Home | News & Events | Events | 2008 Events | NISO Digital Resources Forum

Digital Resources: Working with Formats Beyond Serials

May 5-6, 2008
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Register Online!

PDF Registration Form

About the Forum

With the onset of the digital age, the information community has had to rethink its approach to content -- from creation to how to manage the sale and retention of that information, to questions of delivery and use. A great deal of that focus has been on the more traditional journal, yet creators, libraries, and users today are working with content ranging from e-books to audio and beyond. However, the basic questions surrounding these digital resources remain the same as those that have been confronted with electronic serials, though the answers may not be: what formats are best when creating digital content, and how might metadata be best applied? What pricing models should be applied, and how will these, and their associated licenses, be managed? How will these digital formats be delivered, and to what platforms? During this NISO forum "Digital Resources: Working with Formats Beyond Serials," you will hear from a variety of speakers on these issues and more.


To register online, click here. If you prefer, you may fill out the registration form and fax it to the NISO office at 410-685-5278. You can also register by calling the NISO office at 301-654-2512. Library school students receive substantial discounts. Contact the office for more information.

Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Notify the NISO Office if you have any dietary restrictions (301-654-2512).

NISO Voting Members and Library Standards Alliance members receive substantial discounts. Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) members may register at the NISO member rate. Graduate students will receive a special sponsored rate; contact the NISO office for information.

  Early Bird
Rate ends 4/30/08
Regular On Site One-Day Registration

Online Registration

PDF Registration Form

Member $400 $475 $550 $260
Nonmember $500 $625



  • Early bird rates are offered until April 30, 2008.
  • Registration closes April 30, 2008. After that date call the NISO office to arrange for registration at the regular rate. A processing fee of $50 will be added to each on-site registration.
  • Cancellations made by April 30, 2008 will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. After that date, there are no refunds.

Special Offer: Libraries registering three (3) individuals from the same organization will receive a free Library Standards Alliance (LSA) membership. For LSA member information, visit the Library Standards Alliance webpage.

Location Information

Argonaut Hotel at the Maritime National Historical Park Fisherman's Wharf
495 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, California 94109

Map & Directions: http://www.argonauthotel.com/argmapa/index.html
Valet parking with in and out privileges is available for $39.00+ Tax Per Day (additional Surcharge of $15.00 Plus Tax may apply for over-sized Vehicles)

Hotel Rate
To receive the discounted rate of $195 + tax per night for Sunday, May 4th and Monday, May 5th, call the NISO office at 301-654-2512.