Information Access Seminar

Shared Infrastructure for Scholarly Communication

Friday, September 22, 2023
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm PDT

Tracy Bergstrom, Oya Y. Rieger, and Roger Schonfeld; Ithaka S+R

Shared infrastructure includes everything from discovery services to identifier providers, from editorial management systems and hosting platforms to research integrity services. In one way or another, shared infrastructure is foundational to the work of every publishing organization, supporting different stakeholders in the scholarly communication landscape.

This year, Ithaka S+R is conducting a study about successes, needs, and gaps in the publishing community’s shared infrastructure. The project, which is supported by STM Solutions, will result in a white paper to be published in early October.

The authors will review preliminary findings and welcome an opportunity to discuss implications with the seminar.

This seminar will be held online via Zoom. Participants must have a Zoom account and be logged in. Sign up for your free account here. If this is your first time using Zoom, please allow a few extra minutes to download and install the browser plugin or mobile app.

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Tracy Bergstrom is the program manager for collections and infrastructure. In this role, she collaborates on a variety of projects that examine contemporary challenges relating to the management, access, and discovery of analog and digital collections held by libraries, archives, museums, and community organizations. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Tracy served as the director for the specialized collection services program within the Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame.

Oya Y. Rieger, as senior strategist, spearheads projects that reexamine the nature of collections within the research library, help secure access to and preservation of the scholarly record, and explore the possibilities of open source software and open science. Oya previously led the operations, governance, sustainability, and strategic development of, the open access preprint service, and was associate university librarian at Cornell.

Roger Schonfeld is the vice president of organizational strategy for ITHAKA and of Ithaka S+R’s libraries, scholarly communication, and museums program. Roger currently serves as a board member for the Center for Research Libraries, blogs regularly at the Scholarly Kitchen, and was previously a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ithaka S+R helps academic and cultural communities serve the public good and navigate economic, technological, and demographic change. Its work aims to broaden access to quality postsecondary education, improve student outcomes, and advance research and knowledge.

Last updated:

September 1, 2023