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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…
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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,…
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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.
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May 1, 2022

Recombinant Scholarly Publishing: Challenges, Trends, and Emerging Strategies

Roger Schonfeld at CSE 2022 Annual Meeting

In May, Roger Schonfeld will attend the CSE 2022 Annual Meeting. Below is the abstract to his session: Funder mandates and governmental policies as well as fraud and piracy – to name just a few of the forces — are changing the nature of the scholarly publishing business. Mergers and acquisitions are the headlines; however, there are significant changes happening internally to many companies. And, there are industry-wide efforts to foster greater collaboration and improved researcher experience. In this keynote,…
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April 13, 2022

Roger Schonfield and Deanna Marcum at RLUK DSF

On April 13, Roger Schonfield and Deanna Marcum  will discuss their new book, “Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization” at RLUK’s Digital Shift Forum. Please the abstract below. The registration information is available here.  Abstract The history of library digitization can provide many important lessons for library leaders today. In this session, Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld, authors of the recently published Along Came Google (Princeton University Press), will have a conversation about some of the key…
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February 23, 2022

Roger Schonfeld at the 2022 Chorus Forum

On February 23, Roger Schonfeld will moderate a panel on “The Societal Impact of Different Article Versions: VOR, AM or Preprints.” The panelists include Meagan Phelan, Executive Director of Science Press Package; John R. Inglis, Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and co-founder bioRxiv and medRxiv ; and Keith Seitter, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Meteorological Society. Registration is available on the Chorus Forum site. Panel abstract: In an environment of misinformation, distrust in…
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February 23, 2022

Roger Schonfeld at Researcher to Reader Conference

On February 23, Roger Schonfeld will moderate a panel on mergers and acquisitions at the 2022 Researcher to Reader Conference. The full conference program can be found here. About the session: Consolidation is an expected feature of a developing digital platforms sector, as providers establish coherent user workflows, aggregate data sources to build scale for analytics and buy out competitors. We have seen all of these dynamics in the scholarly ecosystem in recent years, both by born-digital…
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February 18, 2022

Roger Schonfeld at UC Berkeley’s School of Information

On February 18, Roger Schonfeld will lead a seminar on Research Integrity, Misconduct, and Misinformation at the University of California Berkeley’s School of Information. About this seminar: The integrity of scientific research is increasingly in question, as sources of research misconduct and publishing fraud increase. Additionally, it seems that in part as a consequence of increasing open access, the scholarly record has become a more significant vector for misinformation. In this context, the neutrality of information organizations seems to…
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January 18, 2022

Ithaka S+R is Growing: Join Us!

Over the past few years, the scope and breadth of Ithaka S+R’s work has grown substantially. The Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program has seen increases in cohort projects that explore critical issues facing libraries; grant funded initiatives focused on digital preservation, higher education in prison, student success, and museum leadership; national surveys of faculty, community college administrators, and archivists; and sponsored work on topics including the health of the research enterprise and diversifying collections.  To…
Blog Post
January 12, 2022

Preprints: Their Evolving Role in Science Communication

New Publication

We are pleased to announce the publication of Preprints: Their Evolving Role in Science Communication by Iratxe Puebla and Jessica Polka, both of ASAPbio, and Ithaka S+R’s Oya Y. Rieger. It is part of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals series. This briefing discusses the history and role of preprints—scholarly manuscripts posted by the author(s) to a repository or platform to facilitate open and broad sharing of early work without any limitations…
Blog Post
December 15, 2021

Building Sustainable Data Sharing Communities

Announcing the Participants in an NSF-Funded Incubation Workshop

Across the country and around the world, communities of researchers are voluntarily sharing data across disciplinary and institutional borders. Understanding the motivations, practices, and challenges faced by members of these communities is important to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other funders seeking to promote and normalize data sharing and reuse. However, questions remain about how to best support data communities as they emerge and mature. Some of the most urgent issues involve documentation,…
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December 9, 2021

