Concurrent Session: Libraries United in Opening New Scholarly Platforms

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:50am to 12:50pm
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

Sponsors

Crossref
Digital Science
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
FACETS
Elsevier
OHSU
PeerJ
PLOS (Public Library of Science)
Microsoft Research
Taylor & Francis Group
figshare
Jisc
Squishymedia
River Valley Technologies
International Society for Biocuration
Intel