NISO Professional Development Events, January and February 2021

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 Roundtable Discussion will bring together representatives from presses and libraries to spotlight successes and lessons learned. 

Confirmed Participants (in alphabetical order): Emma Molls, University of Minnesota; Arthur Andrew Rouner, George Mason University Press; Erich van Rijn, UC-Press; and Liz Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati. 

NOTE: 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 interactive virtual conference will feature a variety of stakeholders (including attendees) discussing the needs and the challenges of owning, licensing and sharing digital materials.

Confirmed speakers for this event include: Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota; Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; Erin Weller, Head of Access Services, and Joan Lindsay, Information Technologists, Michigan State University; Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive; and Brian O'Leary, Executive Director, BISG.

February 2021

NISO Webinar

Content Presentation: Diversity of Formats
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Eastern Time)

How content is presented is critical to how frequently it gets used and understood. Technology has made a wider variety of content formats possible -- data, text, video, audio — but presentation can be equally important in  the more traditional formats, such as books and journals. How content is presented, emphasizing different affordances for different types of use, requires thoughtful design choices. For content providers, scalability is one major challenge. Meanwhile those charged with preservation and future use must determine how best to migrate and house different formats, and everyone is concerned about making all formats readily searchable and discoverable. The speakers on this webinar will share their experiences of wrestling with the issues from a variety of perspectives.

NOTE: 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.

A New NISO Virtual Conference!

NISO Plus 2021: Global Conversations: Global Connections
Monday, February 22, 2021 - Thursday, February 25, 2021

NISO Plus 2021 is going to be a global virtual event, happening literally around the world February 22-25, 2021. Building on the wonderful response to NISO Plus 2020, we’re bringing the same quality of content and conversation to this born-digital event, with dozens of amazing speakers and keynotes from across the globe. Scheduled to maximize attendance from as many timezones as possible, there will be things for you to see and do around the clock if you wish...or, pick and choose to make the experience perfect for your interests.

Schedule is still in process, so expect changes and updates frequently over the next couple of months. We’ll be adding more information regularly!