2009 Annual Meeting
At the age of 16, Adam became the youngest researcher at the National Research Council of Canada, where he spent three years working with a team studying cell adhesion and cancer. While at NRC, Adam identified a cultural shift in the making: science is transforming business, politics, the arts and current affairs unlike ever before; today, science affects every single person on the planet and science literacy is essential to modern society. Adam set out to launch a new type of magazine that captured the ideas, issues and icons shaping this global science culture. With the receipt of the 2006 Independent Press Award for Best Science and Technology Coverage, it was noted that “the best comparison for Seed is the early years of Rolling Stone, when music was less a subject than a lens for viewing culture.” Under Adam’s leadership, the magazine received two National Magazine Award nominations in 2007, for Best Design and for General Excellence, the magazine industry’s highest honor. Seed is now the flagship division of Seed Media Group, a science media and technology company Adam founded in 2005 to extend the magazine’s mission to other platforms and markets.
Adam is the recipient of numerous international prizes. In 2007, he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his achievements have been highlighted by former Canadian Prime Minister Jean ChrEtien, “for showing people the scope and power of science not just as an object of study but as a key to understanding the world around us.”
Adam has spoken around the world on the relationship between science and society in the 21st century, most notably at the World Economic Forum (Davos), STS Forum (Kyoto), DLD (Munich), OECD-MOST Conference (Beijing), ideaCity (Toronto), TWAS The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (Mexico City), Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago), National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC), and The Museum of Modern Art (New York), and at universities including MIT, Harvard, Columbia, McGill, and Peking. He sits on the Executive Committee of the American Committee for Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, the Communications Advisory Board of the US National Academy of Sciences, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Innovation.
Adam Weiss is a successful educational podcaster and podcast consultant, as well as a sought-after digital media strategist. An expert interviewer and communicator, he aims to show that digital communication is more about story, presentation, and technique than fancy gear and tech toys.
He is the creator of the award-winning Current Science & Technology Podcast for the Museum of Science in Boston, which he hosted for more than two years. He now hosts the Simply Science video series for the education division of Nature and the JNCI Podcast for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Adam also provides consultation on social networking, living with technology, web design and best practices, and general digital media strategy.
Alex Wade is Senior Research Program Manager for Scholarly Communications within Microsoft’s Technical Computing initiative (a part of Microsoft Research), where he manages a variety of research programs related to open access to research data, interoperability of archives and repositories, and the preservation of digital information. Alex holds an Masters of Librarianship degree from the University of Washington.
Alicia has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and worked as an academic archaeologist. She has worked in the information professions in various roles: digital archivist, library consortium negotiator, funding program director, and chief executive of a copyright society. Alicia joined Elsevier in June 2010 to lead the Universal Access team. In this role she is responsible for access strategy and policies, for launching/monitoring access pilot projects, and for building relationships with other stakeholders in the scholarly communication landscape.
Ameer is expert at conceiving and delivering innovative solutions to tricky business problems using Java/J2EE and XML technologies. He wields excellent communication skills to identify business needs and constraints and quickly designs and prototypes elegant solutions using the latest advanced technologies. Ameer has vast experience architecting and developing custom systems for content management and licensing, workflow/BPM and marketing automation for such organizations as JPMorganChase, The Harry Fox Agency, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Time Inc. and ARTstor.
Ameer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from American College for Applied Arts.
Anne Lenehan has worked in medical publishing for over 20 years. She is currently the Publishing Director, Medical Education for Elsevier, based in Philadelphia, and responsible for some of the leading brands in medical education including Netter, Robbins Pathology, Gray’s Anatomy and Secrets. Prior to this role she was responsible for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations from 2005 to 2010. The Netter Anatomy Flashcards App (developed with Modality) was one of the first apps in the App Store and was featured in the WWDC in 2008 rocketing Netter back to fame. She has launched several other apps for other products in the Medical Education market. In her career she has worked in all aspects of medical publishing; sales, marketing and editorial for books, electronic products, and journals.
Barbara is President of Meyers Consulting Services (MCS), established in 1983 to advise and assist professional and scholarly publishers, learned societies and trade associations, and their supplier communities. Her areas of major expertise and experience are management, marketing, new product development, planning, and research relating to association/society management and all forms of publishing. She held progressively more responsible staff positions with the National Rehabilitation Association, the Forum for the Advancement of Students in Science and Technology, the National Academy of Sciences, Capital Systems Group, Inc., the American Chemical Society, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Reliance Graphic Arts Consulting Group, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
During her 30+-year career, Barbara has been active in industry organizations, holding numerous governance positions and being involved in educational programs. A few highlights of her service: one of the founders of SSP and served on its Board of Directors; past President of the Council of Science Editors; serves on the American Diabetes Association Publications Policy Committee; and served on the local chapter Executive Boards of the American Society for Information Science and Technology as well as the Women’s National Book Association. Barbara holds a masters degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy with a specialty in technology assessment and a bachelors degree in Journalism with an emphasis in science, both from George Washington University where she is now adjunct faculty for the Masters in Publishing program.
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.
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.
Cathy Felgar is Production Director for the Academic and Professional group of Cambridge University Press in New York. Her 12-member team produces approximately 450 new titles and 1500 reprints each year over a range of H&SS and STM subject areas and including some textbooks. In 2001 Cathy’s department implemented an XML-upfront workflow and today creates multiple ebook formats for most titles published.
Cathy joined the Press in 1998 and in that time has been involved in many initiatives including moving all composition work offshore, moving a large proportion of the work to the full-service environment, developing direct-linked indexing methods and the XML-upfront workflow, developing an intranet-based Cover Rough approval system, moving to increased amounts of digital reprinting, and designing the original Asset Store system that launched in 2001 as well as playing a supporting role in the process of designing the new Asset Store system known as CAMS. She also chairs the environmental impact committee in New York and works closely with her counterparts in other parts of the Press on workflows, supplier management and scales, and other issues.
Prior to joining Cambridge Cathy held production positions with Chapman & Hall working on medical books, Macmillan General reference working on cookbooks and gardening books, and Addison-Wesley working on college math textbooks.
Charles B. Lowry is on a three-year leave of absence from the University of Maryland College Park, where he served as dean of libraries from 1996 until 2008. He is also a professor in the University of Maryland College of Information Studies and will return to teach there in 2011. He formerly served as university librarian at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he led significant information technology initiatives (1992-1996). Prior to that, he was director of libraries at the University of Texas Arlington, University of South Alabama, and Elon University. Lowry has been the principal investigator on federal grants and foundation grants; has served as a consultant on library building projects, technology, organization, and management; and has published articles and commentaries on library management and organization, information technology, and cooperation.
He has extensive leadership experience in library associations and library consortia and helped found and served as editor for two significant journals: Library Administration and Management and portal: Libraries and the Academy. Lowry holds an MA in history from the University of Alabama, an MS in library science from UNC Chapel Hill, and a PhD in history from the University of Florida.
Chris Beguel is Director of Sales for TEMIS, Inc., responsible for sales, business development, partnerships, and alliances. He also implements TEMIS corporate strategy for the North American territory. Working with industry leaders on strategic enrichment projects, Chris has developed expertise in text mining for publishing and media companies. Prior to his current position, he was account manager, Life Sciences, for TEMIS. Chris has supervised the implementation of dedicated solutions in research and development or competitive intelligence. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Lyon (France) and has coauthored several articles about competitive intelligence. He is based in New York City.
Taylor is Executive Director of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Over the past 13 years he has held a number of positions at ASPB and AAAS and currently chairs the steering committee of the North American chapter of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading experts in strategic consultative sales and sales management in the electronic intellectual industry. He is one of the leading advocates in semantic technology in the Science, Technical and Medical Industry as he led the transition from print to the internet. Together with his financial industry experience, he brings a unique perspective of the industry and the user community. He is a speaker at many information industry events advocating the benefits of the semantic technology and semantic web.
Today, he serves as the EVP/ CMO of Collexis a semantic technology, knowledge discovery company specializing in application management software. Previously he served as the Sr. V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Elsevier and as the Nat’l Sales Director for Dow Jones Financial News Services. He began his career at Xerox. He is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University and serves on the Content Board of the Software Information Industry Association, Olin College of Engineering Library Advisory Board, Seton Hall University Advisory Council and is the Chairman of the Board for the Women’s Venture Fund. He is also a member of ALA, SSP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. His radio program “Leadership” airs Saturday mornings at 7:30am on WSOU HD 89.5 FM / WSOU.net.
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.
David Gillikin is currently the Chief, Bibliographic Services Division at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, where he oversees a variety of actives involved with creation, indexing, maintenance, training and documentation for the MEDLINE/PubMed database.
This work includes journal review and selection for inclusion into MEDLINE, the MEDLINE and UMLS data licensing programs, the production of the NLM Technical Bulletin and the annual MEDLINE reload process.
His previous position at NLM was as the Head, MEDLARS Management Section. Prior to coming to NLM, Mr. Gillikin was a technical manager at HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries.
While at HighWire, he managed the development and production of the HighWire search portal, and the HighWire electronic production department.
Other positions have included developing and managing the Science Online web sites, including the web site for Science magazine, for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and developing document tracking and correspondence management systems for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
David Seaman joined Dartmouth College Library as Associate Librarian for Information Management in December 2006. His areas of responsibility include Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Digital Library Technologies Group, Preservation Services, and the Dartmouth College Records Management program.
Prior to moving to New Hampshire he was the Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) from 2002-2006. David came to the DLF in July 2002 from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library, where he was the Center’s founding Director (1992-2002). In this role, he oversaw the creation and development of online texts, images, and e-books. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of humanities computing and digital libraries, and since 1993 has taught SGML, XML, and imaging courses at the annual Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
David Seaman holds a BA in English Studies (University of East Anglia, Norwich), an MA in Medieval Studies (University of Connecticut), and is working on a Ph.D in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions (Simmons College, expected 2010).
Della R. Mancuso has owned a Production Management consulting firm, Mancuso Associates Inc., since 1997 and worked for many prestigious publishers, among them: The Perseus Books Group, PublicAffairs, Viking Penguin Studio Books, Nest Magazine, Marvel Comics, Holtzbrinck, Barnes and Noble, Sterling Publishing Co, and many others.
Prior to venturing on her own, she worked for 18 + years at Random House Inc., her last position there was VP of Production of the Trade Division., which consisted of 5 imprints.
She also spent time as a Production Director at Reader’s Digest Book Division and McGraw Hill College Division. On the print production side, Della has represented The Stinehour Press in Vermont since 2003, working with a diversity of clients in producing fine art and photography books.
Dexter Cummings is a graduate of Howard University School of Law. He is Director Legal Affairs at the American Diabetes Association, one of the largest charitable voluntary health organization in the United States. He is a member of the New York and Virginia Bar and of the New York Bar Association Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Counsel sections. Cummings is responsible, among other things, for the management and policing of the Associations 80 plus trademarks. He also provides counsel to the Association’s senior leadership and staff regarding a variety of legal matters, including licensing, copyright, trademark, and patents. Cummings is developing a comprehensive, integrated organizational approach to intellectual property management within the Association.
Diane Scott-Lichter is Publisher and Head of the Scientific Publishing Division at the American Association for Cancer Research. Prior positions include Senior Director, Publishing at The Endocrine Society and Publisher of Medical Journals for Blackwell Publishing in Malden, Mass. She has held positions in both journals and book publishing at the American Cancer Society, Elsevier Science Inc., Carden Jennings Publishing Company, and the American Chemical Society. Active in many professional associations, Scott-Lichter is the current President of the Council of Science Editors, and has been a member of its Board of Directors and that of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
Douglas LaFrenier is Director of Publication Sales & Market Development at the American Institute of Physics, where, among other duties, he manages consortia sales for publishers on the Scitation platform. He has held previous positions at Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, the Scientific American Library, and Robert Ubell Associates, a publishing consulting firm in New York City. He is a member of the Special Libraries Association, the North American Serials Interest Group, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and is a former member of the SSP Board of Directors. Doug has been a frequent speaker at meetings of SSP, PSP, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, and the Charleston Conference.
Edward Cilurso is the Vice President of Production for Taylor & Francis LLC. In that role, he oversees the North American production operations for a program of nearly 600 academic journals.
He is also in charge of the company’s ambitious Central article Tracking System (CATS), which performs content management across the company’s nearly 1,400 journals.
Ed has been with Taylor & Francis over 11 years.
Eleanore Tapscott, Director of Publications, American Society of Hematology
Eleanore Tapscott has been involved with scientific publishing for over 20 years. As director of publishing for American Society of Hematology for the past 3 years, she is responsible for long-term strategic planning for the society’s publishing program, including content rights licensing. Ms. Tapscott is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley.
Elizabeth Solaro currently works at the AMA where she is responsible for marketing and promotions for JAMA and the Archives Journals. She has held positions as International Sales Manager in the books division at the University of Chicago Press, Senior Book Editor at Quintessence Publishing, and Medical Translations Editor at Georg Thieme Verlag.
Elizabeth Turrisi is head of the Multimedia Publishing Department at CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. CFA Institute is the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations and has 95,000 voting members worldwide. CFA Institute publishes the Financial Analysts Journal,a variety of other serial publications and books, and online learning products incorporating audio, video, and interactive components.
Since joining CFA Institute in 1998, Elizabeth has overseen projects including the implementation and evolution of the publications and multimedia products areas of the CFA Institute website, implementation of an XML-based publications production workflow, and implementation of content management and archival processes using Documentum. CFA Institute is currently working on a project to manage all enterprise content (including publications content) through SharePoint to support an integrated member portal, mobile delivery, and social networking.
Elizabeth earned her BS in computer science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MS in computer science from Brown University.
Eric Pesanelli has worked in STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) Publishing for more than 15 years. As Editorial Art Manager for The American Physiological Society publications department, Eric has seen figure preparation go from the paste-up table to the electronic desktop environment. As the electronic workflow evolves, the “paste-up” aspect has taken a backseat to balancing the needs of an electronic production environment with the abilities of the users/authors.
