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Friday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
New Online Workflow Tools and their Implications for the Distribution, Use, and Management of Research Outputs

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The last few years have seen a significant growth in the number of online tools being offered to researchers that pledge to embed themselves in their workflows and significantly enhance their efficiency and effectiveness. This session will look at two types of these tools – those which focus primarily on managing content (like Zotero, Papers, PubGet, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, and ReadCube) and those which focus primarily on individuals and collaboration (like academia.edu and ResearchGate), although many of these demonstrate attributes of both types, even though their provenance and key strength lie with one group or the other.

In this session:
  • a university librarian will share with us how she has incorporated some of these tools into her own workflows and into the services which she makes available to her library users. She will assess their strengths and weaknesses and examine the challenges that can arise as a result of the development and growth of these tools.
  • an A&I service provider will share his thoughts on how information discovery players can ensure that their services both enhance, and may be enhanced by, the functionality offered to users by these new tools. 

Both speakers will also provide insights into how end users are deploying these tools, looking at what they find useful, what they don’t, and what additional tools they would like to see developed.

Come to this session either to learn how you can benefit from using some of these tools, or to share your current experience of using any of them.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gedye

Richard Gedye

Director of Outreach Programmes, STM
RICHARD GEDYE has worked in academic journals publishing since 1986, firstly at Macmillan. In 1991 he joined Oxford University Press where he held a number of positions, including director of sales, marketing, and research. In 2002 he helped found COUNTER, an international organization which has established a code of practice for vendor-based online usage statistics, and which he chaired for eight years. Since January 2011, Richard has been... Read More →
avatar for Helen Josephine

Helen Josephine

Head of the Engineering Library, Stanford University
Helen Josephine is the Head Librarian at the Terman Engineering Library at Stanford University. She is the subject liaison and bibliographer for the School of Engineering departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electrical Engineering, and Management Science and Engineering. She also offers workshops and consultation to all students and faculty on campus on citation management tools and research databases. She is the Stanford University... Read More →
avatar for Eric Swenson

Eric Swenson

Director of Product Management, Scopus, Scopus | Elsevier
Eric has worked at the forefront of digital media, publishing and information services for more than 20 years, most recently with Elsevier's Science & Technology Division since 2011. Eric is currently responsible for product management and design for Scopus, Elsevier's premier abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Previously, he managed Elsevier’s free search & discovery platforms, SciVerse Hub and Scirus, respectively... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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