NISO In-Person Forum: Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform: Challenges and Opportunities

NISO In-Person Forum: Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform: Challenges and Opportunities

DATE: October 21 – 22, 2014

LOCATION: University of Chicago Booth School of Business – Gleacher Center

Livestream option also available for remote attendance (all in-person and remote registrants receive access to the recorded version)



Web technologies have changed, and continue to change, the way that content is delivered to libraries and to users. Currently e-journals are delivered through platforms but the final object is still often a PDF file. E-books are generally delivered as a downloadable file to a stand-alone e-reader. However, with the advent of the Open Web Platform using standards such as HTML5, we are looking at a new era of separating the content from the container. The web as a distribution platform offers many new opportunities for more utilization of multimedia and streaming media, embedding of apps, increased linkages and interoperability between related content, greater interactivity with content, social sharing of user-generated content related to a “publication,” text mining, and much more that hasn’t even been imagined yet.


(Detailed agenda available at:

Day 1

Keynote Speaker – Timo Hannay, Managing Director, Digital Science
History and Legacy Systems – Bruce Rosenblum, CEO, Inera, Inc.
Production and Implementation – Barry Bealer, RSi Content Solutions
Current Implementations Looking Towards Next Generation Systems – Jake Zarnegar, Silverchair
Next Generation Systems
Gregg Gordon, President and CEO, Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, SVP, Journal and Data Solutions, Elsevier
Future Work
Alberto Pepe, Associate Research Scientist at Harvard University and Co-founder of Authorea
Maryann Martone, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Day 2

Panel discussion: What Librarians want in a Discovery Platform – Moderated by Sommer Browning, Discovery Access Librarian, University of Denver
Retooling Metadata Around Linked Data Principles
John Mark Ockerbloom, Digital Library Architect and Planner, University of Pennsylvania
Jeff Penka, Director of Channel and Product Development, Zepheira
Educational Publishing, Platform Providers, and E-Reserves – Speaker TBA
Closing Address: Looking Toward the Future – R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies; Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse


Discounts for both in-person and livestream are available to NISO and SSP (Society for Scholarly Publishing) members and for students.

An early bird registration discount for in-person attendees is available through October 7, 2014. There are separate registration links on the webpage for in-person and live streaming registrations. Live streaming registration is per site (access for one computer). All registrants, in-person and livestream, will receive access to the recorded version of the forum for one year.

Visit the event webpage for more information and to register: If you have additional questions about the forum or the livestream, please contact

Note: Live streaming success is dependent on many factors, some of which are outside NISO’s control. We are not anticipating any particular issues with the live streaming technology for this event, but if problems occur and the Forum is inaccessible for the streaming attendee(s), we will communicate a schedule for refunds, based on the circumstances.

Cynthia Hodgson
Technical Editor / Consultant
National Information Standards Organization

Teaching Skills for Librarians

Public and academic librarians are often called upon to deliver educational instruction and training, even though these skills required to do so are not always covered as part of their MLS education. This program was developed in order to provide librarians with a basic set of skills for teaching adult learners.

Teaching Skills for Librarians: A Professional Development Online Course Offered in Collaboration with the College of Saint Rose

Monday, September 8, 2014 through Friday, December 12, 2014

Course Description
The College of St. Rose in cooperation with the New York Library Association is offering a professional development course for librarians. The course will be offered as a completely online study experience. The modules will engage students in the development of foundational skills for teaching and learning for librarians; delivery of Instruction about libraries and library skills; use of technology for teaching and information resources for teaching library skills; and the need for collaboration in selecting content for effectively teaching library skills.

1. Module One: A Foundation for Teaching and Learning for Librarians
Pre-assess audience for clear direction regarding learning needs;
Establish and state learning objectives and participant outcomes in behavioral terms;
Organize materials and resources for instruction, considering transmission of content, and motivation of learners with varying learning preferences and needs;
Introduce instruction and get participants set for the learning to come;
Plan activities that focus on objectives and outcomes, and use objectives and outcomes as screens for selecting learning activities. Activities should model interactive strategies to engage learners, provide application opportunities for learners, and build a community of learners throughout instructional delivery;
Monitor learning progress at formative instructional junctures and adjust instruction;
Assess objectives and learner outcomes;
Choose tactics to bring closure to instruction.

2. Module Two: Delivery of Instruction about Libraries and Library Skills
Revise a lesson in library instruction;
Model interactive strategies to engage learners;
Use learners to instruct the learners;
Provide opportunities for learners to apply material that is taught;
Build a community of learners throughout instructional delivery;
Devise questions and elicit higher order thinking as answers;
Manage instruction and manage discipline.

3. Module Three: Technology and Teaching about Libraries, Information Resources, and Library Skills
Teach information technology and literacies related to the library;
Teach about libraries and teaching library skills with technology, as appropriate;
Use technology to enhance instruction;
Develop electronic instructional modules;
Teach without technology, as appropriate.

4. Module Four: Collaboration and Subject Matter
Collaborate with those requesting service to assure client satisfaction;
Collaborate with members and organizations in the community to increase understanding of the library as a community resource, and to solicit input about scheduling useful instruction about the library for the community;
Involve clients with the subject matter;
Collaborate on an institution-wide level to develop strategies that address the information literacy needs of student/clients on an ongoing, extended basis.

There are two registration options. One including graduate credit and one without.

$650 (credit is graduate level course credit – accredited by the College of Saint Rose)
Please click here to download the registration form for the 1-credit option.

$450 option, without graduate credit
Please click here to download the registration form for the 0-credit option.

Click here to download the credit card payment form.

Form must be completed and submitted to St. Rose with payment in full by August 31, 2014.

Please send all forms to the attention of:

Casey Redden, Assistant Registrar for Special Projects
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 454-2081
Fax: (518) 454-2012

To e-mail form:

* The College of Saint Rose acknowledges and thanks the Library Instruction Leadership Academy (LILAC) Academy for its contributions to the conceptualization of this course.

Take Risks, Embrace Change: The 2014 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Take Risks, Embrace Change: The 2014 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC
October 17, 2014

An exciting keynote speaker, Dr. Dianne Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will begin the day. The program will continue with dynamic sessions and posters where librarians will share their strategies for implementing change and innovative ideas.

This conference will provide a forum to:

Share and celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals
Inspire each other to innovate and promote change
Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices

The conference is sponsored by the libraries of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For the complete schedule, registration and hotel information please see the conference web site at:

Registration is $35 which includes lunch.

Registration deadline is October 3, 2014.

Apps for Librarians & Educators

Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education

September 2014

Apps for Librarians & Educators: Become an Expert in Mobile Apps for iPhones, iPads, or Android Smartphones


$275 (Simmons GSLIS Alunmi Price: $220)
September 8 – October 10, 2014 – PDPs: 20 — Please note: This is a
five-week workshop.

Back by popular demand and the only GSLIS Continuing Education workshop
offered for September 2014!

ALCTS Webinar: Copyright Issues for Growing Digital Collections

Wednesday, September 3 , 2014

Sessions begin at 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
and last about an hour.

Presenter will share experiences working with a legal services department
at an academic campus. After eighteen months of getting no signed
copyrights transferred to the university from authors and copyright
holders, she was able to convince the legal heads that what was really
needed was a form in which authors and copyright holders would give them
permission to digitize their works to share freely with the world, but
retain their copyright. Once they instituted their own nonexclusive,
royalty-free form, they were able to get permissions to grow their digital
collections by more than eight hundred articles and books. Presenter will
also cover how she located copyright holders and will share the types of
permissions she was successful in obtaining, including heirs, government
research authors, small publishing companies, and individual authors.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will get a new look at what used to be thought of as a
complicated process. The presenter will present a simplified process, give
good resources, and admit when something is beyond her knowledge or
experience. The best thing is not to be overwhelmed and have fun with the
process. Resources will include websites, electronic discussion lists, and
articles on best practices for universities, historical societies, and

Who Should Attend?

Digital librarians and archivists who work with gifts, copyright, and
digital initiatives.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Beginner and intermediate level; no prerequisites.


Julie Carmen graduated from Emporia State University in 2009 with a
master’s of library science and a graduate-level certificate in archives.
She earned her BA in interdisciplinary studies specializing in science and
music from Saint Mary of the Plains College. Carmen has been self-employed
as a consultant focusing on archives and cataloging and has worked for a
historical society in Colorado and at the Center for Oil Shale Technology
and Research at Colorado School of Mines. Her experience includes archival
and preservation applications to special collections, processing and
cataloging gifts, creating digital files, public outreach for special
collections and archives, copyright adherence for digitization projects,
and the study of digitization policies.


ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43

Nonmember (individual) . . . $59

International (individual) . . . $43


(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one
access point.)

Member group . . . $99

Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to
the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to
the recorded session, so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the
time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the
recording at your convenience.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form

or register by mail

for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other
questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

Make Acquisition & Assessment Easy- webinar

Make Acquisition & Assessment Easy

Thursday, Sept 18
2:00 pm EDT
(11:00 am PDT)


Join ProQuest® for a free, hour-long webinar to learn how tools from Intota, ProQuests transformational library services platform, can provide librarians with essential acquisition, management, and assessment tools to ensure your collections contain the right titles and resources.
Our panel will:
Discuss how Intota streamlines demand driven acquisition while assessing print and electronic collections for qualiy ROI.
Illustrate how using Intota Assessment can help you understand how and when your collection is being used.

Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

Hands-on cataloging for your non-cataloging staff-

Cataloging for Non-Catalogers
with Sylvia Hall-Ellis

12-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, September 22


This eCourse is ideal for institutions and organizations that would like non-cataloging staff to become proficient at hands-on cataloging—no prior cataloging experience is required.
From the basic core concepts to building their own records with several weeks of hands-on exercises, your staff can go from beginner to advanced cataloger in this eCourse. Participants will cover the latest trends, techniques, and instructions—including RDA: Resource Description and Access—to help catalog your materials.
In 12 weeks, participants will:
Learn about different cataloging schemes and different types of records
Learn the core concepts that govern the field of cataloging with an emphasis on working in an online environment
Learn how bibliographic description works, including the basics of different cataloging standards and bibliographic formats
Gain a thorough understanding of how authority control and subject access work
Catalog materials in a variety of formats and subject areas
Use the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and the Library of Congress Classification Scheme
Sylvia Hall-Ellis, an expert cataloger and instructor at the SJSU iSchool, will guide this asynchronous eCourse.
Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive a SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion.