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2012 SSP 34th Annual Meeting “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”

Concurrent 4C: A Primer on Open Access Publishing Lessons from the Field

Concurrent 4C: A Primer on Open Access Publishing Lessons from the Field


Elizabeth Nolan, The Optical Society
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.
Daniel Kulp, American Physical Society
Daniel Kulp has worked in the Editorial Office of the American Physical Society (APS) for over 15 years. Initially hired as an Assistant Editor for Physical Review B in 1996, he has since become the Editorial Director for all the APS journals. During this time he has been involved in all aspects of publishing including peer-review, production, distribution, and personnel and financial management of journals. He has been at the forefront of APS’s efforts in Open Access publishing by managing the development and launch of Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, the Free to Read program, and Physical Review X. Publishing 19,000 articles and 150,000 pages of Physics annually, the APS Journals are among the most visible and highly respected journals in Physics publishing.
Diane Geraci, Central European University
As Associate Director for Information Resources, Diane Geraci is one of four Associates on the leadership team of the MIT Libraries, with direct responsibility for acquisitions, metadata and enterprise systems; collections strategy and management; curation and preservation services; information delivery and library access; and Institute Archives and special collections. She is also actively engaged with the work of the Library’s Office of Scholarly Publishing and Licensing. Prior to moving to MIT in 2008, she served as Librarian for the Social Sciences at Harvard College Library; held joint appointments as the Director of Science Libraries at the University of Michigan Library and Faculty Associate at ICPSR; and held various positions at the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex and at Binghamton University Libraries. Diane currently serves on the ACM Library Advisory Board, IEEE Library Advisory Council, ORCID Board, and representative on the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).