ALA TechSource Workshop: Getting Started with Open Access - 15 Jan 2014 In this workshop, Emily Puckett Rodgers, special projects librarian for the Operations, Research and Learning and Teaching units at the University of Michigan Library, and Meredith Kahn, publishing services and outreach librarian at the University of Michigan Library, will provide the participants with tools, techniques, and advice on how to successfully engage with emerging open publishing practices in their own library. This is an online event hosted through Webex.
ALCTS/bepress Midwinter symposium: Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research - 24 Jan 2014 In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to expand public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research. Several means of addressing this mandate, including SHARE (offered by the ARL, AAU, and APLU) and CHORUS (offered by the AAP), have been proposed. This Midwinter Symposium, co-presented by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and bepress Digital Commons, offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organisation, delivery and preservation of federally funded research.
ARL and Ithaka S+R offers free web seminar on report, Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections - 31 Jan 2014 ARL and Ithaka S+R are offering a free web seminar, which will bring together leaders of seven of the eight cases profiled in the recently published study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections, to share lessons from their own experience in developing and supporting their digital resources. In this interactive session, project leaders and team members will discuss the strategies they have employed to build the audience, infrastructure, and funding models necessary to maintain and grow their digital collections for the long term.