MAR 23

Evolving Scholarly Record and Evolving Stewardship Ecosystem—Chicago Workshop

Attendees at this workshop explored the boundaries of the scholarly record and the curation roles of various stakeholders. #esrworkshop

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The Scholarly Record is expanding to include many kinds and forms of information beyond the formal outputs. Research methods, models, software, data, blogs, presentations, discussions, images, survey findings and much more are now part of the evolving scholarly record. Attendees at this workshop will explore the boundaries of the scholarly record and the curation roles of various stakeholders.

Hosted by Northwestern University Library, this workshop built on the framework presented in the OCLC Research report, The Evolving Scholarly Record.

We explored the responsibilities of research libraries, data archives, and other stewards of research output—and identified new alliances that should be forged to create a reliable ecosystem for preserving the scholarly record and making it accessible.

This was the third in a series of Evolving Scholarly Record workshops.  The Amsterdam Workshop was held on 10 June 2014. The Washington, DC Workshop was held on 10 December 2014.  A San Francisco Workshop will be held on 2 June 2015.

Contact Jeanette McNicol with questions.

Monday, 23 March 2015


Time Evolving Scholarly Workshop
8:30–9:00 a.m. Coffee & Registration
9:00–9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction 

by Jim Michalko, Vice President,
OCLC Research Library Partnership

9:10–9:30 a.m.

Evolving Scholarly Record: Scope and Context

by Clifford Lynch, Director,
Coalition for Networked Information

9:30-9:45 a.m. Discussion
9:45-10:05 a.m.

A Framework for the Evolving Scholarly Record–Providing a common understanding and shared terminology for the day’s conversations

by Brian Lavoie, Research Scientist,
OCLC Research.

10:05-10:20 a.m. Discussion
10:20-10:40 a.m. Break
10:40–11:30 a.m.

A Perspective on Archiving the Evolving Scholarly Record.

by Herbert Van de Sompel, Scientist,
Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Slides (.pptx: 9.12MB/54 slides)
11:30-11:50 a.m. Discussion
11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Introduction to Breakout Topics
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–1:20 p.m.

The Campus View

by Sarah Pritchard, Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Northwestern University 

  • Slides (.pptx: 413KB/5 slides)
1:20-1:35 p.m. Discussion
1:35-1:45 p.m. Move to Breakout Sessions
1:45–3:45 p.m.

Breakout Discussions–Possible Topics:

  • Support for researchers
  • Selection criteria
  • Sensitivity (rights, privacy, competition)
  • Collaboration with others in the university
  • Forging alliances between libraries, data centers, publishers, and other stakeholders
  • Technical solutions (identifiers, fixity, versioning)
  • Policy and assurances
  • Utility of the ESR Framework
3:45–4:00 p.m. Return from Breakout Sessions, Break
4:00–4:30 p.m. Reporting and Wrap up



23 March 2015


8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Central Daylight Time, North America [UTC -5]


Recommended Hotels:

Hilton Orrington
(two blocks from campus)

Hilton Garden Inn
(half mile from campus)

The Homestead
(two blocks from campus, vintage/quirky)