2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting
Amira Aaron is currently the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources at Northeastern University, where she is responsible for collections, technical services, and information access and discovery. Previously, she was Director for Information Resources at Brandeis University and before that was at Harvard University as the Manager of Digital Access and Content. Amira also worked for several years providing library services at various subscription agencies. Her particular interests deal with the management of electronic resources, next generation library management and discovery systems, and library standards. Amira was a past President of NETSL, the New England Technical Service Librarians, and currently co-chairs the ALA Interest Group for Acquisitions Managers and Vendors. This year, Amira received the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services. She has been a frequent speaker on topics related to the open sharing of metadata, content in discovery systems, and the management and discovery of electronic resources in libraries.
Euan Adie is the founder of Altmetric, a data science start up based in London that helps publishers, funders and institutions explore the wider online impact of their work. Before that he was a senior product manager at Nature Publishing Group, where he looked after products ranging from an online reference manager to NPG’s mobile apps. Originally a computer scientist, Euan became interested in STM publishing and the concept of post-publication review after working as a bioinformatics researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2005 and 2009 he ran postgenomic.com, which aggregated blog posts written by life scientists about published scholarly articles.
Becky Albitz is the Associate College Librarian for Collection Management at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Previously she was the Electronic Resources and Copyright Librarian at Penn State, Head Librarian at Penn State Shenango, Media and Performing Arts Librarian at NYU, and the Media Librarian at the University of Iowa. She received her undergraduate degrees in film and English from the University of Rochester, a masters in film from Penn State, an MLS from The University of Pittsburgh, and her doctorate in higher education from Penn State. Becky has published widely and given numerous presentations on media, electronic resource licensing, and copyright issues. Her most recent publication is Rethinking Collection Development and Management, which she co-edited for Libraries Unlimited.
Eric D. Albright has been the Director of the Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library since August of 2002. At Tufts he has overseen a complete renovation of the library and redefined the role of the library in the school. Previously, he was the Assistant Director for Public Services at Duke University. He has served as chair and member of panels for the American Library Associations Office for Accreditation. Mr. Albright was the Principle Investigator for the Tufts SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages) outreach subcontract with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s New England Region. He is the author of over 80 reviews of books and journals published in Library Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Elaine is the Chief, Library Service for the Boston VA Healthcare System’s three campuses. A member of the New England VA Library Re-design Task Force, she helped develop a consolidated network-wide 24/7 virtual knowledge library accessible across VA New England. She provides client-focused service for clinicians and researchers as well as supporting several research teams on care coordination, mental health recovery, and service line management. Working directly with clinicians and researchers at the front lines she partners with clinical staff to integrate e-resources into clinical decision making, teaching and research. One of the co-developers of the MLA CE program on Diagnostic Error and the Librarian’s Role in Patient Safety, Elaine believes medical librarian’s transforming roles perfectly align us with the clinical and research staffs ever-changing information needs. Moving librarians out of the library place to where information needs occurat the point of care and research benefits everyone: clinicians, researchers and patients. Prior to joining the Boston VA Healthcare System, Elaine earned her MLS from the University of Maryland School of Library and Information Services. Shes held positions at the JHMI Welch Medical Library, the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library, Elsevier Science Publisher’s North American EMBASE Department, Harvard’s Countway Medical Library, and the VA Technology Assessment Program, where she was Informationist and Knowledge Manager. Elaine is a past President of the Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network, and the 2013 recipient of their Vagainas Librarian of the year award.
Dr Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Altman is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to arriving at MIT, Dr. Altman served at Harvard University for fifteen years as the Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Archive, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences. Dr. Altman conducts research in social science, information science and research methods — focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics; and on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge.
Kent R. Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and its parent company, STRIATUS. He is currently the President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, and a member of the Journal Oversight Committee for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Over the past 20 years, he has been an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Societys Publishing Division, Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine., and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has worked in many roles during his career, including writer, editor, designer, and publisher. He writes and speaks occasionally on topics of interest to scholarly publishers and leaders. Kent has a graduate degree in business, and an undergraduate degree in English.
Helen Atkins has been working in publishing for more years than she now cares to remember. She joined PLOS in 2013; prior to that, she was Editorial Director in the publishing division of the American Association for Cancer Research, worked at HighWire Press, and spent many years at ISI (now Thomson Reuters) in a variety of positions.
Shaun Barriball has worked in the mobile industry for 10 years, always at the forefront of technology with experience across all aspects of the mobile content value chain. In 2005 Shaun founded Mobile IQ, a leading provider of mobile solutions including AppStudio an award winning tablet publishing platform. He was named in the Global Telecoms 40 under 40, he serves on the digital advisory board of the BBC, and is a regular speaker on mobile and digital publishing. AppStudio is used by many of the leading titles in the STM market for digital publishing including the BMJ, NEJM and EASL.
Jean Bauer is Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University. She received her Ph.D in Early American History at University of Virginia, where she was recruited as one of the first graduate fellows at the Scholars Lab. Bauers research pushes the traditional boundaries of historical scholarship with the symbiotic relationship between her dissertation (Revolution-Mongers: Launching the U.S. Foreign Service, 1775-1825) and the digital resource The Early American Foreign Service Database (an open source, open-access secondary source on the diplomats consuls, and special agents sent out by the various early American governments). Bauer is also an accomplished database architect with many digital projects to her credit. She is currently lead developer for Project Quincy, an open source Ruby on Rails application with a MySQL database utilizing data about people, places, and organizations to tract how social networks and institutions develop over time and through space, and DAVILA, an open source database schema visualization annotation tool.
Grace Baynes is Head of Communications for Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan, where she is responsible for global corporate communications, editorial press office, social media and community outreach. Prior to joining NPG in 2007 to build their corporate communications function, Grace was Head of Marketing and Public Relations for BioMed Central, and developed their marketing and PR strategies in the formative years of open access publishing. Grace began her career at Elsevier working in editorial and corporate communications. Chair of the STM Associations communications committee, she is active in science communication, STEM education, and publishing industry initiatives.
