[Eril-l] Check out NISO’s program of events for May!

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Take a look at NISO’s educational programming for May—we have events
covering topics of critical importance to the information community,
including a webinar
<https://www.niso.org/events/combating-misuse-information> sharing
strategies for dealing with deliberate misinterpretation of information and
a virtual conference
<https://www.niso.org/events/metadata-and-discovery-quality-key> on
metadata quality. And there’s still time to join us for our training series
on the Quality Assurance of Data Sets


Quality Assurance of Data Sets

Thursdays, 11:30 am–1:00 pm EDT (US/Canada)

April 27–June 15, 2023

This eight-week course on Quality Assurance of Data Sets will cover three
main topics: Cleaning, Provenance, and Discoverability. Participants will
learn about the importance of data quality and its impact on
decision-making, as well as techniques for improving data quality.

Training Facilitator: Dr. Leslie McIntosh, VP of Research Integrity at
Digital Science

Register here
Discounts available for NISO Voting Members/LSA Members. Recordings will be
available for those who cannot attend the live broadcast(s). Please note
that it is not possible to register for individual program segments or


Combating the Misuse of Information

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 11:00 am–12:30 pm EDT (US/Canada)

One of the great challenges of today’s information environment is the
constant need to avoid misuse or deliberate misinterpretation of
information. This is as much of a problem for those working in the content
sector as it is for those working in the library or classroom. The distrust
that it creates is a disservice to scientists, scholars, and researchers in
all fields. There are no easy solutions, but the participants in this
roundtable discussion will share creative ways of combating the problem and
protecting the value and credibility of the research they—and we—rely on.

Confirmed speakers: Mystery Beck <https://library.port.ac.uk/w112.html>,
Subject Librarian for Criminology and Law, The University of Portsmouth; Anna
Nemzer <https://pen.org/russian-internet-media-archive-anna-nemzer/>,
Author, Journalist, and Archivist, Russian Independent Media Archive;
others TBA.

NISO members: no registration required

Non-NISO members, please register here
(includes unlimited attendees from your organization)


Metadata and Discovery: Quality Is Key

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 12:00–4:00 pm EDT (US/Canada)

What is the role of metadata in discovery, access, and use? Is it working?
Is our metadata satisfying the requirements of the rising population of
students, readers, and researchers? How do content and platform providers
ensure that their metadata is high quality? Who is responsible for
assigning it and ensuring its interoperability across multiple systems?

Metadata is critical to success, but it is increasingly complicated to work
with. For example, in addition to descriptive metadata, individuals may
also need specific legal or administrative metadata in order to clarify
appropriate rights for usage. This virtual conference will bring together
experts from across the information community to discuss current behaviors,
practices, and applications for metadata.

Register here
Discounts available for NISO Voting/LSA members and NASIG members;
full-time students, and unemployed/retired registrants.

Please visit our events page <https://www.niso.org/events> for more
information, including updates on confirmed speakers. We hope to see you
next month!

Best wishes

The NISO Team


3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302

Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: 301.654.2512

E-mail: nisohq at niso.org
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