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Sunday 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 7:30AM – 3:00PM

Gender Neutral restrooms can be found on the Mezzanine level. 

Breakfasts will be in the Versailles room.
Lunches will be in the Calvert C Ballroom.

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Sunday, February 23
 

9:30am

PRE-CONFERENCE: The Potential and Challenges of Today’s AI
Collaborative Notes: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Preconference

This preconference will provide an overview of AI and machine learning and review their current applications and future potential. The participants will (i) explore how AI and machine learning will affect people’s information-seeking activities, (ii) discuss some of the experiments to bring AI into the library context, and (iii) brainstorm more ways in which libraries may utilize AI techniques or AI-powered products to make their collections more accessible, discoverable, and analyzable, their services more effective and user-friendly, and their operations more efficient.

This preconference will also offer a broader look at the socio-economic, political, and ethical challenges that AI presents in the areas of production, labor management, and AI governance. Attendees will be encouraged to think more deeply about what it will or should be like to live, work, and learn in the age of AI.

Speakers
avatar for Bohyun Kim

Bohyun Kim

CTO, Univ of Rhode Island


Sunday February 23, 2020 9:30am - 12:00pm
International Room

1:00pm

Welcome to the Inaugural NISO Plus Conference
Join Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director, and other members of the NISO staff for the opening of the first annual NISO Plus Conference.

Moderators
avatar for Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Speakers
avatar for Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey

Director of Strategic Initiatives, NISO
Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed, and leads ongoing projects such as NISO’s participation in the Coalition for Seamless Access. Prior to... Read More →

NISO Staff
avatar for Alice Meadows

Alice Meadows

Director of Community Engagement, NISO
avatar for Jill O'Neill

Jill O'Neill

Director of Content, NISO
avatar for Nettie Lagace

Nettie Lagace

Associate Executive Director, NISO - National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

1:30pm

Opening Keynote — The Other I-Word: Infrastructure and the Future of Knowledge
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlusKeynote1

The current point in time in the information ecosystem is one in which trust and facts and evidence are an increasingly precious currency. Healthy resilient ecosystems require cross-pollination, and this talk will discuss the importance of diversified and distributed infrastructures and how seemingly divergent stakeholders and models ideally interoperate in our print-optional post-truth world.

Moderators
avatar for Marian Hollingsworth

Marian Hollingsworth

Director, Editorial Relations, Clarivate Analytics
Marian Hollingsworth is Director of Editorial Relations for the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics. She works closely with scholarly publishers to address all aspects surrounding the selection and inclusion of content in Web of Science. Previously, Marian served as Assistant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Brand

Amy Brand

Director, The MIT Press
Amy Brand, PhD, is director of the MIT Press and co-founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group, which develops open knowledge infrastructure. She has played a seminal role in transformative scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCiD, CRediT, and Peer Review Transparency. Previously... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

2:30pm

3:00pm

Big Data
Collaborative Notes: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Big_Data

Large datasets — which used to take researchers months, years, or even decades to analyze — can now be created and mined quickly and easily. Many are openly available for  all to use. But approaches to managing, curating, sharing, and preserving big data consistently have not kept pace. This session features two speakers with very different perspectives on the topic, who will lead us in a discussion of what is needed and why.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director of Production, Atla
As the Director of Production, Maria and her team are responsible for the editorial scope and quality of Atla Religion Database®(Atla RDB®), as well as the full-text offerings AtlaSerials®, and AtlaSerials PLUS®. Maria is also a member of Atla’s leadership team. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hahnel

Mark Hahnel

Head, Figshare
#openscience #opendataBefore founding figshare I completed my PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London and previously studied genetics in both Newcastle and Leeds. I am passionate about open data and the potential it has to revolutionise the research community.
KW

Karin Wulf

Executive Director, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture


Sunday February 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
International Room

3:00pm

ERM Systems: Emerging Trends, and Opportunities for Publisher/Vendor Partnerships
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_ERM_Systems

Libraries invest a great deal into their ERM systems, and the end user experience depends upon publisher data being correctly represented within them. However, publishers may lack insight into what these systems do, how they are evolving to address emerging technologies and business models, and how to partner with the systems’ vendors to in order to best serve their mutual customers. In this session, we will provide an overview of ERM system functionality, then explore the opportunities presented by the new open source FOLIO ERM. Finally, we will discuss how publishers and ERM vendors can work together to ensure that customer libraries get the best return-on-investment on both their ERM systems and licensed content.

Moderators
avatar for Bob Boissy

Bob Boissy

Director, Institutional Marketing and Account Development, Springer Nature

Speakers
avatar for Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken

Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University
I'm the Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University, and have been here since June 2016. Starting in 2019, I run a (very small) group called "E-Resources and Acquisitions Strategy", in which we'll try to make things better in our corner of the library, and then tell the world... Read More →
avatar for Lola Estelle

Lola Estelle

Digital Library Specialist, SPIE
Lola Estelle has worked in the library industry for 20 years as a librarian and systems administrator, as a support analyst and technical consultant for a library software vendor, and now as a platform specialist for a non-profit scholarly publisher. Her areas of expertise include... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

3:00pm

Engaging with NISO — Organization, Goals, and Process
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Org_Goals_Process

Join us for an introduction to NISO, the National Information Standards Organization! What do we do? How do we do it? How can you be involved in national and international work relating to standards that drive huge amounts of the information ecosystem?

Come join us and find out! Bring your questions, we'll be there to answer them!

Moderators
RR

Rhonda Ross

Assistant Director, Marketing Program Management, CAS

Speakers
avatar for Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)


Sunday February 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

3:00pm

Standards Project Updates (1) — JATS, JATS4R, STS, SSOS
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_StndrdsUpdte1_JATS_JATS4R_STS_SSOS

Standards are at the heart of what NISO does, and we rely on our community to help us decide what is needed and why, to develop new standards, and to update existing ones. These sessions are your opportunity to engage directly with representatives from some of our current working groups and committees, starting with JATS, JATS4R, STS, and SSOS (see https://www.niso.org/standards-committees for more information on each of these).

Moderators
avatar for Jabin White

Jabin White

VP of Content Management, ITHAKA - JSTOR
Jabin White is Vice President of Content Management for ITHAKA, an organization committed to helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides several services to the academic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Lapeyre

Debbie Lapeyre

Vice President, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre is a Senior XML Consultant for Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping their clients toward better publishing through XML, XSLT, and Schematron solutions. She works with Tommie Usdin as Secretariat for JATS (ANSI NISO Z39.96-2019... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison

Head of Production Operations, eLife
Melissa Harrison, Head of Production Operations at eLife, has been working in journal STM publishing for over 20 years. Over this time she has embraced the electronic benefits of online publishing and the use of technology to speed up and improve the process. She is committed to open-access... Read More →
avatar for Robin Dunford

Robin Dunford

Senior Solution Architect, Atypon
I have worked with Inera, and now Atypon, since 2012, following over a decade in scholarly journal publishing with the Society for General Microbiology. I am involved with a wide range of Inera\\\'s customers, covering journals, books, standards, and more, across Inera\\\'s eXtyles... Read More →
avatar for Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Director of Publishing Technologies, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Help guide ASME’s digital strategy and publishing business, with a particular focus on the Codes and Standards production and publishing program. Co-Chaired the NISO STS (Standard Tag Suite) Working Group, which created a standardized XML tag suite for standards publishing based... Read More →



