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Thursday, February 16 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
All are invited to research nexus: widening participation in co-creating a complete scholarly record

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In this session speakers will discuss the topics of metadata completeness, and talk of inclusivity strategies that help expand contributions into the overall global record of scholarship.

The scholarly record is a reflection of the continuous progress made by multiple actors within the context of scientific structures and processes, across disciplines and geographies. What we think of as metadata is expanding, and the notion of ‘content types’ is changing. New, unfamiliar and disruptive actors are sometimes met with apprehension in the world of scholarly communications. Yet, we’re all here to make the progress of scholarship visible and discoverable. Transparency and completeness of scholarly records will help understand the impact of research, funding, and changing policies. It can support a more robust and comprehensive assessment of research, and contribute to improving integrity within as well as public trust in science.

The foundation of scholarly record completeness is broad, perhaps even universal, participation of actors involved in the progress of scholarship in documenting its progress, sharing metadata and building structured relationships between them. Therefore, inclusion of all relevant organizations into this transparent documentation process is essential and we invite a range of speakers to share and discuss effective strategies.

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Oscar Donde

Head of Environmental Science Department, Egerton University
Dr. Oscar Omondi Donde (Ph.D.) is a Kenyan, currently a Lecturer and Head of Environmental Science Department, Egerton University, Kenya.   He is the Editor in Chief of Pan Africa Science Journal, Crossref African Ambassador and incoming Crossref Board Member (from March, 2023).He... Read More →
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Susan Collins

Community Engagement Manager, Crossref
Susan is a Community Engagement Manager at Crossref and works closely with the global community focusing on ways to help make membership benefits accessible, including the Crossref Sponsor and Global Equitable Membership (GEM) programs. She also works closely with colleagues at the... Read More →
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Mike Nason

Open Scholarship & Publishing Librarian, UNB Libraries // PKP
Mike Nason is the Open Scholarship & Publishing Librarian at the University of New Brunswick and the Metadata/Crossref Liaison for the Public Knowledge Project. Mike is a loud, passionate advocate of open scholarly infrastructure and has been working in and around library publishing... Read More →
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Leena Shah

Managing Editor, DOAJ ( Directory of Open Access Journals)
Leena is a Managing Editor at DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). She is based in Singapore and is responsible for the indexing of regional journals in DOAJ. She is also a member of the DOAJ Quality team for assessing unethical publishing practices. Leena also represents DOAJ... Read More →
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Dominic Mitchell

Operations Manager, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
Dominic has over 20 years experience working with publisher and library communities. He started with BMJ Group in London, UK, where he is from, and then became the UK Account and Project manager with HighWire Press, USA. He represents DOAJ on the Think. Check. Submit. initiative, of which DOAJ is a founding organisation. He is responsible for the JASPER initiative to preserve open access journals. He sits on the OASPA Board of Directors and is the Secretary... Read More →

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Ana Heredia

Heredia & Viggiani Consulting

Thursday February 16, 2023 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST