NISO Educational Programs, February 2018!

*Library Standards Alliance Members receive access to the February 7th *

*webinar as an automatic benefit of membership; however, the virtual
conference on The Preprint requires a separate registration fee (unless
your institution has purchased a 2018 subscription package for those
events). Mark your calendars so as not to miss these informative events!*

*NISO Webinar*

*Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

The Evolving Natures of Reference Work and Reference Product

In an age when rapid reference inquiries may be handled through a mobile
phone and a search engine, reference work in the library must change and
expand. How is that unfolding? What are the new expectations of the
information products once referred to as major reference works – those
comprehensive or subject-specific encyclopedias and indexes that served
library professional and patron? How are librarians combining free and
subscription resources? This webinar will examine a variety of approaches
to enhanced service.

*Confirmed Speakers *

·      *Lenny Allen, *Global Sales + Marketing Director, Bloomsbury Digital

·      *Chris Strauber, *Senior Research Librarian/Bibliographer for
Philosophy and Theology, Boston College*; *

·      *Damon Zucca, *Publisher, Scholarly Reference, Oxford University

To review the speaker abstracts, please visit the NISO event page

*NISO Virtual Conference*

*Wednesday, February 14, 11:00am - 5:00pm*

The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem

According to Wikipedia, the preprint is a “version of a scholarly
or scientific paper that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly
or scientific journal”. Preprint archives, such as arXiv and SSRN, rapidly
achieved prominence in both the hard and social sciences as rapid access to
new work became a priority. It’s wonderful to have those platforms, but
what are best practices for libraries and other content providers in
working with them? Should preprints be assigned DOIs? What relationship
should exist between pre-prints and discovery services? What is the
interoperability with link resolvers like? What are the implications for
citation practices?


*11:00 am – 11:15 am  Welcome and Introduction*

*11:15 am - 11:45 am  Preprints: A Journey Through Time *

*11:45 am - 12:15 pm  Preprints and Publication Ethics *

*12:15 pm - 12:45 pm  Preprints in the Research/Academic Institution *

*1:45 pm - 2:15 pm   Preprints and Interoperability *

*2:15 pm - 2:45 pm   Preprints and the Scholarly Society *

*2:45 pm - 3:15 pm   Preprints and the Content Provider *

*3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   Case Studies*

*4:30 pm – 5:00 pm   Wrap-Up Discussion*

To review the day's agenda, please visit the NISO event page

And don’t miss NISO on the Road at ALA <>:

NISO Update

Saturday, Feb 10; 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Colorado Convention Center, Room 106

Resource Access for the 21st Century: Towards A Modern Access Architecture

Sunday, Feb 11, 10:30am – 11:30am

Silver Room, Mezzanine Level, IM Pei Tower Building, Sheraton Denver
Downtown Hotel

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