NISO Professional Development Events, July & August 2021

July 2021

NISO Workshop

ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Libraries
Monday, July 12 2021, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Struggling to fill out the ODI Conformance Statement for Libraries?  Need some help in determining how to approach this work for your institution?  Join NISO Open Discovery Initiative Steering Committee Library Representatives for a one hour workshop to learn more about ODI (Open Discovery Initiative) and library conformance, get tips on how to approach each area of conformance, and use a provided worksheet to create an action plan for next steps in preparing and publishing your institution’s conformance statement.

Confirmed speakers include Teresa Hazen, Department Head, Delivery, Description, & Acquisitions, University of Arizona, Laura Morse, Director, Library Systems & Support, Harvard University, Geoff Morse, Interim Head of Research Services, Northwestern University, and Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan Library.

August 2021

NISO Webinar

Audits and Assessment
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Organizations, small- and medium-sized enterprises, academic and governmental institutions all have mechanisms and plans for auditing and assessing their activities. But just thinking about what’s involved in such processes can be stressful for those involved. Where should your organization start? What data might be useful? What are the meaningful metrics needed to establish best practices and how should your organization be thinking about them as applied to productivity or workflows? Accountability is fraught with sensitive issues like these. This event will bring together a group of experts from across the information community to share their ideas and experiences regarding what works and what doesn’t.

NISO Virtual Conference

Ebooks and Collections
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 12:00pm Noon - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

In a period of constrained budgets, how will institutional libraries build and sustain access to the latest book titles for their communities — whether in digital or print forms? Libraries exist to serve the needs of their researchers, not the other way around. If humanists prefer print for their activities, then both content providers and librarians must ensure that this research need is met. The conversation has already begun of how best to manage the new collective collection. How should the community adapt? This virtual conference will kickstart the conversation, providing an opportunity for a wide group of stakeholders to highlight their community’s needs and share their views on how to meet them.