Society for Scholarly Publishing announces keynote speakers for SSP 40th Annual Meeting – 21 Mar 2018

Society for Scholarly Publishing announces keynote speakers for SSP 40th Annual Meeting - 21 Mar 2018

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US Society for Scholarly Publishing announces keynote speakers for SSP 40th Annual Meeting - 21 Mar 2018

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that its keynote speakers for the SSP 40th Annual Meeting to be held May 30-June 1, in Chicago will be Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Steve Mirsky.



Noble, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication, will present her address, Toward an Ethic of Social Justice in Information, on May 30. Noble's academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms and their impact on society. Her monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias is, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (2015).



Mirsky will give his address, How Cialdini's Six Principles of Persuasion Can Help Us Transform Scholarly Communication, on May 31. Mirsky has been an editor and columnist for Scientific American since 1995. He freelanced for numerous magazines before joining the staff of Scientific American. In 2004-2005, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He started the Scientific American podcasts in 2006. In 2009 he received an honorary doctor of science degree from his alma mater, Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.



The meeting kicks off with Dr. Noble's keynote address on May 30, at 4:15 pm followed by the Opening Reception at 5:30 pm and then the SSP 40th Anniversary Celebration at Navy Pier. The Closing Plenary session will be a discussion with The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs.



In addition to these timely and thoughtful keynote addresses, the SSP Annual Meeting also includes 34 concurrent sessions featuring an international group of presenters from all areas of scholarly communications: publishers, service providers, librarians, and researchers. Topics to be covered include fuelling scholarship, reimagining research, tools and technology, industry crossroads, marketing/sales/strategy, practical skills, new challenges/new innovations.



Those who are unable to travel can participate in the meeting virtually. The Virtual Meeting offering includes both keynote speakers, five educational sessions and two plenary sessions. The sessions will be live-streamed real-time.



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UK New Springer Nature report looks at researchers� challenges in sharing data cross geographic borders and disciplines - 21 Mar 2018

A recent report from Springer Nature reveals strong support for data sharing globally, yet identifies a number of common problems amongst researchers when they endeavour to share their data. However, the report also shows variations between nations and disciplines in the proportion of researchers sharing their data.



Practical Challenges for Researchers in Data Sharing, based on one of the largest surveys on the subject of research data, reinforces previous findings on the challenges faced by researchers in sharing their data. The survey of 7,700 researchers at various career stages and working across different fields explores behaviours and attitudes towards data sharing at the point of publishing a research article, including analysis by subject, region and seniority.



The report notes that three-quarters (76%) of researchers rated the importance of making their data discoverable highly. When submitting to a journal, nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents generally submitted data files as supplementary information, deposited the files in a repository, or did both. The challenges to data sharing were identified by respondents as organising data in a presentable and useful way (46%); unsure about copyright and licensing (37%); not knowing which repository to use (33%); lack of time to deposit data (26%); and costs of sharing data (19%).



Biological sciences had the highest proportion of respondents who shared data relating to publications (75%), followed by the Earth sciences (68%), medical sciences (61%), and physical sciences (59%). The problems facing researchers in medical sciences differed the most from other subject areas. The most often cited issue for medical researchers was being unsure about copyright and licensing (44%), the only subject area for which organising data was not the biggest challenge.



Even within subject areas with established norms for data sharing (in the form of funder mandates and availability of community repositories), the survey revealed a lack of awareness where data sharing was concerned. Only 54% of respondents who produced specific biological and medical data (e.g. DNA and RNA sequences), where dedicated repositories exist, were using these repositories.



In every region, 'Organising data in a presentable and useful way' was the most often stated reason for not sharing data. However the number of researchers sharing their data varied by more than 20% across countries: the proportion of respondents stating that they share data when submitting a manuscript ranged from 76% (Poland) followed by Germany (75%), to 55% of respondents from the United States and Australia, and 50% of respondents from Canada.



The report recommends two areas of focus to increase data sharing amongst researchers: greater support and education on good data management for researchers, particularly for those at the early stages of their careers; and faster, easier routes to sharing data by developing and providing readily available solutions to organise and share data.



