2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting
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.
Mary Anne is a successful sales and marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in publishing, technical, and web-based services. Her high energy, positive outlook and publishing technology expertise result in an innate ability to customize creative, innovative solutions for clients. Working across the entire publishing services spectrum – from development and editorial, to composition and conversion, to ecommerce and mobile, to printing and distribution, Mary Anne has a proven track record of not just meeting but exceeding publisher requirements and goals.
Rebecca Bryant is Director of Community at ORCID where she leads outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers throughout the scholarly communications community. In this role, she coordinates the diverse ORCID Ambassadors program, provides oversight for the Sloan-funded Adoption and Integration program, and develops resources and communications. She previously served as Assistant Dean in the Graduate College at the University of Illinois where she led a diverse set of operations, including graduate career services, postdoctoral affairs, and overseeing academic policies and processes related to doctoral degree completion. Her position involved working with Illinois’s large international student population as well as collaborating with faculty, senate committees, and administrators. In addition, she has experience defining and launching new technology initiatives including Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and serving as a project leader the system-wide Banner ERP implementation team at Illinois. Dr. Bryant earned a bachelor’s degree at Butler University, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Marianne Calilhanna has spent her career in the publishing industry and focuses where content and technology intersect. She works as director of marketing at Cenveo Publisher Services, providing a full-range of technology, content, and delivery solutions that escalate publishers’ revenue and streamline workflows while ensuring editorial integrity.
Lori Carlin, Senior Consultant, Delta Think, where she works with scholarly publishers and membership organizations to develop, implement, assess, and analyze projects in the area of marketing strategy and research, product development, and mobile and digital strategy. Prior to joining Delta Think, Lori spent over 25 years working in leadership and management positions in marketing, product development, fulfillment, and customer service in the world of association management and STM publishing, for a number of organizations, including the American Institute of Physics, a publisher and former service provider to multiple publishers, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. With both creative and technical expertise, Lori has developed marketing strategies and processes from scratch and successfully led projects in a variety of areas including mobile and digital assessment and strategy, competitive analysis, and strategic planning..
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.
Michael Clarke is the President of Clarke & Company, a management consultancy working at the intersection of technology, business, and content. Clarke & Company focuses on digital strategy, product development, marketing, and market research related to professional and scholarly publishing. Clients include professional associations, commercial publishers, universities, and software companies. Prior to founding Clarke & Company, Michael was Executive Vice President for Product and Market Development at Silverchair Information Systems. Additionally, he has held positions at the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Press. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silverchair Information System and the Council of Science Editors and is a past board member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. A frequent contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen, Michael is a graduate the University of Colorado and the University of Chicago.
David Crotty is a Senior Editor with Oxford University Press’ journal publishing program. He handles journals acquisitions, the creation of new journals, and currently oversees the daily management of a suite of research society-owned medical and life sciences journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating, acquiring, and editing new science books, creating and running new journals (he served as the Editor in Chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols), and managing the Press’ online content. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to a science publishing house. David serves on the interim Board of Directors for CHOR Inc., a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. As the Executive Editor of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about the intersection of technology and publishing.
Liz Ferguson is Publishing Solutions Director at Wiley. She is responsible for identifying innovation and implementing change in the dissemination of primary research, and particularly for meeting the developing needs of authors, funders and other stakeholders with respect to research data. Previously Liz was Editorial Director for life science journals at Wiley with a focus on organismal biology and was a member of the group that conceived of and launched the Wiley Open Access journals program. Prior to that she has worked for Blackwell Publishing, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Thomson Science and Current Science. Liz is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dryad Digital Repository.
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.
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.
Bonnie Gruber is a Partner and Practice Director at Delta Think, Inc., a publishing and digital media consultancy focused on Digital Strategy & Product Development, Content & Technical Analysis, and Marketing & Customer Insight. With more than twenty years of experience in the publishing and technology industries, Bonnie has held senior positions in product strategy, marketing and market development, customer research, and product management. She has also worked with many non-profit and commercial organizations to develop and deliver new content products. Bonnie’s unique value is her ability to build and execute customer insight methodologies for publishing programs and products.
Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University in 2008. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the modern research process, he left academia and established the biology program at Genalyte, a novel diagnostics startup. From there, Dr. Gunn moved to Mendeley to pursue his mission of bringing modern network efficiencies to academic research.
October was an academic librarian for 20 years at the University of North Carolina and Louisiana State University, and was an executive at two Boston area publishing services startups responsible for strategic relationships and business development from 1998 to 2001. As an independent consultant for 13 years, she has assisted publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia. Projects typically include competitive analysis, market research, product and license development, pricing, and marketing strategy. She is active in the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the American Library Association (ALA ALCTS) and is a past president of SSP and NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group). October is a frequent speaker at professional meetings, including ALA, AAUP, Charleston Conference, ER & L, ICOLC, NASIG, NFAIS, SSP, and TLA. She has conducted multiple projects for university presses and researched journal placement for the Associate of Research Libraries. October earned both BA and MLS degrees at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed PhD coursework in LIS (digital libraries and the information industry, and qualitative research methods) at the University of Texas-Austin. Her dissertation topic was “How Publishers Price Electronic Content”.
