Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
Information Today reports that “The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is hosting Blockchain for Scholarly Publishing, a conference on how blockchain could affect researcher workflows, including data collection, peer review, and access to published works. Attendees will explore blockchain’s application, review case studies, and debate its challenges and opportunities for scholarly communication.
Christopher E. Wilmer (co-author of Bitcoin for the Befuddled) will give the opening keynote speech, “Scholars Keep Records: Blockchains as a Natural Step Towards Better Record Keeping.”
The conference will be held May 15–16, 2018, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Va. Early-bird registration is now open.
For more information, view the event page.
Prior to the 2018 ALA Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, La., ALCTS will host a virtual preconference and two in-person preconferences. The virtual preconference “The Road to Electronic Information Accessibility: How Do We Increase Student Success?” will be held on Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 6, while the in-person preconferences “Hacking Acq: Tools and Apps for Better Acquisitions Workflows” and “Technical Services Assessment: Tools and Techniques that Demonstrate Value” will be offered on Friday, June 22 at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NISO’s Upcoming Virtual Conference!
Wednesday, April 18, 11:00am – 5:00pm (Eastern Daylight)
There are the capabilities that technology enables. There are the fair and appropriate activities that a society agrees upon for the use of that technology. How best to strike the correct balance between the two? For the various stakeholders active in the information community, this is neither a frivolous nor a simple question. This virtual conference will touch upon such concerns as net neutrality, information security and the potential for manipulation in the digital environment. Registration for this event will include access to a Training Thursday webinar.
11:00am – 11:10am Welcome and Introduction
- Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
11:10am – 11:45am Privacy by Design and by Default
- Bill Marden, Director of Data Privacy and Compliance, New York Public Library;
11:45am – 12:15pm Privacy in the Context of Library and Learning Management Systems
- Emily Lynema, Acting Department Head, Information Technologies, North Carolina State University
12:15pm – 12:45pm Privacy in the Context of Research Tools and Workflow
- Peter Murray, Open Source Community Advocate, Index Data;
12:45pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45pm – 2:15pm Information Security: Policies and Protective Approaches
- Denis Galvin, Director of Library Technology, Fondren Library, Rice University
2:15pm – 2:45pm The Right to be Forgotten and Implications for Digital Libraries
- Virginia Dressler, Digital Projects Librarian, Assistant Professor, Kent State University and Cynthia Kristof, Head, Copyright and Document Services, Associate Professor, Kent State University;
2:45pm – 3:15pm The Black Box: Algorithms and Bias
- Safiya Noble, Author of Algorithms of Oppression and Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California;
3:15pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm – 4:00 pm Success in Digital Privacy Education
- Clifford Anderson, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, Vanderbilt University
4:00pm – 4:30 pm Challenges of User Privacy in Digital Publishing
- Skott Klebe, Platform Security Architect, EBSCO
4:30pm – 5:00 pm Wrap-Up Discussion, moderated by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Want to register for this event and pay by credit card? Use this online form.