Topic: Scholarly communication
June 1, 2023
The Evolving Knowledge Ecosystem
In a plenary session at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 45th Annual Meeting, Ithaka S+R’s Roger Schonfeld will moderate a candid discussion that addresses some of the most exciting opportunities and the greatest challenges shaping the present and future of scholarly communication. The session will engage with the ways leading companies are addressing these issues and changes, and what your organization might want to consider as you plan for the future of your programs. Join the session on Thursday,…
May 24, 2023
Making AI Generative for Higher Education
Announcing the Partners for a New Multi-Year Research Project
The ability of computers to create content is advancing rapidly, spurring an investment arms race within the technology sector. As new products like ChatGPT and Midjourney turn AI into a part of daily life, universities are facing decisions about how students, instructors, and researchers can best engage with these new tools. This fall, as part of a two-year research project, Ithaka S+R is convening a select group of universities committed to making AI generative for their campus community. Today we…
May 17, 2023
Navigating the Academic Career Ladder
Ensuring Credit and Recognition for your Contributions
On Wednesday, May 17 at 1 pm ET, Dylan Ruediger will join a panel of experts to provide practical guidance on navigating the complex world of academic credit. The webinar, hosted by Frontiers, will provide an engaging conversation on how to highlight your relevant experiences, track your achievements, and get the recognition you deserve in a research career. Steve Howell will share practical tips on how to get promoted in academia, Dylan Ruediger will provide context on the broader academic…
April 24, 2023
Common Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Landscape Review
Scholarly communication is the process through which research products and outputs (such as articles, audiovisual materials, data, code, and research methods) are created, assessed, improved, shared, disseminated, and preserved in a variety of modes including through formal and informal publications, conferences, and other academic networking methods. Shared infrastructure is a key enabler for delivering the services that authors and readers need. It is composed of standards, platforms, technologies, policies, and the communities that enable and support them.
April 11, 2023
US Faculty Survey Updates
2021 Data Now Available and Looking Ahead to 2024
For over 20 years Ithaka S+R has tracked teaching and research trends through a national survey of faculty. Today we are excited to share several updates about the program. Working with our data Last year we published the findings from the US Faculty Survey and in parallel we have been working with the incredible staff at ICPSR to ensure that the associated data is made openly available at the highest level of quality for current and future use. The…
March 30, 2023
US Library Survey 2022
Navigating the New Normal
Since 2010, Ithaka S+R has conducted the Library Survey on a triennial basis with the overarching goal of tracking the perspectives, priorities, and leadership strategies of library deans and directors at four-year academic institutions. This study is designed to provide library and other higher education leadership with a high-level overview of the topics that are at the forefront of library leaders as they conceptualize the role, strategic alignment, and value proposition of academic libraries on campuses.
April 4, 2023
The Future of Scholarly Communication in a ChatGPT World
Shareholder Perspectives Roundtable
Depending on the headlines on a given day, AI may seem like an overnight sensation decades in the making, a technology in search of a business model, the next step to the end of civilization as we know it. With so many different perspectives, it can be challenging to identify how AI will continue to affect scholarly communications. The Future of Scholarly Communication in a ChatGPT World virtual conference brings together experts and leaders in conversation on these issues on…
April 12, 2023
The Nelson Memo… Now What?
The US OSTP’s Nelson Memo, which requires immediate public access to federally funded research papers, sent a shockwave across the scholarly communications landscape. Now that the first policy implementations of the memo are out, what impacts will it have on different stakeholders in our community? A panel of publishers and librarians, including Ithaka S+R’s Roger Schonfeld alongside Colette Bean, Angel Cochran, Steven Inchcoombe, and Barbara Rockenbach, will reflect on how they plan to support researchers and what these changes mean…
March 14, 2023
Making AI Generative for Higher Education
The ability of computers to create original content is advancing rapidly, spurring an investment arms race within the technology sector. As these advancements touch every area of higher education, universities face decisions about how and when AI can support student learning and faculty research. This fall, Ithaka S+R is convening a two-year research project in collaboration with a select group of universities committed to making AI generative for their campus community. Together we will assess the immediate and emerging AI…
March 6, 2023
The Future of Data Sharing in the Humanities
As the National Endowment for the Humanities updates its policies in response to last year’s announcement of new federal guidelines issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) regarding public access to research publications and data, humanists will face urgent questions about how their scholarly practices within the global trends towards mandatory data sharing. When should the evidence humanists collect be considered data, and when is it appropriate to share those data? How might humanists…
March 6, 2023
Are the Humanities Ready for Data Sharing?
This issue brief suggests that one key perspective that humanists can bring to larger debates about data sharing and open access research outputs is their uniquely well-developed infrastructure for the public sharing of knowledge creation, exemplified in the many public humanities initiatives that are a highly visible and vibrant part of humanities scholarship. Many recent public humanities projects emphasize community-driven, collaborative data generation efforts, in which knowledge is co-created with community participants not for the community.
March 1, 2023
Supporting Shared Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication
Developing, maintaining, and sustaining fit-for-purpose community infrastructure is a challenge in the higher education and research sectors, particularly when the technology and policy environments are in flux. Ithaka S+R has conducted a variety of projects and studies touching on these issues over several years. Today, I’m pleased to share that we are launching a new study focusing on shared infrastructure in support of scholarly communication, with support from STM Solutions. The Project For some time, shared infrastructure has been a…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.