NISO Professional Development Events in June 2017

Enabling Discovery and Retrieval of Nontraditional and Granular Output
NISO Webinar
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

Featured Speakers: Nicole Johnson, Product Manager, Digital Commons, bepress; Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Yewno; Gerald Benoit, Associate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College.

You can still register and receive access to the full archived recording of this event. Don't miss out on the discussion!

Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives
NISO Virtual Conference
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

This virtual conference will focus on a variety of practical concerns surrounding digitization efforts and long-term preservation of images in the digital environment. It will spotlight the International Image Interoperability Framework and similar initiatives in the ongoing digitization of special collections (such as maps, manuscripts, etc.) for purposes of scholarship. Are we achieving the goals established 20 years ago? What has been established by the community as appropriate guidelines and/or the best practices for these activities? In addition to images, new digital output (three-dimensional renderings, virtual exhibits, etc.) are becoming more commonplace. Is the institutional repository the right place to house such scholarship, or is there a new kind of space needed for such special collections?

Featured speakers include:

  • Edward M. Corrado (participating in his personal capacity), Associate University Librarian, Dudley Knox Library, Naval Post Graduate School
  • Tom Cramer, Chief Technology Strategist, Stanford University Libraries, and Stuart Snydman, Associate Director for Digital Strategies, Stanford University Libraries
  • Chad Hutchens, Head, Digital Collections, University of Wyoming
  • Julia Corrin, University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chris Strasbaugh, Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, The Ohio State University
  • Scott Eldredge, Digital Initiatives Program Manager, Brigham Young University
  • Grace L. Barth, MLIS, Head of Digital Collections, Libraries & Educational Technologies and Kate Morris, Head of Special Collections, Libraries & Educational Technologies, James Madison University
  • Barbara Laufersweiler, Coordinator, Digitization Lab and Project Manager, Knowledge Services, The University of Oklahoma Libraries
  • Jennifer Diffin, Head, Library Technology Services Section, and Doron Shalvi, Principal Applications Architect at CSC, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

To register online, use this form.

NISO-BISG 11th Annual Forum, ALA
Delivering the Integrated Information Experience

12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m. (Central)
Location: McCormick Place West
Room: W183b

Metadata: How can the information community function effectively without it? High-quality metadata drives publishers' marketing efforts and enables libraries' support for discovery. Whether one is operating in the publisher's supply chain or in the library's tech services, distribution and ingestion of complete, accurate and explicit metadata is key to success. It fuels every patron's information activity and subsequent assessment of satisfaction and usage.

But, best practices for creating and delivering metadata across the varied spectrum of those who use it are not always followed. And it's not just about books. Metadata must be applied to the full range of content formats: research data, recordings, and more. In a variety of settings and systems, it sustains the information needs of an increasingly mobile population!

During the NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum, which is sponsored by Bowker, attendees will hear from industry professionals working elbow-deep in identifiers, subject classification, rights and other metadata that drive an integrated user experience. What steps are content providers taking to ensure that:

  • They provide high-quality metadata?
  • Feeds are appropriately ingested when transferred between systems?
  • Usage will be maximized and licensed rights observed?

Only through the development, adoption, and use of community standards can we be assured that the information flow to the user is all that it should be. For committed speaker details, see the NISO event page. The NISO-BISG Forum is free to registered attendees of the ALA Annual Meeting; however, we would like to get a sense of who will be in the audience. Please RSVP your intention to be with us on-site through this brief form.

Also at ALA:

NISO Annual Meeting and Standards Update
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central)
Location: McCormick Place West
Room: W474b

Join us for our Annual Meeting to learn about the status of the organization, all the work that has taken place in 2016 and what's happening now in 2017. 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.

Resource Access for the 21st Century: Toward A Modern Access Architecture
Sunday, June 25
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Central)
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick
Room: Clark/CC 22AB

The library electronic subscription/access environment remains primarily based on IP-address authentication despite its numerous problems and limitations. Sponsored by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the STM Association, Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is an initiative which will improve the user experience and provide a more seamless access experience to patrons, while also providing greater control and analytics over network activity. Community conversations and consensus building are necessary to explore potential alternatives to IP-authentication and to build momentum toward testing and adopting alternatives among publisher, system vendors, and library partners. This session will include a landscape overview and a description of the exploratory work and project elements now in progress. This will be followed by an interactive audience discussion of the opportunity, necessary requirements, pitfalls to avoid, as well as potential next steps.

July 2017

NISO's Educational Programming takes a brief respite during the month of July. Enjoy your summertime activities!