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Meet the NISO Plus 2021 Scholarship Winners!

As part of our commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, NISO actively seeks out opportunities to include those who are underrepresented or marginalized. Our scholarship program is a great example of this work in practice. Now in its second year, it enables us to include and amplify the voices of those who are otherwise often excluded, as well as to learn from their perspectives and ensure that they have opportunities for growth in our organization. We have loved working with our first cohort of NISO Plus scholarship recipients, many of whom are now deeply involved in …

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Buy Five, Get Five Free — NISO Plus Group Discounts

As part of NISO’s ongoing commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community, one of our key goals for NISO Plus 2021 was to enable much broader participation by information professionals from around the world and across all our stakeholder groups, including libraries, publishing organizations, and the service providers that support them. So we’re delighted to say that, as of today, around 550 people have registered for NISO Plus 2021, more than double the number who attended the in-person conference last year. One of the drivers of this dramatic increase in registration is the low cost of attendance. …

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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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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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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 …