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Dr. Norihiro Hagita Announced as Fourth NISO Plus 2021 Keynote

We are delighted to announce our fourth and final keynote speaker for this year’s NISO Plus conference. Dr. Norihiro Hagita will introduce us to the Japan Science & Technology Agency’s Moonshot Program 1, for which he is Program Director. The JST Moonshot Program Goal 1 aims to overcome the challenges of a declining birthrate, aging population, and associated labor shortage by realizing a society in which human beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050. In his keynote, Dr. Hagita will address his team’s plans for developing core technologies related to cyborgs and avatars …

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Drum Roll Please … for the NISO Plus 2021 Program!

We are excited to share the provisional program for NISO Plus 2021 — and it looks amazing, if we do say so ourselves! Attendees can look forward to: One Miles Conrad Award Lecture – by the one and only Heather Joseph of SPARC Two fun social events – a virtual quiz, sponsored by Figshare; and a virtual cocktail (or mocktail!) reception, sponsored by Crossref (more details soon) Three brilliant global keynote speakers – Cory Doctorow, Margaret Sraku-Lartey, and Zeynep Tufekci (plus one more to be announced shortly!) Four tracks of content to choose from, accessible in all time zones – …

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Heather Joseph Named As NISO’s 2021 Miles Conrad Awardee 

We are thrilled to announce that Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will be the recipient of the 2021 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. A well-known and highly respected member of the global information community, Heather will join a long list of industry leaders, innovators, and opinion-makers who have received this prestigious award. She will deliver the Miles Conrad Lecture during the NISO Plus 2021 conference, on February 24 at noon (Eastern Standard Time US & Canada), so be sure to register now and …

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Zeynep Tufekci Announced as Closing Keynote for NISO Plus 2021

We are delighted to announce that respected scholar and writer, Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, will be the closing keynote at NISO Plus 2021! Dr. Tufekci is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the School of Information and Library Science, with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Currently a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the New York Times, she is also the author of Twitter and Tear Gas (Yale University Press). Dr. Tufecki’s newsletter, Insight, …

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A Big Thank You to #NISOPlus21 Sponsors

Tomorrow (November 26) is Thanksgiving Day here in the US — the holiday where we focus on what we are thankful for in our lives. This year, NISO would like to take this as an opportunity to say a big thank you to the 21 organizations that have already committed to sponsoring NISO Plus 2021. Their generous support has allowed us to keep registration fees low — from just $30 for students, early career professionals, unemployed, and those from anywhere other than high-income countries — and to make some content fully open (more details to follow). They’re also helping us …

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Applications Now Invited for the NISO Plus 2021 Scholarship Program!

We are delighted to announce that, with the generous support of Digital Science, we are now inviting applications for our NISO Plus 2021 scholarship program. Building on the success of our experience with the first cohort of NISO Plus scholarship winners, we will again be encouraging successful applicants to engage fully with NISO and our community — not just at the NISO Plus conference, but also throughout the year. NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented in libraries, vendors, publishers, or other parts of the information ecosystem. This program is …

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Margaret Sraku-Lartey Confirmed as Second NISO Plus 2021 Keynote!

We are delighted to announce our second keynote for NISO Plus 2021 — Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Principal Librarian at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) Margaret has a passion for supporting local Indigenous People — for unearthing the knowledge that exists at the local indigenous level, and harnessing it within the information ecosystem to propel communities into higher realms of development. As a professional librarian, Margaret is concerned about the lack of clear guidelines in the management of indigenous knowledge. She is committed to working toward the provision of standard guidelines for the management of such local knowledge, which can only …

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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 …