That Cutting Edge:  Technology’s Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library

Virtual Conference

About This Virtual Conference

Recent years have introduced a variety of new technologies into the mainstream, such as artificial intelligence, data science, and virtual and augmented reality. As the research community increasingly uses these tools and techniques to generate findings, what are the needs of the library in supporting the research activity as well as the resulting output? This virtual conference will explore technologies supported by the modern research library and the impact on both workflow and workforce.

The first block of the day will consist of discussions of the administrative view of new technologies impacting on the library with the rest of the day given over to case studies.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeremy Frumkin, Executive Director, Research Technologies, University of Arizona,  
  • Alicia Peaker, Director of Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, & Digital Collections Management, College of Bryn Mawr; 
  • Darby Orcutt, Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University and Susan Ivey, Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian, North Carolina State University; 
  • Demian Katz, Director of Library Technology, Villanova University
  • Mita Williams, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Windsor;
  • Jack Maness, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver.
  • Patrica F. AndersonEmerging Technologies Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

Other speaker names will be revealed soon.

Event Sessions


Additional Information

  • Cancellations made by Wednesday, October 17, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the virtual conference via e-mail the Friday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.

  • If you have not received your Login Instruction e-mail by 10 a.m. (ET) on the day before the virtual conference, please contact the NISO office at for immediate assistance.

  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the conference. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the conference from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact to provide alternate contact information.

  • Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.

  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived conference recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's organization.

For Online Events

  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.

  • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.