As a niche sector within the broader world of publishing, scholarly communications has not been well-served by existing directories. Anyone who has ever had to contend with incomplete web search results, wade through hundreds of exhibitors in a global book fair catalog, or try and visit every booth during the SSP Annual Meeting, can attest to the challenging nature of finding the information you need about scholarly publishing solutions. Likewise, as a provider, getting through to your buyers has been haphazard in such a crowded market—until now.
This past October, SSP launched a new searchable industry directory, Solutions Source for Scholarly Communications. Solutions Source is a public resource, answering a compelling need from the scholarly publishing and communications community for a definitive resource of specialized service providers, freelance talent, useful content, and industry events. Find service providers across the industry, stay on top of scholarly communication events, and discover new opportunities!
If you are a vendor supporting any part of the scholarly publishing process, a contract worker looking to connect with decision-makers, or a professional seeking to keep current on services and technologies, SSP has created a central hub for industry intelligence.
Organizational SSP members can take advantage of a free standard business listing in the Solutions Source directory. This invaluable and highly targeted resource for service providers, freelancers, events, and industry developments is open to the entire scholarly publishing community. Free basic event and freelancer listing options are also available.
Enhanced business listings include expanded service categories, events, promoted search results, document sharing, and video. Featured listings support social media widgets and even more branded content. Organizations and individuals can also submit free basic listings for relevant webinars, conferences, and company events.
Premium listings give promoted services and events an edge with sponsored editorial content, offering timely information such as case studies, use cases, best practices, and innovative solutions to industry problems. Site-wide banner advertisements are also available. Premium event listings can be purchased online for a monthly fee that features enhanced images, links, uploads, video, and social media integration. Freelancers can also upgrade to include links and multimedia elements.
Be sure to take advantage of the new directory by creating or updating your listing in this invaluable and highly targeted resource for service providers, freelancers, events, and industry developments. Stand apart from the crowd and boost your business’s visibility with premium features to help you connect with your next scholarly communications customer.
For information about adding a listing, banner ad, or sponsored content to Solutions Source, contact Christina DeRose, SSP Industry Relations Manager.
For information about adding an event or freelancer listing to Solutions Source, contact Jacklyn Lord, SSP Marketing and Operations Manager.
News contribution by SSP member, Mike Groth. Mike is Director of Marketing at KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd