NFAIS 2012 Conference​

Feb. 26, - Feb. 28, 2012
Location: Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Born of Disruption: An Emerging New Normal for the information landscape

Program, 2012 NFAIS Annual Conference
Conference Venue: Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102
General programming and related events for the 2012 NFAIS Annual Conference will be in the Grand Ballroom on the first floor of the Hyatt at the Bellevue unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, February 26
9:00am - 5:00pm: Registration
Grant Ballroom Foyer, Hotel First Floor
9:00am - 12:00pm: NFAIS 2011-2012 Board Meeting
Cliveden, 19th Floor
1:00pm - 1:05pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, NFAIS President-Elect 2011-2012
Editor-in-Chief, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Grand Ballroom, Hoterl First Floor
1:05pm - 1:45pm: Keynote: The Emerging Information Landscape
The transition from analog to digital publishing has to date been dominated by the digitization of papers into PDFs. But the real disruption is rapidly approaching: datasets and multimedia as first-rank scientific artifacts, the separation of validity and impact in peer review, and the uncertain future of business models carried over from print. The emerging information landscape brings together these technical and financial changes as well as the full-throated entry of policymakers and funders, and we need to pay special attention to the new sociological and cultural environment into which knowledge is published if we are to take full advantage of the technical environment in which we find ourselves. This keynote will examine all of these issues and explore scenarios that are implied, but far from guaranteed.
John Wilbanks, Senior Fellow, Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation
1:45pm - 2:30pm: A Look at the Emerging Information Landscape: Recent Survey Results
This session will describe how the "new normal" has changed over the lifespan of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - that is, the last decade. It will discuss recent Project research showing the extent to which disruptive technologies such as augmented reality, mobile computing, and social networking have been adopted. How they are used and buy whom. And it will look at how technology has reshaped user expectations with regard to information and media access.

