NISO Professional Development Events, Nov & Dec 2022

November 2022

NISO Workshop

ODI Conformance Statement Workshop for Content Providers
Monday, November 7, 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 Roundtable Webinar

The Power of Consortia
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Libraries around the world, of all shapes and sizes, have successfully used consortia to maximize the reach of their resources and their spending budgets. Communal efforts, such as the newly-established DPLA/LYRASIS Palace Project, leverage libraries’ buying power and influence to ensure that they and their services continue as a social good, as we move towards a post-pandemic future. This roundtable will bring together leaders of several consortia to talk about their work and their efforts to ensure the broadest possible access to all forms of information in the 21st century.

Confirmed speakers include Miguel Figueroa, Executive Director, AMIGOS Library Services, Lucy HarrisonExecutive Director, GALILEO; George Machovec, Executive Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL);  Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; and Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, USMAI. 

December 2022

NISO Roundtable Webinar

Collaboration and Partnerships at Scale
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada)

Acquisitions, consolidations, partnerships — all are increasingly common in the information community, and all can create consternation for individuals and organizations alike. Why is bigger always assumed to be better? What does it really mean to  improve the scalability of a business entity? Attendees will hear from a variety of professionals and consultants active in the information industry, benefiting from their experiences of and insights into the opportunities as well as the risks associated with these sorts of major changes.

Confirmed speakers include (among others) Judy Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida; Andrew Albanese, Senior Writer and Features Editor, Publishers Weekly; and a representative of Delta Think.