NISO Professional Development Events in February and March 2017

NISO Webinar

Providing Access: Ensuring What Libraries Have Licensed Is What Users Can Reach
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm, Eastern time

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Adam Rusbridge, Project Manager, EDINA, University of Edinburgh
  • Athena Hoeppner, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida
  • Jennifer Leffler, Technical Services Manager, University of Northern Colorado

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 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. Speakers will discuss their experiences in balancing the needs of various stakeholders in the community. For more information and registration details, please visit the event page.

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Eastern time

Automatically included with your registration for this virtual conference is access to the associated Training Thursday, Metadata for the IR, Thursday, February 23, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm.

The keynote address for this event will be provided by Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). Other confirmed speakers are:

  • David Wilcox, Product Manager, Duraspace
  • Kate Byrne, Repository Tools Product Manager, Symplectic
  • Todd Digby, Chair, Library Information Technology, University of Florida and Robert Phillips, Digital Collections Applications Programmer, University of Florida
  • Violeta Ilik, Head, Digital Systems and Collection Services, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
  • Sarah Shreeves, Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, University Libraries at University of Miami

Other speakers will be confirmed soon! For more information and registration details, please visit the event page.

NISO Two-Part Webinar
Understanding The Marketplace

  • Part One - Consolidation: The Long Term Impact and the New Owners
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Eastern time
  • Part Two - Creating The New Information Product: Workflow, Software, and Content
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Eastern time

The information industry continues to adapt to changes in technology, in user expectations, and in the library marketplace. Those adaptations have taken the form of consolidation in specific areas (such as the consolidation in integrated library systems). Who are the new players? What exactly does a venture capitalist do and why are they entering this chaotic information ecosystem? The first portion of this two-part webinar on March 8 will review exactly what's happening in this rapidly shifting industry.

Product is re-invented in new forms, buoyed by new business models. Providers that used to be in the business of journal publishing now are developing and licensing complex workflow environments. The second half of this two-part webinar, held on March 15, will feature discussions of how product design and development operates now. Some time may be given over to how librarians might best work with content providers to ensure that practical requirements are understood, negotiated, and satisfied by these new players and providers.

Confirmed speakers for this two-part webinar:

  • Joseph Esposito and David Lamb, Partners, STM Advisors
  • Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
  • Eric Swenson, Director, Product Management, Elsevier
  • Representative, American Psychological Association
  • Alex Humphreys, Associate Vice President, JSTOR   Director, JSTOR Labs, JSTOR/ITHAKA
  • Olivia Humphrey, CEO, Kanopy

Remember that NISO offers a variety of registration options. Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members will automatically receive access to both sessions of this two-part event. Non-members of NISO may register for one session or for both at a packaged rate. Access to an archived recording of the event is included in that registration fee. For more information and registration details, please visit the event page.

Package Deals!

Library Standards Alliance members receive the full series of NISO webinars with their membership. Not a member? Join now, as the 2017 NISO Webinar series will provide your staff with 14 opportunities for engagement with experienced professionals on emerging areas of concern. It will include in-depth attention to the burgeoning information marketplace, innovative information products and services, and the underlying technologies that support discovery, authentication, and access.

Do you need to maximize the reach 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. 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 the 2017 line-up:

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NISO Virtual Conferences offer in-depth examination of current topics of interest, including institutional repositories, open educational resources, image digitization and preservation, and more! See the scheduled events and the available subscription packages here.