Humanities Roundtable 2021

Virtual Conference

The Monograph in an Evolving Humanities Ecosystem

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For many in the humanities, the monograph -- whether published traditionally or as an open access title -- is the single most important deliverable. Some concerns are readily understood, but some might ask what has really changed in the production and delivery of a monograph. There is a wider array of formats but is the production workflow dramatically different now? Has the dust settled with regard to licensing arrangements? What about discovery and resource-sharing? This full day program offers an opportunity for professionals working in the humanities to come together to discuss this most critical form of output. 

Launched in 2001, the Humanities Roundtable (originally hosted by NFAIS and now by NISO) provides a unique opportunity for content providers, platform aggregators and others to come together to discuss the specific needs and requirements of those working in the humanities today. 

Confirmed speakers include among others: 

  • Lisa M. Bayer, AUP President (2021-22) and Director of the University of Georgia Press
  • Liz Krznarich, Adoption Manager, DataCite
  • Paula Krebs, Executive Director, Modern Language Association.

Register now for a full day focused on the monograph!


Event Sessions

11:00am - 11:15am Welcome

11:15pm - 11:45pm Sustaining the Monograph

11:45am - 12:15pm Licensing and Lending of Ebooks

12:15 - 12:45pm Assessing Contribution and Value

12:45pm - 1:00pm Engage and Process Discussion Period

1:00pm - 1: 30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 2:00pm Real-World Product Management

2:00 - 2:30 Impact of the Pandemic

2:30pm - 3:00pm DEI: Ensuring Inclusivity

3:00pm - 3:30pm Engage and Process Discussion Period

3:30pm - 4:00pm Vision Interview

Additional Information

NISO assumes organizations register as a group. The model assumes that an unlimited number of staff will be watching the live broadcast in a single location, but also includes access to an archived recording of the event for those who may have timing conflicts. 

NISO understands that, during the current pandemic, staff at a number of organizations may be practicing safe social distancing or working remotely. To accommodate those workers, we are allowing registrants to share the sign-on instructions with all colleagues so that they may join the broadcast directly. 

Registrants receive sign-on instructions via email on the Friday prior to the virtual event. If you have not received your instructions by the day before an event, please contact NISO headquarters for assistance via email ( 

Registrants for an event may cancel participation and receive a refund (less $35.00) if the notice of cancellation is received at NISO HQ ( one full week prior to the event date. If received less than 7 days before, no refund will be provided. 

Links to the archived recording of the broadcast are distributed to registrants 24-48 hours following the close of the live event. Access to that recording is intended for internal use of fellow staff at the registrant’s organization or institution. Speaker presentations are posted to the NISO event page.

Broadcast Platform

NISO uses the Zoom platform for purposes of broadcasting our live events. Zoom provides apps for a variety of computing devices (tablets, laptops, etc.) To view the broadcast, you will need a device that supports the Zoom app. Attendees may also choose to listen just to audio on their phones. Sign-on credentials include the necessary dial-in numbers, if that is your preference. Once notified of their availability, recordings may be downloaded from the Zoom platform to your machine for local viewing.