NISO Open Teleconference
Peer Review Terminology
Monday, September 12, 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm Noon (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)
Peer review is the process used to assess the validity, quality, and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or poor quality articles, as well as make sure research outcomes are exposed to relevant audiences through publication in subject-specific journals. As such, it is a crucial process in scholarly communication and a pillar of the scientific method.
In 2019, STM recognized the need to support the industry in ensuring greater transparency and openness in peer review, which is an essential element of Open Science. This support includes harmonizing and better communicating definitions of discrete elements of these processes, so that members of the community—whether they be authors, reviewers, editors or readers—can quickly and easily recognize how to more productively participate in the creation and qualification of scholarly content. An STM working group developed definitions and best practice recommendations for the communication of peer review processes, now available in its version 2.1 form.
Since last year, a NISO Working Group has been managing further publisher trials of the definitions, with an eye toward finalizing and publishing this material as an ANSI/NISO standard. This work is now nearing completion. Joris van Rossum, STM Director of Research Integrity and chair of the NISO Peer Review Terminology Working Group, will discuss the work and next steps - just ahead of Peer Review Week!
NISO Roundtable 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? What are some of the ways in which we can improve dissemination of meaningful work? Do different disciplines require different approaches? How can we enhance discoverability in a world of preprint servers, institutional repositories, etc.? What systems, what resources are most needed? 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.
Confirmed participants in this Roundtable include Kristin Antelman, University Librarian, UC-Santa Barbara; Kaia Motter, Senior Manager, Open Access Policy, Wiley; Mark Phillips, Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas and David Crotty, Senior Consultant, Clarke and Esposito.
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.
CRediT Persona Workshops
Workshop 1: Thursday, September 29, 2022 9.00-10.30am ET / 2.00-3.30pm BST
Workshop 2: Friday, September 30, 2022 11.30am-1.00pm ET / 4.30-6.00pm BST
Each of these two virtual workshops consists of seven breakout sessions, led by experts on each role who will moderate the discussions. Workshop 1 focuses on the following roles: Funding acquisition, Investigation, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Writing - Original draft and Writing - Review & editing; Workshop 2 covers the remaining roles: Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Project administration, Software, and Visualization.
NISO Roundtable Webinar
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)
This NISO educational event will bring together a group of experts in systems and cybersecurity to discuss the key challenges currently facing the information community. From issues of authentication to the threats posed by ransomware, all organizations must prioritize protections for digital identities and assets. Libraries, funding agencies, content and platform providers, and end users are largely aware of the dangers, but hesitate over the potential inconvenience and hidden costs of addressing them. What can be done? This roundtable discussion will provide insights and encouragement.
ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Libraries
Monday, October 17, 2022, 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: 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.
NISO Virtual Conference
Building an Equitable, Global Research Community
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)
In the wake of a global pandemic, it becomes increasingly obvious that solutions to the complex problems facing us require a fully integrated and collaborative approach. Irrespective of discipline, it’s essential that the high-quality research being undertaken everywhere is brought to the fore. How can we better ensure that the important work being done in less visible locations or facilities is more discoverable and properly recognized? How can we best leverage the value of preprint services? What networks or platforms are needed? The speakers in this virtual conference will offer plenty of food for creative thought in terms of innovation — though they may have more questions than answers!