Sunday February 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

4:00pm

Big Data (Conversation)
Collaborative Notes: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Big_Data

Large datasets — which used to take researchers months, years, or even decades to analyze — can now be created and mined quickly and easily. Many are openly available for  all to use. But approaches to managing, curating, sharing, and preserving big data consistently have not kept pace. This session features two speakers with very different perspectives on the topic, who will lead us in a discussion of what is needed and why.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director of Production, Atla
As the Director of Production, Maria and her team are responsible for the editorial scope and quality of Atla Religion Database®(Atla RDB®), as well as the full-text offerings AtlaSerials®, and AtlaSerials PLUS®. Maria is also a member of Atla’s leadership team. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hahnel

Mark Hahnel

Head, Figshare
#openscience #opendataBefore founding figshare I completed my PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London and previously studied genetics in both Newcastle and Leeds. I am passionate about open data and the potential it has to revolutionise the research community.
KW

Karin Wulf

Executive Director, Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture


Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm
International Room

4:00pm

ERM Systems: Emerging Trends, and Opportunities for Publisher/Vendor Partnerships (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_ERM_Systems

Libraries invest a great deal into their ERM systems, and the end user experience depends upon publisher data being correctly represented within them. However, publishers may lack insight into what these systems do, how they are evolving to address emerging technologies and business models, and how to partner with the systems’ vendors to in order to best serve their mutual customers. In this session, we will provide an overview of ERM system functionality, then explore the opportunities presented by the new open source FOLIO ERM. Finally, we will discuss how publishers and ERM vendors can work together to ensure that customer libraries get the best return-on-investment on both their ERM systems and licensed content.

Moderators
avatar for Bob Boissy

Bob Boissy

Director, Institutional Marketing and Account Development, Springer Nature

Speakers
avatar for Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken

Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University
I'm the Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University, and have been here since June 2016. Starting in 2019, I run a (very small) group called "E-Resources and Acquisitions Strategy", in which we'll try to make things better in our corner of the library, and then tell the world... Read More →
avatar for Lola Estelle

Lola Estelle

Digital Library Specialist, SPIE
Lola Estelle has worked in the library industry for 20 years as a librarian and systems administrator, as a support analyst and technical consultant for a library software vendor, and now as a platform specialist for a non-profit scholarly publisher. Her areas of expertise include... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

4:30pm

Wrap-up of Day One
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_WrapD1

Join Jason Griffey (NISO) and Sara Rouhi (PLoS) for a summary of the conference opening, as well as a look forward to the next two days.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Rouhi

Sara Rouhi

Director, Strategic Partnerships, PLOS
Open accessl new business models beyond APCs; metrics; open science; library/publisher partnerships; improv comedy ;)
avatar for Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey

Director of Strategic Initiatives, NISO
Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed, and leads ongoing projects such as NISO’s participation in the Coalition for Seamless Access. Prior to... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

5:45pm

Conference Welcome Reception
Join us for light snacks and good conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
avatar for Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey

Director of Strategic Initiatives, NISO
Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed, and leads ongoing projects such as NISO’s participation in the Coalition for Seamless Access. Prior to... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Versailles Room
 
Monday, February 24
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Versailles Room

9:00am

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_AI-Machine_Learning

With more and more information providers exploring the implications of AI and machine learning for their businesses and services, this session is a timely discussion of the issues we need to be considering now in order to ensure that we make the right decisions for the future.

Moderators
JW

Janetta Waterhouse

Director of Tech Services/Library systems, University At Albany

Speakers
avatar for Jason Chabak

Jason Chabak

VP, Business Development, Yewno
avatar for Huajin Wang

Huajin Wang

Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University
Huajin Wang is a Liaison Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, and the Program Director for Open Science & Research Data Collaborations. She is passionate about helping the research community with data needs, fostering collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, facilitating... Read More →
avatar for Brian Cody

Brian Cody

CEO + Cofounder, Scholastica



Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
International Room

9:00am

Introduction to Seamless Access
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Intro_Seamless_Access

Seamless Access is one of the next big things for researchers and their organizations. Learn what it is, why and how it's been developed, how it works, and how it can enable your organization to deliver more seamless access to users, in this introductory session.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Shillum

Chris Shillum

Principal, Swiss House Information
With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications and STM publishing, Chris Shillum is now helping industry groups formulate product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, new technology, and increasing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

CEO, LibLynx
I specialize in Identity, Access, and Analytics for online resources. My business, LibLynx, provides cloud-based solutions to publishers and libraries to help them manage authentication and authorization, and to better understand usage of their resources. I'm a member of the governance... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Baltimore Theatre Room

9:00am

CRediT — the Contributor Roles Taxonomy Standard
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_CRediT

The CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) initiative aims to make it easier for researchers to get the credit they deserve for all their contributions, by identifying 14 different roles that can be assigned to one or more contributors to a research project. This information can then be included in the metadata for any research output — articles, books/book chapters, datasets, etc. NISO members have just voted to develop it as a standard — come learn more, and help us think through some of the challenges and opportunities!

Moderators
avatar for John Dove

John Dove

Founder, Paloma & Associates
I am working to end all technical and financial barriers standing in the way of free and open access to all peer-reviewed scholarly journals, world-wide. My consultancy takes on projects with organizations that are committed to accelerating adoption of Open Access. I also take on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Mejias

Gabriela Mejias

Engagement Manager - EMEA, ORCID
avatar for Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp

Sr. Manager Digital Products, MIT Press
Gabriel Harp held a number of operational and product roles over more than a decade with Cell Press/Elsevier, where he helped to develop Figure360, the Article of the Future initiative, and the rollout of the CRediT contributor roles taxonomy. More recently, in 2019 he took the exciting... Read More →
avatar for Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Founder and consultant, O'Connell Consulting
I'm a consultant interested in the marketing, communications, and community development needs of innovative projects. I work with Coko, Book Sprints, Delta Think, Cactus, and others. I volunteer for CRediT and would be delighted to talk to you about any of these subjects (or anything... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

9:00am

Standards Project Updates (2) — KBART, ODI, and MECA
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_StndrdsUpdte2_KBART_ODI_MECA

Standards are at the heart of what NISO does, and we rely on our community to help us decide what is needed and why, to develop new standards, and to update existing ones. These sessions are your opportunity to engage directly with representatives from some of our current working groups and committees — in this case, KBART, ODI, and MECA (see https://www.niso.org/standards-committees for more information on each of these).

