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NISO/ICSTI Joint Webinar: Text and Data Mining: The Way Forward as Seen by the Library, Publisher and Researcher Communities

Thursday, June 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

Text and Data Mining (TDM) facilitates the discovery, selection, structuring, and analysis of large numbers of documents/sets of data, enabling the visualization of results in new ways to support innovation and the development of new knowledge. In both academia and commercial contexts, TDM is increasingly recognized as a means to extract, re-use and leverage additional value from published information, by linking concepts, addressing specific questions, and creating efficiencies. But TDM in practice is not straightforward. TDM methodology and use are fast changing but are not yet matched by the development of enabling policies.

This webinar provides a review of where we are today with TDM, as seen from the perspective of the researcher, library, and licensing-publisher communities.  



Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Confirmed Speakers:

From the Chemistry of Data to the Data of Chemistry.
Jeremy Frey, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Head of Computational Systems Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK

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In my talk I will discuss the way in which the ideas of the Data Science, Web and Semantic Web, Open Science (to some extent the twin disciplines of Chemometrics and Cheminformatics) contribute to new methods and approaches to data driven chemistry. A key aspect of the discussion will be how to facilitate the improved acquisition and integration and analysis of chemical data in context from experiments and the literature. I will refer to the challenges and lesions learnt in the e-Science and Digital Economy in accessing and extracting data and information.

Jeremy Frey obtained his DPhil on experimental and theoretical aspects of van der Waals complexes, in Oxford, followed by a fellowship at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory with Yuan Lee. In 1984 he joined the University of Southampton, where he is now Professor of Physical Chemistry and head of the Computational Systems Chemistry Group. His experimental research probes molecular organization from single molecules to liquid interfaces using laser spectroscopy from the IR to soft X-rays. In parallel he investigates how e-Science infrastructure supports intelligent access to scientific data. He is strongly committed to collaborative inter and multi-disciplinary research and is skilled in facilitating communication between diverse disciplines speaking different languages. He has successfully lead several large interdisciplinary collaborative RUCK research grants, from Basic Technology (Coherent Soft X-Ray imaging), e-Science (CombeChem) and most recently the Digital Economy Challenge area of IT as a Utility Network+, where he has successfully created a unique platform to facilitate collaboration across the social, science, engineering and design domains, working with all the research, commercial, third and governmental sectors.

TDM-The Way Forward
Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive, Association of Learned Professional and Society Publishers (ALPSP) and Director of the Publishers Licensing Society

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After being in existence for several years in other sectors, TDM for scholarly research is starting to gain traction. The UK has introduced an exception for TDM for research, but the publishers are still not seeing a rising demand. The EU Commission plans to produce draft legislation for an exception later this year, and in the US this comes under the fair use doctrine. But what is holding TDM back? Is it legislation? Is it access? Is it technical? This session will explore what legislation is in place, what effect it has had, what challenges still need to be solved and what solutions are already in place.

Audrey McCulloch has been the Chief Executive of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the international association for non-profit scholarly and professional publishers and those that work with them, since 2012. Prior that she was the Executive Director for the UK at ALPSP. She previously worked at Portland Press Ltd (the publishing arm of The Biochemical Society) where she was involved in developing and launching the new Biochemical Journal website, and led the team which created a proprietary submission and peer review system. She has over fourteen years’ experience of scholarly publishing and has a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from the University of Nottingham. Audrey is also a Director of the Publishers Licensing Society and the Copyright Licensing Agency.

Library licensing approaches in text and data mining access for researchers at MIT
Ellen Finnie, Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy, MIT Libraries

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This talk will address the challenges and successes that the MIT libraries have experienced in providing enabling services that deliver TDM access to MIT researchers, including:
· emphasizing TDM in negotiating contracts for scholarly resources

· defining requirements for licenses for TDM access

· working with information providers to negotiate licenses that work for our researchers

· addressing challenges and retooling to address barriers to success

· offering educational guides and workshops

· managing current needs v. the long-term goal-- TDM as a reader’s right

Ellen Finnie is Head, Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy in the MIT Libraries. She leads the MIT Libraries’ scholarly communications and collections strategy in support of the Libraries’ and MIT’s objectives, including in particular efforts to influence models of scholarly publishing and communication in ways that increase the impact and reach of MIT’s research and scholarship and which promote open, sustainable publishing and access models. She leads outreach efforts to faculty in support of scholarly publication reform and open access activities at MIT, and acts as the Libraries’ chief resource for copyright issues and for content licensing policy and negotiations. In that role, she is involved in negotiating licenses to include text/data mining rights and coordinating researcher access to TDM services for licensed scholarly resources. She has written and spoken widely on digital acquisitions, repositories, licensing, and open access.

Text and Data Mining: Library Opportunities and Challenges

Michael Levine-Clark, Dean and Director of Libraries, University of Denver

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As scholars engage with text and data mining (TDM), libraries have struggled to provide support for projects that are unpredictable and tremendously varied. While TDM can be considered a fair use, in many cases contracts need to be renegotiated and special data sets created by the vendor. The unique nature of TDM projects makes it difficult to plan for them, and often the library and scholar have to figure them out as they go along. This session will explore strategies for libraries to effectively manage TDM, often in partnership with other units on campus and will offer suggestions to improve the process for all.

Michael Levine-Clark, the Dean and Director of the University of Denver Libraries, is the recipient of the 2015 HARRASOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and implications of discovery tool implementation.


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Registration closes on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)

Registration Costs

Additional Information

  • NISO Members, ICSTI Members, CODATA Members, CENDI Members, and World Data System (WDS) Members; partnering organizations, such as GreyNet, ALPSP, IATUL, NFAIS and STM.

    • $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
  • Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Cancellations made by Thursday, June 23, 2016 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

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