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AnnouncementsSpeakersDr. Safiya Umoja Noble Is Our 2023 Miles Conrad Awardee!

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Is Our 2023 Miles Conrad Awardee!

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will be the recipient of the 2023 Miles Conrad Award, NISO’s lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. She will receive her award at our virtual award ceremony during next year’s NISO Plus conference (from 12.30pm ET on February 15, 2023), where she will also deliver the 2023 Miles Conrad Lecture. Dr. Noble is an internet studies scholar, whose work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, focusing on the ways that digital media intersects …

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Today We’re Giving Thanks for Our #NISOPlus23 Sponsors

The upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday, this Thursday, November 24, is a great opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to the 18 organizations that have already committed to sponsoring NISO Plus 2023! While some are sponsoring the conference for the first time next year, most are doing so for the second, third, or even fourth time — an indication of their ongoing support for both NISO and the wider information community. Thanks to their generous support we have once again been able to keep registration fees affordable for all — from just $30 for students, early career professionals, unemployed, and …

AnnouncementsSpeakersDr. David Weinberger, keynote speaker at NISO Plus 2023

NISO Plus 2023 Opening Keynote Is David Weinberger

We are delighted to announce that Dr. David Weinberger, of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, will give the opening keynote at NISO Plus 2023 — his talk is scheduled for 10.00am Eastern Time on February 14, 2023. Dr. Weinberger is an American author, technologist, and speaker. In his five books and countless posts and articles he has explored the effect of the Internet and AI on knowledge, on how we organize our ideas, on the disruptive architecture of the Web, and on the core concepts by which we think about our world. His latest book, Everyday Chaos: Technology, …

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Applications Now Open for NISO Plus 2023 Scholarship Program!

We are delighted to announce that, with the generous support of this year’s sponsors, Digital Science, applications are now open for the NISO Plus 2023 scholarship program.  Now in their fourth year, NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in libraries, service providers/vendors, publishers, or other parts of the information ecosystem. This includes, for example, people whose job functions, organization types, or demographics are typically under-represented — or not represented at all — in information community events and activities. The scholarship program is part of our strategic goal to improve …

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Dr. Caleb Kibet Confirmed as Second Keynote Speaker at NISO Plus 2023

We are delighted to announce the second keynote speaker for  NISO Plus 2023 — Dr. Caleb Kibet of Pwani University, Kenya, will deliver his talk on February 16, at 9.30 am Eastern Time/5.30pm Eastern Africa Time. Caleb Kibet is a bioinformatics researcher, a lecturer, an open science advocate, and a mentor. He has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Rhodes University, South Africa. In addition to teaching bioinformatics at Pwani University, Dr. Kibet is a PostDoc at icipe, The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi. As a 2019-20 Mozilla open science fellow, he developed a research data management …

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Dr. Yuko Harayama Is Confirmed as our NISO Plus 2023 Closing Keynote Speaker

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Yuko Harayama, Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University, Japan will give the closing keynote at the NISO Plus 2023 conference. Her talk is scheduled for February 16, 9.00pm Eastern Time/ February 17, 11.00am Japan Standard Time. Dr. Harayama has had a long and distinguished career. She is currently the co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Association for the Advancement of Science (JAAS), and also serves as a researcher representative on the ORCID Board (through December 2022). Dr. Harayama holds a Ph.D. in Education Sciences and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from the …

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Show your support for the information community by sponsoring NISO Plus 2023

NISO Plus 2023 will be our fourth annual conference, and the third to take place fully virtually. From the outset, we’ve been blown away by the generous support from organizations in our community, which have enabled us to keep registration rates affordable for everyone. Last year, we had an amazing 35 sponsors, from across all our main stakeholder groups — libraries, publishers, service and infrastructure providers, and more. Just one week out from launching NISO Plus 2023, 10 organizations have already committed to sponsoring the conference — nine returning sponsors and one first-timer. If your organization wants to join them …

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Registration Opens for NISO Plus 2023!

We’re delighted to announce that registration is now open for the fourth annual NISO Plus conference (February 14-16, 2023), which will once again take place online, and across two blocks of time — Americas morning/Europe, Middle East & Africa afternoon and Americas evening/Asia Pacific morning — to allow maximum participation from all around the world. Our 2023 Planning Committee is evenly divided between each broad region, and they are already hard at work to help us make sure we have lots of great content across all time zones. NISO Plus 2022 attracted attendees from 27 countries; this year we’re hoping …

AnnouncementsMetadata—The Musical! (and Other Ideas from the First NISO Plus Forum)

Metadata—The Musical! (and Other Ideas from the First NISO Plus Forum)

Over 60 people attended the first NISO Plus Forum on September 20, Washington, DC), which was also our first in-person event since the inaugural NISO Plus conference in February 2020—and we certainly made the most of being back together in real life! Facilitator and NISO Board member, Jonathan Clark, led us through a World Cafe-style day of small group discussions on the topic of metadata,—focusing in turn on identifiers, exchange, and structures—in which everyone had a chance to work with everyone else. This generated a LOT of ideas, which were gradually whittled down to around 10 for each theme (see …