Research Publication and Dissemination - The Future?, January 10, 2008

Research Publication and Dissemination - the Future?

Thursday 10th January 2008

National University of Ireland, Galway


10:00 – 10:30        Registration & Coffee

10:30 - 10:40        Welcome 
                              Marie Reddan, Librarian, National University of Ireland, Galway.

AM Session Chair: Professor Jim Browne, Registrar & Deputy President of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

10:40 – 11:20        Keynote speaker 1
                               Scholarly research publication and dissemination in transition –                               then and now. Professor Frank Gannon, Director General of Science                                   Foundation Ireland.
11:20 – 11:40        Publication and Performance: the Impact Factor imperative.       
                               Ms Patricia Brennan, Manager of Product Development, Thomson 

Reinventing the scholarly journal – Open Access to be or not to be?
Stakeholder perspectives:

11:40   - 12:00       A publishers perspective:
                               Mr David Hoole, Head of Brand Marketing and and                          Content Licensing, Nature Publishing Group (UK).

12:00 – 12:20        A funders perspective:     
                               Mr Martin Hynes, Executive Director, The Irish Research Council for
                               Science, Engineering and Technology [IRCSET].

12:20 – 12:40       An institutional perspective: increasing the University’s 
impact and benefiting the researcher through Open Access
                              and integrated research information systems.    
                              Ms Niamh Brennan, Programme Manager, Research Information          
                              Systems & Services, Trinity College Dublin.

12:40 – 13: 00      Panel discussion: scholarly publishing.

13:00 – 14:00       Lunch

A new publishing paradigm:

PM Session Chair: Professor Jim Gosling, Director of Quality, Quality Office, NUI Galway.

14:00 – 14:40       Keynote speaker 2
                              New horizons in scholarly publication.  

                              Professor Nicholas Canny, Vice President for Research, National University of                           of Ireland Galway.

14.40 – 15: 05       Facilitating access & dissemination of research: the role of of                           the academic library.   
                               Mr Robin Adams, Chair of Irish Universities Association Librarians Group, Group,                     Librarian, Trinity College Dublin.

15:05 – 15:30       Research Publication & enabling technologies for improved improved               communication.
                              Professor Stefan Decker, Director, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Institute,                 National University of Ireland, Galway.

15:30 – 15:50       Panel discussion: research dissemination & IPR.

15:50 - 16:00       Questions

16:00 - 16:15        Close
Professor Jim Gosling, Director of Quality, Quality Office
                              National University of Ireland, Galway.

16:15  - 16:30     Tea & Coffee.