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Event Finding Meaning in Metrics - ALA Annual 2016 session & slides

by Anneliese Taylor on Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 09:26 pm

Join the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group for this ALA Annual session, co-sponsored with the CRS Standards Committee

Time: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W102B, Orlando, Florida
Scheduler link

Please join us for three presentations on the theme of research metrics and assessing impact:

Join the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group for this ALA Annual session, co-sponsored with the CRS Standards Committee

Time: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W102B, Orlando, Florida
Scheduler link

Please join us for three presentations on the theme of research metrics and assessing impact:

1. Scholarly Communication Librarians' Relationship with Research Impact Metrics
Rachel Miles, Kansas State University Libraries, Digital Scholarship Librarian

As academia moves towards increasing concern with "real world" research impact, new measures of impact like altmetrics offer a more immediate picture of the broader impact of scholarship. Scholarly communication is also evolving rapidly thanks to technological advances, and with that change, questions arise surrounding the efficacy of using usage statistics and traditional citation-based metrics to understanding research impact. To understand the effect of these changes upon academic librarians, a nationwide survey was recently administered to over 13,000 academic librarians from Carnegie-classified R1 institutions. This presentation will examine differences in the awareness of various research impact metrics among scholarly communication librarians and their practices pertaining to using usage data and metrics for both job-related tasks and professional advancement.

slides attached below

2. Measuring Towards Openness:  Using Alternative Frameworks and Metrics to Better Assess and Discover Researchers and their Contributions

Robin Champieux, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library, Scholarly Communication Librarian

Traditional metrics such as the Impact Factor and h-index do a poor job of measuring and representing the quality, influence, and contributions of research and researchers.  An over reliance on and misuse of these metrics curtail the transition to a more open system of science and scholarship.  This talk will explore the landscape of initiatives that are working to address this issue.  Several case studies will be highlighted to demonstrate how academic libraries and librarians can affect awareness of and the successful adoption of alternative and more inclusive frameworks for research and researcher assessment and discovery. 

slides attached below

3. Why We Need to Think about New Metrics for Research Evaluation in the Age of Social Media
Ehsan Mohammadi, PhD, Northwestern University, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics

The evaluation of research publications is an important task for universities, policy makers and funding organizations. Using citation analysis, several indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor and the h-index have been developed for evaluating research outputs. However, citations have inherent limitations and citation-based indicators are not able to capture some types of research impact. Therefore, new metrics are needed to identify wider influence of research publications.

This presentation discusses identifying and validating new metrics for research assessment based on social web data. It focuses on Mendeley readership as a particularly promising alt(ernative) metric. Using large-scale quantitative and qualitative approaches, it is demonstrated that Mendeley readership counts can (cautiously) be used as complementary indicators to overcome some of the limitations of citation data and thus provide evidence of broader research impacts.

 slides: http://dx.doi.org/10.18131/G3B893

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Event The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity (ALA Annual Preconference)

by Anneliese Taylor on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

The Scholarly Communications Interest Group is co-sponsoring the 2016 ALCTS Preconference:

Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  event code: ALC3  |  Register

The Scholarly Communications Interest Group is co-sponsoring the 2016 ALCTS Preconference:

Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  event code: ALC3  |  Register

The credibility of scientific findings is under attack. While this crisis has several causes, none is more common or correctable than the inability to replicate experimental and computational research. This preconference will feature scholars, librarians, and technologists who are attacking this problem through tools and techniques to manage data, enable research transparency, and promote reproducible science. Attendees will learn strategies for fostering and supporting transparent research practices at their institutions.

Speakers

  • Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics Haverford College
  • Harrison Dekker, Head, Library Data Lab, University of California, Berkeley
  • Garret Christensen, Assistant Project Scientist, Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences & Data Science Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science CEGA
  • Eleni Castro, Research Coordinator, Data Acquisition and Archiving, Data Science Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Elizabeth Quigley, User Experience Lead, Data Science, Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, University of Michigan

Target Audience

Digital initiative librarians, data curators, scholarly communications librarians, metadata librarians, repository managers, library liaisons, instructors, particularly in the social science, who teach or advise students on empirical research methods 

Registration

Register through the ALA Annual Conference web site. Add this preconference to your conference registration or register for this preconference alone. 

The price of this full-day preconference is:

  • $219 for ALCTS members 
  • $269 for ALA members
  • $319 for nonmembers

Co-sponsors

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

See http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ac/2016/reproduciblescience for more information.

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

by Anneliese Taylor on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

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
http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=127139

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
http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=127139

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.

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 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.

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Anneliese Taylor
Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
Assistant Director, Scholarly Communications & Collections
University of California, San Francisco
anneliese.taylor@ucsf.edu

Violeta Ilik
Vice-Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services
Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
ilik.violeta@gmail.com

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Event ALCTS Scholarly Communication Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 07:07 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group meeting at the American Library Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, California. We will be exploring how libraries are developing services and programs to support open access policies at colleges and universities.

As more and more institutions pass open access policies, libraries are grappling with how to support the implementation of these policies. This session will look at how these challenges and opportunities are being addressed at a research library system and a liberal arts college.

