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Seven Reasons to Attend the NISO Plus Forum in 2023

The 2023 NISO Plus Forum on AI and machine learning in scholarly publishing, happening in Washington, DC, on October 3, is just a few weeks away! We know that your time is valuable, so here are seven great reasons to join this year’s event:     For all these reasons and more, join us at the 2023 NISO Plus Forum! Space is limited, so register now. 


NISO Plus 2023 Post-Event Survey—The Results Are in!

At NISO, our work doesn’t end after the closing keynote! In these weeks following the 2023 NISO Plus conference, we’ve been busy collating and sharing all the ideas generated during the meeting with our Topic Committees, who will review them for opportunities for new projects. This is also the time when we reflect on our attendees’ experience of the meeting to see what went well—and what didn’t. To that end, we asked attendees to share their thoughts in our post-event survey, and as in prior years, we want to share their feedback with the wider community.  Attendee Statistics Attendance for …


Celebrating Our NISO Plus 2023 Award Winners

The NISO Plus Conference is only four years old, but its awards ceremony, held this year on February 15, is already a much-anticipated annual tradition. As in prior years, the ceremony is an opportunity to recognize individuals for their contributions to NISO as well as to the wider information community. It is also the time when we introduce the year’s NISO Scholarship Awardees. A highlight of the event is the Miles Conrad Award and Lecture. This award, established in 1965, was named for the founder of the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services (NFAIS), which merged with NISO in …

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Congratulations to Our NISO Plus 2023 Scholarship Winners!

Now in its fourth year, the NISO Plus 2023 conference is swiftly approaching, and as in prior years, a highlight of the event is the NISO Plus scholarship awards ceremony. Supporting NISO’s strategic goal to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the scholarship awards are intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in the information community. Many thanks to Digital Science, who supported this year’s scholarships, and to our Review Committee,* which included several past and present scholarship winners. The Committee took on the challenging task of selecting awardees from a group of strong candidates. We are …


Libraries Take Center Stage at NISO Plus

Ensuring that we include a librarian perspective in as many sessions as possible is key to NISO Plus’s success as a conference for the information community. This year, you can look forward to hearing from librarians across a broad range of organizations (academic, industry, and public libraries, as well as library service providers) and countries (from Australia to Canada to Sweden), on a wide variety of topics. Librarians and librarianship will be featured across the NISO Plus program: Collaborating to implement Seamless Access (Julie Zhu, IEEE; Heather Staines, Delta Think; and John Felts, Coastal Carolina University with Peter Murray, Index Data) …


NISO Plus 2023 Highlights Asia Pacific Perspectives on the Information Community

Thanks to the APAC representatives on our global planning committee, we have a great program lined up for anyone based in the Asia Pacific region or interested in getting an Asia Pacific perspective on information community issues. As in previous years, NISO Plus 2023 is divided into two blocks of time, one of which takes place during Asia Pacific office hours, making it easy for attendees there to participate. The APAC time block will feature discussions on a range of topics: Jesse Xiao (The University of Hong Kong) in conversation with Christopher Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University) on the value proposition …


Announcing the (Almost!) Final NISO Plus 2023 Program

With exactly two months till NISO Plus 2023 (February 14-16, 2023) — and less than a month to register at the early bird rate (available through January 9, 2023) — we’re delighted to share the close-to-final program with you. We have a wonderful lineup of speakers, including three great keynotes — Dr. David Weinberger (Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, USA), Dr. Caleb Kibet (Pwani University, Kenya), and Dr. Yuko Harayama (Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University, Japan) — as well as this year’s Miles Conrad Awardee, Dr. Safiya Noble, (UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, aka …

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Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Is Our 2023 Miles Conrad Awardee!

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will be the recipient of the 2023 Miles Conrad Award, NISO’s lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. She will receive her award at our virtual award ceremony during next year’s NISO Plus conference (from 12.30pm ET on February 15, 2023), where she will also deliver the 2023 Miles Conrad Lecture. Dr. Noble is an internet studies scholar, whose work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, focusing on the ways that digital media intersects …