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Visions of the Future-NISO Plus


Join us for this expanded version of a lightning talks session, where you'll hear five different visions for the future, covering:

  • How we can make documents communicate bibliographic and structural metadata (Vint Cerf and Frode Hegland)
  • The state of open data (Megan Hardeman)
  • An Uber-like approach to scholarly communications (Mohammad Alhamad)
  • How the Research Nexus and POSI will help build a more connected scholarly community (Jennifer Kemp)
  • Accessible discovery via mobile for an economically diverse world (Mike Napoleone and Monita Shastri)

The presentations will be followed by a group discussion, where you can find out more about these visions and share your feedback.

NISO Discourse Discussion for this session

The NISO Plus conference brings people together from across the global information community to share updates and participate in conversations about our shared challenges and opportunities. The focus is on identifying concrete next steps to improve information flow and interoperability, and help solve existing and potential future problems. Please join us to help address the key issues facing our community of librarians, publishers, researchers, and more — today and tomorrow!
She has been associated with Nirma University for about twenty years, heading all libraries on campus as a Chief Librarian. She did her Bachelors in Botany and Chemistry from Lucknow University and holds a PhD degree in Library Science on the topic 'Relation between Emotional Intelligence and Creativity of library professionals'. She has keen interest in the topics related to Library services, user studies and HR studies. She has attended various Seminars, Workshops and Conferences at National as well as International levels and has a few papers to her credit.
Frode Alexander Hegland publishes ‘The Future of Text’ series of annual books and has hosted ‘The Future of Text Symposium’ for a decade: A result has been the ‘Visual-Meta’ approach to metadata, a robust method of embedding rich metadata in PDF documents, which he developed as his PhD Thesis at The University of Southampton: He also develops software for macOS, a word processor called Author and a PDF viewer called Reader:
Jennifer Kemp is Head of Partnerships at Crossref, where she works with members, service providers and metadata users to improve community participation, metadata and discoverability. Prior to Crossref, she was most recently Senior Manager of Policy and External Relations, North America for Springer Nature. Her experience in scholarly publishing began with her work as a Publication Manager at HighWire Press, where she had a variety of nonprofit and commercial publisher clients. Jennifer's perspective on the industry remains influenced by her years as a librarian and she is active in a number of community initiatives. At Crossref, she chairs the Books Interest Group and the Metadata User Working Group. She also serves on the Next Generation Library Publishing and the Open Access eBook Usage (OAeBU) Advisory Boards.
Lesley West (moderator) is the Director of Product Management for ASTM International. There she leads an innovation process to better serve the many constituents of ASTM, and maintains and enhances existing product lines and user tools for ASTM standards, related peer-reviewed documents, other complementary products, as well as overseeing the ASTM delivery platform, ASTM Compass® and the standards development tool, ASTM SpecBuilder. Lesley has worked in publishing for almost 40 years. She joined ASTM International in 1997. Before assuming her current position, she directed ASTM’s Graphic Design, Digital Output, & Production department. Organized in 1898, ASTM International is one of the world's largest international standards developing organizations. Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally where they improve the lives of millions every day.
Michael Napoleone, Vice President, Product Management, EBSCO Information Services- Michael is a product leader for many of EBSCO's latest SaaS innovations, such as the EBSCO Mobile App, Concept Map, and Open Web initiatives, as well as EBSCO Discovery Service and new OPAC. Before joining EBSCO, he spent twenty years at a consulting organization, where he used computer science, problem-solving, project planning and business skills to help large technology companies accomplish their difficult projects and initiatives.
Mohammad M. AlHamad is the E-Resource Strategist at Missouri State University Libraries, where he ensures that students, teachers, and researchers have convenient and sustainable access to a range of electronic resources and content. Mohammad holds a MLIS degree (master’s in information and Library Studies) from Aberystwyth University in the UK.
Vinton G. Cerf is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.