NFAIS Forethought Strategic Summit
Join us for talks by John Shaw, SAGE Publishing, Lauren Kane, Morressier, Daniel Ayala, Secratic, Mark Gross, Data Conversion Laboratory, Cindi Blyberg, OCLC, and Chris Shillum, ORCID!
Historically, scholarly publishing has focused on technology and platforms that primarily supported the handling of text. Systems were built to facilitate submission, review, editing, formatting, organization, storage, distribution, and discovery. Resources were poured into these systems and they became increasingly sophisticated.
Now, we are seeing the emergence of technology and systems optimized for support of the new content types, formats, and interactions that are of increasing importance and visibility in scholarly communication. Traditional publications are still with us, but users need and expect more.
New systems are required, but those striving to justify and build them face numerous challenges. Transformation requires extensive advance planning and buy-in from a variety of internal stakeholders. And it’s complicated. For example, over time, there may have been home-grown customization — who remembers now what that code or its associated metadata looks like? How many schemas might have been brought in at different times? How do you manage — and meet — the needs of multiple stakeholders, internal and external? Collaborative effort is essential even before any new system is introduced.
In this program, we will explore the challenges from both a management and a technology perspective to consider how the information community can develop systems that continue to add value to scholarly communication and success.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16
10:15am - 10:30am Welcome
10:30 am - 11:00am Keynote: Why Publishing Systems and Platforms Require Re-Engineering
11:00am - 11:30am The Old and The New: Anticipating Requirements
11:30am - 12:00 Noon Re-Thinking Products and Systems
12:00 Noon - 12:45pm Lunch break
12:45am - 1:15pm Engage and Process (Discussion)
1:45pm - 2:15pm Planning: Engaging with Your IT Group
2:15pm - 2:30pm Summarize - Wrap-Up
THURSDAY, JUNE 17
10:15am - 10:30am Welcome and Summarization
10:30am - 11:00am Building for the Future: Interoperability
11:00am - 11:30am Engage and Process (Discussion)
11:30am - 12:00 Noon Managing The Risks
12:00 Noon - 12:30pm Future Proofing The System
1:00pm - 1:30pm Engage and Process (Discussion)
1:30pm - 1:45pm Final Takeaways
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