2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting
Seminar 3: Publishing Strategy: To Partner or not to Partner?
What do actual publishers do and why are third-party publishers still relevant partners for authors, editors, societies, funders, and librarians? Presenters will discuss the role that publishers play (positive and negative), what services third-party publishers provide that are most useful to societies, and for some, why societies may choose to remain as independent publishers. Arming attendees with eloquent, reasoned, and evidenced-based responses about the role of third-party publishers, this session will focus on a diverse set of approaches to communicating use cases to relevant stakeholder communities, as well as the publishing industry at large.
Moderator: Nawin Gupta, Informed Publishing Solutions, Inc.
Nawins experience in publishing spans nearly 40 years. During his career, Nawin has advanced publishing programs of professional societies (American Bar Association and American Medical Association), university presses (Iowa and Chicago), and commercial publishers (Reed Elsevier). Nawin has a PhD in Mass Communications from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida. He has served in many volunteer positions in the publishing industry, including executive boards of the PSP Division of the Association of American Publishers, the International Association of STM Publishers, the Association of Medical Publishers, and CrossRef.