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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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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 …