Betsy Bellar joined The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in August 2011 as the Director of the JBJS Product Line. In this position, Betsy is responsible for the editorial, production, and manufacturing of JBJS products. Before joining JBJS, Betsy was the VP of Production for Accela Communications and then KIT Digital in Boston, from 2000-2011. Accela Communications provided a suite of software and services to produce, deliver, and measure interactive video communications across a wide range of industries. KIT Digital purchased Accela in 2010. In her role, Betsy was responsible for the production and publishing of all video programs. From 1994-2000, Betsy was the Assistant Director of Production for Harvard Business School Publishing. There, she led efforts to select and architect a digital content management system, select a digital rights management partner, and numerous electronic-book projects. At the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Betsy held several positions over the course of thirteen years. As Manager of the Electronic Publishing Special Interest group (EPSIG) she was active in setting electronic publishing standards in a joint venture with the Association of American Publishers. She holds a BS in Business Administration, with a major in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.
Chris Biemesderfer directs the publishing program for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), which publishes the world’s leading journals in astrophysics research. In the past, Chris has served on SSP’s Education Committee, and presently he serves on PSP’s Journals Committee. Trained as an astronomer, Chris has long-standing interest in the dissemination of data for re-use and brings extensive experience and sensibility about digital publishing to the present interest in the academy about publication of data.
Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, the institutional repository (Deep Blue), the Copyright Office, and the Text Creation Partnership. Bonn has also been an assistant professor of English at Albion College and taught at Sichuan International Studies University (Chongqing, China) and Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey). She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, masters and doctoral degrees in American Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a masters in information and library science from the University of Michigan.
Amy Brand joined Digital Science in 2014 as VP Academic and Research Relations and VP North America to manage our US office and develop commercial, policy, and research relationships with North American research institutions. From 2008 to 2013, Brand worked at Harvard University, first as Program Manager of the Office for Scholarly Communication and then as Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Information. Before moving to Harvard, she held long-term positions as an Executive Editor at the MIT Press and as Director of Business and Product Development at CrossRef. Brand was a founding member of the ORCID Board of Directors and regularly serves in advisory roles for key community initiatives in digital scholarship. She holds a B.A. in linguistics from Barnard College and a PhD in cognitive science from MIT.
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.
Christopher Burghardt is Vice President, Product & Market Strategy within the Scientific & Scholarly Research business unit, based in the Philadelphia office. He is responsible for the product strategy and development for the Web of Science and associated scientific and research databases. He also oversees content selection and editorial policy for journals, books, conference proceedings, and research data sets. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the National Federation of Advanced Information Services, a non-profit organization for those who create, aggregate, organize, and provide access to information. Chris holds a BA from Villanova University in Villanova, PA and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Michael Cairns is Chief Executive Officer of Publishing Technology, the world-leading provider of content solutions to the industry. Until recently, he was COO of the companys Online Division, responsible for the ingentaconnect and pub2web platforms, which include client management, product development & strategy, library services, engineering and scouting new markets. Michael has spent 20 years in digital publishing, having consulted with and managed organizations deep in the transition from traditional print-based media to online delivery. He has held numerous advisory and board roles within the industry and speaks regularly at conferences around the world.
Ed Carey, Associate Director, Academic Journals and Books is responsible for design, production, and manufacture in print and online of Cambridge journals and books published in the New York office. Ed has been with Cambridge since 1988, starting as Journals Production Supervisor. Previously Ed worked in various roles for the STM publisher Alan R. Liss from 19831988. Most of Eds experience is with journals and in his current role at Cambridge, where the New York office produces nearly 100 journals, he is particularly interested in building a production editorial team that provides the highest possible level of excellent service to existing and new society partners.
Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and the Haworth Press. Todd is active on twitter @TAC_NISO and blogs regularly as a member of the Scholarly Kitchen. He also serves the Society of Scholarly Publishing as its Secretary/Treasurer.
John Chodacki, Product Director at Public Library of Science (PLOS), has spent most of his career designing, developing and leading digital publishing initiatives. Before joining PLOS, he managed cross-functional product teams at OReilly Media, Safari Books Online, Creative Edge, Zinio, and VIZ Media. He holds a BA in Anthropology and African American Studies from Grinnell College and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Gail Clement is an academic/science research librarian with extensive experience in scientific and grey literature publishing, copyright education, and digital scholarship support. An Associate Professor in the Office of Scholarly Communication at Texas A&M, she leads the Universitys ORCID integration and manages the Online Access to Knowledge (OAK) fund covering authors OA publishing fees. Beyond Texas A&M, Gail serves on the American Geophysical Unions Publishing Committee; the Association of College and Research Libraries Research and Scholarly Environment Committee; and the Research Data Alliances Legal Interoperability Interest Group. Gail blogs, publishes, and speaks regularly on scholarly communication topics.
Keith is Vice President of Business Development for Research Square LLC, the business behind Rubriq, American Journal Experts (AJE), and JournalGuide.com. Prior to joining Research Square in 2012, Keith was a Vice President in the Scientific and Scholarly Research business for Thomson Reuters where he was General Manager of ScholarOne. Keith has degrees in Business Management and Information Systems from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia.
Merce Crosas, Ph.D., is the Director of Data Science at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. Her group includes the Dataverse Network project, data acquisition and curation, the Murray Research Archive, statistical programming (Zelig and related R statistical packages), and the Consilience project on text analysis. She is affiliated with the Seamless Astronomy group and currently collaborating with a Sloan funded project to persistently link journals to data, and NSF funded projects to develop data privacy tools and data sociometric tools, and visualize geospatial data by connecting Dataverse and WorldMap. Before joining IQSS, Crosas worked in the educational software and biotech industries. Prior to that, she was at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, first completing work for her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Rice University, and later as a researcher and software engineer. Crosas also earned a B.S. in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.
Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been active in staff development and training for public services; has written on various library services topics, and has either planned or presented at various local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Dawes earned his Master of Library Science from Rutgers University, and has two additional Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of the American Library Association and is the 2013-14 president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Dr. Mark Doyle has been with the American Physical Society for over 17 years and is now Director, Journal Information Systems. His main responsibilities are to oversee and manage the infrastructure, budget, and personnel for all IT-related aspects of the APS Editorial Office including the systems associated with the peer-review process, the online journals, and the journal archive. In addition, he is directly involved in the Society’s strategic planning and helps develop APS’s publishing policies such as those concerning Open Access. Mark is currently the Chair of the CHORUS Technical Working Group. He also serves on NISO’s Standing Committee for JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ORCIDs Multiple Assertions Working Group, and CrossRefs Prospect Working Group. In the past, he has sat on the editorial board of ALPSP’s journal “”Learned Publishing””, served on a variety of CrossRef Technical Working Groups, the original NLM Advisory Panel on the NLM DTD, as well as a variety of early ORCID working groups. He came to APS after working for two years on the development of the arXiv.org e-print archive, then located at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in high energy physics (string theory) from Princeton University in 1992 and held a postdoctoral position at The Rockefeller University until 1994.
