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Tuesday, December 13 • 8:45am - 9:45am
A Story of Preprints and Curation Networks: Efficiently Scaling Community Outreach Using Public Goods Infrastructure

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This panel will highlight the role of public goods in the efficient and scalable development of two community outreach programs with a focus on scholar-librarian collaboration. The first, SocArXiv, is an open repository for preprints in the social sciences that was launched by a group of sociologists and members of the research library community. This group of scholars came together with an interest in engaging the public, sharing research results faster, and challenging the lack of transparency, high cost, and difficulty of accessing journal literature. SocArXiv, along with other communities, is leveraging the open source platforms the Open Science Framework (OSF) and OSF Preprints (a brandable repository and aggregator) to rapidly and efficiently develop and deploy its preprint services while enabling project leaders to focus on issues such as governance, community outreach, and peer review rather than technology. SHARE, another open source service, provides the underlying data and discovery layer of OSF Preprints (and therefore SocArXiv). Similarly, by leveraging public goods infrastructure like SHARE, the Data Curation Network and the SHARE Curation Associates program can focus on engaging the library's expertise to scale curation efforts. Curation is an important role that academic libraries play as we transform our workforce to assume greater digital stewardship responsibilities. Panelists will present sustainable curation models and collaborations that are being developed through institutional partnerships and national initiatives. These networks are creating opportunities to provide training, promote collaboration, and build sustainable curation and research data management services.



Philip Cohen

Professor of Sociology; Director, SocArXiv, University of Maryland College Park
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Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

Data Services Coordinator and Research Transparency Librarian, Washington University St. Louis
Cynthia R. Hudson-Vitale is the Data Services Coordinator in Data & GIS Services at Washington University in St. Louis Libraries. In this position, Cynthia leads research data services and curation efforts for the Libraries. Since coming into this role in 2012, she has worked on faculty... Read More →
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Jeffrey Spies

Chief Technology Officer, Center for Open Science
Jeffrey Spies is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Open Science (COS; http://cos.io), a non-profit technology company missioned to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. Jeff is also the co-lead of SHARE (http://share-research.org)--an... Read More →
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Claire Stewart

Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Minnesota
data management, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, research impact, active learning, learning analytics, digital media, academic learning support, space planning, learning spaces

Tuesday December 13, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am EST
Statler A&B Room Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC