AnnouncementsIntroducing the NISO Plus Repository!

Introducing the NISO Plus Repository!

In the couple of months since NISO Plus 2020, the NISO team has been hard at work setting up an open repository of materials from the conference. We’re delighted to say that, with many thanks to Figshare for their support, the NISO Plus repository is now live! Featuring more than 20 presentations from the conference, and with more content being added as we write, we hope that the NISO Plus repository will be a valuable resource for everyone in the information community — whether you attended the conference or not.  All items have their own DOI, and many also include …

HistoryIf You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be?

If You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be?

As part of the NISO Plus scholarship application process, we included this optional question: If you were an information standard, which one would you be and why?  (Hint, visit the standards page on the NISO website for inspiration!) To our delight, many of the applicants chose to respond, with a wonderful variety of answers. Amazingly, each of our scholarship winners chose a different standard to represent them — a nice reflection of the group’s diversity! We’re happy to share their answers here (anonymously) in hopes that you’ll enjoy them as much as we and our Scholarship Committee members did. 1)The …

Feedback#NISOPlus20 Feedback — What We Learned From Your Feedback

#NISOPlus20 Feedback — What We Learned From Your Feedback

Judging from the comments on Twitter throughout NISO Plus 2020, as well as conversations with attendees during and after the event, we were pretty confident that our inaugural conference had gone well overall. But we also wanted to dig deeper and find out more about what worked best and what was less successful; whether we met the expectations of all our stakeholder groups; and whether we succeeded in achieving our own goals for the conference. So, like all good conference organizers, we invited attendees to tell us what they really thought in a feedback survey — and were delighted to …

FeedbackHow Was NISO Plus For You? Feedback from our Scholarship Winners

How Was NISO Plus For You? Feedback from our Scholarship Winners

Among the 250+ attendees at the inaugural NISO Plus meeting were 12 especially important people — our first NISO Plus scholarship winners. Hailing from Baltimore to Brazil, they were selected from close to 60 applicants, based on why they wanted to attend the conference and what they hoped to get out of it. So, did it live up to their expectations? Here’s what they told us… First, we asked how attending NISO Plus helped them professionally, and a number of themes emerged in their answers: Networking — both with their fellow scholarship winners and more widely. To quote Kimberly Arleth …

AnnouncementsNISO Plus & COVID-19

NISO Plus & COVID-19

The letter below was just sent to all attendees of the 2020 NISO Plus Conference: Dear NISO Plus attendees, First, I would like to thank you all for participating in the NISO Plus Conference last month. By all measures, it was a success and we are so pleased by the energy and enthusiasm for the event. Unfortunately, I have some news to share that might be concerning. One of the attendees of the conference informed us last night that they have been confirmed with a case of the COVID-19 virus. There is no way to know if this case is …

History#NISOPlus20 — That’s A Wrap!

#NISOPlus20 — That’s A Wrap!

As a small organization of just seven staff, it truly took a village to make NISO Plus 2020 happen, and we are grateful to each and every one who helped make this inaugural conference such a success. We couldn’t have done it without our:   251 attendees — including 89 speakers and moderators  29 sponsors — terabyte to bit level 10 committee members — program and scholarship 16 awardees — Miles Conrad Award, Ann Marie Cunningham Service Award, NISO Fellow, and NISO Plus scholarships In case you didn’t hear, NISO Plus was a sellout! And one of the main reasons …

AnnouncementsCounting Down to #NISOPlus20!

Counting Down to #NISOPlus20!

On February 23, we’ll be welcoming close to 250 attendees to a sold-out inaugural NISO Plus conference in Baltimore, MD — and it promises to be an event to remember!  Together with our steering committee of NISO Board members, we’ve put a lot of thought and effort into making NISO Plus a bit different from the average industry conference. From the outset, we wanted the focus to be on engaging with you, our community. So, not only will attendees be hearing from some of the brightest and best in our industry, who will be speaking at the conference, but we …

AnnouncementsIntroducing the #NISOPlus20 Scholarship Awardees!

Introducing the #NISOPlus20 Scholarship Awardees!

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and our Byte level sponsors, we have awarded 12 scholarships for the inaugural NISO Plus conference. There are two categories of scholarship — Early Career and Equity & Diversity — and we received a total of nearly 60 applications. With support from NISO staff, these were reviewed by a small committee comprising Rhonda Ross (ACS), Peter Simon (NewsBank Inc), and Miranda Walker (Wolters Kluwer) — all NISO Board members; and Simon Holt (Elsevier), Sara Rouhi (PLOS), and Stephanie Sendaula (Library Journal). Our thanks …

AnnouncementsWe Love Our Sponsors!

We Love Our Sponsors!

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by saying a big thank you to all our sponsors — your support has made #NISOPlus20 possible!  We’ve received contributions from 28 organizations — small and large, nonprofit and commercial, national and international — and we appreciate each and every one. Thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P Sloan Foundation — with a little help from our Byte-level sponsors (Atypon, Crossref, Elsevier, IEEE, KnowledgeSpeak, Library Market, OCLC, Project MUSE, and SPIE) — we are delighted to have awarded NISO Plus scholarships to 12 information professionals (eight US-based and four international)*. …