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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 Century.

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 EventNovember 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 ecosystem.


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!


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