April 29, 2017


Library Journal‘s dynamic and informative webcasts span a wide spectrum of topics and audiences to help viewers improve their libraries, build collections and better service patrons. We cover a wide range of topics including collection development, technology, publishing and author interviews and each webcast is available free for both live and archive viewing. Our webcast presentations are so popular that in a recent survey, 99% of attendees enjoyed receiving information in this format and 72% of respondents have recommended our webcasts to colleagues.

What Is the Impact of Video?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Join us on this webinar as we present Alexander Street’s recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek librarians’ further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.
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Essential Techniques for Life Science Research

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Successful life sciences and biomedical innovation follows a cycle of discovery, protection and commercialization. Without these three phases, a brilliant idea will never be more than a brilliant idea. Nigel Robinson, Director, Content Management at Clarivate Analytics will share techniques for life science research with BIOSIS® Previews.
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An Inside Look at the New App for Audiobooks, Magazines and eBooks!

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Recorded Books is giving librarians a comprehensive walk-through of the new RBdigital app. The webinar, featuring a Q&A session with RBdigital product manager Brad Gray, is ideal both for customers making the transition to the new app and for customers interested in an overview of all of the app’s exciting new features.
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2017 Library Journal Serials Pricing Article

Since 1993, the annual Library Journal serials pricing article has been a trusted tool in library budget forecasting as well as a key benchmark for evaluating current funding. Join this webinar as authors of the 2017 article share their methodology for gathering the data and writing the article and discuss how the statistics and trends identified in the article may be applied in your library.
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Open Access: Advocating for Change

Join this webcast to gain insight and perspective from our experts on the barriers and common misconceptions about OA, and offer some strategic and practical advice. They’ll discuss how OA can emerge as a key asset for authors, publishers and researchers–and essentially benefit humanity as a whole.
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Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017

You may already know the biggest titles for coming months, the books that are best sellers before their official publication date. But what about sleeper hits, those great discoveries that librarians will want to have, though they might not know it yet? This webcast introduces you to such titles and offers recommendations from leading publishers. Find out about these books and more!
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Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library

Want to support your local writers, but not sure where to start? Or, are you wondering how you can ramp up your library’s services for authors in your community? Either way, join the SELF-e team, librarians and authors for a discussion on best practices for supporting local indie authors and how you can make your library a community center for local author discovery.
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What’s the Right Mix? A Holistic Look at Collection Development

Acquisition librarians and those charged with collection development responsibilities have a wide range of options for acquiring content. Recent years have seen the rise of acquisition models such as DDA to help librarians acquire content based on user demand. But with more publishers removing front list titles from DDA and costs increasing with changes in triggers, has demand driven acquisition or other usage-based models lived up to the promise of saving library budgets?
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Selecting with Confidence: Experts’ Tips for Choosing Adult Debut Fiction

In this session, Ingram Library Services will facilitate a panel discussion with experts from around the book industry as they share their insights into this process. We hope you’ll join us and come away with some useful tips for perfecting your own collections!
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Open Access: How to Support Researchers

OA has been growing steadily, but while it’s becoming more established, it is still undergoing transformation. By definition, OA is the free and unrestricted access to scholarly and scientific work, but the system remains unbalanced and the practicalities of implementation are challenging. Issues like funding models, copyrights, predatory practices and discoverability are considerations that must be factored. To ensure success, researchers need guidance and support to perform vetted analysis and establish clear policies.
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