NISO September Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution? 

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.

Date: September 23, 2015

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

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Scholarly communication deals with the systems and processes involved in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Scholars can’t help but have to navigate the complex issues around author rights, access, costs, new models of publishing, peer-review, and compliance with research funder policies. These scholarly communication components are continually evolving along with changes in technical infrastructure, the economics of publishing, knowledge preservation, and social practice.

Learn how scholarly communication models are evolving from the authors’, publishers’, and libraries’ perspectives. The presenters would share and discuss their approach in adapting and navigating the issues surrounding this topic.

Training Thursday! All registrants to this virtual conference will receive a login to the associated Training Thursday on Using Alerting Systems to Ensure OA Policy Compliance to be held on October 1 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). (Separate registration to the training event only is also available.)  If you are unable to attend the Training Thursday in person, you can view the recording of the session.


• Keynote Address: Ten Simple Rules for Changing how Scholars Communicate - Philip E. BournePh.D., FACMI, Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS), Founding Editor in Chief PLOS Computational Biology, National Institutes of Health

• Open: Much more than a different business model - Lars BjørnshaugeManaging Director, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and SPARC Europe Director of European Library Relations

• Whose job is it anyway? Changing roles and responsibilities for research communication - Melinda KennewayExecutive Director, Kudos

• The role of annotations in scholarly communications - Dan WhaleyFounder,

• The Responsibilities (not Roles) of Repositories and Non-traditional Outlets - Gregg GordonPresident and CEO, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)

• Libraries as Partners in Sustainable Campus-Based Publishing and Scholarly Communications - Sarah Kalikman LippincottProgram Director, Educopia Institute, Library Publishing Coalition

• Use Modern Metrics to Tell the Stories of Your Research - Andrea MichalekPresident & Co-Founder, Plum Analytics

• So Now What? Some Concluding Thoughts on Takeaways and Themes - Charles WatkinsonAssociate University Librarian, Publishing; Director, University of Michigan Press, University of Michigan Library

• Roundtable Discussion - Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 4:00 pm Eastern on September 22, 2015 (the day before the virtual conference). Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All virtual conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Can't make it on the day of the virtual conference? All registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year. Take advantage of the Virtual Conference subscription package ( for all six of the 2015 Virtual Conferences and save 33%. (Previously held 2014 virtual conferences available in recorded versions.)

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