April 18, 2008
NISO Forum: Digital Resources: Working with Formats Beyond Serials, May 5-6, 2008
NISO will be hosting a forum on "Digital Resources: Working with Formats Beyond Serials" in San Francisco, CA on May 5-6, 2008.
About the Forum: With the onset of the digital age, the information community has had to rethink its approach to content -- from creation to how to manage the sale and retention of that information, to questions of delivery and use. A great deal of that focus has been on the more traditional journal, yet creators, libraries, and users today are working with content ranging from e-books to audio and beyond. However, the basic questions surrounding these digital resources remain the same as those that have been confronted with electronic serials, though the answers may not be: what formats are best when creating digital content, and how might metadata be best applied? What pricing models should be applied, and how will these, and their associated licenses, be managed? How will these digital formats be delivered, and to what platforms?
Confirmed speakers include:
- Keynote by Peter Brantley, Executive Director, Digital Library Federation (DLF)
- Bill Kasdorf (Vice President, Apex Publishing) on XML models for book content.
- Christine Stamison (Senior Customer Relations Manager, Swets) on the topic of customer access to e-books.
- Justyn Baker (Executive Director of Licensing / Digital Formats, Naxos of America, Inc.) on the topic of pricing and
licensing of e-music.
- Allen McKiel (Dean of Library & Media Services, Western Oregon University) on changing patterns of e-book usage
- Laura Dawson (Consultant, LJNDawson.com) on BISG identification of digital book content
- Jennifer Sutton (Independent Contractor for DAISY Consortium) on the DAISY/NISO standard for digital talking books
Additional presentations are planned on the topics of digital rights management (DRM), the role of digital content in libraries, and e-content platforms.
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