4 - 5 Dec 2018 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

2017 Showfloor Programme

Day One - 5th December 2017

Day Two - 6th December 2017

Day One - 5th December 2017

10:30 - 11:00

Information Rights Under Stress
Chris Kluiters, All Rights Online

Potential changes to EU copyright legislation relating to Text and Data Mining (TDM) may affect both rightsholders and end-users. Chris Kluiters, All Rights Online, will explore the impact of any such changes to business and academic research.

11:00-11:30

Aligning content and technologies to the new reality of learning outcomes and teaching excellence
Ken Chad, Director, Ken Chad Consulting

“Students in many countries, especially the US and UK are concerned that the growing cost of higher education is not delivering good value and many question the value of further expansion of HE. A recent Times Higher Education article remarked: “more newspaper and magazine articles, think tank reports and academic papers than ever before questioning the value of that expansion”. (1)

 

Excellence in teaching and a focus on measurement and assessment of learning outcomes have become entrenched in higher education policy and the strategies of academic institutions. In the UK this trend has crystallised in a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) introduced by government in 2017. As a result library leaders around the world will need to become more strategic in articulating value propositions based around a more holistic view of library/learning resources. A report published in November 2017  from the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) reinforces this point. “Library staff should think in terms of the whole university if they want to advance”

 

The value of data analytics will be a key driving force. Data from reading list systems and digital textbook platforms combined with information from other institutional systems will allow powerful insights to emerge. Such analytics will be invaluable to institutions, publishers and intermediaries as they look at new ways to deliver content.

All this suggests a trend for library technology and educational technology to merge. There looks to be the beginning of shift away from a narrow conception of *library* systems, the *library* supply chain and *library data*. Conventional integrated library systems (ILS) and even the new generation of library services platforms (LSPs) remain wedded to an outdated view of library learning resources and will have to change significantly or be integrated or subsumed into a new generation of learning services platforms.”

 

(1) Are graduates good value for money? By John Morgan Time Higher Education. October 12, 2017 https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/are-graduates-good-value-money

 

(2) Career advice: librarians ‘must defy stereotypes’ to climb ladder. By Matthew Reisz. Time Higher Education. 2 November 2017. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/career-advice-librarians-must-defy-stereotypes-climb-ladder

11:30-12:00

Tangent90
Simon Fry, Digital Product Development Director, Springer Healthcare

Springer Healthcare’s digital transformation

Simon Fry, Digital Product Development Director at Springer Healthcare, talks to Peter West MD of Tangent 90 about the pitfalls and perils of the digital transformation journey at the healthcare division of one of the world’s leading STM publishers.

12:00-12:30

ResearchMonitor and Quest – How technology enables efficiency and transparency for information teams.
Jamie Johnston, Business Development Manager, TRG

Firms are having to cope with increasingly complex requests and contracts when accessing information. Ensuring librarians and researchers have the tools they need while not losing site of the costs has become even more challenging. With an emphasis on centralisation, local teams can end up managing subscriptions and providing services for multiple teams in different offices with different needs serviced by vendors in different ways.

Quest has been developed specifically for the research market in order to ensure you have complete transparency over your work flow and can reference all your past requests quickly in order to eliminate duplications and save time.

ResearchMonitor ensures you can keep on top of your web subscriptions so you only pay for the subscriptions you use and subscribers have access to the resources they need at all times without the need to remember passwords.

TRG and our products promote transparency and automation to provide efficiency and control despite the increasing challenges of manging and consuming research.

12:30-13:00

Managing costs associated with online content.
Peter Charkalis, Director of Sales, Worldwide Operations, Onelog

In today’s online research environment, it has become an imperative to understand how research tools are used and make purchasing decisions based upon factual data. Many organisations struggle to quantify value as publishers often don’t provide tangible usage data. Even if this data is provided, there is no consistency from publisher to publisher and the information is difficult to compile into one set of metrics.

