October 26-28 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 26, 2015

D106 - New Content Display Options

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DeAnza III (Portola)
Jason Michel, User Experience Librarian, Miami University Libraries
Marcus M Ladd, Special Collections Digital Librarian, Miami University
Paul Pipitone, Earley Information Science

This session looks at two new formats for displaying content. Upon seeing Snow Fall, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, digital storytelling project, and other similar projects, our first speakers started to make the connection between this form of storytelling and special collections, which are full of interesting, rich, and unique stories. They developed a Snow Fall-like application for the exhibit Cradle of Coaches: A Legacy of Excellence and several others. Hear more about this new and exciting medium to tell the stories within special collections and from the technical details of the application to future possibilities. Research indicates that in the text-only format of traditional journals, 70-90% of scientific journals results are not reproducible. In contrast, Pipitone illustrates how video-based journals allow for systematic, step-by-step visualized demonstrations of research experiments and how video articles produce a more efficient transfer of knowledge between laboratories and therefore offer a viable solution to the issue of reproducibility. He shares the results of case studies among academic laboratories using the peer-reviewed video journal,JoVEwhich show savings of $40K in a bioengineering lab, elimination of 6 months of experimentation by learning a new complex stem cell injection technique from the video journal, and a shortened time to learn a surgical technique from 1 year to 2 weeks. Together, these studies indicate that video publication significantly enhances the reproducibility and productivity of scientific research.

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