NISO Professional Development Events in November and December 2017

Mark your calendars for these webinar dates in 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, regardless of membership status.

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

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

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 What's working, which technological approaches may be outdated, and what needs to be done (research, technology upgrades, etc.)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 the 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; Ellen Rotenberg, Director, Product Management, Platform Capabilities and Services, Clarivate Analytics, and Rick Stevenson, Manager, Tech Operations, Clarivate Analytics.

Speaker titles and abstracts are available on the NISO event page.

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? Save 25% on the November event by registering online for both segments!

It's also possible to register online for just Part One or just Part Two.

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

In 2016, NISO announced an initiative aimed at development of best practices for documenting and understanding users' paths between discovery of content and accessing the content. Did users 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; Dan Paskett, Director, Shared Shelf Outreach Coordinator, ITHAKA; and Allison C. Belan,Associate Director, Digital Strategy & Systems, Duke University Press.

Paying by credit card? Register online.

NISO Virtual Conference
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Advancing Altmetrics: Best Practices and Emerging Ideas

Altmetrics is an active area for a variety of reasons. There is an ongoing need to justify the work, space, and resources invested in the library. How best to generate, synthesize, interpret, and deliver the most useful data to demonstrate the return on investment made by the institution is a constant concern. What are best practices for using altmetrics in assessment efforts? How comfortable are faculty with the use of altmetrics in the context of tenure and promotion activities?

NISO's working group on altmetrics has built a better understanding of related use cases, but already there are discussions of whether new metrics might be usefully framed for measuring research impact outside of the academic environment or for capturing the value of unconventional research outputs.

Will indicators regarding views and downloads be sufficient to evaluate the usefulness of data sets? What example might be provided by studies of COUNTER, SUSHI, and SUSHI Lite? What alternative approaches might be needed or fostered in order to ensure the discoverability, usability, and reproducibility of scientific data sets?

Confirmed Speakers: Mike Taylor, Head of Metric Development, Digital Science; Andy Herzog, Faculty Services and Online Engagement, Department Head, University of Texas at Arlington; Patty Smith, Impact and Dissemination Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, California Digital Library; Martha Kyrillidou, PhD., Principal, QualityMetrics, LLC; Stacy Konkiel, Director of Research and Education, Altmetric; with other speakers 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. (Check your institutional membership status here.) NISO Virtual Conferences require a separate registration in order for any member to participate.