The NISO Plus Forum is an opportunity to engage in some of the most vital conversations in the information ecosystem and connect the often disparate aspects of that ecosystem in concrete and meaningful ways. With thanks to the American Geophysical Union for their support, this year’s conference will be held at the AGU headquarters in Washington, DC on October 3, 2023. The theme of our day of conversation and problem solving is AI & Machine Learning in Scholarly Publishing: Services, Data, and Ethics.
We will spend the day in a series of World Cafe style workshop discussions, where we will work together in small groups to examine each of the three AI & Machine Learning areas: services, data, and ethics. By the end of the day, through a series of questions that guide us towards areas of common concern, we will have identified topics to be moved forward for future NISO work. This process will ensure that everyone who attends has a chance to work with all the other attendees, maximizing your opportunities for in-person networking and collaboration.
Registration is open and can be accessed at http://niso.plus/forum. Attendance is limited to 100, so don’t hesitate to lock in your spot!
Feedback from last year’s attendees
“The format was really fresh and I loved that it kept us moving around physically and gave me opportunities to meet lots of people and gain exposure to new ideas and perspectives. Thank you!”
“World Cafe really allowed for diversity of ideas and discussions.”
“The format was conducive to vibrant and engaged conversation and provided an excellent opportunity to network.”
Benefits of attending
- In-person networking — the opportunity to share your perspectives with a diverse group of colleagues from across the information industry, and to better understand theirs
- A focus on practical work in small groups, to help shape the focus of the NISO Plus conference and NISO’s standards development priorities more generally
- Cross-sector conversation between all of the various members of the scholarly information community: libraries, publishers, vendors, researchers, non-profits, and more...
- A focus on three aspects of AI & Machine Learning
- Services: What's being used, what's in development, and what does the information ecosystem need (and not need) from new services
- Data: what can be done with collections, what rights are exchanged, what credit is given
- Ethics: ethical and unethical uses, tracking of AI use through research cycles, metadata labeling for AI data sets
The 2023 NISO Plus Forum is intended for information professionals dealing with the challenges of the recent explosion of AI & Machine Learning tools, and who are interested in seeking solutions and opportunities for current and future tools with others in the community. Attendees who have enough seniority to understand the external challenges and opportunities and enough functional expertise to understand challenges and opportunities specific to their organization are the ideal candidates for this event. This includes product managers, community managers, department directors, heads of functional units, and others—from publishers, libraries, vendors, government agencies, and more!