NFAIS Educational Archives


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Webinars (90-minute programs)


Developing Data-Driven Strategies: Make Your Planning Make Sense
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Four industry leaders share why data-driven strategic planning makes sense. This session examines the various sources available in developing data-driven strategy, including user surveys, internal data, language processing techniques, as well as external resources such as industry trensd, reports, awarded grants metadata, and data analytics. Read More... 

MyScienceWork-A Global Platform for Researchers, Institutions, and Publishers
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
For several years, the MyScienceWork team has been working with publishers and institutions to map, structure, manage, measure impact, and promote research content.  Find out why this platform solution is a must-have for libraries and publishers. Read More... 

Connect the Dots from Submission to Decision—the fate of scholarly papers
Monday, September 25, 2017
Tap into Web of Science and ScholarOne data for a granular look at the fate of scholarly manuscripts. Find out how long it takes from submission to publication by industry, whether open access improves acceptance or speeds up time to publication, and what happens to papers that are rejected. Read More... 

PrePrints on the Rise: Insights on What's New & What's Next
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Expert panel discusses how cultural change, university policies, and preprints' relationship to scholarly journals will affect infrastructure, as well as how preprints can play an increasingly supportive role in the existing research landscape.  Read More... 

Applications for Open Peer Review: Enabling Recognition for Reviewers in Support of Researchers
Thursday, June 1, 2017
The scholarly ecosystem is implementing a more open, transparent review process that improves the lines of communication between the author and reviewer, and helps to eliminate bias, speed publication, and recognize and elevate reviewer contribution and expertise.  In this session, you'll learn how open peer review is being applied and how it has opened the door for reviewer citationRead More... 

Taking Action Against Bias in Proprietary Content
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Industry experts examine the bias that exists in STM and Humanities scholarship and the solutions that can be implemented so that knowledge continues to flow in a way that does not circumvent the relationship between researchers and reviewersRead More... 

Information Literacy: Understanding and Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Expert panel of speakers share the latest trends, research, and insights on information literacy within academia, including the necessary research tools for addressing today’s student challenges, and the roles the library and classroom can play in supporting young researchers. Read More... 

Document Delivery in the Information Ecosystem
Monday, December 19, 2016
Shrinking library acquisition budgets coupled with increasing journal subscription prices have prompted the growth of on-demand document delivery as a tool for corporate and academic libraries to control costs. Read More... 

Measuring Scholarly Impact: Can One Size Fit All?
Wednesday, December 1, 2016
With millions of research articles published annually, and the inability of researchers'  to extract, consume and share a seemingly endless volume of data in their field, there is growing pressure to measure more accurately scholarly impact and value. Read More... 

The New Microsoft Academic: Its Role in Search and Discovery
Monday, September 26, 2016
The new version of Microsoft Academic, which will be incorporated into Microsoft's Bing and Cortana services, will be released soon and aims to be more scalable, responsive and compatiable with modern web browsers. Kuansan Wang, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Outreach, walks through the new set of features. Read More... 

The Interoperability Imperative: Helping Researchers Store, Share and Re-use Data
Monday, August 29, 2016
In a landscape inundated with data-driven research output and institutional repositories, content provider partnerships are changing the way researchers store, share and re-use data. Interoperability is quickly becoming an imperative for allowing functionality across external systems. Read More...

DIY Meets Traditional Publishing: Developing Value-Added Partnerships
Monday, May 23, 2016
Do-it-yourself (DIY) scholarly publishing has been on a growth curve in recent years.  In this session, you'll learn about several new tools and services enabling researchers to accelerate the dissemination of their scholarly output and how author-initiated content can be integrated into the next generation of publishing. Read More...

Millennials: Changing the Design and Delivery of Collegiate Learning
Monday, May 16, 2016
Millennials are disrupting the information community. This session examines millennial research habits and how to enhance the collegiate learning experience. Read More...

Planning the Future of Public Access to Federally Funded Research and Data
Monday, April 18, 2016
Four industry experts discuss recent progress on OSTP(Office of Science and Technology Policy) public access mandates, including agency initiatives to expand access to federally funded scholarly literature, research and data, and the Fair Access to Science and Technology Act (FASTR) legislation. Read More...

Advances in Peer Review: Increasing Trust in the Process or Heightening the Noise?
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
Over the course of the past three years, a significant amount of attention has been given to examining the effectiveness of the peer review process in the context of scholarly publishing as it transitions fully to a digital environment. This session examines emerging changes in peer review, including changes that emphasize transparency and collaborative feedback, and new entrants into the marketplace. Read More...

Research Information Management Systems: Growing Use and Growing Influence
Thursday, December 10, 2015 
Institutions are increasingly taking advantage of researcher information management systems and current research information systems.  In this webinar, you'll hear from both public and private sector providers of two systems—Elsevier's Pure and the National Center for Biotechnology Information's ScienCV—that are aiding administrators in appropriately assessing research activities. Read More...

