NFAIS Publications

 NFAIS publications include Enotes, a members-only blog highlighting industry issues and breaking news; white papers and best practices; and the text of the annual Miles Conrad Lectures.  All publications, other than Enotes, are available to non-members.  For more information, e-mail your request to

Enotes is a member-only forum that provides the reader with the opportunity to view—and comment on—a wide array of thought-provoking topics relating to the accessibility and dissemination of information.  Commentaries on breaking news, the latest industry activities, and what challenges and solutions occur within this ever-changing field are just some of the issues shared in Enotes.
Best practices in abstracting, indexing and publishing contribute to the discoverability and accessibility of scholarly and scientific content.  Experience and research has proven that the use of best practices reliably leads to the desired result—meeting user search expectations on the web.
A highlight of the NFAIS Annual Conference is the Miles Conrad Lecture, named in honor of one of the key individuals responsible for the founding of NFAIS, G. Miles Conrad (1911-1964). Conrad had an early grasp of the potential of computer technology when applied to the creation, organization and dissemination of research information. His leadership contributions to the information community were such that, following his death in 1964, the NFAIS Board of Directors determined that an annual lecture series named in his honor would be central to the annual conference program.  Industry leaders, innovators and opinion-makers from the full breadth of the information community have been designated as the Miles Conrad Lecturer. Click here to tur praesent commodo cursus magna, 
These free publications present the findings generated by participants of the Metadiversity II meeting, held June 25-26, 2002 in Charleston, SC, and the Metadiversity III meeting, held March 31 - April 1, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA. The meetings were sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Informatics Office and the National Biological Information Infrastructure in conjunction with NFAIS.