ATG Conferences, Meetings and Webinars 9/3/20

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Demonstrating the Return On Investment: The Library’s Role and Contribution (NISO Webinar)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Assessment practices can be used by libraries to demonstrate to administrators and key decision-makers the return on investment from the services they offer. They can help show that, rather than being a drain on institutional resources, the library is a cost-effective and impactful part of an institution’s educational offering. 

This Roundtable event will focus on how assessment exercises are critical to helping position the library in this way, and on effectively presenting the data generated by the assessment to those passing judgement. The panel will address questions such as: How can you show that library initiatives are aligned with institutional goals? How effectively is the library allocating its space in serving students and faculty? How much is being spent on licensed content, and are those resources being used? 

Librarians and library vendors, administrators, and publishers alike will benefit from a better understanding of how and why to demonstrate the ROI of a library.   

Confirmed speakers for this event, among others, include Karen Schneider, Dean of the Library, Sonoma State, Denise Stephens, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Washington University at St. Louis, Diane Bruxvoort, Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas, Courtney L. Young, University Librarian, Colgate University, and Thomas Wall, University Librarian, Boston College.

NOTE: ALL members of NISO automatically receive sign-on credentials for both parts of this event as a member benefit. There is no need to register separately. Check your institutional membership status here.


Privacy in the Age of Surveillance: Everyone’s Concern (NISO Virtual Conference)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 pm Noon – 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

In an age of networked information platforms, a user’s activity is traced automatically and frequently without much system transparency. Does that necessarily constitute surveillance of the user? Depending upon the geographic location, camera and satellite monitoring are ubiquitous. Why shouldn’t data sensors help administrators improve traffic flow? Why should we hesitate to gather and use data in resolving big and small issues in society?  Vendors want to improve the user experience; studying user data allows that. Even in the library, benign assessment exercises trace patron use of resources or access. Where is the line and how should stakeholders be thinking about the issue?

To what extent are these practices intrusive or threatening to the individual? How transparent are we required to be about systems and practices? This event will feature participation by a variety of community stakeholders considering these and other questions about this sensitive concern.

Confirmed speakers for this event include, Mark Seeley, Principal, SciPubLaw, Dylan Gilbert, Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST, Micah Vandergrift, Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University, Hannah Rainey, Associate Head, Research Engagement, North Carolina State University, Emily Singley, Head of Library Systems, Boston College, Qiana Johnson, Interim AUL for Collection Strategies, Northwestern University, and Todd Digby, Chair, Library Technology Services, University of Florida. 


Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets – Virtual Training  (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers – ALPSP)

Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 December 2020

Times: 09:00-12:00 (EST), 14:00-17:00 (GMT), 15:00-18:00 (CET)

Tutors: Natalina Bertoli, Bertoli Mitchell, Richard Lane, Farrer & Co LLP, Philip Shaw, Bertoli Mitchell

Book by 7 September for Member Early Bird discount! 

This virtual workshop will examine the issues, decisions and legal processes involved in the acquisition and sale of publishing assets and demonstrate how to achieve these as successfully and smoothly as possible. It will focus on asset sales and purchases but will also touch upon the considerations involved in buying or selling a company.


Licensing your Content – Virtual Training  (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers – ALPSP)

Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 December 2020

Times: 09:00-12:00 (EST), 14:00-17:00 (GMT), 15:00-18:00 (CET)

Tutor: Duncan Campbell, Wiley, Marjon Esfandiary, Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS)

Book by 9 September for Member Early Bird discount!

This virtual training course provides an overview of why licensing is needed, how it works in practice, and the key issues to consider when negotiating and agreeing licences. It aims to give delegates a full understanding of the range of license arrangements available and practical guidance in how to manage them

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