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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 …

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 …

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)*. …

AnnouncementsGot Information-Related News or Ideas to Share? Sign Up for a Lightning Talk at #NISOPlus20!

Got Information-Related News or Ideas to Share? Sign Up for a Lightning Talk at #NISOPlus20!

Are you attending #NISOPlus20? Do you have updates you’d like to share with the information community? A new product or service? A NISO standard that you’ve implemented? A pilot project you’ve been working on? If so, we want to hear from you! In the spirit of making NISO Plus a place where people from right across the information community can come together to share ideas, discuss challenges and opportunities, help solve existing issues, and identify and address future problems, we are inviting suggestions for lightning talks from attendees.  You’ll get a (strictly timed!) five-minute slot and there will then be …

AnnouncementsAnnouncing the NISO Plus Conference Scholarships!

Announcing the NISO Plus Conference Scholarships!

UPDATE (January 14). We’re delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous support of the Sloan Foundation, we now have additional funding for the NISO Plus scholarship program! Do you feel that your voice is under-represented in the information community, whether because of your age, ethnicity, gender, or other factor? Would you like the opportunity to share your perspective and experience? Thanks to the generous support of our Byte level sponsors, the NISO Plus conference (February 23-25, 2020, Baltimore, MD) is welcoming applications for travel scholarships to enable people whose voices are often excluded — and who wouldn’t otherwise be …

Announcements

Librarians and Publishers and Vendors – Oh My! 

In case you haven’t heard, NISO Plus (Baltimore, MD, February 23-25, 2020) is a new — and different! — conference for the information community. Our goal is to bring together all the different stakeholder groups to focus on our shared challenges and opportunities through a combination of presentations and in-depth discussions, culminating in some concrete next steps for NISO and our community. So you won’t just be hearing from industry thought leaders and experts, you’ll also have the chance to engage directly with them — and with other peers and colleagues, customers and patrons — about the issues we all …

AnnouncementsNISO Plus: Why, What, Who?

NISO Plus: Why, What, Who?

Have you ever wished there was more audience participation and discussion at the conferences you attend? That you could take a really deep dive into the topics that interest you? That you could engage more with people working on these topics from outside your own “bubble”?  And that those conversations then get translated into actual next steps? Well, now you can! The first ever NISO Plus conference (Baltimore, MD, February 23-25, 2020) is intended to meet all these wishes – and more!  Building on the success of the former NFAIS annual conference, the idea is to make the meeting as …