Skip to main content

Trend Spotting, Trend Setting



In a decade that has already tested our resiliency, what should we be anticipating and preparing for in the coming year? Join this discussion of the shifts and trends that information industry leaders are picking up on. Where are the opportunities to be found? Which genius will come up with and develop the Next Big Thing? Or, perhaps we shouldn’t be thinking in terms of the Next Big Thing. Maybe our speakers will decide that 2024 is the year that we look around at the variety of cogs and wheels we already have and invite our colleagues to dream about constructing a better mousetrap.

Confirmed speakers: Juan Pablo Alperin, Associate Director of Research, The Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University; Alison Denby, US Vice President, Journals, Oxford University Press; Cindy Hohl, Director, Policy Analysis, Kansas City Public Library and American Library Association President-Elect; Daniel Hook, CEO, Digital Science; Andrew Joseph, Digital Publisher, Wits University Press, and Karin Wulf, Director and Librarian, John Carter Brown Library and Professor of History, Brown University.

Event Sessions


Juan Pablo Alperin

Associate Director of Research, The Public Knowledge Project
Simon Fraser University

Cindy Hohl

Director, Policy Analysis, and American Library Association President-Elect
Kansas City Public Library

Karin Wulf

Director and Librarian, John Carter Brown Library and Professor of History
John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

This event was moderated by Alice Meadows, Co-founder, MoreBrains Cooperative.

Shared Resources by speaker, Karin Wulf


The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,752 trials held at London's central criminal court, and 475 Ordinary’s Accounts of the lives of executed convicts. If you are new to this site, please see Getting Started and the Guide to Searching.

JCB's Library Americana - Americana is a platform for users to access, read and annotate items from the JCB, to bring together groups of items, and to create collaborative projects.

Additional Information

NISO assumes organizations register as a group. The model assumes that an unlimited number of staff will be watching the live broadcast in a single location, but also includes access to an archived recording of the event for those who may have timing conflicts. 

Registrants receive sign-on instructions via email on the Friday prior to the virtual event. If you have not received your instructions by the day before an event, please contact NISO headquarters for assistance via email ( 

Registrants for an event may cancel participation and receive a refund (less $35.00) if the notice of cancellation is received at NISO HQ ( one full week prior to the event date. If received less than 7 days before, no refund will be provided. 

Links to the archived recording of the broadcast are distributed to registrants 24-48 hours following the close of the live event. Access to that recording is intended for internal use of fellow staff at the registrant’s organization or institution. Speaker presentations are posted to the NISO event page.

Broadcast Platform

NISO uses the Zoom platform for purposes of broadcasting our live events. Zoom provides apps for a variety of computing devices (tablets, laptops, etc.) To view the broadcast, you will need a device that supports the Zoom app. Attendees may also choose to listen just to audio on their phones. Sign-on credentials include the necessary dial-in numbers, if that is your preference. Once notified of their availability, recordings may be downloaded from the Zoom platform to your machine for local viewing.