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2000 Annual Meeting

Speaker Bios

Christine Lamb

is the director of events and e-learning with TFI Learning, a division of T&F Informa. Previously Christine was a consultant with Shore Communications, Vice President for Global Marketing for Ingenta and Director of Content and Market Development for SilverPlatter Information. Christine is a past president and member of the program and publications committees of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Evan Owens

is Chief Technology Officer, Ithaka Electronic Archiving Initiative. Prior to joining Ithaka, he worked for the University of Chicago Press as Journals Division Electronic Publishing Manager and as IT Manager. At Chicago he was responsible for the planning and implementation of a wide variety of publishing projects, including SGML editing, production, and typesetting, online journal publication, and web-based peer review systems.

Greg Fagan

is a Publisher in the US Health Sciences Division of Elsevier, where he oversees a list of medicine and surgery journals. Before joining Elsevier, he was Editorial Manager for AccessMedicine at McGraw-Hill. Before that, Greg spent several years in journal production, with stops at John Wiley, Raven Press/Lippincott-Raven, and Plenum Press. Greg has long been active in SSP. He currently serves on the Education Committee, and is a frequent speaker at SSP seminars.

Heather Joseph

is President and Chief Operating Officer of BioOne, a collaborative on-line publishing venture in the biological sciences that has focused on creating a new business model that challenges the traditional boundaries between scholars, publishers, and the library community. In her work for both nonprofit and commercial publishers over the past 14 years, Heather has concentrated on bringing together scholarly traditions and emerging technologies. She was awarded the 2002 ALPSP Award for service to nonprofit publishers for her work on BioOne and was elected to serve as President of SSP beginning in June 2004.

John Cox

has spent over 35 years in publishing, with The Open University, Butterworths and Scholastic. He joined Blackwell in 1990 as head of the subscription agency and then as Managing Director. He was Managing Director of Carfax, a UK journal publisher, from 1994. He left Carfax in November 1998 to set up his own consultancy, John Cox Associates, which specializes in scholarly and research publishing.

John Unsworth

In 2003 John Unsworth was named Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with appointments as Professor in GSLIS, in the department of English, and on the Library faculty. During the previous ten years, from 1993-2003, he served as the first Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, and a faculty member in the English Department, at the University of Virginia.

Kent Anderson

is the executive director of international business and product development for The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal Watch, and other publications of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Prior to this, he was publishing director for The New England Journal of Medicine. He joined the Journal in 2000. From 1996 through 2000, he was director of medical journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago, IL. He has been in healthcare publishing for more than 15 years, and has worked as a writer, editor, managing editor, and publisher. He has shared in regional, national, and international awards as a writer, editor, and designer. In 1995, he helped to develop one of the first online continuing medical education (CME) sites, and in 1997 launched an early e-only journal publishing program. In more recent years, he has helped develop novel online author information services and successful services for handheld computers. In addition, he has launched many viable new titles both in print and online, managed major publication overhauls and redesigns, and helped to develop robust ancillary product portfolios. He writes and speaks occasionally about aspects of STM publishing. Kent has a graduate degree in business, and an undergraduate degree in English.

Michael Mabe

has worked in publishing for 25 years in various capacities for Oxford University Press, Pergamon Press and Elsevier. He is currently Director of Academic Relations, a strategic research and external relations department created in 1999 to study the publishing behavior of researchers, institutions and publishing houses. Michael Mabe is also a Visiting Professor at University of Tennessee and City University, London.