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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Social Research Collaboration: Libraries Need Not Apply?

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Jose Luis Andrade's Slides       Christopher Erdmann's Slides        Jan Reichelt's Slides

Social media was born an efficient method of personal networking. As more and more researchers took to social media platforms, we have witnessed an organic growth of collaboration among scholars, faculty, students, etc. This phenomenon has led us to a profound change in the way we conduct research through social media. Research through collaboration is now increasingly important in order to achieve a higher impact throughout the research community. But where does the library fit into this?

The simple answer is that researchers are now bypassing the library.
This presentation will look at the new reality of social research collaboration and discuss what kinds of web-based tools can support the workflow and peer collaboration of researchers. The presenters will also discuss why it is essential for libraries to become part of the solution before they are left out in the cold.


Speakers
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Jose Luis Andrade

President, The Americas, Swets
Jose Luis Andrade was appointed as Swets¹ President of the Americas since January 2010 where he assumed commercial responsibility for the whole region. Before then in September 2007, Jose Luis was appoint as President of North America where he was responsible for managing all of the sales, marketing, customer service, finance and operations activities in the United States and Canada. Jose Luis came from his role as... Read More →
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Christopher Erdmann

Head Librarian, The John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Christopher Erdmann is the Head Librarian of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) John G. Wolbach Library. His current projects include theastrodata.org, Harvard Library UX and collaborative work with the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). Previously, he worked as a librarian for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching near Munich where he specialized in bibliometrics, developing... Read More →
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Jan Reichelt

Co-Founder and President, Mendeley
Jan is Co-Founder and President of Mendeley, one of the world’s largest research collaboration platforms, with thousands of users and research groups and millions of research papers. Mendeley helps people to organize and collaborate on research projects and makes academic research fascinatingly more accessible and transparent. | | Research can be a lot of fun, and so is starting a technology company. So why not combine the two? Jan already... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Francis Marion Drayton Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403