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.
Matt Dunie’s professional experience includes executive-level positions at ProQuest LLC (formerly ProQuest/CSA) where he led high-performing teams in driving business growth while increasing operating margins. During his tenure at ProQuest/CSA, Mr. Dunie negotiated and/or managed the acquisition and integration of 18 product lines and/or companies, built an international company with 12 sales, editorial and operations offices around the world and created several industry-leading and disruptive products and platforms, including two patented inventions enabling the search and indexing of captioned objectes within scholarly literature.
Mr. Dunie has founded or co-founded three information and content application services companies: including Insight Publications, RefWorks, and, most recently, LabArchives, a hosted information management technology designed to enhance the workflow of laboratory researchers. Mr. Dunie has held numerous professional association board positions and currently serves on the advisory board of Third Iron.
Mikael Engebretson, Director of Publications at the American Academy of Neurology, has been in medical publishing for over 25 years. Mike has served as Publisher at established industry leaders such as Mosby, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier as well as medical content start-ups and development stage companies. He has led the development of successful medical electronic product lines in collaboration with world-leading subject matter experts, usually in the earliest stages of those emerging markets or technologies. He has developed and launched medical reference and educational products on laser videodisc, multimedia CD-ROM, web-enabled CD-ROMs, web sites, and mobile apps. His current passion is in print-to-electronic transition planning for the AAN by leveraging next generation development strategies and business models within the evolving Web/Mobile healthcare ecosystem.
Martin Fenner graduated from the Medical School of the Free University Berlin, and is a board-certified oncologist who has worked many years treating cancer patients and doing cancer research. In 2008 he started the blog Gobbledygook to write about scholarly communication from a researcher perspective. He is involved in Open Researcher & Contributor ID, and in May 2012 joined the Open Access Publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) to become the technical lead of their Article-Level Metrics project.
Jennifer has held editorial and production positions with The Journal of Neuroscience, the American Diabetes Association, The Plant Cell, and PNAS. She spent several years as the Director of Client Services for Aries Systems Corporation assisting scholarly publishers with the implementation of online peer review and production tracking software. In 2013, Jennifer joined Dartmouth Journal Services as their Director of Publishing Services, overseeing the production and client services departments for the organization.
Professor Peter Fox is Tetherless World Constellation Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Computer Science, and Director of Information Technology and Web Science at RPI. He researches solar and solar-terrestrial physics, ocean and environmental informatics, computational and computer science, and distributed semantic data frameworks. Peter works to bridge gaps between science and distributed data and information systems to support community activities utilizing usecase-driven design leading a number of working groups. He is also the Chair of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Union Commission on Data and Information and President of the Earth Science Information Partners and is on the Board of several key informatics- and data-related journals.
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,Â 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 .
As Head of Knowledge Discovery, Nicko oversees businesses and products that help researchers more effectively access online scientific text and related metaÂ-data, and uncover new data and relationships related to their research. Nicko came to Digital Science as a coÂfounder of SureChem, which was acquired by Macmillan in late 2009. Both SureChem, and Reel Two, a previous startÂ-up which Nicko also coÂ-founded, made extensive use of text mining, search and database technologies across large full text datasets. Prior to becoming a software entrepreneur, Nicko worked in financial journalism and travel writing (the former helping fund the latter). His interests include Chinese language, bluegrass guitar and faster-Âthan-Âlight travel, along with the more accessible, earthbound variety.
Laurie Goodman, PhD, is the Editor-in-Chief for the international open-access open-data journal GigaScience, co-published by BGI and BioMed Central. Dr. Goodman received her BS and MS from Stanford University in 1986, and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago in 1991. During her graduate work, she published a novel, A Spell of Deceit, with Del Rey Books. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder then left the bench in 1995 to work as Assistant Editor at Nature Genetics. In 1997, she moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press to serve as the Executive Editor of Genome Research and Managing Editor of Learning & Memory. In 2006, she started her own company, Goodman Writing & Editing, which provides a variety of services including manuscript writing seminars and high-level editing of scientific manuscripts, with a specialty in editing manuscripts from non-native English speakers.
Toby Green, Head of Publishing at OECD, joined OECD Publishing in 1998 and launched, in 2000, an i-library comprising full-text books, journals and statistical databases. In 2004, he launched OECDs StatLink service, linking full text publications to underlying data. In 2007, OECD switched to a freemium business model, making all books free to read online in a basic form, on any device, with revenue earned from premium online services and print. Having worked for Academic Press, Applied Science Publishers, and Pergamon Press now all owned by Elsevier – he reckons hes safe at OECD. He is Past-Chair of ALPSP and is a regular speaker at industry events in UK, France and USA.
Joshua M. Greenberg is director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Digital Information Technology program. Dr. Greenberg received his Bachelor of Arts in History of Science, Medicine and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University, and both Masters and Doctoral degrees from Cornell University’s Department of Science & Technology Studies. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Greenberg worked as Associate Director for Research Projects at George Mason Universitys Center for History and New Media, as well as Research Assistant Professor in the Universitys Department of History and Art History. At CHNM, he co-founded the Zotero project, developed and promoted ways of using the Internet to further historical research, and helped build several systems that eventually evolved into the content management platform Omeka. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Greenberg was the New York Public Library’s first Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, where he developed and led a digital strategy centered on building online visitors and deepening engagement through access to collections both on Library websites and third-party platforms and increased exposure to staff expertise via blogs and other social media.
Nawin Gupta is Principal at Informed Publishing Solutions, Inc. (www.IPSIg.com), a publishing consulting practice based in Chicago. Nawin also serves as Secretary General of the Association of Subscription Agents & Intermediaries, the international trade association representing subscription agents and intermediaries worldwide (www.subscription-agents.org), and as Non-Executive Director of Turpin Distribution LLC, an international fulfilment and distribution company providing services to the academic, scholarly, and professional publishing industry (www.turpin-distribution.com).
