April 26, 2017

2017 Library Journal Serials Pricing Article

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Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
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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What Is the Impact of Video?

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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

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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!

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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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Open Access: Advocating for Change

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Building Success Skills: A Solid Foundation for All

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A lack of fundamental skills can often create barriers to success. Those seeking to overcome such barriers need a supportive pathway as they endeavor to acquire these skills and connect with a new learning or work environment. Join LearningExpress and our panel of state, public, academic and school librarians as they discuss the importance of building the foundational skills that adults and students need to succeed.
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Open Science: Beyond Open Access

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View this webcast to learn from our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and benefits of Open Science in the context of global health and medical concerns. They will explain how the disruptive concept of Open Data can reshape and improve the nature of research and results.
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Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2017

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As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn about a few evergreen library favorites along with plenty of upcoming releases covering everything from aromatherapy and stress management, to the psychology of dreaming, to understanding consciousness, life, and death through quantum physics.
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The Importance of Globally Curated Music Literature for Music Programs

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With the preponderance of music literature available, it’s increasingly important for institutions with music programs to have a strategy for evaluating sources. In this webcast event, we’re proud to bring you experts who are very active in the field of musicology who will share their views on the relevance and importance of curated music literature that is thoughtful, current, comprehensive, and global in scope.
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PostMARC’d: Delivering A New Approach to Cataloging

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Join TLC and Library Journal at 3pm Jan. 18 for a webcast on LS2 Cataloging, which introduces a linked data approach to the cataloging experience that moves libraries beyond a traditional MARC editor. The innovative use of glossaries to maintain data consistency, a new series service supplying titles linked to genres and audience level, and improvements to batch editing of bibliographic, item, and authority records deliver an improved user experience for library staff and a better discovery experience for library users. Make sure your library is ready for the advantages of LS2 Cataloging by registering for this free one-hour webcast.
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Community Conveners

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Past winners of the LibraryAware Community Award share their stories of how deep engagement with community needs won them the honor, and how they’ve since leveraged it to drive more positive change and put the library front and center.
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Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential

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As libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nashville, where Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools have partnered to create the Limitless Libraries cooperative to improve school libraries, resource sharing, and student access to learning materials. The Library Corporation’s CARL•X was selected as the shared ILS at the heart of this project. You’re invited to join TLC and Library Journal for a special webinar to discuss the Limitless Libraries concept and how it could work for your community.
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An Indie State of Mind

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The indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. libraries lending eBooks, libraries have unparalleled power to bring their best local writers to their patrons’ attention and beyond. This webinar will illuminate how Library Journal’s SELF-e program supports statewide, library-driven writing contests to find the best indie books in your community and make them available to library patrons.
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InstantFlix—Providing a Voice for Independent Filmmakers

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This Library Journal webinar features an enagaging panel of experts, including IndieFlix founder Scilla Andreen, a selection of independent filmmakers, and a librarian currently promoting the service. Join the webinar and discover how your library can help spread the voice of independent filmmakers to your patrons.
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Libraries – Unite Your Patrons: Check Out the Latest Trends in Community Reads Programs

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Don’t miss this lively discussion about their experiences and best practices for many different aspects of Community Reads projects, such as planning, title selection, promotion, challenges faced and lessons learned.
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