figshare for publishers - Why data is the new frontier

This is a recording of a webinar on Wednesday 5th of October.

Sharing of data and other forms of digital output has become a new frontier in scholarly communication. In the most important shake up since the introduction of electronic journals, publishers have an enormous opportunity to advance positive change and open up exciting possibilities around data – for their authors, their readers and for scientific research at large.

Figshare now provides data services for over 20 publishers including ACS, Taylor and Francis, SpringerNature and F1000. With our Viewer and Portal products, we help publishers tackle the diverse challenges that arise when handling the complex needs of data, and ensure they can publish their data in such a way to support their engagement, discoverability and author-relationship goals. 

In this webinar you will hear from Dr Maxine Smith, Online Development Editor at Geological Society London and Jeff Lang Assistant Director for Platform Development at the American Chemical Society. We'll be hearing about how these publishers are using figshare, their reasons for expanding their remit into data sharing, and how they have benefited as businesses. 

Maxine is the Online Development Editor at The Geological Society of London and is responsible for the maintenance, development and functionality of the Society’s online content service, The Lyell Collection. She was responsible for the set up and implementation of the Society’s figshare portal.

Jeff Lang is Assistant Director for Platform Development in The American Chemical Society’s Digital Strategy department, where he supports innovation and product development that explores the untapped potential of technology to enhance scholarship.  Prior to this role, Jeff worked at ProQuest in many departments, including Product Owner for RefWorks and Community Manger of a graduate student support community.  Jeff has degrees in Computer Science and Information Management and has spent the last 15 years at the nexus of technology and academic publishing services.