Phill Jones is Head of External Collaborations at ReadCube. He came to ReadCube from the video journal JoVE, where he held the position of Editorial Director and worked as a business development consultant and microscopy consultant. Prior to that, he had a diverse academic career spanning neuroscience, bio-physics, and atomic physics.
Kerry Kroffe is a Publisher at IOP Publishing where he heads the IOP Science and Editorial office based in Washington, D.C. He holds responsibility for a portfolio of society and IOP owned journals in the physical and computation sciences. Kerry has spent the last 17 years in the publishing industry in various leadership, program management, and technology development roles. Before joining IOP Publishing in 2007, he has previously held positions at the University of Chicago Press and LEXIS-NEXIS. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Computer Science from The University of Virginia.
Sarah Lippincott is Program Manager for the Library Publishing Coalition project, a library-led initiative to create a new organization to support library publishing. Lippincott received her MSLS from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in the College of Letters and French Studies from Wesleyan University. Before joining Educopia, she supported communications and research activities for ARL, SPARC, and the open access journal eLife.
Bill is responsible for the business development activities at HighWire including marketing, sales, and strategic partnership. Bill has over 26 years of experience and progressive responsibility within the marketing research, online publishing, and information industries, including 16 years at A.C. Nielsen. Extending Bill’s skill set to online, he joined I/PRO in 1996, the web’s first website traffic verification service. There, he built, managed, and developed I/PROís Account Management and Sales organizations, eventually being appointed President until 2004 when the company changed ownership. Shortly after, Bill joined TACODA to launch their west coast operation and spent the last 4 years building the TACODA Audience Networks which was acquired by AOL in October of 2007. Most recently, Bill ran business development for NetSeer, a web based technology company focused on understanding user intent within a semantic framework.
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 market’s 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 Wiley’s 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. Twitter @alicejmeadows.
Dr Fiona Murphy is Publisher for Earth and Environmental Sciences Journals at Wiley. She is also increasingly involved with emerging initiatives that promote good practices around research data – including its curation, use, re-use, citation and linking with primary publications. Among other activities, this has led to her being a founder member of the PREPARDE (Peer REview for Publication & Accreditation of Research Data in the Earth sciences) project, and to membership of the STM Association Research Data Group, the CODATA Data Citation Standards and Practices Task Group and the RDA/WDS Working Group on Publishing Data.
David Myers, President and CEO of DMedia Associates, Inc. – Is an Information Industry expert, with over 24 years experience specializing in Strategy, Sales, Legal, Licensing and Business Development. Throughout his career, he has drafted, negotiated and closed over 500 domestic and international licensing agreements with publishing partners, customers and distributors. He has also negotiated and closed countless business alliances, strategic partnering, and revenue generation deals. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was Executive Director, Global Licensing and Business Development with Wolters Kluwer Health for 7 years. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Business Development, WeFusion, Inc., Vice President of Business Development for Marco Polo Technologies, Senior Associate, Whitehall Montague & Cie. Investment Bankers and Strategic Planning Analyst, Texaco, Inc. In these roles, David led the development of strategic plans and developed and led the effort for new product licenses, new strategic partnering and acquisition targets. David earned a B.S. in Genetics/Business from The University of Maryland, a M.B.A. in Finance from Pepperdine University and a J.D. from American University. David is an active member of the California State Bar, a prior member of the Content Board of the Software and Information Industry Association, and of many publishing industry associations.
As Client Strategist for Publishing Technology’s pub2web platform, Toby provides overall consultancy and guidance for the future development and evolution of each pub2web site in the US, along with specialist sales support and an in-depth knowledge of the technology environment. He is responsible for training and interpretation of analytics, development of new revenue streams and maximizing publisher opportunities in semantic discovery, content repackaging and end user innovations. Previously, Toby held web and product development roles at the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, New England Journal of Medicine, the Massachusetts Historical Society and Houghton Mifflin.
Paul Schoening is Associate Dean and Director of Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis. He is president elect of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and is co-convener of the Chicago Collaborative. Paul has an MBA from Washington University, an MS in mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from St. Olaf College with majors in mathematics and biology. He worked in the aerospace field before joining Washington University’s Medical Informatics Division and eventually to the medical library. His areas of interest include community health, informatics, and scholarly communication.
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Terry Van Schaik’s experience in scholarly publishing ranges across multiple areas including financial management; sales and marketing including subscription, advertising, and rights; journal start-ups and publisher transitions; staffing; and print and electronic production. She joined Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company as senior consulting associate in 2013. Prior to that, Terry was publisher and senior director at the American Society of Clinical Oncology where for seven years she oversaw all publishing functions for Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice. Her experience in commercial publishing includes 16 years in the book and journal units of Mosby YearBook (now an Elsevier company) and five years as senior publisher for Wolters Kluwer Health where she acquired society journals and later oversaw a portfolio of medical journals. She served SSP as Program Committee Chair, member of the Board of Directors, and 2011-12 president. Terry holds a BS in education from Wright State University and a MA in English from St. Louis University.