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group meeting at the American Library Association 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, California. We will be exploring how libraries are developing services and programs to support open access policies at colleges and universities.

As more and more institutions pass open access policies, libraries are grappling with how to support the implementation of these policies. This session will look at how these challenges and opportunities are being addressed at a research library system and a liberal arts college.

Our speakers are:

Martin Brennan, Copyright and Licensing Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Justin Gonder, eScholarship Operations Coordinator, California Digital Library
Kelly Jacobsma, Director of Libraries, Hope College

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Event ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00-2:30
Location: McCormick Place West, W176a

Please join us for three presentations on scholarly communications services.

Supporting Open Access Publishing via Open Journal Systems – One Library’s experience
Beth Bernhardt, UNC-Greensboro

Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00-2:30
Location: McCormick Place West, W176a

Please join us for three presentations on scholarly communications services.

Supporting Open Access Publishing via Open Journal Systems – One Library’s experience
Beth Bernhardt, UNC-Greensboro

Academic libraries have traditionally purchased journals that hold content created by their researchers. With the growing push for open access, libraries now have opportunities to assist their faculty members in creating and providing scholarly content directly to users. One such endeavor is Open Journal Systems (OJS), a software system developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), and created specifically to facilitate open access scholarly publishing.

In 2010, The UNC Greensboro University Libraries started providing support for faculty who wished to publish open access journals through OJS. The library currently hosts seven journals, with two more in development. This presentation will discuss our experience in implementing OJS, training faculty to use it, and issues and discoveries made along the way.

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Library Funding of Open Access Publication Fees: Effects on Faculty Behavior and Attitude
Jonathan Nabe and Andrea Imre, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

As part of the effort to provide an alternative to unsustainably priced subscription-based journals, some academic libraries have established funds to cover article processing charges in open access journals for faculty. One of the aims of such funds is to increase awareness of and participation in open access publishing, beyond the individual articles funded. There has been little or no reported analysis on the effectiveness of such funds in changing faculty publishing patterns. Our presentation will provide an assessment of the effects of a library open access fund on funded authors’ attitudes and subsequent publishing behavior. We will provide background information on the SIU COPE (SIU Carbondale Open-Access Publishing Equity) Fund, established in 2011, and provide results from publication history and survey analysis.

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A For-Fee Scholarly Publishing Service Based in the Library
Kevin S. Hawkins, University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is launching a new library-based service to publish works of scholarship, both new and reissued, from the UNT community. All publications, published under the Eagle Editions imprint, are freely available to read online, and some are also be available in print, e-books, or both. The cost to publish varies by the services chosen by the publishing partner; prices are based on fees charged by freelancers and vendors that carry out editing and design tasks. Libraries staff members advise on options for distribution in print and e-book formats, partnering with the UNT Press on some projects but generally leaving authors to make arrangements with distributors. This presentation will give an overview of this new service and its fee structure.

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A brief business meeting will follow the presentations.

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Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Annual 2014 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 01:00 am

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas are available below as attachments.
 
Scholarly Communication Express
Sherri L. Barnes, Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC): An educational program and service for best practices in research data management (RDM)
Regina Raboin, Data Management Services Group Coordinator, Tufts University

Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Annual 2014 Meeting Program

by Maureen Walsh on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 02:28 pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, room N260
Add this event to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14829

We will feature two presentations. The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center, room N260
Add this event to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14829

We will feature two presentations. The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

Scholarly Communication Express

Sherri L. Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator
University of California, Santa Barbara

Presentation abstract:

UCSB Library's Scholarly Communication Program just launched Scholarly Communication Express, a service that allows campus departments to request 15-minute presentations, to be delivered at department meetings, on trends in academic publishing.  Presentations topics include altmetrics; creating data management plans for the social sciences and another for the sciences; Creative Commons licenses; eScholarship, UC's institutional repository; EZID accounts; the NIH Public Access Policy; the UC Open Access Policy; and understanding article publication agreements.  Anyone on campus can use the online form at the easy to remember URL - http://www.library.ucsb.edu/15 - to request a presentation.  Personal, one-on-one, consultations can also be requested.  The service formalizes work the Scholarly Communication Group had already been doing informally, as a result of outreach and old fashion liaison work.  Having a flyer and a webpage makes it easier to market the service to a larger audience, track requests and measure our success.  The service is designed to reach an audience that rarely has time to think about, let alone change, the way they navigate the scholarly communication system and manage their intellectual property, but wants to know what's going on.

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC): An educational program and service for best practices in research data management (RDM)

Regina Raboin
Data Management Services Group Coordinator
Tufts University

Presentation abstract:

Driven by external and internal institutional needs surrounding research data management, new, revised and expanded roles for librarians have evolved and progressive services are being implemented to assist their faculty and institutions with meeting these needs.

One new role for librarians is to teach research data management (RDM) to undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. Five libraries in the New England region developed a unique online, case-based, modular course to teach RDM. Librarians across the US piloted and evaluated this course in different settings.

