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American Library Association 2019 Annual Meeting

Conferences Attending

Where Can You Find NISO @ ALA 2019?

ALA Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
June 21 - 25, 2019

The convention center is located at: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001.  Our booth number is #3509.

Friday, June 21  5:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, June 22  9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 23  9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, June 24  9:00am – 2:00pm

Event Sessions

Friday, June 21, 12 Noon - 4:00 pm, Twelfth Annual BISG-NISO Forum, The Changing Standards Landscape

At the National E-book Summit hosted by ASCGLA during the ALA 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, a number of themes provided structure for participants’ discussion of how best to ensure the connection between users and the e-books they seek. As noted in the final report of that Summit, suggested areas for cross-sector collaboration included licensing models, accessibility, metrics, support for systems interoperability, and issues associated with unobtainable materials.

Where does the information community stand today in furthering a robust strategy for e-books? Where are emerging opportunities for the various stakeholders? What are the practical challenges? Attend the twelfth NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape forum to hear from a spectrum of industry practitioners on the collaborative efforts underway to ensure that your patrons are making the right connections to e-book content they seek.

Confirmed Speakers (in alphabetical order) include:

  • Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Content Standards and Accessibility, Macmillan Learning
  • Mitch Davis, Chief Business Officer, BiblioLabs
  • Kevin Hawkins, Asst. Dean, Scholarly Comm. & Interim Head, LRSS, University of North Texas
  • Kara Kroes-Li, Director of Product Management, Ebooks, EBSCO
  • Hugh McGuire, Executive Director, Rebus Foundation
  • Peter Murray, Open Source Community Advocate, Index Data
  • Eric Swenson, Independent Consultant

Technology has the promise of improving the user’s reading experience in the digital age. Attend this event and engage with a spectrum of industry professionals and organizations, each deeply invested in the production, discovery, and use of ebook materials.

Final Agenda With Slides Posted

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Location: Washington Convention Center (WCC), Room 140A

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 - 2:30pm, NISO Annual Members Meeting & Standards Update

Join us for our Annual Meeting to learn about the status of the organization, all the work that has taken place in 2018 and what's happening now in 2019. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to participate. 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. 

Offering updates are the following confirmed speakers:

  • NISO Annual Report - Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
  • Open Discovery Initiative - Laura Morse, Director, Library Systems, Harvard University
  • Transfer - Linda Wobbe, eJournal Relations Manager, SCELC
  • KBART Automation - Stephanie Doellinger, Senior Metadata Operations Manager, OCLC
  • Content Platform Migrations - Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, NISO

Final Agenda With Slides Posted

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Location: Marriott Marquis (MAR), Salon 13

Sunday, June 23, 2:30 - 3:30pm, RA21 & the Coalition for Seamless Access

The NISO Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) Recommended Practice outlines an improvement to the user-experience of SAML-based authentication. To implement this technology moving forward, a consortium of industry partners, including publishers, identity providers, and libraries is forming to support implementation and run the RA21-based service. The Coalition for Seamless Access will manage this service for publishers and libraries, while continuing to improve this user experience, provide governance on data policy issues, and maintain the web services. During this session there will be a demonstration of the services, and a discussion around privacy and policy issues surrounding the project.

Confirmed speakers include Tim Lloyd, CEO, LibLynx, and Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO. Other speaker names will be released soon!

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Location: Washington Convention Center (WCC), Room 204C

Monday, June 24, NISO All-Topic Committee

All NISO Topic Committee members discussion of past work and future work. 

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