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    • Optimise Medical Publishing and Avoid "Predatory Journals"
      Optimise Medical Publishing and Avoid "Predatory Journals" Janet Galliera, Executive Director Business Development, PubsHub, an ICON plc company Recorded: May 9 2017 2:30 pm UTC 52 mins
    • Open access journals are scholarly publications, available across the internet. They are freely accessible, with no subscription costs. From 2012 to 2017, the number of open access journals increased from 4,034 to 9,405. [1]

      While open access journals bring clear cost and accessibility advantages, it is important for authors to be able to accurately assess the quality and reputation of any potential publisher.

      What are predatory publishers?
      Predatory publishers are profiteering individuals or companies, who use the open access publishing model to take advantage of and exploit authors, by charging them article processing fees without providing the high quality editorial services associated with legitimate journals [2]. The term “predatory publisher” was first coined by Jeffrey Beall, who tracked them on his Scholarly Open Access blog from 2012 until January 2017.

      Speakers: Jeffrey Beall, Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver; Janet Galliera, Executive Director Business Development, PubsHub, an ICON plc company; Nicolle Watts,
      Database Manager, PubsHub an ICON plc company

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    • Women's & Gender Studies Webcast - Share Your Ideas. Change The World.
      Women's & Gender Studies Webcast - Share Your Ideas. Change The World. Join Live Webcast with Gregg Gordon & Shirley Decker-Lucke Recorded: Nov 2 2017 3:00 pm UTC 32 mins
    • You are invited to join WGSRN – the Women's & Gender Studies research network that facilitates discovery, collaboration, and sharing of early stage research across interdisciplinary sciences.

      WGSRN is a working paper and preprint server. It is powered by the SSRN platform, which has been helping researchers share their results since 1994.

      With thirty plus networks providing classified, organized working papers, and preprints for free, SSRN supports interdisciplinary discovery, collaboration, and sharing. Posting your work prior to peer review can accelerate the advancement of Women's & Gender ideas and research. Plus, it can help enhance your reputation as a researcher.

      Gregg is the managing director at SSRN focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic dissemination of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost - Tomorrow's Research Today.

      Shirley Decker-lucke is the publishing director at SSRN and joins Gregg’s mission in creating the new, new research for early discovery, collaboration, and sharing.

      In May 2016, SSRN joined Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions promoting the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, and deliver better care. Together, we can further enhance early discoveries of ideas in an open-access environment of sharing and collaboration.

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    • Showcase your institution's research (and library capabilities!)
      Showcase your institution's research (and library capabilities!) Jan Fransen, University of Minnesota; Andy Herzog, UT Arlington; Maureen Schlangen, University of Dayton Recorded: Mar 15 2018 3:00 pm UTC 57 mins
    • Join our librarian presenters to learn how they are using a variety of tactics and tools to showcase their institution's research. Discover how they work with stakeholders from researchers to the research office to raise the visibility of scholarly outputs, and the library's profile at the same time.

      Are you interested in exploring how you might work with faculty one-to-one on enriching their profiles? Learn how one librarian is establishing new services by incorporating a variety of author-level metrics into the university’s ecosystem. Or are you interested in expanding the scope of research outputs shared? See how an escholarship librarian is working with faculty to share their data in its many forms. Finally, get an enterprise-level perspective on repurposing institutional data on research outputs to inform external communications and internal reporting.


      •Incorporate altmetrics into a faculty consultation service
      •Explore new ways to share and expand the reach of faculty research
      •Enrich an annual report with data from the university’s scholarship
      •Update websites with data feeds on research outputs
      •Support scholars throughout the research lifecycle
      •Highlight data in various forms from rich images to solid modeling


      Jan Fransen, Service Lead for Research Information Management and Discovery Systems, University of Minnesota Libraries

      Andy Herzog, Dept. Head of Faculty Services and Online Engagement, University of Texas Arlington Libraries

      Maureen Schlangen, E-scholarship and Communications Manager, Roesch Library, University of Dayton

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    • Cabells Whitelist & Blacklist Demonstration; New Web Interface and Features
      Cabells Whitelist & Blacklist Demonstration; New Web Interface and Features Lucas Toutloff Recorded: Jul 17 2017 3:00 pm UTC 48 mins
    • Cabells introduces two new important features: the Journal Blacklist, the only blacklist of deceptive and predatory academic journals, and Altmetric Reports, a measurement of journal media mention data. Join us to learn more about these and other key resources while getting familiar with the new Cabells brand identity and website interface.

      Join Cabells Senior Project Manager Lucas Toutloff who will present the following:

      •A demonstration of the Journal Whitelist — our curated, searchable database of over 11,000 journals covering 18 disciplines — connecting researchers, librarians, and administrators to verified, reputable publications. Backed by our newly designed journal summaries presenting our suite of journal quality metrics, now including Altmetric Reports.

