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2011 SSP 33rd Annual Meeting, Westin Copley Place, Boston

Seminar 03 – Identifiers: Their Care and Feeding – Best Practices and…

Identifiers: Their Care and Feeding – Best Practices and New Developments for Scholarly Publishers


Rick Smith
Richard Smith is currently a product manager for Bowker’s Identifier Services, the ISBN Agency in the United States. At Bowker, Richard provides strategic and day-to-day direction in the Identifiers team. This direction includes marketing, product development, and overall vision in customer experience and other services complementary to book identifiers with the goal of helping publishers improve discovery of their titles.

Prior to working at Bowker, Richard was a founder at Seybold Scientific, a regional interactive marketing agency located in Boise Idaho. In his role, he ran operations, systems development, and service definition related to creating marketing systems, search engine optimization, email marketing, website development, and social media planning / execution.

Other positions Richard has held include: management roles at companies such as Thomson Reuters and Newstex, where he was responsible for the use of data, content, and metadata to build new offerings through both B2B and B2C -audiences. Richard is a graduate of the University of Montana where he studied Political Science and Accounting.

Todd Carpenter
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 also held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and The Haworth Press. Todd also currently serves SSP as its Secretary/Treasurer.
Helen Henderson
Helen Henderson has worked as a librarian, software developer, publisher and subscription agent. She is currently creating market intelligence tools for publishers and the Identify database of institutions that access academic content.
Geoffrey Bilder
Geoff Bilder joined CrossRef as Director of Strategic Initiatives in December 2006, prior to which he was a Publishing Technology Consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd. since October of 2005. He has over 15 years experience as a technical leader in scholarly technology. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993 to provide advanced technology consulting on issues related to academic research, teaching and scholarly communication.

He later served as head of R&D in the IT department of Monitor Group, a management consulting firm based in Cambridge, MA. From 2002 to 2005, Geoffrey was Chief Technology Officer at Ingenta. He has since worked and consulted extensively with publishers and librarians on how emerging social software technologies are likely to affect scholarly and professional researchers.