SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues April 2011
Volume 13 Number 2
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"Changes in the library world and in scholarly work require fleet innovation as ideas emerge, change and become routine," with this Beth Brown, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Binghamton University introduced the "Publishing, Promoting and Preservinglink to Semantic Web Scholarship @ SUNY" conference April 7, 2011.

The conference (with funding from SUNY's Conversations in the Disciplines program) included an impressive array of speakers and attendees from the library and research communities. The keynote speech by Todd Carpenter (National Information Standards Organization) began with a brief history of standards in publishing and made the first reference of the day to the "semantic web" as we move towards more machine-mediated link to NISOprocessing and the increasing frequency of texts being read by machines. His suggestion was to pay attention to changes occuring outside of the academy via rapid developments in technology and software. In regard to the National Science Foundation mandate for data management plans, Carpenter said "I think libraries have a great opportunity to provide a home to the data created by our researchers."link to the NSF policy

Andrew White (Interim Dean, Stony Brook/Stony Brook HSC) presented the stark landscape of dwindling library budgets and the challenges of licensing the research materials needed. Representing the Scholarlylink to SPARCPublishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Patricia Renfro (Columbia) gave an update on open access publishing and archiving.

Open source software projects highlighted included Mendeley and VIVO. Vendor presentations werelink to Mendeley made by SUNY Press, JSTOR, JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) and Berkeley Electronic Press.

Thanks to Binghamton, SUNY CID and the conference presenters for a good conference on important topics.link to Cornell

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