The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is offering some educational and networking opportunities this summer, so before you are all booked up take a look and register for one or two, or all. Consider it your summer school.

Open Data Fostering Open Science: Meeting Researchers’ Needs
Thursday, June 16 (9:00 am – 10:45 am EDT), and Monday, June 20, 2016 (11:00 am – 12:45 pm EDT)

This NFAIS Workshop focuses on benefits of open data sharing – such as increased visibility of scholarly work, safe storage for data through archiving, the optimization of publicly funded research – and also challenges and risks that need to be addressed to ensure open data’s future.

Discovery for Scholarly Research: Evolving Needs and Services
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT
(In-person & Virtual) Embassy Suites Old Town, Alexandria, VA

This NFAIS Hybrid Workshop examines the diverse ways scholarly content is made available today and how key stakeholders – including publishers, scholars and researchers – are responding to these sometimes connected and often separate roads to the discovery of high-quality, credible information.

New Technology in Manuscript Authoring, Submission, and Peer Review
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
12:00 – 12:30 pm EDT
Presenter: Mark Johnson, Senior Editorial Manager, PLOS

Mark Johnson gives an overview of recent alternative peer review approaches and discusses lessons learned at PLOS in dealing with peer review at scale.

The 2nd annual “Call for Presentations” for NFAIS’s virtual Lunch & Learn with NFAIS education series where NFAIS once again invites information community professionals to submit presentations to speak in one of the upcoming Lunch & Learn webinars beginning this September. The submission deadline is Monday, August 1.

Melody K. Smith

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