Library As Platform

Webinar

Scope

Traditionally, the library was a collection of content and services in a physical location – selection, acquisition, curation, access, and preservation services, as well as direct end-user support and education, were all in one place. That’s still the case for print and other physical items, even as libraries increasingly embrace collaborative collection development and sharing networks. In the digital universe many, if not most, of those functions have moved online - to content and aggregator platforms, to discovery services, and to digital preservation services. The contributors to this webinar will discuss the implications for this shift, including how librarians and platform vendors should engage to ensure the best service for users — the ultimate stakeholders.

Confirmed speakers include: Daniel GriffinPh.D. candidate, UC-Berkeley School of Information; Dracine HodgesAssociate University Librarian for Collections Services, Duke University; Alex Humphries, Vice President, ITHAKA Ventures and JSTOR Labs; and Emily Singley, VP, North American Library Relations, Elsevier.

Event Sessions

Roundtable Discussion

Speakers

Dracine Hodges

Associate University Librarian for Collections Services
Duke University

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO, will moderate the discussion.

Additional Information

NISO assumes organizations register as a group. The model assumes that an unlimited number of staff will be watching the live broadcast in a single location, but also includes access to an archived recording of the event for those who may have timing conflicts. 

NISO understands that, during the current pandemic, staff at a number of organizations may be practicing safe social distancing or working remotely. To accommodate those workers, we are allowing registrants to share the sign-on instructions with all colleagues so that they may join the broadcast directly. 

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Broadcast Platform

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