Mr. Haber is Vice President and General Counsel of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that grants permissions and licenses to corporations, universities and other organizations and individuals for the use of the copyrighted works of publishers, authors and other copyright rightsholders, and collects and distributes royalties for those uses. Most recently, CCC has developed RIGHTSPHERE, the first Web-based rights advisory and management service that helps organizations promote collaboration and the free flow of published information while respecting copyright. Mr. Haber is responsible for all legal affairs of CCC, including the legal aspects of its copyright licensing businesses. He has participated in the development of each of the Company’s licensing programs and counsels senior management in the development of new programs and products, as well as in the regular business affairs of a 200-employee organization. Prior to joining CCC, Mr. Haber was a Senior Attorney at R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. (the original corporate parent of the Macy’s chain of department stores) with primary responsibility for its private-label design and manufacturing division and for all licensing and intellectual property matters.
Prior to joining Macy’s, Mr. Haber was of counsel to the New York City-based law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, practicing intellectual property, trade regulation and antitrust law. There, his clients, which he represented in litigation, commercial and counseling matters, were concentrated in the publishing and retailing fields. Mr. Haber holds bachelor’s (government), master’s (American history) and law degrees from schools of Harvard University. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.
Geoff Bilder joined CrossRef as Director of Strategic Initiatives in December 2006, prior to which he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd. since October of 2005. He has over 15 years experience as a technical leader in scholarly technology. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993 to provide advanced technology consulting on issues related to academic research, teaching and scholarly communication.
He later served as head of R&D in the IT department of Monitor Group, a management consulting firm based in Cambridge, MA. From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer at Ingenta. He has since worked and consulted extensively with publishers and librarians on how emerging social software technologies are likely to affect scholarly and professional researchers.
Greg Suprock is Vice President and General Manager of Cadmus’ Columbia, Maryland, facility. Cadmus is a Cenveo company offering full-service support to publishers in the Science, Technology and Medical (STM) market space. The Columbia office is responsible for Content Services activities, including copyediting, journal management, composition, and data conversion.
Prior to joining Cadmus, Greg worked for the Nature Publishing Group as emerging technology director. There he was responsible for teams working on the Nature Network, Nature Protocols, and other social software applications. Before joining NPG, Greg worked at The Sheridan Press in a variety of operational and technology roles, starting as composition manager and concluding as digital services director.
Gurvinder Batra is currently Founder & CTO of KiwiTech. Gurvinder is an entrepreneur and has previously co-founded Aptara with partners Rakesh Gupta, Anita Gupta and Neal Gupta.
In 1988, Gurvinder co-founded Aptara which has become the largest publishing services company in the world. Today, Aptara has over 3,500 employees in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany and India. Aptara was on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
In 2009, Gurvinder co-founded KiwiTech which is a mobile app development and e-book distribution company focused on mobile and Web platforms. The company is leveraging technology and a proven entrepreneurial team to provide cutting edge alternatives to distribution of content on various mobile platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Nokia.
Prior to launching Aptara, Gurvinder also started a company in India, a desktop publishing firm called Calligraphics. Earlier in his career he worked for D.C.M. Data Products, a well-known computer manufacturing company with headquarters in New Delhi.
Gurvinder graduated in 1987 from the prestigious engineering school, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, where he earned an engineering degree in electronics and communications.
Gurvinder is a frequent speaker in technology related conferences and was selected among top 10 CTO’s in the Washington DC area in 2008.
Jabin White is Director of Strategic Content for Wolters Kluwer Health’s Professional & Education Division. In this role, White is responsible for advising WK’s publishing teams on relevant technologies, collaboratively helping to determine product opportunities, and spearheading P&E’s digital content initiatives.
With a heavy background in XML theory and practice, White has spent most of his career evangelizing the benefits of markup languages and related technologies, including content management, workflow enhancements, and authoring tools.
Prior to joining WK, White served as Vice President, STM Sales for Scope eKnowledge Center, and VP of Product Development at Silverchair, Inc., a leading developer of information solutions for health care publishers.
Before Silverchair, White spent five years as Executive Director of Electronic Production at Elsevier, serving the Health Sciences Division. His group performed the production work for such products as MD Consult, Mosby’s Drug Consult, and The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists.
White started in health sciences publishing as an editorial assistant at Current Medicine, and learned SGML at Mosby in the mid-90’s, working on the drug reference Physicians GenRx. He has held electronic publishing positions at Mosby, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and Unbound Medicine. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in history and has a Masters in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
James Grimmelmann is Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School, teaching copyright, intellectual property, and Internet law. Previously, he was a resident Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Grimmelmann worked for Microsoft as a programmer and has been blogging since 2000. He studies how the law governing the creation and use of software affects the distribution of wealth, power, and freedom in society. As both a lawyer and a technologist, he aims to help these two groups speak intelligibly to each other. He writes on such topics as intellectual property, virtual worlds, search engines, electronic commerce, online privacy, and the use of software as a regulator.
As Senior Publishing Consultant, Janet works with academic, commercial, and reference publishers to support their marketing efforts. Prior to joining PCG, Janet was Associate Director for Journals Publishing at The MIT Press where she managed a diverse program of scholarly journals in arts and humanities, social sciences, and science. During her time at MIT Press, she also served on the Journals Committee of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, and on the board of the Association of American University Presses.