Analytics from ERM products have been collating consistent online usage data for years. Not only can they show usage trends, they can also drill down to specific usage information and assist in managing costs and rightsizing content. In addition, ERM products can facilitate and control access to online research materials, showcasing or restricting content as appropriate.

Learn how you can determine who is using what, when and for how long regardless of access point or delivery method.

13:00-13:30

PPS

13:30-14:00

Reinventing the Information Portal: Improving the Research Experience for Content Users
Lauren Tulloch, Vice President, Product at Copyright Clearance Center

Whether users are looking for the latest research, industry news, or want competitive intelligence information, they don’t have time to waste. Information managers play a crucial role in bringing the right content to their users at the right time. Join us to learn how one global pharma organization is rethinking the way information is provided to the enterprise, through aggregation, personalization and semantic enrichment.

13:45-15:45 IN ROOM F

Copyright the Card Game: learning about copyright through games (Room F)
Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer, University of Kent
Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer, City University London

Copyright is an important subject for all information professionals but one that often causes anxieties. Some of the anxiety is related to the complexity of copyright law and fact the law is open to interpretation. Many institutions employ dedicated copyright officers to deal with specialist queries, but it’s important that all information professionals learn the basics of copyright to help them in their professional lives. This workshop will be a taster session based on Copyright the Card Game delivered by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, the team behind the game’s development. The game has proved a valuable way of teaching librarians about copyright in an engaging and fun way. During this workshop participants will play an abridged version of the game, as well as get ideas about how to use the resource in their own teaching and professional development. Copyright does not need to be a subject to be afraid of and through using the Card Game, participants will have a clear framework for tackling copyright queries that they receive as well as a useful set of resources of where to go to get further information.

 

Please be aware that spaces are limited to 40 participants only and attendance will be on order of registration. Registrations submitted once capacity has been reached will be put on a waiting list and assigned spaces if they become available. You can register to participate here

 

14:00-14:30

Taylor & Francis Research Dashboard — Giving librarians visibility of published research
Luke Antieul, Marketing Manager EMEA - Libraries and Institutions, Taylor & Francis

How can librarians know when and where their authors are publishing?  How can they gain greater control of their institution’s open access output?  How can they ensure that authors comply with REF policies or funder mandates?

Taylor & Francis has partnered with several libraries in both the UK and Germany to develop the Research Dashboard — an online application which offers the library visibility of article metadata upon acceptance.  It gives librarians at our open access member institutions control of their OA publishing by allowing them to approve or decline articles for APC funding using their member funds.  Researchers can also nominate their article for APC funding through the system, further simplifying the process for librarians who rely on author requests for OA publishing.

Join us for a demonstration of the Research Dashboard to learn how it can be used to simplify your library’s OA publication workflow.  After exploring the current features there’ll be a chance to ask questions and discuss future enhancements, as the tool evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of the scholarly communications community.

14:30-15:00

Lean Library
Johan Tilstra, CEO & Founder, Lean Library

With patrons starting at Google Scholar instead of at the library, librarians worldwide are facing a perilous situation: how to show added value for the end user, when the end user is not in the library building, or at the library website?

In his presentation, Johan Tilstra will present how he, when working on these issues at Utrecht University Library, came up with the idea for a library browser extension. He’ll explain how the combination of convenience for the end user, a strong stance on privacy and security, and a stronger online presence for the library, turned this initial idea into quite a hit. He’ll also go into the decision making process of turning an initial idea into a professional product that’s now being used by libraries worldwide.

15:00-15:30

Improve Discoverability. Enhance Content Recommendations. Create New Products
Jignesh Bhate, CEO, Molecular Connections

With data gaining a greater importance in the current digital era, understanding the semantics of the data, frees it up from data silos. This talk emphasizes, how organizations can combine the benefits of linked data/GraphDB & semantic technologies to create content assets, improve discoverability of existing content assets & boost content recommendation quality.

A few case studies on how customers have leveraged Molecular Connections’ award winning proprietary technologies to create ontologies, generate high quality meta data & develop new content products, will be showcased.

