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01.22.2020 | SSP News & Releases

Society for Scholarly Publishing Announces Second Annual Pre-Conference Seminar at UKSG 2020

January 22, 2020 – Mt. Laurel, NJ – The Society for Scholarly Publishing is pleased to announce our second annual pre-conference seminar, “Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access Age,” happening Sunday, March 29, at The Brighton Centre, before UKSG’s 43rd Annual Conference.

UKSG is a charitable organization offering educational programs to members of the scholarly communication and knowledge communities, including librarians, researchers, funders, and publishers. Attendees of the UKSG annual conference come together to discuss current trends and issues of interest, including new technologies, publishing ethics, accessibility, and open access models.

Sponsored by Cabells Scholarly Analytics and the Charleston Conference, this year’s highly interactive pre-conference seminar explores Open Access models that are sustainable and adaptable. Hear from publishers and librarians testing these new models and their long-term viability, as well as the concerns of small and society organizations who fear they may be left out of the discussion.

The program includes a keynote by Scholarly Kitchen chef, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, a panel exploring models-in-progress, and small group discussions focusing on critical issues and possible next steps.

This year’s speakers include:
• Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Heather Staines, Head of Partnerships, Knowledge Futures Group
• Scott Delman, Director of Publications, ACM
• Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London and the Open Library of the Humanities
• Steven Hall, Managing Director, IOP Publishing
• Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer, Brill

“We are delighted to bring SSP educational programming to UKSG for a second time,” said Mary Beth Barilla, SSP Program Director. “New publishing models are of course a hot topic in scholarly communications, and the pre-conference is a great opportunity to debate and discuss their sustainability with librarians, publishers, researchers, and other stakeholders in an interactive setting.”

Space is limited, so register soon! Those who register by February 21 receive a 25% discount on pre-conference registration. Both the SSP pre-conference and UKSG Annual Conference will be held at The Brighton Centre in Brighton. To review a more detailed program for the pre-conference and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/ssp-uksg-2020.


About the Society for Scholarly Publishing – 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 regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

For more information, contact: 
Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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