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Congratulations to Our NISO Plus 2023 Scholarship Winners!

Now in its fourth year, the NISO Plus 2023 conference is swiftly approaching, and as in prior years, a highlight of the event is the NISO Plus scholarship awards ceremony. Supporting NISO’s strategic goal to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the scholarship awards are intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in the information community. Many thanks to Digital Science, who supported this year’s scholarships, and to our Review Committee,* which included several past and present scholarship winners. The Committee took on the challenging task of selecting awardees from a group of strong candidates. We are …

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Libraries Take Center Stage at NISO Plus

Ensuring that we include a librarian perspective in as many sessions as possible is key to NISO Plus’s success as a conference for the information community. This year, you can look forward to hearing from librarians across a broad range of organizations (academic, industry, and public libraries, as well as library service providers) and countries (from Australia to Canada to Sweden), on a wide variety of topics. Librarians and librarianship will be featured across the NISO Plus program: Collaborating to implement Seamless Access (Julie Zhu, IEEE; Heather Staines, Delta Think; and John Felts, Coastal Carolina University with Peter Murray, Index Data) …

AnnouncementsNISO Plus 2023 Highlights Asia Pacific Perspectives on the Information Community

NISO Plus 2023 Highlights Asia Pacific Perspectives on the Information Community

Thanks to the APAC representatives on our global planning committee, we have a great program lined up for anyone based in the Asia Pacific region or interested in getting an Asia Pacific perspective on information community issues. As in previous years, NISO Plus 2023 is divided into two blocks of time, one of which takes place during Asia Pacific office hours, making it easy for attendees there to participate. The APAC time block will feature discussions on a range of topics: Jesse Xiao (The University of Hong Kong) in conversation with Christopher Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University) on the value proposition …

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Announcing the (Almost!) Final NISO Plus 2023 Program

With exactly two months till NISO Plus 2023 (February 14-16, 2023) — and less than a month to register at the early bird rate (available through January 9, 2023) — we’re delighted to share the close-to-final program with you. We have a wonderful lineup of speakers, including three great keynotes — Dr. David Weinberger (Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, USA), Dr. Caleb Kibet (Pwani University, Kenya), and Dr. Yuko Harayama (Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University, Japan) — as well as this year’s Miles Conrad Awardee, Dr. Safiya Noble, (UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, aka …

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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!

Deadline extended to December 9, 2022! 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 …