Your Update On All Things NISO Plus 2023!

There’s just over three months till the NISO Plus 2023 Conference (February 14-16, 2023), and the NISO staff and NISO Plus Planning Committee have been hard at work on the program and logistics for this, our fourth annual gathering. To check in on our progress to date and take a look ahead at our next steps, please read on…

We’re delighted to say that the program is starting to come together nicely, including our first keynote speaker. Dr. Yuko Harayama, Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University, Japan, will give the closing NISO Plus 2023 keynote on February 16, 9.00pm Eastern Time/ February 17, 11.00am Japan Standard Time. 

The call for proposals is now open, and broad topics of interest include (but aren’t limited to): archiving and preservation; cutting-edge ideas; global issues; information quality and ethics; metadata; metrics; open research; research infrastructure; and sustainability. So, if you have ideas to share on these or any other hot topics for the information community, then we warmly invite you to submit your proposal by November 7

Next year, for the first time, the conference will include a track dedicated to metadata and, thanks to the participants at the recent NISO Plus Forum, many of the session topics are already confirmed. They range from communications and outreach (Telling a story with metadata; Communicating the value of metadata), to policy issues (What do we need to implement the Nelson Memo?; National PID policies and what they mean for the NISO community), to community challenges (One identifier to rule them all?; DEIA including personal name changes; Researcher perspectives on metadata quality and completeness). 

Topics for the other invited sessions are also close to final, and there really will be something for everyone! You can keep track of our progress on the NISO Plus 2023 schedule, which we will be updating regularly in the coming weeks. 

Early bird registration for the conference opened in early October and, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors we’ve once again been able to keep the cost of tickets affordable for everyone. On top of the early bird discount, there are additional discounts for NISO members, groups of five or more, and information students and professionals who are retired, unemployed, or who live in lower income countries, as well as need-based funding. 

Speaking of sponsors, NISO Plus 2023 sponsorship is a great way for your organization to show its support for the information community. Packages range from $500 - $10,000, and we can also work with you to create a custom option that meets your budget. So please consider joining the 14 organizations that have already signed up by completing this brief form.

Looking ahead, we’ll be sharing information about the 2023 NISO Plus scholarship program next week (November 7), so please keep an eye out for that and help spread the word. In the meantime, please remember to: