NISO Announces 2010 Educational Program Schedule, Discount Program

November 3, 2009 - Baltimore, MD - Continuing on the success of its 2009 educational programs, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces its 2010 education schedule. NISO will be hosting 16 events throughout the coming year: 13 webinars and three in-person events focusing on a range of technology- and standards-related topics affecting the library and publishing communities. Among the important topics that will be addressed are: assessment, interoperability, preservation, identification, RFID, metadata, and accessibility.
NISO's web seminars are held on the second Wednesday of each month, except July. There are two 2-part seminars planned for March and September, which will take place on consecutive Wednesdays. All webinars run from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern time, and the registration fee per site (defined as access by one computer with an unlimited number of viewers) is $89 for NISO members and $109 for non-members.

NISO will also be continuing its partnership with NASIG to provide the member rate to current NASIG members. Registration also includes access for one year to a recorded version of the webinar.

NISO is also pleased to announce a discount program for organizations interested in having staff participate in multiple events. The entire 13-part series of webinars can be purchased for the price of six events. There is also a "buy 4 and get 2 free" discount. This is an excellent opportunity for professional development without the expense of travel.

NISO is holding three in-person forums in 2010: Discovery to Delivery: Creating a First-Class User Experience (March 23rd in Atlanta, GA); The 4th Annual NISO/BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum (free, open event at ALA Annual, June 25th, Washington, DC); and E-Resource Management: From Start to Finish (and Back Again) (October 7th, Chicago, IL). NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly information community and the small size that provides opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees.

Free teleconferences are also held on the second Monday of every month (except July) to discuss projects underway in NISO and to provide the community with an opportunity to provide feedback and input on areas where NISO is or ought to be engaged.

The complete list of 2010 NISO educational events is listed below and more details are available at: Registration is now open for all events.

Sponsorship and speaking opportunities are also available. If you would like to share your expertise with the community, suggest speakers or related topics, or would like to sponsor an event, please contact Todd Carpenter, Managing Director of NISO via todd [at] niso [dot] org with your ideas.

NISO 2010 Educational Events Calendar

January 13 - WEBINAR
From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability

February 10 - WEBINAR
What It Takes To Make It Last: E-Resources Preservation

March Two-Part Webinar: Identifiers: New Problems, New Solutions
- March 10: What's in a Name? Latest Developments in Identifiers
- March 17: Content Identification: What's New with ISO Identifiers, ISBN and ISTC

March 23 - IN-PERSON
Discovery to Delivery: Creating a First-Class User Experience - Atlanta, GA

April 14 - WEBINAR
RFID in Libraries: Standards and Expanding Use

May 12 - WEBINAR
It's in the Mail: Best Practices for Resource Sharing

June 9 - WEBINAR
Control Your Vocabulary: Knowledge Organization Systems for Improved Retrieval

June 25 - IN-PERSON
4th Annual NISO/BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum - Free, open forum at the ALA Annual Conference - Washington, DC

August 11 - WEBINAR
Show Me the Data: Managing Data Sets for Scholarly Content

September Two-Part Webinar: Measuring use, assessing success
- September 8: Measure, Assess, Improve, Repeat: Using Library Performance Metrics
- September 15: Count Me In: Measuring Individual Item Usage

October 7 - IN-PERSON
E-Resource Management: From Start to Finish (and Back Again) - Chicago, IL

October 13 - WEBINAR
It's Only as Good as the Metadata: Improving OpenURL and Knowledgebase Quality

November 10 - WEBINAR
The Case of the Disappearing Journal: Solving the Title Transfer and Online Display Mystery

December 8 - WEBINAR
Unprecedented Interaction: Providing Accessibility for the Disabled

NISO Open Teleconferences
Join NISO on our free monthly conference calls to discuss projects underway in NISO and to provide the organization with feedback and input on areas where NISO is or ought to be engaged. NISO teleconferences are held from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the second Monday of each month (except July). To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743.

About NISO
NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of an information standard. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). More information about NISO is available on its website: For more information please contact NISO on (301) 654-2512 or via email on