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Thursday, November 3

11:35am EDT

Understanding the Wider Impact of Scholarly Research with New Metrics
The last six years have seen an enormous explosion both in the availability of new metrics, and in the interest in emergent types of scholarly output. Altmetrics, socio-economic indicators and many other indicators are vying for your attention; funders and policy-makers are increasingly considering how to use metrics in their decision-making.

Are altmetrics are at risk of becoming just another number that faculty shoehorn into their tenure dossiers, selecting the numbers that make them look the best?

Our four speakers will present new ideas and approaches understanding issues of wider impact, which will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Heather Coates

Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian, IUPUI University Library
Heather Coates is the Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian at the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. She provides research data and research metrics services, manages the campus data repository, engages in research data policy development, and supports... Read More →
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William Gunn

Director of Scholarly Communications, Mendeley
Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane... Read More →
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Helen Josephine

Head of the Engineering Library, Stanford University
Helen Josephine is the Head Librarian at the Terman Engineering Library at Stanford University. She is the subject liaison and bibliographer for the School of Engineering departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electrical Engineering, and Management Science and Engineering... Read More →
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Mike Taylor

Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science
Mike is Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science. Mike is an innovator in scholarly metrics and social impact. Since getting involved in altmetrics in 2011, Mike has written several papers on the subject, conducted much research and is working towards a PhD with Mike Thelwall... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

2:30pm EDT

All About MOOCs: Online Learning is Alive and Well!
Although it may surprise you, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are more popular now than ever. Universities that began thinking about MOOCs at the peak of the hype cycle are often just now ready to launch. From lifelong learning to Master's Degree programs, MOOCs have found their place in global education. Come learn what is new in the world of MOOCs, including the innovative programs at Georgia Tech that are using a MOOC environment to reduce the cost of a degree. Explore options for licensing content for this new form of teaching and learning. Elsevier, Copyright Clearance Center, and ProQuest SIPX are all experienced supplying content into MOOCs with new and interesting models. Learn about student uptake of both free and for-purchase content. Learn how libraries and publishers are handling challenges and opportunities in this new learning space.

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Tim Bowen

Director, Academic Products & Services, Copyright Clearance Center
Tim Bowen is the Director of Academic Products & Services at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in Danvers, Massachusetts. He joined Copyright Clearance Center in 2003 and is responsible for the development and management of CCC's pay-per use and annual licensing services for academic... Read More →
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Lori Ostapowicz Critz

Assistant Dean, Collections Strategy, Georgia Tech
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Heather Staines

Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for the Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood... Read More →

Jeff Voci

Sales Director, Elsevier

Thursday November 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:35pm EDT

Best Practices for Building Data Collections
Is your library asked to buy data? The conversation around Research Data Management largely focuses on preserving researchers' data output, but libraries also have an important role to play earlier in the data life cycle to help researchers discover and acquire data of all kinds. Many data sets are available for purchase and the library provides a service to the organization by purchasing and making data available to support research.

In this presentation an E-acquisitions Librarian, a Data Librarian and a Social Sciences Subject Librarian will offer best practices for developing data collections in libraries, considering questions of scope, use, hosting, access, and licensing. Time and money are limited, making it important to make data collection development decisions wisely. There are different types of data that libraries can buy, including geospatial, numeric, qualitative, and social media, to name a few. Each type requires thought and planning to make available to researchers. Licensing commercially available data sets can be particularly challenging and we will share what we have learned over the years as we built our data collections and initiated a patron demand driven data program. We will also discuss the ongoing debate over who should build data collections: the subject specialist or data librarian?

