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NISO at the Japan Open Science Summit!

The Japan Open Science Summit (JOSS) is the country’s largest open science conference, attended by researchers, university librarians, IT and infrastructure professionals, policy-makers, and more. This year’s conference is taking place online from June 6-10. Thanks to the efforts of two members of the NISO Plus Advisory Committee — Yasushi Ogasaka and Mark Robertson — NISO is privileged to be presenting a panel session on Information Standards and the Global Research Infrastructure (June 7, 10  –11.30am Tokyo/June 6, 9-10.30pm EDT). Information standards — from accessibility to XML — are a critical element of the global research infrastructure that supports open …

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If You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be? (2022 Edition)

As part of the NISO Plus scholarship application process, we ask applicants to tell us which standard they would be, and why. It’s an optional — and fun! — question, and reading their answers is always one of the high points of the review process. We are happy to share the responses from this year’s cohort with you, in alphabetical order. Elham Abdallah (Assistant University Librarian for Public Services and Research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon): ​​I would be ANSI/NISO Z39.18-2005 (R2010) Scientific and Technical Reports – Preparation, Presentation, and Preservation Standard to enhance my reports and presentations skills …

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NISO Plus 2022 Wrap-Up

  Now that the dust has settled after NISO Plus 2022, we are happy to share a summary of this year’s conference with you, including some statistics, feedback from attendees, and next steps! The numbers With over 630 registered attendees, participation this year was lower than last year’s 850 registrants. However, we had proportionally more registrations from outside the US — close to 27% of the total, compared with 22% in 2021; and from 28 countries, compared with 26 last year. Increasing global participation is one of NISO’s strategic goals, so we are happy to be making progress toward this. …

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NISO Plus 2022 Slides Now Available!

Whether or not you attended this year’s NISO Plus, we’re happy to share around 50 slide decks from the conference, which are now openly available on the NISO Plus repository, hosted by sponsor Figshare. There are now over 120 NISO Plus slide decks and other outputs available on the repository, which have been viewed nearly 20,000 times, with over 4,500 downloads. Content includes keynotes by danah boyd (2020), Amy Brand (2020), and Katharina Ruckstuhl (2022), as well as presentations by experts from around the world, on topics ranging from accessibility and authentication to retractions and software citations. The recorded sessions …

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Congratulations to our 2022 Awardees!

Each year, one of the NISO Plus conference highlights is our awards ceremony, where we introduce the new cohort of NISO Plus scholarship winners, recognize key community members for their service, and honor the recipient of the Miles Conrad Award — this year’s awardee is Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine. The Miles Conrad Award was established by NFAIS in 1965, to recognize the contributions of those whose lifetime achievements have moved the information community forward. Previous awardees include Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (2021) and James G. Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University …

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Congratulations to the NISO Plus 2022 scholarship winners!

Like the conference itself, the NISO Plus scholarship program is now in its third year. Intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in the information community, the program is part of our strategic goal to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This year’s scholarships are being supported by OCLC and, as always, deciding who — among so many strong candidates — should be awarded a scholarship was challenging. We are very grateful to the Review Committee* (which included several past and present scholarship winners) for tackling the task so thoughtfully. and we are delighted …

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Last Week for NISO Plus Early Bird Registration!

We’re counting the weeks till the NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022), and counting the days till the early bird discount ends on January 7! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we’ve been able to keep the cost of registration affordable for all. There are deep discounts for NISO members; groups of five or more; students, early career, and unemployed professionals; and those who live outside the top 30 International Monetary Fund GDP countries. And members and non-members alike can benefit from even lower prices — up to $80 less per ticket — by booking now at the early bird rate! …

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Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan of NLM to Receive NISO’s Miles Conrad Award for 2022

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be the recipient of the 2022 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. As an internationally renowned member of our community, Dr. Brennan 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 on February 16 at 12.30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada), as part of NISO Plus 2022. “Continuing the tradition of recognizing esteemed leaders in our …

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Introducing the NISO Plus 2022 Program!

With just two months to go until the NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022), we are delighted to invite you to check out the preliminary program. Thanks, as always, to our wonderful planning committee, it’s looking great (if we do say so ourselves!) — and we’ll be adding more details in the coming days and weeks. Please remember to register at the early bird rate, available through January 7, 2022; it includes even larger discounts for NISO members, groups of five plus, students/early career/unemployed information professionals, and those in countries outside of the IMF’s top 30. You can view the …

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Join Us In Thanking Our #NISOPlus22 Sponsors

This week many of us here in the US, where NISO is based, will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s a time for expressing our gratitude, so we want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the 21 organizations that have already committed to sponsoring NISO Plus 2022.  Thanks to their generous support we have been able to keep registration fees low — from just $30 for students, early career professionals, unemployed, and those located anywhere other than the 20 highest-income countries.  They’re also helping us make NISO Plus 2022 both educational and fun, by sponsoring a range …