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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 5D: Publishers and the Developing World…

Stakeholder Perspectives
Concurrent 5D: Publishers and the Developing World: Philanthropy, Partnerships, Markets?

Strategies for developing a scholarly publishing presence in the developing world can range from benign neglect, through altruistic outreach and profile conscious corporate social responsibility, to focussed efforts to identify opportunities for market development. If you feel that you would like to be more active in these territories or would like to reassess your current strategies for them, then this session will aim to provide you with useful insights into how access to scientific research facilitates economic and social development, and the role that publishers and others in the scholarly communication cycle can play in this process. Our panel of four will share what they have discovered about the impact which their current activities are having in target communities and will then respond to a series of questions.


Alicia Wise, Elsevier
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.
Janet Remmington, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Janet Remmington is an Editorial Director in the Journals division at Taylor & Francis with regional responsibility for Africa and with global subject oversight for Arts & Humanities. Janet has worked in scholarly publishing for over 15 years across a range of disciplinary areas and has set up many publishing partnership and co-publishing arrangements with universities, societies, and organizations around the world. She has long been involved with public-private collaborations and with developing country access and author initiatives. She pursues research interests in African Studies which complement her work and travels.
Lucy Browse, INASP
Lucy Browse leads INASP’s relationships with international publishing partners, negotiating free and low-cost access to e-resources on behalf of INASP’s partner and network countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her role is part of INASPs Research Access and Availability team, which works to enable sustainable relationships between publishers and country partners, support the development of library consortia and other national bodies, and increase awareness and use of e-resources amongst librarians and researchers. Lucy directs Publishers for Development (PfD), a joint INASP and Association of Commonwealth Universities initiative that brings together academic publishers and developing country colleagues to discuss the importance of sustainable access to information for development. Lucy has many years of experience in working within a sales and marketing capacity in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing sectors and has worked in capacity development initiatives to strengthen research in higher education for over 7 years.
Richard Gedye, STM
Since January 2011, Richard has been working for the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) as director of their outreach programmes, including Research4Life, which is the collective name for four programmes in which nearly 200 scientific publishers provide researchers, students, physicians and other professionals in the developing world with free or minimal cost access to up to 14,000 journals and 25,000 books. Previously Richard has worked in academic journals publishing at Macmillan and at Oxford University Press, where he held a number of positions, including director of sales, marketing, and research. In 2002 he helped found COUNTER, an international organisation which has established a code of practice for vendor-based online usage statistics, and which he chaired for eight years .