The videos of the Belgrade lectures are now loaded on the University of Belgrade Library’s YouTube channel.
The second day’s presentation was the more interesting topic and a better presentation overall, so I am going to highlight it first. A written overview of the highlights, key diagrams, and slides is here and the playlist for the second lecture is embedded below:
The first day’s presentation was titled From Academic Library 2.0 to (Literature) Research 2.0. A written overview of the highlights, key diagrams, and slides is located here and the playlist is embedded below:
I look forward to any feedback you might have on either presentation.
As mentioned in my previous post, my first Belgrade lecture focused on the concept of Research 2.0. The second lecture focused on Scholarly Identity 2.0, which is increasingly important because of the wealth of online identity information created by Research 2.0.
The Scholarly Identity Matrix below is adapted from a general identity matrix concept pioneered by the founders of ClaimID. It is meant to display the different types and components of a researcher’s online identity.
The Scholarly Identity 2.0 Concept Model below displays how the different components from the Matrix fit together.
The black text is content types. The blue are the characteristics of identity these content types best represent. The green is who is responsible for managing this information. The Scholarly Identity 2.0 Concept Model takes the series of concept models one step farther, but with a slightly different twist.
The spectrum is more specific than in past models with one end being entirely user-generated content (UGC) and the other traditional scholarly communication. My hypothesis is that scholarly identity online, or Scholarly Identity 2.0, is a combination of these two information types held together by a unique identifier. For example, the combination verifies not just topical expertise through peer-review of articles, but also personality verified by LinkedIn recommendations.
Please share your thoughts on the accuracy of this model in the comments below or on FriendFeed.
The below presentation covers each quadrant of the Matrix culminating in the Concept Model as a summary.
Abstract: Social media provides scholars with unprecedented opportunities to promote their accomplishments and expertise. Conversely, social media creates more identity information to for scholars to manage. Different facets of scholar identity online will be introduced. Within this framework, new types of identity content produced by social software and the challenges this creates will be discussed. Lastly, opportunities for using social software to manage scholarly reputation will be explored.
Breakout 3: Author identity – Creating a new kind of reputation online
Duncan Hull, Geoffrey Bilder, Michael Habib, Reynold Guida
ResearcherID, Contributor ID, Scopus Author ID, etc. help to connect your scientific record. How do these tools connect to your online identity, and how can OpenID and other tools be integrated? How can we build an online reputation and when should we worry about our privacy?
How to: Manage your online identity – librariesinteract.info: Blog central for Australian Libraries
“For the networks you keep, consider using a OpenID service, such as ClaimID, to track your blogs, websites, and profiles. Michael Habib gives a thorough overview of the serviceâ€™s aims at authority control on the web in an article for Library Journal.”
“The report is based on a survey (by Harris Interactive on behalf of OCLC) of the general public from six countriesâ€”Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United Statesâ€”and of library directors from the U.S.” 280p.
Mentions the Library 2.0 Interest Group. With little effort, this group has grown to 3,418 members and counting. I am fairly confident this is the largest librarian group on Facebook and one of the largest online communities for librarians.
A new breed of web services have started providing ordinary web users with the tools they need to take back control of their online identity.
Permanent information online
However, with the rising popularity of blogging and the explosion of social networking sites such as Friendster and MySpace, googling potential employees quickly became commonplace. Stutzman and Russell recognized that, while particular services such as MySpace may come and go (see “My Space or Your Space,” LJ netConnect, Fall 2006. p. 8â€“12), social web services are here to stay. More important, a whole generation is destined to scatter personal and professional information around the web for the rest of their lives.
Who are you?
If your name is John Smith and someone googles you, it’s not unlikely that the googler can mistakenly think certain information discovered (divorce, etc.) is yours. Wouldn’t it be helpful if there were a method to explain which John Smith you are?
In the claimID FAQ, Stutzman and Russell explain that they embraced â€œsimplicity and standardsâ€ when designing the concept. The common thread connecting all the online identity signifiers together is that they all have a web address. Consequently, they decided the simplest way to manage an online identity was by enabling users to create a list of web addresses related to their identity.
Standards for identity
Once Stutzman and Russell had enabled users to create and sort an annotated list of web sites related to their identity, they turned to emerging identity standards to add additional value to the list. They first implemented MicroID, an open standard that provides a way to verify that the person who owns a claimID profile also â€œownsâ€ the content to which they are linking.
In Web 2.0 applications, a centralized cataloging system can break down because of the sheer quantity of user-generated content. This has led to collecting user-generated tags instead of subject headings. Similarly, claimID’s methods hint at future decentralized systems for authority records.
Using OpenID on the Web (sidebar)
The OpenID standard makes it possible for a user with a claimID profile to use this identity elsewhere on the web. OpenID is a decentralized URL-based identity system that allows users to log into web sites with a URL instead of a username or email.
When you get a chance please check out the article and shoot me your questions and/or feedback. I would also like to thank the founders of claimID, Fred Stutzman and Terrell Russell for taking the time to answer my questions and to Jay Datema for the opportunity to write the article.
This is accomplished through the Lulu api, which “allows partners and outside developers to programmatically publish books.” Given that Lulu authors maintain full ownership of their books, why can’t libraries offer on-demand reprints of digitized books?
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