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Sara Bahnmaier

Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian, University of Michigan
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Mara Blake

Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian, University of Michigan
As a spatial and numeric data library, I work on building our library collections of geospatial data and providing better discoverability and access to the collection. I also work with researchers using numeric, qualitative, and geospatial data technologies in their research and... Read More →
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Catherine Morse

Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian, University of Michigan

Thursday November 3, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:35pm EDT

Making Visible Changing Scholarship in the Humanities
Scholars in the digital humanities produce work that breaks the constraints of the printed page--the monograph's traditional form--and University Presses and University Libraries are adapting their practices to meet the changing publication needs of these scholars and their research. Encouraged by the Mellon Foundation, in particular, Presses and Libraries are experimenting with various ways to meet the needs of these scholars. Anthony Watkinson, Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London will set the scene. Rebecca Welzenbach, Director of Strategic Integration and Partnerships at Michigan Publishing, will describe efforts underway at Michigan Publishing to ensure that new forms of digital scholarship are discoverable, durable, and recognizable as high-quality scholarship alongside more traditional products, focusing on initiatives including Lever Press, the Mellon-funded Fulcrum publishing platform, and the Mellon-funded Mapping the Free eBook Supply Chain research project. Susan Doerr, Assistant Director and Digital Publishing and Operations Director at the University of Minnesota Press, will turn our perspective inside a university press with a discussion of Minnesota's efforts, in collaboration with CUNY's Graduate Center Digital Scholarship Lab, to makes visible the process of a book's creation though Manifold, a Mellon-funded iterative publishing platform that seeks to transform monographs from static print forms into web-based dynamic digital publications. Our intention is to reach out to publishers and librarians in the context of considerable international interest, for example in UNESCO, in recognising the validity of non-traditional scholarly outputs. It is an area where these speakers and their institutions are at the cutting edge.

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Susan Doerr

Associate Director, University of Minnesota Press
Susan Doerr, the Associate Director at the University of Minnesota Press, is a twenty-two year publishing veteran with experience in literary, corporate, and scholarly publishing and distribution. Susan manages the Manifold Scholarship (www.manifoldapp.org) partnership with the CUNY... Read More →
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research
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Rebecca Welzenbach

Director, Strategic Integration and Partnerships at Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library

Thursday November 3, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Friday, November 4

11:35am EDT

Digital Research Practices: The Real User Experience: A Collaborative Library/Publisher Initiative
The last decade has seen rapid growth in the amount of information available online. For the academic community, this explosion of content has significantly changed the way students and researchers alike find and use information. Having access to digital information - and understanding how best to use that information - is particularly crucial to postgraduate students starting new research projects.

In order to better understand how students use information in their research, Loughborough University and Taylor & Francis Group undertook a joint project to capture the PhD research student's User Experience (UX). Over the course of 12 months, 10 research students from Loughborough University kept diaries and attended focus groups where their views, experiences, and approaches to using information were captured. Their experience with scholarly communication was a significant focus of these activities, along with evaluating different publisher platforms and reflecting on how Open Access and social media channels could be used to meet their research needs.

During this session, Graham Walton, Assistant Director for Academic and User Services at Loughborough University Library, and Stacy Stanislaw, Library Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis Group, will provide an overview of this collaborative project, discussing the idea that academic libraries and publishers can help improve the researcher experience in discovering and navigating online content. The session will also look at the process behind and results of this project, along with lessons learned and insights gathered into the real User eXperience. Finally, the presentation will include time for questions and feedback from the audience on the project.

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Stacy Stanislaw

Library Communications Manager, The Americas, Taylor & Francis Group
I am the Library Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis Group and am responsible for managing the library marketing and communications activities for North and South America. I first joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 as the manager of the library and information science journals... Read More →
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Graham Walton

Honorary Research Fellow, Loughborough University
I have worked in libraries since 1971 and enjoyed every (well, nearly) every minute. Research and/or evaluation and/or impact assessment has always been an interest. A continual driver over the past 30 years has been to capture people's changing information seeking behaviours and... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

