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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 5D: Has the Time Come to Archive, Discover, and Cite Scholarly Blogs?

Research and Scholarship
Concurrent 5D: Has the Time Come to Archive, Discover, and Cite Scholarly Blogs?

Blogging enables new forms of interaction between authors and their readers. As more scholars blog, there is a need for permanence of their social scholarship. Scholarly bloggers have identified three areas of activity and concern for social media scholarship: archiving, discovering, and citing. How can these activities be achieved? The work ORCID is doing to identify authors and provide tools such as DOIs for discovering and citing scholarship is an important step. Is it enough to give scholars the exposure they need for their social scholarship? Will scholarly blogging have a role in the tenure process once the framework of finding and citing is in place? Hear perspectives from scholars on the emerging and important topic of social scholarship, why scholars blog, and the value and importance blogging plays in their academic roles and scholarly communication.

Moderator: Pat Sabosik, ACI Scholarly Blog Index
Twitter Handle: patsabosik


Alice Meadows, ORCiD
Alice Meadows is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship, and innovation are uniquely identified and connected with their works and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time. Alice is an SSP Board member and regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen and other blogs. She was the recipient of the 2016 ALPSP award for contribution to scholarly publishing.
Twitter Handle: alicejmeadows
Alberto Accomazzi, NASA Astrophysics Data System
Alberto Accomazzi received a Doctorate in Physics from the University of Milan in 1988. He has been working at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory on variety of computing projects since 1989. In 1993 he joined the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) project, a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics developed and maintained at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In 2007 he became program manager of the ADS and in 2015 took the additional role of Principal Investigator. He is an editor of the journal Astronomy & Computing, a member of the NASA Astronomy Data Centers Executive Committee, and co-chair of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance Working Group on Semantics.
Twitter Handle: aaccomazzi
Michael Pregill, Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Boston University
Michael E. Pregill, PhD, is Interlocutor in the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at Boston University, where he is the coordinator of Mizan (www.mizanproject.org), a new digital scholarship initiative, and edits the peer-reviewed, open access Mizan: Journal for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations. Previously, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Elon University in North Carolina. His main areas of academic specialization are the Quran and its interpretation; the origins of Islam in the late antique milieu; and Muslim relations with non-Muslims. Much of his research focuses on the reception of biblical, Jewish, and Christian traditions in the Quran and Islamic discourse.
Twitter Handle: michael_pregill
Yohan John, Boston University
Yohan J. John, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Neural Systems Laboratory, Boston University. He is a computational neuroscientist studying how cognition and emotion interact in the brain. He uses biological neural network modeling to investigate mechanisms underlying emotion, attention, and memory, and how these mechanisms are affected by psychiatric disorders. Alongside research, he also writes about science and philosophy for a general audience: he blogs at neurologism.com, and contributes answers to Quora, a question-and-answer site. He has been a Top Writer on Quora every year since 2014, and some of his answers have been featured online at Slate, Forbes, Medical Daily, Apple News, Newsweek, and Quartz. He also contributes a monthly column for the blog 3 Quarks Daily. Yohan holds a Doctorate from Boston University in Cognitive and Neural Systems and a Master of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Twitter Handle: beardbrain