The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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Concurrent Session: Libraries United in Opening New Scholarly Platforms

18th April 2016

Co-Chairs: Steve Van Tuyl and Robert McDonald

Libraries have always been at the intersection of research, publishing, career advancement and technical advancement within the academy. As we see from the recent CLIR report The Once and Future Publishing Library, many have turned towards advancing new models and platforms for knowledge dissemination either in conjunction with or in addition to their local university presses. Collaborations with libraries are allowing the university press to survive and thrive in new ways, though these collaborations are often in parallel with, but separate from innovations in publishing initiated from outside of libraries and traditional publishing circles. This session will look at current and emerging platforms for scholarly publishing that are opening new doors for scholars in terms of making their content openly accessible and usable to all. The session will also explore ways that libraries can draw connections between researchers and content producers to facilitate and accelerate the use of  alternate modes of scholarly publishing as part of their everyday workflows.

Daniel Mietchen

Founding Editor RIO Journal

Varsha Kodiyar

Data Curation Editor, Scientific Data , Nature Publishing Group

Chris Keene

Head of library and scholarly futures, Jisc

Maria Bonn

Editor Journal of Electronic Publishing, Sr Lecturer University of Illinois


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