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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:



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.


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