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[ecrea] NFAIS Forum on the Impact of Social Media on the Future of Scholarly Communication

Sun Apr 12 19:14:46 GMT 2009

NFAIS Forum on the Impact of Social Media on the Future of Scholarly Communication.

The meeting, scheduled for May 1, 2009 at PALINET Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, is one that you won't want to miss.

Why Attend?

The traditional process of scholarly communication is changing. Social media have not only broadened the geographic scope of scholarly communication beyond that of the print environment, but have re-introduced social dialog and immediate feedback into the scholarly communication process on a global scale. Scholars worldwide are embracing this change, but for the most part those traditionally responsible for managing the scholarly communication process - publishers, abstracting and indexing services, libraries, and scholarly societies - have not. If your organization is looking how to adapt to the newly-emerging conversational scholarly communication process or is in the early implementation phase, this meeting is for you.

Who Should Attend?

If you are an information provider or librarian looking to utilize social media to enhance existing products and services, a scholarly society seeking to expand the value of membership, an information professional responsible for implementing social media in your enterprise, or a technology developer working to remain state-of-art in a rapidly changing information environment, this meeting will provide a glimpse at how social media are beginning to transform the scholarly communication process and how content providers, scholarly associations and librarians are using social media to meet the needs and expectations of 21st century scholars.


The program will begin with an overview of the acceptance and use of social media from Steve Paxhia, author of the Gilbane research report, Collaboration and the Enterprise, who will highlight the applicability of social media tools and networks to high-quality content such as scholarly articles and research data. The program will also look at how innovative publishers and scholarly societies are actively using social media and social networks to enhance their readership and to increase the value of Society membership with presentations by John Sullivan, Chief Information Officer of the American Chemical Society and Jason Wilde, Publisher, Physical Sciences of the Nature Publishing Group. In addition, academic and public librarians will discuss how they are incorporating social media and social networks within their library in order to support faculty, students, and library patrons in general. The program will examine the barriers to adopting social media and user-generated content, and will end with a closing keynote by Darin McBeath, Director of Disruptive Technologies, Elsevier, who will provide a glimpse of the future of scholarly communication as shaped by social networks, new social media and other disruptive technologies that are changing the scholarly communication process.

The preliminary program, registration form, directions to the meeting location, list of nearby hotels, and general information on Philadelphia is available at: .

Register early as attendance is limited to 60 attendees. NFAIS members pay $345 and non-members pay $395. For more information contact: Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:(jilloneill /at/ or go to .

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS(tm))

Jill O'Neill
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Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
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