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.
As Senior Product Manager for Elsevier’s Scopus, Michael is currently focused on altmetrics, author profiling, and Mendeley integration. He also serves as an ORCID Ambassador and on the NISO Alternative Metrics Initiative Steering Committee. Prior to joining Elsevier, he worked at the print-on-demand publisher Lulu.com. Having previously worked in both public and academic libraries and holding an MS in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, Michael’s background is in library services. (Twitter @habib + orcid.org/0000-0002-8860-7565)
Alison Haggar joined The IET in 2008, initially as their International Accreditation Manager and latterly, having initiated and managed a project to design and build an online accreditation system, as Senior Product Manager responsible for creating a new business line based on semantic enrichment technologies and Inspec. Prior to this she held various product management, product marketing and business development roles at Cisco Systems, 3Com and Madge Networks as well as working as an embedded software engineer after initially leaving university. Alison holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science from the University of York. She is based at The IETs Stevenage office.
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 ”
Jay Harrison is a former US Government senior executive and change agent who achieved the distinction of being awarded an unprecedented three consecutive Army Greatest Invention awards for his contributions to technology innovation in the public sector. Following his public service, Jay built one of the fastest growing aerospace and defense technology companies in the U.S., Mav6 LLC. He is now co-founder and CEO of World in Flux, a Toronto-based company that is building the first true read-write, Augmented Reality-based publishing platform.
Kelly Heaney joined Wolters Kluwer in 2007. During her career Kelly has managed over 100 journals with varying workflows and customers, six offshore vendors, a team of Production Editors, and more recently a team of peer-review coordinators. Kelly has worked closely with vendors to meet the needs of the customer all while balancing the needs of the business, traveling to India and the Philippines several times to help facilitate and maintain vendor relationships. Kelly currently oversees internal peer-review and production staff, which gives her a full view of the article life cycle. Kelly graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a B.A. in Psychology.
Steven Heffner has been involved in publishing information for professional audiences for more than 20 years, a career that spans the transition from print to digital and includes editorial and management roles in medical journals, health policy books, and most recently in B2B market research and business intelligence. As Vice President for Product Strategy at MarketResearch.com, he is responsible for developing and deploying platforms for the delivery of digital content to executives and research professionals at some of the worlds largest companies. In addition to product development duties, he also serves as Executive Publisher of Simba Information, the leading provider of business intelligence for the publishing industry.
Sami Hero is a seasoned general management executive with technical, sales and marketing background. He has experience running small companies including start ups as well as B2B marketing management in multi-billion dollar corporations. Sami has global experience with global, regional and national roles in Europe, Asia and US.
Sami is passionate about creating customer value and understanding their business models. Sami is a strong believer in solution marketing in the form it should exist – i.e. creating a total customer experience that leads into value creation through integrated products and services.
Sami has a solid history of growing results and proven success with P&L responsibilities – recently focused on building new marketing models using all avenues digital. Sami created a group wide eCommerce business model and a platform for LexisNexis and Elsevier as well as piloted and deployed a community and social media sites for LexisNexis. Twitter handle: @samihero
Susan Hezlet runs the publishing at the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the principal scholarly society for mathematics in the UK. Over the last few years, she has managed the introduction of a wide variety of open access options for the journals, from green to hybrid to gold. Prior to working for the LMS, she worked for Springer as a Commissioning Editor in Mathematics. She is a past Treasurer of ALPSP and is still a member of their Council.
Dr John Inglis is Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, a not-for-profit, educational division of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that serves science professionals and students. During his tenure, he has initiated seven journals, two electronic services, hundreds of books, and a commercial start-up.
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is co-founder and CEO of Science Exchange, the marketplace for scientific collaboration, where researchers can order experiments from the world’s best labs. The mission of Science Exchange is to improve the quality and efficiency of scientific research by using market-based incentives to promote collaboration between scientists. She has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, and a Post Doctorate in Cancer Biology from the University of Miamis Miller School of Medicine. She has received a range of honors, including the 2012 Kauffman Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur Award, Nature Magazines Ten People Who Mattered in 2012, and is a graduate of the Y Combinator Summer 2011 program. Based on her own experiences as a young investigator seeking expert collaborations, Dr. Iorns co-founded Science Exchange. In 2012, after recognizing the need to create a positive incentive system that rewards independent validation of results, Dr. Iorns created the Reproducibility Initiative.
Korey Jackson is the Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services at Oregon State University. Before coming to OSU, he was an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellow at Anvil Academic, a digital humanities publisher sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). While at Anvil he served as Program Coordinator, helping to create editorial partnerships, engage in social media relations, and implement digital publishing strategies for a number of humanities projects. Prior to this he held a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigans Michigan Publishing, where he developed campus-wide outreach efforts around open access publishing and digital humanities training and discussion. He earned his PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. He was also a Lecturer in the English department at Michigan from 2010-2011. Hes blogged extensively for both Anvil Academic and Michigan Publishing. His co-authored chapter on humanities data publishing in the ALA/ACRL publication Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers is forthcoming in 2014.
Anna Jester began her career in publishing at Allen Press in Lawrence, KS, where she started as a member of the Online Publishing division. She later moved to the Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review division and in time became the Product Manager for Online Publishing and Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review products. She also served as the Editor of FrontMatter, a newsletter devoted to issues that affect society and association publishers with a particular focus on technology. In 2010 she moved to Maryland, joining eJournalPress as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Anna currently serves as a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, a member of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Program Committee, and as Technology/E-Publishing Section Editor for Science Editor. Anna enjoys meaningful change, travel, excellent food and mysteries. She and her husband try, with limited success, not to spoil their Italian Greyhound.
Aaron Johnson, Senior Editor, STM Journals, is the senior editorial lead for the New York based STM Journals program, with previous editorial roles at Academic Press (now Elsevier) and Springer Science. He has developed textbooks, e-reference works, e-databases, and journals, including several new launches, many on behalf of scholarly societies. His role at Cambridge has been primarily in developing and maintaining key society and editorial relationships at which he excels.
