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CHORUS -- a simple and affordable community-led solution for monitoring funded research output, open access content and datasets
Mark Robertson, Director Asia Pacific Development, CHORUS
Presenters and Panellists:
Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of Libraries, University of Denver, USA
Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS, USA
Judy Russell, Dean of Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
CHORUS is a global not-for-profit organisation which helps funders, institutions, publishers, and the public see, find, and understand the status of outputs of funded research. Its activities are funded by its member partners and institutional subscribers.
Howard Ratner will give a short overview of CHORUS and the data services provided to funders, publishers and institutions and cover some of the wider contributions CHORUS makes to facilitate open research within the scholarly communications ecosystem.
Judy Russell and Michael Levine-Clark, as eminent librarians from North America will each explain how CHORUS is used within their own institutions, the reasons why CHORUS is one of their solutions and how open data is so essential for the research community.
Following short presentations there will be an opportunity to ask all three panellists specific questions relating to ALIA members needs and issues and whether CHORUS could be of interest.
Michael Levine-Clark is Dean of the University of Denver Libraries, where he has worked in various positions since 1999. He currently serves in leadership roles in GWLA, WEST, and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance. As a member of many publisher and vendor library advisory boards, he provides guidance about library and higher education trends. He helped found the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, served as co-editor, and continues to serve on its editorial board. He served as co-editor of the 4th edition of The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences and co-author of the 4th edition of the ALA Glossary of Library and Information Sciences. For his work on e-books and demand-driven acquisition models, he received the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He is widely published and has been invited to speak on six continents about academic library collections and scholarly communication issues.
Howard Ratner is the Executive Director of CHORUS. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system, and was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of Crossref and CLOCKSS. He
was President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) from 2014-2015 and served on its board from 2010-2012 and 2013-2016. He is an active member of the Metadata 20/20 and Scholix initiatives and the International Association of STM Publishers Future Labs. Howard received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture Award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker on digital production and new technology themes. Before joining CHORUS, Howard was Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard also held positions at Springer-Verlag and John Wiley & Sons.
Mark Robertson is an independent publishing consultant who joined the CHORUS team in 2018 to develop activity in Asia Pacific (APAC) with funders, publishers, and institutions. For 36 years Mark lead Wiley’s and Blackwell Publishing’s research journal program in APAC as Publishing Director with overall country responsibility for Australia and Japan as Executive Director. He now brings this experience and networks in the region to CHORUS. His other contributions to the publishing industry have included Board appointments with the Copyright Agency Limited, the Australian Publishers Association (APA), and the International Association of STM Publishers (STM). He is currently a non-executive director of two Australian not-for-profits, MCERA and Therapeutics Guidelines.
Judith C. Russell is Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida. Previously she has served as Superintendent of Documents at the US Government Printing Office and as Deputy Director for the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Earlier in her career she worked in marketing and product development in the information industry and in special libraries. In 2017, she received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Award in recognition of her significant achievements in librarianship and in fostering the growth of information services. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science.
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