NFAIS Hosts Workshop, June 18, at The Brookings Institution on Choosing Platforms to Fuel Scholarly Research  

Workshop to focus on strategies that government agencies, nonprofit scholarly societies and publishers can consider to optimize the selection, adoption and migration of new platforms

May 26, 2015, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), the nation’s leading membership association for the information services industry, will host a Workshop, June 18, on how government agencies and nonprofit scholarly societies can select and implement content platforms that maximize the hosting and dissemination of their research content.

This special Workshop, taking place at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, centers on the nature of fast-evolving content platform technologies that, combined with changing user behavior and expectations, are critical to the global scholarly research community. Attendees of this workshop will hear a set of experts from government, nonprofit organizations and publishers discuss their experiences and lessons learned in the selection, adoption and migration of new platforms for their users.

Key topics the speakers will explore include understanding what users are looking for in effective platforms; knowing how to migrate seamlessly from one platform to another without disruption to daily workflow; and looking at the standards to which platforms need to adhere both now and in the future.

What: NFAIS One-Day in-person/virtual Workshop on “Platforms that Perform: Taking Your Content to the Next Level”

When: Thursday, June 18, 9:30am-3:45pm EDT

Location: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Presenters: Rich Belanger, Chief Information Officer, ProQuest; Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Stanley Elswick, Product Manager, NOAA; Bradley Gernand, Manager of Library and Information Services, Institute for Defense Analyses; Julio Rojas, Office of Product Management and Acquisition, NTIS; and Richard Huffine, Independent Consultant

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The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.

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