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AnnouncementsIf You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be? (2022 Edition)

If You Were A Standard, Which One Would You Be? (2022 Edition)

As part of the NISO Plus scholarship application process, we ask applicants to tell us which standard they would be, and why. It’s an optional — and fun! — question, and reading their answers is always one of the high points of the review process. We are happy to share the responses from this year’s cohort with you, in alphabetical order. Elham Abdallah (Assistant University Librarian for Public Services and Research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon): ​​I would be ANSI/NISO Z39.18-2005 (R2010) Scientific and Technical Reports – Preparation, Presentation, and Preservation Standard to enhance my reports and presentations skills …

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NISO Plus 2022 Wrap-Up

  Now that the dust has settled after NISO Plus 2022, we are happy to share a summary of this year’s conference with you, including some statistics, feedback from attendees, and next steps! The numbers With over 630 registered attendees, participation this year was lower than last year’s 850 registrants. However, we had proportionally more registrations from outside the US — close to 27% of the total, compared with 22% in 2021; and from 28 countries, compared with 26 last year. Increasing global participation is one of NISO’s strategic goals, so we are happy to be making progress toward this. …

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Congratulations to our 2022 Awardees!

Each year, one of the NISO Plus conference highlights is our awards ceremony, where we introduce the new cohort of NISO Plus scholarship winners, recognize key community members for their service, and honor the recipient of the Miles Conrad Award — this year’s awardee is Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine. The Miles Conrad Award was established by NFAIS in 1965, to recognize the contributions of those whose lifetime achievements have moved the information community forward. Previous awardees include Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (2021) and James G. Neal, University Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University …

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Last Week for NISO Plus Early Bird Registration!

We’re counting the weeks till the NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022), and counting the days till the early bird discount ends on January 7! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we’ve been able to keep the cost of registration affordable for all. There are deep discounts for NISO members; groups of five or more; students, early career, and unemployed professionals; and those who live outside the top 30 International Monetary Fund GDP countries. And members and non-members alike can benefit from even lower prices — up to $80 less per ticket — by booking now at the early bird rate! …

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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 …

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Introducing the NISO Plus 2022 Program!

With just two months to go until the NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022), we are delighted to invite you to check out the preliminary program. Thanks, as always, to our wonderful planning committee, it’s looking great (if we do say so ourselves!) — and we’ll be adding more details in the coming days and weeks. Please remember to register at the early bird rate, available through January 7, 2022; it includes even larger discounts for NISO members, groups of five plus, students/early career/unemployed information professionals, and those in countries outside of the IMF’s top 30. You can view the …

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Join Us In Thanking Our #NISOPlus22 Sponsors

This week many of us here in the US, where NISO is based, will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s a time for expressing our gratitude, so we want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the 21 organizations that have already committed to sponsoring NISO Plus 2022.  Thanks to their generous support we have been able to keep registration fees low — from just $30 for students, early career professionals, unemployed, and those located anywhere other than the 20 highest-income countries.  They’re also helping us make NISO Plus 2022 both educational and fun, by sponsoring a range …

AnnouncementsApplications Now Invited for NISO Plus 2022 Scholarships

Applications Now Invited for NISO Plus 2022 Scholarships

We are delighted to announce that, with the generous support of OCLC, we are inviting applications for our NISO Plus scholarship program, now in its third year. NISO Plus scholarships are intended for anyone working in the information ecosystem, who feels that their voice and views are currently under-represented, for example, people whose job function, organization type, or demographics are typically under-represented — or not represented at all — at industry events. This includes those working in libraries, publishers, service providers, and other information organizations anywhere in the world. The scholarship program is part of our strategic goal to improve …

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.  …