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What I Learned at NISO Plus 2024 in Baltimore (Part Two)

With a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, NISO funded travel for 12 NISO Plus Scholarship winners (as well as a few alums) to our February conference in Baltimore. In their last post, four of the awardees told us about their experience attending the meeting. This month, four additional members of the cohort shared with us as well, touching on lessons learned and how their experience changed their approach to their work. Sunny Chung, Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University During the 2024 NISO Plus Conference in Baltimore, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend through a scholarship …

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Answer the Call! Propose a Session for the 2024 NISO Plus Global/Online Conference

What are the top priorities and concerns facing your organization? What are the biggest opportunities or risks, and how should the information community address them? If you have ideas to share, then we encourage you to submit a proposal for the 2024 NISO Plus Global/Online conference, to be held virtually September 17–18, 2024. It’s a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with professionals from across the information community and around the world to address the most pressing issues in scholarly communications. And as with any NISO Plus conference, ideas emerging from the meeting will help to shape discussions about future …

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What Attendees Told us about NISO Plus Baltimore

The NISO Plus event in Baltimore was much anticipated, as it was our fifth anniversary NISO Plus conference and the first to be held in person since our February 2020 inaugural meeting. We are pleased now to report on the event and share some of the feedback we received. The conference hosted 225 attendees, a slightly higher number than our first NISO Plus in Baltimore, representing organizations from across the information community. Thirty-one percent of attendees were from libraries and 24% from suppliers or scholarly infrastructure providers, and an additional 24% were from publishing organizations. Registrants also included those working …

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What I Learned at NISO Plus 2024 in Baltimore

The NISO Plus Scholarships are awarded every year to a group of early-career and emerging professionals who feel that their views are underrepresented in the information community. The scholarship program plays an important role in supporting NISO’s strategic goals, which include connecting diverse stakeholders and inspiring collaboration among them. This year, thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, we were able to bring our 2024 awardees (as well as a few alums) to Baltimore for our February 13–14 NISO Plus conference. Four members of the 2024 cohort recently agreed to share some thoughts on what they learned …

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It’s Time to Register for NISO Plus 2024 in Baltimore!

If you haven’t yet registered for our NISO Plus 2024 conference in Baltimore (February 13–14), now is the time! Our fifth anniversary Plus conference is just two weeks away. Hosted in person for the first time since 2020, the NISO Plus Conference will feature expert panel discussions developed by a planning committee of information professionals from around the world. Our program also includes inspiring keynotes from industry leaders, including Thomas Padilla’s opening address on “States of Open AI” and the annual Miles Conrad lecture, to be delivered this year by Ed Pentz. As always, the conference will emphasize discussion and …

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Announcing Our 2024 NISO Plus Scholarship Winners

Each year, the NISO Plus conference brings people together in a dynamic forum to explore and tackle trends and challenges in the global information community. In alignment with NISO’s strategic plan and steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, we invite all members of that community to participate in these discussions and work with us to produce solutions with the widest possible impact. To that end, the NISO Plus Scholarship program extends a unique opportunity for a group of emerging and mid-career professionals to contribute their perspectives and make their voices heard. We are pleased to announce that this year, …

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Our Early Bird Registration Deadline Is Just Days Away!

NISO Plus 2024 in Baltimore is just a few short weeks away, and if you haven’t yet registered, now’s the time! Early bird discounts are available through January 8, with additional discounts for NISO members and groups. Now in its fifth year—and in person for the first time since 2020—the NISO Plus Conference will feature expert panel discussions developed by a planning committee of information professionals from around the world. Our program also includes inspiring keynotes from industry leaders, including Thomas Padilla’s opening address on “States of Open AI” and the annual Miles Conrad lecture, to be delivered this year …

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Thomas Padilla to Deliver Opening Keynote at NISO Plus 2024 in Baltimore

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Padilla, Deputy Director, Archiving and Data Services at the Internet Archive, will deliver the opening keynote address at the NISO Plus 2024 conference in Baltimore on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:30 am. Internationally recognized for his leadership in promoting responsible stewardship and computational use of memory organization collections as data, Thomas earned his MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has held positions at Michigan State University; the University of California, Santa Barbara (where he served as the UC system’s first humanities data curator), and the University …

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Join Us at NISO Plus for a Pre-conference Introduction to AI in Scholarly Communications

Need to get up to speed on AI and its use in the information community? On Monday, February 12 (1:00–5:00 pm ET), the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will host a pre-conference, “Introduction to AI and Machine Learning in Scholarly Communications.” The in-person educational event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore, just one day prior to the fifth anniversary NISO Plus Baltimore conference. Since the launch of ChatGPT earlier this year, stories about AI have dominated the media. Everyone knows it’s important, but the current and potential impacts on individual roles and organizations are still …

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Ed Pentz Is NISO’s 2024 Miles Conrad Award Winner

  We’re delighted to announce that Ed Pence of Crossref will be the recipient of the 2024 Miles Conrad Award, NISO’s lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. Ed will receive his award at the awards luncheon taking place during the NISO Plus 2024 conference in Baltimore (12:00 pm ET on February 13), where he will also deliver the 2024 Miles Conrad Lecture.  Ed is the founding Executive Director of Crossref, the largest open scholarly infrastructure provider globally. As an active champion of openness in scholarly communication, he has driven or been involved in the founding and …