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 Resources;

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

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


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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