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US American Chemical Society partners with Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society to support ChemRxiv - 21 Mar 2018

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced its partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. This strategic partnership among three of the largest scientific societies in the chemical sciences will enable researchers to rapidly disseminate their findings in a forum that is free and globally accessible.



Through the establishment of this strong international alliance, ChemRxiv is a truly global preprint server driven by the chemistry research community. Collaboration between ACS, the Royal Society of Chemistry and GDCh ensures the sustainability of this service and its continued ability to meet the needs of the global chemistry community.



Authors working across all fields of chemistry are able to post their findings to the server ahead of formal peer review and publication. The service is free of charge, features a streamlined portal for direct and easy submission, and supports a wide variety of file formats. New features include a triage process that checks for plagiarism and other basic elements, while retaining its rapid posting time of less than two business days.



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US IEEE GlobalSpec names Steve Kirkpatrick to its Board of Directors - 21 Mar 2018

IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of IEEE and provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering and technical professionals, has named Steve Kirkpatrick to its Board of Directors.



Kirkpatrick brings a wealth of financial experience to the Board of IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc. He currently serves as Commercial Director and Global Head of Sales for North Sails, the world's leading sail making company. Prior to this position, he was the CFO and Head of Business Development at Focal Upright, an award-winning ergonomic furniture company. Previously he held senior positions with Glass Lewis, Discovery Capital Partners, and Robertson Stephens.



IEEE GlobalSpec is a community built by engineers, for engineers - delivering the single source for trusted, expert engineering content, information, insight, tools, and community for engineers and technical professionals across multiple industries and disciplines. An engaged community of more than 8 million industry professionals relies upon IEEE GlobalSpec as a trusted resource at every stage of the research, product design, and purchasing process.



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US Remarq now available across journals published by Rockefeller University Press - 21 Mar 2018

RedLink has announced that Rockefeller University Press (RUP) is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilising the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on the Journal of Cell Biology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and the Journal of General Physiology.



By supporting engagement on the version of record, Remarq will help RUP create a rich environment for collaboration on new research.



RedLink's products include powerful, intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines for publishers (SiteLeads�), and editorial engagement tools for editors, authors, and readers (Remarq�). RedLink also offers RedLink Network, a free service libraries and publishers can use to collaborate on synchronizing access credentials and service needs.



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US Library Assessment Conference 2018 call for proposals - 21 Mar 2018

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the University of Washington Libraries, and the Conference Steering Committee invite paper and poster proposals for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. This seventh biennial conference will be held in Houston, Texas, December 5-7, 2018, and is co-hosted by the University of Houston Libraries and Texas A&M Libraries.



The conference goal is to build and further a vibrant library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment. The event provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers, posters, and pre-conference workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment.



Paper and poster proposals that cover any aspect of library assessment in any type of library are invited. The conference steering committee especially encourages assessment-related proposals in the areas such as Collaborative assessments; Data management and visualization; Digital libraries and repositories; Diversity, equity, and inclusion; Measurement and measures/indicators; Methods and tools; Organizational issues; Research and scholarly life cycle; Services, collections (including specialized collections), and programs; Space and facilities planning and use; Teaching and learning; Usability; User experience; User needs; Value and impact; and Presentation Formats.



Proposals are invited as papers and posters. Brief descriptions of the various formats are provided on the conference website. Proposals are required to include a title, author names, format, and abstract (maximum 500 words) describing the paper or poster. Papers will be included in the conference proceedings and are due by January 15, 2019.



To submit a proposal, interested parties may visit the proposal submission site. The primary author will be required to create a profile. One author will complete the form submission and enter co-author information. Proposal submissions are due by May 7, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific daylight time.



Presenters who are not able to attend in-person due to a prohibition on using state travel funds to Texas will be able to present their papers virtually.



Those submitting proposals will be notified of their status in June 2018. Drafts of papers will be due by November 1 and final papers for the proceedings will be due by January 15, 2019. Each accepted presenter will be guaranteed a conference registration place and will be expected to pay the registration fee by September 1, 2018. Additional registration information will be available in June 2018.



Papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be freely and openly available via the conference website. Poster abstracts and PDF versions of posters will also be available on the conference website. Authors retain the copyright to their original work and are encouraged to publish their work in other established venues and professional journals.



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