An Overarching View of IGI Global's 2018 Webinars

Experience IGI Global’s Research in Action Through The Ongoing Webinar Series

By Sharlene Oong on Dec 18, 2018
In response to our commitment to disseminating the most emerging and impactful research, each month, IGI Global invites industry leaders to host a live recorded presentation on pressing issues and new discoveries within the fields of publishing, library, and research.

Dedicated to ensuring the availability of resources to the scholarly community, IGI Global hosted webinars on trending topics, where attendees learned big data storage and visualization techniques, diversity in the peer review process, emergency management in libraries, predatory publishing, the rise in student diversity in the U.S campuses, and more.

View the 2018 webinars below:

    How Does Big Data Affect You? A Look into the Process that Drives Everyone’s Decisions

    Dr. Richard Segall, from Arkansas State University and co-editor of the publication Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques, hosted a webinar on big data, delving into the details of current big data storage and visualization tools, as well as the applications of big data in areas such as image analysis, fog computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Understanding how big data can be stored, accessed, and visualized is an important step towards successfully managing it, and Dr. Segall and Mr. Jeffrey Cook’s publication, Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques, complimented the webinar by exploring big data analytics, its’ emerging technologies, and the issues pertaining to the field.

    What Impact Does Diversity Have on Combating Predatory Publishing?

    As a strong advocate for raising the ethical industry standard and in conjunction with IGI Global being on the planning committee for the Fourth Annual Peer Review Week, Mr. Colby Conway, Managing Editor of Journals of IGI Global, hosted this webinar, which took place on September 10-15, 2018. With the emergence of predatory publishing, the webinar addresses the questions of authors, libraries, and institutions in regard to the ethical standards of each publishing outlet and company.

    How Are Libraries Evolving into Emergency Management Centers?

    Mr. Michael R. Mabe, Executive Director of the Chesterfield County Public Library in Chesterfield County, VA, and co-author of the publication The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities, explored the expanding role of libraries in emergency situations, the resources they can provide, and the steps libraries can take to prepare and adapt. Mr. Mabe was joined by Ms. Beth Bernhardt, the Assistant Dean for Collection Management & Scholarly Communications at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, who previewed the 2018 Charleston Conference and discussed Against the Grain, a media source that provides trending news to librarians and publishers.

    How are Predatory Publishers Preying on Uninformed Scholars? Don’t Be a Victim

    Dr. Varun Menon from the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology in India, and contributor of International Journal of Applied Research on Public Health Management (IJARPHM), Algorithms, Methods, and Applications in Mobile Computing and Communications and many more, equipped viewers with the tools to recognize when a journal is hijacked, showcasing how researchers can protect themselves from this growing threat that is taking place in India and abroad. Additionally, Ms. Kathleen Berryman, Project Manager, from Cabells: Scholarly Analytics, joined alongside Dr. Menon and shared her knowledge on identifying hijacked journals and the tools that are available.

    Does Education Have the Concept of Diversity Incorrect?: Pitfalls and Successes of our Current Diversity Practices

    Dr. Debra Ferdinand-James, from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and contributing author of Privacy and Security Policies in Big Data, examined curriculum responsiveness to growing ethnic student diversity on U.S campuses in this webinar. Additionally, Dr. Ferdinand-James shared her personal experiences as an international student from the Caribbean in helping to give a voice to this underrepresented group.

    Navigating the World of Scholarly Publishing: How to Get Your Work Published and Recognized

    IGI Global’s Managing Director, Managing Editors, and Acquisitions Team covered topics such as the publishing workflow, what to expect from the peer review process, and how to use an online submission system, in this webinar. The editorial team was also joined by IGI Global editor, Dr. Drew Polly from the University of North Carolina, who co-edited recent works such as, Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs, Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development, and more.

    Sleptsov Net Computing: The Solution to Hyper-Computations Support Cybersecurity and Other Applications

    Dr. Dmitry Zaitsev from International Humanitarian University, Ukraine, will educate programmers, academics, researchers, and field experts on how Sleptsov net enhances various fields including cybersecurity, computer programming, business, and information technology and paves the way for a new realm of “supercomputer.” Dr. Zaitsev is a world-renowned researcher and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third and Fourth Editions, and has developed the universal Petri nets, the analysis of infinite Petri nets with regular structure, the decomposition of Petri nets in clans, and the method of synthesis of fuzzy logic function given by tables.

    Is It Time to Banish the Blacklist? A Practical Guide to Combating Predatory Publishing

    Dr. Jeremy Horne, from International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, and editor of Philosophical Perceptions on Logic and Order, and "Visualizing Big Data From a Philosophical Perspective" from the publication Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques (2 Volumes), informed viewers on how to spot signs of predatory publishing, as well as the steps that can be taken to manage it. Dr. Horne's publication analyzes how researchers and librarians can come together to combat this predatory publishing and outlines active steps researchers and librarians can take to ensure a higher standard of peer review is implemented. This webinar is in partnership with Against the Grain (ATG), a media source for the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents.

    For more information on IGI Global’s collaboration with Against the Grain, click here.
    Additional 2018 Presentations:

    Watch IGI Global’s Charleston Conference Neapolitan Panel Session “Sustainable Open Access Approaches: Benefits for Researchers, Librarians, and Publishers."

    Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO and President of IGI Global, led a Neapolitan Panel Session at the 2018 Charleston Conference. He was joined by other industry experts and they discussed new opportunities in the OA movement and IGI Global’s new InfoSci®-Journals Open Access (OA) Fee Waiver Program, which provides a sustainable OA model to benefit researchers, librarians, and publishers.

    Learn more about IGI Global's InfoSci-Journals OA Fee Waiver Program, click here.
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    IGI Global would like to thank all the speakers for sharing their research insights and top trends within the industry. We hope the webinars will promote further discussion on these topics.

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