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NISO Working Groups Update 1-NISO Plus

NISO Working Group and Standing Committee members meet together on a regular basis to advance their projects to publication and adoption. Come hear the latest updates and discuss your reactions and requirements with them! Projects discussed in this session will be: Video & Audio Metadata Guidelines - Michelle Urberg CRediT - Alison McGonagle-O’Connell KBART - Robert Heaton E-Book Metadata Guidelines - Alistair Morrison Transfer - Heather Staines, Linda Wobbe
NISO Working Group and Standing Committee members meet together on a regular basis to advance their projects to publication and adoption. Come hear the latest updates and discuss your reactions and requirements with them!
The NISO Plus conference brings people together from across the global information community to share updates and participate in conversations about our shared challenges and opportunities. The focus is on identifying concrete next steps to improve information flow and interoperability, and help solve existing and potential future problems. Please join us to help address the key issues facing our community of librarians, publishers, researchers, and more — today and tomorrow!
Alison McGonagle-O’Connell is Senior Director of Marketing at HighWire Press, and is also a member of the CRediT Working Group. Alison has nearly 20 years of experience in publishing, including 10 years marketing scholarly communications workflow tools, and growing related communities for Aries Systems, Coko, and others. Prior to publishing technology, Alison was part of Wiley’s research content business, and Houghton Mifflin’s college division. Alison holds a Master’s degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College, and is a resident of South Hampton, New Hampshire in the United States.
Alistair Morrison, MA, MLS, is the manager of Library Applications at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he was senior product manager for ScienceDirect Books at Elsevier and director of product planning at LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions. He has over 30 years of experience in academic publishing, product management, and library IT.
Heather Staines is Senior Consultant at Delta Think and Director of Community Engagement for the OA Data Analytics Tool. Her prior roles include Head of Partnerships for Knowledge Futures Group, Director of Business Development at Hypothesis, as well as positions at Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the Charleston Library Conference, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, Council of Science Editors, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, and the NASIG Digital Preservation Committee. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.
Linda served 30 years as an academic librarian at Saint Mary’s College of California, where she ended her career there in 2016 as Head of Collection Management & Acquisitions. Along the way she explored various specialties, including Electronic Resources, Special Collections and Archives, and served for many years as the Liaison to the Saint Mary’s School of Science. Linda now serves as the eJournal Relations Manager at SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium) based in Los Angeles, which is a NISO member. She is also the liaison to the SCELC Resource Sharing and Shared Print Committees. She is Co-Chair, along with Sophia Anderton, of the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, and also serves on the SERU Standing Committee.
Michelle is a publishing professional and trained librarian and musicologist, with deep knowledge of metadata standards, metadata creation, the library and publishing software industries. She has held positions in academic libraries and as a metadata librarian for the ExLibris business unit of ProQuest. She is currently a private consultant specializing in content management implementation and metadata enhancement, as well as being a SaaS Products Implementation Project Manager at EBSCO. Recent research projects include identifying options for standard identifiers and metadata exchange of audio-visual content and improving metadata for digital humanities projects. Michelle holds a PhD in Music History and a MS in Library and Information Science. She was previously active with Metadata 2020. She is currently active in SSP, NISO, and ACRL. She is an active member of NISOs VAMD working group and the Peer Review Terminology working group.
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in May 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles, most recently Product Director, working on the SFX link resolver, Verde electronic resource management software, and bX scholarly recommender service. Her previous positions were at Baker Library, Harvard Business School, and the School of Information, University of Michigan. Nettie holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
Robert Heaton is Collection Management Librarian at Utah State University, where he has worked since 2012. He has served on the KBART Standing Committee since 2017, is co-lead of the SPARC Negotiation Community of Practice’s Data Analysis Working Group, is an editor for the Library Workflow Exchange, and is on the editorial board of The Serials Librarian. Robert’s research has explored technology management and scholarly communication. He holds a BA in Spanish translation and English from Brigham Young University, an MS in English from Utah State University, and an MS in library and information science from the University of North Texas.
There was a time when the phrase data-driven decisions brought to mind strictly financial information, but today organizations are looking to data of many kinds to assess their current state, guide their future strategies, and measure their progress. DEI and Communications initiatives are two areas where privacy-preserving data collection and effective use are increasingly important in expanding services to underrepresented groups. High quality information about authors, reviewers, editorial boards, or customers will ensure accountability and increase impact, as we move our industry forward to engage more deeply with libraries and researchers. While there is general consensus that we should collect data, there is little agreement on just what data to collect. Data interoperability and data transparency will be key, in particular as we seek to draw comparisons across our international ecosystem. If you want data driven insight, you need to ask thoughtful questions. Join this session to learn from those who are forging ahead on this path.

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