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What's in a Name?
Identifiers for Institutions, Public Identities, and Researchers

Webinar
October 29, 2008
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

Since NISO held its Digital Identifiers Roundtable in March 2006, there haves been a great deal of developments in this area. The findings from that meeting- that information exchange between systems requires identifiers that are based on public standards, both for shared used of the identifiers and to prevent collisions between identifiers that are developed in different contexts, and that long-term sustainability of identifiers requires community and institutional support backed by viable business models-still hold. Without broad consensus on the properties, use, and application of identifiers, however, identifiers will not be able to live up to the promise that they hold forth to ease and improve information exchange for publishers, content providers, and libraries alike.

During this webinar, you will hear about three different identifier projects and learn how these are being developed and implemented to identify institutions, researchers, and public identities to make for more effective information exchange and use. The webinar will provide attendees with ample opportunity for questions during the event and will follow posting the questions asked during the event and their answers on this website following the webinar.

Agenda

1:00-1:05 p.m.: Welcome & System Overview
Karen A. Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO

1:05-1:15 p.m.: Identifiers: An Introduction
Helen Henderson, Managing Director, Ringgold, Ltd.

1:15-1:35 p.m.: Institutional Identifiers
Tina Feick, Director of Sales and Marketing, North America, Harrassowitz, Co-chair, NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group
Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems, Rutgers University Libraries, Co-chair, NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group

1:35-1:55 p.m.: Researcher ID
Reynold Guida, Director, Product Development, Thomson Reuters
Ellen Rotenberg, Manager, Product Development, Thomson Reuters

1:55-2:15 p.m.: The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI)
Angela D'Agostino, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Bowker
Andy Weissberg, GM, Identifier Services, R.R. Bowker

2:15-2:30 p.m.: Q&A

Who Should Attend

This webinar is for publishers and librarians who want to know more about the impact identifiers will have on the supply chain, the delivery and use of content, and on services by looking at three projects to identify institutions, researchers, and public identities to make for more effective information exchange and use. The webinar will provide attendees with ample opportunity for questions during the event and will follow posting the questions asked during the event and their answers on this website following the webinar.

Registration

Register online with a credit card at: http://www.regonline.com/identifiers

To pay by check, use this PDF registration form.

Costs

  • NISO and ALCTS Members: $59
  • Non Members: $79

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm EST on October 29, 2008.
  • Cancellations made by October 22, 2008 will receive a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via email the Monday prior the event.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event.
  • System Requirements
    Please note: you will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A portion, and a telephone for the audio portion. To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting: http://www.communiqueconferencing.com/livemeeting_downloads.asp

For questions, email nisohq@niso.org.