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NISO Plus 2021 is going to be a global virtual event, happening literally around the world February 22-25, 2021. Building on the wonderful response to NISO Plus 2020, we’re bringing the same quality of content and conversation to this born-digital event, with dozens of amazing speakers and keynotes from across the globe. Scheduled to maximize attendance from as many timezones as possible, there will be things for you to see and do around the clock if you wish...or, pick and choose to make the experience perfect for your interests.

Tuesday, February 23 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
What has 2020 taught us about the information ecosystem?

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NISO Discourse Discussion for this session

The impact of the COVID19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 were (and continue to be) felt all around the world — including the information world: the rapid shift to online learning; the dramatic increase in the use of digital resources; the challenges of working from home; budget and hiring cuts and freezes. Which of these changes — and more — will be permanent? What will the information community look like five or ten years from now? The lessons we learn will help us better understand the fragility or resilience of our organizations and structures, our processes and policies. This session includes perspectives from librarians, publishers, and vendors from around the world about what their experiences in 2020 have taught them.

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Robert Boissy

Director of Account Development, Springer Nature
I have had various roles in scholarly publishing since 2003, and fifteen years as a subscription agent before that. I have library degrees from the University at Albany and Syracuse University. I like to talk about cooperative marketing projects between libraries and publishers, NISO... Read More →

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Oya Y. Rieger

Senior Strategist, Ithaka S+R
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Stephanie Dawson

CEO, ScienceOpen
Content in context is our goal at ScienceOpen. We provide publishing and metadata services embedded within an interactive discovery environment with a focus on preprints, open peer review, and community curation.
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Sandra Hirsh

Associate Dean for Academics, San Jose State University
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Professional and Global Education at San José State University. She previously served as Professor and Director of the School of Information at San José State University for ten years from 2010-2020. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Mohamed Baessa

Manager, Preservation and Digital Services, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology KAUST
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Peter Simon

Vice President, Product Management, NewsBank inc
Peter Simon is Vice President, Product Management at NewsBank, inc. He directs the development of key products while working on numerous strategic initiatives important to the growth of the company.Simon began his career as an Editor at RR Bowker; progressed to Executive Vice President... Read More →
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Clarissa West-White

Archivist, Assistant Professor, Bethune Cookman University
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Christopher Chan

University Librarian, Hong Kong Baptist University
I have worked at HKBU Library for almost fifteen years, starting in information services roles and later as Deputy University Librarian. In September 2022 I was appointed University Librarian. As UL, I provide leadership and management for all of the Library's services and operations... Read More →
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C K Ramaiah

Professor, University of Pondicherry

Tuesday February 23, 2021 8:00pm - 9:15pm EST
Room 2
  Global Perspectives
  • Host Organization NISO