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NISO Virtual Conference: Future Perfect: How Libraries Are Implementing Emerging Technologies

February 20, 2013
11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Conference
  • Agenda
  • Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
    Can't make it on the conference day? Register now and gain access to the archive for one year.
  • System Requirements:
    You will need a computer for the presentations and Q&A. Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't 100% reliable.
    Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.

About the Virtual Conference


As former Library Journal Editor-in-Chief Francine Fielkoff wrote in an editorial last year, "Libraries Should Be What Users Want—With a Little Help from Librarians." Libraries everywhere are planning, strategizing, experimenting, and conversing with their users in order to realize how they may best serve as successful learning spaces in rapidly-changing technological, social and economic environments. 

Creation is often seen as an important theme of future community spaces - supporting 3D printers and other means of publishing content are a few examples of how libraries may stake their willingness to extend their capabilities in managing shared resources beyond those of an information provider to an information creator.

Join NISO in its first Virtual Conference as we explore this theme with a range of experts - we aim to interact with the audience as much as possible to extend the conversation with those who are attending.



11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote – Overview of the emerging technology landscape/how to keep up with emerging technologies
Presenter: Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Augmented Reality
Presenter: Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch break

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  3D Makerspaces
Presenter: Susan Considine, Executive Director, Fayetteville Free Library

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3D Printing: Intellectual Property Concerns
Presenter: Michael Weinberg, Senior Staff Attorney and Innovation Evangelist, Public Knowledge

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break 

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Espresso Implementation
Presenter: Rivkah Sass, Library Director, Sacramento Public Library

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Library in a Box (Bibliobox)
Presenter: David Fiander, Web Services Librarian, Western University

4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion: Implementing Emerging Technologies at Your Institution
Facilitated by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Event Slides


If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, please use this PDF form.

Registration closes on February 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $185.00 (US and Canada)
    • $225.00 (International)
  • Non-Member
    • $245.00 (US and Canada)
    • $285.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $80.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on February 19, 2013. Cancellations made by February 12, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the virtual conference via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.

  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the conference. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the conference from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.

  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived conference recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's organization.