NISO Professional Development Events, Oct. & Nov. 2021

October 2021

NISO Webinar

Workflows across Systems: Innovation
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Building interoperability into our systems requires partnering and collaboration — working together across stakeholder groups to develop useful approaches. What are the best ways to innovate? Are there better ways of exchanging data and information? What’s required to build those?  How can partners work together to engineer systems that operate with integrity and protect data privacy? How can we avoid duplication of efforts across a community as broad as ours? This webinar will look at the possibilities for innovations in interoperability between both internal and externally-facing information systems, identifying both the challenges and also the opportunities for creative solutions and new priorities. 

Confirmed speakers include (among others): Rachel Vacek, Head of Design and Discovery, University of Michigan; Peter Murray, Open Source Community Advocate, Index Data; Josh Weisman, Vice President, Development, ExLibris; and Janetta Waterhouse, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems. University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Humanities Roundtable

The Monograph in an Evolving Humanities Ecosystem
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11:00am - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

For many in the humanities, the monograph -- whether published traditionally or as an open access title -- is the single most important deliverable. Some concerns are readily understood, but some might ask what has really changed in the production and delivery of a monograph. There is a wider array of formats but is the production workflow dramatically different now? Has the dust settled with regard to licensing arrangements? What about discovery and resource-sharing? This full day program offers an opportunity for professionals working in the humanities to come together to discuss this most critical form of output. 

Launched in 2001, the Humanities Roundtable (originally hosted by NFAIS and now by NISO) provides a unique opportunity for content providers, platform aggregators and others to come together to discuss the specific needs and requirements of those working in the humanities today. 

Confirmed speakers include among others: Lisa M. Bayer, AUP President (2021-22) and Director of the University of Georgia Press; Liz Krznarich, Adoption Manager, DataCite; and Paula Krebs, Executive Director, Modern Language Association.

November 2021

NISO Webinar

Working with Semantics: Technology and Tools
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Today’s sophisticated information resources are engineered in ways that emphasize relationships between related but disparate data elements. This webinar will focus on the emerging techniques and technologies that support these functionalities. A roundtable of information professionals and developers will discuss the theory and practice of building smart systems in service to the information and research communities. 

NISO Virtual Conference

Open Research (rescheduled from June 2021)
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00pm Noon - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Open research — making the entire research process more transparent, and results more accessible, in the interest of reproducibility and verification — continues to gain momentum globally.. This event will look at the current state of open research around the world, examine needs across different communities, and identify next steps that might be useful in helping to meet those needs. The agenda will cover a broad range of topics, including open peer review and data-sharing,  reproducibility, and metrics for open access outputs, as well as the current and future role of publication in preserving the scholarly record.