Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Great presentation @ #CNI14s on the evolving scholarly record by Brian Lavoie of @OCLC Research; great work by the whole team

The Evolving Scholarly Record
Brian Lavoie
Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Jennifer Schaffner
Program Officer
OCLC Research

The notion and visits of the scholarly recess are rapidly changing.

Key tends:
  • Format moving to electronic
  • Not just monographs and journals
  • More dynamic and less static, more focus on process
  • Stakeholder roles are being reconfigured

Must remember that changes in the scholarly record are evolutionary not revolutionary, a question of pace not core concepts.

OCLC Research goals:
  • Developer a framework for the evolving scholarly record ( ESR)
  • Get a big picture of the EVR
  • Define categories and stakeholder roles
  • Be high level and cross-disciplinary
Framing the scholarly record:

Note how in the framework specific formats are not included, this model tried to capture a high level look at the EVR. Also, all the elements on the slide may not be captured.

Data sets are now thought of as evidence, but increasingly be seen as outcomes and of intrinsic value.

  • Framework components are not "new"
  • Prio work is the foundation of future inquiry
  • Conceptualizes ESR having grated context

Framework with examples, services in practice:

Look at F1000 posters as supplement to Slideshare.

All of these tools are ways for scholars to get credit for their work (writ large).

Framing the stakeholder ecosystem, print centric ecosystem is different in the e-literature world:

Evolving configuration for e-literature where libraries somewhat cut out of the system but where systems like JSTOR and Portico are trying to get into "collect"; Social media by authors is blurring the "fix" and "collect" areas but capture of Twitter and blogs trying to reinsert this systems:

Example of user of framework:

Does the disintermediation of some of these files, how do we build tools or services that will keep the important elements of them?

Impacts on stewardship:
  • Increased volume of content
  • Increased distribution of stewardship (publishers, libraries, 3rd parties)
  • More selective stewardship
Look for whitepaper soon at: http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/scholarcomm.html

This session will report on work in OCLC Research to develop a framework for thinking about the general scope and boundaries of the evolving scholarly record. The scholarly record is evolving into something that promises to be vastly different from traditional print-based models. Its boundaries are blurring, driven by changes in research practices, as well as changing perceptions of the long-term value of certain forms of scholarly materials. The purpose of the framework is to help organize and drive discussions about the scholarly record within and across relevant domains, by defining key categories of materials and stakeholder roles associated with the evolving record. Such a framework would equip libraries, publishers, funders, scholars, and other stakeholders with a common point of reference based on shared concepts and terminology. An increasingly diverse and digital scholarly record has important practical implications for institutions that acknowledge a mission for collecting, making available, and preserving it. Fulfilling this mission requires a shared understanding among stakeholders of what the scholarly record encompasses. In addition to describing the framework, this session will also offer some speculation and discussion on future patterns of stewardship of the scholarly record, based on the view of the scholarly record presented by the framework.
The OCLC Research team associated with this work includes Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Brian Lavoie, Constance Malpas, and Titia van der Werf.

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