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NISO Open Teleconferences

Join us each month for NISO's Open Teleconferences -- an ongoing series of calls held on the second Monday of each month as a way to keep the community apprised of NISO's activities. The calls also provide an opportunity for you to give feedback to NISO on our activities or make suggestions about new activities we should be engaging in.

The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate in the conversation.  To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. eastern time.

2010 Open Conference Call Calendar
Call topics are subject to change.

  • January 11: NISO Architecture Committee
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    Join guest speaker Karen Coyle, member of NISO's Architecture Committee, as she shares about current work in that committee, particularly on the NISO Framework, a tool that documents series of criteria for evaluating new and potential work projects in NISO.
  • February 8: Single Sign-On Authentication Working Group Update
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    Learn about the work of NISO's Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication Working Group, NISO's 2009 Chair's Initiative. The group is developing one or more recommended practices to ensure SSO authentication that provides seamless item-level linking in a networked information environment. Join guest speaker Harry Kaplanian (Director of Product Management, Serials Solutions), co-chair of the SSO Authentication Working Group, to hear about how this group aims to create a recommended practice to help effect seamless SSO authentication for an improved user experience.
  • March 8: ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review Working Group Update
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    During this call Tim Jewell (Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication, University of Washington Libraries), co-chair of NISO's ERM Review Working Group, will discuss their effort, the current mapping project they have underway, plans for future surveying of the ERM landscape, and hopes to identify gaps where work should be undertaken in this arena. 
  • April 12: Standardized Markup for Journal Articles Working Group Update
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    Joining us this month is Jeff Beck (Technical Information Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology Information [NCBI], U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health), co-chair of NISO's Standardized Markup for Journal Articles Working Group

  • May 10: Physical Delivery of Library Resources Working Group Update
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    Think that all patrons want is electronic information? Think again. Physical library materials -- books, videos, and more -- still make up a huge part of libraries' collections, and the delivery of these materials for ILL, resource sharing, and other library services continues to grow. With growing delivery comes the need for recommended practices on the physical delivery of library resources, a topic that is being tackled by one of NISO's latest working groups. Hear more about their work from co-chair Valerie Horton (Executive Director Colorado Library Consortium [CLiC]).

  • June 14: Report of ISO TC 46 Meeting
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    Hear an update from Todd Carpenter, NISO's Managing Director, on the recent May 2010 meeting of the Technical Committee 46 (TC46) on Information and Documentation. During the week-long meeting, active working groups meet to discuss their development and resolutions on current and future TC46 activities are made during the final closing session.
  • July: No call will be held in July.

  • August 9: RFID in Libraries Update
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    In 2008, NISO published the Recommended Practice, RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-2008; available at www.niso.org/publications/rp). With the ISO standard on RFID in Libraries expected to be published later this year, a new working group at NISO has been formed to revise the 2008 Recommended Practice in order to provide guidance and alignment with the ISO work. Learn more about the revision work underway during this call.

  • September 13: IOTA (Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics) Working Group UpdateIOTA: Small changes, Big Improvements
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    The IOTA Working Group -- originally known as the OpenURL Quality Metrics Working Group -- was begun in early 2010 as a two-year project to look at the feasibility of creating industry-wide, transparent and scalable metrics for evaluating and comparing the quality of OpenURL implementations across content providers. A website hosting the analytics to date (nearly 9 million OpenURLs analyzed), with support information, can be found at http://openurlquality.niso.org/; in addition, the IOTA project can be tracked via Twitter at http://twitter.com/nisoiota and via the blog at http://openurlquality.blogspot.com/. In this call, learn more about the project and the current work from group member Elizabeth Winter, who will be joined by Adam Chandler, the IOTA group chair for further discussion.

  • October 18: I2 (Institutional Identifiers) Working Group Update
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    In July 2010, the NISO I2 (Insitutional Identifiers) Working Group released a Midterm Report for comments. The feedback from that report has been gathered, and the group is now looking at next steps, including how to coordinate with related identifiers that are in development. In this call Grace Agnew (Rutgers University), co-chair of the working group, will share about the feedback that has been received on the Midterm Report as well as will discuss next steps.
  • November 8: DAISY Revision Working Group Update
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    In May 2010, the DAISY Revision Working Group released the Authoring and Interchange Framework - ZedAI for short - for public comment. ZedAI is a specification that defines the next generation of DAISY XML. The ZedAI Framework is one of the two parts in the ongoing major revision of the DAISY Standard. The specification is intended to be submitted to NISO for formal standardization in the fourth quarter of 2010, with final approval expected in the spring of 2011. Learn more about its progress from George Kerscher, working group co-chair, in this open call.
  • December 13: Journal Article Versions (JAV) Survey
    In June-July 2010, a survey on the use of the NISO/ALPSP Recommended Practice on Journal Article Versions (JAV) was sent to publishers, repository managers, librarians, and other stakeholders to ask, How do you manage version control of journal articles? Are you amenable to industry standards for online versions? Who is responsible for managing such version metadata. In this month's call, hear from Lettie Conrad, Online Product Manager, SAGE Publications, Inc. --  designer of this NISO survey -- about the results of the survey and possible next steps.