Moderators
avatar for Marian Hollingsworth

Marian Hollingsworth

Director, Editorial Relations, Clarivate Analytics
Marian Hollingsworth is Director of Editorial Relations for the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics. She works closely with scholarly publishers to address all aspects surrounding the selection and inclusion of content in Web of Science. Previously, Marian served as Assistant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sally Ubnoske

Sally Ubnoske

Senior Business Systems Analyst, Aries Systems Corporation
Sally Ubnoske is a senior business systems analyst at Aries Systems Corporation, where she works on standards adoption and implementation in the areas of open access, the Open Funder Registry, and inter-system submission transfer. Sally was a member of the original MECA team and... Read More →
avatar for Laura Morse

Laura Morse

Director, Library Systems, Harvard University
avatar for Noah Levin

Noah Levin

Co-Chair NISO KBART Standing Committee, Independent Professional
Noah Levin is the Co-Chair of the NISO KBART Standing Committee and a member of the KBART Automation Working Group. Noah has spent the last 19 years designing and creating metadata workflows for large Academic and Trade Publishers; managing their Link Resolver/Discovery data, MARC... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

10:00am

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_AI-Machine_Learning

With more and more information providers exploring the implications of AI and machine learning for their businesses and services, this session is a timely discussion of the issues we need to be considering now in order to ensure that we make the right decisions for the future.

Moderators
JW

Janetta Waterhouse

Director of Tech Services/Library systems, University At Albany

Speakers
avatar for Jason Chabak

Jason Chabak

VP, Business Development, Yewno
avatar for Huajin Wang

Huajin Wang

Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University
Huajin Wang is a Liaison Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, and the Program Director for Open Science & Research Data Collaborations. She is passionate about helping the research community with data needs, fostering collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, facilitating... Read More →
avatar for Brian Cody

Brian Cody

CEO + Cofounder, Scholastica


Monday February 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
International Room

10:00am

Introduction to Seamless Access (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Intro_Seamless_Access

Seamless Access is one of the next big things for researchers and their organizations. Learn what it is, why and how it's been developed, and what it means for your organization in this introductory session.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Shillum

Chris Shillum

Principal, Swiss House Information
With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications and STM publishing, Chris Shillum is now helping industry groups formulate product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, new technology, and increasing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

CEO, LibLynx
I specialize in Identity, Access, and Analytics for online resources. My business, LibLynx, provides cloud-based solutions to publishers and libraries to help them manage authentication and authorization, and to better understand usage of their resources. I'm a member of the governance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Baltimore Theatre Room

10:00am

CRediT — the Contributor Roles Taxonomy Standard (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_CRediT

The CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) initiative aims to make it easier for researchers to get the credit they deserve for all their contributions, by identifying 14 different roles that can be assigned to one or more contributors to a research project. This information can then be included in the metadata for any research output — articles, books/book chapters, datasets, etc. NISO members have just voted to develop it as a standard — come learn more, and help us think through some of the challenges and opportunities!

Moderators
avatar for John Dove

John Dove

Founder, Paloma & Associates
I am working to end all technical and financial barriers standing in the way of free and open access to all peer-reviewed scholarly journals, world-wide. My consultancy takes on projects with organizations that are committed to accelerating adoption of Open Access. I also take on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Mejias

Gabriela Mejias

Engagement Manager - EMEA, ORCID
avatar for Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp

Sr. Manager Digital Products, MIT Press
Gabriel Harp held a number of operational and product roles over more than a decade with Cell Press/Elsevier, where he helped to develop Figure360, the Article of the Future initiative, and the rollout of the CRediT contributor roles taxonomy. More recently, in 2019 he took the exciting... Read More →
avatar for Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Founder and consultant, O'Connell Consulting
I'm a consultant interested in the marketing, communications, and community development needs of innovative projects. I work with Coko, Book Sprints, Delta Think, Cactus, and others. I volunteer for CRediT and would be delighted to talk to you about any of these subjects (or anything... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

10:30am

11:00am

Data Publishing
Data Publishing

Carly Robinson will present "Using PIDs at the US DOE to "publish" data and create connections through the research lifecycle."
Description:
There are many aspects to publishing data - data availability, data discovery, assigning PIDs, creating connections between data PIDs and other PIDs, and more. The Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is working to tackle and implement these ideas, providing one example that can be used to discuss the larger topic of data publishing.  

Shelley Stall will present "The Societal Contract: Everyone Promises to Use and Link PIDs to Support Data Citation"
Description: 
We have a great deal of trust in the research data ecosystem with little ability to verify accurate processes or troubleshoot problems. The community in the Earth, space, and environmental sciences has recently started implementing new authors guidelines requiring that data be in an appropriate repository and cited in the paper. As we implement these new practices in the publications process we are eager to see a successful data citation represented in Crossref and forwarded to DataCite.  

For AGU, there are six organizations involved in publishing a paper and ensuring the data citation makes is accurately through the hand-offs to DataCite. The visibility into this process to troubleshot problems is very murky. How do we bring awareness and transparency to this process for all journals?  What types of tools and metrics will ensure accurately processing of our data citations that ultimately lead to automated attribution and credit to the data creators?  

Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Data_Publishing

Moderators
avatar for Jody DeRidder

Jody DeRidder

Senior Technical Product Manager, OCLC
I’m Co-Chair of the Information Creation and Curation Topic Committee. As such, I’m very interested in how NISO can help the community in areas ranging from content creation through repository management to digital curation. I believe that by working together we can achieve what... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carly Robinson

Carly Robinson

Assistant Director, Information Products and Services, USDOE/OSTI
Carly Robinson is the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Assistant Director for Information Products and Services. The Office of Information Products and Services (IPS) focuses on the dissemination of DOE-funded research and development... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Stall

Shelley Stall

Senior Director, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Shelley Stall is the Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
International Room

11:00am

OA Mandates — Executive Orders, Plan S, and More!
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_OAMandates_PlanS

Open Access mandates are on everyone's mind, thanks to Plan S, the rumored recent US OA executive order, and more. This session will provide a variety of perspectives, as well as a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities OA mandates and policies present for key stakeholder groups. In particular, we will be highlighting the voices of those who have been less well-represented in discussions to date, including researchers and smaller societies. There will be ample opportunity for audience questions, comments, and participation.



Moderators
avatar for Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
Keith Webster was appointed Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon in July 2013 and to the additional role of Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives two years later. He is a Professor in the University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Policy. Keith... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Kane

Lauren Kane

CEO, Delta Think
avatar for Brian Cody

Brian Cody

CEO + Cofounder, Scholastica


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Baltimore Theatre Room

11:00am

Engaging with NISO — Organization, Goals, and Process
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Org_Goals_Process

Join us for an introduction to NISO, the National Information Standards Organization! What do we do? How do we do it? How can you be involved in national and international work relating to standards that drive huge amounts of the information ecosystem?

Come join us and find out! Bring your questions, we'll be there to answer them!

Moderators
avatar for Peter Simon

Peter Simon

Vice President, Product Management, NewsBank inc

Speakers
avatar for Nettie Lagace

Nettie Lagace

Associate Executive Director, NISO - National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

11:00am

Lightning Talks
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Lightning_Talks

This session will feature 10 five-minute talks on a range of topics from new services and tools, to updates on conferences, working groups, and more. Plenty of time for discussion and questions with the speakers (no slides or sales pitches allowed!). The speakers are as follows:

1. Charles O'Connor, Aries Systems
2. Anne Stone, TBI Communications
3. Vandana Sharma, InfoBeans Inc
4. John Dove, Paloma & Associates
5. Violaine Iglesias, Cadmore Media
6. Linda Thomas, APTARA
7. John Seguin, Third Iron
8. Tim Lloyd, LibLynx
9. Sami Benchekroun, Morressier
10. Brian Trombley, Data Conversion Laboratory

Moderators
avatar for Kimberly Steinle

Kimberly Steinle

Library Relations and Sales Manager, Duke University Press

Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

12:00pm

Data Publishing (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Data_Publishing

Data publishing is still in its relatively early days, with more questions than answers. The information community is at the forefront of addressing many of those questions and this session will update you on the key challenges and opportunities we face. The speakers will share their own experiences and invite you to share yours as we seek to agree on some concrete next steps for NISO and our community.