Gary Jones is an Assistant Professor of History at American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts. He has taught a variety of courses that deal different time periods (from the colonial era onwards) and themes (including labor, immigration, race, and radicalism) in American History. His area of expertise is Gilded Age-Progressive Era labor history. Gary has a B.A. from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Lehigh University.
Head of Publisher Outreach, Digital Science. Phill use his talents to spread the word about the Altmetric, figshare and ReadCube publisher offerings through conference presentations, thought leadership pieces, webinars, authoring case studies and other forms of outreach. Prior to this he worked at Labtiva, a Digital Science backed educational software company out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Their primary product is ReadCube, a hybrid next-gen reference manager, literature discovery tool and article reader. Phill was Labtivas VP of Business development. Prior to joining Labtiva, Phill was the Editorial Director at JoVE, the unique scientific video journal. In a former life, he was a research scientist with publications in fields as diverse as neuroscience, microscopy and plasma physics. Phill is a microscopy and business development consultant at Harvard Medical School. Originally from the UK, Phill obtained a PhD in physics from Imperial College, London.
As one of three founders, Ryan manages sales, marketing and finance for Pubget, a Copyright Clearance Center company that develops cloud-based search tools. He joined Pubget from Microsofts enterprise search group, where he helped some of the worlds largest web sites build better user experiences with search technology. Before Microsoft, Ryan ran a media search business for FAST Search, and built technology market strategies at Commonwealth Capital and the Yankee Group. Ryan has an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Jason Karl is the creator of JournalMap – a web application that maps geotagged scientific literature based on where studies were conducted. Through his research and outreach as a scientist with the US Department of Agriculture, Jason saw that discovery of scientific knowledge was limited because there were no efficient ways to search for scientific literature geographically or analyze geographic patterns of knowledge. JournalMap was developed to meet these needs, and has quickly grown beyond the domains of agriculture and environmental science to applications across many science fields.
Bill Kasdorf, General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, is Vice President and principal consultant of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Active in many standards initiatives, Bill serves on the Board of Directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and is a member of the IDPF Working Group developing the EPUB 3 standard. He is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee and is also an active member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group, the Publishing Business STM/Scholarly Advisory Board, and the EDUPUB Alliance, an international collaboration advancing standards for educational content. Past President of SSP and recipient of SSPs Distinguished Service Award and the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, Bill has led seminars, written articles, and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations. In his consulting practice, Bill has served clients globally, including large international publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, Wolters Kluwer, and Sage; scholarly presses and societies such as Harvard, MIT, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, ASME, and IEEE; aggregators such as CourseSmart and netLibrary; and global publishing organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, the Asian Development Bank, and the European Union.
Melinda Kenneway is a Director and co-founder of TBI Communications, a specialist marketing agency providing support to academic publishers, societies and libraries. Melinda has worked within scholarly communications for over twenty years with much of her experience gained through a long career with Oxford University Press, where she latterly held the post of Marketing Director for the Journals division. Since forming TBI in 2004, Melinda and her team have worked to shape the sales and marketing strategy of organisations around the world and deliver imaginative and effective communications campaigns on their behalf. Melinda holds a degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.
Richard Kesner is Executive Professor, Supply Chain & Information Management Group, DAmore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. He was named a Center for Practice Oriented Education (POE) Fellow, 2006-7. Prior to his Northeastern appointment, Richard served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CELT Corporation, and has also served as a senior IT executive for Northeastern University, MetLife, Babson College, Multibank (now part of Bank of America), and the Faxon Company. At Northeastern, Dr. Kesner serves as the Coordinator of MISM 2301- Introduction to Information Management within the Enterprise for the Business Schools undergraduates, and the Lead Faculty Member for MGSC 6204 Introduction to Information Management Systems for the Schools Online MBA program. In addition, he is the Lead Faculty Member for MIS within the Universitys College of Professional Studies where he has created and taught a number of the programs online IT and MIS course offerings. Dr. Kesners education background includes CLU and ChFC certifications from The American College, a M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, and an A.B. and M.B. from Oberlin College. He recently edited The Online University: Building Viable Learning Experiences for Higher Education.
VEronique Kiermer is Director of Author and Reviewer Services for Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan. As Executive Editor, NPG, she oversees the editorial policy agenda of the Nature titles. She obtained her PhD in molecular biology from the UniversitE Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her postdoctoral work was in the laboratory of Dr Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, studying the transcriptional regulation of HIV. She then worked on gene therapy projects at the biotechnology company Cell Genesys before moving to NPG in 2004. At NPG, she was the founding Chief Editor of Nature Methods and subsequently took on publishing responsibility for the title and other online products. In 2010, she became Executive Editor, overseeing editorial policies and editorial quality assurance for Nature and the Nature journals. In 2014, she took on the newly created role of Director of Author and Reviewer Services with a responsibility for the policies and processes that matter for authors and reviewers across the publishing portfolios of NPG and Palgrave Macmillan.
Henry Krell is the Vice President of Production in the United States for Springer Science + Business Media and oversees the production of over 500 journals and 1500 book titles published by the US offices each year. He has been with Springer for over 20 years. At Springer he was part of the team that developed the workflow for producing the first electronic journals in which articles were published online before issue publication. He was also a member of the group that developed the process of publishing streaming videos in journal publications in 2004. Prior to being at Springer, Henry has held various production roles at the New York Times book publishing groups. Henry has degrees in communications and psychology from Syracuse University.
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.
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO’s topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles. She has an M.L.I.S from the University of Michigan.
Jeff Lang is SR. Product Manager, Web Delivery for The American Chemical Societys Digital Publications platform, where he supports innovation and product development that explores the untapped potential of technology to enhance scholarship. Prior to this role, Jeff worked at ProQuest in many departments, including Product Owner for RefWorks and Community Manger of GradShare.com a graduate student support community. Jeff has degrees in Computer Science and Information Management and has spent the last 10 years at the nexus of technology and academic services.
