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)

EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/forum_2014/

ABOUT THE FORUM

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.

TOPICS & SPEAKERS

(Detailed agenda available at: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/forum_2014/agenda_chicago/)

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

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

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: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/forum_2014/. If you have additional questions about the forum or the livestream, please contact nisohq@niso.org.

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
chodgson@niso.org
301-654-2512

NISO Forum on Discovery to Delivery: OpenURL, sign-on authentication, cross-device accessibility and more!

OpenURL — Knowledgebase quality — Sign-on authentication — Scholarly
linking recommendations — Usability metrics — Cross-device accessibility

If you’re dealing with any of these issues in providing services to your
users, then you’ll want to attend NISO’s one-day forum on DISCOVERY TO
DELIVERY: CREATING A FIRST-CLASS USER EXPERIENCE on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA. NISO educational
forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection of speakers
representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly information
community and the small size which provides opportunities to network with
speakers and other attendees.

ABOUT THE FORUM

There is information everywhere today and access to it relies on a seamless
discovery process that offers all appropriate options to the unassisted
information seeker. The journey between discovery and delivery is
accomplished with a variety of differing technologies and processes, many of
which depend on a reliable and accurate knowledge base of coverage
information. As demands on these technologies change and expand, NISO
supports a variety of efforts to strengthen and improve them. This forum
will explore new and innovative ways to meet user’s needs and expectations
for discovery and delivery of content in the networked world.

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

Keynote Address — Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition
for Networked Information

Maintaining the OpenURL Registry — Phil Norman, Director Reference and
Resource Sharing Development, OCLC

Seamless Access to Resources — Adam Chandler, Database Management and E-
Resources Librarian, Cornell University Library

Usability in Georgia — Ameet Doshi, User Engagement & Assessment
Coordinator, Georgia Institute of Technology

bXT Recommender Service — Nettie Lagace, Product Director, Ex Libris, Inc.

Improving Single Sign On (SSO): Perfecting a Seamless, Item-Level Linking
through SSO Authentication — Harry Kaplanian, Director, Product Management,
Serials Solutions

The BookServer Project — Peter Brantley, Director BookServer Project,
Internet Archive

REGISTRATION

Early bird discounts are available through March 12, 2010. A student
discount is also available. For more information, a detailed agenda, and to
register, visit the event webpage: www.niso.org/news/events/2010/d2d/

NISO’s March Two-Part Webinar: Identifiers: New Problems, New Solutions

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Learn about the latest developments in Identifier Standards and what’s new in Content Identification at NISO’s two-part March webinar: IDENTIFIERS: NEW PROBLEMS, NEW SOLUTIONS. Each part is independent and can be registered for separately —  or register for both and receive a 20% discount. The webinars will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays in March from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

PART 1: WHAT’S IN A NAME? LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN IDENTIFIERS

Topics and speakers for Part 1, What’s in a Name? Latest Developments in Identifiers, on March 10 are:

Linking Names: the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), and the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) — Dr. Thomas B. Hickey, Chief Scientist, OCLC

Why Name Identifiers — Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development, Columbia University

I2 (Institutional Identifiers) Working Group: Where We Are Now, What’s Ahead — Helen L. Henderson, Vice President, Marketing Research & Development, Ringgold, Inc.

PART 2: CONTENT IDENTIFICATION: WHAT’S NEW

Topics and speakers for Part 2, Content Identification: What’s New, on March 17 are:

Using Identifiers to Facilitate the E-book Supply Chain (Whatever That Turns Out to Be) — Brian Green, Executive Director, International ISBN Agency

ARK: Archival Resource Key — John A. Kunze, Preservation Technologies Architect, California Digital Library

New Applications of DOIs — Speaker TBA

REGISTRATION

Each part is independent; you may register for either one or both. Registrants for both parts receive a 20% discount. NISO and NASIG members may also register at a discounted rate. Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer).Can’t make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your convenience. For more information or to register, visit the event webpage. http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/nameid/

SPONSOR

This two-part webinar is sponsored by CrossRef (www.crossref.org)

NISO Forum on Discovery to Delivery: Creating a First-Class User Experience, March 23, Atlanta, Georgia

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Join NISO for a one-day forum on Discovery to Delivery: Creating a First-Class User Experience on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA. NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly information community and the small size which provides opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees.

