Baltimore, MD - January 14, 2016 - The National Information Standards
Organization (NISO) continues its robust series of educational programs in
2016 with 14 webinars, six virtual conferences with subsequent training
sessions, and a variety of on-site and collaborative events. The 2016
programs focus on current and emerging issues of concern to those whose
daily workflow involves new and traditional forms of research output as
well as information tools, systems, and services.

Webinar topics include programs oriented towards scholarly retractions and
the need to ensure reproducibility
<>, the impact
of start-ups on scholarly communication
<>, data
collection <>
and privacy protections
<>, support
for women and minorities in technology
<>, successfully
integrating library services into research activities on campus
<>, associating
identifiers with research output
<>, library
management systems
<>, open access
<>, the Internet
of Things <>,
security <>,
and support
for maker spaces

Virtual conferences-each lasting five hours-address the implementation of
open source software at the institutional level
linked bibliographic data
data curation
and the archiving of digital resources
NISO's Training Thursday
<> sessions serve as
follow-up assistance in developing specific skills.

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO, stresses that education is a core
element of NISO's central mission. "Whether employed by academic
institution or private enterprise, information professionals seek to be
well-informed and well-equipped in supporting research activities within
their organizations" he stated. "The intent of NISO programs is to
encourage those professionals in best practices and standards-based
deployment of serious solutions."

For those interested in maximizing their training dollars, subscription
options are available. For webinars, NISO members may sign up for the Buy
9, Get 5 Free <>
package, and ensure access to all 14 of the NISO webinars. Alternatively,
members may opt for the Buy 5, Get 4 Free
<> package, and
choose nine webinars from the 2016 line up. Organizations pay a single fee
to enable viewing access for multiple team members in a collaborative group
setting. (Note that webinar registration is priced per site, through use of
a single computer.) Webinar registrants hold access to the recorded version
for a full year, allowing even greater opportunity for staff to benefit
from that single registration.

A full roster of events is available at:

*About NISO*
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development and maintenance
of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and
effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in
research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries,
publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support
learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization,
management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting
communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information
standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO
website. <>
For More Information, Contact: Jill O'Neill
Phone: 301-654-2512
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