Open Science Matters Panel, Sage Bionetworks 2019 Assembly, held July 25, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Panelists: Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech; Cliff Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information; Carly Strasser, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Dario Taraborelli, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Moderator: Kara Woo, Sage Bionetworks.
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.
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.
Head of the Gelardin New Media Center
Maker Hub Manager
Makerspaces are defined less by the tools they contain, and more by the communities of practice that develop within them. But how do you build the expertise needed for your community to thrive? The Maker Neighbor and volunteer programs at the Georgetown University Library Maker Hub have resulted in a diverse, talented pool of collaborators who attract new users from all areas of the campus and the community into the library. This dynamic environment is creating opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration, leading to entrepreneurial ventures and surprising innovations. From traditional research practices to research through design and creative production, the Georgetown University Library staff is supporting the processes of generating and communicating new knowledge.
Kevin S. Hawkins
Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, Libraries
University of North Texas
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently funded a study of the landscape of usage data for open-access scholarly monographs and an investigation of the viability of creating a data trust for the sharing of usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. In spring 2019, the Book Industry Study Group will publish a final white paper that takes into account feedback from the community during a consultation period. This presentation will provide a summary of the main findings and proposals of the forthcoming white paper.