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2006 Annual Meeting

Speaker Bios

Adrian Stanley

Adrian Stanley, CEO of Charlesworth USA has been working closely with North American publishers, societies and organizations to help develop sales and marketing programs and strategies for China and Hong Kong. As part of these initiatives Adrian and Charlesworth have implemented National Online agreements in China for more than 650 journals. Prior to opening Charlesworth’s US office in 2004, Adrian was based in Beijing China for 4 years from 2000, setting up and developing Charlesworth’s China operation, leading edge composition workflows and China rights and licensing sales and marketing activities. Charlesworth now have more then 200 staff working on the ground in China, as well as a thriving UK operation.

Alix Vance

Alix Vance is Principal of Architrave Consulting, where she specializes in business development, operational assessment, and digital/data strategies for commercial and nonprofit organizations within and beyond the information industries. Earlier in her career, Alix was President of Paratext, Executive Director at CQ Press and SAGE, and Vice President of Business Development at Ebook Library. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, serves on the Editorial Board of Learned Publishing, co-authors the Webby Award-nominated blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Developing Metrics Dashboards to Drive Strategy and Create More Persuasive Marketing Campaigns is a seminar Alix will be presenting to organizations in Washington DC and other locations (Fall/Winter 2010). For more information: “http://architravecons.wordpress.com/”> www.architraveconsulting.com or info@architraveconsulting.com

Alma Wills

Alma is a partner in the Kaufman-Wills Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in services to scholarly publishers. She is US Editor Emeritus of Learned Publishing and a member of the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell has been with CABI since 1991, moving through Marketing and Product Development into her current role as Executive Director of the Publishing Business Unit. This encompasses CABI’s database, book and online product businesses, as well as the range of new initiatives such as E-learning which are being developed alongside CABI’s other Business Units.

Andrea studied Russian & French at Cambridge University and started her working life with Reuters in the City of London. She is the current Past Chair of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers and a member of the CCCs Publisher Advisory Group.

Bernard Rous

BA Brandeis University; MA New School for Social Research. Worked in Publishing at ACM from 1980 to the present. Responsibilities have included development and management of secondary database publishing system for reference publications; development of early CDROM and hypertext products; project manager for early SGML publishing production system; development and direction of ACM electronic and print publishing program; formulation of copyright and permissions policy for the networked environment; implementation and management of ACM Plagiarism Policy; and establishment and evolution of ACM Digital Library with appropriate business model. Serving on Board of Directors of CrossRef and ORCID.

Bill Kasdorf

Bill Kasdorf is General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing and Vice President of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of consulting, data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Bill has led seminars and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations such as SSP, OReilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, AAP, AAUP, ALPSP, STM, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. He currently serves on the IDPF Working Group updating the EPUB standard (and is coordinator of its Metadata Subgroup); the IDEAlliance working group developing the nextPub source format for magazines and other design- and feature-rich publications (chairing its nextPub-to-EPUB Mapping Committee); the NISO eBook SIG; and is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee.

Bruce Rosenblum

Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, has twenty-five years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions. He leads development of eXtyles, Inera’s suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word used in the production of more than 600 journals worldwide.

Mr. Rosenblum is a member of the NLM DTD Advisory Board and CrossRef Metadata Quality Committee. Prior to joining Inera, Mr. Rosenblum was VP of Software Development at Turning Point Software, where he led the development of products for companies including Microsoft, Word Perfect, and Houghton Mifflin. Mr. Rosenblum speaks frequently at scholarly publishing conferences and he serves on the NISO Board of Directors

Carol Anne Meyer

Carol Anne Meyer is responsible for marketing and business development at CrossRef. An information industry professional with 25 years of experience in publishing and product development, she has consulted with participants in the scholarly publishing community on marketing, market research, product development, and production issues. Carol has held strategic product management positions at Aries Systems, Northern Light Northern Light Technology and SilverPlatter. She also served as the Director of New Media for Little, Browns professional division, which included product development for legal and medical markets and Publisher of the journals program at ACM, and was instrumental in creating the database production systems that now support ACM’s Digital Library. Early in her career, Carol was involved with newsletter and magazine publishing for a trade association and with the dawn of the electronic publishing era at Random House Software.

Cindy Hill

Cindy Hill manages the Digital Libraries & Research group of the Sun Learning Services practice. For more than a decade, this team has been transforming its services and resources into a globally accessible digital center for information, knowledge, and collaboration. The team has piloted many innovative programs, including a corporate electronic bookstore; several e-book initiatives; and an information discovery process in partnership with Groxis, IEEE, EBSCO, NetLibrary, and the Association for Computing Machinery. They are currently exploring the Web 2.0 evolution by having a group blog, launching a podcast series, and venturing into the virtual world through their avatars in SecondLife. Soon they will be on YouTube. Cindy was president in 2003-2004 of the Special Libraries Association, an international association of more than 12,000 information professionals.