From her background in academic journals publishing, Janet has gained an extensive knowledge of online hosting platforms, journal publishing operations, and print-to-online strategies, which gives her the ability to work with publishers on a wide range of projects. Janet is also currently North American Editor of the journal Learned Publishing (published by ALPSP).
Jason Miller is Executive Publisher within the Global Medical Research division of Elsevier, with responsibility for a portfolio of society and proprietary journals in Orthopaedics, Critical Care and Dermatology. Jason joined Cell Press in 2005 as Society Publisher and was involved in the acquisition of the American Journal of Human Genetics and the Biophysical Journal, the first two society partners for the Press.
Prior to this he held journal acquisition and content licensing positions with Blackwell and NPG from 1996 to 2005. Jason began his career in publishing as managing editor for a society journal in 1994. Jason holds degrees in Politics and English.
Jennifer Pesanelli, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
As the Director of Publications, Ms. Pesanelli, oversees the publishing operations for The FASEB Journal and Journal of Leukocyte Biology, as well as directs FASEB AdNet, SPCNet, and FASEB Dues and Subscriptions-three groups that provide advertising sales, institutional subscription sales and membership and journal fulfillment respectively to not-for-profit, society publishers.
Prior to FASEB, Ms. Pesanelli worked for a STM commercial printer in the management and marketing division. She has served on the SSP Education Committee for the past two years and managed seminars including the Researcher Focus Group and the Librarian Focus Group.
Joanna Scott is a member of Nature Publishing Group’s Web Publishing Department. She began in industry and technical research, and for the last two years has worked primarily on the Elucian Islands, NPG’s presence in the virtual world of Second Life, organizing live lectures, discussions and conferences. Prior to joining NPG, she obtained a biology degree at Oxford University.
Jocelyn Dawson is the assistant marketing manager for the journals division of Duke University Press, where she has worked for seven years. She leads creative/production marketing staff in the promotion of five electronic collections and forty-six journals, mainly in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Jocelyn co-leads a discussion group on current issues in scholarly publishing at Duke University Press and serves on Duke University’s Digital Futures Task Force. She has served on the AAUP’s Scholarly Journals Committee and is currently serving on the SSP’s Annual Meeting Program Committee. Jocelyn has a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Band received a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985. Mr. Band’s areas of practice include intellectual property, administrative litigation, and Internet regulation. Mr. Band has written extensively on intellectual property and electronic commerce matters.
Additionally, Mr. Band has been a guest lecturer on intellectual property topics at the Yale Law School, the George Mason University School of Law, and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He has served on the Editorial Board of The Computer Lawyer, and has chaired many committees related to intellectual property including the National Information Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
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.
Karen Schmidt is University Librarian and University Copyright Officer at Illinois Wesleyan University. Prior to coming to IWU, Karen worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, where she was the Associate University Librarian for Collections. Karen has edited 2 editions on library acquisitions for ALA Press, and has a number of scholarly articles on library collection development and acquisitions, as well as library history. She has a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Current targets of her curiosity include serious gaming in higher education, archiving of web content as primary source material, and how the evolving world of publishing affects academic libraries.
Keith Collier is a Vice President at Thomson Reuters and General Manager of the ScholarOne Business, which provides workflow solutions to scholarly publishers and societies. He serves on the leadership team of the Scientific and Scholarly Research group within Healthcare & Science at Thomson Reuters. Keith has a BBA in Business from Baylor University and an MEd in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. Keith has been with ScholarOne since 2002 and prior to that worked 10 years at Accenture, an international business and technology consulting firm.
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.
Kevin Stranack is a research associate with the Public Knowledge Project, a research and development initiative of four universities in Canada and the United States, with the goal of increasing public access to scholarly publications. He works with editors, publishers, software developers, and librarians from around the world, helping them to find open source solutions to their information technology requirements.
Kimberly Steinle is the Library Relations Manager at Duke University Press. Kim is charged with building stronger partnerships between Duke University Press and the library community. In addition to acting as an advocate for libraries, representing their needs and concerns with regard to key business decisions, Kim has introduced a business model for consortial and institutional subscriptions by coordinating the sale of several electronic collections, negotiating site license agreements, and ensuring online access to Duke University Press content by library customers. She also represents Duke University Press at key library conferences and participates on committees such as the Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group.
Lee-Ann joined the British Library in 2007 to take up the post of Head of Scientific, Technical and Medical Information. For ten years prior to that, she worked in science policy and administration, and gained experience in the funding, university and medical research charity sectors. She has a PhD from the University of Western Australia where she studied the development of the visual system and completed postdoctoral research in the United States and at Oxford before moving into scientific administration.
