Evolving Roles in Scholarly Communications


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ODE WP4 presentation by Susan Reilly at APA 2012 on the 7th of September 2012 in Frascati. Looks at the role of libraries in data management.

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  • No more picture after this! The book of the birth of Iskandar Creator: Imad al-Din Mahmud al-Kashi Year: 1411 Institution: Wellcome Library, London Collection: Wellcome Images, Historical images Comment: Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror. This horoscope shows the positions of the heavens at the moment of Iskandar's birth on 25th April 1384.
  • Sharing experience Developing policy Establising repositories Delivering training Prioritising skills Engaging in the broader dialogue
  • Evolving Roles in Scholarly Communications

    1. 1. Evolving Roles in ScholarlyCommunicationsSusan Reilly, Twitter:@skreillyAPA, Frascati, 7th Nov, 2012
    2. 2. From this…
    3. 3. to this
    4. 4. Our work in ODETo consider the impact that data sharing, re- use and preservation is having on scholarly communication…
    5. 5. Step 1: Explore the integration of data &publications• 3 stakeholder perspectives: • Researchers • Publishers • Libraries• How is data linked to publications?• What are the challenges?• Where are the opportunities?
    6. 6. The DataPublication (1) Data contained andPyramid explained within the article (2) Further data explanations in any kind of supplementary (3) Data files to articles referenced from the article and held in data centers and (4) Data repositoriespublications, describing available datasets (5) Data in drawers and on disks at the institute
    7. 7. Rebuilding the pyramid: implications for librariesLevel of integration Implication for libraryData contained within the article  Prepare for adequate preservation strategiesData published in supplementary files to  Presentation and preservationarticles mechanisms  Persistent linkDatasets referenced from the articles  Citability of dataset  Persistent link  Perpetual access to datasetData published independently from written  Support publication processpublications (“data publication”)  Curation of datasets  Metadata and documentationData in drawers and on disks at the  Engage in data managementinstitute planning
    8. 8. Step 2: define best practice in citability• Publishers need to provide guidance for authors and referees on citation of data• Citations with persistent identifiers should be listed in the references/bibliography to enable tracking of citation metrics• Liaison roles could help to bridge gaps and foster understanding between different communities
    9. 9. Step 3: define roles•What is the role of libraries in data exchange?•In what areas is the demand for support from researchers?•What skills do libraries need to develop to support researchers in data exchange?•How do we developthese skills ?
    10. 10. The Survey• Sent to circa 800 librarians, 110 respondents• Also sent to AU/US libraries active in this area• Seven criteria: 1. Availability 2. Findability 3. Interpretability 4. Reusability 5. Citability 6. Curation 7. Preservation 11
    11. 11. Setting the scene• Data sets will become separately citable items, supported by their own citation framework• Underlying data will increasingly become an integrated part of enriched articles via special viewers, pointers and interactive pdf’s• The best place for underlying data is in official data repositories and archives• There are not sufficient trustworthy data archives available for authors to deposit their data
    12. 12. Current Practices 14% in 2009 6% in 2009 15% in 2009 3% in 2009?!
    13. 13. No preservation strategies!
    14. 14. Differences with US/AUS libraries More priority for data More manage priority ment for data plans citation Agree that archiving data is most in demand
    15. 15. Citability
    16. 16. Strategies
    17. 17. Skills
    18. 18. What Skills?88% of expert libraries see subject expertise as important!
    19. 19. Developing Skills W hich me a sure for de ve loping skills do you conside r a ppropria te ? Integrate data management 3% into professional education 1% 28% Data management courses 27% for librarians as continuing professional development Practical literature and guidelines N/A Other (please specify) 41%
    20. 20. Epilogue• Developing policy• Establising repositories• Delivering training• Prioritising skills• Engaging in the broaderdialogue
    21. 21. Conclusions• Libraries mobilising to meet demand• Need to work together and in consultation with other stakeholders to develop new skill sets• Gap in advocacy for data sharing, the use of subject specific repositories, and best practice in data• Researchers will need training and guidance on how to make their data citable and on how to cite data in order to ensure that they can fully benefit from a future where data may become a publication on its own right.
    22. 22. Thank youhttp://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/index.php/community/current-projects/ode/outputs/