Yes! November is a Busy Month!

But You Still Want to Register For This Upcoming NISO Virtual Conference


The Impact of the Interface: Traditional and Non Traditional Content
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm (Eastern, US & Canada)


Rob Sanderson of the J. Paul Getty Trust tweeted in 2018 that “The interface /is/ the application, regardless of the technology. Building better interfaces is building a better world.” What are the implications of that for both library and vendor communities?  Data sets, open educational resources, video and audio files are part and parcel of academic activity. Such output may be properly housed on institutional servers but is the associated metadata for those materials sufficient to enable reuse by others in the long-term? What might libraries need to do to better support discovery and reuse of research output that has not been (or may never be) fully integrated with more traditional publication formats? What elements (descriptive or otherwise) might need to be included in order for users to understand the potential reuse of the material?


And at the same time, is it reasonable to expect a single interface to satisfy the diverse needs of the domain expert, the interdisciplinary scholar, as well as the undergraduate just beginning to explore? How complex can a useful interface be? Is it possible to reverse devotion to the single search box? It’s time to talk about design and use of a service’s native interface!


Among others, our confirmed speakers include: 

·      Elizabeth German, Assistant Professor, University Libraries, Texas A&M; 

·      Andrew Nagy, Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO Information Services; 

·      Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher, Information Today;

·      Julia Caffrey, Web Services Librarian, Towson University; 

·      Allen Jones, Director, Digital Library & Technical Services, The New School. 


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