Kate is an experienced user researcher focused on the intersection of people and technology. Her passion is unearthing the “whys” of user behavior; asking questions and making observations as humans interact with the digital world all around us. Kate spent the first part of her career in health care, then took a sojourn into online travel, and is now satisfying her inner librarian as Director of User Research for EBSCO Information Services, the leading provider of online databases. Twitter@bykatelawrence
Franny Lee is Vice President, Business Development & Co-Founder of SIPX. Originally a composer and jazz musician, Franny was drawn to the fields of copyright and digital communication by experiencing firsthand its effect on the music industry and has worked on a variety of complex copyright issues for over 10 years. Franny is a lawyer in both the United States and Canada, litigating digital rights and internet questions in the entertainment, media and communications industries, as well as worked in government agencies on copyright collective proceedings and orphan works applications. Franny holds a BFA from York University, a LLB / JD from Queens University, and a LLM in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford University. She served as Resident Fellow for the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, focusing on using technology to improve the copyright landscape and driving the research that led to the creation of SIPX, Inc.
Dr Kerstin Lehnert is a Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University and director of IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications, www.iedadata.org), the NSF data facility for solid earth data. Kerstins research focuses on community-driven development of cyberinfrastructure, with a particular focus on sample-based data and the integration of physical samples into digital data infrastructures. She is immediate past-chair of GSAs Geoinformatics division, president-elect of AGUs ESSI Focus group, and member of NSFs Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.
Neal Lerner is Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing in the Disciplines at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His book The Idea of a Writing Laboratory won the 2011 NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. His is also the co-author of Learning to Communicate as a Scientist and Engineer: Case Studies from MIT, winner of the 2012 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award, and of The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring. He has published on the history, theory, administration, and practice of teaching writing in classrooms, laboratories, and writing centers.
Elizabeth Liz Lorbeer is the Library Director at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, the latest new medical school in the U.S. to be granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. Lorbeers career spans nineteen years as a librarian and library administrator. She previously held positions at Boston University, Rush University Medical Center, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds masters degrees in library science and higher education administration and a bachelors degree in history. She is the principal investigator for three National Network of Libraries of Medicine Express Library Digitization Award grants and the recipient of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Scholarship. She speaks and publishes on topics such as digital scholarship, collection management, and publisher-vendor-library relationships. Liz also holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches research literacy and scholarly communications. She consults regularly for publishers and vendors and is a distinguished member of The Academy of Health Information Professionals.
As Vice President of Business Development for Scholarly iQ, Stuart Maxwell is responsible for shaping the client, sales and marketing strategies for the academic publishing markets leading data management, integration and analytics specialist Scholarly iQ (www.scholarlyiq.com).
With over 10 years in digital media, Stuart has worked with leading analytics companies Omniture and comScore and was instrumental in the set-up of the validation and auditing requirements for Project COUNTER during his time at ABCe. Stuart brings the experience of a broad range of clients together, from leading media organisations such as BBC and News International through to academic publishers including American Institute of Physics and Elsevier.
Alice Meadows is Director of Communications for Wileys Global Research (Scientific, Technical, Medical, & Scholarly) business. Prior to this she held a number of positions in Wiley and, formerly, Blackwell including most recently Director of Society Relations. She was also a founding partner in The Oxford Publicity Partnership, a small business offering marketing services to scholarly and scientific publishing organizations. Alice is Chair of the ALPSP Government Affairs Committee and of the CHORUS Communications Working Group, an Associate Editor of Learned Publishing, and a regular blogger for The Scholarly Kitchen.
Ben Mudrak is a Strategic Accounts Manager at Research Square, the company behind American Journal Experts (AJE), Rubriq, and JournalGuide. In this role, Ben helps seek out and grow new collaborations with publishers, societies, and research institutes to further Research Squares mission of removing roadblocks from the path to publication. Prior to his current position, Ben launched AJEs author education program, including in-person workshops, webinars, and an online resource site. Before joining Research Square, Ben was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Elon University. As a Senior Editor at AJE, he also edited hundreds of scientific manuscripts for international authors. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Virginia. He resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.
Christina Nelson is the Peer Review Supervisor at The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has been with JBJS for over six years. She oversees the submission handling and peer review processes for JBJS as well as JBJS Case Connector, JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, and the newly launched JBJS Reviews. Christina is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in both English and Psychology.
David Osterbur completed his PhD in genetics at the University of California at Berkeley using protein and DNA techniques to study the response of Drosophila imaginal discs to the steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone. Later, he completed his MSLIS at Simmons. He has extensive subject and resource knowledge gained through work at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, as the head librarian at Harvard’s Biological Laboratories Library, and in his current position at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.
Abel L. Packer is Director of the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) Program of the SÃ£o Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Advisor on Information and Communication on Science at the Foundation of the Federal University of SÃ£o Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil, since June 2010. Previously he was Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences (BIREME) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for 11 years. He participated pro-actively in the conception, management, operation and dissemination of major Latin American and Caribbean multilingual scientific information networks, such as the Virtual Health Library (VHL) and the Scientific Electronic Library Online. In 2014 the SciELO Network indexes and publishes in open access more one thousand journals. Mr. Packer holds a bachelor degree in Sciences and a Master Degree in Library Sciences.
Richard Padley is the CEO of Semantico (UK) and Semantico Inc. (USA). Semantico is an innovative and award-winning digital publishing solutions company with offices in the UK and the USA. Richard is known for his passion on topics such as access and managing online identities, the semantic web, taxonomies and discoverability, and mobile and cross platform delivery. Before founding Semantico in 1999 Richard worked for Macmillan where he developed the online versions of the Grove Dictionaries of Art and Music. There he specialised in building workflow tracking systems for multi-volume reference works, SGML content management systems and typesetting. Richard has a degree in computer science from Sussex University and lives in Brighton. Richard is a regular keynote speaker at industry events including the STM, ALPSP, APE and UKSG conferences. He hosts regular Semantico events for industry professionals: the S3UG conference and Thought Leadership dinner, and he writes for the influential and popular Discovery Blog.
Dr Kirsten Patrick is deputy editor at the Canadian Medical Association Journal. She is a physician who has worked for peer reviewed medical journals for eight years, including at both the BMJ in London, UK, and the CMAJ in Ottawa, Canada.