Moderators
avatar for Jody DeRidder

Jody DeRidder

Senior Technical Product Manager, OCLC
I’m Co-Chair of the Information Creation and Curation Topic Committee. As such, I’m very interested in how NISO can help the community in areas ranging from content creation through repository management to digital curation. I believe that by working together we can achieve what... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carly Robinson

Carly Robinson

Assistant Director, Information Products and Services, USDOE/OSTI
Carly Robinson is the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Assistant Director for Information Products and Services. The Office of Information Products and Services (IPS) focuses on the dissemination of DOE-funded research and development... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Stall

Shelley Stall

Senior Director, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Shelley Stall is the Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
International Room

12:00pm

OA Mandates — Executive Orders, Plan S, and More! (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_OAMandates_PlanS

Open Access mandates are on everyone's mind, thanks to Plan S, the rumored recent US OA executive order, and more. This session will provide a variety of perspectives, as well as a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities OA mandates and policies present for key stakeholder groups. In particular, we will be highlighting the voices of those who have been less well-represented in discussions to date, including researchers and smaller societies. There will be ample opportunity for audience questions, comments, and participation.



Moderators
avatar for Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
Keith Webster was appointed Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon in July 2013 and to the additional role of Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives two years later. He is a Professor in the University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Policy. Keith... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Kane

Lauren Kane

CEO, Delta Think
avatar for Brian Cody

Brian Cody

CEO + Cofounder, Scholastica


Monday February 24, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

12:30pm

Lunch
Monday February 24, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

1:30pm

Ask the Experts About... Linked Data
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_LinkedData

Our Ask the Experts sessions are just that! A chance to ask some of the most knowledgeable people in the field about a key topic, kicking off with linked data —structured data that uses vocabularies like schema.org, which can be connected together and interpreted by machines.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Sauer-Games

Mary Sauer-Games

Vice President, Global Product Management, OCLC
Mary Sauer-Games joined OCLC in September 2014 as Vice President of Global Product Management.She came to OCLC from the American Psychological Association, where she was Senior Director, managing PsycINFO database products and leading an organization of 70 staff. From 2002 to February... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Chapman

John Chapman

Senior Product Manager, OCLC
John Chapman is Senior Product Manager, Metadata Strategy and Operations, for OCLC. He oversees cataloging applications, including Connexion and WorldShare Record Manager, as well as the WorldCat Metadata API. He also helps direct linked data strategy for OCLC, and is the manager... Read More →
avatar for Philip Schreur

Philip Schreur

Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University
Currently, I am most interested in the transition of traditional Technical Services workflows from MARC-based to linked data-based counterparts. I feel that we will be living in a hybrid environment (MARC/linked data) for quite some time and that we will need to carefully assess which... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

1:30pm

AR/VR/3D - Non Traditional Content Forms
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_AR_VR_3D

Many of us associate augmented reality, virtual reality, and so on primarily with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing, in expected and unexpected ways. Learn more — and share your own experiences — in this session.

Carl Grant
Reality is multi-faceted and rapidly growing, so what does that mean for librarians?
Are you hearing about 3D/VR/AR/MR a lot more these days?  Is it a frustrating jumble of techno-terms and expenses? Attend this session to learn how you can embrace this technology so that it adds real value to teaching, learning and research.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director of Production, Atla
As the Director of Production, Maria and her team are responsible for the editorial scope and quality of Atla Religion Database®(Atla RDB®), as well as the full-text offerings AtlaSerials®, and AtlaSerials PLUS®. Maria is also a member of Atla’s leadership team. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn

Librarian | Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard... Read More →
avatar for Carl Grant

Carl Grant

Interim Dean of Libraries, Oklahoma University
Dean (Interim) of The University of Oklahoma Libraries, a facility that has been undergoing a rapid transformation for the last five years. Here is a link to our latest annual report that shows the scope of work being done here: https://issuu.com/oulibraries/docs/ou_libraries_pro... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
International Room

1:30pm

Seamless Access — A Conversation between Service Providers and Librarians
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_SeamlessAccess_SP_Lib

Seamless Access was developed by a group of stakeholders from identity tools and service providers, libraries, and publishers to provide a convenient way for researchers to access digital scholarly content and services. It builds on the NISO guidelines from the Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) initiative. This session gives you the chance to learn more and join the conversation!


Moderators
avatar for Christine Stohn

Christine Stohn

Director Product Management, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hinchliffe

Lisa Hinchliffe

Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Ralph Youngen

Ralph Youngen

Sr. Director, Technology Strategy & Partnerships, American Chemical Society
Ralph Youngen has more than 30 years of experience with the scientific publishing industry. For the past 20 years he has held numerous positions with the American Chemical Society. In his current role Ralph focuses both on internal technology strategy and external partnerships for... Read More →



Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

2:10pm

Ask the Experts About... Knowledge Bases
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_KnowledgeBases

Our second Ask the Experts session focuses on Knowledge Bases — databases that contain information about electronic resources such as title lists, coverage dates, inbound linking syntax, collections/packages, etc., typically used by a link resolver vendor. Got questions? Stephanie Doellinger, Ben Johnson and Sheri Meares have the answers!

Speakers
avatar for Sheri Meares

Sheri Meares

Sr. Director, Knowledge Base, EBSCO Information Services
Sheri Meares is the Senior Director of the Knowledge Base at EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). She is an industry thought leader with nearly 20 years expertise in Knowledge Base design, support and management. Sheri has been involved with the EBSCO Knowledge Base since its inception... Read More →
avatar for Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Engagement Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest
Ben has been working with content in the ProQuest/Serials Solutions products for over a decade, and Ex Libris products since their acquisition by ProQuest in late 2015. He has participated in all things KBART since 2012, including two years as former co-chair of the KBART Standing... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Doellinger

Stephanie Doellinger

Senior Metadata Operations Manager CI & KB, OCLC
Stephanie Doellinger is a Senior Metadata Operations Manager at OCLC. Over her 10-year tenure, she and her team have worked with both publishers and libraries to manage the processing and validation of e-resource metadata which make up the WorldCat knowledge base and Central Index... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

2:15pm

AR/VR/3D - Non Traditional Content Forms (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_AR_VR_3D

Many of us associate augmented reality, virtual reality, and so on primarily with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing, in expected and unexpected ways. Learn more — and share your own experiences — in this session.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Stanton

Maria Stanton

Director of Production, Atla
As the Director of Production, Maria and her team are responsible for the editorial scope and quality of Atla Religion Database®(Atla RDB®), as well as the full-text offerings AtlaSerials®, and AtlaSerials PLUS®. Maria is also a member of Atla’s leadership team. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chad Mairn

Chad Mairn

Librarian | Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard... Read More →
avatar for Carl Grant

Carl Grant

Interim Dean of Libraries, Oklahoma University
Dean (Interim) of The University of Oklahoma Libraries, a facility that has been undergoing a rapid transformation for the last five years. Here is a link to our latest annual report that shows the scope of work being done here: https://issuu.com/oulibraries/docs/ou_libraries_pro... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:15pm - 2:45pm
International Room

2:30pm

Seamless Access — A Conversation between Service Providers and Librarians (Conversation)
Collaborative Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_SeamlessAccess_SP_Lib

Seamless Access was developed by a group of stakeholders from identity tools and service providers, libraries, and publishers to provide a convenient way for researchers to access digital scholarly content and services. It builds on the NISO guidelines from the Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) initiative. This session gives you the chance to learn more and join the conversation!

