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FEATURED CONTENT: Opening Keynote: Safiya Noble

  • Opening Keynote: Safiya Noble
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  • 05.30.2018 - 06.01.2018
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  • Safiya Noble

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Opening Keynote: Safiya Noble

Toward an Ethic of Social Justice in Information

The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and in the service of something — a position, a profit motive, a means to an end. In this talk, Safiya Umoja Noble will discuss the importance of the academic-activist library community to offer models of intervention and resistance through research, practice and teaching. Her research examines the linkages to power struggles over representation on the web and in the digital library, and the consequences of marginalization and misrepresentation in commercial information platforms like Google search.

FEATURED CONTENT: Keynote: Steve Mirsky

  • Keynote: Steve Mirsky
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  • 05.30.2018 - 06.01.2018
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  • Steve Mirsky

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Keynote: Steve Mirsky

How Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion Can Help Us Transform Scholarly Communication

Scientific American Senior Editor, Multimedia Steve Mirsky first heard about Robert Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion – reciprocity, commitment, social proof, authority, liking, scarcity – at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of science at a talk about baseball. Washington Post sportswriter Thomas Boswell talked about how well Yankees manager Joe Torre applied these principles with his players, his bosses and the media, but after reading Cialdini’s book and commissioning him for a Scientific American piece, Steve soon realized how useful these principles could be for publishers. In his keynote, Steve will draw on his unusual roles at Scientific American – where he produces and hosts the podcast and writes a monthly humor column – to discuss each principle and explore the future of scholarly communication.

FEATURED CONTENT: Plenary: Previews: New and Noteworthy Product Presentations

  • Plenary: Previews: New and Noteworthy Product Presentations
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  • 05.30.2018 - 06.01.2018
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  • David Myers

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Plenary: Previews: New and Noteworthy Product Presentations

This “lightning round” plenary offers the chance to learn more about the industry’s newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content in 5-minute, back to back presentations. Attendees will leave with exposure to a wide breadth of content on new and updated products of interest to the scholarly publishing community.

New for 2018, we will have interactive polling for the attendees to vote for the “Best Innovation”, so don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard!

Participating Organizations:
Delta Think
The MIT Press
Association of American Medical Colleges
Quark Intelligent Systems Inc
Digital Science
Edanz Group
eLife & Hypothesis
Copyright Clearance Center

FEATURED CONTENT: Closing Plenary: Dessert Course: The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs look back over 10 years

  • Closing Plenary: Dessert Course: The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs look back over 10 years
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  • 05.30.2018 - 06.01.2018
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  • Various Speakers

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Closing Plenary: Dessert Course: The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs look back over 10 years

The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs will top off the 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting with a discussion between current, past, and guest chefs as well as inviting questions from conference attendees. The chefs will present findings from a 2018 survey of The Scholarly Kitchen’s readers, delving into how well the Kitchen is meeting its original goals and whether those goals should be revisited. They will also look ahead to where trends they see emerging in scholarly publishing, picking up on major themes presented throughout the 2018 Annual meeting.