Meet the Expert Webinars

A series of live, educational, online talks which are specially designed for librarians. Free to attend, viewers can expect to gain insight into emerging new information technologies and expert opinion some of the most pressing issues faced by librarians today. 

To join the webinar, all you need is an internet connection and access to a telephone or computer headset. A toll-free phone number is provided for over 50 countries.  You must register in advance and can do so by clicking on the relevant registration links below.

At the end of each session there will be a live Q&A. If you are unable to attend the webinar, an archive of previous sessions is viewable here, where you can also download selected presentation slides.

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Interested in hosting a webinar with us, or want to see a topic covered? Reach out to us with your questions and suggestions!

Upcoming Webinars

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Springer Nature Competitive Intelligence: Innovations and Trends In Oncology | Wednesday, 21st March

The first webinar in the Springer Nature Competitive Intelligence series will highlight innovations, hot and emerging topics in the field of oncology, featuring guest speakers, Diana Romero, Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, and Peter Kirkpatrick, Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.

We invite all Librarians, Information Specialists, Researchers and Scientists to register for this webinar.

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Bookmetrix: The Story So Far |​​​​​​​ Tuesday, 27th March

Martijn Roelandse, Head of Publishing Innovation at Springer Nature provides a new update on Bookmetrix, from humble beginnings 3 years ago to powerful assessment tool today.  Find out about recent developments to the platform, how to use Bookmetrix in the assessment of ebooks, the new Collection Citation Performance (CCP) metric and much more.

Find out more and register to attend​​​​​​​

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The New Metadata Downloader Four Months On | Tuesday, 22nd May

Sebastian Bock, Digital Product Manager at Springer Nature provides a brief overview of the new metadata downloader from Springer Nature before diving into developments and updates in the four months since launch. Focussing on feedback from a test group of librarians, the session is informative as well as providing opportunity to the viewer to share experiences of using the tool.

Find out more & register to attend​​​​​​​

Previous recorded webinars

17 October 2017: Bookmetrix 2.0

  • Martijn Roelandse, Head of Publishing Innovation, Product and Platform Group, Springer Nature

Previous: Bookmetrix Webinar

28 September 2017: Best practices for tracking, archiving and sharing of research data 

  • Alex Ball, Research Data Librarian, University of Bath
  • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data Publishing, Springer Nature

Previous: Best Practices for Tracking, Archiving and Sharing of Research Data

6 April 2017: Robots Reading Vogue: How text and data mining cast new light on a large historical archive

  • Lindsay King, Associate Director for Access & Research Services,
    Haas Arts Library, Yale University Library
  • Peter Leonard, Director, Digital Humanities Lab, Yale University Library

Robots Reading Vogue - How text and data mining (TDM) cast new light on a large historical archive

23 March 2017: Mind the Google gap - How to ensure that researchers adopt the latest tools and techniques

  • Dr. Oliver Renn PhD, Head of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center, ETH Zurich

Mind the Google gap

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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?

8 December 2016: Introducing ORCID - Researcher identification and research information

  • ORCID and researcher identification - Josh Brown, ORCID
  • ORCID DE - Initiative to promote ORCID in Germany - Paul Vierkant, Helmholtz Association

Introducing ORCID

6 October 2016: Beyond citation metrics - Sharing and tracking scientific output via Altmetric and Kudos

  • Almetrics - Ben McLeish,
  • Altmetric and Kudos - Dr. Joachim Schnabl, Science Communications Manager at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB) at ETH Zurich

Beyond citation metrics

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