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NISO WebinarWrestling with Access and Authentication Control 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 


This session will examine various aspects of access and authentication controls in the context of digital information resources. Is there a scalable approach that can satisfy the needs of both corporate as well as academic environments?  If not, how can technology be engineered or leveraged such that the nuanced needs of all may be met? What trade-offs might need to be recognized and negotiated? Are there satisfactory answers to the questions that have arisen with regard to privacy and data exchange?  This session will bring together a number of industry experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities.


Confirmed speakers: Heather Flanagan, Pilot Coordinator Academic Pilots, RA21; Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx; Jessica Bowdoin, Head, Resource Licensing and Delivery, and Lara Bushallow, Director of Digital Technologies and Services, George Mason University Libraries. 


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NISO Virtual ConferenceIs This Still Working? Incentives to Publish Metrics and New Reward Systems

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


The primary selling point of metrics for the academic researcher was the promise that the proof provided by such metrics of the value of one’s work would be the increased and long-term funding needed to do such work. Prestige, tenure, influence, even celebrity -- these have been stepping stones to securing significant (and much-needed) grants to educational institutions of all sizes and types. But have these incentives been subverted over time or in specific ways? Is the drive to publish-or-perish the best mechanism for encouraging substantive study? The integrity of the publishing process and perhaps the integrity of the funding model for higher education itself is at stake. This session will look at some of the troubling questions surrounding the incentives offered to the working scholar, researcher, and scientist.


Presenters in this virtual conference will consider the following questions:

·      How might institutions and research facilities best weld available indicators of use or influence into a meaningful metric?

·      If individual scholarship is best gauged by the value assigned to it by the larger community, then what collection of metrics should be gathered for purposes of determining appropriate rewards in the context of academia?

·      How might institutions better address this challenge and reward faculty appropriately?


Details on pricing are available on the NISO event page


NOTE:  The NISO registration model allows you to gather an unlimited number of staff together to participate in the virtual event and includes access to an archived recording of the day’s proceedings. No need for anyone to miss out on the event.


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Remember that you can save money by subscribing to one of our event packages! Save by subscribing to one or more of these event packages: Buy 3, Get 3 (includes all six Virtual Conferences), Buy 9, Get 5 (includes all 14 NISO webinars), or the customizable Buy 5, Get 4  package (select 9 of the 14 NISO webinars offered in 2019). Everything you need to register is available online!

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