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Agenda

Our agenda will feature a full range of topics, ensuring there is something for everyone to learn and share. Explore ground-breaking research, discover innovative strategies to boost your institutional content, and learn from the experiences of industry leaders. This is your opportunity to expand your knowledge, connect with like-minded professionals, and contribute to the future of scholarly communication. 

Check back in the coming months for an updated agenda with our full line-up of sessions and speakers! 

Monday, October 7 

Time

Session title

Speakers

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM  

Registration, breakfast 

9:00 AM

Welcome

Saad Khan, Vice President, Digital Commons

9:10 AM

Opening panel

Ann Connolly, Director of Product, will moderate a panel of Digital Commons customers discussing pressing topics.

Ann Connolly, Director of Product, Digital Commons

Panelists to be announced

10:15 AM

Ice breaker

10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Session TBA

11:45 AM

Digital Commons product session: Interoperability

Yoga Raghavaraju, Director of Product Management for Digital Commons, will lead a presentation on work being done towards increased interoperability between Digital Commons and other products.

Yoga Raghavaraju, Director of Product, Digital Commons

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Proposal sessions TBA

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM  

Awards

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Networking, refreshments

Tuesday, October 8 

Time

Session title

Speakers

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  

Breakfast 

9:00 AM 

Welcome day 2

Saad Khan, Vice President, Digital Commons

9:05 AM

Keynote

Roger Schonfeld, Vice President, , Organizational Strategy and Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, ITHIKA S+K

10:00 AM

DC product session: Impact

Luca Belletti, Senior Product Manager, will present on how Digital Commons is working to increase, show, and share research impact.

Luca Belletti, Senior Product Manager, Digital Commons

10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Artificial intelligence in libraries

Traci Snowden,  Product Manager, and Luca Belletti, Senior Product Manager, will lead a session on current and future use cases for artificial intelligence in research and libraries.

Luca Belletti, Senior Product Manager, Digital Commons

Traci Snowden, Product Manager, Digital Commons

11:45 AM

Digital Commons product session: Modernization

Promita Chatterji, Director of Journals will share Digital Commons’ latest and upcoming work on modernizing the Digital Commons modules. 

Promita Chatterji, Director of Journals, Digital Commons

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Topic table discussions

2:30 PM

TRACK 1: Session TBA

TRACK 2: Global Perspectives on Institutional Repositories and Open Access

Global IR and open publishing leaders share insights on developing thriving repository and open access initiatives in their regions.

3:20 PM

Break

3:35 PM

Session TBA

4:30 PM  

Closing

Wednesday, October 9 – IR Manager Course  

Time

Session title

Speaker

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Breakfast/check-in 

9:00 AM –12:00 PM 

Sessions 

Course Kickoff: Objectives, Resources, and Course Options 

Overview: What Can Digital Commons Do for You 

Best Practices for Launching and Growing an IR 

12:00 PM –1:00 PM 

Lunch 

1:00 M – 5:00 PM 

Breakouts, workshops, closing session 

Small group training: IR assessment exercise 

Workshop: Developing your mission 

6:00 – 8:30 PM 

Dinner and Networking 

 Thursday, October 10 – IR Manager Course  

Time

Session title

Speaker

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 

Breakfast 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Sessions 

Workshop: Finding and Managing the New Content Pipeline 

Journals on Digital Commons 

Small Group Training (TBD topics, examples include batch uploading, DC Advanced Administrator Tools, staffing/workflows, law school perspectives) 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Lunch 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Breakouts, workshops, closing Session and graduation 

Digital Commons Reporting Capabilities 

Promoting Your Content and Institution 

Workshop: Putting Together Your Action Plan 

Graduation Ceremony