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Track 3: Discoverability & Accessibility [clear filter]
Monday, May 15


Understanding Open Access and Author’s Rights
Limited Capacity seats available

Copyright implications are far reaching for you and your publishers. Learn about publisher agreements and the assistance the Library can provide in this discussion led by experts from SPARC and American University.

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Rachel Borchardt

Associate Director, Research and Instructional Services, and Science Librarian, American University
Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a recent book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century... Read More →

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Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC
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Thespina Yamanis

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and structural conditions to global health disparities and in designing community-based interventions to improve health among vulnerable groups. Dr. Yamanis has published her... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Third Floor Classroom, Room 306


Sharing Research Data for Accessibility and Reusability
Limited Capacity seats available

Within the last five years, journal publishers and research funders have put increasing emphasis on the public accessibility of source data for reasons of reuse, replicability, and open science. This session will discuss considerations and options for sharing your research data and how to address these emerging requirements.

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Stefan Kramer

Associate Director for Research Data Services, American University Library
Stefan became the Research Data Librarian at American University in August of 2013, and the Library's Associate Director for Research Data Services in October of 2014. Prior to joining AU, he worked in data librarianship and management positions at Cornell and Yale universities, and... Read More →

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Brian Forst

Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University
Brian Forst joined the American University faculty in 1992, following three years on the George Washington University faculty. Before that, he was director of research at the Institute for Law and Social Research (1977-85) and the Police Foundation (1985-89). His research on prosecution... Read More →
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Jon Gould

Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University
A lawyer and social scientist, Professor Gould combines empirical research with policy advocacy to advance government reform and administration. His work focuses on civil rights and liberties, justice policy, and legal change, helping to make academic research relevant and accessible... Read More →
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Jordan Tama

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the politics, processes, and institutions of U.S. foreign and national security policy making. His research has investigated presidential-congressional relations, foreign policy bipartisanship, the politics of economic sanctions, national security strategy... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Third Floor Classroom, Room 306


Increasing Visibility through the AU Digital Research Archive
Limited Capacity seats available

AU’s Digital Research Archive can increase visibility and help preserve the corpus of your research (including pre-prints, videos, data sets, etc.) for future researchers. Learn about the benefits, features, and submission process in this hands-on workshop.

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Chris Lewis

Media Librarian, American University
Chris Lewis is an Associate Librarian at the AU Library and the coordinator of the University's institutional repository. He is also the Media Librarian and the library's resource for copyright-related questions. He has a particular interest in digitizing and preserving content that... Read More →
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Susan McElrath

University Archivist, American University
Susan McElrath has served as University Archivist at American University since August 2004 where she is the manager of the University Archives and Special Collections departments. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and procedures for access, collection... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Third Floor Classroom, Room 306


Reverse Engineering an Abstract
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The process of producing great research and getting it published in a high-impact venue is only half the battle. Other researchers have to be able to find your work in order to be influenced by it. By learning how databases and other search engines “see” your work, we can uncover how to craft your abstract to maximize its discoverability.

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Robert Feinberg

Professor of Economics, American University
Professor Feinberg received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from the University of Virginia. He taught for ten years on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University, has served as an economist with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the International... Read More →
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Susan Krische

Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Taxation, American University
Professor Krische teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Her research in judgment and decision-making applies experimental and archival-empirical methods to investigate the use of financial information by investors and analysts. Susan's research has been published... Read More →
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Mary Mintz

Associate Director for Outreach, Associate Librarian, American University
Mary Mintz has been a library faculty member at AU since the early 1980s.  Her master’s paper in library science focused on enhancing vocabulary for database retrieval.  She is pleased to return to that topic in the context of the Conference on High Impact Research.  At AU she... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Third Floor Classroom, Room 306