ATG Conferences, Meeting and Webinars 8/5/20

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Call for Papers: Medical Heritage Library Conference 2020

 Date: Friday, November 13, 2020

The Medical Heritage Library is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020.  The Medical Heritage Library is a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries. The conference seeks to highlight research, teaching, and learning outcomes for our open-access collection of texts, films, images, and audio material in medical and health sciences and related subject matter. These materials represent a wide range of historical periods, linguistic traditions, and scientific cultures, and we encourage proposals that reflect the scope of our medical heritage collections. We seek to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones with scholars, educators, and allied health professionals, in medical humanities, digital humanities, library and information science, medical history, art history, critical race studies, cultural studies, disability studies, philosophy, and bioethics.  

We invite proposals on a range of topics related to our collections, including, but not limited to: …

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Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and the Academic Library

Dates: Thursday, 8/6/2020 – Thursday, 9/3/2020 [show times]

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) is a rapidly developing field, with an increasing interest among educators. Its recent popularity requires respective attention to the organization of the introduction, maintenance, and services to the campus constituency.

In this 4-week web course, you’ll learn a hands-on approach in guiding through the pragmatics of selecting the tools and organizing the service both novices and intermediate virtual reality users. Dr. Plamen Miltenoff and Mark Gill offer the combined expertise of a librarian with a background in technology services and a director of a development lab for VR with years of experience in developing VR related services for the campus and the library. Throughout the course, you will learn practical information how to evaluate faculty and student requests and assist faculty in developing appropriate curriculum plan to integrate VR technologies.

This is a blended format web course:

Throughout the course, you will have the chance to participate in 4 separate live webinar lectures, one per week. The live events will take place on Thursday, August 6, Thursday, August 13, Thursday, August 27, and Thursday, September 3 at 1:00 pm Central time.(NO class on Thursday, August 20) The webinars will be recorded and distributed through the web course platform for asynchronous participation for those who cannot attend the live events. The web course space will also contain the exercises and discussions for the course.

Learning Outcomes

Learning objectives for this program include:

  • Obtain working knowledge to identify XR tools suitable for their institution.
  • Develop a plan to improve existing XR services for their institution.
  • Obtain working knowledge about the development of XR-suitable content and support faculty and students in their academic use of XR technologies…”

Webinar Video: Open Science Skilling & Training Programmes Across Europe (via LIBER) 

From 2018-2020, LIBER’s Working Group on Digital Skills surveyed and interviewed colleagues across Europe to identify examples of good practice in Open Science skilling and training programmes. The case reviews have been gathered and published on Zenodo and highlight the many different approaches taken to Open Science upskilling across Europe. The case studies describe the aims of the training programmes, the audiences, skills prioritised, impact, learning and challenges.

This webinar provides an entry point to these case studies by showcasing a small selection from Denmark and Luxembourg. These skilling and training programmes provide a wealth of information and allow knowledge exchange on different approaches to Open Science skilling. Each speaker briefly describes their Open Science programme and reflects on the successes and challenges they encountered along the way.

During the webinar, participants:

• Discover a range of Open Science skilling training programmes across Europe
• Gain ideas and inspiration on developing OS skilling initiatives in their own organisations
• Discover some of the challenges when setting up OS skilling initiatives..

(Click here to view the LIBER Webinar: Open Science Skilling & Training Programmes Across Europe)

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers – Virtual classroom – 9 & 10 November

The course will be delivered in two sessions on 9 & 10 November at the following times: 9:00-12:00 EST (New York), 14:00-17:00 GMT (UK), 15:00-18:00 CET (Central Europe)

This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including acquisition and portfolio development. The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators.


  • The big picture: globalization; of research and publishing; access models – the implications of repositories and different systems; the influence of non-traditional publishers – removing the middleman? Data and journals – pressure to include and exclude; technology; innovation and new services – who is pushing whom
  • Partnerships and collaboration: contracts, implications, advantages and disadvantages
  • Building on strengths and weaknesses: how to identify and resolve weaknesses before they become problematic
  • Journal development strategies: list management and title management, new titles – acquiring and launching, closing and selling journals
  • Using development to build strategic success: objectives and plans, identifying and bidding for new journals.

What will you learn?

How to propose longer-term strategies for developing your organization’s journals – including plans and proposals to develop existing titles and for acquisitions and new launches.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at delegates who have experience of managing and developing journals and are looking for a more senior workshop that will examine wider strategic decisions. Delegates will ideally have already taken the ALPSP Journal Development 1 course, although this is not essential.

Course tutors

  • Vicky Johnson, Editorial Director, Wiley

Vicky has over 15 years’ experience in academic publishing. She leads a large and diverse team focused on life science journals.

  • Duncan Nicholas, Director, DN Journal Publishing Services | Vice President, EASE

Duncan provides independent editorial consultancy and training courses to publishers, researchers and the wider scholarly community.

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