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*Registration Open for Both!*

*Fall 2019 NISO Training Series*

*Assessment Practices and Metrics for the 21st Century*

Eight-Week Training Series Begins Friday, October 25, 2019


The objective of this training series is to explore assessment practices in
library spaces, collections, services, and strategic innovations – a sequel
to the introductory trainings offered in 2018. Participants will also have
access to the 2018 webinar recordings for an introduction to library
assessment issues.

Libraries are transforming lives and they are transforming their spaces,
their services, their collections by becoming strategic partners in
developing community-focused, social, cultural, and intellectual hubs. Our
seminar series this year will focus on the transformations happening in
today’s 21st century library and in the changes that are to come.
Specifically, we'll hear from eight leading professionals as they present
specific case studies focusing on assessment as applied to these four areas:

·      space,

·      collections,

·      services, and

·      strategic innovation.

Registration for this event includes access to the archived recordings from
the 2018 Training Series on Assessment Practices and Metrics in the 21st

Further details about this series may be found on the NISO event page

*Course Moderator: Dr. Martha Kyrillidou*, CEO, QualityMetrics, LLC.

Confirmed guest lecturers in 2019 include among others:

·      *Elliot Felix, *Founder & CEO, Brightspot Strategy

·      *Galadriel Chilton*, Ivy Plus Libraries, Director of Collections
Initiatives, Library Administrative Services, Yale University;

·      *Trevor Dawes*, University Librarian, University of Delaware and *Erin
Daix*, Librarian and Director of Assessment, University of Delaware

·      *Clara Chu*, Affiliate Professor, School of Information Sciences,
University of Illinois

·      *Pedro Reynoso*, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Chabot College

·      *Joe Zucca*, Associate University Librarian for Library Technology
Services, University of Pennsylvania

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*Open Access: The Role and Impact of Preprint Servers*

*Two Day On-Site Event*, *November 14-15, 2019*

Washington DC

Preprint servers and services are actively embraced by a broad range of
research communities in North America. Scholarly output in a variety of
forms (text, supplemental materials, code, etc.) can be accessed by
students and researchers before a final version of record is released. That
being the case, there are pragmatic concerns for various constituencies in
the information community. Does the feedback that authors receive from
those visiting these platforms suffice as a form of peer-review? What
accountability exists? Does deposit of a researcher’s preprint
automatically qualify as compliance with a funder’s mandate for OA?
Additional issues include consistent use of identifiers, the supply of
complete and accurate metadata, assurance of long-term preservation and
system interoperability. Far from wishing to obstruct this approach to open
access, most stakeholders seek to ensure preprint services will be
appropriately recognized and integrated into our existing scholarly

The two-day event will enable participants to engage in a cross-sector
discussion of how best to integrate preprint services into existing
research processes. The objective is to identify potential issues and
existing gaps currently impeding the work of those most affected. Scheduled
small group discussions will allow attendees to better understand specific
community needs and identify mechanisms that will satisfy those needs.
What’s working? What’s not? Attend this NISO Foresight event and help the
community to further open access just that little bit more!

Paying by Credit Card? Use *this form.
another form of payment? Complete *this form.

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