Register today for this NFAIS Webinar on Academic Collaborative Networks!


2015 Webinar Series


Thursday, November 12, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Featured Participants:

William Gunn, PhD, Director of Scholarly Communications, Mendeley


Jonathan Mathias, Head of Referencing, RefME




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Fueling Research via Academic Collaborative Networks

Academic collaborative networks are an increasingly key element to fueling emerging researcher workflows. Such networks, also known as scholarly collaboration networks, are used by researchers to organize their own research materials, share with others within their research team or lab group, and discover relevant materials that might otherwise have escaped their notice. 

Tools, such as Mendeley and RefME, that may have been initially launched to serve the citation management needs of the researcher, are increasly viewed as important resources to supporting discovery and collaboration globally. Whether a graduate student or a principal investigator, individuals (and teams) can collect relevant materials over a mobile platform, annotate content and then use those materials to successfully move their projects forward. 

In this 90-minute NFAIS Webinar, Dr. William Gunn, Director of Scholarly Communications with Mendeley, and Jonathan Mathias, Head of Referencing at RefME will share their expertise and experiences in the realm of academic collaborative networks. This webinar centers on the positive role these networks play in support of scholarly research workflows.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The place of these networks in the current research collaborative workflow and their relative value in terms of experimental provenance, capture and reproducibility
  • What forms of research outputs these collaborative platforms support (e.g., data, software and video)
  • Whether these tools are primarily for end-users or do benefits extend to institutions 
  • The value content providers derive from supporting these networks
  • The larger challenges facing academic collaborative networks in the information community at large

Join us on Thursday, November 12, 2015 to examine the benefits of academic collaborative networks for researchers, institutions and content providers, as well as the challenges facing social sharing within the information community.

For individual registrations, the costs for this NFAIS Webinar are $125 for NFAIS members; $150 for allied societies*; and $195 for non-members. Group rates for three or more attendees are also available.


*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, the Association of American University Presses, NISO, and ASIS&T.


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