Charting a Path Forward for Academic Conferences

Announcing the Cohort for Our Project on the Future of Scholarly Meetings

Conferences and meetings are among the most venerable and vital services scholarly societies provide to members. They serve as gathering places for communities and important venues for scholarly communication. They are also essential to many societies’ financial models. The global pandemic has accelerated existing pressures on academic conferences, forcing societies to adopt virtual and hybrid formats. It has become clear that these new modalities have tangible benefits to members and the potential to reach new constituencies, but financial…
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December 16, 2021

Roger Schonfeld at CSSP

On December 16th at 12:30 PM ET, Roger Schonfeld will lead a chat for the Council of Scientific Society Presidents on ensuring positive public perception of science. Register on Zoom in advance for this meeting.  …
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December 7, 2021

Deanna Marcum and Roger Schonfeld at CNI’s Fall 2021 Membership Meeting

On December 7th at 1:30 pm (EST), Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld will discuss their new book, “Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization” at CNI’s Fall 2021 Membership Meeting. “Along Came Google” is  the first in-depth study of the move to digitize collections of books at scale, tracing this work through the Google Books program and the creation of HathiTrust. This series of efforts have been of central concern to CNI’s work and took on new importance…
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December 9, 2021

COVID-19 and the Future of Scholarly Meetings

Danielle Cooper, Laura Brown, and Dylan Ruediger at CNI Fall 2021 Membership Meeting

On December 9th, Danielle Cooper, Laura Brown, and Dylan Ruediger will present at the CNI Fall 2021 Membership Meeting and discuss how scholarly societies can address the business, content, and membership challenges faced when developing long-term planning for multi-modal conferences. Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic forced scholarly societies to reimagine one of their signal offerings: academic conferences. In response, societies experimented with virtual and hybrid meeting formats on a scale that was difficult to imagine before March 2020. One clear take…
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December 2, 2021

Book Talk: Along Came Google

Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld in conversation with Brewster Kahle

On December 2 at 4:00 pm (EST), the Internet Archive is hosting a virtual book talk with Deanna Marcum and Roger C. Schonfeld about their new book, Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization. Deanna and Roger will be joined in conversation by Brewster Kahle, the founder and digital librarian of the Internet Archive, as they discuss the history of library digitization projects and what these efforts hold for future scholars. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.
Blog Post
October 18, 2021

The Future of Scholarly Meetings

Announcing a New Cohort Project Funded by the Sloan Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic forced scholarly societies to reimagine one of their signal offerings: academic conferences. In response, societies experimented  with virtual and hybrid meeting formats on a scale that was difficult to imagine before March 2020. Societies have emerged from these experiments with an equal measure of worry and cautious optimism about the potential of these new forums to replace or supplement the traditional annual meeting.  With generous funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ithaka…
Research Report
October 18, 2021

COVID-19 and the Future of the Annual Meeting

In February 2020, the Biogen conference in Boston, Massachusetts, became one of the first superspreader events in the United States—one now linked to perhaps 300,000 cases of COVID-19. By mid-March, in-person conferences, a staple of scholarly communication and community, came to an abrupt halt. For the many professional societies for whom a conference is a core offering, the necessity of charting a new path for their annual meeting was among the most difficult organizational challenges created by the pandemic. As…
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October 20, 2021

Oya Y. Rieger at iPRES2021

On October 20, Rieger will join other panelists to provide insights from on implementations of current preservation tools and to consider the opportunities in deploying and integrating these tools with local digital content management processes. Please see abstract below: Abstract As cultural heritage organizations seek solutions, open source, community-based, and commercial digital preservation systems and tools have proliferated. Nevertheless, given the magnitude of digital content and the requirements of specific file formats, institutions struggle to integrate disparate tools and…
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October 29, 2021

Danielle Cooper Moderates Panel on Open Access Publishing

On Thursday Oct 29, Danielle Cooper is moderating a panel discussion on open access publishing for SUNY.