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NISO Webinar: Enabling Discovery and Retrieval of Non-Traditional and Granular Output         

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda & Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
  • Can't make it on the webinar day? Register now and gain access to the archive for one year.

System Requirements:

  • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
  • You will need a computer for the presentation 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 always 100% reliable.
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About the Webinar

This session will address the use of quality metadata and unique identifiers in traditional information environments, but could also include discussion of one or more of the following:
• Scholarly non-traditional output that may currently be hosted in institutional repositories or on proprietary platforms, such as YouTube
• Enabling identifiers for increasingly granular portions of a work (such as paragraphs) in the interests of citation

Agenda and Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Nicole Johnson, Product Manager, Digital Commons, bepress; Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Yewno; Gerald Benoit, Associate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College.

Speaker presentations will cover:

Expanding the Spectrum of Scholarship: Metadata and Search Options for Nontraditional Content
Nicole JohnsonProduct Manager, Digital Commons, bepress

Libraries are increasingly being asked to provide technical solutions for everything their institutions produce. The influx of content types, including patents, grant-funded projects, and research datasets, means the library needs to keep up with evolving needs.  Drawing on a community of over 500 institutions with unique content requirements, bepress has developed flexible and customizable metadata and search tools that allows the library and other groups on campus to manage, search, and report on materials from all points along the research life cycle.

Nicole Johnson, Product Manager for Digital Commons, will share:

* examples of how custom metadata fields can be used to search for and report on nontraditional content;

* the benefits and challenges of bepress's upcoming switch from SOLR to Elastic search;

* and ways that full-text search that includes snippet text and thumbnails can enhance the user experience.

Nicole Johnson is a Product Manager (Digital Commons) at bepress. In her time at bepress, Nicole has worked directly with customers as a Consultant, developed the codebase as an Engineer, and now combines both roles as she works with customers and internal stakeholders to move the platform(s) forward.

Transforming Information into Knowledge
Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Yewno

In today's world the ever increasing volume and fragmentation of information makes it difficult for researchers to find what they need and for content providers to know at a low level of granularity what's contained in their catalogues. Using AI technology, Yewno provides a solution to these problems with it's products which provide conceptual search and a topical hierarchy. Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder of Yewno, will share: 

  • A demonstration of Yewno's conceptual search product Discover
  • A demonstration of Yewno's topical hierarchy product Unearth
  • A summary of the key benefits

Ruth Pickering has worked for both blue-chip corporations and startups, and her experience spans from media technology and telecommunications to AI. Prior to Yewno, she served as managing director of BT Wholesale; was one of the Global Telecoms Business top 40 under 40 in 2010, and was shortlisted for ‘Woman of the Year in Technology' in 2011.

Trends in image-only retrieval
Gerald BenoitAssociate Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College.

The usual technique for searching for images is through keywords and metadata - text approaches to creating image retrieval sets. This webinar reviews briefly text-oriented retrieval and leads to using image metadata for more complex queries, and "image-only" retrieval projects.

G. Benoit is an associate professor, teaching in computer and information science. His research is focused on systems development, retrieval, and particularly visual literacy and interactive information visualization.


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Registration closes on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

  • NISO Voting Members
    • $100.00 (US and Canada)
    • $110.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $100.00
  • Non-Member
    • $135.00 (US and Canada)
    • $159.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cancellations made by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar 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.
  • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by 10:00 a.m. (ET) on the Tuesday before the webinar, at please contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org for immediate assistance.
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  • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free webinar connection as part of their membership and DO NOT need to register for the event for this free connection. Your webinar contact will receive the login instructions the Monday before the event. You may have as many people as you like from the member's library view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections beyond the free one, then you will need to enter a paid registration (at the member rate) for each additional connection required.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
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