NISO Announces Educational Programs for 2016

Baltimore, MD - January 14, 2016 - The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) continues its robust series of educational programs in 2016 with 14 webinars, six virtual conferences with subsequent training sessions, and a variety of on-site and collaborative events. The 2016 programs focus on current and emerging issues of concern to those whose daily workflow involves new and traditional forms of research output as well as information tools, systems, and services.
Webinar topics include programs oriented towards scholarly retractions and the need to ensure reproducibility, the impact of start-ups on scholarly communication, data collection and privacy protections, support for women and minorities in technology, successfully integrating library services into research activities on campus, associating identifiers with research output, library management systems, open access, the Internet of Things, digital security, and support for maker spaces.

Virtual conferences-each lasting five hours-address the implementation of open source software at the institutional level, linked bibliographic data, data curation, e-books, and the archiving of digital resources. NISO's Training Thursday sessions serve as follow-up assistance in developing specific skills.

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO, stresses that education is a core element of NISO's central mission. "Whether employed by academic institution or private enterprise, information professionals seek to be well-informed and well-equipped in supporting research activities within their organizations" he stated. "The intent of NISO programs is to encourage those professionals in best practices and standards-based deployment of serious solutions."

For those interested in maximizing their training dollars, subscription options are available. For webinars, NISO members may sign up for the Buy 9, Get 5 Free package, and ensure access to all 14 of the NISO webinars. Alternatively, members may opt for the Buy 5, Get 4 Free package, and choose nine webinars from the 2016 line up. Organizations pay a single fee to enable viewing access for multiple team members in a collaborative group setting. (Note that webinar registration is priced per site, through use of a single computer.) Webinar registrants hold access to the recorded version for a full year, allowing even greater opportunity for staff to benefit from that single registration.

A full roster of events is available at:

About NISO
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website.