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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 1B: Making Innovation Happen

Concurrent 1B: Making Innovation Happen

Innovation is no longer seen as something only done by start-up technology companies, but as something needed at all levels of every organization. However, many publishers (including associations) have become successful through their stability and consistency. So how can we ensure that we do not become extinct, but rather have a place at the 21st century table? This session will examine the process of innovation from a variety of viewpoints: publisher, association, library, and start-up company. Each presenter will offer a case study of innovation in their organization, highlighting the successes and difficulties they encountered, and sharing the steps they have taken to allow innovation to happen every day.
Moderator: Alice Meadows, Wiley


Kim Dulin, Harvard Law Library
Kim Dulin is the Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. The Harvard Library Innovation Lab develops innovative tools for the web designed to share the knowledge, expertise, and benefits that libraries have traditionally provided and imagines what libraries can and should be in the future. Kim has been Co-Director of the Lab (along with David Weinberger) for the past three years while also serving as Associate Director for Collection Development and Digital Initiatives at the Harvard Law Library. In addition to her experience as an academic law librarian, Kim has served as practicing attorney and an adjunct professor of law. Kim has a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, an MS from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and a BA from the University of Iowa.
David Steinberg, Knode Inc
Mr. Steinberg is a Partner at PureTech Ventures. As a member of PureTech, Mr. Steinberg has served as founding CEO and board member of portfolio companies Enlight Biosciences, Endra Inc., Vedanta Biosciences, Entrega Biosciences and Knode Inc. Previously, he was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and Vertex Partners, focusing on R&D and product strategy and strategic alliances for Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Before that he worked as a research associate in Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals’ R&D organization. He is also a member of the UChicago Tech Innovation Fund Advisory Committee. Mr. Steinberg received his BA in Biology with distinction from Cornell University and graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in strategy and finance. Twitter: @davidasteinberg”
Todd Toler, Wiley
Todd Toler is Vice President, Digital Product Management at John Wiley & Sons. In this role, Todd develops and implements business and product strategies, on a global basis, for the Global Research, Wiley’s scientific & scholarly publishing division. His mission: to understand the challenges that customers face, craft digital solutions to them, and expertly communicate with the global audience of researchers, professionals, and advertisers.
Todd also sits on Wiley’s Research Innovations leadership team, which provides integrated digital research tools and services that support scientists throughout the research workflow cycle. Todd formerly held positions at Wiley as Director & Publisher, Wiley Online Library as well as Director of User Experience, and has over 15 years of new product development, product management, user experience and customer research experience at Wiley, Thomson-Reuters, Sachs Insights and Merrill Lynch.

Robert Harington, American Mathematical Society
Robert M. Harington is Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society. Robert has the responsibility for driving strategic growth and management of the AMS publishing program for books, journals and electronic products. Robert also serves on the MathJax Steering Committee.

Robert came to the AMS from the American Institute of Physics, where he served as Publisher, successfully leading AIP’s move away from its traditional role as a provider of publishing services, moving on to focus on serving the publishing needs of its member societies and AIP’s own journals.

He has forged an international career working in both non-profit and commercial settings, with rich experience across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Robert holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in chemistry from the University of London.

The AMS has maintained an active publishing program for over 100 years and has established a reputation as one of the top publishers of advanced mathematics in the world, with over 3000 books in print, 23 journals, and Mathematical Reviews(r) (MathSciNet(r)).

The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematics research and scholarship, and serves the national and international community through its meetings, publications, advocacy, and other programs. The Society’s offices in Providence, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC employ 210 people. There are over 30,000 individual members and 570 institutions worldwide that benefit from membership in the Society.

Organisation twitter: @amermathsoc ”