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Wednesday, November 7

11:30am EST

Is Your Library Prepared for the Reality of Virtual Reality? - What you need to know and why it belongs in your library!
VR is no longer just gaming. It’s increasingly being deployed across academic campuses, and is becoming indispensable in fields ranging from the humanities to engineering to anthropology. A recent survey indicated that 100% of ARL campuses were using VR, with 40% of libraries actively supporting it. This presentation will show practical examples of how libraries are helping their institutions build out virtual reality, utilizing 3D objects and will explain why the library is the best place to do so. It will provide a basic grounding in VR and related areas, showing what it is and why it's important to libraries. Carl Grant will present case studies of how he’s successfully deployed AR/VR by the library across the campus at the University of Oklahoma and Stephen Rhind-Tutt will present examples of how specific disciplines are creating new content databases in VR.

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Carl Grant

Interim Dean of Libraries, Oklahoma University
Dean (Interim) of The University of Oklahoma Libraries, a facility that has been undergoing a rapid transformation for the last five years. Here is a link to our latest annual report that shows the scope of work being done here: https://issuu.com/oulibraries/docs/ou_libraries_pro... Read More →
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Stephen Rhind-Tutt

President, Coherent Digital, LLC

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

11:30am EST

Meeting Customers & Users Where They Are
In today’s information landscape, libraries, publishers, and technology vendors are adopting proactive strategies to engage with customers and end-users in new ways. When addressing content discovery and access, we often discuss “meeting customers / users where they are” – but how do we know “where they are”? How are generational and cultural shifts changing the expectations of our customers and users? And, what does it look like when such a strategy is implemented? Is this purely a technological effort? Are we talking about totally new modes of librarianship, publishing, and software development? Are there implications for cross-sector collaboration? What can we learn from one another? How do we remain relevant to users when they have many competing options for information discovery and access? What's the relationship between what users do and what they say they want? This panel will demonstrate what it means to drive anticipatory, customer-centric, and user-focused strategies for supporting academic and research endeavors.

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Scott Ahlberg

COO, Reprints Desk
Scott has decades of experience in content, document delivery, and startup businesses, starting with Dynamic Information (EbscoDoc) in the 1980s, and later as an executive at Infotrieve. He has served in various roles at Reprints Desk since 2006, providing his expertise in operational... Read More →
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Stacey Burke

Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Science Publishing & Membership, American Society for Microbiology
As the Marketing & Communications Manager for Science Publishing at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) leading the marketing programs for the society’s journals and books portfolio, institutional subscriptions and society membership. Through the employment of content marketing... Read More →
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Bert Carelli

Director, Partnerships, TrendMD Inc.
* Publisher goals for increasing the audience for journals and other content.* Strategies for targeting key user communities* Increasing user engagement* Getting a better understanding of user behavior
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Lettie Conrad

Product Research & Development Affiliate, Maverick Publishing Specialists
I bring 15+ years publishing experience to my work with a variety of global information organizations and partners, dedicated to advancing knowledge and driving product innovations that ensure positive and effective researcher experiences. As a senior Maverick associate and independent... Read More →
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Lisa Hinchliffe

Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library, University of Illinois
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Erika Valenti

President, Emerald Group Publishing

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel

11:30am EST

Open Web Tools
Scholia is a new tool from Wikidata that allows users to gain insights from over 70,000,000 open scholarly citations aggregated from a number of sources and publishers.

My presentation will provide a live overview of Scholia and a number of other open web tools and research resources looking for trends, opportunities, use cases.

Attendees will leave with a large list of resources to demo on their own and share with colleagues.

Resources I will discuss include:

Open MINTED Corpus Builder
Decentralized Web Tools including Beaker Browser and DIRT Protocol
Get The Research (Launching Fall 2018)
Microsoft Academic
GDELT Summary

and others.

