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Harnessing open science to address global issues?

About the event

The world has faced, and continues to face a multitude of crises, enhanced by the current pandemic. COVID-19 underscored the vital role that open science plays in being able to tackle these concerns on an immediate, collaborative and interconnected global scale. Springer Nature is taking an active role in this space, collaborating with partners and addressing our own policies and process to advance the use of open science and its role in wider societal outreach. This session will focus on harnessing OS through two themes, open science and policy and the practical example of how open science is impacting the SDG programme.

  • Nick Campbell, Vice President, Funder Relations, Springer Nature
  • Nicola Jones, Head of Publishing, Springer Nature
  • Molly Hawes, Senior Climate Action and Engagement Manager, Springer Nature

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Research perspectives

How has COVID-19 changed the way we communicate science?

About the event

Ensuring accurate reporting of often complex science has never been more important. Not only is science playing a huge part in our everyday decision making, but misinformation is on the rise and people need to be able to trust what they read. Join three people who have been in the eye of the storm over the past eighteen months to hear how the pandemic has shaped how science is now communicated to the public. The Directors of the Science Media Centres of the UK and Germany, alongside a Communications Director at Springer Nature, will explore how, with science now regularly leading the news, this increased public appetite for scientific research has changed how it is reported and communicated.                

  • Fiona Fox, Director of UK Science Media Centre
  • Volker Stollorz, Managing Director, Science Media Center Germany
  • Alice Henchley, Communcations Director, Journals and Editorial, Springer Nature

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How Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is opening up science

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is part of our daily lives. Although AI is still a growing technology, it is rapidly becoming an important tool driving the ways in which the academic community can support the move towards greater open research. Drawing on live case study applications from Springer Nature and American Journal Experts (AJE), which is part of Research Square, this session will explore how we can apply AI & ML addressing the opportunities, challenges and also the benefits for authors and researchers, and explore what role AI could play next in changing science and open research.

  • Katie Baker, Head of Communications, Springer Nature
  • Amye Kenall, Vice President, Publishing and Product Research Square
  • Rocco Raso, Manager Books Publishing Solutions, Springer Nature

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Libraries & Campus

Librarian leadership in the virtual age

About the event

Academic information management is becoming a key component of the role of academic librarians and their teams. They are tasked with supporting the strategic aims of the organisation as well as shaping and informing how knowledge is consumed and produced in an ever evolving digital landscape. In order to lead their teams in engaging and spreading their influence, librarians need the leadership skills to successfully transform culture and behaviour so they support the direction of travel. In this discussion, Springer Nature and leading experts explore how leadership skills are vital for libraries to survive and flourish and offers practical advice and insights into the positive impact of effective leadership practices.

  • Jane Harvell, Director of Library Services and University Librarian, University of Sussex
  • Ralf Schimmer, Director, Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library
  • Shin Freedman, Head of Scholarly Recourse, Framingham State University
  • Stephen Pinfield, Professor of Information Services Management, University of Sheffield 
  • Nancy Roberts, CEO, Management in Publishing
  • Sacha Billet, Senior Marketing Manager, Springer Nature    

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Taking responsibility as a global publisher (French-language event)

About the event

Our world is constantly changing and Springer Nature wants to take responsibility and contribute to a more diverse, sustainable and open world. Whether it's the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) or Open Access (OA) publishing, all of these have one thing in common: they support progress and development. These are values that Springer Nature, as an international publisher, believes in and that we want to support and promote through our work and our publications. Join us and find out how we advance discovery, support our scientific communities and contribute to the protection of our planet for future generations.

  • Stefanie Schulmeyer, Communications and Academic Outreach Manager, Springer Nature
  • Alexandrine Cheronet, Editorial Director, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Springer Nature
  • Sara Crowley-Vigneau, Open Access Books Partnerships Manager, Springer Nature
  • Bastien Conan, Senior Publishing Manager, Springer Nature

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