Moderators
avatar for Christine Stohn

Christine Stohn

Director Product Management, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hinchliffe

Lisa Hinchliffe

Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
avatar for Ralph Youngen

Ralph Youngen

Sr. Director, Technology Strategy & Partnerships, American Chemical Society
Ralph Youngen has more than 30 years of experience with the scientific publishing industry. For the past 20 years he has held numerous positions with the American Chemical Society. In his current role Ralph focuses both on internal technology strategy and external partnerships for... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

2:50pm

Ask the Experts About... Preservation
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Preservation

In an increasingly digital world, preservation is an increasingly important challenge. So, if you have questions, come to this session and ask our experts — Stephanie Orphan and Craig Van Dyck!

Moderators
WQ

Wendy Queen

Director, Project MUSE

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Orphan

Stephanie Orphan

Director of Publisher Relations, Portico
Stephanie is responsible for maintaining and expanding publisher participation in the Portico preservation service to ensure ongoing growth and sustainability of the Portico archive. She brings a dee[ understanding of publishing platforms, metadata, and packaging formats to her role... Read More →
avatar for Craig Van Dyck

Craig Van Dyck

Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive
Craig Van Dyck is Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive, since November 2015. Previously he was with Wiley for 18 years as VP of Content Management; and with Springer New York for 10 years, most recently as Senior VP and COO. Craig served as Chairman of the Association of American... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

3:00pm

Search/Retrieval/Discovery of Information — What Does the Future Look Like?
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_SearchRetrieveDisc

Helping people easily find the information they want — when and how they want it — is our community's nirvana. Learn how we are doing, share your own experiences, and help us decide on what next steps are needed!

Moderators
avatar for Jabin White

Jabin White

VP of Content Management, ITHAKA - JSTOR
Jabin White is Vice President of Content Management for ITHAKA, an organization committed to helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides several services to the academic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christine Stohn

Christine Stohn

Director Product Management, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine... Read More →
avatar for Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys

Director, JSTOR Labs, ITHAKA
Alex Humphreys (Twitter: @abhumphreys) is Associate Vice President, JSTOR and Director, JSTOR Labs at ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
International Room

3:00pm

Statistics — COUNTER and Other Measures that Matter
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Stats_Countr_MTM

This session will look at the availability and use of statistics by and for the information community, How can we get better at measuring the things that really matter? What are they? What tools are already available? What more are needed?  Come ready to learn, share, and question!

Moderators
avatar for Michael  Habib

Michael Habib

Innovation Strategy, Science Group, CLarivate Analytics

Speakers
avatar for Athena Hoeppner

Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries
avatar for Joe Wass

Joe Wass

Head of Software Development, Crossref



Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

3:30pm

Ask the Experts About... Metadata
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Metadata

Good metadata is essential to the information infrastructure — from modern languages and medicine to music and movies! Our last Ask the Experts session is your chance to get answers to your organization's metadata challenges (as well as to share your successes!).

Moderators
avatar for Greg Suprock

Greg Suprock

Head of Solution Architecture, Apex Covantage
Apex CoVantage provides conversion and prepress services to publishers, academic libraries, and national libraries. We specialize in XML workflows, content digitization, and accessibility.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Feeney

Patricia Feeney

Head of Metadata, Crossref
avatar for Jonathan Ponder

Jonathan Ponder

Metadata Librarian Manager, ITHAKA (JSTOR)
avatar for Laura Paglione

Laura Paglione

Project Upholder, Metadata 2020
Throughout my career, I've embraced my nonlinear path as an engineer, graphic designer, consultant and computer scientist. My vast experience and unique point of view have helped me build a community of clients, colleagues, mentors and mentees around a common goal: accessible innovation... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

3:45pm

Search/Retrieval/Discovery of Information (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_SearchRetrieveDisc

Helping people easily find the information they want — when and how they want it — is our community's nirvana. Learn how we are doing, share your own experiences, and help us decide on what next steps are needed!

Moderators
avatar for Jabin White

Jabin White

VP of Content Management, ITHAKA - JSTOR
Jabin White is Vice President of Content Management for ITHAKA, an organization committed to helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides several services to the academic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christine Stohn

Christine Stohn

Director Product Management, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine... Read More →
avatar for Alex Humphreys

Alex Humphreys

Director, JSTOR Labs, ITHAKA
Alex Humphreys (Twitter: @abhumphreys) is Associate Vice President, JSTOR and Director, JSTOR Labs at ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:45pm - 4:00pm
International Room

3:45pm

Statistics — COUNTER and Other Measures that Matter (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Stats_Countr_MTM

This session will look at the availability and use of statistics by and for the information community, How can we get better at measuring the things that really matter? What are they? What tools are already available? What more are needed?  Come ready to learn, share, and question!

Moderators
avatar for Michael  Habib

Michael Habib

Innovation Strategy, Science Group, CLarivate Analytics

Speakers
avatar for Athena Hoeppner

Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries
avatar for Joe Wass

Joe Wass

Head of Software Development, Crossref


Monday February 24, 2020 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

3:45pm

4:15pm

Miles Conrad Award Ceremony
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPus_MCL_2020

Speakers
avatar for Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)


Monday February 24, 2020 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

7:00pm

Social Event: Illusions Magic Bar
Join us for an evening of fun and magic and great company at Illusions Magic Bar. Guaranteed to be a night unlike any other!

This event is limited to the first 100 registrants! 

Monday February 24, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Illusions Magic Bar 1025 S. Charles St Baltimore, MD 21230
 
Tuesday, February 25
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Versailles Room

9:00am

Information Privacy
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Info_Privacy

Respecting users' privacy is critical for all organizations in the information industry. GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act, and other legislation mean that privacy protections aren't just an ethical consideration, they're a legal requirement. What does this mean for your organization? What do you need to be doing now — and preparing for in the future? Find out more in this session, and help us start deciding on the next steps we need to take as a community.

