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Ed Pentz Is NISO’s 2024 Miles Conrad Award Winner

  We’re delighted to announce that Ed Pence of Crossref will be the recipient of the 2024 Miles Conrad Award, NISO’s lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. Ed will receive his award at the awards luncheon taking place during the NISO Plus 2024 conference in Baltimore (12:00 pm ET on February 13), where he will also deliver the 2024 Miles Conrad Lecture.  Ed is the founding Executive Director of Crossref, the largest open scholarly infrastructure provider globally. As an active champion of openness in scholarly communication, he has driven or been involved in the founding and …

AnnouncementsSpeakersDr Safiya Noble, Miles Conrad Awardee 2023

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Is Our 2023 Miles Conrad Awardee!

We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will be the recipient of the 2023 Miles Conrad Award, NISO’s lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. She will receive her award at our virtual award ceremony during next year’s NISO Plus conference (from 12.30pm ET on February 15, 2023), where she will also deliver the 2023 Miles Conrad Lecture. Dr. Noble is an internet studies scholar, whose work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, focusing on the ways that digital media intersects …

AnnouncementsSpeakersDr. David Weinberger, keynote speaker at NISO Plus 2023

NISO Plus 2023 Opening Keynote Is David Weinberger

We are delighted to announce that Dr. David Weinberger, of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, will give the opening keynote at NISO Plus 2023 — his talk is scheduled for 10.00am Eastern Time on February 14, 2023. Dr. Weinberger is an American author, technologist, and speaker. In his five books and countless posts and articles he has explored the effect of the Internet and AI on knowledge, on how we organize our ideas, on the disruptive architecture of the Web, and on the core concepts by which we think about our world. His latest book, Everyday Chaos: Technology, …

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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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Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan of NLM to Receive NISO’s Miles Conrad Award for 2022

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be the recipient of the 2022 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. As an internationally renowned member of our community, Dr. Brennan 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 on February 16 at 12.30pm (Eastern Standard Time, US & Canada), as part of NISO Plus 2022. “Continuing the tradition of recognizing esteemed leaders in our …

AnnouncementsSpeakersDr. Dariusz Jemielniak in 2018, by Myleen Hollero Photography

And Our FInal Keynote Is … Dariusz Jemielniak!

We’re very happy to announce our third and final keynote — Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak, professor of management and head of the MINDS (Management in Networked and Digital Societies) department at Kozminski University, Poland. Dr. Jemielniak’s work focuses on social data science and collaborative society, open collaboration projects (such as Wikipedia or F/LOSS), strategies of knowledge-intensive organizations, and virtual communities. In 2015, he was elected to the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees; in 2019, he was elected to the Polish Academy of Sciences as the youngest member in social sciences and humanities in its history. He is also currently a faculty …

AnnouncementsSpeakersDr. Katharina Ruckstuhl

NISO Plus 2022 Closing Keynote Is Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl

More exciting NISO Plus 2022 news! We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl will be delivering our closing keynote, at 9.00pm (ET) on February 17. Dr. Ruckstuhl is an Associate Dean and Senior Research Fellow at the Otago Business School and is the Māori lead of a major New Zealand ‘grand challenge’, Science for Technological Innovation. She has leadership roles with her tribe of Ngāi Tahu, is an ORCID Board member, and a member of the IEEE working party on standards for Indigenous people’s data. She has published on Māori language, mining, Māori economy and Māori science and technology.  …