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Mark your calendar with the following standards-related events at ALA's 2014 Midwinter Conference.

Visit NISO Booth # 421!

Meetings will be held at:
The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

The NISO Alternative Assessment Initiative
Co-Located with ALA Mid-winter!
The Hub City View Conference Center
30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

NISO will host the third meeting meant to further engage the community in the Alternative Assessment (Altmetrics) Initiative. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) at the The Hub City View Conference Center. This meeting is made possible by the generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the objectives of this one-day meeting will include a short opening keynote on the topic of assessment, lightning talks on related projects, brainstorming for identification of topics for discussion, and prioritizing proposed work items.

**The meeting is free for all attendees. Please RSVP here, which will assist in planning and logistics.**

For planning purposes, registration for this event will close on Monday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. (ET).

FREE LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE: For those interested in this work, but unable to attend in-person, NISO will be live streaming this event. Credentials for login will be provided closer to the event date; please make sure to designate your attendance as "virtual" in the RSVP form so that we may be sure to communicate that information to you.

NISO Annual Meeting & Standards Update 
Sunday, January 26
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Room: PCC - 118 C

  • NISO Annual Meeting
    1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Join us for our Annual Meeting to learn about the status of the organization, all the work that has taken place in 2013 and what's coming in 2014. 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
    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    The NISO Update provides the latest news about NISO's current efforts. Working group members will provide updates on projects newly underway or recently completed:

NISO Demand Driven Acquisition Working Group 
Friday, January 24
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Room: PCC - 306
This is a closed meeting.


NISO Bibliographic Roadmap Update & Discussion 
Monday, January 27
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room: PCC - 115 B
This is a closed meeting.


Additional Standards-Related Sessions of Interest

ALCTS Continuing Resources Standards Forum
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 117
Nettie Lagace, NISO Associate Director for Programs, will be a panelist. 

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
Saturday, January 25 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 203 A

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

In the spring of 2011, the UC San Diego Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) Implementation Team invited campus researchers and research teams to participate in a Research Curation and Data Management Pilot program. The projects were chosen based on a number of criteria, including how they represented the range of campus research and the various services they needed. The pilot process commenced in September 2011 and will be completed in early 2014.

Mary Linn Bergstrom

RDA Update
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 201 B

MARC Formats Transition Interest Group
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 102 A

ACRL/SPARC Forum: Connecting Articles and Data to Expand Open Access to Research
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 201 B

While libraries have been managing OA repositories of articles for over a decade, models for openly accessible data repositories are still emerging. A panel of experts will examine emerging practices for libraries, new collaborations, considerations of how to fund the storage of data, and options for making the connections between articles and data to fully realize the potential of open access to research.

LITA Standards Interest Group
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Marriott, Room: 409

ALCTS Metadata Interest Group
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 102 A

We have two exciting programs that will discuss strategies and workflows for and challenges associated with large-scale metadata aggregation.

“The Other Side of Linked Data: Managing Metadata Aggregation,” presented by Diane Hillman.

“Harvesting and Normalization at the Digital Public Library of America: Lessons from a Diverse Aggregation,” presented by Kristy Berry Dixon (Digital Library of Georgia), Sandra McIntyre (Mountain West Digital Library) and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America).

Top Technology Trends Discussion Session
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room:  201 C

LITA's premier program on changes and advances in technology. Mid-winter format consists of an informal roundtable discussion amongst library technology experts and thought leaders.

Monique Sendze
Brett Bonfield
Emily Gore
John Shank
Leslie Johnston
Lisa Bunker
Social Media Librarian
Pima County Public Library

LITA Linked Library Data Interest Group
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 105 B

This will be a managed discussion on topics related to library linked data. It will begin with a brief talk from someone in the community, to set the stage for an interesting discussion.

ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 121 C

Please join us at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia for the following presentations on authority control. We are all wondering what happens to authority control in the new world of BIBFRAME, as well as what is going on in current authority control projects, and our speakers will be addressing these topics. The presentations will go until about 3pm, with a Q&A to follow after the speakers. An open business meeting will follow that all are invited to attend.

Janis L. Young
Kevin Ford
Phillip Schreur
Judy Ahronheim