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Curtis Michelson

Founder and Principal, Minds Alert, LLC
Organizational Strategy and Design
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Gary Price

Founder/Editor, infoDOCKET and Consultant, Self
Gary Price is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area.  He is currently the Resource and Reference Center Director for GIJN and editor of infoDOCKET.com, a daily update of news and new research tools.He lives near Washington... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

11:30am EST

Preparing the Way for our Linked Data Future: Making MARC the Best it can Be
Libraries’ transition to linked data and the Web is well under way. However, in order to make this transition, libraries must first wean themselves from their current means of data communication, MARC. MARC was a revolution in its day. It allowed data from library card catalogs to be encoded in machine-readable form, enabling the catalog cards to be reproducible on the computer screen and the data to be exchanged freely among libraries. It is a fifty-year-old technology, however, originally designed for magnetic tape-based computers, and now only understood by library systems. In addition, the MARC formats are semantically inexpressive and have isolated libraries from the development of the Web. But for all its downsides, MARC is still the predominant method of communication throughout our Vendor/Library community and the majority of the linked data libraries’ will find essential will need to be generated from their MARC holdings. In October of 2017, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging issued a report from the Task Group on URIs in MARC. The inclusion of URIs in MARC data will insure the cleanest and most efficient means of conversion to linked data.

The session will begin with a brief introduction about the importance of the transition to linked data and a summary of the objectives of the PCC URI task force. A panel of members from three vendors supplying this enhanced service (Backstage Library Works, Casalini Libri, and Proquest/Coutts) will explain their services and how they have responded to the PCC Task Group. Members of the audience can interact with the panel and ask about these services in relationship to their libraries. Members of the audience can expect to learn more about the transition to linked data and how to better prepare their MARC data for this inevitable transition.

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Richard Belanger

Senior Vice President, Head of ProQuest Books, ProQuest
Experience & BackgroundRich Belanger leads the ProQuest Books business unit. He’s responsible for creating products that simplify the acquisition and delivery of books to our 5,000+ global academic customers; transforming the ebook reading experience for students, faculty, and researchers... Read More →
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Casey Cheney

Vice President of Automation Services, Backstage Library Works
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Tiziana Possemato

Casalini CIO - @Cult Director, Casalini Libri & @Cult
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Philip Schreur

Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University
Currently, I am most interested in the transition of traditional Technical Services workflows from MARC-based to linked data-based counterparts. I feel that we will be living in a hybrid environment (MARC/linked data) for quite some time and that we will need to carefully assess which... Read More →

2:30pm EST

All Roads Lead to Rome: Uncovering New Paths to Discovery
Academic libraries over the past 10 years have embraced web-scale discovery, making it a central point of access on the library homepage.

In a follow-up presentation to the 2016 Charleston Presentation, “If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Embracing Alternative Avenues of Discovery,” we will investigate how libraries are broadening their approach to resource discovery by embedding search beyond the library’s website to other applications such as campus apps, e-resource access tools, and content management systems.

This session will highlight how libraries are meeting patrons at their point of need. We will focus on how libraries can extend themselves within the institutional setting. Presenters will share real-world, examples of collaborative efforts to gain greater awareness of discovery capabilities and library resources to improve research outcomes. Plan for a lively discussion.

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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean, University of Denver
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Nate Turajski

Senior Field Sales Engineer, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
Next-gen library management systems. Discovery services. E-Resource management. Parenting.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center

2:30pm EST

How can digital course resource lists transform teaching and learning?
Digital course resource lists can be an incredibly powerful tool in supporting teaching and learning, but often don’t receive the careful attention required to successfully serve students.

In this session, two senior UK librarians will detail how they work with resource list technology to successfully administer course resource lists curated by faculty, improve resource discoverability, and transform the academic experience.

Drawing upon many years of experience with technology that integrates course resource list and copyright management solutions, the speakers will share:

*Initial university goals and eventual milestones when integrating the system
*How their processes evolved and what they ended up delivering
*How the initiative resulted in new efficiencies with digital learning resource discovery, access, and consumption
*How digital resource lists provide an invaluable stimuli for collection development strategies
*How resultant aggregate data informs and improves collection management and can enrich educational analytics
*How their initiatives fit within the wider university strategic plan

The session will conclude with ample time for questions from attendees.

