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Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation
Tuesday 8 March, London (full day seminar)  
Chair:  William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition    
A full day event examining emerging trends and focussing on access being an ongoing process rather than a one time event.  It is produced in association with the Digital Preservation Coalition.
Speaker focus
Learn about Transformations in Scholarly Communications with Phill Jones, Head of Publisher Outreach, Digital Science
Scholarly publishing as we know it today is the result of three and a half centuries of evolution. That historical legacy shapes both the way we think about publishing and how it is done in practice. What if we were able to redesign the entire system from scratch? What would it look like and how would it meet the needs of our customers?  More ...
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Dr Sarah Callaghan, Senior Research Scientist at STFC and Editor-in-Chief of Data Science Journal discusses Openness, trust, transparency: access during the data deluge
Giving people access to data is easy. Making the data available in such a way that it is understandable and usable, far into the future, is a lot harder. It takes time, effort and energy to make a dataset suitable for use by others, time that some may feel is better spent preparing the next grant proposal. Thankfully, this issue has been acknowledged by funders, and effort continues to be put into developing tools and services to assist researchers in managing and publishing their data, thereby preserving the scientific record and providing well deserved attribution and credit for the data producers.  More ...
Speaker focus
Ensuring the Integrity (& Continuity) of Our Record of Scholarship  with Peter Burnhill, Director, EDINA & Data Library, Information Services Group, University of Edinburgh
Citations in articles are important pointers to what is significant or provide the evidence for what is stated. Sometimes citations are to other published articles and that is where the Keepers Registry plays a role, reporting what is done by CLOCKSS, Portico et al to ensure continuity of access to that content. However, increasingly what is cited as evidence is to content available on the world wild web-at-large. The evidential base for web-resident scholarly statement has wide variety of material, including datasets, algorithm, newsmedia, government documents, etc. More ...
Why attend?   This seminar will help clarify the various moving parts that make up the digital research record, which will enable you to develop relevant policies and support for your authors, editors and clients. The day will also aim to increase knowledge and access to networks that will support scenario-planning and product development going forward.

Who should attend:  Publishers, research managers, specialists in digital preservation, repository managers, research funders and policy makers, learned society representatives and research librarians.
Full programme and booking here
A full list of speakers is below.  Click here to find out more about them and see the full programme. 
  • William Kilbride, Chief Executive, Digital Preservation Coalition (Chair)
  • Dr Matthew Addis, CTO, Arkivum
  • Josh Brown, ORCiD Regional Director, Europe
  • Peter BurnhillDirector, EDINA & Data Library, Information Services Group, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Sarah Callaghan, Senior Research Scientist at STFC and Editor-in-Chief of Data Science Journal
  • Robert Gurney OBEProfessor of Earth Observation Science, University of Reading
  • Phill JonesHead of Publisher Outreach, Digital Science
  • Mike TaylorSenior Product Manager, Infometrics, Elsevier
  • Mark ThorleyData Management Co-ordinator, NERC
  • Wendy WhiteAssociate Director (Research Engagement), Hartley Library, Southampton University
  • Peter Doorn, Director, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), The Netherlands
For more information about this and other ALPSP events please contact:
Sabia Morrison - +44 (0)1442 864563
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