1:AM Lessons learnt
10:40 – 11:30: Lessons learnt
We talk a lot about what’s working in altmetrics, but what about things that haven’t gone so well along the way? In this session we hear from two speakers who will give a candid account of the issues they have encountered in grappling with the data and developing useful altmetrics tools.
Chair: Euan Adie, Founder, Altmetric
Geoff Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef
Geoffrey Bilder is Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef, and has over 20 years experience as a technical leader in scholarly technology. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta, and just prior to joining CrossRef, he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies, where he consulted extensively with publishers and librarians on emerging technologies and how they may affect scholarly and professional researchers.
Cameron Neylon, Director of Advocacy, PLOS
Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas and is an advocate of open research practice and improved data management. He currently works as Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science. Along with his work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focuses on the interface of web technology with science and the successful (and unsuccessful) application of generic and specially designed tools in the academic research environment.
He is a co-author of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science and writes regularly on the social, technical, and policy issues of open research at his blog, Science in the Open.