Moderators
avatar for Athena Hoeppner

Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Speakers
avatar for Laura Paglione

Laura Paglione

Consultant & Advisor, Spherical Cow Group
Throughout my career, I have embraced my nonlinear path as an engineer, graphic designer, consultant and computer scientist. My vast experience and unique point of view have helped me build a community of clients, colleagues, mentors, and mentees around a common goal: accessible innovation... Read More →
avatar for Qiana Johnson

Qiana Johnson

Collection and Organizational Data Analysis Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries
Qiana Johnson is the Collection and Organizational Data Analysis Librarian at the Northwestern University Libraries and is the subject specialist for Global Health and Public Policy. Her recent research interests include collection assessment methods at large research libraries and... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
International Room

9:00am

JATS, BITS, STS: Keeping Things in a 'Family' and Backward Compatibility
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_JATS_BITS_STS

XML users are choosing to adopt existing public models instead of building bespoke models, and groups of users are building new community models by extending existing models. Users expect to realize significant benefits when they base a model on an existing, supported public model, including the ability to intermingle the documents in databases, to use tools created for the existing model for their new vocabulary with minimal additional work, and to adopt rendering/formatting applications and change only those aspects specific to the new vocabulary. Based on our experience with JATS, BITS, and STS, we believe that these benefits are within reach, but only if some discipline is applied to the development and growth of the vocabularies.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Director of Publishing Technologies, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Help guide ASME’s digital strategy and publishing business, with a particular focus on the Codes and Standards production and publishing program. Co-Chaired the NISO STS (Standard Tag Suite) Working Group, which created a standardized XML tag suite for standards publishing based... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Scientist, NLM
Jeff is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine. He has been involved in the PubMed Central project since it began in 2000. He has been working in print and then electronic journal publishing since... Read More →
avatar for Tommie Usdin

Tommie Usdin

President, Mullbery Technologies, Inc.
Tommie Usdin co-chairs the JATS Standing Committee and is a member of the BITS and NISO STS committees. She is president of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in design of XML vocabularies for prose documents. Ms. Usdin designs vocabularies for the XML encoding... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Baltimore Theatre Room

9:00am

KBART Phase 3: Can KBART Evolve to Meet the Ever-Changing E-Resources Landscape?
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_KBART_Phase3

This is an interactive session! If you are involved in e-resources management or discovery from the point of view of a publisher, knowledge base vendor, or library then this session is for you!
  • If a library buys an article, and it isn’t discoverable, does it really exist? How can rights be properly attributed to part-of-whole items (articles, chapters, episodes, etc.)? Can this be done through KBART? Should it be? 
  • The community has asked for XML as a format for KBART delivery. What problems are you trying to resolve by implementing XML? 

Moderators
RB

Ryan Bernier

VP, Database Partnerships, EBSCO Information Services

Speakers
AR

Andrée Rathemacher

Head, Acquisitions, University of Rhode Island
Andrée Rathemacher is Head of Acquisitions at the University of Rhode Island, where she administers the materials budget and is responsible for the purchase and licensing of library materials in all formats and the management of electronic resources. She is currently the co-Chair... Read More →
avatar for Christine Stohn

Christine Stohn

Director Product Management, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine... Read More →
avatar for Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Engagement Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest
Ben has been working with content in the ProQuest/Serials Solutions products for over a decade, and Ex Libris products since their acquisition by ProQuest in late 2015. He has participated in all things KBART since 2012, including two years as former co-chair of the KBART Standing... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Doellinger

Stephanie Doellinger

Senior Metadata Operations Manager CI & KB, OCLC
Stephanie Doellinger is a Senior Metadata Operations Manager at OCLC. Over her 10-year tenure, she and her team have worked with both publishers and libraries to manage the processing and validation of e-resource metadata which make up the WorldCat knowledge base and Central Index... Read More →
avatar for Noah Levin

Noah Levin

Co-Chair NISO KBART Standing Committee, Independent Professional
Noah Levin is the Co-Chair of the NISO KBART Standing Committee and a member of the KBART Automation Working Group. Noah has spent the last 19 years designing and creating metadata workflows for large Academic and Trade Publishers; managing their Link Resolver/Discovery data, MARC... Read More →
avatar for Sheri Meares

Sheri Meares

Sr. Director, Knowledge Base, EBSCO Information Services
Sheri Meares is the Senior Director of the Knowledge Base at EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). She is an industry thought leader with nearly 20 years expertise in Knowledge Base design, support and management. Sheri has been involved with the EBSCO Knowledge Base since its inception... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

9:00am

Digital Humanities and Standards
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Digital_Humanities_Standards

In this interactive session, we will be encouraging our participants to “Think like a digital humanist.” Through a mix of presentation, discussion, and breakout groups, we will explore existing born-digital projects and the role of metadata standards in the complicated world of digital humanities. Participants will create metadata through a structured game, experiencing challenges faced by multiple stakeholders in the scholarly communications life cycle.


Moderators
GG

Gregory Grazevich

Editor, MLA International Bibliography, Modern Language Association
Gregory Grazevich is associate director of Bibliographic Information Services at the Modern Language Association of America and editor of the MLA International Bibliography. He joined the MLA in 1994 as a thesaurus editor after receiving an MA in Slavic and Baltic linguistics at the... Read More →

Speakers
DF

Daniel Fisher

Project Director, National Humanities Alliance
avatar for Michelle Urberg

Michelle Urberg

Metadata Librarian, ProQuest



Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

10:00am

Information Privacy (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Info_Privacy

Respecting users' privacy is critical for all organizations in the information industry. GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act, and other legislation mean that privacy protections aren't just an ethical consideration, they're a legal requirement. What does this mean for your organization? What do you need to be doing now — and preparing for in the future? Find out more in this session, and help us start deciding on the next steps we need to take as a community.

Moderators
avatar for Athena Hoeppner

Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries

Speakers
avatar for Laura Paglione

Laura Paglione

Consultant & Advisor, Spherical Cow Group
Throughout my career, I have embraced my nonlinear path as an engineer, graphic designer, consultant and computer scientist. My vast experience and unique point of view have helped me build a community of clients, colleagues, mentors, and mentees around a common goal: accessible innovation... Read More →
avatar for Qiana Johnson

Qiana Johnson

Collection and Organizational Data Analysis Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries
Qiana Johnson is the Collection and Organizational Data Analysis Librarian at the Northwestern University Libraries and is the subject specialist for Global Health and Public Policy. Her recent research interests include collection assessment methods at large research libraries and... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
International Room

10:00am

JATS, BITS, STS: Keeping Things in a 'Family' and Backward Compatibility (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_JATS_BITS_STS

Backward compatibility is an ongoing challenge in the information world and elsewhere. It's something that we take very seriously, and in this session you can learn how it's been implemented in recent NISO standards and recommendations.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Director of Publishing Technologies, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Help guide ASME’s digital strategy and publishing business, with a particular focus on the Codes and Standards production and publishing program. Co-Chaired the NISO STS (Standard Tag Suite) Working Group, which created a standardized XML tag suite for standards publishing based... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Scientist, NLM
Jeff is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine. He has been involved in the PubMed Central project since it began in 2000. He has been working in print and then electronic journal publishing since... Read More →
avatar for Tommie Usdin

Tommie Usdin

President, Mullbery Technologies, Inc.
Tommie Usdin co-chairs the JATS Standing Committee and is a member of the BITS and NISO STS committees. She is president of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in design of XML vocabularies for prose documents. Ms. Usdin designs vocabularies for the XML encoding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Baltimore Theatre Room

10:00am

Digital Humanities and Standards (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Digital_Humanities_Standards

In this interactive session, we will be encouraging our participants to “Think like a digital humanist.” Through a mix of presentation, discussion, and breakout groups, we will explore existing born-digital projects and the role of metadata standards in the complicated world of digital humanities. Participants will create metadata through a structured game, experiencing challenges faced by multiple stakeholders in the scholarly communications life cycle.




