What is the likely shape of the library of the Future?
And how do we build collections for it?

Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series

Singapore 2013
August 13-14, 2013

Historic Hotel Ft. Canning
Ft. Canning Park, Singapore

Theme: Opportunities for New Scholarship: Working Collaboratively


Monday, August 12

 Hotel Ft. Canning


Preconference Program
Linked and Open Data: Improving Discoverability for Our Users
Linked data has the potential to connect web-based, structured data in ways that could revolutionize the research and publication process. This preconference will help you understand why Linked Data will play an important role in planning for the future of information delivery.
  • Convener

    Martha Whittaker
    ASMscience Platform Product Manager, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair, Program Planning, 15th Fiesole Retreat
12:00 - 13:00
Light Luncheon / Registration Open
Luncheon sponsored by ARTstor
13:00 - 13:15
Welcome and Introduction
Luncheon sponsored by ARTstor
  • Mrs. Elaine Ng
    Chief Executive, NLB and Chair, IFLA National Organizing Committee for Singapore 2013
13:15 - 14:30
Part One: Developments in Linked and Open Data
  • Richard Wallis
    Technology Evangelist, OCLC, Columbus, OH
    Linked Data: Challenge and Opportunity
  • Stephen Rhind Tutt
    President, Alexander Street Press, Alexandria, VA
    The Potential of Linked Data
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 16:00
Part Two: Linked Data Projects in Action
  • Haliza Jailani
    Assistant Director, Metadata Services, Resource Discovery & Management Group, National Library Board of Singapore
    The Port of Singapore Project
  • James Shulman
    President, ARTstor
    Dennis Brunning
    Herberger School of Arts Librarian, Arizona State University
    The Shared Management of Image Content: Open Works Registries, Content Sharing Networks, and End-user Use Data
16:00 - 17:00
Optional Library Tours
18:00 - 19:00
Opening Reception
Location: Hotel Ft. Canning / Glass House
Sponsored by ProQuest
Dinner Open

Tuesday, August 13

 Hotel Ft. Canning


Welcoming Remarks
  • Doreen Liu
    Co-founder/Managing Director, World Scientific Publishing Co.
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome and Introduction
  • Rebecca Lenzini
    Co-Founder and Organizer, The Fiesole Retreat Series, and President, The Charleston Company, Denver, CO
    Ann Okerson
    Senior Advisor to the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, IL Chair, IFLA Professional Committee & Member, IFLA Governing Board
09:15 - 09:45
Opening Keynote
  • Victor Henning
    Co-Founder and CEO, Mendeley Ltd., London, UK
    Opportunities for New Scholarship:Working Collaboratively
10:40 - 11:00
Sponsored by Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific
11:00 - 12:30
Session One continues..
  • Carol Tenopir
    Chancellor’s Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    Altmetrics and Traditional Metrics: What Do Scholars Use to Judge Quality?
  • Jennifer Lin
    Senior Product Manager, PLoS – Public Library of Science, Article-Level Metrics
    Altmetrics Applied – Tools for Research Assissment
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session Two: New Directions for Scholarly Publishing: Changes in Asia
There are numerous projections demonstrating that scholarly outputs from Asia have overtaken or will very soon overtake the outputs, particularly those of journal articles, coming from the USA. Much of the work described is important and will become more important particularly in view of the amount of research and development being funded by the Chinese government. Scholars themselves, librarians, publishers and other vendors have a role in facilitating the actual presentation of this scholarship in order to ensure maximum impact. This session includes speakers from all these sectors and similarly qualified reactors with a view to enabling discussion and exchange of experience.
  • Convener

    Anthony Watkinson
    Principal Consultant, CIBER, London and Co-Chair, Program Planning, 15th Fiesole Retreat
  • Flora Xu
    Department Head, School of Information Management, Wuhan University, P.R. China
    Scholarly Publishing in China: Overview and Opportunities
  • Benjamin Shaw
    Global and China Director, Edanz Group, Ltd.
    Growth in the Japanese and Chinese Scientific Community: Experiences in Helping Scholars
  • Syun Tutiya
    Professor, The National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
    The View from Japan
14:45 - 16:00
Session One: New Directions in Assessment and Measurement: Will Altmetrics Replace the Impact Factor
The altmetrics movement seeks to go beyond traditional citation-based impact factors to consider the influence of a scholar and the value of his/her research by looking at the variety of factors beyond article citations. Altmetrics gather data on an individual’s social interactions, professional affiliations and scholarly presentations. Newer forms of scholarly outputs, such as the creation of data sets or authorship of computer code, are also taken into account. This session will explore these and other new developments in the area of assessment.
  • Convener

    Martha Whittaker
    ASMscience Platform Product Manager, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair, Program Planning, 15th Fiesole Retreat
  • Jason Priem
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    What Is Altmetrics?
  • Michael Mabe
    CEO, STM – International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers
    Looking at Metrics: Counting and What Counts
15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 17:00
Session Two continues...
  • Professor Lakshman Samanarayake
    Dean of Dentistry, Chair of Oral Microbiology, Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Dental Science, The University of Hong Kong
    Assisting New Scholars
  • David Swinbanks
    Macmillan Science & Education Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand and Nature Publishing Group Managing Director, Regional Markets & Science & Medical Communications Asia-Pacific | India | Middle East | Iberoamerica | Russia
    Open Access in Asia
  • Kauzhiro Hayashi
    Senior Research Fellow, Science & Technology Foresight Center (STFC), National Institute of Science & Technology Policy (NISTEP), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT), Tokyo, Japan
    Professor Wanjin Hong
    Professor & Executive Director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR, Singapore)
    Invited Reactors
Buses depart for Conference Dinner
18:30 - 20:30
Conference Dinner
Location: Singapore Island Country Club
Sponsored by World Scientific Publishing Co. and The Charleston Company

Wednesday, August 14

 Hotel Ft. Canning


09:00 - 10:30
Session Three: New Collaboratives: Working Together to Serve Scholars
Knowledge and research expand, with increasingly sophisticated and intricate connections across subject and global borders. Worldwide collaborations grow and thrive. The services and infrastructures to support such growth and complexity are becoming not only critically important, but also themselves worthy of study and analysis. This session features ambitious and innovative partnerships in support of researchers and scholars at the local university level, nationally, and worldwide. With the aim of carrying information across today’s boundaries to new frontiers, these endeavors hasten the advancement of sciences and arts. Each speaker describes his or her organization’s distinctive and exciting contributions to our new and partnered world.
  • Convener

    Ann Okerson
    Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, IL; US National Contact for the SCOAP3 High Energy Physics Open Access Project
  • Linda O’Brien
    Pro-Vice Chancellor/President
    Natasha Simons
    Senior Project Manager, Information Services, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    From Library to Research Hub: Connecting an Entire University Research Enterprise.
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
Session Three continues...
  • Gregg Gordon
    President, SSRN – Social Science Research Network
    Facilitating Worldwide, Cross-Disciplinary Discourse in the Social Sciences.
11:45 - 12:15
Closing Session
  • Carol Tenopir
    Chancellor’s Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    Fiesole 2013: Some personal take-aways: 5 facts and 1 conclusion (out of dozens of possibilities) and 1 thing not talked about much
12:15 - 13:15
Speaker Travel Support Sponsored by SAGE Publications and Wiley


For further information about the Retreat Series please contact Katina Strauch, Rebecca Lenzini or Michele Casalini.


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