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Full Speaker Roster for NISO Virtual Conference (Aug. 16) Now Available

Upcoming NISO Virtual Conference:  **Don’t Miss This Outstanding Lineup of
Speakers!**Research Information **Systems**: The Connections Enabling Collaboration**Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017**Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)*Many in the academic community have heard about research information
systems (RIS); these are increasingly sophisticated systems that capture
various data surrounding the funding, workflow, and final output of the
research process for purposes of analysis and assessment. The next phase of
development for RIS is to create a network of researchers in the interest
of building strategic research initiatives and effective collaborations.
This conference will look at the vision for and the progress being made in
various initiatives. How might research information systems become more
tightly integrated with workflow applications? The data captured in an RIM
or CRIS (Current Research Information System) is significant and should
drive increased functionality and accruing value. The event will spotlight
entities that foster–through the development of resources or networks–the
ability of researchers to identify and connect with collaborators for their

*Final Agenda*  (Speaker abstracts are available on the NISO event page

*11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Welcome*

*Todd Carpenter*, *Executive Director, NISO*

*11:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Making Sense of the Confusing World of
Research* *Information
*Rebecca Bryant*, *Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research, OCLC*

*11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Creating a Culture of Research Reputation through
Research Information Management Systems Scott Warren*, *Associate Dean for
Research and Scholarship, Syracuse University Libraries*, and *Anne
Rauh*, *Collection
Development and Analysis Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries, Syracuse

*12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Enabling and Encouraging Use of the RIS/CRIS
*Christine Gillis Bilton, **Manager, Research Information Systems,
University of Waterloo*

*12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break*

*1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. VIVO (Open Source RIS Tools)*

*Muhammad Javed, **Ph.D., Ontology Engineer/Tech. Lead (Scholars@Cornell),
Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University*

*2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Commercial RIS Systems: Benefits, Costs, and
Considerations of Use*

*Daniel Calto*, *Director of Solution Services, Research Intelligence,

*2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. The RIS as a Part of a Larger Environment of Systems*
*Andi Ogier, **Director for Data Services, Virginia Tech, **Virginia
(Ginny) Pannabecker**, Associate Director, Research Collaboration and
Engagement, Virginia Tech University Libraries, *and *Peggy Layne**,
Assistant Provost for Faculty Development, Virginia Tech*

*3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break*

*3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Case Study I: GTScholar: Lessons learned in RIM/CRIS
*Marlee Givens*, *Librarian for Modern Languages and Library Learning
Consultant, Georgia Tech*

*4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Case Study II: From Researcher Profiling to System
of Record*
*Jan Fransen*, *Service Lead for Researcher and Discovery Systems,
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities*

*4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion *
*Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO*

*About Registration:* Purchase of a single registration entitles you to
gather an *unlimited* number of staff from your organization/institution in
a class- or conference-room setting to view the event on the day of the
live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the
event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the
day’s content.

NISO Virtual Conferences draw upon the expertise of information industry
professionals who work in a variety of settings and each bring to the
discussion a different perspective on the complexities of the modern
information environment. Our 11 a.m. start time and two additional breaks
provided during the course of the six-hour event allow registrants to
listen to and benefit from a professionally developed agenda while still
being within call of daily workplace responsibilities.

For details on registration costs as well as additional information
provided by our speakers, please see the NISO event page

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