Ideas for Webinars

A place for the NISO community to input and discuss topic ideas for webinars, for 2013 (and beyond).

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Behaving like a startup

During the BookExpo meeting, the President of Bloomsbury publishing said (paraphrasing), "Any company that isn't behaving like a start-up is doomed". What does this mean? How can a large institution be more nimble, act more quickly, adopt new tech more easily? What can be learned from startups and what can be avoided?

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New developments in journal article access

With the article rental service DeepDyve in business since 2009 and more options coming online for libraries to provide quick access to journal articles without subscribing to them, is there a need for an overview webinar about current developments in journal article access and their implications for libraries?

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Social Media Role in Libraries

Interesting topic addressed by Robert A. Schrier at Syracuse University. Brings up question: Does NISO want to consider more sessions focused on Emerging/Future Technologies track (e.g., Augmented Reality)? Abstract: Digital Librarianship & Social Media: the Digital Library as Conversation Facilitator (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july11/schrier/07schrier.html) "Digital collections marketing is an important, yet often ...more »

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Streaming video

Issues: • Copyright (UCLA made BBC Shakespeare series available online to students without paying additional fees over original purchase. Sued/judge decided in favor of UCLA but is being appealed) • Cataloging -- ALCTS did webinar on cataloging streaming media already, so don’t need to cover this in any depth • ILL • Media/equipment services (streaming from own server or provider’s server) • Access: through catalog, by ...more »

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Augmented Reality

There is a lot of new app development of augmented reality functionality. There is a markup for cultural heritage content. This was discussed during WebWise, I've written about it in Against the Grain. Also, there is a series of AR meetings

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Overview of current discovery service landscape

Recent talks by Oren Beit-Arie have reminded me that the current discovery service landscape (specifically that of information providers in centrally-indexed search products) is very similar to the first years of participation in OpenURL. Maybe a webinar that could look at the current state of discovery services and remind people that, according to previous examples, it WILL change.

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Altmetrics

As scholars are increasing using Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters.These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networlking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation ...more »

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