TPDL Workshops

Videos in digital libraries: What’s in it for libraries, publishers and scientists?

Half day workshop: 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Scientists communicate to peer and non-peer audiences through articles and supplementary materials. A new type of supplementary materials is video supplements (videos integrated in an academic paper) or video abstracts (3-5 minutes long video of the 250 characters abstract of an academic paper). Publishers and libraries' task is to manage all digital assets scientists generate. Digital libraries increasingly give access to audiovisual academic content by streaming video-on-demand. Videos enhance the understanding of the background of a study and can improve the public perception of science. However, few incentives exist for scientists to produce and publish audiovisual content, since videos are often still not considered 'proper' scientific publications. Publishers and libraries should optimize the management of audiovisual materials and their scientific communication practices. Doing so, a multimodal scholarship will be supported.

This workshop encourages critical reflection on the use of scientific videos and provides an opportunity for science communicators, publishers, librarians and researchers to share best practice and experiences with video in their own research field.

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15th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)

In collaboration with the German ISKO

Full day workshop: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday, September 9th, 2016.

NKOS is a full-day workshop of research projects and development related to next-generation Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) in digital libraries. This proposal builds on the well-attended NKOS workshops at previous ECDL, TPDL, JCDL conferences (see NKOS website for details). We expect approximately 30 attendees at this workshop. The proposal is supported by the international NKOS network, its website and discussion list. Presentations are made available on the workshop website.

Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), in the form of classification systems, thesauri, lexical databases, ontologies, and taxonomies, play a crucial role in digital information management and applications generally. Carrying semantics in a well-controlled and documented way, Knowledge Organisation Systems serve a variety of important functions: tools for representation and indexing of information and documents, knowledge-based support to information searchers, semantic road maps to domains and disciplines, communication tool by providing conceptual framework, and conceptual basis for knowledge based systems, e.g. automated classification systems.

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1st International Workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016)

Full day workshop: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Friday, September 9th, 2016.

This Workshop aims at becoming a forum to discuss ideas and advancements towards the revision of current scientific communication practices in order to support Open Science, introduce novel evaluation schemes, and enable reproducibility. As such it candidates as an event fostering collaboration between

  • (i) Library and information scientists working on the identification of new publication paradigms;
  • (ii) ICT scientists involved in the definition of new technical solutions to these issues;
  • (iii) scientists/researchers who actually conduct the research and demand tools and practices for Open Science.

The expected results are advancements in the definition of the next generation scientific communication ecosystem, where scientists can publish research results (including the scientific article, the data, the methods, and any “alternative” product that may be relevant to the conducted research) in order to enable reproducibility (effective reuse and decrease of cost of science) and rely on novel scientific reward practices.

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