Moderated by Trey Shelton, Associate University Librarian, George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida, the Charleston Premiers is a series of 5-minute presentations of new and noteworthy products. Here is a list of the companies represented with some of their remarks:
- JoVE Core: Students have changed. What if there was a multilingual way to present them? How have they changed? They suggested using Jove along with their textbooks. Students will find the answers somehow. Jove Core maps the content into individual topics and incorporates real science lessons. Students can control the system as much as possible. Faculty can add material without burdening the students.
- Casalini Libri: Torossa: Aggregates content in an Italian portal for research publications. Redesign at torrossa.casilini.com. in a library-driven project. Content from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France. One license fits all. Flexible acquisition models.
- McGraw-Hill: AccessEngineering: Engineering handbooks, references, textbooks. Access Science provides unlimited access to trusted STEM content. Browse and search thousands of article written by scientists; links to primary literature through DOIs. Learn about latest discoveries and breakthroughs with news articles. Can download from over 20,000 images, watch engaging videos, find content with an advanced search platform to deliver an enhanced learning experience.
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): ACM Digital Library. How can a society better serve its constituents. ACM is the oldest and largest computing society. The ACM Digital Libraryvprovides access to 700,000 articles. Collaboration through discovery: People. New author profile pages., institutional profile pages, conferences, conference finder. An international community provides a map showing usage of the digital library.
- Cambridge University Press: Open Engage: an open platform with a focus on preprints and collaboration. Submission form linking to publishing integrations. Many scholars are still using informal tools. Support collaboration through “co-creation” and engaging with user feedback directly.
- University of Toronto Press: The New Jewish Press (NJP) provides titles for the Jewish community, a non-academic market. Launched new imprint: New Jewish Press. Flooded with new manuscripts showing a big demand for information. Its first new book was on intermarriage, then published Conflict over the Conflict.
- JSTOR: Collaborative Open Access ebook pilot project, provides library-led open access books from over 11,500 participating institutions. OA through grant funding: digitized 680 books, which had 460,000 uses thru October. Publishing through library support: 38,500 uses. Expanding the library-supported model. Future of OA publishing: transparency of costs, establish an editorial board, develop additional funding models.
- Atypon Manuscripts: Help publishers deliver content. An OS authoring tool for collaborative documents. Simple tool for complex documents, collaborative writing and annotating. Automatically formats to help conform to guidelines. Built-in reference management. All free and OS. Offer guidance as you write. Auto formatting extends to citation and bibliographies, and interoperating with authoring tools. Can attach data sets and code and execute your paper as a program. Creates new challenges and provides version history.
- Atypon Scitrus: An intelligent app to reveal papers that don’t get noticed. Can search and follow topics of interest. Also has an eToC section based on reader’s interest. Can control how the tool filters and save papers discovered for later. The more you use it the better it gets because it is learning.
- Morressier: Early-stage research discovery: We usually look for information with Google. Accessing scholarly literature is extremely difficult for researchers. What if you could get access before publication? Many conference posters are gone after the conference. Researchers have limited time and funding to go to conferences. Morressier works with conferences and digitizes the posters. Researchers can deposit their posters which lets them collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.
- Our Research: Unpaywall Journals. 50% of papers are still in OA. Unpaywall journals helps maximize real subscription value. The value of a journal subscription is dropping, but prices are not. Unpaywall can deliver usage of journal content with no subscriptions. Models are controlled by the user.
The audience voted for the best design, most impact, most innovative, and the winners were:
- Best design: Cambridge University Press
- Most Impact: Our Research
- Most Innovative: Atypon
Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.