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Digital Science and ÜberResearch to sponsor ORCID's next Outreach Meeting: Research Without Borders
- 26 Sep 2016

Digital Science and ÜberResearch will be sponsoring ORCID's next Outreach Meeting. The theme of the meeting is, 'Research Without Borders.'

The event is scheduled for October 5, 2016, at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005, United States. Registration is free, but places are limited.

With the help of a distinguished Program Committee, ORCID is planning an eclectic mix of events including demos of ORCID integrations across all sectors. Ashlea Higgs, co-founder of ÜberResearch, will be presenting ORCID's integration with Dimensions in the form of a lightning talk - a demonstration lasting no more than five minutes.

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EBSCO offers five scholarships to attend 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting
- 21 Sep 2016

The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from January 20 - 24, 2017.

Each scholarship will provide up to $1,500 to defray the cost of conference registration, travel and expenses. One of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship recipients will be honoured by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 22.

The application deadline is November 2, 2016, and entries will be judged by a jury designated by ALA. Candidates must submit an essay that answers the questions: What will be the next game changer(s) for your library? How will your attendance at ALA Midwinter 2017 help you to contribute to the future of your library and libraries overall?

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OCLC WMS global user community gathers in Dublin to discuss best practices and share experiences
- 20 Sep 2016

More than 120 library professionals from around the world are meeting at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, to offer best practices and discuss their experiences with WorldShare Management Services (WMS), the cloud based cooperative library management system.

The first-ever OCLC WMS Global Community&User Group Meeting, September 19-20, is an opportunity for WMS users worldwide to share insights, workflows and enhancement ideas with library peers and with OCLC product management and development teams.

Since the introduction of WMS five years ago, more than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents-Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America-have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system. Librarians from Australia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands are participating in this global meeting.

WMS users have been gathering since 2013 at more than a dozen regional meetings hosted by WMS community libraries. This is the first time users have gathered in one place-at OCLC in Dublin-for a global community meeting.

Nearly 50 presenters and panelists will be actively sharing insights in multiple community-led tracks with meeting participants-along with OCLC product, support and development staff-setting a new standard for community collaboration.

The WMS Community Leadership Planning Team was instrumental in arranging this event. The team is comprised of: Noah Brubaker, PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana); Katy Gabrio, Macalester College; Jackie DeLong, Radford University; Michael Winecoff, University of North Carolina Charlotte; and Helene Blowers, OCLC.

WorldShare Management Services is the complete, cloud-based library management system that offers the applications needed to manage a library, including Acquisitions, Circulation, Metadata, Resource Sharing, License Management and a single-search Discovery interface for library users. WMS also includes a range of Reports that help libraries understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

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Society for Scholarly Publishing announces three engaging seminars for scholarly communication professionals
- 20 Sep 2016

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will offer three engaging seminars for scholarly communication professionals. These events will be held at the American Geophysical Union in Washington, DC, October 4-5.

On October 4, a full-day seminar titled, Develop Somebody-Even Yourself: Mentorship, Career Development and Networking will address mentorship, career development and networking. This seminar is ideal for professionals at any level of their career and will explore the interconnected world of mentoring, career advancement, and networking from folks who have experienced this world firsthand. The life cycle of mentorship will examine mentoring benefits at all levels from early career to expert. Advancing your career through mentorship will look at particular types of mentoring schemes from women mentoring other women to those seeking advice to jumpstart their career after a break to those seeking to change departments or roles. In creating a corporate culture of mentorship, attendees will learn what organizations are doing to foster a mentoring environment and how these contrast with external mentoring schemes. Networking tips from industry veterans will equip attendees with actionable steps to build and utilize their networks.

On October 5, a half-day morning seminar, A How to Guide: Successfully Executing an RFP Process, will offer practical advice for navigating the RFP process. In this seminar, attendees will hear from a group of panelists who have mastered the RFP process. From the nascent stages of deciding what help is needed, to marshaling support, identifying candidates, and making a decision, speakers will share their experience and expertise in finding the best solution for the problem at hand.

During the afternoon of October 5, attendees will hear from industry experts about How the New Scholarly Infrastructure is Connecting People, Places and Things. Today, modern scholars augment the version of record with all manner of content, including structured and unstructured data files, audio, video outputs and many other types of digital artifacts. As content becomes spread across multiple platforms, an infrastructure is necessary to provide robust and persistent linking between related objects. During this seminar, attendees will learn about current efforts to create such an infrastructure. The seminar will explore the current use cases of these technologies, and their challenges, help attendees understand what they need to be doing to support their end-users and look to the future to try to predict what's next.

Interested parties may visit https://www.sspnet.org/events/seminars/ for more information, including speaker line up, and to register for the SSP Fall Seminars.

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Cambridge University Press announce participation in Peer Review Week
- 19 Sep 2016

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press has announced its participation in Peer Review Week - an annual event to recognise and highlight the essential work done by peer reviewers. Throughout this week Cambridge wants to acknowledge the time and effort required for peer review and the value the peer review process adds to the validity and growth of research.

The week runs from September 19-23, 2016, and individuals, institutions, societies, and journals are coming together to celebrate and salute peer reviewers and communicate that good peer review is critical to scholarly communication.

This year's theme is 'Recognition for Review' and will explore all aspects of how those participating in review activity - in publishing, grant review, conference submissions, promotion and tenure, and more - should be recognised for their contribution.

Cambridge has also teamed up with Publons, who work with the world's top publishers to verify and showcase peer review contributions in journals, to support the Sentinels of Science awards, which will reward top peer reviewers for their work. Winners will receive special acknowledgement and endorsement, signifying their commitment to the peer review process.

Prominent Cambridge authors including Michael Alvarez and Martin Eve will also be offering exciting blog posts throughout the week, while Cambridge editors will give insider publishing tips. Other activity includes the launch of 3 new Author Hub guides supporting authors on best practice in Peer Review across Books, Journals, and via Publons. These guides can be accessed at www.cambridge.org/authorhub.

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