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NISO Plus 21 confirmed as a virtual-first meeting -

With NISO Plus 21 confirmed as a virtual-first meeting, it’s time for the planning to start. Going virtual means the event can also go global. The organisers have gathered 25 fabulous information people from around the world to help craft the conference. 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 organisations, Board members and other volunteers, and NISO Plus 2020 scholarship winners. Collectively, their experience covers small, medium, and large organisations, both commercial and not-for-profit.

There are strategists and scholars, librarians and technologists, product managers, communicators and more. They range from early career professionals to senior executives.

With the support of the Planning Committee, attendees can expect a truly international program, with content that is relevant to information professionals wherever in the world they work, and keynotes and speakers from every region.

The NISO Plus 2021 Planning Committee includes Cliff Anderson, Vanderbilt University USA; Mohamed Baessa, KAUST, Saudi Arabia; Christopher Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; Jonathan Clark, International DOI Foundation, Netherlands; Trevor Dawes, University of Delaware, USA; Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen, Germany; Gerry Grenier, IEEE, USA; Sian Harris, INASP, UK; Hannah Heckner, Silverchair, USA; Ana Heredia, ORCID, Brazil; Sandra Hirsh, San Jose State University, USA; Andrew Joseph, Wits University Press, South Africa; Bohyun Kim, University of Rhode Island, USA; Suze Kundu, Digital Science, UK; Marisela Madrigal, Bates College, USA; Gabriela Mejias, ORCID, Germany; Nobuko Miyairi, Consultant, Japan; Chennupati Ramaiah, University of Pondicherry, India; Oya Y. Rieger, Ithkaka S+R, USA; Peter Simon, NewsBank inc, USA; Natasha Simons, Australian Research Data Commons, Australia; Maria Stanton, Atla, USA; Tracy Sutherland, Oberlin College, USA; Carolina Tanigushi, SciELO, Brazil; and Clarissa West-White, Bethune-Cookman University, USA.

More news about NISO Plus 2021 will be coming over the next few weeks. Those who have any questions or suggestions about the conference may contact the organisers at

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