Conferences & Meetings 3/14/12

WEBINAR: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Platform Change: Perspectives from a Publisher and a Librarian
DATE: April 11, 2012
TIME: 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern


In recent months, information providers have released a range of modifications to many abstracting and full text journal platforms. Whether an update to its look and feel or a radical restructuring of its search, browse, and full text features, any successful change to a familiar interface requires communication, tolerance, and understanding among the affected information provider, publisher(s), and library customers.

Join NISO on April 11, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern for the webinar What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Platform Change, where a publisher and a librarian will share their own experiences with determining priorities, learning lessons, and improving practices related to changed and changing information platforms.


Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: How to Manage a Platform Migration – Gillian Howcroft (Director, E-Projects, Taylor & Francis)

The journal industry has invested a huge amount ($3.2+ Billion) since 2000 in digitization initiatives and many publishers launched new platforms in 2006/7 and again in 2010/11. How can we keep up with rapidly evolving web technologies and achieve this in an interoperable fashion keeping disruption to a minimum for the librarian and their users? Howcroft shares her experiences in moving interfaces ahead.

Dream a Little Dream: A Librarian Envisions the Ideal Platform Migration – Kelly Smith (Interim Coordinator of Collection Services, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries)

Librarians spend a great deal of time working with electronic resource platforms and helping their users navigate them. What can publishers do to mitigate the interruptions of a migration and maximize the potential time savings, increased usage, and improved user experience that can result from improving a platform? Smith shares lessons learned during previous migrations to help librarians and vendors determine priorities and improve practices related to changing information platforms.


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on April 11, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. Register now and gain access to the recorded archive for one year. To register and for more information, visit the event webpage:

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