NISO on the Road

NISO looks forward to seeing you at these 2019 ALA Midwinter sessions and in the Exhibits Hall at Table #600.


Friday, January 25 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor

Saturday, January 26 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, January 27 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday, January 28 - 9:00am - 2:00pm - Exhibits Closing Events

Event Sessions

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Laura Morse

Director, Library Systems & Support
Harvard University

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TCC Tahoma 2 (Level 3)

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NISO Standards Update

Moderator: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Nettie Lagace, Associate Director, Programs, NISO 

The NISO Update provides the latest news about NISO's current efforts, including standards, recommended practices and community meetings covering many areas of interest to the library community. Working group members will provide updates on projects newly underway or recently completed. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to participate. 

Projects that will be discussed include:

  • KBART & KBART Automation 
  • Open Discovery Initiative 
  • Z39.7 - 
  • Flexible API STandard for E-content NISO (FASTEN) 
  • RA21
  • NISO New Projects

Sunday, January 27, 2019


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 .m.
TCC Tahoma 2 (Level 3)

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NISO-STM Association Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) Project Outputs and Next Steps

Moderator: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

NISO and the International Association of STM Publishers have been working to improve the user experience for single sign on system access to subscribed content. The Resource Access in the 21st Century Project conducted a detailed review of the technology and user experience of RA21 used to provide a frictionless environment for users and patrons to access content from anywhere, any time. The project is near to producing its final outputs and this session will discuss its progress and outputs. During this session, we will also cover how efficient and secure authentication can be a bridge for advanced features that users desire including personalization, recommendations; and gives libraries requested info including analytics, purchasing recommendations whilst building trust and maintain strong patron privacy.