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 ORCID iDs for the speakers, enabling easy and unambiguous discovery and citation. And all are available under a CC-4.0 license, meaning that you are free to share and adapt them, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and indicate any changes you make.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding the final Google docs for each session to the repository, so that there is a clear record of any discussions and recommendations. We are also starting work on a full report, including next steps for NISO and the wider community — again, this will be freely available in the repository once it’s completed.
The NISO Plus repository is sponsored and hosted by Figshare, whose CEO and Founder, Mark Hahnel, says: “The first NISO Plus meeting was a great one. We’re glad that the talks can be shared with a wider audience and delighted to be able to support it.”
Taken together with the content in our recently launched NISO Videos portal, the materials in our new repository will ultimately form a lasting record of NISO Plus 2020, as well as future conferences. We hope you’ll find them useful, and welcome your feedback.