Abstract

This year’s sponsored but no holds barred health sciences lively lunchtime gathering again was open to all. Moderator Jean Gudenas introduced this year’s three presentations: a report on a survey, a report on a research study, and a technology update. Ramune Kubilius provided a brief annual traditional update on developments in the health sciences publishing world. She then segued to highlighting some findings from a survey she and two co-authors conducted in December 2017-January 2018 of AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) members on medical school institutional repositories (IRs). She focused on responses to questions about IR collections and management. Are early career researchers the harbingers of change? Anthony Watkinson shared some findings from a three year (2015-2018) worldwide CIBER longitudinal research study of early career researchers that was commissioned by the Publishing Research Consortium. He focused on highlighting what medical researchers in countries, including the U.S., where surveys were conducted, think about scholarly communications and scholarly publishing. Does the RA21 project hold promise for keeping access secure in the future? John Felts began with a background and a review of some current technologies. He then provided some insights as to what expectations we can have from initiatives such as RA21, with its mission: “to align and simplify pathways to subscribed content across participating scientific platforms…”

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On the Winds of Change: Repositories, Researchers and Technologies: The 18th Health Sciences Lively Lunch Discussion

This year’s sponsored but no holds barred health sciences lively lunchtime gathering again was open to all. Moderator Jean Gudenas introduced this year’s three presentations: a report on a survey, a report on a research study, and a technology update. Ramune Kubilius provided a brief annual traditional update on developments in the health sciences publishing world. She then segued to highlighting some findings from a survey she and two co-authors conducted in December 2017-January 2018 of AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) members on medical school institutional repositories (IRs). She focused on responses to questions about IR collections and management. Are early career researchers the harbingers of change? Anthony Watkinson shared some findings from a three year (2015-2018) worldwide CIBER longitudinal research study of early career researchers that was commissioned by the Publishing Research Consortium. He focused on highlighting what medical researchers in countries, including the U.S., where surveys were conducted, think about scholarly communications and scholarly publishing. Does the RA21 project hold promise for keeping access secure in the future? John Felts began with a background and a review of some current technologies. He then provided some insights as to what expectations we can have from initiatives such as RA21, with its mission: “to align and simplify pathways to subscribed content across participating scientific platforms…”