The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) 2020 calendar of educational events are packed full of valuable and educational opportunities. If you are a member, your development budget won’t take a hit. If you aren’t a member, maybe now is the time to consider it.

On March 11th, the 90-minute webinar is the first in a two-part series titled, “Labor and Capacity for Research Data Management.

For any library serving a research community, research data management continues to be a significant area of interest and concern. Significant labor must be applied to the curation and preservation of such data and additional resources allocated to ensure on-going access. This program will consider the combined roles of archivists, data librarians and administrators in formulating and delivering suitable and effective services. What communities of practice exist? Which is preferred — a general purpose data repository or one that is discipline specific? How varied is the form of such data? What practices and policies have proven effective?

The NISO Education Committee, with input from the NISO membership, has pulled together a comprehensive program with relevance to professionals working across all sectors of the information community. As a member benefit, in 2020, automatic access to all 14 webinars will be provided to all organizational members of NISO.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.