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NISO Webinar: Taking Full Advantage: Discovery of Open Access Content

May 8, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda
  • Event Slides
  • Event Q&A
  • Registration
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  • About the Webinar

    The publication and management of Open Access material now plays a central role in the academic research infrastructure, although its impact may differ across disciplines.  If, as Heather Joseph of SPARC has written in College and Research Library News, "the full accessibility and utility of articles is a critical part of the design of the research system," then how can the library ensure that this material, which may be generated via an array of various processes from multiple sources, is easily available for its patrons to discover and use? Join NISO's presenters for a lively discussion on this timely topic.




    Todd Carpenter, Executive Director at NISO

    Supporting the Library in the Discovery and Re-use of Open Access Content

    William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach - Mendeley

    Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University in 2008. His research involved dissecting the molecular mechanism of bone metastasis in multiple myeloma and resulted in a novel treatment approach employing mesenchymal stem cells, the body's own reparative forces. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the modern research process, he left academia and established the biology program at Genalyte, a novel diagnostics startup. At Mendeley, he works to make research more impactful and reproducible and is an expert on altmetrics, reproducibility, and open access.

    Ex Libris Primo Support for Open Access
    Tamar Sadeh, PhD, Director of Marketing - Ex Libris

    Limited discoverability has been one of the major barriers for the adoption of open-access practices by researchers. However, with the emergence of library discovery systems, the findability of scholarly content has entered a new era, regardless of the business model according to which scholarly materials are published. As a content-neutral technology provider, Ex Libris furnishes libraries with the technological infrastructure that enables their users to take advantage of the full spectrum of materials they need—open-access as well as subscribed materials. Furthermore, the technology helps libraries expose the content stored in their institutional repositories, thus facilitating the institutions’ dissemination of their researchers’ output.

    This session describes the ways in which the Primo technology promotes open-access publishing and supports the various open-access business models.

    An astronomy library's quest for greater access to literature and data 
    Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, The John G. Wolbach Library Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

    The John G. Wolbach Library, NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) and Seamless Astronomy are part of a greater collaboration at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to improve discovery of astronomical literature and data. Current projects include research on the development of systems that seamlessly integrate scientific data and literature, the semantic interlinking and annotation of scientific resources, the improvement of access to previously published and unpublished resources, the publication of new research formats, the study of the impact of social media and networking sites on scientific dissemination, and the analysis and visualization of astronomical data and research communities.

    This talk will explore a number of these projects and how they improve access to various sources of information within the astronomical community.


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Registration closes on May 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $95.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on May 8, 2013. Cancellations made by May 1, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by Tuesday at 10AM (EST) please contact the NISO office or email Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager at jwood@niso.org for immediate assistance.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.

  • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free webinar connection as part of their membership. You do not need to register for the event for this free connection. Your webinar contact will receive the login instructions the Monday before the event. You may have as many people as you like from the member's library view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections beyond the free one, then you will need to enter a paid registration (at the member rate) for each additional connection required.

  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.

  • Registrants and LSA member webinar contacts will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived webinar recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.