2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 1A: Listen, Engage, Repeat…
The scholarly ecosystem is more interconnected than ever before and the flow of research and communication no longer follows a linear path defined by publishers. New technologies and new channels offer academics the ability to interact with peers at all stages of their career around the world in real time, and to engage with a broader audience in ways that were not previously possible. With more academic content than it would ever be possible to read being published, shared, critiqued and discussed online every day, how can those involved in the publishing and research generation process make the most of the opportunity that this more open and connected environment provides? In this session we’ll explore the ways publishers, societies, and other organizations are actively engaging with their related communities to support and grow a mutually beneficial dialogue. We’ll look at how they have developed and are managing their ongoing initiatives; what objectives they are aiming to achieve through them – and how this might benefit them in the long term. Each panelist will cover an overview of the aims and activities being undertaken by their organizations; and share their experience of monitoring the outcomes of these efforts. The end of the session will feature a discussion and Q&A, during which the audience will be invited to put their own ideas and questions to the panelists.
Moderator: Sara Rouhi, Altmetric
Twitter Handle: @rouhiroo
Twitter Handle: @mrgunn
In her current role, Ms. Costantino has developed and managed BHL’s outreach and communication strategy, expanded social media initiatives, advanced BHLs citizen science activities, and engaged with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage and knowledge available in BHL.
Ms. Costantino received a BA in Studio Art and a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the co-author of the De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper 2011 Award-winning article, “Heeding the Call: User Feedback Management and the Digital Library,” and a recipient of the 2012 National Museum of Natural History Peer Recognition Award for her work with social media.
Twitter Handle: @biodivlibrary
She is also Editor-in-Chief of Science Editor, the journal for the Council of Science Editors. She also serves as a member of the NISO Working Group developing a definition for altmetrics. In the past, she was a researcher/analyst with the Carnegie Mellon University libraries, studying the ways faculty and students searched for and used scholarly databases and journals. She created and taught a course in software documentation at Carnegie Mellon, and has also worked as a market researcher, freelance journalist, and photography instructor.
Twitter Handle: @editor_traceyd