Fueling Research via Academic Collaborative Networks
Thursday, November 12, 2015 
Academic collaborative networks are an increasingly key element to fueling researcher workflows, helping researchers to organize materials, share information, and discover relevant materials. This session examines the benefits of academic collaborative networks for researchers, institutions and content providers, as well as the challenges facing social sharing within the information community. Read More...

Overcoming Challenges to Sharing Data
Monday, September 14, 2015 
In the realm of public health and life sciences, there is a strong interest in sharing data.  However, there are many challenges to overcome, including cultural, economic, legal, ethical, and technological barriers. A funder, administrator, and researcher discuss underlying issues and possible solutions from their perspectives. Read More...

How to Conduct User Experience Research for Your Platform
Thursday, July 23, 2015 
Scholarly content platforms and researcher user expectations are seemly in a constant state of flux in this digital era. To keep up with this change, scholarly publishers increasingly are looking at how to conduct user experience research to deliver improved, intuitive interfaces that serve their researchers daily workflow needs. Read More...

Research Data Publication, Part I: The Current Landscape
Thursday, March 12, 2015 
The first part of this NFAIS series on research data publication is an overview of the current landscape, identifies challenges, and where we are now on research data discovery.  Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology at the International Association of STM Publishers and Todd Vision, Principle Investigator for Dryad Digital Repository share the latest trends on how the information community is collaborating on big data, open data, and research data.  The discussion continues in Research Data Publication, Part II: The Complexities of Implementation on April 20, 2015, as a full-day hybrid workshop. Read More...

Full-Day Virtual Workshops (5-hour sessions)

Harnessing the New Era of Data Sharing: How Open Science is Changing Research
Monday, November 14, 2016 
NFAIS examined several new Open Science (OS) initiatives that are changing how we think about research data sharing. There was a focus on best practices and standards in meeting the needs of the research community and, ultimately, bringing us closer to consensus toward an open science, open data information community. Read More...

Open Data Fostering Open Science: Meeting Researchers' Needs
Thursday, June 16 and Monday, June 20, 2016 
Open data initiatives continue to create new scholarly research opportunities through the development of transparent policies, practices and partnerships. This two-part virtual workshop, explores emerging policies and tools for data archiving and publication. Read More...

Text and Data Mining: Developing Policies and Practices in a Changing Discovery Landscape
Monday, March 21, 2016 
Experts examine emerging policies and practices in text and data mining across the spectrum of scholarly and research environments. Read More...

The Impact of Open Access Models: Finding Stable, Sustainable and Scalable Solutions
Friday, October 23, 2015 
Focuses on a range of ideas and current practices that aim to drive a stable, sustainable and scalable path for OA, enabling the global scholarly record to thrive over the long term. Read More...

Platforms that Perform: Taking Your Content to the Next Level 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 
Explores key strategies and functionality that publishers, government agencies and scholarly societies should consider in platform development and performance. Read More...

Mastering the Curation, Integrity and Citation of Quality Research Data: Research Data Publication, Part II 
Monday, April 20, 2015 
Examines trends, emerging practices and policies, and issues surrounding curation, preservation, integrity and citation of quality research data. Read More...

Making Content Portable, Making It Usable 
Friday, March 27, 2015 
Explores the latest trends for facilitating access to quality information, improving workflow, and how to optimize presentation, delivery and dissemination across the vast array of portable devices and platforms. Read More...

Half-Day Virtual Workshops (3-hour sessions)

Unlocking Scholarly Research: Thinking Anew about the Concept of "Open"
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 
Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R leads a discussion with solution providers on meeting researcher needs, changing the user experience for search and discovery, the challenges and barrier that exist, and what scholarly communication might look like in a more connected and open environment.  Read More...

Can R&D Funding Be Separated From Political Agendas?
Monday, July 31, 2017 
NFAIS tackles the rarely-addressed subject of R&D, STEM and Humanities funding in light of recent changes in government administration, policies and Brexit, and how research funding and scholarly communications is being impacted.  Read More...

How Social Should Social Collaborative Networks (SCNs) Be?
Thursday, May 25, 2017 
Social Collaborative Networks (SCNs) are designed as tools that enable groups of people to collaborate, organize and share their data in an effort to foster actionable discussion, discovery and reuse. SCNs have become a culture of homogenized innovation meant to cultivate synergies and cross-pollination that researchers view as central to research workflow. As SCNs become increasingly popular with researchers, find out what proactive steps publishers are taking to meet the needs of the research community and facilitate sharing. Read More...

Beyond the PDF: Emerging Trends in Next Generation Articles
Thursday, March 23, 2017 
Implementing and delivering on augmented or virtual reality supplemental material, and supporting them with the necessary tools for engagement, is no easy task. NFAIS takes an in-depth look at the issues and best practices of next generation articles so that publisher, author and end-user can benefit from the results of deeper content engagement. Read More...