NFAIS Educational Archives


Couldn't make it to an NFAIS webinar or virtual seminar event this year?  No need to worry.  You can still take advantage of excellent educational programming by accessing the audio or video recording.  NFAIS webinars and virtual seminars are recorded and archived for at least one full year, so catching up on a past webinar or seminar is easy. Simply click on the REGISTER button below to sign up.


FOR MEMBERS ONLY: NFAIS organizational members receive one free group registration to an archived webinar each year.  Your NFAIS Assembly Representative (organizational membership account) can use the "members only" button to register for one of the following webinars for free (fees apply to virtual seminars).  Need assistance in registering? Contact NFAIS staff during business hours at (443) 221-2980.  

 

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Webinars (90-minute programs)



Taking Action Against Bias in Proprietary Content
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Abstract: Industry experts examine the bias that exists in STM and Humanities scholarship and the solutions that can be implemented so that knowledge continues to flow in a way that does not circumvent the relationship between researchers and reviewersRead More... 

Information Literacy: Understanding and Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Abstract: Expert panel of speakers share the latest trends, research, and insights on information literacy within academia, including the necessary research tools for addressing today’s student challenges, and the roles the library and classroom can play in supporting young researchers. Read More... 

Document Delivery in the Information Ecosystem
Monday, December 19, 2016
Abstract: Shrinking library acquisition budgets, coupled with increasing journal subscription prices, has prompted the growth of on-demand document delivery as a tool for corporate and academic libraries to control costs. Read More... 

Measuring Scholarly Impact: Can One Size Fit All?
Wednesday, December 1, 2016
Abstract: With millions of research articles published annually, and the inability of researchers'  to extract, consume and share a seemingly endless volume of data in their field, there is growing pressure to measure more accurately scholarly impact and value. Read More... 

The New Microsoft Academic: Its Role in Search and Discovery
Monday, September 26, 2016
Abstract: The new version of Microsoft Academic, which will be incorporated inot Microsoft's Bing and Cortana services, will be released soon and aims to be more scalable, responsive and compatiable with modern web browsers. Kuansan Wang, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Outreach, walks through the new set of features. Read More... 

The Interoperability Imperative: Helping Researchers Store, Share and Re-use Data
Monday, August 29, 2016
Abstract: In a landscape inundated with data-driven research output, institutional reporitories and content provider partnerships is changing the way researchers store, share and re-use data. Interoperability is quickly becoming imperative for allowing functionality across external systems. Read More...

DIY Meets Traditional Publishing: Developing Value-Added Partnerships
Monday, May 23, 2016
Abstract: Do-it-yourself (DIY) scholarly publishing has been on a growth path in recent years.  In this session, you'll learn about several new tools and services enabling researchers to accelerate the dissemination of their scholarly output and how author-initiated content can be integrated into the next generation of publishing. Read More...

Millennials: Changing the Design and Delivery of Collegiate Learning
Monday, May 16, 2016
Abstract: Millennials are distrupting the information community. This session examines millennial research habits and how to enhance the collegiate learning experience. Read More...

Planning the Future of Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Data
Monday, April 18, 2016
Abstract: Four industry experts discuss recent progress on OSTP public access mandates, including agency initiatives to expand access to federally funded scholarly literature, research and data, and the Fair Access to Science and Technology Act (FASTR) legislation. Read More...

Advances in Peer Review: Increasing Trust in the Process or Heightening the Noise?
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
Abstract: Academic collaborative networks are an increasingly key element to fueling researcher workflows, helping researchers to organize materials, share information, and discover relevant materials. This session examines the benefits of academic collaborative networks for researchers, institutions and content providers, as well as the challenges facing social sharing within the information community. Read More...

Research Information Management Systems: Growing Use and Growing Influence
Thursday, December 10, 2015 
Abstract: Academic collaborative networks are an increasingly key element to fueling researcher workflows, helping researchers to organize materials, share information, and discover relevant materials. This session examines the benefits of academic collaborative networks for researchers, institutions and content providers, as well as the challenges facing social sharing within the information community. Read More...

Fueling Research via Academic Collaborative Networks
Thursday, November 12, 2015 
Abstract: Academic collaborative networks are an increasingly key element to fueling researcher workflows, helping researchers to organize materials, share information, and discover relevant materials. This session examines the benefits of academic collaborative networks for researchers, institutions and content providers, as well as the challenges facing social sharing within the information community. Read More...

Overcoming Challenges to Sharing Data
Monday, September 14, 2015 
Abstract: In the realm of public health and life sciences, there is a strong interest in sharing data.  However, there are many challenges to overcome, including cultural, economic, legal, ethical, and technological barriers. A funder, administrator and researcher discuss underlying issues and possible solutions from their perspectives. Read More...

How to Conduct User Experience Research for Your Platform
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
Abstract: Scholarly content platforms and researcher user expectations are seemly in a constant state of flux in this digital era. To keep up with this change, scholarly publishers increasingly are looking at how to conduct user experience research to deliver improved, intuitive interfaces that serve their researchers daily workflow needs. Read More...

Fast Times for Information: Re-Calibrating Roles and Responsibilities
Thursday, June 4, 2015 
Abstract: Several important shifts in technology, user expectations and evolving roles are having a profound impact on the information community as a whole.  In this roundtable discussion, you'll hear how emerging trends are affecting industry professionals and their significance to content providers, publishers, researchers, and libraries. Read More...

Research Data Publication, Part I: The Current Landscape
Thursday, March 12, 2015 
Abstract: The first part of this NFAIS series on research data publication overview of the current landscape, identifies challenges, and where we are now on research data discovery.  Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology at the International Association of STM Publishers and Todd Vision, Principle Investigator for Dryad Digital Repository share the latest trends on how the information community is collaborating on big data, open data, and research data.  The discussion continues in Research Data Publication, Part II: The Complexities of Implementation on April 20, 2015, as a full-day hybrid workshop. Read More...

Full-Day Virtual Workshops (5-hour sessions)

Harnessing the New Era of Data Sharing: How Open Science is Changing Research
Monday, November 14, 2016 
Abstract: NFAIS examines several new open science initiatives that are changing how we think about research data sharing, as well as best practice and standards in meeting the needs of the research community and, ultimately, bringing us closer to consensus toward an open science, open data information community. Read More...
Open Data Fostering Open Science: Meeting Researchers' Needs
Thursday, June 16 and Monday, June 20, 2016 
Abstract: Open data initiatives continue to create new scholarly research opportunities through the development of transparent policies, practices and partnerships.  This two-part virtual workshop, explores emerging policies and tools for data archiving and publication. Read More...

Text and Data Mining: Developing Policies and Practices in a Changing Discovery Landscape
Monday, March 21, 2016 
Abstract: Examines emerging policies and practices in text and data mining across the spectrum of scholarly and research environments. Read More...

The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions
Friday, October 23, 2015 
Abstract: Focuses on a range of ideas and current practices that aim to drive a stable, sustainable and scalable path for OA, enabling the global scholarly record to thrive over the long term. Read More...

Platforms that Perform: Taking Your Content to the Next Level 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 
Abstract: Explores key strategies and functionality that publishers, government agencies and scholarly societies should consider in platform development and performance. Read More...

Mastering the Curation, Integrity and Citation of Quality Research Data: Research Data Publication, Part II 
Monday, April 20, 2015 
Abstract: Examines trends, emerging practices and policies, and issues surrounding curation, preservation, integrity and citation of quality research data. Read More...

Making Content Portable, Making It Usable 
Friday, March 27, 2015 
Abstract: Explores the latest trends for facilitating access to quality information, improving workflow, and how to optimize presentation, delivery and dissemination across the vast array of portable devices and platforms. Read More...

The Next Generation of Discovery Services: Where are They Headed?
Friday, June 20, 2014 
Abstract: Provides the latest on the landscape and evolution of available services and shares how perceptions of discovery services have rapidly changed over the past 12 months. Read More...

The Emergence and Rise of Video As a Scholarly Content Format
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Abstract: Considers how the academic use of video is expanding both for purposes of research as well as education. Read More...

Half-Day Virtual Workshops (3-hour sessions)

Beyond the PDF: Emerging Trends in Next Generation Articles
Thursday, March 23, 2017 
Abstract: Implementing and delivering on augmented or virtual reality supplemental material, and supporting them with the necessary tools for engagement, is no easy task. NFAIS takes an in-depth look at the issues and best practices of next generation articles so that publisher, author and end-user can benefit from the results of deeper content engagement. Read More...