**Apologies for cross-posting**

Are you finalizing your schedule for ALA this week? Perhaps you’re
wondering how or where you can get caught up with standards activities? Here’s
where we will be!

*Friday, June 24, 2016*

*NISO/BISG 10th Annual Forum at the American Library Association 2016
Annual Meeting*

*The Changing Standards Landscape: The User Experience*

*Orlando Convention Center, Room W103B, 12:00pm – 4:00pm*

Sponsored by Bowker, CrossRef, and Sage

The user experience with ebooks encompasses far more than just an interface
or an application, and influences patron attitudes towards more than a
device or an author—it influences attitudes towards the library itself. At
the tenth annual Changing Standards Landscape event, we'll examine the full
spectrum of the user experience, including patron attitudes toward digital
borrowing and reading; privacy and security of patron data; and the
increasingly important area of digital-book accessibility standards and
best practices.

Confirmed speakers include *Todd Carpenter*, Executive Director, NISO; *Mark
Kuyper*, Executive Director, BISG; *Daniel Ayala*, Proquest; *Michael C.
Robinson*, University of Alaska-Anchorage; *Nettie Lagace*, NISO; *Theresa
Hunt*, Elsevier; *Becky Brasington Clark*, Library of Congress; and *Lettie
Conrad*, Sage

For more specifics, please visit the event page
<>.  We
request the favor of an RSVP:

*Saturday, June 25, 2016*

*NISO Altmetrics Initiative: Supporting Altmetrics in the Community*
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room: Bayhill 22, 2:00-3:30 P.M

The National Information Standard Organization (NISO) Altmetrics Initiative
is now in its final stages with several community-crafted documents nearly
at publication stage.  This session will discuss the creation of
recommended practices intended to support further uptake of so-called
“alternative” metrics and measurements for electronic publications:
definitions and use cases describing altmetrics in general, recommendations
for the use of data metrics, tools for supporting persistent identifiers,
and a Code of Conduct for data providers. Panelists have been participants
in the working groups and will detail perspectives and considerations that
have provided input for the published documents, which are NISO Recommended
Practices intended for consumption and use across the industry by any user
or entity wishing to further explore and exploit the area of alternative
assessment metrics.

Speakers: *Todd Carpenter*, Executive Director, NISO and *Nettie Lagace*,
Associate Director, Programs, NISO

*Sunday, June 26, 2016*

*NISO Standards Update Meeting*
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room: Celebration 04, 1:00-2:30pm

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear the latest news about
NISO's current efforts, including standards, recommended practices and
community meetings covering many areas of interest to the library community.

NISO Working group and Standing committee members will provide updates on
these projects:

   - Open Discovery Initiative - *Elise Sassone*, Springer Nature
   - Knowledge Base and Related Tools (KBART) - *Marlene Van Ballegooie*,
   University of Toronto
   - NISO Bibliographic Roadmap - *Diane Hillmann*, Metadata Management
   - SUSHI - *Nettie Lagace* on behalf of the SUSHI Standing Committee
   - Tracking Link Origins, a new NISO project - *Nettie Lagace* on behalf
   of the Tracking Link Origins Working Group

For the *complete* roster of ALA sessions where you can hear from NISO
staff, please visit the ALA page
<> on the NISO web site:

In the exhibit hall, you'll find NISO at Booth #1544.

Questions? Get in touch at:


3600 Clipper Mill Road

Suite 302

Baltimore, MD 21211-1948

Phone: +1.301.654.2512

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