NISO Announces 2009 Education Program Schedule

New Webinar Subscription Package Available; NISO Member Rates for All Events Extended to NASIG members

Baltimore, MD - December 15, 2008 - NISO has announced its 2009 schedule of in-person education events and webinars and is accepting registration for all sessions at its website, As an important aspect of NISO's mission to communicate the value of standards and provide information about developing technological challenges in the community, the program will highlight a range of issues of critical importance to libraries, publishers and systems developers. One key component of the schedule is a regular monthly schedule of webinars. This series will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at a regularly scheduled time, so that attendees can incorporate it into their regular schedule.
"Building on our success in 2008, NISO is expanding the number of webinars that we will hold," said Todd Carpenter, Managing Director of NISO, "The topics have been generated by our Education Committee based on community feedback concerning urgent needs and future plans. It will be a robust and enlightening program for 2009."

NISO has also reached an agreement with the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) to extend NISO member rates for all events to members of that organization. This new partnership will extend a discounted educational opportunity to a broader community of library professionals.

Attendees can register for individual sessions or can purchase a subscription package for the 2009 webinar series. Those who have plans to participate in multiple webinars have the benefit of pre-paying for three and receiving admission to a fourth at no charge. Registration for the entire 2009 webinar schedule enables the participant to receive 50% off the registration price for the entire scheduled series of 12.

ExLibris will provide major sponsorship for selected events in NISO's 2009 education program. Major sponsorship of in-person events, of webinars, and combinations sponsorship/advertising opportunities are also available. Please contact the NISO offices to discuss the benefits of NISO sponsorship at

Webinars: All NISO webinars are held from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time.

  • January 14 - NISO Webinar: Preservation
  • February 11 - NISO Webinar: Authentication
  • March 11 - NISO Webinar: Data Movement and Management
  • April 8 - NISO Webinar: KBART
  • May 6 - NISO/COUNTER Webinar: COUNTER: A How-To Guide
  • May 13 - NISO Webinar: Usage Issues
  • June 10 - NISO Webinar: Interoperability Issues
  • August 12 - NISO Webinar: E-books
  • September 9 - NISO Webinar: Licensing Introductory Issues/SERU
  • October 14 - NISO Webinar: MARC/RDA/Bibliographic Control
  • November 11 - NISO Webinar: Data Systems Population/Data Migration
  • December 9 - NISO Webinar: ONIX-PL/ERMI Update

In-person Events

  • January 23-26 - NISO @ ALA Midwinter 2009 (Denver, CO)
  • March 11 - Data Movement and Management (Pre-ACRL, Seattle, WA)
  • March 12-14 - NISO @ ACRL (Seattle, WA)
  • April 20 - Assessment and Performance Measurement (Baltimore, MD)
  • May 29 - NISO/BISG at BookExpo (New York, NY)
  • July 10 - NISO/BISG Forum: The Standards Landscape (Chicago, IL - ALA Annual)
  • July 10-14 - NISO @ ALA Annual (Chicago, IL)
  • October 12-13 - Library Resource Management Systems (Boston, MA)

Current members of the NISO Education Committee are Jeff Baer, President, COS Division, CSA; Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Resource Linking Librarian, Kansas State University Libraries; Clinton K. Chamberlain, Coordinator for Electronic Resource Acquisitions, University of Texas Libraries; Cindy Hepfer, Head, Electronic Periodicals Management Dept., University at Buffalo (SUNY); Mary Jackson, Product Manager, Resource Sharing, Auto-Graphics, Inc.; Nettie Lagace, SFX/Verde Product Director, Ex Libris Group; Audrey Melkin, Director of Business Development, Atypon Systems, Inc.

About NISO
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