ATGthePodcast 184 – A Conversation with Elliott Lumb, Founder and CEO, PeerRef
Today we’re featuring a fascinating conversation with Elliott Lumb, Founder and CEO of PeerRef, which is described as “a journal-independent open peer review platform.” Elliott says that he had initially hoped to disrupt the traditional publishing process with PeerRef by assisting authors to post their work online as a preprint, organize and publish the peer review for their work, and to give them all the pieces they need to satisfy funders and institutions. However, Elliott realized that organizing peer review is not the primary value proposition of a publisher since they add more value to research after publication. Elliott prefers now to think of PeerRef as a single point of peer review which will provide publishers with verified preprints which editors can evaluate for their suitability for their journal and publish much more quickly. By expanding the opportunity for qualified researchers around the world to do peer review, PeerRef would also create more equity and provide more viewpoints in the peer review system.
Keywords: #PeerRef, #Open, #OpenAccess, #OA, #PeerReview, #Preprints #Reviews, #openscience, #research, #knowledge, #accessible, #libraries, #librarianship, #publishing, #podcasts
ATGthePodcast 182 – “Afternoon Plenary: Values and Issues that Unite Us: The imperative for publishers, libraries and research institutions to join forces”
Audio from the 2022 Charleston Library Conference from the Plenary Session titled: “Values and Issues that Unite Us: The imperative for publishers, libraries and research institutions to join forces” presented by Dr. Caroline Sutton, CEO, The International Association for Scientific, Medical and Technical Publishers (STM).
Video of the presentation available at: https://youtu.be/yV7Cb3Ln9V8
Keywords: #libraries, #librarians, #publishing, #publisher, #scholarlypublishing, #scholarly, #openaccess, #OpenResearch, #OpenScience, #research #academiclibraries, #healthscience, #2022ChsConf, #LibrariesAndPublishers #libraryissues, #libraryneeds,#librarychallenges, #libraryconference #podcast
ATGthePodcast 181 – A Conversation with Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Today we’re featuring a fascinating conversation with Todd Carpenter, the Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Todd contributed an important essay to the recent Charleston Briefing called Artificial Intelligence in Libraries and Publishing, edited by Ruth Pickering and Matthew Ismail. Matthew wanted to know why Todd (and NISO) are interested in AI. Todd’s answers to this general direction of questioning are both enlightening and compelling. Please enjoy this conversation with Todd Carpenter!
Twitter: @TAC_NISO @NISOInfo
Keywords: #NISO, #openscience, #AI, #artificialintelligence, #machinelearning, #scholpub, #scholarlypub, #information, #research, #researchcommunity, #efficiency, #collaboration, #dissemination, #education, #discover #scholars, #learning, #literacy, #innovation, #libraries, #librarianship, #publishing, #podcasts
ATGthePodcast 180 – A Conversation with Thafeer Atta, Co-Founder at Avicenna-Research
Today we’re featuring a fascinating conversation with Thafeer Atta, Co-Founder of Avicenna Research, a newly formed company based in the United Arab Emirates with the purpose of enhancing and disseminating research from the Arab World. Thafeer is joined today on ATG the Podcast by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a conference director at the Charleston Conference.
Keywords: #Avicenna, #research, #researchcommunity, #collaboration, #dissemination, #education, #discover #digitalscience, #scholars, #learning, #literacy, #innovation, #libraries, #librarianship, #publishing, #podcasts
ATGthePodcast 179 – A Conversation with Ijad Madisch, CEO, Co-Founder, ResearchGate
Ijad Madisch is described in Wikipedia as “a German virologist, founder and CEO of the research network ResearchGate and member of the Digital Council of the Cabinet of Germany.” As a scientist and entrepreneur, Ijad and his partners founded ResearchGate in 2008 with a handful of members and a “clear goal: to connect the world of science.” Since then, RG has become a giant presence in the scientific community, with 24 million members and a growing relationship with the major science publishers to syndicate their published output on the RG platform.
Ijad is joined today on ATG the Podcast by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a conference director at the Charleston Conference. Ijad and Matthew discuss the founding of ResearchGate, the growth of the company, and the challenges of online integration between researchers and the world of scholarly publishing on a grand scale. Please join us for this fascinating conversation with Ijad Madisch!
Keywords: #ResearchGate, #openAcess, #research, #openness, #collaboration, #libraries, #librarianship, #libraryissues #libraryneeds #librarycollections, #scholarlycommunication, #podcasts #libraryconf #2022chsconf
ATGthePodcast 178 – A Conversation with Boaz Nadav Manes, University Librarian, Lehigh University Library
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Boaz Nadav Manes, University Librarian, Lehigh University Library, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.
Boaz is the University Librarian at Lehigh University. He previously worked in collection development and technical services at Brown University and Cornell University, as well as a stint with OCLC. Matthew and Boaz will discuss a new project, the Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project, a vendor-neutral, open source, collaborative project on which Boaz has been working for years. Boaz says the mission of this new Project is to think “network first” in building and evaluating book collections at the level of the library, the consortium, and even at the national level. The CCLP would allow librarians, publishers and vendors to think strategically about book collection development, evaluation and preservation at scale and open new avenues of cooperation and rationalization of collecting activities.
