Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.
Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern
Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud/
ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Cloud computing seems to be a growing trend, no matter the industry or type of information system. Library systems are no stranger to this trend; just about every major systems provider has a cloud-based solution available. While many factors for selecting a cloud system are similar to those for any information system decision, there are some special issues and challenges for storing your data in the cloud, including security, privacy, ownership, interoperability, and transferability.
In NISO’s September 24 virtual conference, Library Data in the Cloud—to be held from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT—libraries that have explored the use of cloud systems will discuss their experiences, their concerns, issues encountered, and lessons learned.
TOPICS AND SPEAKERS
Keynote Speaker – Rick McMullen, PhD, Director of the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center and Research Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas
Integrated Library Systems Moving to the Cloud – Joseph R. Matthews, author and library consultant
Big Data Processing in the Cloud: a Hydra/Sufia Experience – Zhiwu Xie, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Technology Development Librarian, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Cloud Computing in Library Instruction – Laura Fargo McKinnon, JD, MLIS, Department Head, Research & Instructional Services, University of North Texas Libraries and Kris Helge, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries
Data Publication and Sharing with Globus – Steve Tuecke, Deputy Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago; Co-Founder of the Globus Project
eResource Management in the Cloud – Jeffrey D. Kuskie, Electronic Resource Manager, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Security and Data Ownership in the Cloud – Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC; Councilor-at-large, American Library Association
Privacy in the Cloud – Speaker TBA
Conference Roundtable – Discussion with speakers and Q&A
Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 4:00 pm Eastern on September 24, 2014 (the day before the virtual conference). Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All virtual conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year.
Can’t make it on the day of the virtual conference? All registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year. Take advantage of the Virtual Conference subscription package (www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/#subscription) for all six of the 2014 Virtual Conferences and save 33%. (Previously held 2014 virtual conferences available in recorded versions.)
For more information and to register, visit the event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud/