Session Topics

We're starting with Topics that we've identified as interesting and vital to the information community, and we'll be working over the next couple of months to expand on these ideas and find world-class experts to help educate and inform us about them.

We're doing something a little different with NISO Plus. We've included time with every session to have extended conversation and discussion as an integral part of the conference experience. Each of the topic sessions will have a corresponding Discussion period after it in the same room, where attendees and presenters will have time to explore the topic and dive more deeply into solutions and concerns than is possible in the typical Q&A time. The goal is to provide a more valuable experience for everyone.

  • Sun Feb 23
  • Mon Feb 24
  • Tues Feb 25
  • All Sessions
  • Plenary Room
  • NFAIS Foresight
  • NISO Now
  • Conversations
  • Extras
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMWelcome to NISO Plus By Todd Carpenter

Welcome to the conference and introductions

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01:30 PM - 02:30 PMOpening Keynote By TBA

To be announced

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02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break By n/a
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMBig Data By TBA

Discussion about the research impacts, management difficulty, and social impacts of Big Data.

03:00 PM - 03:45 PMERM Systems By TBA

Users and makers of different ERM systems discuss the state of current ERM systems and practices

03:00 PM - 04:30 PMStandards Projects Updates – JATS, JATS4R, STS, SSOS By TBD

Learn from the experts about important standards.

03:00 PM - 04:30 PMIntroduction To NISO By NISO Staff

An introduction to NISO, including Organization, Goals, and Process

04:00 PM - 04:30 PMDiscussion of Big Data By Everyone

Discussion time for the ideas and challenges presented by Session 1.1 Big Data

04:00 PM - 04:30 PMDiscussion of ERM Systems By Everyone

Discussion time for Session 2.1 ERM Systems

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04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPanel/Synthesis/Wrapup of Day By TBA

Conversation about the day, scene setting for the rest of the conference.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMWelcome to NISO Plus By Todd Carpenter

Welcome to the conference and introductions

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01:30 PM - 02:30 PMOpening Keynote By TBA

To be announced

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02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break By n/a
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04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPanel/Synthesis/Wrapup of Day By TBA

Conversation about the day, scene setting for the rest of the conference.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMWelcome to NISO Plus By Todd Carpenter

Welcome to the conference and introductions

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01:30 PM - 02:30 PMOpening Keynote By TBA

To be announced

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02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break By n/a
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMBig Data By TBA

Discussion about the research impacts, management difficulty, and social impacts of Big Data.

04:00 PM - 04:30 PMDiscussion of Big Data By Everyone

Discussion time for the ideas and challenges presented by Session 1.1 Big Data

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04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPanel/Synthesis/Wrapup of Day By TBA

Conversation about the day, scene setting for the rest of the conference.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMWelcome to NISO Plus By Todd Carpenter

Welcome to the conference and introductions

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01:30 PM - 02:30 PMOpening Keynote By TBA

To be announced

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02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break By n/a
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMERM Systems By TBA

Users and makers of different ERM systems discuss the state of current ERM systems and practices

04:00 PM - 04:30 PMDiscussion of ERM Systems By Everyone

Discussion time for Session 2.1 ERM Systems

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04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPanel/Synthesis/Wrapup of Day By TBA

Conversation about the day, scene setting for the rest of the conference.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMWelcome to NISO Plus By Todd Carpenter

Welcome to the conference and introductions

microphone
01:30 PM - 02:30 PMOpening Keynote By TBA

To be announced

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02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break By n/a
03:00 PM - 04:30 PMStandards Projects Updates – JATS, JATS4R, STS, SSOS By TBD

Learn from the experts about important standards.

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04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPanel/Synthesis/Wrapup of Day By TBA

Conversation about the day, scene setting for the rest of the conference.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PMWelcome to NISO Plus By Todd Carpenter

Welcome to the conference and introductions

microphone
01:30 PM - 02:30 PMOpening Keynote By TBA

To be announced

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02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break By n/a
03:00 PM - 04:30 PMIntroduction To NISO By NISO Staff

An introduction to NISO, including Organization, Goals, and Process

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04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPanel/Synthesis/Wrapup of Day By TBA

Conversation about the day, scene setting for the rest of the conference.

