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Amy Brand Opening Keynote NISO Plus 2020 - The Other I-Word: Infrastructure and the Future of Knowledge

Sunday, February 23 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The current point in time in the information ecosystem is one in which trust and facts and evidence are an increasingly precious currency. Healthy resilient ecosystems require cross-pollination, and this talk will discuss the importance of diversified and distributed infrastructures and how seemingly divergent stakeholders and models ideally interoperate in our print-optional post-truth world.
Collaborative Notes Document
http://bit.ly/NISOPlusKeynote1
Slides
https://static.sched.com/hosted_files/nisoplus20/71/Amy%20Brand%20Opening%20Keynote%20NISO%20Plus%202020%20Compressed.pdf

NISO Plus 2020

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Baltimore, Maryland

February 23-25

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.

Amy Brand

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Director, The MIT Press

Amy Brand, PhD, is director of the MIT Press and co-founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group, which develops open knowledge infrastructure. She has played a seminal role in transformative scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCiD, CRediT, and Peer Review Transparency. Previously, Amy held positions at Digital Science, Harvard, and Crossref. She currently serves on the boards of Creative Commons, Crossref, the Open Syllabus Project, and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, among other directorships. She studied linguistics and cognitive science, and also dabbles in documentary film.