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

Concurrent 4C: Publishing 2.0….

Tools and Technologies Shaping the Future of Publishing


Julie Noblitt
Julie Noblitt joined HighWire Press in 2002, where she is now Associate Director. Prior to her position at HighWire, she was Publication Manager in the Journals Division of the University of Chicago Press where for six years she served as the Press’s business liaison to the sponsoring societies of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences. Her twenty-five-year career in publishing has included book and journal acquisitions, lexicography, and software development.
Thane Kerner
As co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Silverchair, Thane Kerner has since 1993 led the organization’s strategic development of platforms and professional services that focus on the intersection of technology with health care knowledge. Medical informatics, the semantic web, clinical information processes, and web-based learning are the foundations for a broad variety of Silverchair-created health reference products delivered via networked digital media. Thane serves on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishers Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; as Co-Chairman of the American Medical Publishers Committee; and on the National Library of Medicine’s Publishers Advisory Panel. He is an advocate for issues of concern to the health information industry, and a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Top Management Roundtable, the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the PSP Annual Conference, the AMPC Medical Informatics Seminar, and the AMPC-National Library of Medicine Biennial Symposium.

Prior to establishing Silverchair, he was publisher of Experimental Hematology, the official journal of the International Society for Experimental Hematology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Caroline Vanderlip
Caroline Vanderlip joined SharedBook, Inc. as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2004. She is responsible for guiding the strategic and operational direction of the company. She has 30 years of progressive leadership, managerial, and entrepreneurial success within the Internet, telecommunications, and cable TV industries. Prior to SharedBook, Vanderlip served as executive vice president of ACE INA, an insurance holding company, where she also was president of a subsidiary venture specializing in employee benefits, YouDecide.com. From 1995 to 1997, she was president of AT&T’s Personal Online Services group. Vanderlip holds an MBA in finance from New York University and a BA in American studies from Vassar College.