  • All Sessions
  • Plenary Room
  • NFAIS Foresight
  • NISO Now
  • Conversations
  • Extras
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMArtificial Intelligence & Machine Learning By TBA

How will AI change the information ecosystem, for better and for worse?

09:00 AM - 09:45 AMDigital Humanities and Standards By TBA

A panel discussion examining the role of standards in the complicated world of digital humanities, and a look at what new opportunities there are to help scholars in the field.

09:00 AM - 10:30 AMStandards Projects Updates – KBART, ODI, and FASTEN By TBA
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMEconomics of Information: Funding, Sustainability, Stakeholders By TBA

A look at the complexities of the economics of the modern information ecosystem.

This presentation is done twice here at NISO Plus…if you can’t make this one, it will be offered again on Tuesday at 11am.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of AI & Machine Learning By Everyone
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Digital Humanities and Standards By Everyone
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Economics of Information: Funding, Sustainability, Stakeholders By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone

Discover new connections and find people that can help your work!

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMData Publishing By TBA

Issues surrounding data sets, data publishing, scientific data, reproducibility, FAIR standards, and more…

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMPlan S & Publishing Mandates By TBA

How does the new requirements of Open Access change the publishing and research landscape?

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMLightning Talks By Everyone

Attendee-driven session made up of very short presentations…a way for the attendees at NISO Plus to present on their work, get feedback, and solicit suggestions from everyone.

Signups for Lightning Talks will be sent out early in January 2020.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMINTRODUCTION TO NISO – Organization, Goals, and Process By NISO Staff
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Data Publishing By Everyone
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Plan S & Publishing Mandates By Everyone
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12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By Everyone
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMAR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By TBA

Join us for a session outlining the creation, consumption, selection, description and archiving of these new forms of media.

01:30 PM - 02:15 PMSeamless Access – A Conversation By TBA

A conversation about the continuation of the RA21 project that includes Service Providers and Librarians

01:30 PM - 02:00 PMAsk The Experts About…Linked Data By TBA

At our Ask the Experts Afternoon, you’ll have the chance to ask direct questions to the people deeply involved in the projects in question.

01:30 PM - 02:15 PMDigital Humanities & Standards By TBA

A panel discussion examining the role of standards in the complicated world of digital humanities, and a look at what new opportunities there are to help scholars in the field.

This program is done twice here at NISO Plus, it is offered also at 9am on Monday

Discussion of AR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By Everyone
02:15 PM - 02:45 PMDiscussion of Seamless Access – A Conversation By Everyone
02:10 PM - 02:40 PMAsk The Experts About…Knowledge Bases By TBA

At our Ask the Experts Afternoon, you’ll have the chance to ask direct questions to the people deeply involved in the projects in question.

02:15 PM - 02:45 PMDiscussion of Digital Humanities & Standards By TBA
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMSearch/Retrieval/Discovery of Information By TBA

What new technologies, media types, user expectations, and vendor technologies will most effect the way we find information in the future?

03:00 PM - 03:45 PMStatistics & Analytics: COUNTER, Measures that Matter, and More

A look at the various attempts at standards and best practices for publisher and library statistics

Ask The Experts About…Preservation By TBA

At our Ask the Experts Afternoon, you’ll have the chance to ask direct questions to the people deeply involved in the projects in question.

03:00 PM - 03:45 PMAR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By TBA

Join us for a session outlining the creation, consumption, selection, description and archiving of these new forms of media.

This session is done twice at NISO Plus, it can also be attended at 1:30pm on Monday.

03:45 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion of Search/Retrieval/Discovery of Information By Everyone
03:45 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion of Statistics & Analytics: COUNTER, Measures that Matter, and More By Everyone
03:30 PM - 04:00 PMAsk The Experts About….Metadata By TBA
03:45 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion of AR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By Everyone
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04:15 PM - 05:30 PMMiles Conrad Award and Lecture By NISO Staff

Please join us for one of the longest-running awards in the information professions, the Miles Conrad Award.

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07:00 PM - 09:00 PMSocial Event – Illusions Bar & Theater By Spencer Horsman

Join us for a Baltimore Original, the Illusions Bar & Theater.