      •A demonstration of our newly released Journal Blacklist, the industry's only data-driven listing of likely deceptive or fraudulent academic journals. Built on objectivity and transparency, specialists analyze journals against over 60 behavioral indicators to keep the community abreast of the growing threats and to keep researchers protected from exploitative operations.

      •An introduction to the new Cabells brand identity, website interface and features, and redesigned journal entries.

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    • High-impact library services & outreach: student success to systematic reviews
      High-impact library services & outreach: student success to systematic reviews Bill Draper, Penn Law; Donna Gibson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University Recorded: May 18 2017 3:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • In this webinar librarians share their inspiration and process for developing high-impact library services. The head of research and instructional services at a university library will discuss how she and her team are aligning library instruction with high-impact educational practices to increase engagement and retention. The head of a medical library serving a spectrum of healthcare professionals will describe the development and evolution of a systematic review service. And a law librarian shares how he helps faculty increase productivity and get published faster using an open access repository of abstracts and preprints/working papers.

      •Scaffolding library instruction throughout students’ studies
      •Supporting undergraduate research and living learning communities
      •Identifying the informationist’s role in the 7 steps of a systematic review
      •Managing users’ expectations with service-level agreements
      •Improving scholarly communication via working papers/preprints
      •Ensuring research papers are discoverable on SSRN with targeted metada

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    • Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
      Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing Dr. James Lester, Professor of Computer Science at NC State and Dr. James Cox, Director of Text Analytics at SAS Recorded: Oct 8 2015 6:10 pm UTC 13 mins
    • Ever wondered what deep learning is, or how its techniques are being applied to natural language processing?

      Curious about what dog training and natural language processing have in common?

      If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you’ll want to watch this on-demand webinar and learn more about the work SAS and North Carolina State University are doing in this important arena.

      Meet the Speakers

      Dr. James C. Lester is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Educational Informatics at NC State University. His research in artificial intelligence ranges from intelligent tutoring systems and affective computing to computational models of narrative and natural language processing. He is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NC State University and a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

      Dr. James A. Cox is the Director of Text Analytics at SAS. He has been the development manager for SAS® Text Miner ever since its inception 12 years ago. Before that, he was one of the initial developers for SAS® Enterprise Miner™. Cox holds a PhD in cognitive psychology and computer science from UNC-Chapel Hill and has published a number of scholarly papers in the areas of psycholinguistics, categorization and variable selection.

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    • Building a professional identity - From research to impact
      Building a professional identity - From research to impact Prof. Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee; Manon Burger, Elsevier Journals; Wouter Haak, VP Product Strategy, Elsevier Recorded: Apr 16 2015 3:00 pm UTC 57 mins
    • For librarians as researchers and librarians supporting researchers:

      What is your relationship with research?

      Conducting research can be richly rewarding in terms of career development, institutional enrichment, and understanding the needs and pressures of library users. Many librarians and information professionals have a dual role with respect to research: leading their own research/participating as part of a research team, and advising other researchers on achieving research impact.

      Join our webinar presenters as they explore three critical facets of managing a research career and reputation. Eminent LIS scholar Carol Tenopir will begin with a presentation based on the new Library Connect ebooklet Librarians Do Research Too! She will outline an easy-to-follow blueprint for LIS professionals to begin their own research projects. Manon Burger will then describe how to prepare and promote articles to increase their visibility and attract readers. Wouter Haak concludes with information on measuring research impact via My Research Dashboard, a new service being rolled out to Elsevier authors that includes metrics, such as citations, usage, views, scholarly mentions and more.

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    • Pharma and the E-Patient: Discovering, Learning, Helping
      Pharma and the E-Patient: Discovering, Learning, Helping Andrew Spong, Editorial Director, Nexus Recorded: Nov 24 2010 1:00 pm UTC 35 mins
    • A revolution is taking place within healthcare that will affect its design, deployment and delivery. This revolution's agitators are those who have most to gain, and most to lose, from the changes that are being affected: patients. As the physician-patient relationship evolves, the nature of the expectations empowered patients bring to their interactions with pharmaceutical industry presences is also transforming. Through its presentation of a series of contextual observations and a concluding series of expert view summaries, this webcast assesses the impact that participatory medicine is having upon the pharmaceutial industry's representation and reception within the social web, and asks how the industry may prepare itself to discover, learn, and help in new digital environments.

      Andrew Spong, PhD worked for a decade in academia and a further 11 years in scholarly publishing before turning his attention to the health conversation on the social web. An industry thought leader, Andrew publishes regular comment and analysis at STweM.com, and is the co-founder of influential European Twitter-based community Healthcare Social Media Europe (#hcsmeu). Andrew assumed the position of Editorial Director, Nexus, part of the PSL group, in June 2010.

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