Jisc has announced details of how to follow its Jisc Digital Festival 2014 online. The Jisc Digital Festival, which will be held in the ICC in Birmingham on March 11-12, 2014, will bring you its highlights, showcasing innovations in higher education (HE), further education (FE) and skills, as well as exploring the future of digital technology from the comfort of your office, home, or on the move.
Online participants will be able to follow the event online thanks to Sonic Foundry's Mediasite software which will stream the keynote speakers and expert presentations from the festival's 'Hangout' area. There is no need for registration. Interested parties may simply visit the live coverage page (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/jisc-digital-festival-2014-11-mar-2014/live-coverage) on the Jisc website to join in on the day.
In addition to the four keynote addresses, the Digital Festival will offer a wide selection of workshops, surgeries, panel discussions, expert speakers and live demonstrations of the latest education technology.
As well as the livestreamed video, there will also be a social media team live-tweeting all keynotes, workshops and expert speakers as well as highlights from the Technology Garden and images from around the site.
For the keynote speakers, follow the @JiscLive Twitter account and for expert speakers, workshops and the Technology Garden check the programme to find out which member of the team to follow. Follow the @Jisc Twitter account for updates on activity from around the site.
The Association of American Publishers has announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will give the keynote speech at the 2014 Association of American Publishers General Annual Meeting, March 19 in New York City. Clinton will address representatives from the 425 member organisations of the largest national trade association for the US book and journal publishing industry.
This year's AAP event, 'The Next Chapter in Protecting IP: Policy, Disruption, Innovation and Sustainability,' will explore critical policy, business and societal issues facing the publishing industry. The day's other speakers, recognised as original voices and influencers in the dialogue around content and technology, are: Rep. Jerrold "Jerry" Nadler (D-NY) - the new ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet; Dr. James McQuivey, Vice President and Principal Media Analyst, Forrester Research; and Jaron Lanier, author, Who Owns the Future? and a thought leader in the juncture of technology, economics and culture.
The General Annual Meeting is produced by AAP for its member organisations. Space is limited for non-members.
Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Dr. George MacKinnon III, in 'Highly Effective Health Care Teams: Maximizing the Role of the Pharmacist in Medication Therapy Management.'
More than one-third of a primary care physician's (PCPs) time is spent on activities related to chronic care management, which often includes managing complex medication regimens that may not be sufficiently addressed in brief medical office visits. However, pharmacists are well-positioned to manage patients' medication regimens in concert with the PCPs. There are multiple models of care where pharmacists are practicing within the full scope of their licensure on healthcare teams where improved patient outcomes have been demonstrated through medication management services. There is more than sufficient empirical evidence to support pharmacists as recognized health care providers both at the state and federal levels as they are well educated and trained to do so.
MacKinnon will help attendees to: describe the benefits and limitations of collaborative practice models in various patient care settings; Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a "pay for performance" model that includes all providers; discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced patient and economic outcomes; describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders; and describe points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to enhance patient outcomes.
Highly Effective Health Care Teams: Maximizing the Role of the Pharmacist in Medication Therapy Management is scheduled for March 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. Interested parties may register for the webinar at www.pharmacyonesource.com/webinars.
Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of knowledge services and a Quatrro Global Services company, has announced that the company will be exhibiting at the upcoming London Book Fair 2014, scheduled to be held from April 8-10, 2014, at Earls Court, London.
Stepping into its 43rd year, London Book Fair is a leading business-to-business exhibition in the publishing industry that attracts over 25,000 global industry professionals. An ideal place to network and learn, it further offers direct access to customers, content and emerging markets.
Scholarly publishers are focusing on providing new knowledge centric products and services that are unique, specific and relevant to the research needs of their user segments. In order to meet the growing need for knowledge services that deliver richer metadata and better discoverability, including semantic enrichment, Scope's team of subject matter experts leverage the company's proprietary knowledge services platforms, including ConSCIse, diSCOver and its semantic engine to enhance content discoverability and semantic enrichment solutions for leading publishers and information providers globally.
To find out more about how Scope's capabilities will benefit your business, visit Stand # Y615 in Earls Court 2. If you would like to book an appointment with team members attending the fair, please contact Vel at email@example.com.
ORCID, a non-profit organisation that provides an open registry of unique identifiers for researchers, has announced that the Spring 2014 ORCID Outreach Meeting and Codefest will be held from May 21-22 in Chicago. The Outreach Meeting will showcase how universities and professional societies are incorporating ORCID into their workflows and systems, including institutional repositories, researcher information systems, membership and access management, and more.
ORCID Adoption and Integration Program partner organisations will share their experiences and demonstrate their integrations. Technical developers are invited to participate in a Codefest, to collaborate with the ORCID team to create new ORCID mashups. The Outreach Meeting and Codefest are free but space is limited.
The Spring 2014 Outreach Meeting will focus on ORCID adoption and integration in the university community. Outreach and engagement programs, successful efforts to create ORCID records for faculty and students, and embedding of ORCID idenifiers in a variety of university systems will be showcased. University administrators, research officers, CIOs, CTOs, graduate deans, librarians, and technical developers are encouraged to attend to meet colleagues and learn how to benefit from integration of ORCID identifiers.
The first day will feature presentations from universities that are incorporating ORCID identifiers into their researcher information and personnel systems, repositories, and thesis deposit workflows. Professional associations will demonstrate how they have been integrating ORCID identifiers into their publications systems, membership renewal processes, and other workflows. ORCID staff will provide an international overview of ORCID outreach and integration, and review new features and plans for 2014.
The second morning will focus on the creation of ORCID identifiers by universities. Differences in institutional culture necessitate a locally relevant approach to integration of ORCID identifiers, and institutional leaders will share their approaches to policy considerations, decision-making, business planning, and communications strategies. The meeting will conclude with technical demonstrations.
The ORCID Codefest 2014 will take place concurrently with the Outreach Meeting. The Codefest offers technical developers a chance to meet the ORCID technical team, learn about development resources, and collaborate to create new tools that leverage ORCID identifiers. CodeFest projects will be presented on the second day of the meeting, and participants will have the opportunity to vote for the best new project. Prizes will be awarded!
ORCID outreach meetings are free and open to the community. Complete program information and registration is available online at http://orcid.org/about/events/Chicago2014. Virtual participation is also available for those who can't make it to Chicago.