Lisa serves as the CTO for Really Strategies, with primary responsibility for the RSuite CMS product vision and engineering. Lisa is a recognized industry professional and an expert in the design of XML-based content management systems. For many years, she managed Really Strategies’ consulting practice, providing guidance to publishers on technology choices, workflow engineering, and content design. Lisa is a co-founder of Really Strategies. Her projects include
* Designing and leading a staff of engineers in the development of RSuite CMS.
* Providing strategic and business analysis for various publishing technologies.
* Analyzing publishing workflows and recommending efficiencies to both tools and people processes.
* Leading content architecture design and requirements development.
* Implementing XML-based content management systems and integrating with popular publishing tools to provide complete end-to- end publishing solutions.
Lisa is a frequent presenter at industry tradeshows and has authored a chapter in the XML Handbook, Second Edition, edited by Dr. Charles Goldfarb and Paul Prescod. She is also a founding member of the Philadelphia XML Users’ Group.
As Senior Vice-President of Publishing Technology’s Scholarly Division, Louise is responsible for the management operations within the division, which include Client Management, Library Services, BBC Monitoring, advertising and scouting new markets. Louise’s 12 years in the electronic publishing industry have focused on client relations but also incorporated project management and editorial experience. Positions with primary and secondary publishers, as well as with intermediaries and software providers, have given her a breadth of expertise and a wealth of practical experience. Publishing Technology recently unveiled “IngentaConnect Mobile,” a service currently in beta trials that allows subscribers to read published content on their mobile devices via a lighter-to-load XML format.
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.
Mark joined the new Education division of Talis Information in September 2008 after enjoying sales and business development success at academic and corporate publishers such as Thomson Reuters, The Economist Intelligence Unit and Proquest Learning. He has 18 years of experience of the international electronic publishing market and is currently working with customers and content partners alike to shape the Talis Aspire commercial offering, as Talis Education broaden their client base internationally.
Talis Education was established to explore how learning technology and the semantic web can help shape tools for key stakeholders in global higher education, namely, the libraries, academics and students. As part of an initial foray into this area it is developing Talis Aspire, a next generation resource list management tool, with considerable input from a group of UK universities.
Dr. Mark Doyle has been with The American Physical Society for the past twelve years and is the Assistant Director, Journal Information Systems.
His main responsibilities include overseeing the APS IT infrastructure for all aspects of the APS Editorial Office including the peer-review process and the APS electronic archive (online services and XML design).
In addition, he provides advice on many aspects of APS’s publishing policies including issues relating to open access. Mark was a member of the editorial board of ALPSP’s journal ‘Learned Publishing’ from
2000-2007 and is a member of the CrossRef Technical Working Group. He came to APS after working for two years on the development of the arXiv.org e-Print Archive, then at Los Alamos.
He received a Ph.D. in high energy physics (string theory) from Princeton University in 1992 and had a postdoctoral position at The Rockefeller University until 1994.
Mary Jane Gavenda has been in the design and print management business since the beginnings of the desktop publishing revolution and has seen the industry change from rubyliths and light tables to color-calibrated monitors and digital printers.
In 1992, she started her own business, Publications Management, which she still runs. She currently works as a print designer and advisor on production issues for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens which publishes a journal, Hesperia, as well as books on archaeology and related Greek studies.
As the Director of Marketing, Melanie Dolechek oversees marketing, communication and new product development at Allen Press. Headquartered in Lawrence, KS, Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of print, online, distribution and publishing services.
Prior to joining the Allen Press team in 2006, Melanie directed marketing and operations activities at ACT, Inc. She received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a Masters of Science in Management from Baker University.
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 email@example.com .
Michiel van der Heyden is Head of Product Management for the Collaboration Tools group of Elsevier Science & Technology division. Collaboration tools are services that address major needs in the collaborative researcher’s workflow, such as identifying and evaluating experts in specific disciplines, building professional networks and information annotating & sharing.
He received his Masters in Industrial Design Engineering in 1996 from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, with a specialization on Business & Product Development. He has been a founder/partner of a Dutch web company, designing and implementing internet applications for customers in the Education and Cultural field. He worked as the Interim Head of the Central Public Services Department at the University Utrecht Library for 2 years. In 2004 he started working for Elsevier as a Senior Product Manager for ScienceDirect.
Nancy Winchester is the director of publications at the American Society of Plant Biologists, where she oversees the society’s peer review, production, and licensing activities. ASPB publishes two of the world’s top plant biology journals; an online open-access book on a model plant system; and a major plant biochemistry reference work/textbook, which is moving into its second edition (and spinning off an undergraduate-level text as well) via the society’s joint imprint with John Wiley & Sons.
Before joining ASPB eleven years ago, Nancy was editorial services director at the National Association of Social Workers, where she oversaw NASW’s extensive list of journals, books, and reference works.
Her prior editorial/production work includes positions at the American Physiological Society and the National Academy Press of the National Academy of Sciences. She has served SSP as a member of both the Education and Marketing Committees and is now on the SSP Research Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Boston University.
