The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem

Virtual Conference

About the Virtual Conference

According to Wikipedia, the preprint is a “version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly or scientific journal”. Preprint archives, such as arXiv and SSRN, rapidly achieved prominence in both the hard and social sciences as rapid access to new work became a priority. It’s wonderful to have those platforms, but what are best practices for libraries and other content providers in working with them? Should preprints be assigned DOIs? What relationship should exist between pre-prints and discovery services? What is the interoperability with link resolvers like? What are the implications for citation practices?

This event will have a Training Thursday event associated with it. 

Event Sessions

11:00 - 11:15am  Welcome and Introduction

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11:15 am - 11:45 am Preprints: A Journey Through Time

Speaker

This session will feature a speaker well-qualified to address:

  • Overview of the preprint and its acceptance in the research workflow;
  • Potential challenges for researchers in using those preprints;
  • How such versions of articles should be viewed and/or leveraged by those supporting the research process

11:45 am - 12:15 pm  Preprints and Publication Ethics

Speaker

This session will feature a speaker well-qualified to address:

  • Preprints as form of peer-review
  • Preprints and quality control
  • Preprints as informal publication (establishing claim/priority of work; citation activity)

12:15pm  - 12:45 pm  Preprints in the Research/Academic Institution

Speaker

Neil Thakur

Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health

This session will feature a speaker well-qualified to address

  • Functional Role of Preprint Repositories
  • Support for open science
  • Funding Support
  • Accountability

 

12:45 - 1:45 Lunch Break

1:45 - 2:15  Preprints and Interoperability

Speaker

This session will feature a speaker well-qualified to address

  • Identifiers (DOIs, etc.)
  • Linking and Versioning
  • Best Practices/Infrastructure

2:15 - 2:45 Preprints and the Scholarly Society

Speaker

Darla Henderson

Assistant Director, Open Access Programs, ACS Publications
American Chemical Society

This session will feature a speaker well-qualified to address

  • Input from and working with authors (discosure), response from membership
  • Impact on existing financial models
  • Impact on scholarly communication w/in specific discipline

 

2:45 - 3:15 Preprints and the Content Provider

Speakers

This session will feature a speaker well-qualified to address

  • Impact on existing publishing program and re-use
  • Managing the service (preprint server/repository)
  • Managing the community

3:15 - 3:30   Afternoon Break

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Case Study I

Speaker

The speaker will provide a case study touching on the following aspects

  • Rationale
  • Challenges Encountered
  • Goals Achieved
  • Next Steps

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Case Study II

Speaker

The speaker will provide a case study touching on the following aspects

  • Rationale
  • Challenges Encountered
  • Goals Achieved
  • Next Steps

4:30 - 5:00 pm.  Round-Robin Wrap-Up Discussion

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Additional Information

  • Cancellations made by February 7, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the virtual conference via e-mail the Friday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.

  • If you have not received your Login Instruction e-mail by 10 a.m. (ET) on the day before the virtual conference, please contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org for immediate assistance.

  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the conference. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the conference from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.

  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact nisohq@niso.org to provide alternate contact information.

  • Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.

  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived conference recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's organization.

For Online Events

  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.

  • NISO uses the Zoom USA platform for delivery of its virtual event. Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.