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Miles Conrad Lecture 2022 - Dr_ Brennan-NISO Plus

Each year, NISO awards scholarships to information professionals who are under-represented in our community, as well as recognizing outstanding individuals for their service to the information community. Please join us to celebrate their awards! Dr. Brennan's Miles Conrad Award lecture is entitled "The Role of a Library in a World of Unstructured Data"
The NISO Plus conference brings people together from across the global information community to share updates and participate in conversations about our shared challenges and opportunities. The focus is on identifying concrete next steps to improve information flow and interoperability, and help solve existing and potential future problems. Please join us to help address the key issues facing our community of librarians, publishers, researchers, and more — today and tomorrow!
Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, is the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NLM, the center for biomedical and health data science research, is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals and members of the public worldwide.

Todd Carpenter joined NISO as Executive Director in September 2006. In this role, Todd provides leadership to NISO as well as focuses on improving constituency relationships, standards development, and operational procedures. Prior to joining NISO, Todd was Director of Business Development with BioOne, where he served the goals of both libraries and publishers by enhancing products, services, and distribution. Previously, Todd directed the marketing of approximately 60 academic journals and was closely involved in the growth of Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press. He has also held marketing and business development positions at the Energy Intelligence Group, a news service covering the oil and natural gas industries, and the Haworth Press, an academic and professional publisher. Todd is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a masters degree in marketing from The Johns Hopkins University. He is editor of the recently published book, The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment, an active contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, and writes a regular standards column in Against the Grain. In addition, Todd serves as Secretary of ISO's Technical Subcommittee on Identification & Description (TC 46/SC 9); as a member on the Board of the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library, the Linked Content Coalition, and the Free Ebook Foundation; and on several publication advisory boards.

Todd was featured in the March 2012 issue of Insights, published by UKSG, and the article, A Day in the Life, is available here.

Research Infrastructure for the Pluriverse Indigenous scholars and communities have struggled for many years to have their voices ‘heard’ in the research environment. With the exponential increase in availability of digital information in all domains of public and private life, how can research infrastructures, including the standards that underlie them, allow for pluriversal approaches? In this discussion, I will outline what is meant by a pluriversal approach and how Indigenous scholars and allies have been thinking about and implementing research infrastructure processes, with implications for standards, now and into the future.