Moderators
GG

Gregory Grazevich

Editor, MLA International Bibliography, Modern Language Association
Gregory Grazevich is associate director of Bibliographic Information Services at the Modern Language Association of America and editor of the MLA International Bibliography. He joined the MLA in 1994 as a thesaurus editor after receiving an MA in Slavic and Baltic linguistics at the... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Fisher

Project Director, National Humanities Alliance
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Michelle Urberg

Metadata Librarian, ProQuest


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

10:30am

11:00am

Beyond Altmetrics
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Beyond_Altmetrics

First came "traditional" metrics - bibliometric measures of research impact based on citations, like the Journal Impact Factor. Then came altmetrics, which use social media and other online tools and services to measure impact. What's next in the world of information metrics? Our experts will share their views and invite you to share yours!

Moderators
avatar for Michael  Habib

Michael Habib

Innovation Strategy, Science Group, CLarivate Analytics

Speakers
avatar for Ann Michael

Ann Michael

Chief Digital Officer, PLOS
Ann Michael is Chief Digital Officer at PLOS charged with development and execution of the data, technology, operational, and overall digital strategy. Prior to PLOS, Ann was CEO of Delta Think for more than a decade. There she gained broad exposure to society and commercial scholarly... Read More →
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Adrian Stanley

Managing Director, Publishers, Digital Science
Adrian Stanley is Managing Director, Publishers at Digital Science, a technology company serving the information needs of the research, funder and publishing community, Digital Science offers Catalyst Grantsand invests in start-up companies including well-known brands such as Al... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
International Room

11:00am

Economics of Information — Funding, Sustainability, Stakeholders
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Economics_Of_Info

How do the economics of information work? Who is paying for what, how, and why? How has this shifted in recent years and how is it likely to change in the future? Focusing on scholarly journals and the interplay between publishers, societies, libraries, and researchers — as both authors and society members— Keith Webster will provide a brief overview of how we got to our current situation. This will be followed by a conversation between Keith and moderator, Rhonda Ross, about the challenges of, and opportunities for, developing a more sustainable approach to paying for information. There will also be plenty of opportunities for audience discussion and participation, including a short breakout session.



Moderators
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Rhonda Ross

Assistant Director, Marketing Program Management, CAS

Speakers
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Keith Webster

Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
Keith Webster was appointed Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon in July 2013 and to the additional role of Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives two years later. He is a Professor in the University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Policy. Keith... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Baltimore Theatre Room

11:00am

Repositories — What Can Repositories Learn from Publishers, and What Can Publishers Learn from Repositories?
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Repositories_Publishers

Publishers and repositories have much in common — but also many differences. What can each community learn from the other? Are there opportunities for more collaboration and, if so, what might those look like? Join our panel of speakers from both communities to learn more and share your thoughts on the topic.

Moderators
avatar for Wayne Strickland

Wayne Strickland

Acting Associate Director, National Technical Information Service
Wayne Strickland is the Acting Associate Director for the Office of Program Management at the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) in Alexandria, Virginia. This division safeguards continuous collection development and public access for the Congressionally mandated clearinghouse... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Cochran

Angela Cochran

Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers
Angela Cochran is the Managing Director and Publisher for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. Previously, she has served in the roles of Associate Publisher, Journals Director, Production Director, and Journals Production Manager for ASCE. She was a Managing... Read More →
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Michele Mennielli

International Outreach Representative, LYRASIS
Michele is International Outreach Representative at LYRASIS. His primary responsibility is to broaden and extend the organizational reach and strengthen global partnership in support of the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic resources globally. He’s... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

11:00am

Standards Project Updates (3) — Content Platform Migration, Criteria for Indexes, E-Book Metadata
Collaborative Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_StndrdsUpdte3_ContPlMig_CritIndx__eBookMeta

Standards are at the heart of what NISO does, and we rely on our community to help us decide what is needed and why, to develop new standards, and to update existing ones. These sessions are your opportunity to engage directly with representatives from some of our current working groups and committees. This final session will focus on the Content Platform Migration, Criteria for Indexes, and E-Book Metadata projects (see https://www.niso.org/standards-committees for more information on each of these).

Moderators
avatar for Greg Suprock

Greg Suprock

Head of Solution Architecture, Apex Covantage
Apex CoVantage provides conversion and prepress services to publishers, academic libraries, and national libraries. We specialize in XML workflows, content digitization, and accessibility.

Speakers
avatar for Ravit H. David

Ravit H. David

Ebook Service Coordinator, Scholars Portal Univ. of Toronto
Ravit H. David is the Coordinator of the E-book service in Scholars Portal, at the University of Toronto. In her current role Ravit works with vendors and publishers to provide access and discoverability to E-Books with perpetual access rights. Ravit serves on several international... Read More →
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Jill Annitto

Editorial Manager, Atla
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Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries
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Kimberly Steinle

Library Relations and Sales Manager, Duke University Press
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Alistair Morrison

Manager of Library Applications, Johns Hopkins University
Alistair Morrison is the manager of library applications at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he was senior product manager for ScienceDirect Books at Elsevier and director of product planning at LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions. He has over 25 years of experience in academic... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

12:00pm

Beyond Altmetrics (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Beyond_Altmetrics

First came "traditional" metrics - bibliometric measures of research impact based on citations, like the Journal Impact Factor. Then came altmetrics, which use social media and other online tools and services to measure impact. What's next in the world of information metrics? Our experts will share their views and invite you to share yours!

Moderators
avatar for Michael  Habib

Michael Habib

Innovation Strategy, Science Group, CLarivate Analytics

Speakers
avatar for Ann Michael

Ann Michael

Chief Digital Officer, PLOS
Ann Michael is Chief Digital Officer at PLOS charged with development and execution of the data, technology, operational, and overall digital strategy. Prior to PLOS, Ann was CEO of Delta Think for more than a decade. There she gained broad exposure to society and commercial scholarly... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Stanley

Adrian Stanley

Managing Director, Publishers, Digital Science
Adrian Stanley is Managing Director, Publishers at Digital Science, a technology company serving the information needs of the research, funder and publishing community, Digital Science offers Catalyst Grantsand invests in start-up companies including well-known brands such as Al... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
International Room

12:00pm

Economics of Information — Funding, Sustainability, Stakeholders (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Economics_Of_Info

How do the economics of information work? Who is paying for what, how, and why? How has this shifted in recent years and how is it likely to change in the future? Focusing on scholarly journals and the interplay between publishers, societies, libraries, and researchers — as both authors and society members— Keith Webster will provide a brief overview of how we got to our current situation. This will be followed by a conversation between Keith and moderator, Rhonda Ross, about the challenges of, and opportunities for, developing a more sustainable approach to paying for information. There will also be plenty of opportunities for audience discussion and participation, including a short breakout session.



