The Scholarly Communication Landscape: Opportunities and challenges
Tuesday 30 November 2010 10am - 5pm, The Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street
The John Rylands University Library is hosting a one-day symposium entitled 'The Scholarly Communication Landscape: Opportunites and challenges' on Tuesday 30th November 2010 at The Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street. Open to all staff and postgraduate research students at the University of Manchester, the day is expected to run from 10am until 5pm and will feature presentations from renowned speakers.
Invited speakers include:
- Professor Gunnar Sivertsen (Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation, Norway)
- Brian Kelly (UKOLN, University of Bath)
- Alma Swan (Key Perspectives Ltd)
- Simon Pratt (Thomson Reuters)
In this second symposium of an annual series we investigate the opportunities and challenges presented by the technological, financial and social developments that are transforming scholarly communication.
The adoption of the World Wide Web in the last 5-10 years and rapid developments in digital publishing mean that it is now more important than ever that researchers are fully aware of the opportunities that these developments enable.
Topics to be considered include,
- Opportunities in research data management
- Digital preservation challenges
- The pros and cons online social networks and virtual communities
- The challenges in measuring and reporting research impact
By exploring these and related issues, this symposium will enable Manchester researchers to better appreciate and respond to the ever changing scholarly communication landscape.