ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 1/11/21
Scheduled for Tuesday, January 12 at 12:00pm
Join us for the release of the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2021 which provides new insights into the critical role that research and innovation systems have played in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, from improving our understanding of the disease to the rapid development of vaccines. Drawing on new data across a range of science and innovation policy areas, the report also sheds light on the challenges that innovation systems face amid the current economic crises, and what governments can do to improve their resilience and preparedness for future crises.
On January 12, join OECD iLibrary, the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, and ACRL/Choice for a presentation of the key findings from the new STI Outlook, followed by a conversation with OECD STI Director Andrew Wyckoff and RAND Corporation Senior Policy Researcher Marjory Blumenthal about the implications for research and innovation in the US.
Best Practices in defining a Collection Development Strategy and Evaluating Business Models for eBooks
Sponsored by Springer Nature
Scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 at 11:00am
Hear how to implement cost-effective ebook purchasing options that meet the needs of faculty, researchers and students, and ultimately provide you the control and flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of your end-users at your institution. This webinar will spotlight the evaluation of various business models offered by publishers, which offer a range of options, such as variable concurrent user rates, discovery-related support, ongoing or limited time access models, variations in user allowances, and more.
Join guest librarian speakers Jessica Morales and James Ladwig, both of the University of Notre Dame, and Springer Nature’s Senior eBook Product Manager Wouter van der Velde for talks on best practices in defining a collection development strategy and the evaluation of ebook business models offered by various publishers.
Streamlining Content Platform Migrations: What do librarians need to know and what you can do to help.
Despite the tedious preparation by publishers, vendors, and librarians, content platform migrations are rarely seamless. Due to the complexities involved, a problem-free migration is the exception rather than the norm. The NISO Content Platform Migration Working Group was formed to address these challenges and aims to establish recommended practices and checklists to standardize and improve platform migration processes for all stakeholders involved with online content platforms.
In this webinar, a librarian and a publisher will share their detailed, yet unique experiences on what happens during content platform migrations. These perspectives will review the work and planning required to make these events run as smoothly as possible, and the challenges they face when they don’t. Our publisher-side speaker will describe issues they must consider when their content migrates, such as providing continuous access, persistent linking, communicating with stakeholders, and working with vendors. Our librarian speaker will describe their experience and steps they take during migrations, such as receiving notifications about migrations, identifying affected e-resources, updating local systems to ensure continuous access, and communicating with their front-line staff and patrons. The Working Group Co-Chairs will close by describing the group’s efforts to-date, expected outcomes and call to action for the audience. This is a NISO CPM Working Group, NASIG Standards Committee, and NASIG Continuing Education Committee co-sponsored event
Matthew Ragucci, Associate Product Marketing Director at Wiley, NASIG Standards Committee Chair
Athena Hoeppner, Discovery Services Librarian at University of Central Florida, NISO Content Platform Migration Working Group Co-Chair
Kim Steinle, Library Relations and Sales Manager at Duke University Press, NISO Content Platform Migration Working Group Co-Chair
Registration is free for this event!
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.