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Mark Bush

Head of Commercial Development, Talis. A SAGE Company
Interested in hearing about approaches and challenges associated with course reading lists in North America. Talis works with over 60% of UK universities to provide course resource list systems in support of student experience and effective collections management.
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Ian Snowley

Dean of Student Learning Development and University Librarian, University of Lincoln
I joined the University of Lincoln, as University Librarian in September 2009, before that he was Head of Higher Education at the British Library.My professional career began in Public Libraries followed by posts in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Department... Read More →

Nick Woolley

Director of Student and Library Services, Northumbria University
From Westminster, London, Nick is a graduate of the University of Exeter, the University of Sheffield, and London Metropolitan University. Nick is currently Director of Student and Library Services at Northumbria University and has worked in many different roles in several academic... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:30pm EST

University Metadata and Retrieval: Updating the Library Cataloging Process

Challenge of Discovery: Recent large scale initiatives focused the attention of the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida on the need for significantly expanded and enhanced metadata for our digital collections, both retrospective and prospective. This requires new tools and changing roles and responsibilities for cataloging/metadata staff, including the application of automated processes, Improved and consistent metadata practices, and the development of new taxonomies. Projects that are described include the new genealogical initiatives with Internet Archive and Family Search, Portal of Florida History, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and the Cuban Heritage Initiatives.

The results of the pilot and its application to our digital collections indicated the need for more automated processes going forward to allow traditional cataloging to focus on the things that need individual attention and use automated tools to develop and improve metadata for other materials. We are working with tools that have been developed for information products and services, but can be applied effectively to library collections.

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Marjorie M. K. Hlava

President, Access Innovations, Inc.
Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. Very well known in the international information arena, she is the founding Chair of the new SLA Taxonomy Division established in August 2009. She is past president of NFAIS (2002-2003), the organization... Read More →

Ben Walker

Associate Dean Digital Services & Shared Collections, University of Florida

Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

3:40pm EST

Skipping the Hurdles: Fast Track Article Access for Researchers
The demand for unfettered access to full content continues to grow. Modern researchers are accustomed to moving from a results list to the full web page or content with a single click. Library discovery and delivery systems and publisher platforms fail to deliver the ease of access that users expect. Once users successfully clear hurdles created by proxy-based authentication and unfamiliar library discovery interfaces they face a variety of Full Text link options that provide inconsistent results, may require a bit of hunting and several clicks, and, with luck, arrive at a full PDF of an article.

Improving consistency and reducing the number of clicks are essential steps to improve user experience. The presenters discuss three approaches to get users from a result to full text quickly and with enhanced functionality. Athena Hoeppner will explore techniques to optimize link resolver functionality to deliver one-click access to full text and to highlight relevant library services. Ben Kaube and Jason Chabak will talk about Kopernio and Access Anywhere, two next generation tools for one-click PDF access, organization, and storage.

All three approaches will improve article access UX. Kopernio and Access Anywhere bring additional, relatively new, capabilities to the table, offering researchers greater control and stability for their selected PDFs and providing new usage analytics to libraries. The audience will gain an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the three approaches and some insights into how they would benefit their own libraries and researchers.

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Jason Chabak

Director of Institutional Sales & Business Development, ReadCube
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Athena Hoeppner

Discovery Services Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries
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Ben Kaube

Co-founder, Kopernio (Clarivate Analytics)

3:40pm EST

Why IP-based access is failing end users: How to give patrons a simple, seamless user experience
Many publishers and librarians continue to offer IP-based access to digital content because they perceive it to be the easiest way for students and researchers to get to what they need. But this insecure method of accessing resources gives patrons an inconsistent experience on and off-site and makes it more difficult for them to set up personalisation features such as saved searches, favourites and recommended content.

Federated access management offers one of the best ways to access subscribed digital content, but poorly designed publisher and library platforms continue to create barriers to successful access.