Linda Plunket is the Associate University Librarian for Graduate & Research Services at Boston University. She is one of three AULs working with the University Librarian to transform the libraries at BU. Her portfolio includes overseeing collection development and the collections budget, leading the assessment of library-wide services and resources, and supervising the branch libraries. Linda is an active member of the SHARE Communications Working Group. She has a Masters in Oceanography and a Masters in Library and Information Science. SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem), is a proposed intiative from the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
MarySusan Potts-Santone is an Associate Academic Specialist in the Dept. of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, MA where her primary responsibilities are teaching and advising undergraduates. For a number of years she has taught a broad two semester course in General Biology as well as a more specialized course in Invertebrate Zoology. She has also taught large numbers of students and mentored instructors in the departments Anatomy and Physiology course sequence. In order to more actively engage students in the learning process, she has incorporated various types of technology into lecture, participated in Learning Communities and redesigned course curricula to include the principles and pedagogy of Universal Instructional Design. She strives to facilitate learning in creative ways and forge connections between what students learn about in the large lecture class with what they work with in the small group setting of laboratory. Her current research interests are in moth biology and citizen science, and she is an active contributor to the Discover Life online, interactive encyclopedia. Dr. Potts-Santones academic degrees include a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in Biochemistry from Suffolk University.
Howard Ratner is Executive Director of CHOR Inc. and leads its first service CHORUS — ClearingHouse for the Open Research of the United States — a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. Howard was most recently Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group where he was in charge of global web and mobile development and operations, content management, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard’s earlier positions included Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons. Howard founded or led many of the major cross-community efforts in scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID Open Researcher and Contributor ID system — and continues to serve on its board of directors. He was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of CrossRef and CLOCKSS. He currently serves as the President-Elect for the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is an active member of the STM Future Labs. Howard received the NFAIS Miles Conrad Memorial Lecture Award in 2012. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of production and new technology themes.
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.
Tara Robenalt leads product management for HighWire and drives the product roadmap for delivering high-quality, innovative solutions to the STMS publishing industry. With extensive experience in product management, she worked at Oracle Corporation and for 11 years at IXL Learning, an educational technology company where she led the development of three successful e-learning web products, including an online books platform. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera Incorporated, has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He also consults on the application of XML in publishing and the design of electronic production workflows. He co-authored the JATS/NLM DTD suite and developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema. At Inera he leads software development of eXtyles and Edifix. Prior to joining Inera in 1997, Mr. Rosenblum was Vice President of Software Development at Turning Point Software. He is a frequent speaker at publishing and XML-related conferences, and he served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013.
Susanna is Associate Director at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre and a consultant for Scientific Data, the new open access data publication platform by Nature Publishing Group. As Principal Investigator at the Centre, her activities are around and in support of data curation, management and publication and their pivotal roles in enabling reproducible research, driving science and discoveries. She focuses on life science, environmental and biomedical domains, collaborating with data producers and service providers, and pre-competitive informatics initiatives, journals and funding agencies to develop software and promote the creation and uptake of community-developed ontology and standards. Susanna is a founding and/or on the Board of several international grass-root standards, advocacy groups and non-for-profit efforts, including the Research Data Alliance (Technical Advisory Board), Data Dryad (Board of Directors) and ELIXIR UK Node.
Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, is currently Professor and Director of Libraries, Georgia Regents University (GRU),Augusta, GA. Before coming to GRU she was the Administrative Director of the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to serving as Director of the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety, Seago directed the universitys VCU School of Medicine Computer Based Instruction Lab/Learning Resource Center and served as a clinical medical librarian in the universitys Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. During her VCU tenure, she served as the School of Medicines representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources and the universitys Libraries Advisory Committee. She received the School of Medicines Educational Innovation Award. Seago currently serves on the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and represents AAHSL on the Chicago Collaborative. Seago has chaired the Medical Library Associations Publications Committee and Educational Media and Technologies section and served on the associations Continuing Education and Governmental Relations Committees and Editorial Board for the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. She is past New Journals Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association and is former Chair and Treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She also authored a chapter in the textbook, Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship. Seago earned masters degrees in English and library science from Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, respectively, and a doctorate in public policy and administration from VCU.
Keith Seitter is Executive Director at the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Seitter joined the AMS in the early 1990s to lead the AMS publications department. His primary job was to improve the efficiency of the AMS journal production process and prepare for the eventual transition of the journals to electronic delivery, at a time when the Internet was just beginning to flourish. Before joining the AMS, Dr. Seitter was on the faculty at the University of Lowell, now University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He earned a bachelors degree in meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Seitter is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Jean Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the MidContinental Region and National Training Center of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at the University of Utah. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007 and promoted health literacy as her primary presidential initiative. Jean graduated from CWRU and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, VCU), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her professional interests include: health literacy, library administration, scholarly communications, and innovation and LEAN principles.
Mr. Yan Shuai, Associate Chief Editor of Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and TUPs Director of Journal Publishing. The journals published by TUP now include Tsinghua Science and Technology (English), Nano Research (English), Building Simulation (English), Journal of Advanced Ceramics (English), Friction (English), Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology) (Chinese with English Abstracts), Computer Education (Chinese), Science-Technology & Publication (Chinese), Physics and Engineering (Chinese), and Chinese Birds (English), Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy (Chinese with English Abstracts), Experimental Technology and Management (Chinese with English Abstracts), Tsinghua Financial Review (Chinese), Journal of Economics (Chinese), Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (English) . Yan has been the president of Society of China University Journals (CUJS, www.cujs.com) since 2004, and the vice president of China Periodicals Association (CPA) since August 2012. Yan has also been working for Chinas Association for Science and Technology (CAST) as a member of CASTs Committee for Academy and Society Activities since 2011.
David traded life as a scientist for a life in publishing some 12 years ago. His formative experiences were at Current Science Group (In-House Editor) and then BioMed Central (Web Manager). He joined CABI in 2001 (first as a Publishing Editor and then Managing Editor). He is now Head of Innovation for the Plantwise initiative that CABI is spearheading. http://www.cabi.org/?site=170&page=2912
David Sommer is a highly-driven professional with 15 years’ experience in the global publishing industry and a track record of developing successful products and businesses. David has developed a range of successful new products including Blackwell Synergy, ContentStore, ScholarlyStats, MPS Insight and RiskCheck. David is a powerful force at the intersection of sales, people and technology. He has the ability to get the best out of people, combined with a strong commitment to learning, development and growth and a high level of integrity. David has an MA in Physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from University College Dublin.
BBenjamin is a digital veteran with over 14 years of experience in advertising. For the past three years, he has led the search practice across the GroupM Network; today, he leads the agencys search and social engagement strategy group. His team is responsible for the integration of GroupM Networks top-tier search and social engagements. Benjamin has been a much sought-after speaker at the top digital conferences, and has been instrumental in developing inter-practice consumer profiles and proprietary advertising technology solutions. Prior to his career at GroupM, Benjamin founded a digital agency with a focus on performance marketing. He also worked in post-production early on in his career. He studied business in Germany before moving to the US.
Charlene Squibb is Associate Director, Journal Production for the American Association for Cancer Research. The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Charlene is responsible for all production and manufacturing aspects of AACRs eight peer-reviewed journals, all of which are available print and online. Previously she was with Taylor & Francis, Wolters Kluwer Health, and Nesbitt Graphics.
Ms. Rebekah Stacha is the Senior Manager, Technical Publications for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She has oversight for seven peer-reviewed journals, the online digital library, and SPEs various book series. She received a bachelors degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and has held a variety of positions focused on membership and publications with SPE for the past 14 years. An avid reader and admitted technology junkie, Ms. Stacha is very interested in the ways that digital content delivery is rapidly changing the publishing world.
Heather Ruland Staines is Vice President Publisher Development at SIPX (formerly Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange) where she is exploring the nexus of academic publishing, library technology, and the future of eLearning. Prior to SIPX, she worked for Springer, as Senior Manager eOperations and Global eProduct Manager SpringerLink. Active in many industry groups, Heather currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishers, the ALA ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Committee, the STM Futurelab Committee, and the planning committee for Academic Publishing Europe (APE). She is a Google Glass Explorer, and she holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University.
Dr. Stebbins is Assistant Director for Biotechnology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he is responsible for life sciences, and biotechnology issues. He previously served as a science advisor to the Obama Campaign and on the Obama Presidential Transition Team. He is the former Director of Biology Policy for the Federation of American Scientists and President of Scientists and Engineers for America Action Fund. He is a co-founder and served on the Board of Directors for Scientists and Engineers for America. Dr. Stebbins is a former and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at UPenn, has worked as a Legislative Fellow for U.S. Senator Harry Reid and a Public Policy Fellow for the National Human Genome Research Institute. Before coming to Washington, Dr. Stebbins was a Senior Editor at Nature Genetics. He received his B.S. in Biology at SUNY Stony Brook and his Ph.D. in Genetics while working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he developed inducible systems for controlling gene expression in transgenic animals.
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”
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.
Linda Sussman has served as Production Manager of Journals at CSHL Press since 2002, after devoting 20+ years to the high-tech publishing sector. She oversees all production processes and works closely with editorial teams internally and prepress vendors, printers, online host, indexing outfits, among others. She has played an integral role in numerous journal launches, and has led numerous production transitions, including shifts to “online only,” continuous publishing, Creative Commons licensing, “FTP to prepress,” among others.
Terri Teleen is a social science journals publisher at John Wiley & Sons. She serves on the global editorial management group for Wileys academic journals business and co-chairs the management team for the companys Boston office. She has been with Wiley (and a predecessor company, Blackwell Publishing) since 1999. Previously, Terri worked as a book editor, an academic administrator, and an English instructor in China. Terri graduated from Georgetown and received an MA in American Civilization from Brown.
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.
M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicines Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library under contract with the National Library of Medicine at NIH. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College). Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. She has also served on MLAs Board of Directors and as the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the 2004 MLA Annual Meeting. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association and has received the chapters Librarian of the Year and the Marge Abel Service Recognition Awards. She also chaired the Public Services Section of the Medical Library Association.
She is the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburghs School of Information Sciences.
She recently completed her term as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, where she has also served as a Board member. Tooey has also served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nations largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Additionally, she serves on the library advisory committees for FASEB and formerly served on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors.
Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.
Bill Trippe is Director of Technology at MIT Press, where he oversees information technology, digital product operations, and development of new electronic products.
Micah Vandegrift is Florida State Universitys Scholarly Communication Librarian. In that capacity, he works on campus initiatives related to academic publishing, and does outreach on copyright and more. Micah serves on the editorial board for In The Library with the Lead Pipe and the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and is Florida State University Libraries liaison to the Library Publishing Coalition, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions.
Jan Velterop started his publishing career at Elsevier in Amsterdam. After a few years out of the scientific field as the director of the Dutch regional newspaper De Twentsche Courant, he returned to international science publishing at Academic Press in London. He next joined Nature as director for a short while, but moved quickly on to BioMed Central. In 2005 he joined Springer Science+Business Media in the UK as Director of Open Access. In 2008, he left Springer to join Knewco, a company that uses semantic technology to accelerate scientific discovery. He is currently CEO of the recent start-up Academic Concept Knowledge Limited (AQnowledge).
Todd J. Vision is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Associate Director for Informatics at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. His biological interests include the evolution of genomes and the use of computational methods for reasoning over heterogeneous and qualitative biological data. He is the director of the Dryad digital data repository (http:/datadryad.org), and on the leadership team of DataONE, an NSF-supported DataNet with a focus on the environmental sciences (http://dataone.org). His recent research in the field of data science is aimed at informing science policy and publication practice, in particular how to address the socio-technical barriers to the reuse of data derived from “small science” research.
Charles Watkinson is Director of Purdue University Press, a unit of Purdue University Libraries. He previously worked as Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies in Princeton, NJ. He has over 15 years experience in various scholarly publishing roles including management jobs in book distribution, marketing, and bookselling. By background an archaeologist, he also has extensive fieldwork experience in the Mediterranean region and has written and published on subjects related to the ancient world and on digital data. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and a member of the Library Relations Committee of the Association of American University Presses.
Stephen Welch is Senior Vice President and Publisher for the American College of Chest Physicians. Steve oversees the operations and business of
the organization’s publishing programs including its flagship journal CHEST, its series of e-books, and many other ancillary publishing projects and products. In the past 20 years he has enhanced the development, utility, delivery, and monetization of CHESTs publishing business and supported its brand extension through online innovation, app creation, and digital content delivery. Prior to joining CHEST in 1994, Steve worked in the educational testing, medical certification examination development, and medical publishing fields, most notably with American College Testing (ACT). When not working, he spends his time scuba diving with large sharks whenever possible, collecting original comic book artwork, and searching for good BBQ.
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.