President of SSRN to Speak on “The Scholarly Communication Collider”

Gregg Gordon, President and CEO of The Social Science Research Network (SSRN), will offer a presentation at MIT during Open Access Week. All members of the MIT community are invited to attend his talk, “The Scholarly Communication Collider,” on Wednesday, October 26 from 11:30-12:30 in 3-270.

Using data from the SSRN and other sources, Gregg Gordon’s presentation will provide a brief history of how scholarly communications have changed in recent years; discuss the need for article level metrics to help identify what we don’t know we don’t know; and outline an approach for using online communities to produce innovative results.

Mr. Gordon will reflect on how searching and accessing the right content, in the right place at the right time, has become the primary issue in our era of overabundance of scholarly research, and on the need to increase the efficient use of scholarly content and provide user-focused search tools.

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of working and accepted paper research in the social sciences and the humanities. The SSRN eLibrary has delivered 46 million downloads and grown to over 346,000 documents and 164,000 authors.