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SSP Annual Meeting Offers Pre-Meeting Seminars for Deep Dive Learning

April 26, 2019 – Mount Laurel, NJ – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 41st Annual Meeting will feature four pre-meeting seminars the morning of Wednesday, May 29, and one seminar in the afternoon, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina San Diego, CA. These seminars will offer in-depth discussions and practical advice to prime attendees for the concurrent sessions.

Morning Seminars:

Charleston Trendspotting Initiative: Forecasting Changes on the Horizon of Scholarly Communication
Hosted by Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference, the Charleston Trendspotting Initiative is a community-engaged process for collaboratively exploring social, policy, economic, technology, and educational trends and forecasting their impacts on scholarly communication, publishing, and academic libraries.

Fact or Fiction? OASPA Lifts the Lid on Open Access Publishing
In this interactive session run by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA, participants will hear about global trends and views in open access publishing, discuss perceptions and consider the facts behind them, examine different funding and business models, and will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences within open access publishing and wider issues in open research.

Open Source Bazaar: Owned by the Community, Ensuring Independent, Open Infrastructure in the Age of Acquisitions
This informational and interactive session seeks to bring community owned and governed initiatives with those exploring future alternatives to infrastructure consolidation.

Journals Management Workshop:  Whiteboards to Editorial Boards, and Everything in Between
This popular participant-driven workshop will continue to examine the myriad ways of to manage journals which often consists of way more than curating, reviewing and distributing content. Topics such as understanding vendors, open access at the society level, editorial perspectives and researcher behaviors and how they can impact day to day activities will shape the conversation.

Afternoon Seminar:

Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions at Work
Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages, whether intentional or unintentional, to certain individuals because of their group membership. This workshop will help participants learn how to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and respond appropriately when they occur.

“The pre-meeting seminars kick off three wonderfully intense days and can set the tone for the entire SSP Annual Meeting, and we are very excited by this year’s offerings,” said Yael Fitzpatrick SSP Annual Meeting co-chair. “With a mix of new topics and perspectives, plus the next chapters of some favorites from years past, there will be a lot of great content to dive into. We hope folks will be able to join us early in San Diego and take advantage of these learning opportunities!”

Space in these pre-meeting seminars is limited so we encourage attendees to register early to secure a space.

The SSP Annual Meeting offers something for everyone in the field of scholarly publishing. This year’s meeting features 35 concurrent sessions in six tracks over two days. Tracks include:  Inviting New Voices, External Pressures on Publishing, Going to Market, Tools and Technology, and Publishing on a Smaller Scale. The sixth track includes a variety of non-traditional formats.

For more information and to register for the SSP 41st Annual Meeting, visit the SSP website.

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