The SSP Early Career Task Force invites you to see the results of their February survey aimed at early career professionals in the scholarly communication industry at next week’s 2016 Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, being held June 1-3 in Vancouver, BC.
The session, “Sharing the Future Voices of Scholarly Publishing: Results from the 2016 SSP Early Career Professional Survey” is scheduled for Friday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. during Concurrent 4D. The session will feature commentary and analysis of the survey results, guided by a panel of early career professionals, managers, and mentors. A preview of the results can be seen in the following infographic:
The session will be moderated by Emma Brink and Matt Cooper, both of Wiley. Panelists include Terri Teleen, Director, Editorial Operations & Communications at Wiley; Sara Rouhi, Director of Business Development, North America at Altmetric; Emilie Delquié, Strategic Account Manager at Copyright Clearance Center; and Nick Dormer, Wiley.
Registration for the Annual Meeting remains open. This year’s meeting theme is Crossing Boundaries: New Horizons in Scholarly Communication. The meeting program features 27 concurrent sessions in the following tracks: Careers/Industry, Market Insight Global Challenges, Collaborative Solutions, Product Strategy and Business Development, and Standards and Best Practices. Attendees should have plenty of opportunities to make connections with other scholarly publishing professionals and make the most out of their trip to Vancouver.
As publishers, librarians, authors, and researchers, we find ourselves at a time of unprecedented change and unexpected collaborations. At last year’s meeting of SSP, we saw how innovation and change are taking place on the edges of traditional fields and processes. In Vancouver, we will meet again to examine new ways of bridging concepts and challenging assumptions about the marketplace, business models, and our individual roles.
Organizations and individuals willing to step out of their “comfort zone” are re-defining the world of scholarly publishing by breaking down silos, forming new partnerships, and expanding their focus to reach a global audience. Sessions at this year’s meeting will focus on ways we can learn from these experiences and explore what lies over the horizon for scholarly publishing.