NISO Two-Part September Webinar: The Practicality of Managing “E"

Part 1: Licensing

Date: September 9, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

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Part 2:  Staffing

Date: September 16, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

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NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on September 9 & 16 to explore the management of electronic resources.

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, speakers will address a variety of licensing issues. A key component to the discussion will be a focus on the critical pieces of a license, including privacy, accessibility, preservation, migration, and the negotiation process between a library and a vendor.

For the second half of this two-part series, speakers will focus on staffing issues at different types of libraries and how staff manages integration of e-resources into workflows, as well as a discussion about whether or not to execute a reorganization. 

PART 1: Licensing

Topics and speakers are:

  • Preparing your organization to negotiate license agreements  Tracy L. Thompson, Executive Director, NELLCO Law Library Consortium
  • Licenses and Author Rights Model from the publisher perspective  Stacy V. Sieck, Library Communications Manager, Americas Region, Taylor & Francis Group 

PART 2: Staffing

Topics and speakers are:

  • Lessons Learned by Rethinking E-resource Management in Academic Libraries  Meg Manahan, Associate Director for Collection Management and Services, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and Nathan Putnam, Head, Metadata Services, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland College Park



Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on September 9 for Part 1 and September 16 for Part 2 (the days of the webinars). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students.

NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed If you would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part of membership, information on joining is listed here:

All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year. You can register for either or both parts. There is a 25% discount if registering for both. Visit the event webpages to register and for more information: 
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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 will share and discuss their approach in adapting and navigating the issues surrounding this topic.


  • Keynote Address: Ten Simple Rules for Changing how Scholars Communicate  Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., FACMI, Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS), Founding Editor in Chief PLOS Computational Biology, National Institutes of Health
  • Open Access & Scholarly Communications – Lars Bjørnshauge, Managing 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 Kenneway, Executive Director, Kudos
  • The role of annotations in scholarly communications  Dan Whaley, Founder,
  • The role of repositories and non-traditional outputs  Gregg Gordon, President and CEO, Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) 
  • Sustainable Publishing and Scholarly Communications  Sarah Kalikman Lippincott, Program Director, Educopia Institute, Library Publishing Coalition
  • Use Modern Metrics to Tell the Stories of Your Research – Andrea Michalek, Plum Analytics
  • So Now What? Some Concluding Thoughts on Takeaways and Themes – Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian, Publishing; Director, University of Michigan Press, University of Michigan Library
  • Roundtable Discussion

NEW: Training Thursday! All registrants to this virtual conference will receive a login to the associated NISO Training Thursday, Using Alerting Systems to Ensure OA Policy Compliance to be held on October 1 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Confirmed presenters are Howard Rattner, Executive Director, CHORUS and Erin Braswell, Lead Developer of SHARE at the Center for Open Science. (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.


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%. 

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