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NISO Virtual Conference, Community Owned Infrastructure - Partnerships & Collaboration

Infrastructure -- from transportation systems to information platforms -- is inevitably costly to build and maintain. It entails ongoing investment and long-term technical support. How can we ensure that community-owned information infrastructure is successfully managed? Who are the stakeholders and how do you balance the needs of different groups? What represents the minimum viable product, and what does it take to make it a reality? ? Who is funding the infrastructure and is there a plan for long-term sustainability? What are successful examples of community-owned platforms, and how confident are we that they will be sustained over the long term? We heard from those who provide, fund, and use our community-owned infrastructure about what’s working, what isn’t, and how best to ensure its long-term success. Confirmed speakers for this educational event include Laurie Arp, and Megan Forbes, both of LYRASIS; Helena Cousijn, DataCite; Bohyun Kim, University of Rhode Island; Boaz Nadav-Manes, Lehigh University; Ann West, Internet2, and Ralph Youngen, American Chemical Society.
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NISO Virtual Conferences

These half-day events cover a range of important and timely topics in more depth than our monthly webinars. With expert speakers from across the information community, they include a mix of formats — keynotes, case studies, perspectives, and vision interviews. Recordings are shared immediately with registered participants, and made openly available after two years.
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Ann West

Associate Vice President, Trust and Identity, Internet2

Ann West serves as the Associate Vice President for Trust and Identity for Internet2. In this role, she works with her excellent crew to manage the InCommon Trust Federation and collaborates with the international Research and Education community and its corporate partners on interesting projects and services related to online identity. She has enjoyed supporting the community and helping it develop cool stuff for over 18 years.
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Boaz Nadav-Manes

University Librarian, Lehigh University

Boaz Nadav-Manes is the University Librarian at Lehigh University. Boaz has broad experience in higher education library administration, most recently serving as Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management at Brown University, with responsibility for the management of collections budget, as well as oversight of Brown Library collection development, technical services, public services, resource sharing, preservation, and off-site storage. Focused on inclusive leadership, Nadav-Manes strengthens ways by which units and departments can work more cohesively as a unified whole to support the success of students, faculty, staff, and broader community members. Before Brown, he served as a Senior Product Manager in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) in Leiden, Netherlands, and held several positions of increasing responsibility at the Cornell University Library. He has been active in leadership roles in a number of professional organizations, including in the Ivy Plus Libraries Collection Development, Technical Services, and Resource Sharing groups. Most recently, he served as chair of the The NorthEast Research Libraries consortium (NERL) Program Council Executive Committee. At Lehigh, Nadav-Manes leads the staff and operations at the Lehigh University libraries and oversees the Lehigh libraries’ budget and the university’s participation in the Mellon Foundation-supported Open Library Environment (OLE) library management system and the evolving FOLIO (The Future of Libraries is Open) initiative.
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Bohyun Kim

CTO & Associate Professor - University of Rhode Island Libraries

Bohyun Kim is the Chief Technology Officer and an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island Libraries. She is the author of three books, Moving Forward with Digital DisruptionUnderstanding Gamificationand Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations. She published many articles and gave numerous invited and peer-reviewed presentations on topics related to emerging technologies and their impact on libraries at international and national conferences. She was the former President of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), which is now Core, and serves on many advisory boards and committees including those of American Library Association, San Jose State University’s School of Information, and Rhode Island Library Association.
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Helena Cousijn

Director of Community Engagement & Communications - DataCite

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Laurie Arp

Director of DuraSpace Community Supported Software, LYRASIS

Laurie's professional interests focus on the intersection of collections, technology and people. As the Director of DuraSpace Community Supported Software, Laurie supervises ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, DSpace, Fedora and VIVO, the community supported open source programs housed at LYRASIS. Laurie provides coordination between the organizational homes and the programs and supports governance, strategic planning and developing partnerships. Previously, she worked for OCLC in positions including Senior Implementation Program Manager and Digital Projects Specialist. For the Ohio Historical Society, she managed several award-winning digital projects and served as the State Archivist. She received her MLIS from UCLA; her MA in European History from UC Irvine; and her BA in History from UC San Diego. Laurie was appointed to serve on the State Library of Ohio Board in 2015 and currently serves as President.
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Megan Forbes

Instructor, LYRASIS

Megan Forbes provides strategic management for CollectionSpace, an open source, web-based collection information management system for museums. Forbes leads the day-to-day operations of the CollectionSpace organizational home, including community outreach, planning, and coordination with other LYRASIS programs. She also serves as the primary liaison with the museum community to raise awareness and foster adoption of CollectionSpace and the organizational home services that support it. Forbes has been a part of the CollectionSpace team since its inception in 2008 and holds deep knowledge of the system and its functional design. She has a MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BA in Economics and History from Emory University.
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Ralph Youngen

Sr. Director, Digital Strategy - ACS Publications