Moderators
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Rhonda Ross

Assistant Director, Marketing Program Management, CAS

Speakers
avatar for Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
Keith Webster was appointed Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon in July 2013 and to the additional role of Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives two years later. He is a Professor in the University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Policy. Keith... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

12:00pm

Repositories — What Can Repositories Learn from Publishers, and What Can Publishers Learn from Repositories? (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Repositories_Publishers

Publishers and repositories have much in common — but also many differences. What can each community learn from the other? Are there opportunities for more collaboration and, if so, what might those look like? Join our panel of speakers from both communities to learn more and share your thoughts on the topic.

Moderators
avatar for Wayne Strickland

Wayne Strickland

Acting Associate Director, National Technical Information Service
Wayne Strickland is the Acting Associate Director for the Office of Program Management at the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) in Alexandria, Virginia. This division safeguards continuous collection development and public access for the Congressionally mandated clearinghouse... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Cochran

Angela Cochran

Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers
Angela Cochran is the Managing Director and Publisher for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. Previously, she has served in the roles of Associate Publisher, Journals Director, Production Director, and Journals Production Manager for ASCE. She was a Managing... Read More →
avatar for Michele Mennielli

Michele Mennielli

International Outreach Representative, LYRASIS
Michele is International Outreach Representative at LYRASIS. His primary responsibility is to broaden and extend the organizational reach and strengthen global partnership in support of the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage and academic resources globally. He’s... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon E

12:30pm

Lunch and NISO Awards
Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

1:30pm

Product Management in the Information Economy
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_ProjMngmt_InfoEcnmy

The skills necessary to be a great product manager — such as understanding user needs, how to balance user input with technical limitations, and how to position new services in relation to old ones — are equally relevant to those working in the information industry as any other. Our speakers will share their views of what it means to be a great product manager in our community, and how you can best respond to the changing (and sometimes conflicting) needs of researchers, academics, students, and their organizations.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Shillum

Chris Shillum

Principal, Swiss House Information
With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications and STM publishing, Chris Shillum is now helping industry groups formulate product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, new technology, and increasing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Heckner

Hannah Heckner

Product Strategist, Silverchair
Hannah Heckner has served as Product Strategist at Silverchair since the start of 2020. In this position she provides detailed product visioning, helps to prioritize and execute on the platform development plan, and oversees the Silverchair Universe program. She previously served... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan

Director Product, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
I am a product professional currently working at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as Director of Product. I have extensive experience with SAAS, enterprise, and consumer products. I\'ve spent much of my career in the global R&D markets, and my expertise lies the application of technology... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
International Room

1:30pm

Discovery and Building Better Search — A Vendor and Librarian Discussion
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Discovery_Building_Better_Search

Helping researchers quickly and easily find the information they need is equally important to librarians and to their service providers. How do they currently work together to achieve the best results? Is there room for improvement? What changes might we see in the coming years? Join this discussion to find out — and share your own views!

Moderators
avatar for Peter Simon

Peter Simon

Vice President, Product Management, NewsBank inc

Speakers
avatar for Judith Russell

Judith Russell

Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
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Jake Zarnegar

Chief Business Development Officer, Silverchair
As Chief Business Development Officer, Jake Zarnegar works directly with scientific and scholarly publishers to explore new partnerships and find the best alignment of Silverchair’s complementary suite of technologies and services with each publisher’s digital product strategy. A... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

1:30pm

Preservation and Archiving of Digital Media
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Preserv_Archv_DigMed

As more and more research and scholarship is digitally created and disseminated, long-term preservation becomes increasingly challenging for archives, libraries, and other memory organizations. This session provides an update on some of the key challenges and solutions.

Moderators
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Wendy Queen

Director, Project MUSE

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Johnston

Leslie Johnston

Director of Digital Preservation, U.S. National Archives (NARA)
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Clifford B. Anderson

Associate University Librarian, Vanderbilt University



Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

2:15pm

Product Management in the Information Economy (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_ProjMngmt_InfoEcnmy

The skills necessary to be a great product manager — such as understanding user needs, how to balance user input with technical limitations, and how to position new services in relation to old ones — are equally relevant to those working in the information industry as any other. Our speakers will share their views of what it means to be a great product manager in our community, and how you can best respond to the changing (and sometimes conflicting) needs of researchers, academics, students, and their organizations.


Moderators
avatar for Chris Shillum

Chris Shillum

Principal, Swiss House Information
With more than 25 years of experience in product and platform development in scholarly communications and STM publishing, Chris Shillum is now helping industry groups formulate product and technology strategy in a time of rapidly changing business models, new technology, and increasing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Heckner

Hannah Heckner

Product Strategist, Silverchair
Hannah Heckner has served as Product Strategist at Silverchair since the start of 2020. In this position she provides detailed product visioning, helps to prioritize and execute on the platform development plan, and oversees the Silverchair Universe program. She previously served... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan

Director Product, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
I am a product professional currently working at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as Director of Product. I have extensive experience with SAAS, enterprise, and consumer products. I\'ve spent much of my career in the global R&D markets, and my expertise lies the application of technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm
International Room

2:15pm

Discovery and Building Better Search — A Vendor and Librarian Discussion (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Discovery_Building_Better_Search

Helping researchers quickly and easily find the information they need is equally important to librarians and to their service providers. How do they currently work together to achieve the best results? Is there room for improvement? What changes might we see in the coming years? Join this discussion to find out — and share your own views!

Moderators
avatar for Peter Simon

Peter Simon

Vice President, Product Management, NewsBank inc

Speakers
avatar for Judith Russell

Judith Russell

Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
JZ

Jake Zarnegar

Chief Business Development Officer, Silverchair
As Chief Business Development Officer, Jake Zarnegar works directly with scientific and scholarly publishers to explore new partnerships and find the best alignment of Silverchair’s complementary suite of technologies and services with each publisher’s digital product strategy. A... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Baltimore Theatre Room

2:15pm

Preservation and Archiving of Digital Media (Conversation)
Collaborative Note Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Preserv_Archv_DigMed

As more and more research and scholarship is digitally created and disseminated, long-term preservation becomes increasingly challenging for archives, libraries, and other memory organizations. This session provides an update on some of the key challenges and solutions.

Moderators
WQ

Wendy Queen

Director, Project MUSE

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Johnston

Leslie Johnston

Director of Digital Preservation, U.S. National Archives (NARA)
avatar for Clifford B. Anderson

Clifford B. Anderson

Associate University Librarian, Vanderbilt University


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon B

2:15pm

2:45pm

Closing Keynote and Conference Wrap-up
Collaborative Document: http://bit.ly/NISOPlus_Closing_Keynote

Data. People talk about data as oil, a natural resource that both fuels opportunity and devastates the planet. People talk about data with reverence, as though if we only had more data, we could solve the world's problems. The hype is profound, especially as the conversation turns to artificial intelligence. 

Data become legitimate because we collectively believe that those data are sound, valid, fit-for use. This means that there is power in collecting and disseminating the data, but there is also power in interpreting and manipulating the data. The struggle over data's legitimacy says more about our society - and our values - than it says about the data itself.

Speakers
avatar for Violaine Iglesias

Violaine Iglesias

Cadmore Media, CEO & Co-Founder
I talk WAY to much about video and video metadata, but I have other interests, too!
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danah boyd

Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, Data & Society
danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology and s... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Calvert Ballroom Salon C