Managing Director, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dean of Libraries (emeritus)
Indiana University, Indianapolis
This session will focus on the findings from two major, recently issued Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded reports on scholarly publishing and knowledge infrastructure: Mind the Gap and the Mapping the Scholarly Commons. We will discuss the feedback these two efforts have received on their reports’ audit of over 100 individual active projects and the accompanying sustainability analysis that will inform future adoption, development, and resourcing. During this session, we plan to address questions such as: Where are the primary gaps in the landscape? What communities are not being well served by existing tools? Where is there an overlap between technologies and/or possibilities for interoperability? How do we better understand and address the risk that exists individually and collectively within the ‘system’? Where can we set helpful industry standards, and what areas are still best left to open experimentation? What place is there for maintaining information about our shared infrastructure, and how can this information help inform our individual and collective investment decisions?