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Friday, November 7 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Let’s Talk: Bringing Many Threads Together to Weave the Scholarly Information Eco-system

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The OSTP directive (2/22/13) to make peer reviewed articles and data resulting from research funded by federal agencies publicly accessible inspired several new initiatives, most notably the SHARE project being developed by university and library groups; and the publishing community-offered CHORUS project. Although these approaches were initially developed independently (and viewed by some as competing), many of those involved have come to see them as potentially complementary. In the months since, there has been considerable conversation among people involved in these and various related initiatives about bringing these together to help make sense of a broad-based information ecosystem.

In this informal and interactive session, speakers affiliated with each of these will discuss commonalities, opportunities for collaboration, and the desirability of bringing all stakeholders in the scholarly communication community together to develop systems that can address the common interests of the general public and all those concerned about the advancement of scholarship.

Format: No presentations. A facilitated, unscripted, conversation among the participants (with audience participation) touching on areas of agreement & disagreement, possible collaborative approaches and both complementary and divergent visions for the scholarly communication system of the future.

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Laurie Goodman

Editor-in-Chief, GigaScience
I have worked in the field of Scientific Publishing since I completed my Post Doctoral studies in 1995. I currently serve as Editor-in-Chief for the international open-access open-data journal GigaScience that focuses on big data studies in the life sciences. This is an innovative... Read More →
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T. Scott Plutchak

Librarian, Epistemologist, --None--
In 2017 T. Scott Plutchak retired from his position as Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  From 1995 to 2014 he was the Director of UAB’s Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences.  Prior to that he was Associate Director... Read More →
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Howard Ratner

Executive Director, CHORUS
I am passionate about constantly improving the scholarly communications ecosystem with standards and technology. My most recent endeavor is CHORUS - the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. I was CTO and Executive Vice President, Nature Publishing Group, and was... Read More →
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Greg Tannanbaum

Strategic Partnerships, Meta
Greg Tananbaum serves as a consultant to publishers, libraries, universities, and information providers as owner of ScholarNext (www.scholarnext.com). ScholarNext clients include Facebook, Microsoft, SPARC, Meta, and Annual Reviews.  He has been President of The Berkeley Electronic Press, as well as Director of Product Marketing for EndNote. Greg writes a regular column in Against the Grain covering emerging developments in the f... Read More →

John Vaughn

Executive Vice President, Association of American Universities
John Vaughn has serve as EVP of the AAU since 1996, He is general deputy to the president and COO of the organization, but he has a particular portfolio and interest in the areas of intellectual property, information technology, research libraries and scholarly communication. He has... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403