11:35am EDT

You Set the Scene: Three Faculty-centered Approaches to Digital Publishing from Mellon's 2014-2015 Scholarly Communications Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's 2014-2015 Scholarly Communications Initiative funded more than 13 projects of various sizes and orientations as part of an effort to strengthen the scholarly monograph publishing ecosystem in a time of increasing disruption. It has not always been obvious to onlookers if or how the projects funded by this experiment will ultimately connect, but a recent report from Simon Fraser University ("Reassembling Scholarly Communications: An Evaluation of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Monograph Initiative," May 2016) helps to clarify points of thematic alignment, overlap, and divergence among them. While many of the funded projects are explicitly based in university presses (with the goal of either enhancing existing monograph programs or developing digital capacity where little or none exists), three projects (those at Brown, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Illinois) are instead focused on developing digital publication capacity for faculty outside of the traditional press framework. The "You Set the Scene" session brings together members from each of these three projects to investigate unique and complementary dimensions of their work. The audience will learn about developing project outcomes and encouraged to participate in discussion related to large-scale shifts in structural and cultural approaches to faculty-led digital scholarship production and publication.

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Maria Bonn

Direcot, MS LIS, School of Information Sciences, univesity of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as asenior lecturer. She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment... Read More →

Liz Glass

Digital Scholarship Editor, Brown University Library, Brown University

Sara Sikes

Associate Director, Greenhouse Studios at UConn

Friday November 4, 2016 11:35am - 12:15pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:30pm EDT

Open Access: Tackling the Issues of Organization within Libraries
Open Access has come a long way, yet it did not change academic publishing fundamentally. The big publishers hold 50% of the OA market by now, and OA publishing is becoming a volume game just as subscription-based publishing is. 

Why are large publishers successful in adapting to new business models and finally embrace them with high economic success? The presentation argues that smaller publishers can learn a lot from their large counterparts.

A clear understanding of processes within their target groups as well as customer-focused, efficient workflows as well as a deep integration with the ecosystem of researchers and librarians oftentimes makes the difference in getting selected as a partner for research institutions.The new business reality of startups gives smaller publishers the opportunity to interact with their customers through a lot of models by cooperating. The question about "build or buy" needs an extension - "cooperate." No doubt, this expanding mechanism offers new opportunities, and it needs an adapted skill set for all players involved. The presentation will lay out the field, giving a number of empirical examples.

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Sven Fund

Managing Director, Knowledge Unlatched
I am passionate about making Open Access work for both publishers and librarians.
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Catherine Morse

Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian, University of Michigan

Friday November 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:35pm EDT

Critical Collection Analysis: Using DH Tools to Contextualize Historical Collecting Patterns within a Political Framework
With the growth of digital humanities and a wide range of free and open source analysis tools at our fingertips, librarians have a unique opportunity to use these new tools to critically analyze library collections. Moving beyond usage and budgets, strategies such as text analysis, temporal pattern finding and data visualization offer insights into the structure and content of our collections, which in turn supports evidenced-based decision-making for future acquisitions. At the Claremont Colleges Library, librarians across divisions have been encouraged to learn tools and approaches to Digital Humanities, and apply these principles to our own work and relationships with researchers.

Using free digital scholarship tools such as TimelineJS and Voyant Tool, this team of librarians compared historical patterns of print book acquisitions to domestic and transnational acts of terrorism during a 20 year period from 1995 to 2015. The work offered insights into the subject categories of books purchased during this period in the context of significant political events. We also studied the relationships between words commonly found in the titles of terrorism-related texts, such as "terrorism and government" or "terrorism and religion" to uncover any potential biases in collecting.

This presentation will cover: methods for gathering historic acquisitions data; strategies for using Digital Humanities tools to both analyze and communicate findings; an overview of our findings on terrorism and collection development at Claremont; and potential future applications for the use of Digital Humanities tools to support collection assessment and development.

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Lydia Bello

STEM Team Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library

Nina Clements

Social Sciences Team Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library

Madelynn Dickerson

Information Resources Coordinator, Claremont Colleges Library
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Margaret Hogarth

Resource & Acquisition Team Leader, Claremont Colleges Library
Margaret Hogarth is the Information Resources Acquisitions Team Leader at the Claremont Colleges Library, where she works with electronic resources, acquisitions and STEM-related services. She has an MLIS from California State University, San Jose and a Masters in Environmental Studies... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401