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Saturday, June 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The New Dimensions in Scholcomm: How a global scholarly community collaboration created the world’s largest linked research knowledge system

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Digital Science and 100+ global research institutions have spent the better part of the last two years collaborating to solve three distinct challenges in the existing research landscape:

* Research evaluation focuses almost exclusively on publications and citations data
* Research evaluation tools are siloed in proprietary applications that rarely speak to each other
* The gaps amongst proprietary data sources made generating a complete picture of impact extremely difficult (and expensive)

The goal of this collaboration amongst publishers, funders, research administrators, libraries, and Digital Science was to transform the research landscape by attempting to solve the problems resulting from expensive, siloed data research evaluation data.

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Heidi Becker

Director of Client Engagement, Digital Science/Dimensions
Heidi came to Digital Science with an extensive background in non-profit and government organizations. Most recently, Heidi worked in the Planning and Evaluation department of a major science funder, spearheading the advancement of post-grant assessments as well as enhancing pre-award... Read More →
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Ralph O'Flinn

Enterprise Applications Engineer III, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Technical Lead for UAB Profiles and Scholars@UABAt UAB since 2014Previously at EBSCO Industries, Inc. for 8 yearsDevelopment Partner with Digital ScienceVolunteer developer for @VIVOcollabAdvocate of linked and open data

Dr. Robert Scott

University of Georgia

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Grand Ballroom II/III