This session will:

* Describe some of the barriers patrons experience when discovering and accessing subscribed online content
* Address some of the trust-related questions access management federations get asked around what user data is passed to publishers, why it's needed and how user privacy is preserved
* Provide guidance from the RA21 initiative and highlight the work of InCommon and OpenAthens to improve user access
* Outline the quick wins librarians and publishers can implement now to increase user satisfaction and engagement with subscribed digital content
* In an open Q&A, answer questions from participants that are still using IP-based access and what their concerns might be around changing to a federated access management solution.

The objectives of this session are to:
1. Discuss the trust-relationship between publishers, libraries and their users and the challenges around access management federation services
2. Raise awareness of some of the issues around IP-based access and poorly designed platforms
3. Appraise participants of the recent work of InCommon and OpenAthens to alleviate some these pain points
4. Provide guidance on what librarians and publishers can do now to improve patrons' discovery and access to subscribed digital content based on recommendations from the RA21 initiative.

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Phil Leahy

Service Relationship Manager, OpenAthens
I've seen OpenAthens grow from an access management service exclusively serving the UK academic community, to a set of products and services used in more than 50 countries by over four million users working and studying in academic, healthcare, government and commercial organisations... Read More →

Keith Wessel

Identity and access service manager, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and member of InCommon Technical Advisory Committee
Keith is a member of the identity and access management team in campus IT at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He's the lead service manager for the campus's Shibboleth identity provider and the Shibboleth and federation expert for the three campuses in the University... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center
Thursday, November 8

11:30am EST

Discovery elsewhere: using the EDS API in mobile, voice searching, and beyond
As the discovery user experience continues to evolve, libraries are evaluating and implementing new approaches that deliver further engagement with the library’s collections. Indeed, at its core, the discovery index, a powerful, comprehensive and searchable listing of the library’s resources, can be meaningful outside of the immediate discovery environment. Consider these examples: the integration of discovery within the learning management system, within a Bento environment, within a mobile interface, within Alexa or Google Home, or within the ILS interface of the library’s choosing.

In this session panelists will examine the use of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) API to enhance the discovery experience for users. Rob O’Connell from Smith College and Bill Mischo from the University of Illinois will discuss how their institutions implemented a new discovery experience based on Bento box discovery layers. This session will include a look at how these institutions designed, tested and implemented the new interface; the usability studies that went into shaping the current iteration, and improvements that are being considered for the future. In addition, David Podboy from EBSCO will look at different implementation options and additional ways to leverage the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) API in an array of environments – including Alexa, a mobile interface and the ILS – to further enhance the discovery experience for users.

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William H. Mischo

Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and Berthold Family Professor in Information Access and Discovery, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Rob O'Connell

Director of Discovery, Access and Digital Engagement, Smith College Libraries
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David Podboy

Principal Library Services Engineer, EBSCO
David is Principal Library Service Engineer and has been with EBSCO since March 2013. Prior to joining EBSCO, he worked in both academic and government libraries as a Reference and Instruction librarian and helped to select, implement, and maintain two discovery systems. As a LSE... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

11:30am EST

It’s that critical: choosing and creating a discovery experience that users crave
In today’s world, choice is paramount. When libraries choose their discovery service they are naturally looking for best-in-breed. And there is a lot to consider: the user interface, the content that can be incorporated, the relevance and value ranking and the ability to tailor the solution for specific research needs. What is certain is that more often than not, one size does not fit all. Each institution in fact has its own requirements and different types of users have different needs. From discipline specific support to catalog integration, there is much to consider when setting up the discovery service.

In this session panelists will look at the diverse considerations when choosing and implementing a discovery service. Panelists will discuss different configuration and customization options that are available to libraries, what libraries can do independently, and where vendor support comes in. Topics include branding, profile options, catalog and IR loading, linking, and website integration.