15:30 - 16:00

1science – Beyond selective indexing and open access: it's time for comprehensive access
Éric Archambault, CEO, 1Science

The creation of the Science Citation Index (SCI) by Eugene Garfield at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in the 1960s was heralded as a transformation in the world of scientific information. Users could trust that the best journals had been selected for them and that the SCI contained all the valuable scientific information they needed. The advent of open access challenged that notion as there are about 30,000 open access journals but only a small percentage of them are included in the main A&I databases.

 

 

1findr by 1science proposes a new revolution in scholarly journal indexing and scholarly articles discovery. 1science core mission is to index and provide comprehensive access to the content of all peer-reviewed journals in the world regardless of domain, country, and language and to simultaneously allow users to easily download all articles which can be found in open access. 1findr will be available in early 2018 with an initial index comprising 90 million bibliographic records from 70,000 peer-reviewed journals and will provide direct link to 30 million freely downloadable papers. The database will progressively link to subscriptions, interlibrary loan system and to document delivery services to facilitate seamless and comprehensive access to the world peer-reviewed journal literature.

16:00-17:00

Usage statistics - what's new?
Lorraine Estelle, Director, Counter

The COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 is published. This is a radical change with several key benefits: • Master Reports with filters and Standard Views will help libraries get to the data they need for usage analyses. • The new Reports which provide improved comparability across content providers. • The new Metric Type “unique requests” which address the interface effect when HTML and PDF of the same article is used in one session. This session will explain what is new, and why these changes will help you demonstrate the value of your content.

Day Two - 6th December 2017

11:00-11:30

Lean Library
Johan Tilstra, CEO & Founder, Lean Library

With patrons starting at Google Scholar instead of at the library, librarians worldwide are facing a perilous situation: how to show added value for the end user, when the end user is not in the library building, or at the library website?

In his presentation, Johan Tilstra will present how he, when working on these issues at Utrecht University Library, came up with the idea for a library browser extension. He’ll explain how the combination of convenience for the end user, a strong stance on privacy and security, and a stronger online presence for the library, turned this initial idea into quite a hit. He’ll also go into the decision making process of turning an initial idea into a professional product that’s now being used by libraries worldwide.

11:30 - 12:00

Video Publishing: The Long-Overdue Modernization of Scientific Research and Education
Eran Zait, Head of Corporate Sales, JoVE

Some facts to begin with:

– 60 – 90% of scientific articles cannot be reproduced because the methods used and described lack clarity and depth

– The scientific publishing format is almost the same as 450 years ago. Research has, howe ver, becoming more and more complex over time

– 65% of people are visual learners. Videos, in addition to complementary text protocols, offers more clarity, productivity, and reproducibility

An innovative solution:

JoVE is more than a journal or a database. It is a productivity tool that was born from practical necessities and aims at bringing state of the art video demonstrations to the scientific community. Adding the visual component to the still rigid scientific publication landscape, research and education can greatly benefit from the media formats of the “Information Age”. JoVE advances modern s cien c e by providing the resources it needs to grow and develop .

12:00 - 12:30

Data, information and the future of healthcare - When will we see real patient benefits?
Richard Evans, Founding Director, Nexgen HC

12:30 - 13:00

Discovery in the Research Process
Grant McDougall – Library Services Engineer

Grant will be providing an overview of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), an enterprise research platform that can be tailored to meet the needs of any organisation allowing all staff or perhaps smaller focused team to connect with the most relevant content every time they conduct an information search.

 

Through a single search box EDS provides fast access to relevant results that are credible, comprehensive and current. EDS employs a comprehensive ranking strategy that utilizes numerous criteria to return relevant results, allowing users to spend less time searching separate platforms and sifting through content and more time connecting with the right information for their research.

