[Eril-l] One Week From Today! NISO Virtual Conference, August 15

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Wed Aug 8 08:59:53 PDT 2018

*Only a Few Days Left to Register for this NISO Virtual Conference!!*

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

*The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services

It's the beginning of a new academic year. Think about how many of your
online systems must interact with other online systems at your institution.
Consider the computing activities that you are asked to support on behalf
of faculty and students.  Concerned with potential privacy and ethical
considerations when it comes to integrating systems? Unfamiliar with the
demands of high performance computing or virtual research environments? That’s
what this event is all about!

Curious about how the issues will be addressed? A complete agenda with
speaker abstracts may be found here
 For a brief sample, read on.

*The Virtual Research Environment and Libraries*

*Twyla Gibson*, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science,
University of Missouri

Computational tools and techniques and the availability of electronic
resources online make it possible to conduct humanities and social sciences
research on a level and scale that was inconceivable even a decade ago.
This presentation describes The Greek Key, a working prototype Virtual
Research Environment (VRE) for the analysis of ancient texts and
manuscripts. The VRE was initially developed through a partnership between
the University of Missouri and Carleton University, Canada. The plan is to
integrate it into the more comprehensive Digital Humanities Gateway, a VRE
project currently in development under the auspices of University of
Missouri’s Libraries and Cyberinfrastructure Council. The aim of the VRE is
to support research at all levels and scales and to bring people together
across institutions and international borders. How can academic librarians
contribute to new digital research in the humanities and social sciences?
The talk will share experiences concerning the challenges and prospects in
creating, integrating, and supporting leading edge technology environments.

*A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Research and High Performance

*Marcy Vana*, Senior Support Scientist, Becker Medical Library, Washington
University in St Louis;

Biomedical researchers increasingly need basic programming skills and
access to shared computing resources to conduct their research. In response
to this evolving research environment, Becker Medical Library and the
Center for High Performance Computing at Washington University in St. Louis
formed a partnership to support the use of biomedical data analysis
software designed for a cluster environment and to develop a series of
introductory research computing workshops aimed at researchers new to
programming and cluster computing. Demand for the introductory research
computing workshops, in particular, has been very high, suggesting that
there is a significant need for support in this area on campus. In order to
meet this need, we have extended this successful collaboration to include
the recently created Institute for Informatics, allowing us to begin to
cover additional topics and further support the research community on

*The lock to the safe has been tampered with: Why FERPA & IRB aren’t enough
to protect student data in higher education*

*M. Brooke Robertshaw*, Assistant Professor & Assessment Librarian, Oregon
State University;

This presentation will discuss why the Federal Education Rights Privacy Act
(FERPA), and Institutional Review Boards (IRB), are not effective safe
guards for protecting student data in this time of big data and learning
analytics, even in the library. It will then touch on how the methodologies
used in assessment and learning analytics are unintentionally, or
intentionally, misused. The presentation will end with a list of practical
actions that people can take in response to what they will learn from this

Eager to know what the other speakers will be addressing?  Review
additional speaker abstracts here
 Want to register immediately and pay by credit card? Use this form

*NISO LSA & Voting Members; NASIG Members*

$190.00 (US and Canada)

$230.00 (International)


$255.00 (US and Canada)

$295.00 (International)



Purchase of a *single* registration 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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Suite 302

Baltimore, MD 21211-1948

Phone: +1.301.654.2512

Email: nisohq at niso.org
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