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NISO Plus News!

With just over six months since this year’s NISO Plus conference, and just under six months till the next one (February 14-16, 2023), we’re happy to share some exciting updates on all things NISO Plus related! It’s exactly two weeks until the first NISO Plus Forum (September 20, Washington, DC)— our first in-person event since NISO Plus 2020 — and there’s still time to register! The theme of the day is Metadata: Exchange, Structures, Identifiers, and we’ve worked with professional facilitator and NISO Board member, Jonathan Clark, to develop a day of World Cafe style small group discussions and activities. …

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NISO Plus 2022 Content Now Openly Available!

As an organization committed to making our outputs openly available, we’re delighted to share with the community all the content from the NISO Plus conference held virtually earlier this year. The 80 videos cover a wide variety of topics of importance to the information community and include not just the presentations, but also recordings of the extensive discussions that followed them — making NISO Plus a place where conversations become outcomes, which become projects, that yield solutions for the information community. As well as enjoying our 2022 keynotes by Siva Vaidhyanathan, Dariusz Jemielniak, Katharina Ruckstuhl, and Miles Conrad Awardee, Patricia …

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Help Us Make A Difference With Metadata!

Do you want to help improve metadata — how it’s structured and exchanged, and the use of identifiers? Do you work in the information community? Are you in a role where you have the seniority and functional expertise to understand the challenges and opportunities for both your organization and the wider community? If your answer is a resounding YES, then we hope you’ll join us at the NISO Plus Forum at the American Geophysical Union’s headquarters in Washington, DC on September 20. NISO Plus Forum is a new event, held in person so that we can focus on practical work …

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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 …