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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 Brennan of NLM to Receive NISO’s Miles Conrad Award for 2022

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Patricia 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 community, …

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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 …

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Applications Now Invited for NISO Plus 2022 Scholarships

We are delighted to announce that, with the generous support of OCLC, we are inviting applications for our NISO Plus scholarship program, now in its third year. NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone working in the information ecosystem, who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented, for example, people whose job function, organization type, or demographics are typically under-represented — or not represented at all — at industry events. This includes those working in libraries, publishers, service providers, and other information organizations anywhere in the world. The scholarship program is part of our strategic goal to improve …

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And Our FInal Keynote Is … Dariusz Jemielniak!

We’re very happy to announce our third and final keynote — Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak, professor of management and head of the MINDS (Management in Networked and Digital Societies) department at Kozminski University, Poland. Dr. Jemielniak’s work focuses on social data science and collaborative society, open collaboration projects (such as Wikipedia or F/LOSS), strategies of knowledge-intensive organizations, and virtual communities. In 2015, he was elected to the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees; in 2019, he was elected to the Polish Academy of Sciences as the youngest member in social sciences and humanities in its history. He is also currently a faculty …

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NISO Plus 2022 Closing Keynote Is Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl

More exciting NISO Plus 2022 news! We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl will be delivering our closing keynote, at 9.00pm (ET) on February 17. Dr. Ruckstuhl is an Associate Dean and Senior Research Fellow at the Otago Business School and is the Māori lead of a major New Zealand ‘grand challenge’, Science for Technological Innovation. She has leadership roles with her tribe of Ngāi Tahu, is an ORCID Board member, and a member of the IEEE working party on standards for Indigenous people’s data. She has published on Māori language, mining, Māori economy and Māori science and technology.  …

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Siva Vaidhyanathan Giving Opening Keynote at NISO Plus 2022!

Drumroll please… We are thrilled to announce that the opening keynote at NISO Plus 2022 will be given by Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan! Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy  (Oxford University Press, 2018), Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011). He is a fellow at the New York Institute for the …