Where Will You Find NISO At ALA 2018 Annual in New Orleans?

NISO Sessions At ALA

Saturday, June 23, 2018

2018 NISO Annual Meeting and Standards Update

Date: June 23, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Local Time)

Location: Room 209, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Join us for our Annual Meeting to learn about the status of the organization, all the work that has taken place in 2017, and what's happening now in 2018. 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. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

NISO FASTEN (Flexible API Standard for E-content NISO)

Date: June 24, 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Local Time)

Location: Room 214, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

This NISO Working Group is modernizing library-vendor technical interoperability using RESTful Web service APIs and standard mobile application intent calls, to establish community, vendor, and developer needs in transmitting library-related information related to serving licensed electronic content such as login/authentication, account information, availability, item status, item check-out, audio/video/online recording streaming, patron registration with vendor, etc. 

Working Group members will describe the project and its forthcoming draft for public comment. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Improving Access Control in a Privacy-protecting Way: An update on the RA21 Initiative and how it aligns with privacy goals

Date: June 24, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Local Time)

Location: Room 208, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) project has been developing pilot technology to improve the user experience of SAML-based authentication. The solutions aims to improve the user experience and do so in a privacy-protecting way. This session will report out the progress of the pilot technology developments and the movement toward an industry recommended practice. Two RA21 pilot technologies will be demonstrated and discussions will also center on how the resulting efforts have been built around the library community values of protecting privacy. 

NISO In The Exhibition Hall

You'll find us in Booth #2923 in the Exhibitors Hall, located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The convention center is located at: 900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Friday, June 22         5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Full Conference Registrants Only)
Saturday, June 23    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 24      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, June 25     9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Additional Participation

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO, in his role as a member of the ALA Policy Corps, will be participating in the following sessions at ALA:

Engaging Elected Officials with Your Library
Saturday, June 23 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 293 

Friends & Foundations Discussion Group (Public Library Friends, Academic Library Friends, and Library Foundations)
Public Library Trustees Discussion Group

Saturday, June 23
10:30-11:30 am
Morial Convention Center, Rm 205