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NASIG 2016
Embracing New Horizons
Albuquerque, NM, June 9 to 12

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Vision Session [clear filter]
Friday, June 10

9:00am PDT

Vision Session 1 -- Dialectic on the Aims of Institutional Repositories

Clifford Lynch has referred to the “unresolved” dialectic between a vision of institutional repositories as providing a framework for managing new forms of digital scholarship while nurturing innovation, and the view that repositories are primarily a mechanism to transition the traditional scholarly journal literature to open access models.  The latter view, with its focus on filling the repository with Green OA articles, has so far fallen short of achieving its stated purposes.  This is, in part, a result of Green OA’s parasitic relationship to subscription publishing, as well as the difficulty of persuading researchers that such deposits have value to them.  Repositories that have been guided by the former view appear to be more successful in recruiting content and connecting the value provided by the repository to the varied missions of the members of the community it serves.  With nearly two decades of repository implementation to guide us, can we achieve a synthesis that refocuses the energy of repository managers on a more complete vision for the value that repositories can provide?

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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 →

Friday June 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Alvorado DE
Saturday, June 11

9:00am PDT

Vision Session 2 -- The Power of Open

This talk will examine the current open access environment - political, legal, financial - and the discuss the growing trend of opening up access to research outputs (both articles and data). It will also explore the implications this has for researchers, scholarly publishers and the larger academic community, and pose some thoughts on where the larger “open” movement might be headed, because when we embrace open, what is possible?

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Heather Joseph

Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Heather Joseph has served as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) since 2005. In that capacity, she works to support broadening access to the results of scholarly research through enabling open access publishing, archiving and... Read More →

Saturday June 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Alvorado DE
Sunday, June 12

10:15am PDT

Vision session 3 -- How Many Libraries Do We Need?

There are 119,000 libraries in the United States (ALA figure).  How many do we need?  That is intentionally constructed to (in the correct sense of the word) beg the question of what counts as a library.  This talk will be deliberately provocative and provide several different ways to think about the answer to the question -- and several answers.

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Jim O'Donnell

University Librarian, Arizona State University

Sunday June 12, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am PDT
Alvorado DE