NISO September Virtual Conference: Library Data in the Cloud

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like
formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer
length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the
convenience of a webinar.

Date: September 24, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

Event webpage:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud/

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Cloud computing seems to be a growing trend, no matter the industry or type
of information system. Library systems are no stranger to this trend; just
about every major systems provider has a cloud-based solution available.
While many factors for selecting a cloud system are similar to those for any
information system decision, there are some special issues and challenges
for storing your data in the cloud, including security, privacy, ownership,
interoperability, and transferability.

In NISO’s September 24 virtual conference, Library Data in the Cloud-to be
held from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT-libraries that have explored the use of
cloud systems will discuss their experiences, their concerns, issues
encountered, and lessons learned.

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

*    Keynote Speaker – Rick McMullen, PhD, Director of the Arkansas High
Performance Computing Center and Research Professor of Computer Science and
Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas
*    Integrated Library Systems Moving to the Cloud – Joseph R. Matthews,
author and library consultant
*    Big Data Processing in the Cloud: a Hydra/Sufia Experience – Zhiwu
Xie, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Technology Development Librarian, Center
for Digital Research and Scholarship University Libraries, Virginia Tech
*    Cloud Computing in Library Instruction – Laura Fargo McKinnon, JD,
MLIS, Department Head, Research & Instructional Services, University of
North Texas Libraries and Kris Helge, Scholarly Communications Librarian,
University of North Texas Libraries
*    Data Publication and Sharing with Globus – Steve Tuecke, Deputy
Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago; Co-Founder of the
Globus Project
*    eResource Management in the Cloud – Jeffrey D. Kuskie, Electronic
Resource Manager, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of
Nebraska at Omaha
*    Security and Data Ownership in the Cloud – Andrew K. Pace, Executive
Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC; Councilor-at-large, American
Library Association
*    Privacy in the Cloud – Speaker TBA
*    Conference Roundtable – Discussion with speakers and Q&A

REGISTRATION

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 4:00 pm
Eastern on September 24, 2014 (the day before the virtual conference).
Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All virtual
conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Can’t make it on the day of the virtual conference? All registrants receive
access to the recorded version for one year. Take advantage of the Virtual
Conference subscription package
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/%23subscription for all six
of the 2014 Virtual Conferences and save 33%. (Previously held 2014 virtual
conferences available in recorded versions.)

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud/

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