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Standards that support diversity, equity, and inclusion

Abstract
We're all familiar with the problems that occur when standards fail to take into account diversity — from seatbelts that don't protect women as well as they protect men, to buildings that are only accessible to those with full mobility. Information standards, likewise, fail if they aren't created by, for, and with the community that uses them. This session will look at some existing standards that support DEI, and the speakers will also discuss what more we need to do to ensure that future standards are as diverse, inclusive, and equitable as they must be to succeed.

NISO Plus 2021

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Global

February 22-25, 2021

NISO Plus 2021 was our first virtual conference, held in February of 2021. A global undertaking, NISO Plus 2021 had over 800 participants from 26 countries come together to have a conversation about the state of the information ecosystem. Here you'll find both the presentations and discussions from that event.

Associate Dean Māori - Otago Business School, University of Otago

I am an Associate Dean Māori and Senior Research Fellow at the Otago Business School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. My role in the Business School focuses on strategic empowerment of Māori students and staff with a particular focus on entrepreneurship.  I am actively involved with my tribal group of Ngāi Tahu.I co-leads the “Building New Zealand’s Innovation” social science research of New Zealand’s National Science Challenge, Science for Technological Innovation and am the Vision Mātauranga (Māori knowledge) leader. I am is a Board Member of ORCID, an advisor to the ENRICH co-ordination hub [Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation], and on the IEEE working party for the provenance of Indigenous people’s data. I have published in the areas of: Māori language; resource extraction in Māori territories; Māori entrepreneurship in SMEs; Indigenous science and technology; and Indigenous Knowledge.

Simon Holt

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Publisher, Micro/Nanotechnologies and Reference Content Volume Strategy - Elsevier

Simon Holt is a Book Publisher at Elsevier, where he has worked since 2013. He is Chair of Elsevier Enabled, an employee group representing people with disabilities across the organization, and has worked to advocate for greater inclusion and diversity for all demographics across the publishing industry. In 2020 he was awarded the Society of Scholarly Publishing’s ‘Emerging Leader’ award for his work int his area. He lives in Oxford, UK.

Trevor A Dawes

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University of Delaware

Trevor A. Dawes has worked in the academic library sector for over 20 years developing and providing a range of service-enhancing training and professional development opportunities that positively impact library-wide projects and programs. Dawes also facilitates workshops on leadership development and diversity, improving the knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities of librarians and library workers. A published author and presenter, Dawes has written or edited books, book chapters, and articles, and presented on a variety of topics at local, national, and international conferences.