Jeanette Norris

Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University
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Adam Shire

Systems & User Experience Librarian, Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons Wentworth Institute of Technology
Library stuff, but also:BicyclesSchool of HonkMakerspaces

11:30am EST

One login, one time; the way to easy and unlimited access
A library user’s online experience must ensure easy, quick and secure access to resources by eliminating multiple logins and - at the same time - securing the user’s privacy rights. Key stakeholders discuss their experiences with OpenAthens in providing such seamless, secure authentication. Representatives from two different organizations discuss their discovery service, the power of single sign-on and the need to both solicit and secure user information. Stephen Ambra, Library Director at NHTI recently transitioned from proxy services to OpenAthens authentication services. Lucy Harrison, Executive Director of GALILEO, Georgia’s virtual library system, is in the implementation phase of OpenAthens for their entire system of libraries. This session will look at why OpenAthens was chosen to complement their services. Learn how NHTI is managing its resource investments more effectively and what GALILEO has planned for its system-wide rollout of OpenAthens.


Stephen Ambra

Library Director, NHTI Concord’s Community College
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Lucy Harrison

Executive Director of GALILEO, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Statewide consortia; large-scale e-resource licensing; GALILEO; discovery; OpenAthens; Affordable Learning Georgia; OER; open textbooks; textbook alternatives
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Christopher Holly

Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO
FOLIO, Software as a Service, OpenAthens, Stacks, EBSCO Discovery Service, Library Systems Management, Strategic Planning

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center

2:30pm EST

Annotation as Curation: Connecting Dots, Breaking Silos, and Streamlining Workflow through Open Annotation
Resource organization, curation, and collaboration are key to the roles of many library and information science professionals. One new way to enrich data (textual or otherwise) that are spread across many websites and repositories is through annotation. In February 2017, the W3C standards body for the world wide web approved annotation as a web standard, paving the way for open interoperable annotation to be built natively into browsers. Now users can utilize a free tool like Hypothesis to make private notes, use for a collaborative group project, or share public annotations on any material that can be viewed in a browser in formats that include html, PDF, EPUB, CSV, video transcripts on YouTube, and more. Using open source technology, annotations each have a unique persistent web address, enabling them to augment or connect data in new ways. Join our lively and practical session to learn how to curate web resources, update learning materials (including LibGuides), explore annotation as a scholarly practice, or streamline business functions (invoices and documents) using collaborative open annotation.

Attendees will hear use cases about how annotation is being used in the library, researcher, education, and publishing spaces, and will have the opportunity to share their own stories. There will be a focus on communication and education about annotation to different stakeholders.

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Gary Price

Founder/Editor, infoDOCKET and Consultant, Self
Gary Price is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area.  He is currently the Resource and Reference Center Director for GIJN and editor of infoDOCKET.com, a daily update of news and new research tools.He lives near Washington... Read More →
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Heather Staines

Independent Consultant, Independent
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Micah Vandegrift

Open Knowledge Librarian, North Carolina State University
Open. BBQ.

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Salon II, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

2:30pm EST

CANCELED Harnessing the Power of AI to Enhance Research at the University Level: Case Studies with Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, and Yewno
Unfortunately, this session has been CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience!

The latest AI based tools contribute greatly to the research process, particularly at the stages of resource search, discovery and evaluation. Using computational semantics, machine learning and graph theory facilitates the extraction of entities and concepts to create a detailed semantic profile of any item of content.

PhD candidates, as a part of their initial literature search and periodically throughout the writing process, are required to compare the developing body of data on their dissertation topic with a large body of published research, both to avoid duplication and to retrieve resources pertinent to their topic. Over the course of their investigations, a detailed semantic fingerprint of their research begins to emerge.

This panel presents how AI technology can support the comparison of this semantic fingerprint to the latest research publications, streamline the process, and enhance research outcomes and presents a case study on student use.

Join Mark Kubinec, Director Digital Chemistry Project, UC Berkeley, Philip Schreur, AUL, Stanford University, and Ruth Pickering, Co-Founder, Yewno, to hear about this exciting use of AI to enhance the research process.


Mark Kubinec

Director, Digital Chemistry Project, University of California, Berkeley
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Ruth Pickering

Co-Founder / Chief BD and Strategy Officer, Yewno
Ruth has worked for both blue-chip corporations and startups and has extensive experience across product development, program management and strategy. With experience as a managing director of large organizations, Pickering has managed both strategic planning and execution of multiple... Read More →
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Philip Schreur

Associate University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Stanford University
Currently, I am most interested in the transition of traditional Technical Services workflows from MARC-based to linked data-based counterparts. I feel that we will be living in a hybrid environment (MARC/linked data) for quite some time and that we will need to carefully assess which... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

2:30pm EST

Straightforward and Secure: Subscription Access Matures – a Milestone Report-Out from RA21
In 2016 RA21, the STM and NISO initiative, announced its intention to streamline the user experience for access to subscribed content outside institutional IP domains. Frequently the user experience with IP access is not seamless due to workflow or location issues. Further, this anonymous form of authentication provides inadequate security, and limits the ability of librarians and publishers to understand patterns of usage and respond with greater customization. These issues not only impact paywalled content, but also delivery of greater customization around open access services.

Two years on, the RA21 team is ready to unveil the results of collaboration with libraries, industry associations, publishers, and standards organizations.

The report out will include updates and developments in four key areas including:
1. Results from the Pilots and What’s Next
2. User Experience (UX) overview
3. Input and feedback from the RA21 Security and Privacy report
4. Future Governance and next phase framework

Following the presentations from a panel of key stakeholders involved in the project, RA21 welcomes questions and input from the library and research communities as part of this session.

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Ann Gabriel

Chair: RA21 Outreach Committee and VP Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier, Elsevier
Talk to me about RA21!
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James King

Branch Chief & Information Architect, NIH
James currently manages the subscription portfolio and assessment efforts for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library. He has spent over 25 years in US Federal libraries blending his IT background with librarianship to enhance and optimize library services to ensure value... Read More →
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Tim Lloyd

CEO, LibLynx
I specialize in Identity, Access, and Analytics for online resources. My business, LibLynx, provides cloud-based solutions to publishers, service providers and libraries to help them manage identity and access to online resources, and to better understand usage of those resources... Read More →
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Ralph Youngen

Sr. Director, Technology Strategy & Partnerships, American Chemical Society
Ralph Youngen has more than 30 years of experience with the scientific publishing industry. For the past 20 years he has held numerous positions with the American Chemical Society. In his current role Ralph focuses both on internal technology strategy and external partnerships for... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites

2:30pm EST

Toward Simplified, Digital-first Book Publishing—The Case for Open Source
What can be achieved if a community of platform users collaborated, and contributed their expertise to form a unified field of interoperable open source solutions that are customizable? But wait! Is this what we call (gasp!) ‘open source’?

Open source technology has put on a new hat. The Coko Foundation partners with organizations in scholarly communications to develop sophisticated solutions to common problems. They provide the infrastructure and technological support for groups of organizations to innovate together and create the ideal workflow solutions that they themselves want to work with in their own organizations.

The University of California Press, together with California Digital Library, collaborated with Coko in the development of Editoria - an end to end books production workflow system that does new and exciting things; including rapid ingestion, in-browser collaboration, easily customizable design, and instantaneous digitization into a variety of digital formats. This is Editoria in its current state, and can be adopted as-is. However, the community is asking for further participation from publishers to help develop it further into an Editoria for the future!

In this presentation we will give a view to what can be achieved when on the ground system users from organizations truly collaborate, and the level of advancement in workflow that even small scale publishers and library publishing programs can expect when adopting a system such as Editoria. We will fully and honestly outline the positives and negatives of working in this kind of open source collaboration, and invite discussion around how open source might fit community needs and help smaller publishers compete.

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Catherine Mitchell

Director, Publishing, Archives, and Digitization, California Digital Library, University of California
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Erich van Rijn

Director of Journals & Open Access, University of California Press

2:30pm EST

Turn the Page: The New Data Realities for Libraries
Big data has emerged as a significant area of study for researchers, and as data and technology evolve, the needs of researchers are changing rapidly. How can libraries prepare now in ways that will sustain the future of this type of research? Moderated by Karen Phillips, Senior vice President of Global Learning Resources at SAGE, panelists Jill Parchuck, Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science, and Medicine at Yale University, and Darby Orcutt, Assistant Head of Collections and Research Strategy at North Carolina State University, will discuss the implications for collections development, research support, and infrastructure needed to create a sustainable strategy to support big data research now and in the future.

With useful information for libraries at any stage of familiarity with big data research, the panel will discuss how libraries are assessing the needs of their users in this space, considerations for licensing to allow publisher content to be used in text-mining and other data analysis, and the needs around data hosting infrastructure and data repository services. Findings from SAGE Publishing’s whitepaper on the challenges facing researchers seeking to engage with big data research and the opportunity to engage learners and successfully teach data science skills online will also be shared.

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Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Libraries
I am a librarian, teacher, researcher, and leader deeply interested and involved in interdisciplinary and computational research, the future of higher ed, and cultural aspects of digital transformation.Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University LibrariesFaculty... Read More →
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Jill Parchuck

Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science and Medicine, Yale University Library
Research data management planningScience library servicesSocial science library servicesLibrary management
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Karen Phillips

SVP, Global Learning Resources and UK Editorial, SAGE Publishing
Karen joined SAGE Publishing in 1984 and has held several roles in marketing and editorial in over 30 years. Karen became Editorial Director in 2010, leading SAGE’s UK books, journals and online product teams. Karen became Senior Vice President of Global Learning Resources in June... Read More →

3:40pm EST

(Un)Structuring for the Next Generation: New Possibilities for Library Data with NoSQL
For many years, libraries have relied upon relational databases (RDBMS) to store, manipulate, and query various types of data, and this database model works extremely well when data are highly structured. As the data become more complex, however, the relational database model strains under the burden of maintaining complex joins, which can decrease a database's performance and limit its functionality. Furthermore, data are not always best represented in the RDBMS's flat, tabular format. Library data often require flexibility and extensibility to accommodate the increasing volume and variety of library resources and metadata. To address these issues, transforming the underlying structure of data will be as important as transforming the data itself.

This presentation will explore alternative database models to highlight their inherent advantages and disadvantages compared to relational databases, particularly in the context of library data and the changes occurring within that landscape. Attendees should gain a clearer understanding of the complexities and issues surrounding library data, as well as the ways in which database structure and the organization of data affect each other. Examples using a NoSQL, multi-model database will also illustrate concepts related to this mutual dependency. Though technical in nature, this presentation is intended for anyone interested in, curious about, or frustrated by the structure of library data.

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Dennis Christman

Metadata Transformation Librarian, Duke University

Matthew Harrington

IT Analyst, Duke University

3:40pm EST

Data is approaching: The changing culture of data citation, elaboration, and transparency lies ahead
As recognition of the value of open science increases, data sharing, reproducibility, and preservation have become critical to the research process. As a result, scientific communities have developed data repositories, funding agency have introduced mandates and best practices that require the creation of data management plans, and journal publishers have implemented data sharing policies. Such initiatives play a pivotal role in the open data movement. There is also an increasing awareness among all stakeholders that data should be FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable). Yet, despite researchers’ increased awareness for the need for more efficient data access and sharing, the transition into a common research practice is still slow.
This presentation describes open-source (technological) approaches that facilitate data sharing, preservation, and best practices. However, continuing challenges remain in improving researcher data management practices, such as accurate metadata and data citations. For qualitative data, there are further unique challenges around data privacy, context, and access. Most data are often stored haphazardly, outside the bounds of good digital preservation practices, leading to broken links and lost data.
This session is designed to raise awareness about these important issues surrounding data and will include a guided interactive discussion with the audience focusing on the continuing challenges and potential solutions to making data useful, accessible, and persistent.

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Amy Forrester

Research Coordinator, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Amy Forrester is a research associate in the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She currently leads relationship management for DataONE, a federated data network of environmental, ecological, and Earth observational data repositories... Read More →
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Robert Sandusky

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
Research data management, digital preservation

Amy Schuler

Director, Library & Information Services, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies
At the Cary Institute, I enjoy a wide range of responsibilities. Rapidly evolving expectations for federally funded research have made research data management services and scholarly communication efforts my top priorities.
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Heather Staines

Independent Consultant, Independent