Brian Lavoie discusses framework for thinking about the evolving scholarly record in new presentation

Slides from OCLC Research Scientist Brian Lavoie's "The Evolving Scholarly Record: Scope, Stakeholders and Stewardship" presentation at the CNI Spring 2014 Membership Meeting are now available for downloading (.pptx: 2.9MB/19 slides) or viewing on SlideShare.

This presentation reports on OCLC Research's work to develop a framework for thinking about the scope, stakeholders, and stewardship of the evolving scholarly record (ESR). The purpose of the framework is to help organize and drive discussions about the scholarly record within and across relevant domains, by defining key categories of materials and stakeholder roles associated with the ESR. The presentation covers some general questions about defining the scholarly record; key trends shaping the scholarly record today; an overview of the OCLC Research ESR framework; and some discussion regarding future stewardship models for the scholarly record.

OCLC Research's ESR work is part of our Changes in Scholarly Communication activity.

Key highlights from the presentation include:

  • A confluence of factors is accelerating the evolution of scholarly record and re-configuring stakeholder roles.
  • The evolving scholarly record contextualizes and deepens understanding of published outcomes.
  • Traditional stakeholder roles are shifting into new configurations as the scholarly record evolves.
  • The portion of the scholarly record that can be collected, stored, and offered locally is getting ever smaller.
  • Future stewardship models for the scholarly record are likely to be more distributed and more specialized.

Update June 2013: For more information, read the report, The Evolving Scholarly Record, by Brian Lavoie, Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Constance Malpas, Jennifer Schaffner, and Titia van der Werf.

For more information:

Brian Lavoie
Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

Brian Lavoie's "The Evolving Scholarly Record: Scope, Stakeholders and Stewardship" slides

  • Download (.pptx: 2.9MB/19 slides) [link]
  • View on SlideShare [link]

The Evolving Scholarly Record report*

  • Report publication announcement [link]
  • Report overview [link]
  • Download the report:
    [8.5x11"] (.pdf: 364K/25pp.)
    [A4] (.pdf: 359K/23pp.)

Brian Lavoie [link]

CNI Spring 2014 Membership Meeting [link]

OCLC Research Changes in Scholarly Communication activity [link

OCLC Research presentations [link]

OCLC Research presentations on SlideShare [link]

*This news announcement was updated to include links to the report in June 2014.