Join NISO for our our presentations and programs at ALA Annual in Chicago! Visit NISO at Booth #4147 in the Exhibits area.

The NISO Annual Meeting and Standards Update will be held on Saturday, June 24, 1:00-2:30 pm in McCormick Place West, Room W474b, where you can hear the latest news about NISO's current efforts, including standards, recommended practices and community meetings covering many areas of interest to the library community. [ALA Scheduler link:]

Included will be updates on these projects:
Issues in Vocabulary Management - Diane Hillmann, Metadata Matters
ISSN - Gaëlle Béquet, ISSN International Centre
Knowledge Base and Related Tools (KBART) Automation - Christine Stohn, Ex Libris
Open Discovery Initiative - Laura Morse, Harvard University
SUSHI & SUSHI Lite - Oliver Pesch, Chief Strategist, EBSCO
Resource Authentication for the 21st Century (RA21) - Todd Carpenter, NISO

Another NISO-sponsored event:
Resource Access for the 21st Century: Toward A Modern Access Architecture - Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:30-11:30 am in Hyatt Regency McCormick, Clark/CC 22AB [ALA Scheduler link:]
The library electronic subscription/access environment remains primarily based on IP-address authentication despite its numerous problems and limitations. Sponsored by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the STM Association, Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is an initiative which will improve the user experience and provide a more seamless access experience to patrons, while also providing greater control and analytics over network activity. Community conversations and consensus building are necessary to explore potential alternatives to IP-authentication and to build momentum toward testing and adopting alternatives among publisher, system vendors, and library partners. This session will include a landscape overview and a description of the exploratory work and project elements now in progress. This will be followed by an interactive audience discussion of the opportunity, necessary requirements, pitfalls to avoid, as well as potential next steps. 

FREE Pre-Conference Forum
And don't forget the NISO/BISG 11th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape: Delivering the Integrated Information Experience, to be held Friday, June 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in McCormick Place West, Room W183b. This year's event will cover evolving business model processes, including book subscriptions, demand-driven acquisitions, new models for providing course content, open access, and more. For details see the event webpage at: [ALA Scheduler link:]
Attendance is free but we ask that you RSVP ( for logistics purposes.

Nettie Lagace, NISO Associate Director for Programs, will present a short NISO update at the ALCTS CRS Continuing Resources Standards Forum: "Navigating the Stream: Leveraging Streaming Video Statistics" on Sunday, June 25 -10:30-11:30 am at the Palmer House, Empire Room [ALA Scheduler Link:]

We look forward to seeing you later this week! All events are listed at

Nettie Lagace
NISO Associate Director for Programs

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