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Topic: Scholarly communication

Upcoming Event
March 22, 2023

Journals and Public Access to Research Data

Session at the 2023 NAS Journal Summit

Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger will present at the 2023 National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit in a session focusing on US OSTP federal policy to require public access to the data underlying published papers. The panel will discuss the implications of the new policy for journals, research infrastructure, and research culture. Other participants include Brian HItson, Jasna Markovac, Jennifer Gibson, Brooks Hanson, Anita de Waard, and Andrew Ewald. See the full agenda to learn more.
Upcoming Event
March 22, 2023

Impact of New Public Access Requirements for US Federally Funded Research

Session at the 2023 NAS Journal Summit

On March 22, Roger Schonfeld will present in a National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit session on the impact of new public access requirements for US federally funded research. The session will focus on the US federal agency implementation plans, the strategies publishers, libraries, and universities are putting in place in anticipation of those plans, as well as the impacts on global equity in scientific publishing, and more. See the agenda to learn more about the event.
Issue Brief
January 5, 2023

Copyright and Streaming Audiovisual Content in the US Context

Copyright law includes special rights for research and teaching, including the fair use right, which can help address gaps between the educational activities that technology facilitates and the exclusive rights copyright grants to authors. In this brief, we review how US copyright law currently applies to streaming content for educational and research purposes and explore the opportunities for academic libraries.
Past Event
January 26, 2023

Sustainable Conference Design of the Future

On January 26 at 4:30 – 6:00 pm CET, Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger will present insights from Ithaka S+R research at a panel discussion that seeks to answer the following questions: Is a change in conference culture necessary and how can it be achieved? Which perspectives should be taken into account? The panel is part of “Sustainable Conference Design of the Future,” a virtual event focused on the future of conference design and the impacts of COVID-19. Panelists…
Upcoming Event
March 16, 2023

Problems and Possibilities for Integrating Recorded Video Content into Scholarly Publications

Thanks to COVID-19, thousands of conference presentations and lectures are being recorded, making it possible for them to be transformed into reproducible intellectual content. Publishers are exploring ways to integrate these recordings into scholarly publication, while scholarly societies and vendors are developing plans to monetize recordings by licensing them to university libraries. At this ACRL 2023 session, Dylan Ruediger will present a paper exploring the possibilities and pitfalls of recorded video as a scholarly output, with an eye towards understanding…
Past Event
November 15, 2022

Best Practices, Challenges, and Solutions for Virtual Conferencing

Keystone Symposia Reimagining Scientific Conferences

On Tuesday, November 15, Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger will participate in a panel discussion on Best Practices, Challenges, and Solutions for Virtual Conferencing, hosted by Keystone Symposia as part of Reimagining Scientific Conferences. The virtual event will explore lessons learned from the pandemic in how to engage audiences online, the benefits of virtual formats, and the challenges of replicating networking opportunities and catalyzing collaborations. Learn more about the event and register here.
Past Event
October 27, 2022

Perspectives on the Nelson Memo

Mandating Public Access to the Outputs of Federally-Funded Research in the US

On Thursday, October 27 at 11:00am – 12:30pm ET, the Council of Science Editors is hosting a webinar that will bring together experts in scholarly publishing to discuss the possible implications of the Nelson Memo for publishers, authors, and the scientific community more broadly. The panel will be moderated by Brooke LaFlamme, with speakers Jennifer Griffiths, James Butcher, Angela Cochran, and Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger. Learn more and register here.
Past Event
October 4, 2022

The Growing Importance of Video in Scholarly Publishing

On October 4 at 10 am ET, Dylan Ruediger will participate in a webinar on the use of video content across the scholarly community. Hosted by HighWire as part of the Best Practice Webinar series, the session will include discussion on video and audio metadata guidelines, event streaming and video conference as part of the scholarly record, tagging and taxonomy for video, metadata standards and best practices, as well as an audience Q&A. Learn more and register here.
Past Event
September 22, 2022

New Directions in Data Science and Scholarly Publishing

Society for Scholarly Publishing 2022 Seminar

In a session at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 2022 Seminar, Ithaka S+R’s Dylan Ruediger will join Rebecca McLeod, Christina Drummond, and Lillian Wang Selonick in a discussion of how organizations can use internal data to improve workflows and staff experience, inform the impact of outputs, activities, and more. The session is scheduled for 11am-12pm on Thursday, September 22 at the seminar, taking place in Washington, DC and virtually. Learn more here.
Blog Post
August 10, 2022