Take a break from the ordinary & enter the weird wonderful world of Illusions: Magic Bar & Theater!  Since 2007 we have been entertaining audiences every Friday & Saturday night with our unique atmosphere and performances in Baltimore City, just south of the Inner Harbor! Set inside a 1920’s Art Deco bar with an extensive cocktail list, our resident comedy magician Spencer Horsman presents 90 minute comedy magic show. 

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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone

Discover new connections and find people that can help your work!

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12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By Everyone
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04:15 PM - 05:30 PMMiles Conrad Award and Lecture By NISO Staff

Please join us for one of the longest-running awards in the information professions, the Miles Conrad Award.

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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMArtificial Intelligence & Machine Learning By TBA

How will AI change the information ecosystem, for better and for worse?

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of AI & Machine Learning By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone

Discover new connections and find people that can help your work!

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMData Publishing By TBA

Issues surrounding data sets, data publishing, scientific data, reproducibility, FAIR standards, and more…

12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Data Publishing By Everyone
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12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By Everyone
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMAR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By TBA

Join us for a session outlining the creation, consumption, selection, description and archiving of these new forms of media.

Discussion of AR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By Everyone
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMSearch/Retrieval/Discovery of Information By TBA

What new technologies, media types, user expectations, and vendor technologies will most effect the way we find information in the future?

03:45 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion of Search/Retrieval/Discovery of Information By Everyone
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04:15 PM - 05:30 PMMiles Conrad Award and Lecture By NISO Staff

Please join us for one of the longest-running awards in the information professions, the Miles Conrad Award.

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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMDigital Humanities and Standards By TBA

A panel discussion examining the role of standards in the complicated world of digital humanities, and a look at what new opportunities there are to help scholars in the field.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Digital Humanities and Standards By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone

Discover new connections and find people that can help your work!

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMPlan S & Publishing Mandates By TBA

How does the new requirements of Open Access change the publishing and research landscape?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Plan S & Publishing Mandates By Everyone
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12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By Everyone
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMSeamless Access – A Conversation By TBA

A conversation about the continuation of the RA21 project that includes Service Providers and Librarians

02:15 PM - 02:45 PMDiscussion of Seamless Access – A Conversation By Everyone
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMStatistics & Analytics: COUNTER, Measures that Matter, and More

A look at the various attempts at standards and best practices for publisher and library statistics

03:45 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion of Statistics & Analytics: COUNTER, Measures that Matter, and More By Everyone
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04:15 PM - 05:30 PMMiles Conrad Award and Lecture By NISO Staff

Please join us for one of the longest-running awards in the information professions, the Miles Conrad Award.

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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 10:30 AMStandards Projects Updates – KBART, ODI, and FASTEN By TBA
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone

Discover new connections and find people that can help your work!

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMLightning Talks By Everyone

Attendee-driven session made up of very short presentations…a way for the attendees at NISO Plus to present on their work, get feedback, and solicit suggestions from everyone.

Signups for Lightning Talks will be sent out early in January 2020.

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12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By Everyone
01:30 PM - 02:00 PMAsk The Experts About…Linked Data By TBA

At our Ask the Experts Afternoon, you’ll have the chance to ask direct questions to the people deeply involved in the projects in question.

02:10 PM - 02:40 PMAsk The Experts About…Knowledge Bases By TBA

At our Ask the Experts Afternoon, you’ll have the chance to ask direct questions to the people deeply involved in the projects in question.

Ask The Experts About…Preservation By TBA

At our Ask the Experts Afternoon, you’ll have the chance to ask direct questions to the people deeply involved in the projects in question.

03:30 PM - 04:00 PMAsk The Experts About….Metadata By TBA
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04:15 PM - 05:30 PMMiles Conrad Award and Lecture By NISO Staff

Please join us for one of the longest-running awards in the information professions, the Miles Conrad Award.

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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMEconomics of Information: Funding, Sustainability, Stakeholders By TBA

A look at the complexities of the economics of the modern information ecosystem.

This presentation is done twice here at NISO Plus…if you can’t make this one, it will be offered again on Tuesday at 11am.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Economics of Information: Funding, Sustainability, Stakeholders By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone

Discover new connections and find people that can help your work!

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMINTRODUCTION TO NISO – Organization, Goals, and Process By NISO Staff
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12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch By Everyone
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMDigital Humanities & Standards By TBA

A panel discussion examining the role of standards in the complicated world of digital humanities, and a look at what new opportunities there are to help scholars in the field.

