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Dr. Caleb Kibet Confirmed as Second Keynote Speaker at NISO Plus 2023

We are delighted to announce the second keynote speaker for  NISO Plus 2023 — Dr. Caleb Kibet of Pwani University, Kenya, will deliver his talk on February 16, at 9.30 am Eastern Time/5.30pm Eastern Africa Time. Caleb Kibet is a bioinformatics researcher, a lecturer, an open science advocate, and a mentor. He has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Rhodes University, South Africa. In addition to teaching bioinformatics at Pwani University, Dr. Kibet is a PostDoc at icipe, The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi. As a 2019-20 Mozilla open science fellow, he developed a research data management …

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Dr. Yuko Harayama Is Confirmed as our NISO Plus 2023 Closing Keynote Speaker

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Yuko Harayama, Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University, Japan will give the closing keynote at the NISO Plus 2023 conference. Her talk is scheduled for February 16, 9.00pm Eastern Time/ February 17, 11.00am Japan Standard Time. Dr. Harayama has had a long and distinguished career. She is currently the co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Association for the Advancement of Science (JAAS), and also serves as a researcher representative on the ORCID Board (through December 2022). Dr. Harayama holds a Ph.D. in Education Sciences and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from the …

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Show your support for the information community by sponsoring NISO Plus 2023

NISO Plus 2023 will be our fourth annual conference, and the third to take place fully virtually. From the outset, we’ve been blown away by the generous support from organizations in our community, which have enabled us to keep registration rates affordable for everyone. Last year, we had an amazing 35 sponsors, from across all our main stakeholder groups — libraries, publishers, service and infrastructure providers, and more. Just one week out from launching NISO Plus 2023, 10 organizations have already committed to sponsoring the conference — nine returning sponsors and one first-timer. If your organization wants to join them …

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Registration Opens for NISO Plus 2023!

We’re delighted to announce that registration is now open for the fourth annual NISO Plus conference (February 14-16, 2023), which will once again take place online, and across two blocks of time — Americas morning/Europe, Middle East & Africa afternoon and Americas evening/Asia Pacific morning — to allow maximum participation from all around the world. Our 2023 Planning Committee is evenly divided between each broad region, and they are already hard at work to help us make sure we have lots of great content across all time zones. NISO Plus 2022 attracted attendees from 27 countries; this year we’re hoping …

AnnouncementsMetadata—The Musical! (and Other Ideas from the First NISO Plus Forum)

Metadata—The Musical! (and Other Ideas from the First NISO Plus Forum)

Over 60 people attended the first NISO Plus Forum on September 20, Washington, DC), which was also our first in-person event since the inaugural NISO Plus conference in February 2020—and we certainly made the most of being back together in real life! Facilitator and NISO Board member, Jonathan Clark, led us through a World Cafe-style day of small group discussions on the topic of metadata,—focusing in turn on identifiers, exchange, and structures—in which everyone had a chance to work with everyone else. This generated a LOT of ideas, which were gradually whittled down to around 10 for each theme (see …

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NISO Plus News!

With just over six months since this year’s NISO Plus conference, and just under six months till the next one (February 14-16, 2023), we’re happy to share some exciting updates on all things NISO Plus related! It’s exactly two weeks until the first NISO Plus Forum (September 20, Washington, DC)— our first in-person event since NISO Plus 2020 — and there’s still time to register! The theme of the day is Metadata: Exchange, Structures, Identifiers, and we’ve worked with professional facilitator and NISO Board member, Jonathan Clark, to develop a day of World Cafe style small group discussions and activities. …

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NISO Plus 2022 Content Now Openly Available!

As an organization committed to making our outputs openly available, we’re delighted to share with the community all the content from the NISO Plus conference held virtually earlier this year. The 80 videos cover a wide variety of topics of importance to the information community and include not just the presentations, but also recordings of the extensive discussions that followed them — making NISO Plus a place where conversations become outcomes, which become projects, that yield solutions for the information community. As well as enjoying our 2022 keynotes by Siva Vaidhyanathan, Dariusz Jemielniak, Katharina Ruckstuhl, and Miles Conrad Awardee, Patricia …

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Help Us Make A Difference With Metadata!

Do you want to help improve metadata — how it’s structured and exchanged, and the use of identifiers? Do you work in the information community? Are you in a role where you have the seniority and functional expertise to understand the challenges and opportunities for both your organization and the wider community? If your answer is a resounding YES, then we hope you’ll join us at the NISO Plus Forum at the American Geophysical Union’s headquarters in Washington, DC on September 20. NISO Plus Forum is a new event, held in person so that we can focus on practical work …