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NISO at ALA Midwinter 2012


Mark your calendar with the following standards-related events at ALA's 2012 Midwinter Conference.

Visit NISO Booth #1259

Meetings will be held at:

The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street 
Dallas, TX  75201
(866) 540-4427
Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 651-1234



Friday, January 20, 2012

NISO Bibliographic Future Meeting
Friday, January 20, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel – Royal Room

Sunday, January 22, 2012

NISO Update - Including NISO's Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 22, 2012
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency – Bryan-Beeman Ballroom

  • NISO Annual Meeting
    1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Slides PDF format PDF
    Join us for our Annual Meeting to learn about the status of the organization, all the work that has taken place this year, and what's coming in 2012. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to participate. Although not required, please let the NISO office know that you will be joining us by e-mailing nisohq@niso.org to aid us in logistics planning.
  • NISO Update
    2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Slides of presentation by Nettie Lagace: PDF format PDF
    Slides of presentation by Oliver Pesch on SUSHI & IOTA PDF format PDF
    The NISO Update provides the latest news about NISO's current efforts. Working group members will provide updates on projects underway or recently completed.

Monday, January 23, 2012

These meetings are for committee members only.

NISO Architecture and All-Topic Committee Meeting
Monday, January 23, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Fairmont Hotel – Oak Room

NISO Topic Committee – Content & Collection
Monday, January 23, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel – Crown Room

NISO Topic Committee – Discovery to Delivery
Monday, January 23, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel – Green Room

Other Standards-Related Sessions of Interest

Saturday, January 21

ALCTS Electronic Resource Interest Group
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center, Room D168
Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, E-Resource Access and Management Services, EBSCO Information Services and co-chair, SUSHI Standing Committee, will present "COUNTER and SUSHI: Evolving standards to meet evolving needs" as part of a panel.

LITA Standards Interest Group
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Dallas Marriott City Center - D226

In this session, NISO representatives will explain how standards are developed as well as what other deliverables (like Recommended Practices) NISO working groups produce. Following that presentation, an open forum will be held to give participants a chance to identify and discuss pressing issues they face in their workplaces and how new standards might help streamline their operations. The organizers of this session hope to walk away with new ideas for potential NISO work items around which working groups can be formed and real progress can be made.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

ACRL’s Science and Technology Section
"The Role of Metadata Standards in Scientific Data Publishing: Part One"

Enhancing access to scientific data sets has become a major goal of research funding efforts. Unless better care is taken to standardize the metadata and technical descriptors used to make them discoverable, there is a concern that these data sets might disappear within the corpus of "grey literature." Join us as our discussion provides valuable and timely input from publishers, vendors and librarians to the standards development organizations.  Cosponsored by STS Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group and STS Subject & Bibliographic Access Committee.
Speaking: Todd Carpenter on the ICSTI/CODATA Scientific Data Citation initiative.

Slides PDF format PDF

LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Sheraton Dallas - Lone Star Ballroom C2


1) Updates / Reports on other LOD-LAM / LLD Activities / Lightning Talks (All)

  • Coders & Catalogers CURATEcamp at DLF2011 (Corey)

2) Discussion of BibFrame activities & Dublin Core Architecture Work (Corey / Karen)

3) Updates on sub-groups formed at Annual

  • Use-cases
  • Prototyping

4) LLD Resources Wiki / Connect Page (Laura A.)

5) Planning for Annaheim Preconference (Debora S.)

Minutes of the New Orleans meeting are available at: http://connect.ala.org/node/164892. Minutes of previous "informal" LLD-IG meetings from ALA-2010 in Washington DC, Dublin Core 2010 in Pittsburgh, and ALA-MW-2011 in San Diego are online at: http://wikis.ala.org/lita/index.php/Linkeddata.

RDA Update Forum
Sponsored by the The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) and the RDA Conference Forums and Programs Task Force (TF)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center - Room C146

Panelists will outline key cataloging changes related to RDA and steps being taken in preparation for implementation sometime after January 2013. Although there is at least a year before wide scale implementation of RDA, changes are already impacting workflow and data exchange. In an effort to economize on speakers and room space and to add emphasis to this topic CaMMS is foregoing its Friday Forum to join with the TF in presenting this RDA Forum. Scheduled presenters include: Beacher Wiggins (Library of Congress), Linda Barnhart (Chair PCC), Glenn Patton (OCLC), John Attig (JSC update), Sally McCallum (MARBI) and Troy Linker (ALA Publishing).

RDA Conference Forums and Programs Taskforce Planning Meeting
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center - Room D160

An open meeting to discuss sessions the taskforce are planning at ALA Annual. All are welcome and we appreciate your feedback and ideas.

Monday, January 23

MARBI Committee
MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information) is an interdivisional committee of ALA, encompassing ALCTS, LITA, and RUSA.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency - Reunion Ballroom E/F