David Charles

E-Licensing has been providing online sales services for US non-profit society publishers since 2003. David Charles’ exclusive client list includes The AMA, APS, ASBMB, ASCO, ASIP, ASN, ASPB ASPET, FASEB and Health Affairs. Before founding E-Licensing, David occupied sales management positions at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, WB Saunders and Academic Press. A native New Yorker, David is a musician and graduate of Sussex University (UK) and has lived in France for the past 30 years.

Edward Colleran

Edward Colleran serves as the Senior Director of the International Division at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing solutions. He oversees strategic initiatives focused on CCC’s international activitiesspecifically, providing rightsholders around the world with new content licensing solutions and revenue-generating initiatives based on CCCs products and services. Edward also provides the vision for the advancement of CCC’s rights management services and is a key contributor on other long-term strategic issues facing the information industry.

An industry veteran, Edward is a member of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) board of directors and also serves on the NA Steering and Copyright committees of ALPSP. Edward is also a past member of the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishers (SSP). He is a featured speaker and editorial contributor on issues such as navigating copyright requirements and the challenges and opportunities of managing content in a digital environment. A regular speaker at industry events, Edward has recently presented at the annual conferences of SSP, ALPSP and SIIA as well as London Online and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Eileen Fenton

Eileen Fentonis the founding Executive Director of Portico, a not-for-profit organization which provides a permanent archive of electronic scholarly literature. Since Portico began operations in 2006 nearly 7,400 journals from 50 publishers have been committed to the archive and more than 6 million articles have been preserved.

Previously Eileen was Director of Production at JSTOR, where she oversaw the addition of more than 13 million pages to the archival collection. She has also worked in various positions at the Vanderbilt and Yale University libraries.

Eileen is a librarian and earned her Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kentucky.

Elizabeth Nolan

Elizabeth Nolan is the Chief Publishing Officer for The Optical Society. In this role, she oversees all facets of OSA’s publishing program which is comprised of fifteen open access, subscription based and co-partnered journals. Before joining The Optical Society, Elizabeth was Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy at SPi where she successfully led some of its largest strategic initiatives as well as developed a host of new innovative services for Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers. Prior to that, she held senior level positions at Thompson Publishing Group, The Worldwatch Institute and Wolters Kluwer. With more than 17 years of experience working with and for global not-for-profit and commercial publishers and an Asia-based publishing service provider, Elizabeth has forged an international career that is rich in journal, book, and electronic publishing expertise.

Helen Henderson

Helen Henderson has worked as a librarian, software developer, publisher and subscription agent. She is currently creating market intelligence tools for publishers and the Identify database of institutions that access academic content.

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Keith Seitter

Keith Seitter received his B.S. degree in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago. He worked as a research scientist for the Air Force and was on
the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

In 1991, Seitter joined the staff of the American
Meteorological Society to oversee its transition into electronic publishing. He continued working at the AMS as deputy executive director, overseeing a number of programs and initiatives for the Society.

He was named executive
director in September of 2004. Seitter is a Fellow of the AMS, a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist.

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has been the Executive Director of Product Development for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Publishing Director for NEJM, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He’s worked in healthcare publishing for 20 years, and has been a writer, editor, designer, copy editor, managing editor, and publisher. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, writes fiction under his pen name Andrew Kent, and has degrees in English and business.

MJ Tooey

M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicines Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library under contract to the National Library of Medicine. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College). Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. She has also served on MLA’s Board of Directors and as the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the MLA Annual Meeting held in May 2004 in Washington, DC. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter ond the Public Services Section of MLA.

Mark Seeley

Mark Seeley has spent most of his professional legal career (since 1995) at Elsevier, the leading science and medical publisher, for whom he serves as General Counsel and manages a department of 16 lawyers working across the global business. Mark is active in STM industry and public policy issues, and has contributed to a number of industry guidelines on copyright, permissions & data issues, through the STM trade association, and has been active on industry copyright enforcement matters. Mark received his B.Ph. from Thomas Jefferson College (Grand Valley State, Michigan) and his J.D. from Suffolk University (Boston), and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.

Mary Waltham

Mary Waltham founded her own consulting company (www.MaryWaltham.com) in 1999 to help scholarly publishers confront the rapid change that the networked economy poses to their business models and to develop new opportunities to build publications that deliver outstanding scientific and economic value.

Prior to creating her company, Mary was President and Publisher for Nature and the nature family of journals in the U.S. Earlier she was Managing Director and Publisher of The Lancet.

