SSP regional networking event comes to New York; Get to know your colleagues in Scholarly Publishing

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)’s region event series will arrive in New York City on April 13, 2017 with an evening of networking. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rockefeller University’s Abby Aldrich Dining Hall and Lounge, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY and provide a great opportunity to meet and greet other locals working in Scholarly Communications. Read More.

Insights into SSP Governance

With elections coming up for the Board of Directors, it’s an ideal time to explore how SSP is governed and the role of the Board and Executive Committee. Every non-profit organization is managed a bit differently and the specifics for each organization are typically defined in the organization’s bylaws. This is true for SSP—our bylaws are available on the SSP website. Read More.

The Scholarly Kitchen Offers New Advertising Opportunity for Scholarly Communications Community

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) announces that advertising space is now available for purchase on its popular blog, The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK). Read More.

SSP President’s e-Letter – Winter 2017

Well, the snow is starting to melt, the sun is getting warmer, new shoots of grass are starting to emerge, and of course the teasing approach of spring means that our blood starts running a little faster and all of our thoughts are beginning to turn to one thing: the SSP Annual Meeting! Read More.

Rick AndersonNew Professional Profile

Meet Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Read More.

Webinar Preview: Hiring the Next Generation of Publishing Professionals

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will present its first webinar of the year, Hiring the Next Generation of Publishing Professionals, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eastern time. Registration for the event is now open, with a discount available to SSP members. Read More.

Call for Nominations: 2017 SSP Emerging Leader Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Emerging Leader Award, which will be presented at the 39th SSP Annual Meeting, May 31-June 2 in Boston, MA. Read More.

The Scholarly Kitchen Renovation and New Visual Identity Unveiled

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) unveiled the newly renovated website and visual identity for its popular blog, The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK), offering readers a fresh interface and exciting new functionality. Read More.

The January issue of Learned Publishing is now available!

The new year is upon us and everyone is talking about Discoverability – in 2016, it was a thematic track in several industry conferences and seemed a hot topic of conversation in various ListServs, and there is a CIBER meeting on discovery in London on 18th January. So, to keep on trend, we have anticipated the discussions in the dedicated January issue on key aspects of scholarly content discovery. Read More.

Durham RegionalRegional event discusses best practices for fostering innovation in scholarly communication

On December 8, the scholarly communications community in Durham, NC, gathered for a Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) regional event about cultivating innovation in a field with distinct challenges. The speakers included Deric Corlew, Vice President of Business Development at Research Square; Paolo Mangiafico, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications Technologies at Duke University, and Meredith Morovati, Executive Director of Dryad Digital Repository. Leslie Eager, Director of Publishing Services for Project Euclid, served as moderator. Read More.

Upcoming SSP Focus Group to investigate open data, science, and scholarship

Open access. Open data. Open science. If you hang around the publishing industry for a bit, you likely will hear plenty of references to “open” (meaning access or transparency) in reference to accessibility, methodology, metrics, or evaluation. However, it’s not just publishers that openness affects—it can influence peer review, science literacy, taxes, funding, the way scientific studies are performed and recorded, and more. Read More.

A look back at 2016’s SSP seminar sessions

Happy 2017! If you missed any of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s seminars in 2016 not to worry, summaries and presentations are available on the SSP website. Below is a quick recap of the 2016 fall seminars. Read More.

philadelphiaregionalhomeCenter City Philadelphia provides backdrop for SSP regional event covering open access in education

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) held its first Philadelphia-based regional programming event, “Open Access in Education: Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the Open Syllabus Project in the Context of Scholarly Publishing”, on December 7, 2016, at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Read More.

Kelly SmykalSSP welcomes Kelly Smykal

SSP welcomes Kelly Smykal, who will be assisting the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the Development Committee with sponsorship and exhibit sales. Kelly works in Kellen’s Chicago office and will be the primary contact for exhibits, sponsorship and advertising. Kellen provides association management services for SSP. Read More.

Amy LydicSSP Welcomes Amy Lydic Onboard as SSP General Manager

On December 1, 2016, Ann Mehan Crosse, SSP’s Deputy Executive Director will step down and Amy Lydic will assume the role of General Manager for SSP. Amy works out of Kellen’s Chicago office, however, the other SSP/Kellen staff, Jennifer Lanphere, Jan Kalne, and Linda Pocsik, will remain in the Denver office. SSP’s mailing address and telephone numbers will remain the same. Read More.

bostonregionalhomeBoston Regional Programming event covering UX a success; Events scheduled for next week in Philadelphia and Durham

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) held a regional programming event on the important and evolving topic of User Experience on November 16, 2016 at the American Meteorological Society headquarters in Boston. Read More.