OCLC Research Library Partnership "Rep, Rank & Role" meeting reminders


Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, the 'Rep, Rank & Role' meeting about institutional ranking and researcher reputation on 3-4 June in San Francisco at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square is quickly approaching, and so is the last day to register for a hotel room at a discounted rate. OCLC Research Library Partners who plan to attend and need a room but have not yet reserved one are encouraged to register here to reserve a room, or call group reservations at (415) 395-8546 and ask for the OCLC rate by Monday, 11 May 2015.

The meeting will focus on reputation management, providing a mix of perspectives. Agenda topics include:

  • A University Perspective: Managing Research; Managing Reputation
  • University Ranking: The Quest to Advance
  • Reputation Management: Libraries in the Mix
  • What Matters to Researchers
  • The Evolving Scholarly Record: Recap and Next Steps

Expert speakers will discuss university ranking and researcher reputation, as well as the library's role in supporting them:

  • Anurag Acharya, Distinguished Engineer, Google Scholar
  • Amy Brand, VP Academic and Research Relations, Digital Science
  • Wouter Gerritsma, Manager Digital Services & Innovation at VU University Amsterdam
  • Jiro Kokuryo, Vice President, International Collaboration, Shonan-Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio University
  • Constance Malpas, Research Scientist, OCLC Research
  • Catherine Mitchell, Director of Access & Publishing, California Digital Library
  • Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • David Seaman, Associate Librarian for Information Management, Dartmouth College
  • Virginia Steel, University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Keith Webster, Dean of the Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jan Wilkinson, University Librarian and Director of the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Additional information is available online, including how to register to attend the meeting and reserve a room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square.

'Rep, Rank & Role' will be streamed live online for Partners who are unable to attend in person. The live stream schedule and registration details will be shared in the following weeks as we finalize the agenda.

In addition, the fourth and final workshop in the Evolving Scholarly Record workshop series—the Evolving Scholarly Record and Evolving Stewardship Ecosystem—San Francisco workshop—will be held on 2 June 2015, also at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square. These workshops are open to all—anyone interested in collecting, making available, and preserving the scholarly record are invited to view the workshop agenda and register to attend.


For more information:

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research