2 February 2017, 9:30-10:30 am CET

How does the proliferation of new researcher tools affect libraries and publishers?

This webinar will look at the question of how emerging new trends in researcher tools influence and affect the academic support services offered by research libraries, as well as author services offered by publishers. Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman, both from Utrecht University, will start the webinar by sharing the key takeaways from their recent survey “101 Innovations in Scholarly Communications”, which maps out what kind of new tools are most popular amongst researchers today. 

Drawing on her experience of developing and launching a Research Portal at CUHK's inaugural Open Access Day, as well as implementing the University's first Digital Repository, our third speaker​​​​​​​ Dr. Louisa Lam from The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library will share her insights into research support from an Asian perspective. 

Finally, Dan Penny from Springer Nature will share his thoughts on how author services are changing to optimize the impact and speed of publication, that is, in light of today’s new breed of researcher tools.


Thursday the 2nd February


9:30 - 10:30 am CET


Please refer to the recorded session and the presentation slides for further information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


1 hour incl. Q&A

Subject level:

Beginner to intermediate

Learning Outcomes

After this webinar you should have a better understanding of:

  • Current trends in popular researcher tools
  • How these trends affect Research Support Services of academic libraries
  • How author services of publishers are responding to these trends

Are you interested

Please refer to the recorded session and the presentation slides below.

About the presenters

Bianca Kramer

Bianca Kramer

Subject Librarian Life Sciences and Medicine

Utrecht University Library

Bianca Kramer (@MsPhelps) is a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science. Through her work, together with colleague Jeroen Bosman, on the project 101 innovations in scholarly communication (including a worldwide survey of over 20,000 researchers), she is investigating trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle. She regularly leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication (e.g. online search, altmetrics, peer review) for researchers, students and other stakeholders in scholarly communication, and has an active interest in data and network visualization. 

Jeroen Bosman

Jeroen Bosman

Subject Librarian Geosciences

Utrecht University Library

Jeroen Bosman (@jeroenbosman) is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication. He is an avid advocate for Open Access and for experimenting with open alternatives. He is co-author of the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication depicting innovation trends by research workflow phases and he has led the global survey in Innovations in Scholarly Communication with his colleague Bianca Kramer. Jeroen regularly leads workshops in online search and other aspects of scholarly communication, for students, faculty and professionals alike. 

Louisa Lam

Louisa Lam

Head of Research Support & Digital Initiatives

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

Since 2015, Louisa Lam (@lamlouisa) has been the Head of Research Support & Digital Initiatives at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, she was Head of Library IT & Systems. Louisa is a staunch supporter of open access and keen to develop scholarly communication services.  She led the development and launch of the Research Portal as part of CUHK’s inaugural Open Access Day. Other significant achievements in Louisa’s career to date include:

Dan Penny

Dan Penny

Head of Market Intelligence

Springer Nature 

Dan Penny works across Springer Nature to provide information on its researcher and author customers, from carrying out market sizing work to quantitative and qualitative research that aims to understand attitudes and opinions. His projects inform the development of new products, track satisfaction with Springer Nature’s current services, and monitor trends in scholarly communication. Current areas of focus are open data, metrics, use of social media and industry-wide initiatives such as combatting fraud and reproducibility. Dan joined Nature 9 years ago, having previously worked as an Analyst for a publishing consultancy firm.

About the host

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Matt Peck

Account Development Manager

Springer Nature

Matt has worked for over 7 years in scientific publishing, with early career experience of journals product marketing, he has spent the past couple of years working in Library Communications, and in April 2016, was appointed Account Development Manager for UK & Ireland markets at Springer Nature.

Unable to attend? This session will be recorded and made available for downloading.


 For further questions please get in touch with Matt Peck.


2 February 2017: How does the proliferation of new researcher tools affect libraries and publishers?

  • Changing research workflows: Opportunities for researchers, librarians and publishers - Bianca Kramer & Jeroen Bosman, Utrecht University
  • Transformative Research Support at CUHK Library - Dr. Louisa Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
  • Researcher tools: Follow up survey - Dan Penny, Springer Nature

How does the proliferation of new researcher tools affect libraries and publishers?

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