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NISO Plus 2021 Registration Now Open!

We are delighted to announce that NISO Plus 2021 (February 22-25, 2021) is now officially open for business — registration starts today, with an early-bird special for individual and group bookings alike that’s good through January 8!  Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have been able to keep rates affordable for everyone — from just $30 for early career, student, unemployed, and those from lower-income countries — to $115 for non-member earlybird individual tickets. In addition, some content will be fully open (more details on that nearer the time).  As you know, NISO Plus 2021 is a digital-first, fully global …

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Cory Doctorow to Keynote at NISO Plus 2021!

We’re thrilled to announce that the well-known science fiction author, activist, and journalist, Cory Doctorow, will be a keynote at NISO Plus 2021! In addition to being a prolific and highly successful writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Cory is also a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and a Visiting Professor of Practice at the …

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NISO Plus 2021 Call For Session Proposals!

You probably know by now that NISO Plus 2021 will be a global, virtual-first event. What you may not know is that, unlike the inaugural conference in February 2020, next year will include not just invited speakers but also sessions proposed by our community — which means you! We want to hear your ideas for NISO Plus sessions on topics of interest to information professionals around the world, including (but not limited to):  Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Data Practices and Policy, DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), Digital Humanities, Discoverability, Economics of Information, Electronic Resource Management, Learning, Metadata, Open Research Infrastructure, Peer …

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NISO Plus Goes Global!

With NISO Plus 21 confirmed as a virtual-first meeting, it’s time for the planning to start in earnest. Going virtual means we can also go global, and we are thrilled to announce that we have gathered 26 fabulous information people from around the world to help us craft a conference like no other! From Australia to Brazil, they represent all NISO’s stakeholder groups — libraries, publishers, vendors, information infrastructure providers, and more! They include representatives from member and non-member organizations, Board members and other volunteers, NISO Plus 2020 scholarship winners. Collectively, their experience covers small, medium, and large organizations, both …

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NISO Plus – Bringing the Information Community Together Again in February 2021!

It’s hard to believe that the inaugural NISO Plus conference was less than six months ago — so much has happened since then. Our community has reacted swiftly to accommodate remote working, support virtual teaching and learning, and show our support for the fight against racism and other forms of social injustice. It’s almost impossible to know what additional changes we will face in the next six months. But one thing is certain — we will have plenty to talk about at the next NISO Plus meeting, now officially scheduled for February 2021. We hope you’ll join us there — …

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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 …

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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 …

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#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 …

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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 …