Keywords: #collaboration, #libraries, #librarianship, #libraryissues #libraryneeds #librarycollections #NISO, #scholarlycommunication, #podcasts #libraryconf #2022chsconf
ATGthePodcast 177 – A Conversation with Simon Linacre, Digital Science
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation between Simon Linacre, Head of Content, Brand & Press at Digital Science, and Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and a Conference Director at the Charleston Conference.
Simon is a native of Northern England who worked as a journalist in London before beginning a new career in academic publishing with Emerald 20 years ago. In 2018 Simon began working with Cabell’s International, which is where his interest in predatory publishing began. Simon moved from Cabell’s to Digital Science seven months ago. In the podcast, Simon discusses scholarly publishing’s black market, including the difficulty of knowing the realities of predatory publishing without a whistleblower or other firsthand account, while also discussing some solutions. Matthew and Simon will discuss what we know about predatory publishing and try to gain some clarity on the black-market trade in academic writing.
Simon Linacre has recently written an article for the Against the Grain blog and will soon publish his work for The Charleston Briefings, both of which you can find on the Charleston Hub website.
Keywords: #libraries, #librarianship, #libraryissues #libraryneeds #publishers, #publishing #academicpublisher #scholarlyresearch, #scholarlycommunication, #podcasts #libraryconf #2022chsconf
ATGthePodcast 176 – State of The Academic Library: Library Leaders Share What Makes Institutions Thrive
Audio from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference from a session titled “State of The Academic Library: Library Leaders Share What Makes Institutions Thrive” presented by Elijah Scott, Executive Director, Library Services, Florida Virtual Campus; Kathleen Bauer, Director, Collections, Discovery and Access Services, Trinity College; Kate McCready, Interim AUL for Collections & Content Strategy, University of Minnesota Libraries; Alison Roth, Marketing Communications Manager, ProQuest, Part of Clarivate; and moderated by Katy Aronoff, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, Ex Libris/ProQuest, Part of Clarivate.
How does your academic library compare to your peer libraries across North America? What are the emerging trends in today’s academic libraries and what are institutions doing to prepare for tomorrow?
Each year, the Academic Libraries Benchmark Survey – administered by Library Journal and commissioned by Ex Libris – asks academic libraries about the core foundations of what makes an academic library thrive. This survey is well-known for measuring the academic library’s needs, challenges, its place in the university ecosystem, and what next steps are most important to help it flourish. With all the changes in higher education over the past year, this data has become more essential than ever.
The 2021 survey results are shared with us in this lively panel discussion. Leaders in the library community will provide their reactions to the results of this valuable research.
Video of the presentation available at: https://youtu.be/UhmfRJCLgWg
Twitter: @ProQuest @ExLibrisGroup @Clarivate
ATGthePodcast 175 – Experimenting and Implementing Evidence-Based Selection Options For eBook Investments
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring audio from a webcast titled “Experimenting and Implementing Evidence-Based Selection Options For eBook Investments” presented by Andrée Rathemacher, Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries, University of Rhode Island; Liz Mengel, Associate Dean Collections and Academic Services, Johns Hopkins University; Melissa Milazzo, Senior Product Manager, Elsevier; and Robert Tiessen, Collections Librarian, University of Calgary Library
The last 3 years have brought several changes to library collection strategies. Learn how user demand options, including evidence-based selection, are gaining interest across institutions. Understand how libraries have been experimenting with and implementing access models to improve how they select collections to meet the needs of end users. Evidence-Based Selection (EBS) is an eBook collection model that puts the control in the hands of the users and allows the library to make strategic decisions based on overall unrestricted, 12-month usage.
During this panel discussion, eBook experts and librarians will share insights on how these options fit into library requirements. These experts will provide their perspective on how library decisions have evolved since the pandemic and how EBS has enabled greater flexibility in content decision making.
Video Available: https://youtu.be/FBRQgsyNrrE
Twitter: @ElsevierConnect, @robfromcalgary
Keywords: #elsevier, #innovation, #ebook, #collection, #acquisition, #electronicresources, #chsconf, #libraryconference, #digital, #libraries #librarianship, #librarypublishing, #publishers, #research, #technology, #scholarlyresearch, #scholarlycommunication, #podcasts
ATGthePodcast 174 – The Art of Open Web Curation: Tools All Librarians Can use
Join us for our latest podcast episode featuring audio from a webcast titled “The Art of Open Web Curation: Tools All Librarians Can Use” presented by Gary Price, Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET, Information Industry Analyst and Librarian; and Curtis Michelson, Founder and Principal, Minds Alert, LLC.
In this webcast, Gary and Curtis share a variety of new “open web” resources as well as updates on some of the resources they shared in previous editions of this Charleston Conference session. They provide a list of resources to demo on your own and share with colleagues. Gary systematizes the identification, distillation, sharing and archiving of these open resources that can be so valuable to students, professors, or communities of interest on the campus or beyond, while Curtis facilitates this fast-paced and fun session.
Video Available: https://youtu.be/Y5nXipBya0U
Twitter: @SpecsRex, @infodocket
Keywords: #infodj, #innovation, #openweb, #discovery, #tools, #discoverytools, #reliable, #chsconf, #digital, #libraries #librarianship #scholarlyresearch, #scholarlycommunication, #podcasts