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If curation is the future, what actually works?
Curation has always been at the heart of scholarly publishing, from the peer review process through to publishing and measuring impact, with myriad qualitative and quantitative judgements taking place in between. Earlier this year, an award funded by the Wellcome Trust to "support learned society publishers who want to explore new ways of signaling the significance of published research outputs in an open and transparent manner," signals the continued importance of publishers' curatorial function in scientific communication. But there's so many ways to approach curation—automated or manually, expert or machined—what really works and engages readers? And what systems serve as prerequisites for these approaches? Join Tasha Mellins-Cohen of the Microbiology Society (recipient of one of the Wellcome Trust awards), Claire Moulton, Publisher of The Company of Biologists (home to the preLights, a new preprint highlights service), and Bert Carelli, Director of Partnerships at the recommendation engine TrendMD, to discuss how they've engaged their communities and what comes next.

Nov 10, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bert Carelli
Director of Partnerships @TrendMD
Bert Carelli helps scholarly publishers find new readers through increased discovery of contextually relevant content across a rapidly growing network of over 5,000 sites. He is a veteran of the online information industry, having worked with many scholarly publishers previously as Senior Publication Manager at HighWire Press, and as head of business development for Access Innovations and for DeepDyve. Earlier in his career, he led content licensing teams for Dow Jones/Factiva and Dialog – at the time two of the three largest global professional information services. Throughout his career, Mr. Carelli has focused on building value for content providers by leveraging new technologies for finding, managing, and productizing information. He received his BA degree from Stanford University and earned an MBA degree from St. Mary’s College of California.
Tasha Mellins-Cohen
Director of Technology and Innovation @Microbiology Society
Tasha Mellins-Cohen is Director of Technology and Innovation at the Microbiology Society. With 18 years’ experience in scholarly communications she has a deep appreciation for the changing pressures on publishers, funders, researchers and research institutions, and is keen to find ways to help all parties work together. A self-confessed geek who believes that technology has only just begun to make its mark on the scholarly communications community, Tasha is a founder member of the Society Publishers' Coalition, a member of the COUNTER Executive, and Chair of the ALPSP Education Committee.
Claire Moulton
Publisher @The Company of Biologists
Claire Moulton is the Publisher at The Company of Biologists, where she is responsible for the company’s journal and digital content strategy. The Company of Biologists has a focus on building community sites including preLights, an early-career initiative around preprint commenting. Previously, Claire worked for Elsevier, where she was responsible for the Current Opinion and Trends journals. She has a background in molecular and developmental biology.