Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship (ARCS) is an exciting new conference which aims to offer a unique and dynamic forum for examining the scholarly communication network, for building collaborations and for affecting change. The conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA on April 26th – 28th and Digital Science is proud to be one of the sponsors.

“The conference is aimed at librarians, technology providers, researchers, students, professional societies, and publishers–people across organizations and roles who are driving the practices and infrastructures that influence and advance knowledge communication in the digital age.”

Read more about the conference in this interview by Scholarly Kitchen with Robin Champieux and Jill Emery, two of the conference board members and also via the ARCS blog.

Conference content will be organized into three broad themes:

  • DEVELOP: The process of formulating, developing, and examining new ideas.
  • ENDORSE: The existing and emerging systems and metrics through which research is evaluated and recommended.
  • SHARE: The modes, models, and standards related to the dissemination of research and scholarship.

Amy Brand, Digital Science’s VP Academic & Research Relations and VP North America, will be participating in a roundtable session on “Capturing Contribution”.

From Altmetric there will be Sara Rouhi, Product Specialist, and Kathy Christian, COO. They will be jointly running a workshop on “Working With & Understanding Altmetric Data for Impact Assessment”. Sara will also be participating in two roundtable sessions, “Community Development of Standards for Alternative Assessment Metrics” and “Discovering the Donut: Uncovering the Who/What/Where of Article Level Metrics”.

Dan Valen from Figshare is also attending and will be participating in a roundtable on “Building an Environment for Open Data”.

Registration for the event is open until March 30th. The conference hashtag is #ARCS2015.