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2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

Concurrent 1A: We Have Seen the Future….

Publishers and Libraries Collaborating to Transform Scholarly Communications


Sylvia Miller
Sylvia K. Miller has 23 years’ experience in scholarly publishing. As Executive Editor with Scribner Reference, she edited and managed numerous award-winning multivolume reference works in the humanities and social sciences and was involved in some of the earliest digital reference publishing. As director of reference publishing at Routledge for five years, she merged the Garland, Routledge, and Fitzroy Dearborn library reference lists and spearheaded online publishing. Following her move to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2005, she consulted for Berg Publishers, Oxford University Press, and Paratext, Inc. She is now director of the Mellon-funded collaborative project, “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement” at UNC Chapel Hill.
Maria Bonn
Maria Bonn is the Associate University Librarian for Publishing at the University of Michigan, responsible for the Library’s growing suite of publishing and scholarly communications initiatives. In addition, she serves as an advisor to the University community on issues surrounding scholarly publishing and communication policy and support innovative projects in those areas both in and out of the Library. She has a PhD in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo and a MILS from the University of Michigan. She spent several years as an academic and instructor at universities including the Sichuan International Studies University in Chongqing, China and Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. After receiving her MILS in 1996, she joined the University of Michigan Library first as an interface specialist for the Digital Library Production Service, then in Digital Library Program Development, where she began the work that grew into the Scholarly Publishing Office.
Catherine Candee
Catherine Candee is Executive Director of Information, Publishing and Broadcast Services at the University of California. UC’s systemwide services include the California Digital Library (CDL), University of California Press, UC College Prep, UC Language Learning Consortium and the UCTV.

Catherine’s vision for sustainable scholarly communications was forged in her years as founding director of CDL’s eScholarship program. Her leadership in the partnership of eScholarship and UC Press helped to shape the notion and practice of the “University as Publisher” at UC. In her new role, Ms. Candee works at the intersection of innovative publishing modalities and multi-media communications in support of teaching, learning and public service.