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New NISO Plus Conference Planned for 2020.

September 20, 2019 — Baltimore, MD.  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the launch of its new NISO Plus Conference.  The conference is scheduled for February 23 – 25, 2020 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD.  The intent behind the new NISO Plus Conference is to integrate the thought-leadership tradition of the well-established NFAIS conference with the hands-on practicality of NISO. Recognizing the value of the NFAIS Conference over 60-plus years, the NISO Plus conference will build on that value in new ways, celebrating the vibrant nature of today’s information community. NISO and NFAIS formally merged in …

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A Meeting For Industry Product Managers and More

In planning the new NISO Plus Conference, we are pondering those professional roles and skill sets common to the information community as a whole but that may be underserved or underappreciated. One such role in the information industry is that of the product manager. The role is ubiquitous in a technological setting. It is not a new role in corporate conference rooms, having been around since Proctor & Gamble reorganized their management structure around brands in the 1930s. However, in the context of digital information producers, the role and concerns of the product manager isn’t one that’s often spotlighted in …