As World’s Collide


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ASIDIC Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, NV March 2008. This presentation presents the challenges for the researcher, publisher and the library as their collective worlds are constantly colliding as the need to be published, to maintain the subscription model

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  • Good Afternoon, I hope everyone had a very good lunch! I like to kick off our chat today with a couple of historical observations. Back in 1996 the STM and Academic research community had decided to begin to build their electronic journal systems. The academic universities were not quite sure if they were ready to transition from print to electronic and if they did acquire e-journals they were not quite sure if they would cancel their print. It took quite a few years for the majority of the institutions to sign up for electronic journals. While the publishers were somewhat perplexed that the acquisition of their e-journal platforms was taking longer than expected, they were also part of the problem as well. As most of the publisher’s ejournal programs started at 1995 and moved forward, all but one publishing executive debated whether adding backfiles back to volume 1 issue 1 would be accepted by the academic research community. The other issue debated was whether books should be digitized or not. At the 2001 PSP symposium titled “The E-book: Crouching Dragon or Hidden Tiger? (1) Publishers and librarians actually debated the pros and cons of the e-book. This industry is very slow to move as there is a necessity to have validated published proof that a move to a new medium such as digital books would be acceptable. Well the one publishing executive who moved first in both categories was Derk Haank. At Elsevier, Derk was attending a meeting in Japan and a Japanese Library Director asked Derk when Elsevier was going to load up the journal backfiles. Derk asked him how important this was to the library community and he said very important. Derk replied we will load them ASAP. Without any hesitation Derk informed the Elsevier team about his decision and this ambitious project moved forward on his order. After Elsevier’s announcement, the other publishers introduced their backfile programs. When Derk moved over to Springer one of his first initiatives was to digitize the entire book collection. In 2006 Springer had beat the other STM publishers to the punch with his e book program. These two anecdotal examples demonstrate our industry’s lethargy in moving into new technologies. My hypothesis for my talk this afternoon is that there are several forces (old and new) that are seriously threatening the publisher’s traditional subscription pricing model. The STM publishers will need to assess their respective positions in the market place and will need to act in a far more expeditious manner than they have in the past. Further that these new emerging technologies are speeding up the collision that we all will face. Allow me to establish the foundation for my talk today.
  • As World’s Collide

    1. 1. Darrell W. Gunter EVP/ CMO Collexis Holdings, Inc. March 17, 2008 As World’s Collide New Trends & Disruptive Technologies ASIDIC 2008
    2. 2. Our Agenda for Today <ul><li>The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>New Models / Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Trends & New Tools </li></ul><ul><li>The Collision! </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Facts 1,2,3
    4. 4. New Models / Open Access 4, 5, 6
    5. 5. Grants 7, 8, 9
    6. 6. The Semantic Web and Its Developments! 10
    7. 7. Collexis Fingerprint Engine Search * Categorization * Aggregation * Hypothesis Generation
    8. 8. Trends & New Tools 11
    9. 9. Applications using the Collexis Fingerprint Technology Collexis Mediator - semantic search application for internal and external content, providing expert profiles and the possibility to use a whole text by cut, copy, paste for searching. Collexis Knowledge Dashboard – text mining tool to analyse up to 300k documents relevant for a topic vertical (disease, drug) by exploring the relations – together with powerful Knowledge discovery routines
    10. 10. Applications using the Collexis Fingerprint Technology Thomson / Collexis Dashboard– Together wtih Thomson Scientific Collexis is providing Dashboards analyzing Web of Science content – bringing discovery to the next level Collexis Expert Profiling – do you know what your organization knows? By generating expert profiles automatically from text documents Collexis helps to achieve real translation of research activities
    11. 11. Explore instead of Searching!
    12. 12. Collexis Knowledge Dashboard
    13. 13. Trends and Knowledge Discovery <ul><li>Within the Dashboard, the user get immediately an overview on trends – meaning concepts which are co-occurring increasingly with the Dashboard topic. </li></ul>
    14. 14. – free social network with more than 1.4M expert profiles
    15. 15. BME – connecting the scientists <ul><li>New life science social networking portal </li></ul><ul><li>Launched the 11th of January (ALA Midwinter Meeting) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepopulated with 1.4 million expert profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the last ten years of PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>12 million relations of co-authors as social links </li></ul>
    16. 16. Preview
    17. 17. Asklepios Group <ul><li>12 </li></ul>Search „cisplatin“ shows the relevant publications from Springer, Elsevier, Thieme, OVID and other publishers 12
    18. 18. The Collision
    19. 19. THANK YOU!
    20. 20. Notes & References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Ware, M (2006) Scientific publishing in transition: an overview of current developments </li></ul><ul><li>Mabe, M. (Electronic) journal publishing, The E-Resources Management Handbook- UKSG 2006,1,1;linkingpublicationresults,1:120087,1 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Univ of Ca. & Greenhouse Associates, Inc., Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Scholarly Communication: Survey Findings From The Univ. of California August 2007, </li></ul><ul><li>Casey, K., Harvard University, Kristen, E., Harvard University, Friedman, J. , The Ohio State University, Gibbons, D., Harvard Medical School, Goggin, M. Partners HealthCare, Inc., Leshan, T., Brown University, Stoddard, R., the Ohio State University, Tate, D., UCLA, Vick, P., Duke Univ., Vincent, J., Vanderbilt Univ., A Broken Pipeline March 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Zerhouni, E., The NIH Roadmap, October 2003, </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical and Translational Science Awards, </li></ul><ul><li>Mills, D., Project 10X’s Semantic Wave 2008 Report: Industry Roadmap to Web 3.0 & Multibillion Dollar Market Opportunites, February 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Johns Hopkins </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Collexis and SiloBreaker: the emergence of Vertical Search 2.0? by Daniel Pollock , Vice President & Lead Analyst - London, UK </li></ul>