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01.28.2020 | SSP News & Releases

Webinar Preview | Here Come the Data

Kicking off our 2020 Webinar Series, SSP is pleased to join forces with the Charleston Conference to present “Here Come the Data,” on Wednesday, February 5, at 2pm EST. Registration for the event remains open and is free to the community.

Scholarly publications are becoming just as valued for their data as for their conclusions–data that must be curated and corroborated by processes very new to peer review and publication workflows. These challenges bring new opportunities and new costs to the scholarly publishing ecosystem. 

Join us for a discussion of changing roles and expectations in the Data Publication Epoch. What new outcomes do funders expect from publishers as they increase their influence in publishing? How are libraries preparing authors to make their research data available? How are publishers and repositories managing the changes to the publishing workflow?

Jeff Lang (Assistant Director, Platform Development, American Chemical Society) is moderating the webinar and is joined by Ariel Deardorff (Data Services Librarian, UCSF Library, Data Science Initiative) and Ian Bruno (Head of Strategic Partnerships, The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, CCDC).

Jeff took the time to answer questions about the event:

Who is the intended audience for this webinar and why should they attend?

This discussion is for publishers and librarians grappling with how to make meaningful improvements to support primary research data.  You’ll hear about initiatives with real impact, improving the researcher workflow and making more data available for future researchers.

Why do you think this topic is important and timely?

Data mandates are ubiquitous now, but the people who support the publishing process are struggling to turn those mandates into action.  We need models that can scale up across the industry to help authors get their data to the people who need it.

Is there a particular topic you’re looking forward to seeing discussed?

The speakers in this session are showing concrete programs and products that you can implement, imitate and improve upon at your organization.  We’ll be hearing about how important they are to the achieving funder mandates and how funders are expecting the publishing process to evolve to give those mandates maximum effect.

What can attendees expect from the webinar?

We’ll start with some background on the speakers and their projects, with most of the time dedicated to discussion and opportunities for questions from the audience. I hope this will be an interactive session for all involved.

What do you hope attendees will take away from the webinar?

This session will get you excited and prepared to make primary research data a greater part of the publishing workflow. I hope you come to get inspired and find new ways to help bring this transformation to your organization.

Click here to register now!

News contribution by SSP member, Michael Groth. Mike is the Director of Marketing at Cenveo Publisher Services.


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