NISO Professional Development Events in May and June 2017

PIE-J, with Sally Glaser, co-chair, PIE-J Standing Committee
NISO Open Teleconference
Monday, May 8, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Spotlight on Mobile: Devices, Interface, and Content
NISO Webinar
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

This session will look at the ongoing importance of mobile devices and the influence those devices have on access to and usage of various forms of content, whether text or multimedia. As mobile technology is a ubiquitous tool for a global population, its impact on the practices and policies of libraries and content providers should not be underestimated.

Confirmed Speakers: Rebecca Jackson, Social Sciences and Humanities, Department Head and Associate Professor Research and Instruction Services, Iowa State University; Ben Rawlins, Library Director, SUNY-Geneseo; Tracey Paine, Senior Director of Product Management, EBSCO.

For further details on this event, please visit the NISO event page.

Convergence: The Web and Publishing onto the Web
NISO Virtual Conference
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

The Web, as a publishing medium, is increasingly important. We live in an age when a publication or an app may not be a self-contained object or artifact, but rather a combination of browser functionality and HTML-formatted content. On the one hand, providers may now be able to offer a more interactive and engaging reading experience than was possible with a static page. On the other hand, there are challenges in delivering that experience. Some genres (poetry, mathematical expressions, etc.) have highly specific requirements for placement, expression, and rendering of material. How will content providers deliver that material to the reader? What are the production workflow considerations? For libraries, both those with publishing responsibilities and those with collection or archiving responsibilities, what complexities are introduced for long-term preservation? For support of different devices? This six-hour virtual conference will examine next steps in moving beyond what we think of as the "printed page."

The opening keynote for this event will be provided by Bill Kasdorf, Vice President and Principal Consultant for Apex Content and Media Solutions. A past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Kasdorf is a recipient of SSP's Distinguished Service Award, the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, and the BISG Industry Champion Award. Kasdorf serves on the Steering Committee of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Publishing Business Group and W3C's EPUB 3 Community Group and Digital Publishing Interest Group and on the the International Press Telecommunications Council.

Other confirmed speakers include: Thomas Beyer, Director of Platform Services, O'Reilly Media; Todd Toler, Vice President, Digital Product Management, John Wiley & Sons; and Charles LaPierre, Technical Lead of DIAGRAM and Born Accessible, Benetech.

For further details about this event, please visit the NISO event page.

Enabling Discovery and Retrieval of Nontraditional and Granular Output
NISO Webinar
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

This session will address the use of quality metadata and unique identifiers in traditional information environments, but could also include discussion of one or more of the following:

  • Scholarly nontraditional output that may currently be hosted in institutional repositories or on proprietary platforms, such as YouTube
  • Enabling identifiers for increasingly granular portions of a work (such as paragraphs) in the interests of citation

ISO TC 46 Update, with Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director
NISO Open Teleconference
Monday, June 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives
NISO Virtual Conference
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

This virtual conference will focus on a variety of practical concerns surrounding digitization efforts and long-term preservation of images in the digital environment. It will spotlight such initiatives as the International Image Interoperability Framework and similar initiatives in the on-going digitization of special collections (such as maps, manuscripts, etc.) for purposes of scholarship.

NISO-BISG 11th Annual Forum, ALA
Delivering the Integrated Information Experience
Friday, June 23, 2017
12:00 Noon - 4:00pm (Central time)

Metadata: How can the information community function effectively without it? High-quality metadata drives publishers' marketing efforts and enables libraries' support for discovery. Whether one is operating in the publisher's supply chain or in the library's tech services, distribution and ingestion of complete, accurate and explicit metadata is key to success. It fuels every patron's information activity and subsequent assessment of satisfaction and usage.

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