NISO at the 2017 Charleston Conference

NISO will participate in the following events at this month's Charleston Conference:

NISO KBART: The Future is Automation!
Wednesday, November 8, 11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

C. Derrik Hiatt, Head of Continuing Resources & Discovery Services, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Christine Stohn, Senior Product Manager Discovery & Delivery, Ex Libris; and Abigail Wickes, Discoverability Associate, Oxford University Press USA

In this session, members of the KBART standing committee--tasked with the maintenance of the KBART format, endorsement, and market education--and of the KBART Automation Group--tasked with creating recommendations for a standardized automated transfer process--will discuss their work.

Streamlining Access to Content in a One-Click World: RA21 Pilots Balance Researcher Productivity and User Privacy
Friday, November 10, 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Ann Gabriel, Vice President Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier; Don Hamparian, Sr. Product Manager, OCLC; and Robert Kelshian, Director of Access Services, American University Library

Building on CNI's Report on the Authentication and Authorization Survey conducted in 2016, the STM Association and NISO have been convening conversations focused on how to improve the user experience and provide a more seamless access experience to users, while also providing greater control and analytics over network activity. This session will feature updates in this important area, and explore the issues of accessibility, privacy, and security being addressed through development of multi-stakeholder pilot projects.

Innovation Lightning Round 1
Friday, November 10, 10:45 a.m.

E-book Metadata in the Supply Chain: Can't We All Just Get Along? Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, NISO

The e-book publication space is still young, with publishing models and content models evolving day-to-day. One particularly difficult area for many members of the e-book supply chain is receiving and working with quality e-book metadata. The NISO E-book Metadata Working Group is tackling this complex area of work to determine specific uses for various metadata elements in different users' workflows; its work will be the subject of this presentation.

Discovery Pathways Make Tracking a Link a Dicey Proposition: NISO Tracking Link Origins Count Correctly!
Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, NISO

A NISO Recommended Practice, Tracking Link Origins, will soon be available in draft form for public review and comment. This document is the output of a cross-stakeholder working group that investigated options for full reporting of link origin information when users connect to a publisher's content via a discovery service.