**Apologies for cross posting**
Our popular virtual conference program continues in 2021 with six half-day
events, and we are delighted to offer you the chance to buy three and get
— a 50% discount on the full price, with a further discount for NISO
members! What’s more, the registration fee allows an unlimited number of
staff from your organization to attend, making this a great (and
cost-effective) option for continuing professional development for all.
All virtual conferences run from 12:00pm till 4:00pm (EST, US/Canada), and
feature expert speakers from across the whole information community. There
are regular breaks, as well as plenty of time for Q&A, and our 2021 program
Owning, Licensing, and Sharing Digital Content
Thursday, January 21, 2021
In our first virtual conference of the year a variety of stakeholders
(including attendees) will discuss the needs and the challenges of owning,
licensing, and sharing digital materials. Confirmed speakers include Brewster
Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive; Joan Lindsay,
Technologist and Erin Weller, Head of Access Services, both Michigan State
University; Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; Brian O'Leary,
Executive Director, BISG; and Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian,
University of Minnesota.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
This virtual conference follows up on the 2019 preprint event sponsored by
NISO, and asks what progress has been made since then — especially in the
light of COVID-19?
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
This event will look at the current state of open research around the
world, examine needs across different communities, and identify next steps
that might be useful in helping to meet those needs.
Ebooks and Collections
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The conversation has already begun about how best to manage the new
collective collection — this virtual conference will continue that
conversation, providing an opportunity for a wide group of stakeholders to
highlight their community’s needs and share their views on how to meet them.
Effective Data Management
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
This event will establish the state of current practice and identify
potential areas of concern.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Join us for a glimpse into the future of technology, and how it may impact
the information community — content creators, curators, and providers alike.
More information about all virtual conferences, including speakers and
topics, will be available on our events page nearer the time. Make sure
your organization’s staff can be part of all these important and timely
discussions by booking our special Buy Three, Get Three package
now! Discounts are available for NISO members, and all attendees will
receive a recording of the conference after it ends.
We hope to see you there!
Best wishes from the NISO Team
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