Adi Alter is Director of Product Management – Research Solutions at Ex Libris; he has almost 20 years of technology and managerial experience in a variety of roles including product management and software development. In his current role, Adi is in charge of the product management of Ex Libris Esploro Research Services Platform. Prior to this role Adi served as the product manager of Ex Libris Rosetta Digital Asset Management and Preservation solution. Before joining Ex Libris, Adi held several product management and development positions at Cisco, NDS and Optibase. Adi holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MA in Jewish History, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an MBA from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
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Sponsor Talk: Libraries and Research Assets – The Need for a New Approach
Many in the academia recognize the need for a better, more integrated approach for managing research assets throughout the research cycle – a systematic data management approach that would eliminate duplication of effort, reduce the burden on individual stakeholders, and – above all – would support the institutional goal of increasing the impact of research output. Academic libraries are often at the crossroads of increasing their involvement in supporting research output and improving research data management and are already providing a measure of centralized coherence in their support of academic research. In this session, we will discuss the potential role that libraries can play in driving this transition, by leveraging their expertise in data curation, resource management, and content dissemination, and the infrastructure needed for supporting these processes. We will aim to inspire a conversation around the need for a new, comprehensive approach to research data services. The session will also look at a possible solution via a new library–led initiative being launched (Ex Libris Esploro) that brings together a number of universities and Ex Libris in order to develop a new approach to increase visibility, impact and compliance of research outputs and data while serving the multiple stakeholders.