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GT02: Building Community - COAR & Altmetrics
Tuesday, 05/Jun/2018:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Elin Stangeland, University of Oslo
Location: Ballroom D

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11:00am - 11:45am

The Prospects of Greater Community Coordination for Open Scholarly Communication Infrastructure

John Willinsky1, Kathleen Shearer2

1Stanford University, United States of America; 2COAR

In this highly interactive session, the presenters will not only address the issues, but also invite the audience to respond to questions about the prospects of greater coordination among developers of open scholarly communication infrastructure. The session will be directed by the executive director of Confederation of Open Access Repositories and by the director of the Public Knowledge Project, representing two key components in the academic community’s pursuit of open scholarly communication, namely repository and publishing systems. The questions posed by the session will be concerned with the current state of this infrastructure in terms of what the academic community has already developed, the extent to which these developments are open, and the need for developing additional parts and a much greater degree of interoperability among existing and potential parts. Those parts include repositories, journal and monograph publishing platforms, research information management systems, researcher bios, bibliographic systems, and so on. Using the audience-response software Poll Everywhere, the audience will be invited to comment on how greater coordination can be achieved in terms of (a) developing a coordinating body; (b) building plug-in capacities for interoperability and resource hand-off; (c) resolving differences in metadata standards across systems; and (d) demonstration integration projects.

11:45am - 12:30pm

Harnessing Altmetric Data for Translational Research & Community Development: A Case Study

Lily Cristina Troia1, Inga Haugen2

1Altmetric, Digital Science Discovery & Analytics Group; 2Virginia Tech University Libraries

As a land grant university, Virginia Tech has long prioritized cooperative partnerships with regional organizations, delivering translational research to local populations via the work of their Extension Agents and Specialists and the Agriculture Research Education Centers. Librarian Inga Haugen supports faculty and researchers from the Colleges of Natural Resources and Environment and of Agriculture and Life Sciences. These various county-level researchers are tasked with community education and collaboration, ensuring vital information reaches farmers, businesses, and the general public.

Often this research emerges in non-article formats--as blogs and outreach materials, curriculum or rubrics, videos, newsletters, and more. In addition, extension programs foster a commitment to open access research, producing resources intended for reuse and further development. Altmetrics provides Virginia Tech with valuable data about the reach and repurposing of their research, and evidence of broader societal impact beyond traditional, citation-based metrics. This case study shares Haugen’s work with Altmetric Engagement Manager and Librarian Lily Troia to create several distinct user personas related to the extension programs. These personas are viewed as critical component of VT Libraries' Altmetric initiative, targeting workflow integrations in support of educational strategies, and promoting a sustainable exchange of information with the wider community.

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