For release: 20 Jan 2016

NISO Announces 2016 Virtual Conference Series

Baltimore, MD - January 20, 2016 - The National Information Standards Organization's (NISO) 2016 series of Virtual Conferences offers useful six-hour programs featuring recognized professionals discussing topics of immediate and practical value:

Using Open Source in Your Institution (February 17)
Justifying the Library: Using Assessment To Justify Library Investments (April 20)
BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data (June 15)
Data Curation: Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption (August 31)
E-Books (October 5)
Making Certain Digital Content is Preserved: Archiving Digital Resources (December 7)

With a paid subscription to this package, access to a follow-up Training Thursday webinar is included for three of the six conferences. Included are:

GitHub: How To Use It to Greatest Effect (Feb 25)
Making Assessment Work: Using ORCIDs To Improve Your Institutional Assessments (April 28)
Emerging Tools To Improve Management of Data (Sept 8)

Those Training Thursday events are FREE if an organization purchases one of the two available subscription package options:

NISO LSA and Voting members have the opportunity to purchase all six of this year's virtual conferences for the price of three: Buy 3, Get 3 Free. All others have the option of the Buy 4, Get 2 Free subscription. For specific payment and registration instructions, visit NISO's website. The first virtual conference is just weeks away—don't miss out!

About NISO
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website.

For More Information, Contact:

Jill O'Neill
NISO
Phone: 301-654-2512
Email Jill O'Neill