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NISO @ ALA 2020, 13th Annual NISO-BISG The Changing Standards Landscape Forum - 6.24.20

Today, libraries of many types are grappling with an array of opportunities and challenges. These include creating and capitalizing on linked data, maintaining accessible content, managing open access, effectively ingesting and offering digital content, understanding applications of artificial intelligence and the things that make it work, and ensuring privacy in an increasingly connected ecosystem. For the most part, each of these new developments has required a silo of data inputs, ultimately delivering information in ways that make assessment difficult, incomplete, and expensive. Efforts like the Public Library Data Alliance have committed to streamlining, automating, and improving data collection, but that work is new, and interoperability remains an aspirational goal. Trends in measurement increasingly drive our need to work together. In this focused workshop, we’ll discuss what’s needed to manage the data we use to assess the impact and effectiveness of linked data, accessible content, open access, and AI in everyday activities. We’ll also look at how more interoperable data sets can help us, as well as what stands in the way. Participants will also be given an opportunity to create their own “interoperability statements” to bring back to their institutions and organizations. This is the thirteenth BISG-NISO Changing Standards Landscape forum. The event is co-hosted by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO and Brian O’Leary, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group. Confirmed speakers include (among others) Timothy Cherubini, Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, and Kurt Kiefer, Department of Public Instruction, State of Wisconsin; Andrew Pace, Executive Director for Technical Research, OCLC; Rina Elster Pantalony, Director of Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University; Tom Mercer, Senior Vice President, Digital Products, Bibliotheca; Simeon Warner, Associate University Librarian, Cornell University; Alie Lee, Senior Manager of Global Enterprise Systems, Sage Publications
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Alie Lee

Senior Manager of Global Enterprise Systems, Sage Publications

Alie leads a talented global team of software developers who architect and deliver a complex front and back office enterprise systems suite for a stable and market-forward cooperative advantage. She has a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and more than fifteen years' experience as a technology leader designing and implementing IT solutions, specializing in Enterprise applications and interoperability.
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Andrew Pace

Executive Director for Technical Research, OCLC

Andrew is responsible for building a coordinated R&D strategy between OCLC Research, Global Product Management, and Global Technologies. Andrew leads a team of research scientists and engineers who track library and broader trends, develop research directions, and represent OCLC in relevant community venues and discussions. Previously he was Executive Director, Management Services where he directed projects that move library management services to the cloud to gain library efficiencies. Prior to joining OCLC, Andrew was Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. Andrew is a Past President of the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA, and is a current member of the ALA Executive Board for 2016-2019.
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Brian O'Leary

Executive Director - Book Industry Study Group

Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S.-based trade association that disseminates information, creates and implements standards and conducts research to benefit the book publishing supply chain.

Before being named to this role in 2016, O'Leary was principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which helped publishers improve how they create, manage and distribute content. In that role, O’Leary wrote extensively about issues affecting the publishing industry. With Hugh McGuire, he co-edited Book: A Futurist's Manifesto (O'Reilly Media, 2012). O’Leary served as senior VP with Hammond Inc. and oversaw production and distribution operations at several Time Inc. magazines.

O’Leary joined Time Inc. after earning an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also holds an A.B. in chemistry from Harvard College.
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Kurt Kiefer

Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Libraries and Technology, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Kurt has served as the Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Libraries and Technology at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction since September 2010. The Division oversees information technology efforts for DPI, provides support for instructional technology and library media programs across Wisconsin, and serves as the state library agency. Kurt has two roles at DPI - one as the state librarian and the other as the Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining DPI, Kurt was employed at Madison Metropolitan School District for 16 years where he served in a variety of roles including CIO, research and assessment director, registrar, and student information systems manager. Before joining Madison Schools, Kurt worked for 10 years in the private sector in several research capacities.
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Rina Elster Pantalony

Director of Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University

Rina Elster Pantalony is a copyright lawyer with more than 25 years experience working with cultural heritage institutions in Canada and the US on matters concerning the digital reproduction and distribution of collections and related materials. For over ten years, she was faculty in the Moving Image Archive Preservation Program in the Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she taught graduate courses in copyright law and policy. She is the former Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of the International Council of Museums and serves on the Rights Committee of the Book Industry Study Group. She is published widely as an expert on intellectual property management practices and was appointed Director, Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University Libraries in 2014.
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Simeon Warner

Associate University Librarian, Cornell University

Simeon Warner is the Associate University Librarian and Director of IT at Cornell University Library. His responsibilities include oversight of IT operations, user experience, web programming, digital preservation, and open scholarly publishing. He has a particular interest in interoperability between information systems and the development of standards and collaborations to facilitate that. Warner’s current work includes digital preservation (OCFL), evolution of the FOLIO library services platform, use of linked open data for description and discovery of library resources (LD4L/LD4P), image and A/V interoperability (IIIF), and repositories for open-access scholarly publishing (including work with Samvera and ORCID). Past projects include technical direction of the arXiv e-print archive and development of the OAI-PMH and ResourceSync standards.
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Timothy Cherubini

Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

Timothy Cherubini is the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) first Executive Director and leads that unique, highly motivated, collaborative organization in its goal to strengthen libraries and their contributions to a technology-driven society by leveraging state library agencies’ collective national reach, peer network, cross-state lens, recognized field leadership, and ability to partner. Prior to joining COSLA Tim held key positions with the SOLINET and LYRASIS library consortia where he served as a senior manager and frequent collaborator with members and partner organizations on initiatives aimed at extending the reach and effectiveness of libraries to serve their communities. He holds a Master of Library Science and has held positions as librarian, instructor and administrator at Duke University, Emory University, and the Ohio State University.
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Tom Mercer

Senior Vice President, Digital Products, Bibliotheca

Tom Mercer is Senior Vice President of Digital Products at Bibliotheca. He is responsible for leading the digital content business unit which includes content acquisition, publisher relations, integration with library vendors, and developing new partnerships. He has worked extensively with other vendors and libraries to ensure digital content is easily accessible on across a variety of platforms. Previously to bibliotheca, Tom was part of 3M Library Systems and held a variety of business and technical leadership roles where he successfully launched several new products for the library business, including the commercial launch of cloudLibrary in 2011.