NISO Professional Development Events in January and February 2017

The 2017 NISO Webinar series provides your staff with 14 opportunities to engage with experienced professionals on emerging areas of concern and will include in-depth attention to shifts in the information marketplace, digital information literacy, and engineering access under the hood.

Need to maximize the value of your organization's training budget? For NISO webinars, registration is per site, not per individual computer. Gather your team to watch the live broadcast as a group; colleagues not available on those Wednesdays will always be assured of access to the event's recording.

Library Standards Alliance members get all 14 webinars as a member benefit. Not an LSA member? Sign up for the Buy 9, Get 5 Free package and ensure access to all 14 of the NISO webinars. Or, select the Buy 5, Get 4 Free package, and choose 9 webinars from this year's series. For subscription package information, visit the 2017 NISO Webinar seriespage.

NISO Webinar:
What Can I Do with This? Making It Easy for Scholars & Researchers to Utilize Content

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
1:00 - 2:30pm

The first of the 2017 NISO Webinar series, this presentation will examine the new perplexities associated with various forms of content and its subsequent reuse in other contexts. What exactly is a permissible use? For whom is that use allowed? Is there a timing factor involved? And how is one supposed to know that? Speakers will address the many concerns of readers, authors, funders, librarians, platform providers, and publishers.

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Managing Access in This New World of Scholarly Research Results: Data, Software, and Ongoing Change (Volatile Content)
Maureen C. Kelly,
 Publishing Consultant

Balancing Author, Publisher, and Reader Rights and Reuse in an Open Access World
Darla Henderson,
 Assistant Director, Open Access Programs, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society

Introducing Technology-Mediated Content to the Mix
Nancy Kopans,
 Vice President & General Counsel, Ithaka

Discovering Re-Use Rights via CHORUS
Howard Ratner,
 Executive Director, CHORUS

For speaker abstracts, useful readings, and registration information, please visit the NISO event page.

NISO Webinar:
Providing Access: Ensuring What Libraries Have Licensed Is What Users Can Reach

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
1:00 - 2:30pm

All stakeholders have an interest in ensuring that properly licensed content is made accessible and usable to the authorized communities. Content providers want to minimize reasons for cancellation (due to under-utilization) while maximizing efficiencies in their business. Libraries want to ensure that users aren't blocked from content to which they should have rights.

Confirmed speakers are: Adam Rusbridge, Project Manager, EDINA, University of Edinburgh; Athena Hoeppner, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida; and Jennifer Leffler, Technical Services Manager, University of Northern Colorado.

For additional information and registration details, please visit the NISO event page.

Institutional Repositories: Ensuring Your IR is Populated, Useful and Thriving

Virtual Conference
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
11am - 5pm, EST

Training Thursday
February 23, 2017
1:00-2:30pm, EST

The intent of this session is to make clear to attendees what may have changed in the IR space over the course of the past five to ten years. Repositories may have become almost commonplace at the level of Carnegie I institutions, but what about the needs of Carnegie II institutions? What might be emerging expectations for those platforms? What collaborative approaches would make sense for various constituencies? To what extent is content housed in the institutional repository made discoverable?

The keynote for this event will be provided by Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

For more information and registration details, please visit the NISO event page.