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Thursday, November 8 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
On the Winds of Change- Repositories, Researchers and Technologies (the 18th Health Sciences Lively Lunchtime Discussion)

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This year’s sponsored but no holds barred health sciences lively lunchtime gathering is open to all. It will begin with greetings from luncheon sponsor, Rittenhouse. Moderator Jean Gudenas will introduce the session and will provide some introductory remarks about this year’s three presentations: a report on a survey, a report on a research study, and a technology update. All three topics should provide fodder for lively discussion at the end.

Ramune Kubilius will provide a brief annual traditional update on developments in the health sciences publishing world. She will then segue to highlighting some findings from a survey she and two co-authors conducted in early 2018 of AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) members on medical school institutional repositories. She will focus on responses related to collections and formats housed in respondents’ repositories and some other survey responses of a scholarly communication nature.

Are early career researchers the harbingers of change? Anthony Watkinson will share some findings from a three year (2015-2018) worldwide CIBER longitudinal research study on early career researchers that was commissioned by the Publishing Research Consortium. He will focus on highlighting what medical researchers in countries, including the U.S., where surveys were conducted, think about scholarly communications and scholarly publishing.

Does the RA21 project hold promise for keeping access secure in the future? There is no doubt that all libraries, and particularly health sciences libraries, have an interest in and mandate to provide secure access to content. John Felts will provide a broad approach to the topic, beginning with background and a review of some current technologies. He will then provide some insights as to what expectations we can have from initiatives such as RA21, with its mission: “to align and simplify pathways to subscribed content across participating scientific platforms…”

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John Felts

Head of Information Technology and Collections, Coastal Carolina University
John is currently the Head of Information Technology and Collections at Coastal Carolina University.  He has worked in academic library technology for over 30 years and is a former patent holder and co-founder of Journal Finder, the first OpenURL Resolver and knowledge base to go... Read More →
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Jean Gudenas

Associate Professor, Director of Information Resources and Collection Services, Medical University of South Carolina
Jean Gudenas joined the MUSC Libraries faculty in 2017 as the Director of Information Resources and Collection Services. In this role, Jean leads a team of dedicated workers to deliver information across the campus, whether through the acquisition of resources, direct access to our... Read More →

Ramune Kubilius

Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Library
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research

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Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. provides libraries with print and eBooks in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health from the leading health sciences publishers.

Thursday November 8, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
39 Rue de Jean