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Presentation Slides from ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Meeting - ALA Midwinter 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Eastern

SCIG hosted three presentations at ALA Midwinter on the theme of tools and technologies to support implementation of research funder policies. The presentation slides for each talk are attached to or linked to from this page.

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

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.

(slides below)

 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.

 (slides at https://figshare.com/articles/figshare_Presentation_ALCTS_Scholarly_Comm...)

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.

(slides below)


Anneliese Taylor
Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
Assistant Director, Scholarly Communications & Collections
University of California, San Francisco

Violeta Ilik
Vice-Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services
Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

U Mass Electronic Field Guide14.19 MB