October Ivins is an independent consultant specializing in market research and pricing and marketing academic information products. She works primarily with societies, small publishers and university presses, helping them navigate customer expectations for electronic content. After a 20-year library career at UNC-Chapel Hill and LSU, she worked toward a library science doctorate at UT Austin focusing on pricing digital content and qualitative research methods. From 1998 until 2001, she was an executive at two dot coms. October is a frequent speaker at many library and publishing meetings, including ALA, ICOLC, NASIG, SSP, and TLA. She is active in ALA and is the current president of SSP.
Pablo Fernicola is a Group Manager at Microsoft, focused on the creation, workflow, and dissemination of scholarly articles and communication. Previously, Pablo played a leading role in the creation of the new development platform for Windows, Windows Presentation Foundation, and key roles in the development of several versions of Internet Explorer and Windows. With an early focus on web content, 3D graphics, and multimedia, Pablo’s industry experience spans Microsoft, Apple, and Intergraph corporations. Pablo received a Master’s degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.
Patricia Bowers Hudson is Senior Marketing Manager, U.S., for Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press. Tricia manages the U.S. Journals Marketing Department, implementing and analyzing marketing campaigns directed at academics, researchers, and librarians in North and South America. The team also conducts international marketing campaigns across a wide range of academic disciplines, spanning the humanities, social sciences, science, and medicine. After graduating from Duke University and the Radcliffe Publishing Course, Tricia began her career in marketing at the Voyager Company, a pioneer new media publisher. She later joined the journals marketing department of Duke University Press. She joined OUP in 1999.
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
Philip Roberts is the End-User Business Analyst at CABI Publishing, a global publishing, information management, and international development organisation focused on Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Philip has held several roles within CABI, including one year as the Environmental Content Development, followed by three years as Business Innovations Executive. Prior to joining CABI, Philip worked as a freelance statistician and obtained a PhD in Ecological Statistics from the University of Birmingham, U.K.
Philip is known to be one of the early adopters of gadgets within CABI and has been a beta tester on a couple of data visualisation languages and data marketing projects.
Ray Colon started his career in STM Publishing in 1995 working for Humana Press, a Springer imprint. Ray was responsible for book and journal sales, and supporting direct marketing activities. In 2000 he joined Elsevier as an account manager in Elsevier’s Bibliographic Databases group, responsible for sales and product development of EMBASE, Science Direct and SCOPUS.
Ray joined Springer’s eBook team in 2005, and played a key role in developing and launching the Springer eBook Collection. During the past two years, Ray has been General Manager for Humana Press, responsible for the launch of SpringerProtocols.com. Ray is currently responsible for business and journal development, and is tasked with increasing the quality of Springer’s journal portfolio via acquisitions, and in that capacity works closely on the Springer Open Choice TM program.
Rich Pirozzi is Director of Customer Development for the Higher Education division of John Wiley & Sons. He is responsible for the acquisition and support of customers using Wiley’s digital higher education product offerings – notably WileyPlUS – including overseeing such aspects as training, technical support, and fulfillment. Rich is a 1992 graduate of Gettysburg College (BA in management), with 17 years’ work experience in higher education publishing sales, marketing, and business and customer development.
Sarah has spent over 20 years in the scholarly information industry. For 10 years she worked for Academic Press and John Wiley & Sons in sales and marketing, and product and business development, particularly with reference to journals. Sarah has also worked for Catchword and Ingenta, providing publishers with tailored web-based services for their online journals and other e-products. Before starting Red Sage Sarah worked for over 5 years for INASP, the development agency committed to making scholarly information accessible in developing countries. She was responsible for negotiating country-wide license agreements to 20,000+ journals from 40 of the worlds leading publishers and aggregators on behalf of 30+ countries.
In July 2007, Sarah started her own consultancy – Red Sage Consulting – providing sales and marketing, business development, training and research services to publishers, libraries and others in the scholarly information industry. To date, Sarah has provided consultancy to a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit publishers and to industry bodies such ALPSP. Sarah also provides licensing and negotiation skills training to academic libraries through UKSG.
In July 2008, Sarah also took on the part-time role of Secretary General to the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries (ASA), the world-wide trade & professional body for subscriptions agents and intermediaries which upholds standards of integrity and reliability in the information supply chain.
Having worked within academic libraries since 1986, P. Scott Lapinski is currently the Digital Resources and Services Librarian at the Francis A. Countway Library at Harvard Medical School. As a member of the both the library’s Reference department and the Countway Center for Biomedical Informatics, Scott has a diverse array of responsibilities ranging from systems development, digital archiving projects, research consultations and bibliographic instruction. Over the last 18 months, in collaboration with both university colleagues and liaisons at Harvard’s Affiliated Hospitals, Scott has been a leader in providing Harvard researchers with workshops, raising awareness, and offering support for the NIH Public Access Policy.
