPU goes beyond the standard Cost Per Use calculation to exclude free content (OA and back catalog), incorporate ILL costs, and value citation and authorship.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  • understand what net cost per paid use (NCPPU) is
  • understand the pros and cons of using NCPPU instead of the more common Cost Per Use for managing serials
  • be able to calculate NCPPU for their institution

Who Should Attend

Academic librarians looking to improve the evaluation of their serials, either with an eye to saving money (by unsubscribing from journals which aren’t cost effective) or regaining control of their budgets


Dr. Heather Piwowar is a cofounder of Our Research, the nonprofit behind Unpaywall. Unpaywall powers the Open Access links in major discovery systems (Scopus, Web of Science) and the free browser extension used by more than 250,000 people worldwide. Heather got her bachelors and masters at MIT, worked as a computer programmer for 10 years, went back to school for her Ph.D, and has been an advocate for open science ever since.


Join University of San Diego’s Copley Library for the Seventh Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium on April 27-28, 2020. We will be welcoming keynote speakers Reggie Raju (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and Arianna Becerril-Garcia (Redalyc).

Registration is now open at:

Special Symposium rates can be found at the following hotels:

The Dana on Mission Bay
1710 W. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
800-445-3339 or 619-222-6440; online reservations here

Days Inn
543 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Reservations Department: 619-297-8800 or 800-227-4743 …

Best Western Plus La Hacienda Hotel Old Town
4014 Harney Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619-298-4707 …

Travel to USD
The Symposium will be held at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice located just southwest of Copley Library.
Driving Directions

Daily rates for parking in the USD West Parking Structure are $8.00. Trams travel regularly from the Parking Structure to KIPJ and Copley Library. Parking passes can be purchased in parking structure kiosks or via the Whoosh! App. For additional parking information please visit Parking Services.

Other Transportation Options
Those using public transportation, or staying at the Best Western Plus La Hacienda Hotel Old Town, can ride the USD tram from the Old Town Transit Center for free. These trams run roughly every half hour from 6:45 to 9:45 AM and from 3 PM to 7:30 PM. For more tram information and maps, please visit USD Tram Services. …

Contact Information

Comments, questions, and requests for more information should be directed to Cindy Espineli at [email protected].

Presentation Slides – “Archives, Access and AI” conference

Missed the “Archives, Access and AI” conference #ArAcAi in mid-January? Here is a video of the opening keynote and the slides shared by our very generous presenters:

Keynote Speech, Josh Schneider “Archives, Access and AI” conference

Presentation Slides

1. “Born Digital Accessioning, Processing and Access at Yale University Libraries
Speakers: Alice Prael and Jonathan Manton

2. “The Role of AI in the Digital Photoarchive
Speaker: Ellen Prokop

3. “Durable Access To Book Historical Data
Speaker: Peter Verhaar

4. “The Problem of Access: Prototyping a Researcher Dashboard for the UK Government Web Archive
Speakers: Mark Bell, Jane Winters and Tom Storrar

5. “Understanding Sensitivity: A First Step Towards Automating Sensitivity Review
Speaker: Rebecca Oliva

6. “The Voice of Time
Speaker: Michael Falk

7. “Machine Learning and the Workflow of Enrichment
Speaker: Tobias Hodel

8. “Socializing the Archive
Speaker: Marco Scotti

9. “NLP and Machine Learning for Selection and Appraisal: Review, Appraisal and Triage of Mail
Speaker: Christopher (Cal) Lee

10. “Spotting Clouds on the Horizon: User-Centric Evaluation after the Digital Archival Turn
Speaker: Paul Gooding

11. “The Mechanical Turk Phantoms
Speaker: Liviu Pop

Last but not least: William Kilbride published his contribution as a blog post: “Nothing About Us Without Us,” available on the DPC website.

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