Curating the Scholarly Record: The Development of the Scholarly Information Ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Description: 

In its strategic plan CMU has set out an ambitious vision for the future of its university libraries, including a commitment to curating the data, publications, software, and other products of the research process. To achieve this goal, the University Libraries would develop an infrastructure built around information specialists as partners in research, teaching, and learning, to steward the evolving scholarly record, champion new forms of scholarly communication to become recognized globally as a leader in the development of the scholarly information ecosystem.


Attendees can expect to learn more on:

  • Finding out how to describe, store, and share your data

  • Making the scholarly outputs more openly accessible

  • Understanding how funding agencies are supporting research in your field

  • Understanding how your work is reported in newspapers, social media, and online academic services


Join University Libraries Dean Keith Webster, and the COO of Digital Science, Daniel Hook, on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00-6:30 as they discuss the tools, platforms, and services that will become the scholarly information ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon University to better curate the scholarly record.


Daniel Hook

Chief Operating Officer
Digital Science

Daniel has held many positions within Digital Science since joining the business four years ago as co-founder of Symplectic, one of Digital Science’s first portfolio companies. Most recently, he has served as Director of Research Metrics, whilst also acting as interim COO of portfolio company, Figshare. Daniel was a PhD student in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London before he joined Digital Science. In his free time Daniel continues to play an active role in theoretical physics research. His interests include PT-Symmetric quantum theory, quantum statistical mechanics and complex network theory.

Keith Webster

Dean of Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University

Keith Webster was appointed Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon in July 2013, and to the additional role of Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives two years later. Previously, Keith was Vice President and Director of Academic Relations and Strategy for John Wiley and Sons and before that held library dean and director roles at major research universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Keith serves on the Board of Directors of NISO and PALCI, and on the Publications Board of the Association of Computing Machinery. He holds both Chartered and Honorary Fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Jared L. Cohon University Center, McKenna Conference Room
5000 Forbes Ave
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213