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The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 37th Annual IATUL Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This year’s theme is Leadership in a Sea of Change, and reflects not only Nova Scotia’s location by the ocean, but also provides the opportunity to share cutting edge experiences and knowledge during this time of continuing change in the world of libraries.
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Monday, June 6 • 15:45 - 17:15
Parallel Session 2C (Changing roles for libraries in scholarly communications and assessment) Gaining the Benefits of Scholarly Social Networks

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Scholarly social networking sites have become a common part of today’s academic discourse. These include personal profile and sharing sites likeAcademia.edu, and Research gate, subject specific sites like Philpapers or Social Science Research Network (SSRN), and citation sharing sites like Mendeley as well as many general and specialized blogs.

As well as sharing information and ideas these sites index scholarly publication and citations and often collect full-text.  Millions of journal article can be located from these sites.

This session/paper will explore the  benefits and growing importance of scholarly social networking, and its  major role in has promoting the visablity, open accessiblity and impact of academic research.  It will also document the wide range of issues related to scholarly social networking websites which need to be addressed. Including concerns about commercialization, reliability, inconsistency, copyright control, and ease of manipulation.

The session will outline progress on standardization, quality control, transparency. it will look at the key role academic libraries can play in the steps needed to address these issues, while maintaining the  benefits of scholarly social media.

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Peter Webster

Peter Webster been responsible for online systems and collections at the Patrick Power Library since 1993. He is an active participant in Canadian national and regional library initiatives including The Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Statistics Canada Data Liberation Initiative, Research Data Canada, and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL). He has published over 25 books, chapters and articles, and presented at... Read More →

Monday June 6, 2016 15:45 - 17:15
CHEB - C266 5793 University Ave

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