Mark your calendars now for our November educational events, starting with our monthly webinar on November 10, Working with Semantics: Technology and Tools. The following week sees both the second in our series of free DEIA webinars, Metadata to Support Accessibility (November 15) and our November virtual conference on the topic of Open Research. Please be sure to mark your own calendars and also share this information with your colleagues!

Webinar — Working with Semantics: Technology and Tools (FREE for NISO members)

Wednesday November 10, 11.00am - 12.30pm (ET Canada/USA)

Today’s sophisticated information resources are engineered in ways that emphasize relationships between related but disparate data elements. This webinar will focus on the emerging techniques and technologies that support these functionalities. A roundtable of information professionals and developers will discuss the theory and practice of building smart systems in service to the information and research communities. Confirmed speakers include (among others): Heather Heddon, Independent Consultant; Margie Hlava, Access Innovation; and Simeon Warner, Cornell University.

Non-NISO members, please register here

Webinar — Metadata to Support Accessibility (FREE)

Monday November 15, 9.30 - 11.00am and 8.00 - 9.30pm (both ET Canada/USA)

This is the second webinar in a series of three, organized by our DEIA Committee, each covering a different aspect of metadata to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The focus this time will be on metadata for accessibility, and our keynote speaker will be George Kerscher of the DAISY Consortium. This webinar is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Please register here to receive joining instructions:

9.30 - 11.00am (ET)

8.00 - 9.30pm (ET)

Virtual Conference — Open Research (DISCOUNT FOR NISO MEMBERS)

Wednesday November 17, 12.00 - 4.00pm (ET Canada/USA)

Open research — making the entire research process more transparent, and results more accessible, in the interest of reproducibility and verification — continues to gain momentum globally.. 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. Speaker information will be available on the event page nearer the time.

Register here — registration includes unlimited attendees from the same organization (discounted for NISO members)

We hope to see you and your colleagues at one or more of our November events — as always, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.

Best wishes

The NISO Team


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