**Apologies for cross posting**
Our popular virtual conference program continues in 2021 with six half-day events, and we are delighted to offer you the chance to buy three and get three free — a 50% discount on the full price, with a further discount for NISO members! What’s more, the registration fee allows an unlimited number of staff from your organization to attend, making this a great (and cost-effective) option for continuing professional development for all.
All virtual conferences run from 12:00pm till 4:00pm (EST, US/Canada), and feature expert speakers from across the whole information community. There are regular breaks, as well as plenty of time for Q&A, and our 2021 program comprises:
Owning, Licensing, and Sharing Digital Content
Thursday, January 21, 2021
In our first virtual conference of the year a variety of stakeholders (including attendees) will discuss the needs and the challenges of owning, licensing, and sharing digital materials. Confirmed speakers include Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive; Joan Lindsay, Information Technologist and Erin Weller, Head of Access Services, both Michigan State University; Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; Brian O'Leary, Executive Director, BISG; and Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
This virtual conference follows up on the 2019 preprint event sponsored by NISO, and asks what progress has been made since then — especially in the light of COVID-19?
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
This event will look at the current state of open research around the world, examine needs across different communities, and identify next steps that might be useful in helping to meet those needs.
Ebooks and Collections
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The conversation has already begun about how best to manage the new collective collection — this virtual conference will continue that conversation, providing an opportunity for a wide group of stakeholders to highlight their community’s needs and share their views on how to meet them.
Effective Data Management
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
This event will establish the state of current practice and identify potential areas of concern.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Join us for a glimpse into the future of technology, and how it may impact the information community — content creators, curators, and providers alike.
More information about all virtual conferences, including speakers and topics, will be available on our events page nearer the time. Make sure your organization’s staff can be part of all these important and timely discussions by booking our special Buy Three, Get Three package now! Discounts are available for NISO members, and all attendees will receive a recording of the conference after it ends.
We hope to see you there!
Best wishes from the NISO Team