workshop evolving scholarly records

Workshop Evolving Scholarly Record

Register to attend the Evolving Scholarly Record and the EvolvingStewardship Ecosystem Workshop 10 June in Amsterdam


There is a vast amount of digital research information in need of curation. Currently, libraries are reconceiving their roles regarding stewardship and curation, but it is obvious that libraries and archives are not the only stakeholders in the emerging ecosystem. Scholarly practices and the landscape of information services around them are undergoing significant change. Scholars embrace digital and networked technologies, inventing and experimenting with new forms of scholarship, and perceptions are changing about the long-term value of various forms of scholarly information. Libraries and other stewardship organizations are redefining their tasks as guides to and guardians of research information. Open access policies, funder requirements, and new venues for scholarly communication are blurring the roles of the various stakeholders, including commercial publishers, governmental entities, and universities. The impact of changes in digital scholarship requires a collective effort among the variety of stakeholders. Digital information is being curated in different ways and at different places, but some of it is not curated at all. There is a real danger of losing the integrity of the scholarly record.


Co-sponsored by OCLC Research and DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), the Evolving Scholarly Record and the Evolving Stewardship Ecosystem workshop builds on the discussions of the Force11 “Beyond the PDF” conferences and the DANS workshop, “Riding the Wave and the Scholarly Archive of the Future“, to explore the boundaries of the scholarly record and the curation roles of various stakeholders. We will explore the responsibilities of research libraries, data archives, and other stewards of research output—and new alliances that should be forged to create a reliable ecosystem for preserving the scholarly record and making it accessible.


All interested staff from libraries, data archives, repositories, and other stakeholders who have a mission for collecting, making available and preserving the scholarly record are invited to register to attend this workshop 10 June at the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station.


Contact Titia van der Werf or Andrea Scharnhorst for more information.