Licensing Workshop To Kick Off NISOs 2007 Education Program

Bethesda, MD - May 1, 2007 - On June 11, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and PALINET will present a one-day forum, "Traversing the Licensing Terrain: Emerging Issues and Innovative Solutions." The conference, to be held at the PALINET offices in Philadelphia, features licensing experts from the legal, service- and content-provider, and library communities.
An overview of the agenda is as follows:

--Licensing: A State-of-the-Art Review

--Licensing & Legal Issues

--Licensing: New Times, New Models

--Serials, E-books, Multimedia, Games, and MoreHow Formats Impact Licensing

--Standards: Providing a Solution for License Management Issues

--Panel Discussion /Q&A : What Next?

Speakers include Ivy Anderson, Director of Collection Development and Management, California Digital Library; Katherine Duff, Licensing & Permissions Manager, Journals Division, The University of Chicago Press; Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies; Christine Martire, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PALINET; Ted Koppel, Verde Product Manager, Ex Libris; Jennifer Weintraub, Digital Collections Specialist, Yale University Library; and Trisha L. Davis, Rights Management Coordinator and Head, Serials & E-Resources Department Chair, Ohio State University Libraries. Additional speakers are being confirmed.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception. To register online, obtain hotel and travel information, and get updates on the agenda, go to NISO's home page ( For questions about this forum, contact Karen Wetzel, NISO Standards Program Manager, at To discuss sponsorship and demonstration opportunities, contact Maryann Karinch at or 970-577-8500.

About the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators and other organizations that support learning, research and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire life cycle of an information standard. NISO ( is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). More information about NISO is available on its website:


PALINET, a member-owned and governed regional library network, was founded in 1936 and is one of the largest U.S. networks, serving 600+ members throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. PALINET trains over 1,400 people annually through its classroom and online distance education events, provides discounts on hundreds of library services from 80+ business partners through its group purchasing program, and is the region's provider of OCLC services. For the latest information on PALINET, visit