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NISO Webinar: What Can I Do With This? Making It Easy for Scholars & Researchers to Utilize Content         

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

The first of the 2017 NISO Webinar series, this webinar will examine the new perplexities associated with various forms of content and its subsequent reuse in other contexts. What exactly is a permissible use? For whom is that use allowed? Is there a timing factor involved? And how is one supposed to know that? Speakers will address the many concerns of readers, authors, funders, librarians, platform providers, and publishers.

Agenda and Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO 

Confirmed Speakers (In Order of Appearance)

Managing Access in This New World of Scholarly Research Results: Data, Software, and Ongoing Change (Volatile Content)
Maureen C. Kelly
Publishing Consultant


Maureen is the author of the ISQ article (in press): The Ongoing Challenges of Citing the Results of Scholarly Research.  Attendees are encouraged to read this (PDF) article in advance of the January 11 webinar.

Scholarly communication has long relied on the journal and journal article as the primary means of communicating research results, first in print and next in electronic equivalents of print (PDFs and HTML). Delivery infrastructures and business models have been built up to sustain this form of communication and to support access and preservation. Maureen will discuss changes underway to accommodate new content types – like data and software - that live outside the journal article. All of the systems that support delivery, discovery and preservation of journal articles need to be re-envisioned to support these new content types. Maureen will discuss work that is underway and the challenges that lie ahead.

Maureen consults with commercial and scholarly publishers on their use of technology with the goal of improving the value of their information and creating new market opportunities. Her work includes support for content production, distribution and retrieval. She has also worked on projects for taxonomy development and automated indexing. She has experience with business needs assessment, publishing standards, and systems design and development. Before consulting, Maureen held management positions at BIOSIS, a life sciences database publisher, and Nstein Technologies, a provider of indexing and retrieval technology.

Balancing Author, Publisher, and Reader Rights and Reuse in an Open Access World
Darla Henderson, Assistant Director, Open Access Programs, ACS Publications, American Chemical Society

Attendees may want to visit and familiarize themselves with the useful resource site, http://www.howcanishareit.com/, prior to the January 11 webinar event, as it will feature in Darla Henderson's presentation.

In an ever-changing environment where open access models stand alongside subscriptions, publishers and service providers are handling reuse inquiries for a collection of various open access licenses authors select. Finding the balance between making it easy for scholars and researchers to reuse content, and honoring the authors’ preferred license can be akin to walking a tight rope. Darla will explore the key issues at stake for publishers and authors, and point to important resources publishers consider when determining rights and reuse for open access content. She will share her own experience at ACS leading an effort to develop roadmaps for the reuse of open access content.

Darla Henderson, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director of Open Access Programs, Publications Division, at the American Chemical Society. She is responsible for the conception, development, and execution of ACS’s multi-faceted open access publishing strategy, including expanded license options, rewards, ecommerce, hybrid and fully open access journals in the ACS portfolio, and is co-leading the development and launch of ChemRxiv, a preprint server for the chemistry community. She is a frequent speaker at key publishing industry and chemistry events, and 7 products under her lead have been awarded PSP/SSP Best of Awards . Follow her on twitter @DarlaPHenderson (personal) and ACS on twitter @ACSPublications (corporate).

Discovering Re-Use Rights via CHORUS
Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS

As a result of government and private funder mandates and gold and green open access models, more content is publicly accessible than ever before. Open questions still remain around what a researcher can do with articles that they download. CHORUS is combining Crossref’s reuse license metadata with funder identifiers and its own public accessibility audits as well as other interconnected metadata to help researchers and their institutions. Howard will explain how this space continues to evolve.

Howard is the driving force behind CHOR Inc. and its first service, CHORUS: Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications.

He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system – and continues to serve as one of its Ambassadors. He was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of Crossref and CLOCKSS. He served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing and was the SSP President from 2014-2015. He is an active member of the STM Future Labs. Howard received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture Award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of production and new technology themes.

Introducing Technology-Mediated Content to the Mix
Nancy KopansVice President & General Counsel, Ithaka


Technology-mediated educational content—namely, Massive Open Online Courses—introduces new issues for intellectual property arrangements in higher education. Whereas traditionally, individual faculty assembled syllabi and readings, prepared lectures, and owned copyright in their journals articles and teaching materials, “authoring” online courses can involve substantial, integrated university resources that go beyond those required in a traditional classroom setting or in connection with creating journals articles and text books. Likewise, the use of technology-mediated content in the classroom can raise unique issues. Nancy will discuss the challenging IP issues that can arise and recommended policies for enabling academic institutions to create and promote these potentially valuable teaching and learning resources.

Kopans is a co-author of the Ithaka publication, An Academic Policy Framework for Technology-Mediated Content.  Attendees are encouraged to read the report in advance of the January 11 webinar.

Nancy Kopans is Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of ITHAKA, www.ithaka.org, a not-for-profit organization that works with the global higher educational community to advance and preserve knowledge and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies. ITHAKA has launched some of the most transformative and widely used services in higher education: Ithaka S+R, JSTOR, and Portico. Recently ITHAKA has enhanced its mission through a strategic alliance with Artstor, facilitating access to its services for researchers, teachers, and students worldwide.

Kopans in an expert on copyright law, particularly in connection with the transition of content from an analog to a digital environment and balancing the interests of content creators, online users, and digital platforms. She is a member of the Association of American Publishers’ Copyright Committee, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee’s Government Relations Subcommittee, and the American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property Law, where she served as Chair of the ABA Committee on Database Protection Legislation’s Subcommittee on Protection of U.S. Databases. Kopans served as a member of the Section 108 Study Group, convened by the Library of Congress to make recommendations on updating for the digital world the Copyright Act's balance between the rights of creators and copyright owners and the needs of libraries and archives. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Century Association Archives Foundation and the Board of Advisors of The Copyright Society. Kopans received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A., and M. Phil. from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University.



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    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Cancellations made by Wednesday, January 4, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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