NISO Plus 2020
Continuing in the tradition of the NFAIS conference which ran for 61 years, in February of 2020 we inaugurated the 62nd year and celebrate the merger of NISO and NFAIS with a new and different conference experience for the information community. Our goal was to bring all of the constituencies in the information economy together to generate discussion, seek common ground, identify areas of opportunity and provide a space and resources to work towards solving common problems.
Deanna Marcum is senior advisor to Ithaka S+R’s program areas in Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication. She previously served as Ithaka S+R’s managing director. Under her stewardship Ithaka S+R secured grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation for research into online learning, as well as grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for scholarly communications and digital preservation. From 2003 to 2011, Deanna served as associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress. She managed 53 divisions and offices whose 1,600 employees are responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, public service, and preservation activities; services to the blind and physically handicapped; and network and bibliographic standards for America’s national library. She is also responsible for integrating the emerging digital resources into the traditional artifactual library, the first step toward building a national digital library for the 21st century.
James G. Neal
University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University
Neal is the University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University, serving as University Librarian between 2001 and 2014. He is a past president of the American Library Association (2017-2018). In 2019, he was appointed a Senior Policy Fellow at the American Library Association, with a focus on copyright and licensing, and working with the ALA Policy Corps. Neal also served as a member of the NISO Board of Directors and led NISO as Chair from 2006-2008.