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NISO/ICSTI Joint Webinar: Enabling Innovations for Researcher Workflows and Scholarly Communication

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

Digital network technologies have driven the globalisation of the scientific community and transformed the way in which research is conducted and communicated.

This webinar focuses on the usage of the innovative tools that have been developed to facilitate information sharing and collaboration in this changing environment. Presenters will address the need for consensus among stakeholders in differing scientific communities on the principles needed to guide implementation positively to impact research practice, openness, efficiency and reproducibility, and quality of outcomes'. 



Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Confirmed Speakers:

Innovations in scholarly communication: openness, efficiency and reproducibility drivers
Jeroen Bosman, Scholarly Communications and Geoscience Librarian, Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Bianca Kramer: Life Sciences and Medicine Librarian, Utrecht University, The Netherlands;

Science is in transition. Exactly how is what we try to find out in the project 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication. By looking at tool development and tool usage in all phases of the research cycle we can distill patterns in research practices. The empirical underpinning for this is supplied by data from our recent global survey that reached >20K researchers, librarians and others. We will show how one may get a grip on these complex tool usage patterns by using a simple model that frames tools according to the extent that they facilitate or promote research to become more efficient, more open and more reproducible.

Jeroen Bosman (@jeroenbosman) is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication. He is an avid advocate for Open Access and for experimenting with open alternatives. He is co-author of the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication depicting innovation trends by research workflow phases and he has led the global survey in Innovations in Scholarly Communication with his colleague Bianca Kramer. Jeroen regularly leads workshops in online search and other aspects of scholarly communication, for students, faculty and professionals alike. When not working you can see him cycle touring (fast), photographing (slow) and drinking Islay malts (not necessarily at the same time).

Bianca Kramer (@msphelps) is a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science. Through her work, together with colleague Jeroen Bosman, on the project 101 innovations in scholarly communication (including a worldwide survey of >20,000 researchers) she is investigating trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle. She regularly leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication (e.g. online search, altmetrics, peer review) for researchers, students and other stakeholders in scholarly communication, and has an active interest in data- and network visualization. Her twitter handle reflects her love for children’s literature and librarianship alike.

An Open Science Framework to Manage the Research Workflow and Align Scientific Values with Practices 
David Mellor, PhD, Project Manager, Journal and Funder Initiatives, Center for Open Science. 

Scientists are rewarded for getting their worked published, and getting published traditionally has relied on presenting surprising and tidy findings. However, this leads to presenting a biased subset of the total body of scientific evidence. The mission of the Center for Open Science is to increase the rigor and reproducibility of research. This mission is achieved through three activities: 1) Measuring the extent of the problem through reproducibility studies, 2) Advocating for policies and practices that can improve the reproducibility of the published literature, and 3) Building tools that enable the practices for which we advocate. In this presentation, David Mellor will present how the Open Science Framework can enable researchers and institutions to conduct more reproducible work and how societies can reward ideal scientific practices.

David Mellor works at the Center for Open Science on initiatives for publishers, journals, funders, and researchers to conduct more reproducible research. Outlined in the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP, https://cos.io/top) Guidelines, these steps include data sharing, preregistration, and replication. Before coming to COS, he worked at Virginia Tech with citizen scientists by building collaborative, online platforms. He received his degree from Rutgers in Ecology and Evolution. Find him online at orcid.org/0000-0002-3125-5888 and https://twitter.com/EvoMellor

From Principles to Action - The FORCE11 approach to innovation in scholarly communications
Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communications, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University;

There is a lot of talk of innovation and change and even disruption in scholarly communication but sometimes the pace of change itself can seem slow. Some efforts seem to get bogged down in endless discussion and never make it to implementation. Some by contrast reach a technical conclusion too quickly and fail because they don't address the complex needs of many stakeholders.

FORCE11 started as a movement for change amongst a particular group of technically minded people in scholarly communication including publishers, technologists, researchers, advocates and funders. Over time it has evolved in a number of directions, now positioning itself as a forum where different stakeholder communities can come together to seek a consensus on how to move forward. In particular a pattern has emerged in which successful groups seek first to articulate and refine a set ofprinciples that can help to guide implementation but do not specify it. If a wide consensus can be developed on principles then the next phase moves towards community implementation.

Cameron Neylon is Professor of Research Communication at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. He is interested in how to make the internet more effective as a tool for scholarship. He writes and speaks regularly on scholarly communication, the design of web based tools for research, and the need for policy and cultural change within and around the research community.Cameron Neylon is a one-time biomedical scientist who has moved into the humanities via Open Access and Open Data advocacy. His research and broader work focusses on how we can make the institutions that support research sustainable and fit for purpose for the 21st century and how the advent of new communications technology is a help (and in some cases a hindrance) for this.

OpenVIVO: Transforming the Representation of Scholarly Communication
Alex Viggio
: Associate Director, Faculty Information System, University of Colorado, Boulder;  

The VIVO web application showcases the scholarly work of research institutions around the world using the shared OpenRIF information model. The VIVO and OpenRIF projects collaborate as an extended community that embraces open source, open data, and open standards. VIVO’s established functionality enables the aggregation, curation, searching, browsing, and visualizing of diverse scholarly activity. VIVO continues to evolve, exploring new approaches in support of scholarly communication such as implementing FAIR Data Principles and expert finding functionality.

This presentation examines OpenVIVO, a hosted instance of VIVO describing attendees of recent FORCE11 and VIVO conferences. Today, anyone with an ORCiD identifier can log into OpenVIVO. This automatically creates their VIVO profile drawing from ORCiD and other authoritative sources, allowing them to explore VIVO’s innovative functionality. OpenVIVO extends the VIVO 1.9 open source release to include features such as: authenticating with ORCiD; linking data with ORCiD, CrossRef, Figshare, Altmetric, and GRID; integrating the new OpenRIF contribution role ontology; and using the OCLC FAST vocabulary to map expertise. We’ll discuss lessons learned from OpenVIVO, and how this informs the project roadmap.

Alex Viggio is the Associate Director of the Faculty Information System (FIS) at the University of Colorado Boulder. FIS has provided faculty reporting and research information management solutions to the CU Boulder campus and research institutes for over 20 years, and the FIS team integrated VIVO to surface public researcher profiles in 2010. Alex served as a VIVO Implementation Working Group lead from 2011 until 2015, and has also served on the SHARE Technical Working Group and CU Boulder’s Research Data Management Task Force. He is currently a Steering Group member on the VIVO Project at DuraSpace.


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Registration closes on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)

Registration Costs

Additional Information


  • NISO Voting and LSA Members/ICSTI Full Members

    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member

    • $95.00
    • $125 (US and Canada)
    • $149 (International)
  • Non-Member

    • $150.00 (US and Canada)
    • $170.00 (International)
  • Student

    • $49.00


  • Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Cancellations made by Wednesday, October 19, 2016 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail on Wednesday (October 19) prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Thursday 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 12 Noon (EDT) on the Wednesday before the webinar, please contact the NISO office (nisohq@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.
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  • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members will need to register at the member rates. Joint NISO/NASIG webinars, as well as other partner events, are not included in the free webinar package (just NISO-only webinars).
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
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