This program is done twice here at NISO Plus, it is offered also at 9am on Monday

02:15 PM - 02:45 PMDiscussion of Digital Humanities & Standards By TBA
03:00 PM - 03:45 PMAR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By TBA

Join us for a session outlining the creation, consumption, selection, description and archiving of these new forms of media.

This session is done twice at NISO Plus, it can also be attended at 1:30pm on Monday.

03:45 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion of AR/VR/3D & Non-Traditional Content Forms By Everyone
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04:15 PM - 05:30 PMMiles Conrad Award and Lecture By NISO Staff

Please join us for one of the longest-running awards in the information professions, the Miles Conrad Award.

  • All Sessions
  • Plenary Room
  • NFAIS Foresight
  • NISO Now
  • Conversations
  • Extras
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMDecentralization of the web By TBA

Come and learn more about the next evolution of the web, including IPFS, Blockchain, and more….

09:00 AM - 09:45 AMJATS, BITS, & STS By TBA

Keeping things in a “family” and backward compatibility

09:00 AM - 09:45 AMIntroduction to Seamless Access By TBA

Heard about RA21, but not sure how it’s going to effect you and your work? Come hear about this new authentication standard.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Decentralization of the web By Everyone
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of JATS, BITS, & STS By Everyone
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Introduction to Seamless Access By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMAltmetrics By TBA

Join us for a panel presentation by experts in Altmetrics

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMEconomics of Information By TBA

A look at the complexities of the economics of the modern information ecosystem.

This presentation is done twice here at NISO Plus…if you can’t make this one, it will be offered again on Monday at 9am.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMContent Migration working group & Criteria for Indexes, Ebook metadata working group By TBA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Altmetrics By Everyone
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Economics of Information By Everyone
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch & NISO Awards By NISO Staff
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMProduct Management in the Information Economy By TBA

The how, why, what, and who of Project Management in Information. If you’re curious about this part of the profession, come join us.

01:30 PM - 02:15 PMDiscovery / Building better search, a Vendor & Librarian panel By TBA
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMPreservation & Archiving of digital media By TBA
02:15 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion of Discovery/Building Better Search
02:15 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion of Preservation & Archiving of Digital Media
02:15 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion of Product Management in the Information Economy
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02:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Keynote & Conference Wrapup By TBA
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch & NISO Awards By NISO Staff
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02:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Keynote & Conference Wrapup By TBA
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMDecentralization of the web By TBA

Come and learn more about the next evolution of the web, including IPFS, Blockchain, and more….

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Decentralization of the web By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMAltmetrics By TBA

Join us for a panel presentation by experts in Altmetrics

12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Altmetrics By Everyone
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch & NISO Awards By NISO Staff
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMProduct Management in the Information Economy By TBA

The how, why, what, and who of Project Management in Information. If you’re curious about this part of the profession, come join us.

02:15 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion of Product Management in the Information Economy
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02:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Keynote & Conference Wrapup By TBA
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMJATS, BITS, & STS By TBA

Keeping things in a “family” and backward compatibility

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of JATS, BITS, & STS By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMEconomics of Information By TBA

A look at the complexities of the economics of the modern information ecosystem.

This presentation is done twice here at NISO Plus…if you can’t make this one, it will be offered again on Monday at 9am.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PMDiscussion of Economics of Information By Everyone
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch & NISO Awards By NISO Staff
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMDiscovery / Building better search, a Vendor & Librarian panel By TBA
02:15 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion of Discovery/Building Better Search
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02:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Keynote & Conference Wrapup By TBA
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMIntroduction to Seamless Access By TBA

Heard about RA21, but not sure how it’s going to effect you and your work? Come hear about this new authentication standard.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMDiscussion of Introduction to Seamless Access By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMContent Migration working group & Criteria for Indexes, Ebook metadata working group By TBA
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch & NISO Awards By NISO Staff
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMPreservation & Archiving of digital media By TBA
02:15 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion of Preservation & Archiving of Digital Media
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02:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Keynote & Conference Wrapup By TBA
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08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast By Everyone
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking Break By Everyone
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch & NISO Awards By NISO Staff
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02:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Keynote & Conference Wrapup By TBA