This presentation will discuss the development and piloting of the open source curriculum, New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), information on how the curriculum materials can be used and customized, along with how building institutional and regional partnerships leads to successful curriculum implementation, compliance with federal mandates and best practices in research data management will also be included. Additionally, the presentation will highlight recent "Train-the-Trainer" workshops and current/future pilots of the curriculum.

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Event Scholarly Communications Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

We will be featuring two presentations:

Scholarly Communication Express

Sherri L. Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator
University of California

Presentation abstract:

We will be featuring two presentations:

Scholarly Communication Express

Sherri L. Barnes
Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator
University of California

Presentation abstract:

UCSB Library's Scholarly Communication Program just launched Scholarly Communication Express, a service that allows campus departments to request 15-minute presentations, to be delivered at department meetings, on trends in academic publishing. Presentations topics include altmetrics; creating data management plans for the social sciences and another for the sciences; Creative Commons licenses; eScholarship, UC's institutional repository; EZID accounts; the NIH Public Access Policy; the UC Open Access Policy; and understanding article publication agreements. Anyone on campus can use the online form at the easy to remember URL - http://www.library.ucsb.edu/15 - to request a presentation. Personal, one-on-one, consultations can also be requested. The service formalizes work the Scholarly Communication Group had already been doing informally, as a result of outreach and old fashion liaison work. Having a flyer and a webpage makes it easier to market the service to a larger audience, track requests and measure our success. The service is designed to reach an audience that rarely has time to think about, let alone change, the way they navigate the scholarly communication system and manage their intellectual property, but wants to know what's going on.

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC): An educational program and service for best practices in research data management (RDM)

Regina Raboin
Data Management Services Group Coordinator
Tufts University

Presentation abstract:

Driven by external and internal institutional needs surrounding research data management, new, revised and expanded roles for librarians have evolved and progressive services are being implemented to assist their faculty and institutions with meeting these needs.

One new role for librarians is to teach research data management (RDM) to undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. Five libraries in the New England region developed a unique online, case-based, modular course to teach RDM. Librarians across the US piloted and evaluated this course in different settings.

This presentation will discuss the development and piloting of the open source curriculum, New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), information on how the curriculum materials can be used and customized, along with how building institutional and regional partnerships leads to successful curriculum implementation, compliance with federal mandates and best practices in research data management will also be included. Additionally, the presentation will highlight recent "Train-the-Trainer" workshops and current/future pilots of the curriculum.

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

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Discussion ALA Annual 2014 Program: Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

by Maureen Walsh on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 05:45 pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14396

Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Las Vegas Convention Center, N253
Add this program to your Annual schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14396

Metadata and Indicators for Open Access

Program co-sponsored by the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group and the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Presenter: Ben Showers, Head of Scholarly and Library Futures, Jisc

Title: Vocabularies for Open Access

Abstract: Open Access (OA) is an essential part of the scholarly communications ecosystem: From government mandates for publicly funded research through to the increasing reliance on open web searches to find and access scholarly content for students and researchers. For institutions and funding bodies, being able to track these research outputs is increasingly important, for institutional reputation, research enhancement and ensuring compliance with funding mandates. For students, researchers and the general public, it is important they are able to tell whether an article is available to read immediately, and, increasingly, what they can do with that article or content. The Jisc funded Vocabularies for Open Access (V4OA) project has been working with a wide variety of stakeholders such as NISO (National Information Standards Organisation), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Society of College and National University Libraries (SCONUL) and United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR) to try and achieve a consensus on key vocabularies related to OA. The intention is firstly that V4OA to be, or form part of a standard or recognised international best practice on the description of open access research outputs and secondly that that these agreed vocabularies will be incorporated into key information systems thus allowing institutions and funders to capture and assess the nature and scale of Open Access ‘transactions’ across the scholarly landscape.

Presenter: Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Title: Update on NISO's Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group

Abstract: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group was chartered in March 2013 to develop protocols and mechanisms for transmitting the access status of scholarly works, such as individual articles. The intent of the group has been to develop a standardized set of metadata elements in order to share accessibility and potential re-use rights, to clarify an environment where it is currently very difficult for stakeholders (funders, authors, librarians and users) to determine whether a given article is compliant with conditions and policies. The area in which it has worked is a contentious one, with many differing opinions among stakeholders on what constitutes “open access.” These elements developed as part of the group’s recommendations that the elements be machine readable to enable systems to intake the data and re-use it in whatever form is appropriate for its own context.  The Working Group’s specification is expected to be finished with its public comment period and formally published in early 2014.

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Discussion ALCTS Scholarly Communications IG ALA Midwinter 2014 Presentation Slides

by Maureen Walsh on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 06:15 pm

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia are available below as attachments.

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

Mary Linn Bergstrom
Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering Liaison Librarian
UC San Diego

Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle

Presentation slides from the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group Program at ALA Midwinter 2014 in Philadelphia are available below as attachments.

Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the Library Research Data Curation Program

Mary Linn Bergstrom
Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering Liaison Librarian
UC San Diego

Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle

Michele Claibourn
Lead, Research Data Services & Director of StatLab, University of Virginia Library

Ivey Glendon
Metadata Librarian, University of Virginia Library

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