How Can Data Librarians Support Data Communities? Part Two

An Interview with Amanda Rinehart

Data communities provide social and practical incentives for scientists to voluntarily share and reuse data with colleagues. In order for data communities to emerge and grow, they need support. Information professionals, such as data librarians and research computing specialists, can advise data communities on best practices for data sharing and help them create or improve the required infrastructure, such as online repositories and metadata schemas.
Research Report
August 9, 2022

Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science

Findings from an Incubation Workshop Series

Several recent studies have indicated that large numbers of researchers in many STEM fields now accept the value of openly sharing research data. Yet, the actual practice of sharing data—especially in forms that comply with FAIR principles—remains a challenge for many researchers to integrate into their workflows and prioritize among the demands on their time. In many disciplines and subfields, data sharing is still mostly an ideal, honored more in the breach than in practice.
Blog Post
July 21, 2022

Gearing Up for the Ithaka S+R National Library Director Survey

This fall, Ithaka S+R will be fielding the sixth iteration of our Library Director Survey. While we ran a special cycle of the survey in 2020 to track pandemic-related decision-making among academic libraries, as well as changing perspectives on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism, this upcoming survey marks the return to our triennial cycle, established in 2010.  The Library Director Survey 2022 examines the strategic and leadership perspectives of…
Blog Post
July 20, 2022

The Many Faces of Meetings

A Taxonomy of Emerging Models for In-Person and Hybrid Conferences

Scholarly conferences are at a crossroads. The pandemic has made it clear that virtual meetings are not only possible, but make conferences more accessible to a broader, and more diverse audience. At the same time, the pandemic has clarified the unique value that in-person meetings offer due to their capacity to leverage physical proximity to promote social engagement, networking, and serendipitous interaction that foster the generation of new ideas. As organizers begin to shift their…
Blog Post
July 14, 2022

Tracking the Research, Teaching, and Publishing Practices of Faculty Members Nationally

US Faculty Survey

We are excited to announce the publication of the US Faculty Survey 2021. Through this national survey, we have been able to track the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of faculty members within higher education triennially since early digital transformation at the turn of the century. Against the backdrop of the global pandemic and its numerous impacts on many different facets of higher education, this eighth cycle of the survey illuminates how earlier research and instructional trends…
Research Report
July 14, 2022

Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2021

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has tracked the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of faculty members within higher education triennially since early digital transformation at the turn of the century. This project has aimed to provide actionable findings to help colleges and universities, among other relevant stakeholders such as academic libraries, learned societies, and scholarly publishers, make evidence-based decisions for their planning and strategy.
Blog Post
June 30, 2022

How Can Data Librarians Support Data Communities?

An Interview with Jordan Wrigley

Data communities provide social and practical incentives for scientists to voluntarily share and reuse data with colleagues. In order for data communities to emerge and grow, they need support. Information professionals, such as data librarians and research computing specialists, can advise data communities on best practices for data sharing and help them create or improve the required infrastructure, such as online repositories and metadata schemas. However, research scientists and information professionals rarely have structured opportunities to meet together,…
Research Report
June 9, 2022

Streaming Media Licensing and Purchasing Practices at Academic Libraries

Survey Results

Researchers have undertaken several important efforts to track how libraries are approaching the streaming media market and troubleshoot the challenges they are encountering, focusing especially on strategies for balancing patron demand with managing costs. Building on those data gathering efforts, this report shares findings from the most comprehensive survey to date of academic library streaming media approaches at four-year institutions in the US and Canada.
Past Event
June 2, 2022

Building a More Connected Scholarly Community

Danielle Cooper and Dylan Ruediger at SSP Annual Meeting

On June 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM ET, Danielle Cooper and Dylan Ruediger will attend the SSP Annual Meeting titled, “Building a More Connected Scholarly Community”. Below is the abstract for their session. For more information, please visit this site.  From Conference Presentation to Content Stream: Speculations about the Future of Academic Meetings and Scholarly Communication Conference presentations are essential to the research process of scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers use them to test provisional…
Past Event
April 13, 2022

The Future of Research as a Global Enterprise

Roger Schonfeld presents during Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) webinar

On April 13 at 11:00 am ET, Roger Schonfeld will join a panel on global research infrastructures during a 2022 Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) webinar with the Scholarly Kitchen. For more information, please visit this website. The abstract is below: In the post-Cold War era, many observers have conceptualized science as a global activity, with substantial international collaboration, more readily facilitated cross-border scholarly communication, and even UN-level efforts to steer science towards Sustainable Development Goals. But regional differences,…
Past Event
May 11, 2022

Roger Schonfeld at Charleston In Between Conference

On May 11-12, Roger Schonfeld will participate as a panel moderator at the Charleston In Between Conference. For more information on the conference and registration, please visit this website.