NISO Professional Development Events, May & June 2022


NISO Webinar

Strategic Management of the Research Process
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

In recent years, researchers across the spectrum have seen shifts in funding practices, in available tools and resources, in output types, and more. What are the new expectations and priorities of the institutions and laboratories these researchers are affiliated with? How are their needs changing? This webinar will consider what the larger changes to the research process — from grant application to measuring research impact — may mean for strategic planning across the different stakeholder organizations operating in the information ecosystem.

Confirmed speakers include Brian Hitson, Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Department of EnergyMichael F. Huerta, PhD,  Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Associate Director for Strategy, National Library of Medicine, NIH; Greg Raschke, Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, NC State University Libraries; and Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Director, Scholars and Scholarship, Association of Research Libraries.

Free NISO Workshop

ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Content Providers
Monday, May 23, 2022, 11:00am - 12:00pm Noon (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Calling all Content Providers! Are you interested in showing support for the Open Discovery Initiative but find the conformance statement requirements confusing or intimidating? Are you concerned about how your organization will be perceived if you submit an imperfect statement? Then come to our workshop where we breakdown the requirements into manageable thematic sections, discuss why perfect is the enemy of the good, and generally commiserate with others who are in the same boat.

The featured presenter in this event is Rachel Kessler, Product Manager, Academic & Government, Clarivate Analytics.

NISO Virtual Conference

Text and Data Mining
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12:00pm Noon - 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Not so long ago, Text and Data Mining (TDM) — the automated detection of patterns and extraction of knowledge from machine-readable content or data — was a particular area of interest. So much so, that libraries and content providers developed licensing language and other resources to support researchers wanting to work with and manipulate this material, including a proliferation of LibGuides and APIs. But where are we now in identifying available resources and tools for TDM activities?

This virtual conference will provide an “explainer” for information professionals tasked with supporting researchers who are just beginning to engage with TDM, and wondering how to pull the data they need, how it is structured, and how they can expect to engage with it. Our speakers will cover essential technology, how it is deployed and used, the scope of support that the library may be asked to provide, and the spectrum of options for collaboration between information professionals and content and service providers.

Confirmed speakers include (among others) Peter Knoth, Senior Research Fellow in Text and Data Mining, Open University (UK); Dr. Prathik Roy, Group Product Manager, Springer Nature; Huajin Wang, Senior Librarian, Biology, CBD, MLD, LTI, Carnegie Mellon University; and John A. Walsh, Director, HathiTrust Research Center.


NISO Webinar

Ensuring Accessibility of Information Products and Services
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Increasingly, funders at state and local levels require accessibility in licensed information products and services. What does that mean for libraries and content providers? Are there guidelines that ensure compliance? What guarantees are there? What are the challenges in developing robust accessibility in a product or service? How can decision-makers ensure that a product is compliant before they sign the license? This roundtable discussion offers an opportunity to hear from users, experts, and practitioners about what is working (and what’s not)

NISO on the Road

American Library Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 23, 2022 -Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Washington D.C.

NISO looks forward to seeing you in-person at our 2022 ALA Annual sessions and at this year's NISO-BISG Changing Standards Landscape Forum, June 24, 2022 (12:30-4:00pm).

For years, the format of “the book” has been changing. It can be a printed volume, a digital file, or a packaged combination of text and app. The anticipated functionality of the product being delivered has changed as a result  Books are not produced or delivered in  the same way and some of the economic practices have shifted. The result is that publishers as well as librarians are having to rethink expectations and workflows. The 15th Annual BISG-NISO Forum at ALA will address how the book business has changed in recent years and the resulting questions that are emerging for the information community as a result.

Confirmed speakers at this year's Forum include (among others): Matt Kirschenbaum, Professor of English and Digital Studies, University of Maryland; Gwen Evans, VP, Global Library Relations;  Elsevier; Dean J. Smith, Director, Duke University Press; Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx; Maurice York, Director, Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Rina Pantalony, Director, Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University

More details to come! Please visit the event page for the latest updates.