|DAY 2: THURSDAY 28 JUNE 2012 (12:00-12:30)|
|Jakob Harnesk, Nordic Sales Manager, EBSCO Information Services -
Shaping the Future Information Supply Chain
We reveal what industry experts predict will happen to the information supply chain as a result of the Google generation's approach to academic research. We present an evidence-based analysis of thoughts and perceptions from libraries, consortia, subscription agents, hosts, scholarly publishers and opinion leaders from across the UK, Europe and North America to show how the information supply chain is being driven to adapt.
Librarians have an immense opportunity to mobilise the knowledge economy for Europe by mashing-up quality content and links to aid discovery. Our findings reveal how discoverability is both helped and hindered by the Big Deal and we learn how usage stats can distort the truth behind power browsing. How do members of the global supply chain believe they can add more value and provide a better return on investment in a mature European market? Come and find out.
Jakob Harnesk is the Nordic Sales Manager for EBSCO Information Services.
Before joining EBSCO in 2008, Jakob held several qualified positions in research libraries and with various vendors. He has most notably been working for the Royal Library in Sweden, at the national co-ordinating body BIBSAM, and at the Karolinska Institute University Library, where he was Head of Customer Services.
Jakob has been active in several national and international organizations, including Swedish Associations for Information Specialists, the Swedish Library Association, IFLA and ISO. Currently he is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the London Online Information Conference.
During his 25-year career, he has authored a large number of articles, reports and analyses on topics such as E-resource Access, Performance Indicators, and Legal Deposit of Online Publications. A frequent speaker at library conferences, he is currently a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed 'Journal of Access Services'.
Jakob Harnesk holds a degree in Library Information Systems.
|DAY 2: THURSDAY 28 JUNE 2012 (15:00-15:30)|
|Dr Tamar Sadeh, PhD, Director of Marketing, Ex Libris
Relevance Ranking in the Scholarly Domain
The greatest challenge for discovery systems is how to provide users with the most relevant search results, given the immense landscape of available content. In a manner that is similar to human interaction between two parties, in which each person adjusts to the other in tone, language, and subject matter, discovery systems would ideally be sophisticated and flexible enough to adjust their algorithms to individual users and each user's information needs.
When evaluating the relevance of an item to a specific user in a specific context, relevance-ranking algorithms need to take into account, in addition to the degree to which the item matches the query, information that is not embodied in the item itself. Such information, which includes the item's scholarly value, the type of search that the user is conducting (e.g., an exploratory search or a known-item search), and other factors, enables a discovery system to fulfil user expectations that have been shaped by experience with Web search engines.
The session will focus on the challenges of developing and evaluating relevance-ranking algorithms for the scholarly domain. Examples will be drawn mainly from the relevance-ranking technology deployed by the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution.
Tamar Sadeh brings a computing and information-retrieval background to the field of information services for libraries. After completing a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics, she spent a number of years developing search engines for structured and unstructured data. At Ex Libris, a multinational company that develops high-performance applications for libraries and information centres, Tamar takes an active role in the definition and marketing of the Company's various technologies and leads the Ex Libris open-platform program. Tamar holds a doctorate from City University London's School of Informatics.
|DAY 3: FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2012 (12.00-12.30)|
|Rafael Sidi, Vice-President SciVerse Applications & Developer Network, Elsevier|
Research With Applications: Empowering the Scientific Research Community for Better Outcomes
In the course of thousands of interviews with researchers, developers and industry influencers, Elsevier uncovered trends that are shaping research globally - workflow efficiencies, funding pressures, government policies and global competition. Elsevier also looked at key trends defining the future of web - openness and interoperability, personalization, and collaboration and trusted views, and the opportunity to create an ecosystem that empowers the scientific community to innovate, create and discover applications that leverage scientific literature to help researchers and scientists in their workflows.
Sidi will talk about these observed trends in research as they pertain to web applications, with particular emphasis on how librarians, developers, researchers can collaborate to develop new tools that leverage scientific content. Sidi will also explain how publishers like Elsevier can offer their content through APIs, and how publishers and platform providers can present developers with application building tools. He will point to examples of how APIs allow librarians, information professionals and researchers to develop creatively new solutions that solve researchers’ workflow problems. Sidi will further elaborate on how publishers can act as facilitators of the collaboration between information professionals, researchers and application developers to create workflow solutions through new applications, ultimately engaging a new community of application developers to lead a new model of STM publishing.
Pointing to examples from SciVerse Applications as a platform that enables this sort of collaboration within the scientific community, Sidi will also talk about solutions that target specific researcher interests and workflows, and share how Elsevier is engaging librarians and developers to create these solutions through activities like the 'Apps for Library' and 'Apps for Science' challenges respectively. Sidi will describe how this ecosystem will create a channel where developers can collaborate with librarians and researchers in developing new applications and will set a new paradigm in the way research information is discovered, used, shared and re-used to accelerate science.
|DAY 3: FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2012 (14.30-15.00)|
|Meinhard Kettler, Electronic Product Manager, Swets|
New Steps in the Research and Collaboration Workflow and the Role of the Library. Introducing the Mendeley Institutional Edition
Mendeley started about four years ago and is building the world's largest research collaboration platform with currently 1.6 million users having uploaded metadata of 35 million searchable unique documents. It is a social research collaboration network driven by data. Desktop, mobile and web apps help researchers and students organize, annotate, share, and discover new research.
This presentation will give a brief overview of the project and will also introduce the Mendeley Institutional Edition launched in 2012. Features and benefits for the library include the provision of improved services to their researchers and the ability to review and monitor insights in usage and collaboration trends as well as the research output generated within the institution.
Meinhard Kettler holds a language degree from the University of Muenster and joined the publishing industry twenty years ago. After an e-media position in a German B2C publishing house, he entered the library market and represented Swets Germany in various Sales regions. His current position at Swets is Electronic Product Manager for the German-language region and Central European countries.