[Metadatalibrarians] ALA Midwinter program: ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

violeta ilik ilik.violeta at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 11:53:37 PST 2015

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*ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Meeting*

Time: Saturday, January 9, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), 106

Please join us for three presentations on the theme of tools and
technologies to support implementation of research funder policies:

*1. University of Massachusetts Electronic Field Guide Project's Image
Collection Project*

Robert Stevenson, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology-Animal Physiology,
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Louise Putnam, Art Department, Visual Resource Manager, University of
Massachusetts, Boston

This session will explore how Artstor’s digital media management and
sharing platform, Shared Shelf, helped scientists at the University of
Massachusetts Boston fulfill NSF grant requirements to make image data from
their research available in open access forums and how the same technology
has facilitated the development of research tools that support observations
by professional scientists and informed lay observers from the wider
community.  In effect, Shared Shelf has ultimately made it possible for
researchers to gather data about the occurrence of species on a vastly
larger scale than might otherwise be feasible. Also examined will be how
the new scholarly approaches to material and project organization and
exposure supported by Shared Shelf have allowed for large-scale
collaboration between science faculty and students, visual resource center
staff, as well as researchers, teachers and other interested persons in the
world beyond.

*2. Compliance, Collaboration and the Research Data Management Puzzle*

Dan Valen, Product Sales Manager, figshare

Financial, social, and ethical pressures are increasingly requiring
grantees to make all parts of their research, from publications to
supporting data, accessible in order to validate findings and spur
scientific discovery. Collaboration around research data and the
development of scholarly communication initiatives is fast becoming a
requirement at institutions as more and more funding bodies mandate
research data sharing. With the rise in funder mandates and public access
policies around funded research, researchers, as well as publishers and
institutions, are faced with a compliance puzzle. This short presentation
will touch on the evidence and challenges for reproducibility we’ve seen at
figshare and will delve deeper into key institutional partnerships and
collaborations and touch on how libraries are using figshare to capture,
curate, and share university-generated research.

*3. ORCID: A case study in persistent identifiers enabling collaboration in
scholarly communications*

Alice Meadows, ORCID, Director of Communications

After a brief general overview of the importance of persistent identifiers
(PIDs) in digital scholarly communications, this presentation will examine
how ORCID iDs in combination with other PIDs support collaboration across
the scholarly ecosystem, from research profile systems, thesis submission
and grant writing to peer review, publication, and beyond. Librarians play
a critical role in increasing the use of persistent identifiers in digital
scholarly communications, and the presentation will highlight examples of
best practice in promoting ORCID at research institutions. It will also
cover two specific recent examples of wider collaboration with the
scholarly community: auto-updates of ORCID iD - PID connections by Crossref
and DataCite; and enabling recognition for peer review activities.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Anneliese Taylor

Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Assistant Director, Scholarly Communications & Collections

University of California, San Francisco

anneliese.taylor at ucsf.edu

Violeta Ilik

Vice-Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services

Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

ilik.violeta at gmail.com

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