[Eril-l] NISO Virtual Conference - August 15 - The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services

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Thu Aug 2 06:28:27 PDT 2018

*Only Two Weeks Away! Don’t Miss This Timely NISO Conference.*

*Wednesday, August 15, 11am – 5pm (Eastern Daylight)*

*The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services

Super computing is used by scientists and engineers working on complex
research problems. Such investigations may involve data-intensive
applications that consume enormous amounts of bandwidth and computing
power. Instruction on campus is increasingly tied to learning management
systems, which require seamless integration with information resources
found in libraries.

At the same time, libraries are expressing numerous concerns associated
with digital asset and access management. Where is the institutional IT
department and just how far can its resources be stretched? This virtual
event will look at systems demands found on campus and offer examples of
how innovative research institutions (and most particularly, their
libraries) are meeting the challenges of talent-sourcing, integration, and

The first block of speakers address the topic at a high level, the second
block of speakers address specific types of computing and IT services that
the library may be asked to support and the third discusses policy concerns
such as privacy and ethical use of collected data.

*Here’s what the speakers in that first program block will be covering*:

*Challenges to Successful Technology Alignment between Library and Campus

*Mark A. Beadles, OARnet, and Theda Schwing, OhioLink*

OhioLINK is a consortium of 120 academic libraries from across a spectrum
of different sizes, missions, and structures.  In this capacity, OhioLINK
has been helping our member libraries access licensed content and adjust to
technology migrations in a variety of scenarios for over 20 years. This
experience has shown that libraries of different sizes face different
challenges when undertaking technology integration projects. To better
understand the different circumstances at each of our institutions,
OhioLINK recently surveyed member libraries. The survey included questions
about libraries’ relationships with their campus IT department. OhioLINK
also interviewed several libraries of different sizes to find out from
their perspectives what kinds of staffing, financial, and technical
roadblocks they would expect to encounter on the way to successfully making
any change in their current technical environments. This presentation will
outline some of the main challenges and barriers identified in the survey
and interviews for small, medium, and large libraries when partnering with
campus IT organizations.

*Hybrid IT Alignment: for Campus, Cloud and Community*

*Robert H. McDonald, University of Colorado - Boulder*

Abstract: Research libraries have a long history of cooperating around
common needs for technology, resources, and software. However, this
approach is not always true between libraries and their central IT units on
their campuses. This presentation will discuss use of highly leveraged IT
resources for developing appropriate technology management scenarios that
extend from the single campus to the large university system. The talk with
rethink the leverage brought to bear by current cloud technologies as well
as identifying and utilizing community based resources that may become more
and more important to the library community over the long-term.

*Online College Students Report 2018*

*Andrew Magda and Nate Ackerly, Learning House*

Each year, more students take college classes online, but that may soon
change. In fact, enrollment growth for online students will slow by 2019,
according to Eduventures. Meanwhile competition in online education is
heating up. To be successful, your institution must demonstrate that its
online programs can help students achieve their goals — and follow through
after they enroll. If not, you risk losing students to schools that offer
in-demand programs and services.

The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research surveyed 1,500
current, future and recently graduated online students to identify the
programs and services they want most. The results are presented in the
seventh-annual Online College Students report. Do you know how many
students use mobile devices to finish coursework? Or how often online
students use career services?

Ready to register and pay by credit card? Use this form

Curious about what other speakers will be addressing?  Review more speaker
abstracts here

*About Registration:* Purchase of a single registration for this virtual
event entitles you to gather an *unlimited* number of staff from your
organization/institution in a conference room setting to view the event on
the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived
recording of the event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still
benefit from the day’s content.

Got questions? Get in touch:


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Email: nisohq at niso.org
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