ATG Conference, Meetings & Webinars 7/21/20

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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 4: August 17 – September 25

This six-week course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata, including:

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata
  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema
  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies
  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation
  • Metadata project design


  • Gretchen Gueguen, Digital Projects and Communications Manager at PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.)
  • Jennifer Roper, Director, Digital Strategies, University of Virginia Library
  • Marcia Barrett, Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian at University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Maggie Dull, Head of Metadata Strategies, University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.


$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete the online form or register by mail.

Society for Scholarly Publishing Webinars
  • SSP Webinar – “The Future of Preprints: Coronavirus as a Case Study”
    September 22, 2020 | 11:00 am EDT
    In light of the global crisis, researchers are posting preprints in more disciplines than ever before. What are the benefits of sharing early-stage research? What are the risks, and are there ways to mitigate them? This panel will use COVID-19 preprints as a case study to explore these issues.


New Directions in Scholarly Publishing: Community, Collaboration, and Crisis (Society for Scholarly Publishing Seminar)

Date: September 30, 2020 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
Date: October 1, 2020 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

The 2020 SSP New Directions Seminar in Scholarly Publishing will explore important new ways in which publishers and industry leaders can continue to support academic peer-reviewed research and the entire academic publishing ecosystem, especially in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Scholarly publishing directly influences continued academic research, research funding, the validation of critical research, and the careers of academic researchers as we navigate a new normal. This seminar will present dynamic panel discussions, fireside chats, influential keynote speakers and more, with a focus on new ways to develop and support researchers and their institutions around the world. 

Dynamic and interactive sessions will allow for lively discussion and debate surrounding some of the most talked-about enterprises in the field—from the emerging use and policing of preprints, to the changing ways academic publishing is accomplished after a global pandemic forces us all to shift gears. 

The seminar will be an essential resource for all levels of academic publishing professionals, librarians, researchers, academicians, industry leaders, and corporate-level executives that work within the academic publishing arena, and will provide a necessary platform of solidarity as we move forward together to define and develop important new directions in scholarly publishing.   


Early registration deadline is August 31, 2020

Core Virtual Forum is excited to announce our 2020 Keynote Speakers!

According to the LITA BLog “Core Virtual Forum welcome … 2020 Keynote speakers, Dr. Meredith D. Clark and Sofia Leung!

Both speakers embody our theme in leading through their ideas and are catalysts for change to empower our community and move the library profession forward.

Dr. Clark is a journalist and Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is Academic Lead for Documenting the Now II, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dr. Clark develops new scholarship on teaching students about digital archiving and community-based archives from a media studies perspective. She will be a 2020-2021 fellow with Data & Society. She is a faculty affiliate at the Center on Digital Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania. And, she sits on the advisory boards for Project Information Literacy, and for the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies at New York University. Clark is an in-demand media consultant for diversity, ethnicity, and inclusion.

Sofia Leung is a librarian, facilitator, and educator offering tailored workshops, trainings, consultations, coaching & collaborations that employ anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks. 

She is currently an editor for the We Here publication, up//root, and a facilitator for the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Immersion Program. Sofia is co-editing a book on Critical Race Theory in Library and Information Studies to be published by the MIT Press in 2021.

Mark November 18th and 20th on your calendar to hear these great speakers at the 2020 Core Virtual Forum 2020! Keep an eye out for registration and schedule coming soon.

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