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 »
Ideas for Webinars
search engine optimization
seo url optimization and friendly search engine algorithms
semantic web and ranking
Followup from March 2012 EPUB webinar: Where can you see ONIX data for accessibility? How can institutions with programs for special needs check this in advance? Practical information for implementation and use
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?
what are different perspectives on OA as they relate to requirements that scholarly communication has in the present, and could have in the future?
The CODATA group will have published its recommendations for data citation by early 2012. What is necessary for good data citation? What are metadata elements that people should include. Also ties to supplemental materials...
This has been a topic lately - NFAIS and perhaps Charleston last year so I thought we might explore it, too.
It will also be on a PSP Annual Conference session in February.
We should have preservation on the agenda, but what angles should we pursue?
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?
PDA and PPV remain as popular topics at recent ER&L and NASIG conferences. Lisa Kurt and Erin Fisher at University of Nevada, Reno did a presentation at ER&L 2011 -- i.e., PDA/PPV models created out of financial necessity, criteria for PDA vs. PPV, catalog workflow, vendor models.
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 »
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.