Knowledgebases, Repositories, Archives:
curation, curation, curation
May 26, 2020 10AM-11AM Pacific Standard Time
The publication of a paper is not the end of scholarly communication, it is the start. After publication, data is curated into Knowledgebases, Libraries, and Repositories for further dissemination and long term preservation. But..what are the differences between these organizations? How are published data preserved for long term access and how are they made available to the scientific community? We will highlight similarities and differences in panel discussions with representatives from Dryad, University Libraries, and Knowledgebase curators, unsung heroes of scholarly communication.
Moderators: Daniela Raciti and Karen Yook
10:00-10:05 Opening Comments
10:05-10:25 Panel Discussion
Scholarly Communication is the process through which research results and other scholarly work are made available to the public. Results are distributed by publishers, and disseminated, organized and preserved by libraries, repositories, and knowledgebases. In this panel discussion, we will hear from representatives of different organizations on the flaws in scholarly communications and on how they are taking action to solve the problem.
- Tanya Berardini – Phoenix, Chief Scientific Officer – TAIR, Curator
- Kristin Briney – Caltech Library, Librarian
- Paul Sternberg – California Institute of Technology, PI – EIC of microPublication
- Tracy Teal – Dryad, Executive Director
10:25:10:35- Discussion with Archivists – Academic libraries provide infrastructure for data and software sharing; they provide DOI minting help, storage for data, and curatorial services. In some cases, libraries are also taking on formal publishing responsibilities without relying on commercial publishers. Their ultimate goal is to make researcher’s life easier and increase data discoverability. John Chodacki and Tom Morrell will give an overview on the role of Libraries in scholarly communication and on their mission in enhancing science dissemination.
- John Chodacki – California Digital Library, Director
- Tom Morrell – Caltech Library, Research Data Specialist
10:40-10:55- Knowledgebases – Model organism databases (MODs) play a critical role in scholarly communication by curating published research from their community. They also ensure that data are Findable, Accessable, Interoperable, and Reproducible by working closely with their community to define nomenclature and data reporting standards. We will hear from curators from 5 different Model Organism Databases and learn what the word curation means to them as well as discuss their role in the publishing world.
- Stacia Engel – Saccharomyces Genome Database/Alliance of Genome Resources
- Ranjana Kishore – WormBase/Alliance of Genome Resources
- Christina Zorn – XenBase
- Leonore Reiser – The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)
- Steven Marygold – FlyBase/Alliance of Genome Resources
Special Entertainment by musicians of La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra
Please note that your camera and audio will be off and muted when joining. We welcome questions through the chat function.