Ideas for Webinars

A place for the NISO community to input and discuss topic ideas for webinars, for 2013 (and beyond).

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3-D Printing

I believe 3-D printing and its implications on intellectual property is an interesting topic. Clive Thompson recently wrote a brief article on this in Wired: http://www.wired.com/design/2012/05/3-d-printing-patent-law/ For a more detailed look, please see Michael Weinberg's white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing: http://www.publicknowledge.org/it-will-be-awesome-if-they-dont-screw-it-up ...more »

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E-Science Librarianship

Perhaps a good companion to our data set presetnations: what is e-science librarianship? What roles to e-science librarians play? What skills does an e-science librarian need to have? ARL/DLF have been doing e-science programming since 2011, but is an overview for a larger audience worth considering?

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New developments in journal article access

With the article rental service DeepDyve in business since 2009 and more options coming online for libraries to provide quick access to journal articles without subscribing to them, is there a need for an overview webinar about current developments in journal article access and their implications for libraries?

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Altmetrics

As scholars are increasing using Web 2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, Twitter, and blogs there is an opportunity to create new filters.These metrics show web-based traces of research communication like citations from social networlking links, press coverage, comments, etc. These metrics are complementary to COUNTER, impact factor and eigenfactor reports. Realizing this, many authors have begun to call for investigation ...more »

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Overview of current discovery service landscape

Recent talks by Oren Beit-Arie have reminded me that the current discovery service landscape (specifically that of information providers in centrally-indexed search products) is very similar to the first years of participation in OpenURL. Maybe a webinar that could look at the current state of discovery services and remind people that, according to previous examples, it WILL change.

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