NISO Professional Development Events in October, November, and December 2017

Mark your calendars for these webinar dates in October, November, and December! NISO's fee structure allows your organization to gather an unlimited number of staff in a conference or classroom setting to view the event on the day of the broadcast. Access to an archived recording of the event is always included in your registration fee, regardless of membership status.

Coming Soon: The announcement of NISO's 2018 calendar of webinars, virtual conferences, and training series!

Strategic Directions: Strategic Thinking - Five Years Ahead
Wednesday, October 18
NISO Webinar

This webinar will be driven by discussion of five significant trends (as identified by the global community of libraries) and their long-term ramifications. How are emerging technologies reshaping existing legal protections and what does that reshaping mean for users and providers of digital content in a networked world? Can we rely on online education technologies to produce a more highly educated workforce? Will the networks of information and communication technologies enable collaboration as anticipated? How much personal data ought a provider to expect in exchange for content access? How far does the right to privacy extend? Information and communication technologies (ICT) are having an impact on human interactions and transactions. How will those transactions look in 2022?

Confirmed Speakers: Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management; Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University; Rick Luce, Dean, University Libraries, University of Oklahoma; and MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian, University of California - Davis.

Paying by credit card? Register online here.

NISO Two-Part Webinar: Engineering Access Under the Hood
Wednesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The first half of this two-part webinar program (scheduled for November 1) will provide an overview of the current landscape of options available to academic institutions for ensuring and streamlining access to materials by legitimate users. What's working, which technological approaches may be outdated, and what needs to be done (research, technology upgrades, etc.) to resolve related problems?

The second half of this webinar (scheduled for November 15) will provide an overview of the issues associated with delivering quality metadata by and to various stakeholders. Based on comments heard at conferences and in meetings, it's an old issue. But what are the existing barriers to delivering reliable metadata? What improvements might be made in the process? What stands in the way of successful implementation?

November 1 (Part One): Engineering Access Under the Hood: Challenges of Identity and Authentication Management

Confirmed Speakers: Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies; Phil Leahy, Services Relationship Manager, Eduserv and Jon Bentley, OpenAthens Commercial Director, Eduserv; Ellen Rotenberg, Director, Product Management, Platform Capabilities and Services, Clarivate Analytics, and Rick Stevenson, Manager, Tech Operations, Clarivate Analytics.

November 15 (Part Two): Engineering Access Under the Hood: Enhancing & Harmonizing Metadata for Discovery & Use

Confirmed Speakers: Patricia Payton, Senior Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest/Bowker; Scott Anderson, Associate Professor & Information Systems Librarian, Millersville University; Marilyn White, E-Resource Librarian, Briget Wynne, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and Katelynd Bucher, Metadata Librarian, Research Library Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).

Paying by credit card? Register online for just Part One or just Part Two.

Better yet, save 25% on the November event by registering online for both segments!

NISO Webinar: Tracing Discovery & Subsequent Use: Harvesting and Analyzing the Data
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In 2016, NISO announced an initiative aimed at the development of best practices for documenting and understanding users' paths between discovery of content and accessing the content. Do users usually come in from a discovery service, Google Scholar, or some other available channel? What should that signify to service providers? What does that mean for libraries? This session will spotlight the size and scope of the issue as well as the progress that may be made towards its resolution.

Confirmed Speakers: Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan; Peter Vlahakis, Product Manager, ITHAKA and Dan Paskett, Director, Shared Shelf Outreach Coordinator, ITHAKA; other speakers are to be announced.

Paying by credit card? Register online.

NISO's Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members automatically receive access to all of the fourteen 90-minute webinars offered annually by NISO as a member benefit. (You can check your institutional membership status here.)