2:00-2:15pm - Get credit for all of your research - Mark Hahnel, FigShare
FigShare is a open data project that allows researchers to publish their data in a citable, searchable and sharable manner. The data can come in the form of individual figures, datasets or video files and users are encouraged to share their negative data and unpublished results too. All data is persistently stored online under the most liberal Creative Commons license, waiving copyright where possible. This allows scientists to access and share the information from anywhere in the world with minimal friction. This demo will walk you through how to use the tool, and what's planned for the future. Come see how FigShare has grown from a seed of an idea at #scio11 to a full-fledged project supported by Digital Science. For more, visit http://FigShare.com
2:15-2:30pm - Writing for Robots: Getting your research noticed in the algorithmic era - William Gunn, Mendeley
With the volume of research output always rising, it's very hard to stay on top of what you need to read. Practically no one finds research articles anymore by going to the journal first and reading the table of contents. We all depend to some degree on algorithms to help us find what we should know. I'd like to talk a little about how some of the major algorithms work, how knowledge of the algorithms can make you a better writer, and how search and recommendation work together to bring you just the right paper at the right time. I'll present some specific examples of situations where these principles can be applied in three phases of research - starting a project, actively doing research, and writing up your results.
2:30-2:45pm - ORCID - Martin Fenner
Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) was incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization in 2010 to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly research and communication by establishing a global, open registry to provide persistent, unique identifiers for researchers (http://www.orcid.org/). The ORCID service will launch in 2012. ORCID will facilitate the attribution of scholarly contributions that go beyond journal articles, e.g. datasets, peer review, blogging, or microattributions. The presentation will introduce ORCID to the audience, and will discuss several interesting scenarios using ORCID identifiers in scholarly communication.
2:45-3:00pm - Break
3:00-3:15pm - Research Discovery: Finding Networking Nirvana on the Semantic Web - Kristi Holmes
VIVO is an open source, open ontology research discovery platform for hosting information about scientists and their interests, activities, and accomplishments. The rich data in VIVO can be repurposed and shared to highlight expertise and facilitate discovery at many levels. Across implementations, VIVO provides a uniform semantic structure to enable a new class of tools which can use the rich data to advance science. There are currently over 50 VIVO implementations in the United States and over 20 international VIVO projects. This presentation will provide a brief description of VIVO and will demonstrate how diverse groups are not only using VIVO, but are also developing apps to consume the semantically-rich data for visualizations, enhanced multi-site search, discovery, and more. Learn more at http://vivoweb.org.
3:15-3:30pm - Article-Level Metrics (ALM) at PLoS - Jennifer Lin
PLoS launched Article-Level Metrics (ALM) to provide a more meaningful and granular understanding of the importance and reach of a piece of research work. The digital environment of today’s research enables far more modes of dissemination and, subsequently, the collection and analysis of these conduits than ever before, offering new and interesting ways to understand impact. ALM captures the reach of research dissemination across online usage, citations, social bookmarks, notes, comments, ratings and blog coverage. With this suite of data, the entire academic community can assess the value of articles after publication. A free, open-source ALM application is available for the public to build third party applications. Also, the ALM API makes the data available for anyone to re-use and mash-up. This presentation will exhibit features and tools for using ALMs in research discovery (filtering, aggregating, and navigating the research of others) as well as professional advancement (tracking, benchmarking, and evaluating one's own research). It will describe the value of ALMs for scientific researchers, funding agencies, academic institutions, and governmental organizations. For more information, please visit: http://article-level-metrics.plos.org/.
3:30-3:45pm - Break
3:45-4:00pm - PaperCritic - Jason Priem (on behalf of Martin Bachwerk)
In a world where our lives are broadcast by Facebook and Twitter, our news consumption is dominated by blogs and our knowledge is defined by Wikipedia articles, science somehow remains 20 years behind in terms of communicating about its advances. PaperCritic aims to improve the situation by offering researchers a way of monitoring all types of feedback about their scientific work, as well as allowing everyone to easily review the work of others, in a fully open and transparent environment. The demo will give an overview of the site's main functions as well as discuss some plans for the future. Feel welcome to visit http://www.papercritic.com in the meantime to check it out for yourself.
4:00-4:15pm - Annotum, an open source, open access scholarly authoring and publishing system based on WordPress. - Carl Leubsdorf
The process of authoring, reviewing, and publishing scholarly articles remains an expensive, time-consuming process that can require significant up-front investment and technical expertise. Coupled with lengthy review processes this can create delays of up to a year before new scientific findings are published. Annotum, a new, open-source, open-access authoring publishing platform based on WordPress, provides an easy-to use alternative to existing publishing systems that supports very rapid expert review and professional online publishing.
In this live demonstration, we will show how Annotum can be used by scholarly authors to collaboratively author articles with rich text formatting, structured figures and equations, and citations. Then we'll show how authors can submit their article to a peer-review process, demonstrate the review and approval workflow, and publish the approved article online as well as in PDF and NLM-compatible XML formats. And did we mention that Annotum is completely free and open source, and available for free on WordPress.com?
Annotum is a product of Solvitor LLC with heavy lifting by Crowd Favorite. Annotum is free (speech and beer).
4:15-4:30pm - Break
4:30-4:45pm - REACH NC - Sharlini Sankaran
Leaders from UNC General Administration, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) have partnered with Elsevier to create REACH NC (Research, Engagement And Capabilities Hub of North Carolina), a portal to access information on the expertise of university personnel - www.reachnc.org . REACH NC users can search for and view the expertise profiles of individuals or entire units. Profiles are generated using publications, sponsored research awards, intellectual property, and course descriptions. Expertise profiles are built upon institutional or publicly available data and generally require minimal upkeep by individuals. Whether building new collaborations, attracting and retaining businesses to North Carolina, or enhancing the effectiveness and competitiveness of other NC institutions, REACH NC is positioned to help, with information about and access to potential collaborators in research, problem solving, and economic development.
4:45-5:00pm - Get Visible or Vanish: Digital Publishing for Science Professionals – Courtney Enzor
In today’s digital age, "publish or perish" has become "get visible or vanish." How do you build this critical visibility the right way without undermining traditional academic and publishing opportunities? Building visibility is more than just posting on a WordPress blog and waiting for people to find you; i…