NISO Virtual Conference:
Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform:
Challenges and Opportunities
Tuesday, October 21 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Just announced: With the generous support of SAGE, NISO is able to make the Opening and Closing Keynote presentations FREE. Virtual space is limited for this offer, so please fill out this RSVP form. We will be sending out more information, including the FREE live-stream URL, as we get closer to the date of the event.
About the Two-Day Virtual Conference
Web technologies have changed, and continue to change, the way that content is delivered to libraries and to users. Currently e-journals are delivered through platforms but the final object is still often a PDF file. E-books are generally delivered as a downloadable file to a stand-alone e-reader. However, with the advent of the Open Web Platform using standards such as HTML5, we are looking at a new era of separating the content from the container. The web as a distribution platform offers many new opportunities for more utilization of multimedia and streaming media, embedding of apps, increased linkages and interoperability between related content, greater interactivity with content, social sharing of user-generated content related to a “publication,” text mining, and much more that hasn't even been imagined yet.
Join NISO for this two-day virtual conference where speakers will discuss the current state, future trends, and implementation issues from the perspectives of both libraries and publishers.