Please join us for three presentations on the theme of tools and technologies to support implementation of research funder policies:
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.
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.
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.
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Digitial Libraries, Emerging Technologies, Institutional Repositories, Scholarly Communication, Transforming Libraries
Library Type: Academic, Community College, Federal, Law, Library School, Medical, Research Library, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.