NISO Professional Development Events, December 2020 and January 2021

December 2020

NISO Webinar Series

Change Management Webinar Series - Rethinking Spaces
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Some organizations and institutions in the information community have now begun planning for return to a form of face-to-face operations, requiring even more planning and adaptation on their part in order to safely bring their workforce back to an office setting. How can available spaces be re-allocated in order to accommodate social distancing? Where are plexiglass shields needed? How many workers could or should continue to work remotely and how many will only be in the office part-time? This discussion will focus on how we need to rethink the functional workspaces and shared environments of a variety of 21st century knowledge workers. If space is at a premium, how can we make the most effective use of what is available?

Confirmed participants in this Roundtable include Emily Daly, Head of Assessment & User Experience, Duke University; Tony Sanfilippo, Director, The Ohio State University Press; Maria Stanton, Director of Production, Atla; Alison Masterpasqua, Head of Access and User Services, Swarthmore College and Lorin Jackson, Black Studies/Resident Librarian and Interim Head of Access and User Services (beginning Jan. 2021), Swarthmore College.

Change Management Webinar Series - Moving into the Future
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

The impact felt by institutions and organizations in this pandemic — past, present, and future — is impossible to evaluate. In less than a year, the information community has already seen both their budgets and their workforce cut. How do we move forward? How do we plan ahead for the short and longer time frames? All information organizations must re-evaluate their mission, their offerings, and their strategies in order to continue to thrive. In this final webinar of the series, roundtable participants will look to the future. They will discuss  how they and their organizations are navigating the changes, and the additional adaptations that may be required or made possible as we start to think about a post-COVID world. We’re living through a pandemic, one that has caused acceleration in community shifts that were already unfolding. How do NISO members and the broader information community navigate those changes and make the most of this opportunity to shape a better future?

Confirmed participants include Lori Carlin, Chief Commercial Officer, Delta Think; Steven Hall, Managing Director, IOP Publishing; Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of University Libraries, University of Denver; and Amy Pawlowski, Interim Executive Director, OhioLink.

NOTE: ALL members of NISO automatically receive sign-on credentials for all events in this Change Management Webinar series as a member benefit. There is no need to register separately. Check your institutional membership status here.

January 2021

NISO Webinar

Libraries and University Publishing Operations
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

In a variety of (mostly US) universities, presses have been brought under the auspices of the library. What insights do libraries have to offer about the processes of manuscript acquisition or production workflow? What innovations have they introduced? Is scholarly communication being changed by this shift? Is it working? This event will bring together representatives from both presses and libraries to spotlight successes and lessons learned. 

NOTE: ALL members of NISO automatically receive sign-on credentials for our monthly webinars as a member benefit. There is no need to register separately. Check your institutional membership status here.

NISO Virtual Conference

Owning, Licensing, and Sharing Digital Content
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 12:00 pm Noon - 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

The lines are being drawn for the next “big thing.” What are the appropriate privileges for handling digital content? How should we think about the uses of and rights associated with digital assets? Users are understandably baffled when, having been “sold” an ebook, they subsequently discover they only have a limited form of access — it doesn’t “belong” to them in the traditional sense at all. Is it time to renegotiate the parameters laid down for licensing content and lending practices? If so, whose rights and whose practices will be affected? This virtual conference will feature a variety of stakeholders discussing the needs and the challenges of owning, licensing and sharing digital materials.