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Scholarly Output Assessment Activities Webcast

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm1:45 pm

spec-kit-346-cover-140x105Scholarly Output Assessment Activities

ARL is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2015.

The first webcast in this series will cover the Scholarly Output Assessment Activities survey (SPEC Kit 346), which explores current ARL member library activities that help scholars manage and measure their output and impact. These activities include assisting authors with managing their scholarly identities, providing options for creating and disseminating scholarly outputs, offering strategies to enhance discoverability of scholarly outputs, helping authors efficiently track scholarly outputs and impact, providing resources and tools to help authors assess their scholarly impact, creating publication reports and social network maps for reporting purposes, and offering guidance and training on new trends and tools for reporting of impact. This study covers library assessment services and resources, training, staffing models, partnerships with the parent institution, marketing and publicity, and future trends.

The Scholarly Output Assessment Activities webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in January 2015. The SPEC Kit authors—Ruth Lewis, Cathy C. Sarli, and Amy M. Suiter of Washington University in St. Louis—will:

  • provide a snapshot of assessment of scholarly output activities undertaken by ARL member libraries;
  • show examples of exemplary services and resources; and
  • review recommendations and advice from respondents.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question and answer session.


Register online by Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Registration is free for 2015 SPEC Kit subscribers. $25 (USD) for all others.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm


online (EDT)