NISO Professional Development Events in October 2016

NISO Webinar: The Internet of Things
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M., Eastern time

The decrease in the cost of sensors and the connectivity necessary to support them has given rise to a network of interconnected devices. This network, often called the Internet of Things (IoT), creates a variety of information management challenges. For the library and publishing communities, the IoT presents opportunities and challenges around the gathering, organization, and processing of the tremendous amounts of data the network generates. How will these data be incorporated into traditional publication, archiving, and resource management systems? Additionally, how will the IoT impact resource management within our community? In what ways will interconnected resources provide a better user experience for patrons and readers? This session will introduce concepts surrounding and potential implications of the IoT on the information management community. It will also explore applications related to managing emerging resources in a library environment.

Confirmed speakers: Bryan Alexander, Consultant; Robert Weisberg, Senior Project Manager, Publications and Editorial Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Lauren Di Monte, NCSU Libraries Fellow, Cyma Rubin Fellow, North Carolina State University.

For additional information, visit the NISO event page.

Enabling Innovations for Researcher Workflows and Scholarly Communication
A NISO-ICSTI Joint Webinar Event
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., Eastern time (Please note the special broadcast time for this event.)

Digital network technologies have driven the globalization of the scientific community and transformed the way in which research is conducted and communicated.

This webinar focuses on usage of the innovative tools that have been developed to facilitate information sharing and collaboration in this changing environment. Presenters will address the need for consensus among stakeholders in differing scientific communities on the principles needed to have a positive impact on research practices, openness, efficiency and reproducibility, and outcomes.

Confirmed speakers: Jeroen Bosman, Scholarly Communications and Geoscience Librarian, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Bianca Kramer: Life Sciences and Medicine Librarian, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; David Mellor, PhD, Project Manager, Journal and Funder Initiatives, Center for Open Science; Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University; and Alex Viggio, Associate Director, Faculty Information System, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Note: Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members will need to register at member rates for this event as this partnered webinar event is not part of the LSA package of benefits.

For additional information, visit the NISO event page.