A Massachusetts native with degrees from the University of Massachusetts (B.A) and Simmons College (M.S.), Scott has also worked as a Systems Librarian for Amherst College, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Toledo. Having presented regularly at conferences including EDUCAUSE and the American Society of Information Science and Technology, he also regularly contributes book reviews to JASIST and Choice.
Before moving to GWU in 2006, Steven Mandeville-Gamble was Head of the Special Collections Research Center at the NCSU Libraries (from 2004) and previously Assistant Head of Special Collections at Stanford University. He holds an MLIS from UC, Berkeley, an MA in Sociolinguistic Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University.
Mr. Mandeville-Gamble was one of the earliest adopters of the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) standard in the country, and has been an active member and contributor throughout his career on various committees and working groups that have shaped the adoption of EAD.
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.
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.
Terry Hulbert is AIP’s Director of Business of Development. His responsibilities include leading product development activities in support of key strategic initiatives, developing new business and securing successful strategic partnerships. He also supports publisher relations activities within the STM publishing industry through speaking engagements and representation on industry bodies.
Married with two children, Terry’s overriding passions are Manchester City and Hampshire County Cricket Club. He’s currently attempting to teach his son the ‘slog sweep’ and how to bowl the perfect ‘googly’. He continues to learn American English.
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.
Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Tom received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined inter-war interest in science and its history in diverse cultural contexts, including museums, universities, World’s Fairs and the mass media. A research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and a fellow of the Science Museum, London, Tom has lectured and written extensively on the history of popular science, the history of museums, history and new media, and the changing role of history in society. In addition to managing general operations at CHNM, Tom directs several of its online history projects, including Omeka, the September 11 Digital Archive, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800, and Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives. Tom blogs at Found History and is a regular on the Digital Campus podcast.
Trisha L. Davis is Associate Professor and Head, Serials, Electronic Resources and Rights Management Department at The Ohio State University Libraries. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, Columbus Program, teaching graduate courses in technical services, serials, cataloging, and academic libraries. A recognized expert in the field of licensing, Davis has demonstrated leadership in developing many courses, workshops, articles, and presentations about electronic resources and licensing. She was awarded the ALA ALCTS 2000 Bowker/Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award and the 2009 ALCTS Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for her contributions and outstanding leadership in the field of acquisitions.
Victor Henning is a doctoral student and lecturer at the Bauhaus-University of Weimar. In October 2007, he co-founded Mendeley, a desktop- and web-application for managing and sharing research papers and discovering research trends. Based in London, Mendeley is backed by the executives who built Skype, Last.fm and Warner Music Group.
Since 2007, Vikram Savkar has been Senior Vice President and Publishing Director at Nature Publishing Group, responsible for designing and launching Nature Education. Prior to this position, he held a number of leadership roles at Pearson Education, with responsibility (among other roles) for developing and implementing digital growth strategies and evolving custom publishing capabilities. Before joining Pearson, he worked for three years as the assistant to Maestro Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Savkar graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics and classics.
Will is the Director of Web Content Management for ASHA and is responsible for leading the planning and implementation of Web content for ASHA’s Web sites including the development and management of the team’s Web projects. He has over 15 years of web experience. Before coming to ASHA, he was the Manager of Electronic Operations at a B2B publishing company. He managed operations for over 20 B2B Web sites and provided oversight for all electronic newsletter and magazine publishing and distribution. Before that, he worked at the World Bank producing various knowledge management CD-ROMs.
Bill Silberg is Vice President for Publishing and Communications at the New York Academy of Sciences, a position he assumed in June 2006. He came to the Academy after spending three years as Senior Vice President for Communications and Publishing at The Commonwealth Fund, an independent, private foundation that studies and supports research on health care policy and social issues. At Commonwealth, he oversaw an overhaul of the foundation’s web site, dramatically increasing the Fund’s professional and public visibility.
Prior to joining Commonwealth in 2003, Mr. Silberg was Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at Medscape from WebMD, the online portal for health and medical professionals worldwide. Mr. Silberg joined Medscape in March after spending 13 years in publishing at the American Medical Association, the last four as Web Editor and Editorial Director for Medical News and New Media at JAMA. Previously, he served as Associate Director for Public Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals and, prior to that, spent seven years with United Press International as a reporter, editor and bureau chief in Albany, NY; Detroit; Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Zsolt Silberer has been in the STM and educational publishing market space for over 15 years, having held product management and market development positions within Thomson, Swets Information Services, and Ebrary. He was actively involved in management consulting for the media industry in the UK and Europe. At Thomson Learning, he led the transition from print to online/interactive learning, and at ISI, he oversaw developments for the Current Awareness products, web classifications, and pay-per-view initiatives. At Swets and Ebrary, he played a key role in improving marketing and market-facing programs. At Wolters Kluwer he leads a product innovation group in the development of the electronic platforms, products and business models.