Conference and Professional Development Announcements

Fall Ohio IR Day 2016

The Fall Ohio IR Day 2016 will take place on Oct 5th at the State Library of Ohio from 10:00am-2:00pm.  The schedule will include a featured speaker, lightning round presentations, and birds of a feather discussions.  Please bring your lunch or go to a nearby restaurant.

The focus of our meeting will be tools, tips, and tricks to streamline your workflow.  Our featured speaker will be Bill McMillin, Digital Metadata Librarian from the University of Cincinnati Libraries, who will be presenting Garbage Reconciliation: Data Cleaning and Linking.   This session will demonstrate how OpenRefine can clean messy data.  Once the data has been cleaned, he will discuss reconciliation services and how you can use them to turn strings into things.

We are currently looking for Lightning Round speakers.  Have you been working a cool project that you would like to demo?  Have you figured out a way to speed up your workflow? Are you using a new tool that might be helpful to others?  Please sign up to present!  Presentations should be about 5-7 minutes long.

Registration and lightning round signups are now open.
Elisabeth Shook, Wright State University, Second Year Board Member

New to Libraries Network News

The New-to-Libraries Network, in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, is offering a free professional development event titled “Building Your Professional Online Presence” on September 24thfrom 3-5pm at the NEO headquarters in Hudson, OH. Registration for the event is here. After the event we’ll have a casual networking social at the Malted Meeple. We hope you can join us!
Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University

Northern Ohio Digital Commons+ User Group meeting

Kent State University Library, Kent, Ohio
Friday, November 18, 2016

Save the date! The second meeting of the Northern Ohio Digital Commons+ User Group will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Kent State University.  The meeting is open to all libraries in northern Ohio who use Digital Commons as their Institutional Repository or who are interested in using Digital Commons.

The day’s agenda will include

  •  lightning round presentations
  •  networking opportunities
  •  a presentation of interest to anybody interested in Digital Commons, Ohio        history, and wine!
  •  and more

A schedule of events and registration form will be posted soon. Check here for more information.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Virginia Dressler
Digital Projects Librarian

Stephanie Gaskins
Library Operations Coordinator

Elizabeth A. Richardson
Document Delivery and Institutional Repository Manager
Elizabeth A. Richardson, Kent State University

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