Updated! NISO Educational Events, Aug & Sept 2022

August 2022

NISO Two-Part Webinar

Eliminating Outdated Workflows; Developing The New
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

One benefit of the pandemic is that traditional workflows were suddenly subject to examination. While some could readily move fully online, others had to be re-examined, leading us to question why we were still performing a particular task in a particular way. Was it inertia or simply outdated thinking? Could some tasks be handled differently, more effectively? Could changing a workflow free up time for information professionals — and the researchers we serve — to focus on other more valuable work? In the first of this two-part series, you’ll hear from some of the professionals responsible for tweaking some of our old workflows and processes and managing these changes.

Confirmed speakers include Christopher Cox, Dean of the Libraries, Clemson University; Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware; Sara Lowman, Vice Provost and University Librarian Fondren Library, Rice University; and Jeremy Myntti, Associate University Librarian for Metadata & IT Services, Brigham Young University. 

Building Support for Non-Traditional Scholarly Outputs
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

The second half of this two-part webinar allows participants to expand the discussion into the expanding realm of non-traditional outputs, and what support for such output may demand of different stakeholders in the scholarly ecosystem. Video, audio, and data visualization are already increasingly common output formats. Specific disciplines, such as the arts, require support for images, performances, and more. What does this all mean for our research infrastructure? For editorial or content management systems? For discovery tools? For content platforms? System requirements are becoming increasingly more complex — and also exciting — as content and system providers have to think outside the box to meet their users’ needs.

Confirmed speakers include (among others) Salwa Ismail, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, University of California - Berkeley; Carl Stahmer, Executive Director, DataLab, Data Science and Informatics, University of California -Davis; and Bonnie J. Russell, Project Manager for MESH Research, Humanities Commons, and Digital Specialist for HuMetricsHSS, Michigan State University. 

NISO Virtual Conference

Open Source and Community-Supported Infrastructure
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 12:00pm Noon - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

We frequently hear that infrastructure is costly to build and maintain. Systems require investment and ongoing maintenance for the community to really benefit from and trust them. To ensure long-term success, community groups need to consider which of the spectrum of models currently in use  will best sustain key information infrastructure. What’s working, and what’s been abandoned — and why?  What are the best practices for working across organizational boundaries? How can community leaders encourage the commitment needed to ensure sustainability as well as development? This virtual conference will bring together a group of experts to address these and other questions about the expansion of open source and community-supported infrastructure.

Confirmed speakers include among others Marshall Breeding, Consultant & Editor, Library TechnologyKristen Eschenfelder, Academic Associate Dean For Computer, Data & Information Sciences, University of Wisconsin; and Evivia Weintraub LeJoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries, University at Buffalo.

September 2022

NISO Webinar

Accelerating Scholarly Communications and Dissemination
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 11:00am – 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Given the rise of remote working and international collaboration, it’s not surprising that so many researchers have expanded their use of applications like Slack, Mastodon, or Zoom. But what is the potential impact on scholarly communications? This roundtable discussion offers the opportunity for those supporting researchers in a variety of settings to brainstorm the use of these new communication tools, and to envision what the long-term benefits and drawbacks might be.

NISO On the Road

NISO Plus Forum
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:00am  – 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)
American Geophysical Union Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

The NISO Plus Forum is a new, in-person event that will provide a bridge between the virtual NISO Plus conferences—an opportunity to continue some of the conversations we started at the last conference and connect them to the next one in concrete and meaningful ways. With thanks to the American Geophysical Union (as well as our other sponsors) for their support, this year’s conference will be held at the AGU headquarters in Washington, DC on September 20, 2022. Future Forums will be held in different locations around the world, enabling us to engage more deeply with the global information community.

NISO Virtual Conference

Building Access, Openness and Sharing
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

What do we need in order to build a research environment where streamlined digital access is the norm? Addressing technical debt is one challenge, but what are some of the others? All of us have an interest in furthering the expansion of knowledge, so what innovations, what approaches have the past two years proven to be most effective? What can stakeholders envision for the future? Focusing on both platform technology and the policies that govern those platforms, this virtual event will look at some of the practices and policies that are critical to supporting expanded access and sharing of scholarship.