ABOUT THE FORUM

There is information everywhere today and access to it relies on a seamless discovery process that offers all appropriate options to the unassisted information seeker. The journey between discovery and delivery is accomplished with a variety of differing technologies and processes, many of which depend on a reliable and accurate knowledge base of coverage information. As demands on these technologies change and expand, NISO supports a variety of efforts to strengthen and improve them. This forum will explore new and innovative ways to meet user’s needs and expectations for discovery and delivery of content in the networked world.

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

. Keynote Address — Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

. Maintaining the OpenURL Registry — Phil Norman, Director Reference and Resource Sharing Development, OCLC

. Seamless Access to Resources — Adam Chandler, Database Management and E-Resources Librarian, Cornell University Library

. Usability in Georgia — Speaker TBA

. bXT Recommender Service — Nettie Lagace, Product Director, Ex Libris, Inc.

. Improving Single Sign On (SSO): Perfecting a Seamless, Item-Level Linking through SSO Authentication — Harry Kaplanian, Director, Product Management, Serials Solutions

. The BookServer Project — Peter Brantley, Director BookServer Project, Internet Archive

REGISTRATION

NISO members receive a substantial discount. Early bird discounts for all registrants are available through March 12, 2010. A student discount is also available. For more information and to register, visit the event webpage:
www.niso.org/news/events/2010/d2d/

NISO August Webinar: E-Books: A Rapidly Evolving Marketplace

NISO’s August webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the topic of E-Books: A Rapidly Evolving Marketplace.

While e-books have been slow to garner wide adoption, the past few years has seen greatly expanded interest and use of e-books. New models and applications are growing exponentially. This webinar will explore several key aspects of the e-book community: sales and licensing models for libraries, and developments with e-book file formats. Building on the free NISO/BISG forum (see: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/ala09/bisg) held at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, this webinar will focus on the business applications of creating, selling, and using e-books.

Topics and speakers are:

— Creation, Formatting, and Distribution Options for E-books
Tino Fleischer, Atypon Systems, Inc.

— Business Models and Approaches for Selling E-books
Anne Orens, Independent Consultant

— E-books in the Library: Successfully Reaching the End User
Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Wright State University

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage (http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/ebooks09). Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. NISO and NASIG members receive a discounted member rate. A student discount is also available. Can’t make it on the 12th? Register and gain access to the recorded archive for one year.

This webinar is sponsored by Swets.

Assessment and Performance Measurement Forum – Register by May 11 to receive early bird discounts

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REMINDER:

NISO will be holding a one day forum on “Assessment and Performance Management for Libraries” on June 1, 2009 at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.

About this Forum

Particularly in times when belt-tightening is necessary, we all need to find ways to measure our performance to improve our outcomes. This one-day, in-person seminar will focus on quantitative measures by which libraries can measure their performance and compare it with others. Usage versus cost measurement, the impact of changing delivery methods, and end-users outcome satisfaction will be explored.

Agenda

Topics and speakers are:

** Opening Keynote – Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning, University of Washington

** Restructuring the New Library to Succeed: Assessment and Performance Measures From a Dean’s Perspective – Susan Gibbons, Vice Provost and Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

** Retaining and Cutting: Collections Development in Tight Times – Mike Poulin, Digital Resources Librarian and Coordinator of Digital Initiatives, Colgate University Libraries

** Considering User Experiences to Assess Services and Facilities at the Library of Virginia – Suzy Szasz Palmer, Director of Research & Information Services, Library of Virginia

** MISO (Merged Information Services Organizations) Survey – David Consiglio, Statistics & Research Methods Support Specialist, Coordinator of Information Services for the Social Sciences and Administration Offices, Bryn Mawr College

** Building Your Own Assessment Plans – Larry White, Assistant Professor and Co-Interim Chair of the Department of Library Science, East Carolina University

Registration

Early-Bird registration ends May 11, 2009. Early bird rate is $135 for NISO members, $165 for non-members, and $60 for students.

For more information and to register, visit the event website: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/assess09