The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year! And, for the first time in its history, the event will be completely virtual. Join us next weekend for an interactive, online celebration of American Ingenuity featuring more than 120 authors, poets and illustrators. The festivities will culminate with a PBS television special “The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity,” hosted by Hoda Kotb on Sunday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. ET/PT(check local listings).
Create your FREE account now at loc.gov/bookfest to access on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions during the Festival weekend, Sept. 25 – 27. You’ll have options to personalize your own festival journey with timely topics, and to explore book buying possibilities through the festival’s official bookseller, Politics & Prose.
Date: September 22
Time: 11am – 12pm ET
To celebrate Peer Review Week 2020, Cabells and NISO are co-hosting a free webinar about the importance of standards in building “trust in peer review,” which is this year’s theme. Trust is critical to the whole research process, and peer review is at its heart. Community-developed standards and best practices can help by providing all stakeholders in the process with clear guidelines — technical, workflow, communications, and more. In this webinar, we’ll share three examples of NISO standards and recommended practices that support trustworthy peer review:
- CRediT, the Contributor Roles Taxonomy, which enables recognition for multiple researcher roles, and is currently being formalized as an ANSI/ NISO standard
- JATS4R, which is making releasing its new recommendations for tagging peer review contributions available for public comment during Peer Review Week
- MECA (Manuscript Exchange Common Approach), a recently published recommendation open protocol for the transfer of manuscripts and their reviews within and between systems
- Melissa Harrison, eLife (JATS4R Chair);
- Alison McGonagle O’Connell, Delta Think and O’Connell Consultants (CredIT Co-Chairs);
- Tony Alves, Aries Systems;
- Veronique Kiermer of PLOS.
The webinar will be moderated by Simon Linacre, Director of International Marketing & Development at Cabells.
It’s not about the technology: Librarians and CIOs discuss access to digital resources and services
Date: October 7, 202012:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
Providing secure access on campus to a variety of resources was already complex before the pandemic and the pivot to fully online teaching and research. Librarians and library staff, Chief Information Officers and Chief Information Security Officers all have different aims, priorities and obligations for the technologies and technology integrations that support their communities.
In this online minisymposium, librarians, CIOs, consortial leaders and cybersecurity experts will discuss the issues foremost on their minds from current concerns to future challenges. They will explore the commonalities and differences in their user policies, workflows and user experiences. This shared understanding of higher level concerns can help build bridges and foster practical discussions about applying appropriate technologies.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a broad and deep cross section of experts and practitioners. The panelists welcome librarians and staff from all areas of the library, Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and the publishing community.
Can’t attend live, but still interested in the content? Please register and we’ll send you a link to the recording when it’s available.
Moderators and panelists are listed below and include cybersecurity expert Anita Nikolich, and Librarians and CIOs from major research institutions and library consortia.
(Click here and scroll down the page to see the full program.)…
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.