2012 Annual Conference Program

Sunday, February 26, 2012

9:00am - 5:00pm: Registration (Grant Ballroom Foyer, Hotel First Floor)
9:00am - 12:00pm: NFAIS 2011-2012 Board Meeting  (Cliveden, 19th Floor)
1:00pm - 1:05pm:

Welcome and Opening Remarks   (Grand Ballroom, Hotel First Floor)
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, NFAIS President-Elect 2011-2012Editor-in-Chief, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

1:05pm - 1:45pm:

The Emerging Information Landscape
John Wilbanks, Senior Fellow, Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation [Slides ]

The transition from analog to digital publishing has to date been dominated by the digitization of papers into PDFs. But the real disruption is rapidly approaching: datasets and multimedia as first-rank scientific artifacts, the separation of validity and impact in peer review, and the uncertain future of business models carried over from print. The emerging information landscape brings together these technical and financial changes as well as the full-throated entry of policymakers and funders, and we need to pay special attention to the new sociological and cultural environment into which knowledge is published if we are to take full advantage of the technical environment in which we find ourselves. This keynote will examine all of these issues and explore scenarios that are implied, but far from guaranteed.

1:45pm - 2:30pm:

A Look at the Emerging Information Landscape: Recent Survey Results 
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life ProjectSlides ]

This session will describe how the "new normal" has changed over the lifespan of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - that is, the last decade. It will discuss recent Project research showing the extent to which disruptive technologies such as augmented reality, mobile computing, and social networking have been adopted, how they are used, and by whom. And it will look at how technology has reshaped user expectations with regard to information and media access.

2:30pm - 3:00pm: 

Break and Networking Opportunity
Co-sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute and OCLC

3:00pm - 4:30pm:

Adapting to the Emerging New Normal: Practical Perspectives
James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University [ Slides ]; John P. Ochs, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Development, Publications Division, American Chemical Society (ACS); Rosemary G. Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language AssociationSlides ]; Moderated by October Ivins, President, Ivins eContent Solutions

What do librarians, publishers and database producers consider to be the "new normal?" What technologies have had the most impact on their organization and how have they responded? What new staff skills are required, if any? Have they had to restructure in anyway? Have they developed new business models? Are they covering new types of content, offering new services or changing collection development practices? This session will provide some insight as to how your peers are re-shaping their products, services and organizations for success in the new information environment.

5:00pm - 6:00pm:

NFAIS Assembly Meeting (Grand Ballroom, Hotel First Floor)

The NFAIS Assembly Meeting is open to all representatives of NFAIS member organizations. 

6:30pm - 8:00pm:  Welcome Reception (Rose Garden and Promenade, 19th Floor)


Monday, February 27, 2012

7:30am - 5:00pm:  Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer, Hotel First Floor)
7:15am - 8:00am:

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters IP & Science

8:00am - 9:30am:

The New Normal for Content: Leveraging Mainstream and Emerging Technologies: Part I
John A. Kunze, Associate Director, University of California Curation Center, California Digital Library; Norman Azoulay, Product Sales Manager, Elsevier Inc.Slides ]; Taliesin Benyon, Developer, Advanced Research Group, Wolfram Alpha; Moderated by Cindy Hill, Library Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Session sponsored by CAS

The mission of content providers and librarians has encompassed the creation, discovery, access, retrieval, and preservation of scientific and scholarly information. Technology has not altered that mission, but it has changed how it is fulfilled as user expectations for access to content within the context of their workflow has increased and new types of content such as data sets are incorporated into articles. This session will look at how information providers are ensuring that their content is adapted to the new information environment.

9:30am - 10:00am:

Break and Networking Opportunity
Sponsored by the American Psychological Association/PsycINFO

10:00am - 11:30pm: 

The New Normal for Content: Leveraging Mainstream and Emerging Technologies: Part II
Nader M. Qaimari, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cengage Learning; Jenni Rankin, Marketing Manager, Annual Reviews; Jan Reichert, Co-founder and President, MendeleySlides ]; Moderated by Steve Sieck, President, SKS Advisors, Inc.

This session will continue to take a look at how information providers are ensuring that their content and services are adapted to the new information environment.

11:30pm - 1:30pm:  Lunch on Your Own
11:30pm - 1:15pm:

NFAIS Members-only Lunch Event (Prior registration required; lunch provided)
Sponsored by CAS

Success in the Current Economic Environment:  Break and Reset
Anthea C. Stratigos, Co-Founder and CEO, Outsell, Inc.; Moderated by Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center.

1:30pm - 3:30pm:

Transformational Technologies: The Future of Content
Dr. Christopher L. Greer, Associate Director, Program Implementation, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and TechnologySlides ]; Michael S. Dunn, CTO, Hearst Interactive Media [Slides ]; Thomson Nguy, Principal Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services; Albert L. Stevens, Technology Strategist, Unlimited Priorities, LLC

When looking at the future of the information industry, there are some technologies - new and not-so-new - that will be transformational if their full potential can be tapped. This session will look at a few such technologies that fall into this category -Big Data, the semantic web, HTML5, and cloud computing -technologies that content providers and librarians cannot afford to ignore.

3:30pm - 4:00pm:

Break and Networking Opportunity
Sponsored by the Philosopher's Information Center

4:00pm - 4:45pm:

Miles Conrad Lecture
Living Online: Any Time, Any Where, Any Device [ Slides ]

Riding the crest of the wave of digital publishing has been a wild one in the last few years.  Howard has been directly involved with STM publishing production and technology since the mid-80s and has seen, if not been a part of, many of the significant changes in the industry.  This talk will explore what lessons we can learn from the past and how they apply to providing content and services in the constantly changing technical landscape that we live in today.

Award Recipient: Howard Ratner, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Nature Publishing Group
Howard is in charge of US administration and has global responsibilities for web and mobile development and operations, content services, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products.  Howard's prior positions include Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons.  Howard helped launch the DOI, CrossRef, and CLOCKSS initiatives.  Most recently, he is chair of the ORCID not-for-profit organization -- a community effort to establish an open, independent registry to resolve researcher name ambiguity.  He serves on the boards of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and CrossRef.  He is also chair of the STM Future Lab committee.

6:00pm - 7:30pm:

Networking Reception (Conservatory, 12th Floor)
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters IP & Science


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

7:30am - 12:00pm: Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer, Hotel First Floor)
7:30am - 8:15am:

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by EBSCO Publishing

8:15am - 9:45am:

User Behavior and the Emerging New Normal
Lee Dirks, Director, Portfolio Strategy, Microsoft Research Connections [Slides ]; Anthony Williams, Vice President, Strategic Development, ChemSpider, Royal Society of Chemistry [ Slides ]; Kristen Fisher Ratan, Product Director, Public Library of Science (PLoS) [ Slides ]

User adoption of disruptive technologies has been and will continue to be a driving force in shaping the information landscape. This session will look at some of the initiatives that are being fueled by current user information behavior, expectations, and needs, such as the development of digital libraries, collaborative scholarship, and innovative methods with which to evaluate and measure the value of web-based scholarship

9:45am - 10:15am: 

Break and Networking Opportunity
Sponsored by the American Psychological Association/PsycINFO

10:15am - 12:30pm:

A Look to the Future
Victor Camlek, Vice President, Market Intelligence, Thomson Reuters IP & ScienceSlides ]; Julie Carpenter, Director, Education for Change, Ltd.; Hung LeHong, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc.

Re-envisioning the business of information does not stop with the financial business models.  One must develop the policies, practices, and procedures that will facilitate - not inhibit - the uses of that content and maximize its value to the user.  This requires that publishers and librarians move beyond the comfort zone of their current practices, policies, biases, and business mindsets.   This session will take a look at some the issues that content providers and librarians must consider as the new information mindset takes hold, such as the re-use and sharing of content, privacy, content ownership, attribution, and others.

12:30pm - 2:30pm:

 Awards Luncheon and Closing Keynote (Grand Ballroom, Hotel First Floor)
Sponsored by the H. W. Wilson Foundation

Predicting the Present
Joseph J. Esposito, Portable CEO Consulting [ Slides ]

We know that sketching scenarios of the future is a risky business, but perhaps we can find some solace in the witticism of science fiction author William Gibson: The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed. If Gibson is correct, the raw materials of our future scenarios are lying all around us. The question is to identify those things that we are already doing that will become more prominent in, say, five years and to determine how to profit from them.

So "scenarios for the present" will take a look at such things as the implications of mobile computing, the encroachment on the academic and professional publishing spaces by consumer technology companies, the future of the academic library as a purchasing point, and the expanding sensorium as machines (and machine intelligence) become more deeply interwoven with data collecting and analysis. The wonderful thing about all these futuristic things is that they are already here, so thinking about the future is in some sense to experience nostalgia.The perspective for this presentation will be that of the publisher, not the author or user or librarian--the point in the stream where capital is injected.

3:00pm - 3:30pm:  NFAIS 2012 - 2013 Board Meeting (Cliveden, 19th Floor)