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Meet the NISO Plus 2021 Scholarship Winners!

As part of our commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, NISO actively seeks out opportunities to include those who are underrepresented or marginalized. Our scholarship program is a great example of this work in practice. Now in its second year, it enables us to include and amplify the voices of those who are otherwise often excluded, as well as to learn from their perspectives and ensure that they have opportunities for growth in our organization. We have loved working with our first cohort of NISO Plus scholarship recipients, many of whom are now deeply involved in …

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Buy Five, Get Five Free — NISO Plus Group Discounts

As part of NISO’s ongoing commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, one of our key goals for NISO Plus 2021 was to enable much broader participation by information professionals from around the world and across all our stakeholder groups, including libraries, publishing organizations, and the service providers that support them. So we’re delighted to say that, as of today, around 550 people have registered for NISO Plus 2021, more than double the number who attended the in-person conference last year. One of the drivers of this dramatic increase in registration is the low cost of attendance. …

AnnouncementsDr Norihiro Hagita

Dr. Norihiro Hagita Announced as Fourth NISO Plus 2021 Keynote

We are delighted to announce our fourth and final keynote speaker for this year’s NISO Plus conference. Dr. Norihiro Hagita will introduce us to the Japan Science & Technology Agency’s Moonshot Program 1, for which he is Program Director. The JST Moonshot Program Goal 1 aims to overcome the challenges of a declining birthrate, aging population, and associated labor shortage by realizing a society in which human beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050. In his keynote, Dr. Hagita will address his team’s plans for developing core technologies related to cyborgs and avatars …

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Drum Roll Please … for the NISO Plus 2021 Program!

We are excited to share the provisional program for NISO Plus 2021 — and it looks amazing, if we do say so ourselves! Attendees can look forward to: One Miles Conrad Award Lecture – by the one and only Heather Joseph of SPARC Two fun social events – a virtual quiz, sponsored by Figshare; and a virtual cocktail (or mocktail!) reception, sponsored by Crossref (more details soon) Three brilliant global keynote speakers – Cory Doctorow, Margaret Sraku-Lartey, and Zeynep Tufekci (plus one more to be announced shortly!) Four tracks of content to choose from, accessible in all time zones – …

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Heather Joseph Named As NISO’s 2021 Miles Conrad Awardee 

We are thrilled to announce that Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will be the recipient of the 2021 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. A well-known and highly respected member of the global information community, Heather will join a long list of industry leaders, innovators, and opinion-makers who have received this prestigious award. She will deliver the Miles Conrad Lecture during the NISO Plus 2021 conference, on February 24 at noon (Eastern Standard Time US & Canada), so be sure to register now and …

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Zeynep Tufekci Announced as Closing Keynote for NISO Plus 2021

We are delighted to announce that respected scholar and writer, Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, will be the closing keynote at NISO Plus 2021! Dr. Tufekci is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the School of Information and Library Science, with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Currently a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the New York Times, she is also the author of Twitter and Tear Gas (Yale University Press). Dr. Tufecki’s newsletter, Insight, …

AnnouncementsA Big Thank You to #NISOPlus21 Sponsors

A Big Thank You to #NISOPlus21 Sponsors

Tomorrow (November 26) is Thanksgiving Day here in the US — the holiday where we focus on what we are thankful for in our lives. This year, NISO would like to take this as an opportunity to say a big thank you to the 21 organizations that have already committed to sponsoring NISO Plus 2021. Their generous support has allowed us to keep registration fees low — from just $30 for students, early career professionals, unemployed, and those from anywhere other than high-income countries — and to make some content fully open (more details to follow). They’re also helping us …

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Margaret Sraku-Lartey Confirmed as Second NISO Plus 2021 Keynote!

We are delighted to announce our second keynote for NISO Plus 2021 — Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Principal Librarian at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) Margaret has a passion for supporting local Indigenous People — for unearthing the knowledge that exists at the local indigenous level, and harnessing it within the information ecosystem to propel communities into higher realms of development. As a professional librarian, Margaret is concerned about the lack of clear guidelines in the management of indigenous knowledge. She is committed to working toward the provision of standard guidelines for the management of such local knowledge, which can only …

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NISO Plus 2021 Registration Now Open!

We are delighted to announce that NISO Plus 2021 (February 22-25, 2021) is now officially open for business — registration starts today, with an early-bird special for individual and group bookings alike that’s good through January 8!  Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have been able to keep rates affordable for everyone — from just $30 for early career, student, unemployed, and those from lower-income countries — to $115 for non-member earlybird individual tickets. In addition, some content will be fully open (more details on that nearer the time).  As you know, NISO Plus 2021 is a digital-first, fully global …

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Cory Doctorow to Keynote at NISO Plus 2021!

We’re thrilled to announce that the well-known science fiction author, activist, and journalist, Cory Doctorow, will be a keynote at NISO Plus 2021! In addition to being a prolific and highly successful writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Cory is also a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and a Visiting Professor of Practice at the …