Mary has worked at a senior executive level in science and medical publishing companies across a range of media, which includes textbooks, magazines, newsletters, journals, and open learning materials.

A graduate in biology from QMC, University of London, Mary received her education in business administration at Henley.

Mary lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Melanie Schaffner

Melanie Schaffner joined Project MUSE in the position of Marketing and Sales Manager in November 1996.

Her major responsibilities include developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for the online scholarly journals collection, managing sales and outreach activities, negotiating consortia subscription arrangements, contributing to product development plans, addressing customer satisfaction issues, and representing MUSE at a variety of conferences and meetings.

Project MUSE is managed by The Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the participating publishers and the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins.

Michael Kurtz

Michael Kurtz is an astronomer and computer scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which he joined after receiving a Ph.D. in Physics from
Dartmouth College in 1982. Kurtz is the author or co-author of over 250 technical articles and
abstracts on subjects ranging from cosmology and extra-galactic astronomy, to data reduction and
archiving techniques, to information systems and text retrieval algorithms.

In 1988 Kurtz conceived
what has now become the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System, the core of the digital library in
astronomy, perhaps the most sophisticated discipline-centered library extant. He has been
associated with the project since that time, and was awarded the 2001 Van Biesbroeck Prize of the
American Astronomical Society for his efforts. You may reach him at kurtz@cfa.harvard.edu .

Philip Davis

Phil Davis is an independent researcher and consultant in science publishing. He holds a Ph.D. in science communication from Cornell University (2010), has extensive experience as a science librarian (1995-2006), and was trained as a life scientist. His research has focused on the dissemination of scientific information, rewards and incentives in academic publishing, and economic issues related to libraries, authors and publishers. Phil is a prolific author of many scientific and popular articles on science communication and speaks regularly at national conferences. He has received rewards for his work in bibliometrics. He is located in Ithaca, NY. http://phil-davis.org

Pippa Smart

Pippa Smart is a research communication and publishing consultant, working for her own company, psp consulting. After obtaining one of the first publishing degrees, she has been in research publishing for over 20 years.

She worked for CAB International, Blackwell and Cambridge University Press in a variety of roles including production and publishing business management.

She then became Head of Publishing with a development agency, INASP, directing initiatives to support research publishers within Africa, SE Asia and Latin America. Areas of interest include research communication systems within the developing world, and the provision of innovative training systems for publishers.

Rebecca Simon

Rebecca Simon is the Associate Director of the University of California Press, one of the largest and most innovative university presses in North America and the world.

Long active in a variety of professional and scholarly publishing organizations, Rebecca oversees the publishing of forty scholarly journals in a wide array of major academic disciplines, including biology, food studies, architecture, ethics, history, and psychology. Many of her journals have won major awards.

Rebecca and her colleagues have just completed a major strategic review of the press.

Sue Silver

Sue Silver obtained her PhD from the University of London, UK, but later switched to scientific publishing. Journals she has worked on include The British Dental Journal, Biologist, and The Lancet Oncology. In 2002, she was appointed Editor-in-Chief of a new journal from the Ecological Society of America, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has also held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and The Haworth Press. Todd also currently serves SSP as its Secretary/Treasurer.

Valentina Kalk Alacevich

Valentina Kalk is manager of electronic development in the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank. She leads the group responsible for electronic licensing, electronic product development, and sales of the World Bank Online Resources. Before joining the World Bank in 1999, Valentina was Vice President of Centro Scientifico USA, the US branch of Centro Scientifico Editore, an Italian medical publisher. Before moving to the US, she worked for Centro Scientifico as rights manager; for Italdesign, a leading car styling and design company, as spokesperson for the President and media relations officer; for Fiat, the biggest automotive manufacturer in Italy as a PR officer; for New Holland, part of the Fiat group, as an events manager.

Yan Shuai

Mr. Yan Shuai graduated from Beijing Forestry University in 1985 with a bachelor degree in forestry economics and management. In 2003 he got a PhD in management from Beijing Forestry University. He had worked in the Journal Publishing Department of Beijing Forestry University from 1985 to 2011, from an assistant technical editor of the Journal of Beijing Forestry University to the director of the Department which publishes 5 journals (the other four are: Journal of Beijing Forestry University (Social Sciences), Forestry Education in China, Forestry Studies in China (English), Chinese Birds (English)). Since March of 2011 he began to work with Tsinghua University Press (TUP) as its associate chief editor and director of Journal Publishing. The journals published by TUP now include Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology) (Chinese with English Abstract), Tsinghua Science and Technology (English), Nano Research (English), Building Simulation (English), Computer Education (Chinese), Science-Technology & Publication. Yan has been the president of Society of China University Journals (CUJS) since 2004.