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09.23.2019 | SSP News & Releases

Food for Thought with SSP and The Scholarly Kitchen at Frankfurter Buchmesse

September 23, 2019 – Mount Laurel, NJ – Join the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK) Chefs for a complimentary breakfast with a side of what’s trending in scholarly and academic publishing at the Academic and Business Information Stage in Hall 4.2 at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In collaboration with Frankfurter Buchmesse, SSP and TSK will once again deliver two insightful sessions exploring the latest industry developments as well as a look at the current state of OA monograph publishing.

Enjoy breakfast while taking in the morning’s first session where TSK Chefs will explore what’s hot in scholarly communications and separate the hype from reality regarding forthcoming industry developments. Speakers include TSK Executive Editor David Crotty (Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press), Associate Editor Angela Cochran (Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers; and President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing), Todd Carpenter (Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization), Robert Harington (Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society), Phill Jones (Owner and Principal Consultant, Double L Digital), Roger Schonfeld (Director of Ithaka S+R’s Library and Scholarly Communication Program), and 2019 SSP Fellow and MSLIS Student, Monica Hoh (School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Founded in 2008, The Scholarly Kitchen is read by thousands of publishers, editors, librarians, researchers, and publishing service providers in more than 200 countries each day. Follow TSK online at scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org.

Building on the first session’s food for thought, the morning caps off with a panel presentation on issues and trends in OA monographs, including a university press’s efforts to balance commercial concerns with the mission of the press, the role of eBook aggregators in OA monograph publishing and promotion, and recommendations for best practices surrounding metadata and usage tracking. Moderated by Adrian Stanley (Managing Director, Publishers at Digital Science and Past President of SSP), panelists include Andrew Joseph (Digital Publisher, Wits University Press), Kelley Squazzo (Director of Publisher Relations and Content Development, Project MUSE), Sara Grimme (Director of Strategic Accounts, Digital Science), and Brian O’Leary (Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group).

The book fair is the most important international marketplace for content, as well as a trendsetter for society and a major cultural festival. “SSP and The Scholarly Kitchen are excited to be returning to Frankfurter Buchmesse for the Micro-Conference and Business Breakfast,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director. “Participating in the Book Fair gives us an ideal opportunity to network and meet scholarly communications professionals globally. We appreciate the opportunity to bring a high-caliber educational program to such a prestigious event.”

This event is free to all Fair attendees on October 16, 2019, from 8:45 to 11:00 am and includes a complimentary breakfast. Please note: The Fair opens at 8:45, and it takes about 10 minutes to get to Hall 4.2; to enter early starting at 8:30 am, inform the staff at the entry point that you are attending the SSP conference in Hall 4.2. Seating is limited; arrive early to secure a seat. 

Learn more about SSP’s Micro-conference and Business Breakfast here. Tickets for Frankfurter Buchmesse are available, visit buchmesse.de for more information.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing SSP, founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and focus groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

About the Frankfurter Buchmesse The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,300 exhibitors from 102 countries, around 286,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse organizes the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts, and visionaries. Founded in 2016, THE ARTS+ is a business festival for creatives, investors, publishers, museums and tech companies that takes place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.


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