 

Grant will be focusing on how EBSCO Discovery Service can drive usage within two distinctive areas – discovery and delivery – that work in tandem to support the most optimal research experience for your users, ultimately increasing usage and ROI on your most valuable resources. Grant will also be covering how EDS can provide powerful usage metrics and data analytics for owned and non-owned content allowing organisation to have a centralised usage repository to help manage spend and ROI.

 

Grant will also cover how EBSCO Discovery Service can be custom-built for your industry to help your users go deep in their research with a platform that offers access to thousands of full-text journals, leading business publications, evidence-based information, industry focused databases and more. Resources and other materials that are not automatically covered by EDS can be brought into the experience through a variety of methods, including connectors, applications, plug-ins and extenders.

13:00-13:30

Take Control of your Data: the award-winning SciBite Semantic platform
Neal Dunkinson, Head of Technical Sales, SciBite

AI, Cognitive Learning, predictive analytics, these are all key strategies for organisations looking to better utilise large sources of data.  Ultimately, we all want to be able to exploit the full potential of our data.  So far, so good.  But are you confident about the state of the information fed into these systems?  Is it comprehensive, interoperable, accurate?

 

Whether you are about to embark on or have already deployed your data management strategy, quality data is the foundation of this strategy. This session will explore how you can lay a solid foundation through a better-performing, more reliable approach in transforming text into quality data.

13:30-14:00

Springer Nature SciGraph: Building a Linked Open Data Knowledge Graph
Michele Pasin, PhD, Lead Architect, Knowledge Graph

Springer Nature SciGraph is the new Linked Open Data platform aggregating data sources from Springer Nature and key partners from the scholarly domain (in particular, Digital Science). The Linked Open Data platform was launched in March 2017 [1][2] and it initially collates information from across the research landscape, such as funders, research projects, conferences, affiliations and publications. Additional data, such as citations, usage numbers, links from publications to patents and clinical trials will follow over time. This high quality data from trusted and reliable sources provides a rich semantic description of how information is related, as well as enabling innovative visualizations of the scholarly domain.

One of the main drivers of this platform is to increase the discoverability of high quality data as larger parts of our datasets are being made  available under CC BY licenses. Another key goal is to become the foundation for an ecosystem of applications that – by relying on a vast pool of structured data about the scholarly domain – will contribute to both the quality of our products and our customers’ user experience, as well as making it easier for Springer Nature staff to query and gather insights from these data so to help them with their daily work.

14:00-14:30

ResearchMonitor and Quest – How technology enables efficiency and transparency for information teams.
Jamie Johnston, Business Development Manager

Firms are having to cope with increasingly complex requests and contracts when accessing information. Ensuring librarians and researchers have the tools they need while not losing site of the costs has become even more challenging. With an emphasis on centralisation, local teams can end up managing subscriptions and providing services for multiple teams in different offices with different needs serviced by vendors in different ways.

Quest has been developed specifically for the research market in order to ensure you have complete transparency over your work flow and can reference all your past requests quickly in order to eliminate duplications and save time.

ResearchMonitor ensures you can keep on top of your web subscriptions so you only pay for the subscriptions you use and subscribers have access to the resources they need at all times without the need to remember passwords.

TRG and our products promote transparency and automation to provide efficiency and control despite the increasing challenges of manging and consuming research.

14:30-15:00

Reinventing the Information Portal: Improving the Research Experience for Content Users
Lauren Tulloch, Vice President, Product at Copyright Clearance Center

Whether users are looking for the latest research, industry news, or want competitive intelligence information, they don’t have time to waste. Information managers play a crucial role in bringing the right content to their users at the right time. Join us to learn how one global pharma organization is rethinking the way information is provided to the enterprise, through aggregation, personalization and semantic enrichment.

15:00-15:30

Tangent90
Richard Lucas, Innovations Director, Tangent 90

Introducing Tangent 90’s amazing new app for bringing your content to life.  Simply upload a pdf of your content to your iPad and then narrate a commentary, pinching, zooming and pointing your way around.  Then share or render to video in no time.  Come and see how Nar8r can give your scientific, technical and medical articles a whole new dimension!