ALA Midwinter 2018: Join Us in Denver

Join Us at ALA Midwinter, February 2018

Where Will NISO Be? 

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

Visit us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #652.


Friday, Feb 9:  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Opening Ceremonies)

Saturday, Feb 10: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 11, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Feb 12, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us in Denver and visit the 2018 ALA Midwinter Exhibits Area for FREE - Click here to register.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

NISO Update 2018

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Mountain Time)

Location/Room: Room 106, Colorado Convention Center

The NISO Update offers 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 and staff will provide updates on projects, some recently launched, including: E-Book Metadata Working Group, Flexible API Standard for E-content NISO (FASTEN), Open Discovery Initiative (ODI), KnowledgeBases and Related Tools (KBART/KBART Automation), Transfer, and Resource Authentication for the 21st Century (RA21).

Confirmed Speakers: Sara Newell, Senior Product Analyst, OCLC, Jeremy Nelson, Metadata and Systems Librarian, Colorado College; Nettie Lagace, Associate Director, Programs, NISO; Geoffrey Morse, Research Services Manager, Northwestern University; Linda Wobbe, eJournal Relations Manager, SCELC; Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Session is open to all registered attendees of the ALA Midwinter event.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Resource Access for the 21st Century: Towards A Modern Access Architecture

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (Mountain Time)

Location/Room: Silver Room, Mezzanine Level, IM Pei Tower Building, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

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.

Confirmed Speakers: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Harish Maringanti, Associate Dean, IT and Digital Library Services, University of Utah; Jeff Kuntzman, Head, Library IT, University of Colorado - Denver. 

Session is open to all registered attendees of the ALA Midwinter event.

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