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Presentation by Tom Mowlam on Ubiquity Press's initiatives in semantic publishing given at the Now and Future of Data Publishing Symposium, 22 May 2013, Oxford, UK

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  • Key message: Ubiquity Press is steered by ResearchersUP = 2 years old, 8 staff, publish open access books, open access journals, open access data journals(look: steering wheel) Engage with research community Started in UCL and maintain close ties Founders are researchers at UCL: archaeology, space medicine…one of the thingsresearchers tell is that depositing research resources (software, data, bioresources) is what should be happening…=============================Now and Future of Data Publishing 2013- PANEL on "Semantic Publishing, Publishing at Scale for Machines”This panel is scheduled to run for 1 hr and you are 4 panelists. The plan is for you to prepare a 5-8 min presentation to introduce challenges and exemplars. - What semantic publishing 'means' for you and in your specific case- Show how you have or are working on to achieve this using an example, ideally- What are the main hurdles you face and how you are addressing themIdeally, if you send me your slides the day before/on Tuesday, OR at least few bullet points I could create 1-2 slides with what has worked, what not, and what are the key roadblocks. This may also help kick starting the discussion.
  • Key message: lots of research resources being created, depositing it and making it available has benefits for everyone.…for lots of reasons… (on the one hand… on the other… and there should be benefits for the researchers)Not discoverable, or consistently described, or citable… and…They also tell us that they are very busy, and could do with a bit more benefits to themselves to encourage them…The carrot we provide is to enable the publication of data papers to cite the article
  • Key message: repository data in various formats can be cited and tracked via metajournal papers in a standard formatMetapapers (not just data – egbioresources) enable citation of the software or data or biosamples deposited in repositories – the metapapers can be cited and tracked in the usual way as regular journal articles, and the researchers can get credit.We help researchers put data into trusted repositories, with DOIs[practical solution to citing of resources][[more info on why this is a good hing – ref funding etc]]
  • Key message: the semanticinformation about a metapaper is important (it is the paper!) - content mining – apply to larger scale in futureShort highly-structured structured articlesMetajournals are a laboratory for introducing semantics into articles, as they are currently short/structured articles – our intention is to apply what we learn to the wilder journal and book world.Where data is being deposited, our data journals make it: Discoverable Citable/credited Consistently described 
  • Key message: UP are solving the research community’s problems by launching data journals to:[[remove transitions, show 1 data paper, and list rest of the journals? Don’t show individual papers]] 1. enable data to be cited via the data paper 2. store metadata about deposited data in a standard format, in short peer-reviewed data papers a. wherever possible, using cross disciplinary standards like temporal and spatial data
  • Key message: barriers need to be low, but semantics need to be included as automated as possibleOur challenge is to keep the costs low (humanities background)… online authoring platform eliminates production overhead for data journals running journals based on the open source open journal system, reduces development and maintenance overhead integrating with university payment systems reduces inhouse costs, and author concerns about payment high volume/throughput introduces economies of scaleChallenge: we need automatically-marked-up semantics, or easily navigable pick-lists – and need authors to implement approval/disapprovalConsistently structured content, and platform reduces cost – effective solutions can then be applied to wilder/unstructured journal and books
  • Key message: Semantic data in meta journals is the ‘start’Starting with short structured content, and go to larger unstructured format in future (is a lab)[[Challenges: 1. identifying the correct ontologies to use 2. getting high quality semantics included without a lot of work or cost to the author]]
  • Key message: UP is working with the research community to create standards for data interchange, one of the projects is PRIME
  • Mowlam-semantic publishing-up-nfdp13

    1. 1. / @ubiquitypress Tom Mowlam Now and Future of Data Publishing, Oxford, 23 May 2013 Semantic Publishing at UP
    2. 2. / @ubiquitypress
    3. 3. / @ubiquitypress Metajournals as incentives
    4. 4. / @ubiquitypress A metapaper is semantics… Semantic information currently included: • JATS XML; short structured article describes: methodology, the data set, reuse potential • Dublin Core citation information • Time + Space semantics * Peroni S, Lapeyre DA and Shotton D (2012) From Markup to Linked Data: Mapping NISO JATS v1.0 to RDF using the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies. Proc. 2012 JATS Conference, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 16-17 October 2012. Semantic information ‘coming soon’: • More cross-discipline semantics • Controlled vocabularies • RDF in many ontologies*
    5. 5. / @ubiquitypress
    6. 6. / @ubiquitypress Low barriers are essential • Low, transparent APCs • Challenge: high quality semantic markup at low cost • Metapapers £25 • Research articles £200
    7. 7. / @ubiquitypress Links @ubiquitypress
    8. 8. / @ubiquitypress Subset of the DataCite metadata schema: • Identifier • Creator • Title • Publisher • PublicationYear • Subject • ResourceType (controlled list) • Rights • Description PRIME Publisher, Repository and Institutional Metadata Exchange UCL LIBRARY SERVICES INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY 75 YEARS OF LEADING GLOBAL ARCHAEOLOGY2012