Forthcoming NISO Two-Part Webinar, November 2017.


Mark your calendars for these dates in November! NISO offers a variety of registration options.


NISO’s non-members’ registration fee allows your organization to gather an unlimited number of staff in a conference or classroom setting to view the event on the day of the broadcast. Access to an archived recording of the event is always included in your registration fee, regardless of membership status.


Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members automatically receive access to all of the fourteen 90-minute webinars offered by NISO as a member benefit. (You can check your institutional membership status here.)


Wednesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 15: Engineering Access Under the Hood (NISO Two-Part Webinar)


The first half of this two-part webinar program (scheduled for November 1) will provide an overview of the current landscape of options available to academic institutions for ensuring and streamlining access to materials by legitimate users. What’s working, which technological approaches may be outdated, and what needs to be done (research, technology upgrades, etc.) to resolve related problems?


The second half of this webinar (scheduled for November 15) will provide an overview of the issues associated with delivering quality metadata by and to various stakeholders. Based on comments heard at conferences and in meetings, it’s an old issue. But what are the existing barriers to delivering reliable metadata? What improvements might be made in the process? What stands in the way of successful implementation?


November 1 (Part One): Engineering Access Under the Hood: Challenges of Identity and Authentication Management 


Speaker Abstracts:

Speaker: Judy LutherPresident, Informed Strategies

IP access is still considered the “norm” today for providing the academic community access to the content that libraries acquire. However, user requirements have changed in a highly mobile world. Libraries need more intelligent data for budget and service applications. And privacy is increasingly of concern in our digital environment. In the context of identity and authentication management, what’s the impact of these changes?


Speaker: Phil LeahyServices Relationship Manager, Eduserv

Abstract: Access to online information resources is vital for both students and faculty. Universities, colleges, and other institutions have made significant investments in e-resources, but frustrations around access can impede their usage among those who benefit from them the most. Subscription arrangements typically require that the institution or library will want to use their membership database to provide access to these resources, but IP recognition simply doesn’t work in these situations, and peer-to-peer SAML connections are too complex. This webinar will discuss the problems with both approaches, how the UK and US academic sectors are dealing with these challenges in different ways and what the future landscape of authentication might look like.


Speakers: Ellen Rotenberg, Director, Product Management, Platform Capabilities and ServicesClarivate Analyticsand Rick StevensonManager, Tech OperationsClarivate Analytics.


Abstract: Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing research, discovery, and analytics applications to the research ecosystem, including the world’s top universities, corporations, governments, and individuals. We support a variety of identity and authentication models—from anonymous access to named-user based approaches—depending on the market, product, and customer needs. In our experience, organizations find Single sign-on (SSO) the most desired authentication model, which comes with technical challenges on both the customer and provider side.

During the webinar, we will provide an overview of our experience in working with academic, and corporate customers, the common issues in SSO implementations, as well as some suggestions for areas of improvement between service providers and clients. We will also share lessons learned on balancing security and privacy concerns with ease of use and personalized user experience.


November 15 (Part Two): Engineering Access Under the Hood: Enhancing & Harmonizing Metadata for Discovery & Use 


Confirmed Speakers: Patricia PaytonSenior Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest/BowkerScott AndersonAssociate Professor & Information Systems Librarian, Millersville UniversityMarilyn WhiteE-Resource Librarian, Briget Wynne, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and Katelynd Bucher, Metadata Librarian, Research Library Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).


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Save 25% on the November event by registering online for both segments!


Register online for just Part One.


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