NISO Annual Meeting 2020
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual members meeting will look a bit different this year. We usually hold an in-person meeting at the ALA Annual Conference, but since that has been cancelled, we are inviting you to attend the annual meeting virtually instead. The NISO Annual Members Meeting and Standards Update will take place via Zoom on Friday, June 26, from 11am - 12.30pm EDT/4pm - 5.30pm BST. You will hear from our Executive Director, Todd Carpenter, and other NISO staff about important organizational issues, including our strategic planning process for 2020-2022, the completion of the NISO/NFAIS merger, the inaugural NISO Plus conference, our organizational finances, and our standards program plans for the coming year. The meeting is also a chance for you to share your own feedback about NISO and our work, and to ask us any questions you have about our organization and how we operate. Following the Members Meeting portion of the session, Working Group members and NISO staff will provide updates on several NISO projects: Content Platform Migrations - Kim Steinle, Duke University Press E-Book Metadata Working Group - Ravit David, Scholars Portal, Alistair Morrison, Johns Hopkins KBART - Andrée Rathemacher, University of Rhode Island, Noah Levin, Independent Open Discovery Initiative - Rachel Kessler, ProQuest Seamless Access - Jason Griffey, NISO
Teaching and Learning Online - Innovation Under Pressure
In the last month, many academic institutions have managed to shift their classroom instruction to an online learning environment. Such rapid adaptation of pedagogy and delivery offers both opportunities for innovation as well as logistical challenges for faculty and their libraries alike. This 60-minute, roundtable event draws together administrators from a range of roles and institution types to discuss some of the lessons learned, how they are managing, what has been involved in moving to online instruction with little advance notice, and to share useful techniques for navigating the inevitable constraints as well as potential strategies for success.
Browser Changes and Identity Federation: The Impact on Identity Flows Webinar
There are numerous changes both in-flight and upcoming that affect the way browsers interact with and support cookies. Cookies are a key mechanism in existing identity authentication/authorization flows. This talk will discuss these changes, how they impact identity flows and touch on additional topics being proposed by the browser manufacturers.
Amy Brand Opening Keynote NISO Plus 2020 - The Other I-Word: Infrastructure and the Future of Knowledge
The current point in time in the information ecosystem is one in which trust and facts and evidence are an increasingly precious currency. Healthy resilient ecosystems require cross-pollination, and this talk will discuss the importance of diversified and distributed infrastructures and how seemingly divergent stakeholders and models ideally interoperate in our print-optional post-truth world.
danah boyd Closing Keynote NISO Plus 2020
Data. People talk about data as oil, a natural resource that both fuels opportunity and devastates the planet. People talk about data with reverence, as though if we only had more data, we could solve the world's problems. The hype is profound, especially as the conversation turns to artificial intelligence. Data become legitimate because we collectively believe that those data are sound, valid, fit-for use. This means that there is power in collecting and disseminating the data, but there is also power in interpreting and manipulating the data. The struggle over data's legitimacy says more about our society - and our values - than it says about the data itself.