NISO Professional Development Events, Sept–Oct 2023

September 2023

NISO Workshop

Fall 2023 ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Libraries
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 12:00pm Noon - 1:00pm (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 ODI Steering Committee Library Representatives for a one-hour presentation to learn more about ODI 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, Collection Services, University of Arizona; Geoffrey Morse, Interim Head of Research Services, Northwestern University; and Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager and Discovery Strategist, University of Michigan.

NISO Webinar

Multilingual Content and its Use
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Historically, the lingua franca of science has been English, but there is growing recognition that this places an unacceptable barrier to inclusion, equity, and access for information creators and consumers alike. And, there are, of course, exceptions, for example, where the ascendency of a discipline in a particular country (Italian dominance in astronomy or Russian in space science) has meant that English-language speakers are likewise excluded from full participation. In an age of machine translation, can we overcome this barrier to access? Is the current technology up to the challenge? Our speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for maximizing the use of multilingual content?

Confirmed speakers include Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Dan Connor, Associate Editor, Manager, & Senior Index Editor (Iberian & Latin American Literatures), Modern Language Association; Hélène HUET, European Studies Librarian, University of Florida; and Jérémie Roche, Directeur des relations institutionnelles,

NISO Open Webinar

CCLP 2023 Public Information Webinar
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

NISO will host a free public webinar on September 27 at 3 pm Eastern to update the community on the Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project (CCLP), its grant from IMLS to support this work, as well as provide information on the next set of Working Groups that will be formed this fall.

Networks of libraries have a long tradition of working together to expand their resources and provide more comprehensive coverage across all subjects through sharing of resources. As one of these strategies, larger networks of institutions have recently explored wider adoption of cooperative collections management, which this project defines as a process by which networks of institutions work collaboratively to acquire, manage, circulate, and preserve collections across the network. The CCLP seeks to overcome serious barriers to wider implementations, including the lack of available vendor-neutral interoperable systems, adequate governance and decision-making frameworks, and assessment tools. As more organizations test out this model, there is a need for standards and best practices that support cooperative selection, acquisitions, processing and analytics. 

In August of 2022 NISO, Lehigh University Library and PALCI, along with more than 25 other partner organizations, received an IMLS National Leadership Grant to support the development of best practices for this lifecycle process and to prototype tools to support elements of the workflow. The Cooperative Collections Lifecycle Project (CCLP) was approved by NISO members in the fall of 2022 and has been making steady progress toward our three-year goals of producing these best practices and prototypes. Over the past year, NISO has launched a steering committee, three initial working groups, and have begun research on communities of practice related to cooperative collections management.

During this free public information webinar, members of the project leadership will discuss the project workstreams and progress on the project. Attendees will hear updates on the research project being conducted by Ithaka S+R, the progress the working groups are making, initial thoughts on user experience work we are doing, as well as more details about this project.

The CCLP Project and this free webinar was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grant #: LG-252384-OLS-22.

Confirmed speakers include: Tracy Bergstrom, Program Manager, Collections and Infrastructure, Ithaka S+R; Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, Lehigh University; Eva Jurczyk, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries; and Filip Jakobsen, UX & Interaction Designer, Samhæng.

October 2023

NISO On the Road

NISO Plus Forum
October 3, 2023, 8:30am  – 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada) American Geophysical Union Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

The NISO Plus Forum is an on-site, workshop-style event in which attendees explore areas of common concern to the information community. With thanks to the American Geophysical Union for their support, this year’s Forum will be held at the AGU headquarters in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

The theme of this year’s Forum is AI & Machine Learning: Services, Data, and Ethics. Registration is open now for a maximum of 100 attendees on a first come, first served basis. For more information please visit the NISO Plus Forum web page.

NISO Webinar

Building Connectivity Between Diverse and Diffused Resources
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Scholarly outputs reside on a variety of platforms – institutional repositories, discipline-specific preprint servers, and commercially-owned services such as GitHub or Figshare. How do you maximize discovery and monitor usage of a scholarly output when it may not be hosted in a single location? The participants in this round table discussion will help us brainstorm how to build the best solution together to this challenge for scholars, researchers, information professionals, and students

NISO Virtual Event

NISO Tech Summit
Wednesday, October 25-26, 2023, 10:00am - 1:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

The modern information environment is a complex network of software and operating systems that are expected to perform new functions across both old and new hardware.  What are the big challenges facing content providers, service providers, and platform hosts? What are the smaller speed bumps that impede our progress in building more efficient and effective digital information environments? The theme and program for this event will be developed In collaboration with a committee of stakeholders, who collectively reflect the overall interests of the information community.