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Break and Networking Opportunity
Co-sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute and OCLC
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Adapting to the Emerging New Normal: Practical Perspectives
What do librarians, publishers and database producers consider to be the "new normal?" What technologies have had the most impact on their organization and how have they responded? What new staff skills are required, if any? Have they had to restructure in anyway? Have they developed new business models? Are they covering new types of content, offering new services or changing collection development practices? This session will provide some insight as to how your peers are re-shaping their products, services and organizations for success in the new information environment.
James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, John P. Ochs, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Development, Publications Division, American Chemical Society (ACS), Rosemary G. Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language Association
5:00pm - 6:00pm: NFAIS Assembly Meeting (open to all NFAIS Members)
Grand Ballroom, Hotel First Floor
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Welcome Reception
Rose Garden and Promenade, 19th Floor
Monday, February 27
8:00am - 5:00pm: Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer, Hotel First Floor
7:45am - 8:30am: Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters IP & Science
8:30am - 10:00am: The New Normal for Content: Leveraging Mainstream and Emerging Technologies: Part I
The mission of content providers and librarians has encompassed the creation, discovery, access, retrieval, and preservation of scientific and scholarly information. Technology has not altered that mission, but it has changed how it is fulfilled as user expectations for access to content within the context of their workflow has increased and new types of content such as data sets are incorporated into articles. This session will look at how information providers are ensuring that their content is adapted to the new information environment.
John A. Kunze, Associate Director, University of California Curation Center, California Digital Library,  Norman Azoulay, Product Sales Manager, Elsevier Inc., Taliesin Benyon, Developer, Advanced Research Group, Wolfram Alpha
10:00am - 10:30am: Break and Networking Opportunity
Sponsored in part by the American Psychological Association/PsycINFO
10:30am - 12:00pm: The New Normal for Content: Leveraging Mainstream and Emerging Technologies: Part II
This session will continue to take a look at how information providers are ensuring that their content and services are adapted to the new information environment.
Nader M. Qaimari, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cengage Learning, Jenni Rankin, Marketing Manager, Annual Reviews, Jan Reichert, Co-founder and President, Mendeley
12:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch on Your own
12:00pm - 1:45pm: Members-only Session
Sponsored in part by CAS
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Transformational Technologies: The Future of Content
When looking at the future of the information industry, there are some technologies - new and not-so-new - that will be transformational if their full potential can be tapped. This session will look at a few such technologies that fall into this category - cloud computing, HTML5, Big Data, and others that content providers and librarians cannot afford to ignore.
Michael S. Dunn, CTO, Hearst Interactive Media; Dr. Chris L. Greer, Associate Director, Program Implementation, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology; other TBA
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Break and Networking Opportunity
Sponsored by the Philosopher's Information Center
4:00pm - 4:45pm: Miles Conrad Lecture
Award Recipient: Howard Ratner, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President, the Nature Publishing Group
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Networking Reception
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters IP & Science
Conservatory, 12th Floor
Tuesday, February 28
7:30am - 12:00pm: Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer, Hotel First Floor
7:15am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by EBSCO Publishing
8:00am - 9:30am: User Behavior and the Emerging New Normal
User adoption of disruptive technologies has been and will continue to be a driving force in shaping the information landscape. This session will look at some of the initiatives that are being fueled by current user information behavior, expectations, and needs, such as the development of digital libraries, collaborative scholarship, and innovative methods with which to evaluate and measure the value of web-based scholarship
Lee Dirks, Director, Portfolio Strategy, Microsoft Research Connections, Kristen Fisher Ratan, Product Director, Public Library of Science (PLoS), Anthony Williams, Vice President, Strategic Development, ChemSpider, Royal Society of Chemistry
9:30am - 10:00am: Break and Networking Opportunity
Sponsored in part by the American Psychological Association/PsycINFO
10:00am - 11:00pm: The Global Digital Information Landscape: Emerging Trends
The emergence of a truly global digital information community has major implications for all organizations, both commercial and non-profit. Opportunities abound for access to highly-skilled and experienced staff, new content, research collaboration, and ultimate revenue growth. However, the new global landscape that is emerging is increasingly competitive - in R&D, publishing, innovation and economic dominance. This session will take a look at the trends that are shaping today's global information landscape.
Victor Camlek, Vice President, Market Intelligence, Thomson Reuters IP & Science; Other TBA
11:00am - 12:30pm: A Look to the Future
The "new normal" reflects constant change and this session will provide a glimpse of what might be expected.  Preliminary results of a three-year study on the researcher of the future, conducted by JISC and the British Library, will be presented.  In addition the Emerging Technology Hype Cycle, a tool that provides a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, will be discussed and will highlight several of the information technologies that librarians, content providers and educators need to embrace now or in the not too distant future.
Julie Carpenter, Director, Education for Change, Ltd., Huong LeHong, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc.
12:30pm - 2:30pm: Awards Luncheon and Final Keynote
Sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Foundation
  Predicting the Present
We know that sketching scenarios of the future is a risky business, but perhaps we can find some solace in the witticism of science fiction author William Gibson: The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed. If Gibson is correct, the raw materials of our future scenarios are lying all around us. The question is to identify those things that we are already doing that will become more prominent in, say, five years and to determine how to profit from them.
So "scenarios for the present" will take a look at such things as the implications of mobile computing, the encroachment on the academic and professional publishing spaces by consumer technology companies, the future of the academic library as a purchasing point, and the expanding sensorium as machines (and machine intelligence) become more deeply interwoven with data collecting and analysis. The wonderful thing about all these futuristic things is that they are already here, so thinking about the future is in some sense to experience nostalgia.The perspective for this presentation will be that of the publisher, not the author or user or librarian--the point in the stream where capital is injected.
Joseph J. Esposito, Portable CEO Consulting
  Conference Sponsors
NFAIS sincerely thanks the 2012 Annual Conference Supporters listed below whose generosity in providing financial support has contributed significantly to the success of this event.
Platinum  Sponsors
The H. W. Wilson Foundation
Thomson Reuters IP & Science
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
American Psychological Association/PsycINFO
EBSCO Publishing
Philosopher's Information Center
                             Thomson Reuters IP Solutions
Bronze Sponsors
Access Innovations, Inc.
Accessible Archives, Inc.
Data Conversion Laboratory
Defense Technical Information Center
The Getty Conservation Institute
International Food Information Service
Really Strategies, Inc.
Silverchair Information Systems
Unlimited Priorities LLC