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2015 Prepared Talk Proposals

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Added PeerLibrary.
The first part of this talk will focus on the FPR's structure and its capabilities, but this isn't just a vendor pitch. The current version of the registry is only designed around Archivematica's usecases, but we want to bring the FPR to the world and make it work great for other software too. Share your format policies between Archivematica, Islandora, and Hydra! Share your file IDs between applications so you never misidentify a file again! Build new software without having to worry about the details of how to run external tools on files! The second part of the talk will focus on possible future developments, how the FPR might change, and what a community effort to bring the FPR forward might look like.
== PeerLibrary – Facilitating the global conversation on academic literature ==
* Timothy Quach, UC Berkeley
* Rachel Wolfsohn, UC Berkeley, rachel at
* Mitar Milutinovic, UC Berkeley, mitar.code4lib at
* Not presented or attended code4lib before
We present [ PeerLibrary] as an example of how to intertwine various tools and methods to spread the conversation about academic publications. PeerLibrary is unique because of our collaborative annotation and discussions layer integrated with the in-browser PDF viewer. PeerLibrary provides tools to annotate and comment directly on the works. Users can highlight important information and take notes in the margins online, just as how one would mark up a physical research paper.
Our vision is a virtual space spans the horizontal of all academic knowledge, where individuals across the globe can connect and learn things only another human can help teach. PeerLibrary can be used as a system for depositing original work, archive navigation, to help organize conferences and journals, as a reference manager, a social network to follow what others are doing, for proposing/recommending connections, collaboration, reading, commenting, organizing or sharing papers. PeerLibrary is a platform that synthesizes an online repository and those who utilize it. Our longer-term goal is for PeerLibrary to become a web-first standards-based publication platform. We believe that all stages of research should be collaborative, from the idea, to experiments, conclusions and publication (constant feedback).
To achieve this vision we are working with partners. Such as [ ContentMine], to push facts they mine in academic publications into commons available through PeerLibrary. We use Internet Archive to permanently store open access publications and public annotations for future generations. We are using code developed at projects [] and [ Annotator] to ensure compatibility with other annotation projects and platforms. We are also using the [ Meteor framework], [ eLife Lens], [ The Guardian Scribe] and [ Mozilla PDF.js]. Our presentation will be an exploration of how these organizations are contributing to the Open Scholarship initiative.
With no subscription or registration needed, anybody can easily access the annotations in PeerLibrary. By eliminating the need to print files, the research process is contained in one online medium, creating a greater sense of organization. Furthermore, note-taking tools encourage active analysis, a recording of insights and questions while reading. Users can choose to keep their highlights and annotations private, or they can make them public to engage in an open online discussion. We believe that the collection of tools provided in PeerLibrary will make education more inclusive.
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