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Thursday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Session 6 B | Scholarly Communications

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Stealing from Elsevier: The Evolution of a Library-based Technology Ecosystem that Serves an End-to-End Research Workflow
Bruce Herbert​​​, Michael Bolton
Recent analysis of Elsevier’s business acquisitions and new products shows that the publishing company is seeking to create scientific workflow services by integrating individual products and platforms like Mendeley, Hivebench, SSRN, Digital Commons, Scopus, and SciVal.  An integrated suite of tools serves the researcher from planning the research to publication by focusing on user authentication and user profiles, seamless workflows, and integrated data layers that control the underlying data and analytics.   At Texas A&M, we are experimenting with open source systems that can also serve researchers along the entire research lifecycle in ways that allow us to control the underlying data and analytics, enhance the access to our research, strengthen author/faculty rights, and decrease costs

Cultivating data literacy: Implementing Services Supporting Effective Data Use on Campus

Peace Ossom Williamson
Research Data Services are becoming increasingly common in libraries serving academic communities. These offerings fall within a network of services to assist users during all phases of the research data lifecycle; however, the services offered at various libraries in the realm of “research data” vary greatly from campus to campus. This session will focus on research data services at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the presenter will also provide a current look at the landscape of research data services nationally. In regards to her institution, she will give an overview of services she developed and implemented in the 2 years since she began her role in research data services. She will share past and current projects and initiatives for public services supporting use of data and data tools at a university, including successes and failures. Some examples include the development of a data tools workshop series, instruction sessions within courses, data management plan review services, and space allocation and development in a data lab. The presenter will also discuss learning efforts and a collaborative project between the Libraries and other campus departments to create a data portal for researchers. The presenter will include steps for developing research data services for attendees interested in establishing or expanding offerings at their institution, and she will share opportunities and methods of learning the content knowledge necessary to provide these services. Participants will be encouraged to offer their expertise and share their perspectives and experiences offering research data services at their institutions.


Clarke Iakovakis

University of Houston - Clear Lake

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Bruce Herbert

Director, Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University
Dr. Bruce Herbert is Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications in the Sterling C. Evans library At Texas A&M University. As Director of OSC, Dr. Herbert is responsible for strengthening the Library’s efforts in scholarly... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
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