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Prioritize Sharing of Knowledge Among Colleagues! NISO's 2024 Webinar Topics

Prioritize Sharing of Knowledge Among Colleagues! NISO's 2024 Webinar Topics

December 2023

2024 NISO Monthly Webinar Schedule

NISO continues to prioritize collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the scholarly communications community.  Our commitment to providing a platform for industry professionals to engage in meaningful discussions and stay informed of pivotal topics is reflected in our monthly webinar program.  These events will take the form of roundtables, presentations, and skill sharing instruction every month on a Wednesday from 11:00am – 12:00 noon (Eastern). Registration is free to individuals working at NISO member organizations, with sign-on credentials sent directly to organization contacts.  Additionally, non-member organizations and individual students are invited to register.  The non-member registration fee covers an unlimited number of participants from your organization.  Our 2024 Schedule includes perennial and timely topics.  We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Author Rights, January 10, 2024

Authors must navigate a variety of distribution models when thinking about sharing their content. Does one choose a subscription-based or open access publication? The decision may also mean juggling institutional and grant-related requirements regarding venue and copyright. Choosing is daunting. In concert, librarians and publishers must grasp the implications of the services offered, from read and publish contracts to rights retention policies. By engaging community leaders working closely on these issues, this roundtable will delve into important topics at the intersection of accessibility, cost, and authorship to reveal important insights about the ever-changing scholarly communications environment.

Librarians, Researchers, and Publishers & Social Change, February 7, 2024

This event is designed to unite libraries, publishers, and researchers in a shared mission: to drive positive social change through academic collaboration, ethical publishing practices, and information advocacy. What are the roles and responsibilities of each ecosystem member? What are some strategies for fostering collaborative partnerships that promote DEIA principles? Learn about how to make a meaningful social impact through knowledge sharing.

More Accessible: Beyond PDF As We Know It, March 13, 2024

The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been a ubiquitous method for document sharing due to its universal compatibility to preserve document formatting across different platforms and systems. However, the format has drawbacks and alternatives to the PDF can offer improved collaboration and accessibility. This informative and instructional program aims to identify alternatives and explore the enhanced experiences and inclusive work flow available for consideration.

Sustainability in Publishing, April 17, 2024

Explore key questions that investigate the publishing and information sharing industry's primary concerns and challenges related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Hear about publisher initiatives being undertaken to promote sustainability and address equity, access, and environmental concerns, as well as what obstacles and opportunities are being navigated to create lasting change. Discuss collaborative programs happening in the industry and explore strategies that foster greater global inclusivity. Join us to explore how we can shape a sustainable future for publishing.

Indigenous-Specific Collection Development; Indigenous Librarianship, May 8, 2024

Indigenous knowledge and library practices require cultural sensitivity and respectful, authentic collaboration to build, manage, and preserve collections that honor heritage. This program will discuss  best practices, ethical considerations, and the complexities of Indigenous librarianship. The goal is to impart the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the appropriate representation and protection of Indigenous voices, perspectives, and traditional knowledge in library collections. Learn how to understand intellectual property rights and community-based practices, and how a culturally sensitive approach fosters respect, inclusivity and productive collaboration.

Ensuring Trust in the Scholarly Record, June 12, 2024

Integrating critical information scrutiny into educational curricula is an important part of ensuring trust in research outcomes, interpretation, and proliferation. How can libraries and publishers work together to teach and cultivate vital skills necessary for today's academic success?  Uncover the interconnected roles, responsibilities, and opportunities for libraries and publishers to dynamically adapt to the changing needs of students and educators.  Explore methods through which stakeholders can contribute to open access and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment to elevate learning and integrity.

Collaborative Collections (Two Part Webinar), August 14 and August 21, 2024

Strategies & Partnerships: Insights to Build Collaborative Collections, Part One
August 14, 2024

Managing & Sustaining Collaborative Collections, Part Two
August 21, 2024

Collaborative collection development is a multifaceted process that requires navigating the intricacies of collaboration, partnerships with publishers and vendors, as well as a keen understanding of what is necessary to optimize its benefits for all stakeholders.  This two-part series will delve into effective strategies, case studies, and contemplations pertaining to sustainability, management, resource access, impact and preservation.  Focused on the immediate opportunities and challenges that must be navigated between libraries and publishers, the in-depth conversation will provide practical knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a successful collaborative collection.

The Importance of Metadata in AI, September 11, 2024

Metadata provides critical context and information about the data being used to train and operate AI algorithms. It is the framework that shapes how AI systems process, interpret, and generate insights from available data in order to respond to queries. Through the presentation of case studies and discussion, this program will investigate the impact of metadata on algorithms, ethical considerations, and transparency.

Practical Applications to Improve the Accessibility of Your Website, October 9, 2024

Websites can pose a particular challenge to individuals with disabilities, especially if they require a variety of actions to explore or access information.  Library websites require navigation through a variety of imagery, text, search functions, and authentication portals.  Inaccessible web design, images without descriptive alternative text, or complex features can impede user success. This program explores the core principles of web accessibility and offers participants with insights to identify common barriers to usability, as well as some practical solutions to improve user experience.

COUNTER and SUSHI Basics & Best Practices, November 20, 2024

COUNTER and SUSHI are invaluable electronic resource usage statistics standards that are employed to collect and analyze usage data, ensuring accuracy for informed decision making.  Explore best practices and strategies for assessing the reliability of gathered statistics and their reporting.  Through discussion, case studies, expert insights, and instructional workshop opportunities, participants will discover how to use assessment data from these standards to optimize resource allocation, enhance user services, and align with academic and research goals.

Authentication and Browser Changes, December 11, 2024

Authentication and browsers play a critical role in how libraries and publishers facilitate digitally secure access in the access and exchange of information.  As important components to user experience, resource management, security, and access, understanding recent updates and change is vital.  This program will delve into recent and possible changes and provide knowledge and skills to adapt, ensure compliance with evolving standards, and still prioritize user access and privacy.