ScienceOpen at NISO’s “Building Access, Openness, and Sharing” Conference

ScienceOpen at NISO’s “Building Access, Openness, and Sharing” Conference

September has been a busy month, but it isn’t over yet.

On September 28th, NISO will host a virtual conference on Building Access, Openness, and Sharing, and our CEO Stephanie Dawson will be one of the speakers. The conference will focus on what is required to establish a research environment in which easy digital access is the norm.

All of us have an interest in furthering the expansion of knowledge, so what innovations, what approaches have the past two years proven to be most effective? What can stakeholders envision for the future?


This virtual conference will analyze some of the practices and policies that are critical to supporting expanded access and sharing of scholarship. Stephanie will kick off the conference with a keynote session at 12:15 p.m. (ET), during which she will discuss what is critical to building the future of platform technology and the policies that govern those platforms, in a Vision Interview with NISO Executive Director Todd Carpenter.

Kaveh Bazargan, Director at River Valley Technologies, Barry Bealer, Consultant, Heather Kotula, Director of Marketing at Access Innovations, and Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder of Figshare are among the other confirmed speakers.

Have a look at the full program:

12:00 Noon – 12:15 Welcome

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director at NISO

12:15pm – 12:45pm Keynote: What Have We Built?

Todd Carpenter will interview Stephanie Dawson, CEO, Science Open

12:45 pm – 1:15pm. Technology and Requirements I

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder, Figshare speaking on what is needed to comply with emerging policies for openness. 

1:15 – 1:45 Technology and Its Requirements II

Kaveh Bazargan, Director, River Valley Technologies will further expand on the topic in supporting authoring tools in publishing systems in an increasingly open environment”

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Comfort Break

2:30pm – 3:00pm Adding Value in Surfacing Content

Heather Kotula, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Access Innovations will talk about the available options for surfacing content in an ocean of material along with the implementation and place of AI in this context.

3:00 – 3:30 Maximizing the Investment in Technology

Consultant Barry Bealer will address the question of how organizations can successfully procure the best technology that will have the greatest impact for their purposes while minimizing the disruption to the organizational workflow. 

3:30pm – 4:00pm Vision Interview with Todd Carpenter

Register today!

Registration for Building Access, Openness, and Sharing is now open, with discounts for NISO members, students, and retirees. The conference will be held via Zoom and registrations will be open until September 20th, 05:00 pm (ET).

Click here to learn more about the conference and how to register.

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