Michael L. Nelson. “Web Archives at the Nexus of Good Fakes and Flawed Originals: “You’re in a Desert Walking Along in the Sand When All of a Sudden You Look Down, and You See a Tortoise…”Sustainability, Solidarity, and the Common Good,” Closing plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2019 Membership Meeting (April 9, 2019).
Kathleen Fitzpatrick. “Sustainability, Solidarity, and the Common Good,” Opening plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2019 Membership Meeting (April 8, 2019).
Head of Digital Collections
University of Wyoming
Coe Student Innovation Center Makerspace Coordinator
University of Wyoming
Two years ago, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries and Geological Museum began 3D scanning fossil specimens using structured light scanners. To date, approximately 600 fossil specimens spanning 2.6 billion years, from the Precambrian to the Pleistocene Era, have been scanned and made available via UW’s Digital Collections repository. Ultimately, our goal was to share accessible 3D content with a wide audience, which proved challenging due to a lack of existing standards for interactive 3D digital collections. Typical library/archival digital asset management systems lack support for interactive 3D content delivery. Further, prohibitive costs and technical and spatial requisites prevent virtual reality (VR) from being widely adopted by the general public. To address these challenges, we partnered with UW’s Coe Student Innovation Center makerspace to develop a 3D content delivery system that utilizes both traditional print media as well as a smart device augmented reality (AR) application. This new, easily accessible content delivery method for collections has exciting potential for public outreach, fundraising, mobile and interactive collection uses, as well as promising pedagogical use as open educational resources. Attendees will be encouraged to try the system on their own iOS or Android phones/tablets.
ORCID US Community Specialist
Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies
Pennsylvania State University
Department Head, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University
Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy
University of Virginia
Stakeholders in the research and scholarly communication landscape are increasingly recognizing the need for name disambiguation and system interoperability in order to meet reporting requirements, measure impact, and reduce administrative burden while tracking researchers and their contributions across institutions and workflows. ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier) provides a solution for persistently linking researchers to their contributions and institutional affiliations over time while also serving as a mechanism for interoperability in sharing data across systems. Faculty activities, research business informatics, and profile systems have launched into new business ventures and/or open source software contributions leveraging ORCID to improve higher-education services in libraries, research offices, and technology units at research institutions across the globe. In January of 2018, four consortia in the US – the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), LYRASIS, and the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) – joined forces to form a nation-wide consortial approach to ORCID membership for research institutions in the US, known as the ORCID US Community. With LYRASIS serving as administrative lead, the primary goal of the ORCID US Community is to encourage ORCID adoption and foster a community of practice around ORCID in the US, as research institutions continue to join the growing circle of funders, publishers, and other stakeholders benefiting from identity management and research relationships in the ORCID ecosystem. As of January 1, 2019, there are 111 research institutions in the ORCID US Community. This presentation will provide an overview of ORCID adoption, trends, challenges, and opportunities across the ORCID US Community, featuring member case studies from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and the University of Virginia (UVA). Penn State will discuss efforts to integrate ORCID into proprietary systems for faculty research intelligence and review reporting, how collaborations have been leveraged throughout the university, and next steps for identity management and research reporting across tools. NCSU will speak to collaborative efforts in adopting ORCID on campus through ORCID outreach and building ORCID functionality into custom local systems. UVA will share their experience with ORCID through Samvera Institutional Repository microservice integrations, as well as future plans.
Director, Library Information Services
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A number of large research libraries have established institutional repositories in an effort to support research data management (RDM). While this model has had a modicum of success at some universities, we do not believe that such a model is feasible at smaller research institutions. In general, the scholarly communications ecosystem has evolved to be highly decentralized and federated. Various repositories, like PubMed or arXiv, have grown with their own set of data and publication storing options. Concurrently, many scholarly publishers now offer services to deposit and reference research data sets in conjunction with article publication. Thus smaller research institutions could support RDM through a different service model, instead of expecting libraries to host and serve as a data repository. This presentation will consider this new model and review the lessons learned about RDM from a collaborative effort between the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Elsevier’s Research Data Management Solutions Team using Elsevier’s Data Monitor software.