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

Concurrent 2D: Information Overload: Reaching Readers in a State of Distraction

2D: Information Overload: Reaching Readers in a State of Distraction


Kristen Fisher Ratan
Kristen Fisher Ratan is Product Director at the Public Library of Science (PLoS). She joined PLoS in the summer of 2011 in order to focus her efforts on the use of technology to transform scholarly communication. Kristen has a 20 year history in the information industry leading strategic innovations at HighWire, Atypon, and BIOSIS.
Philip Davis
Phil Davis is an independent researcher and consultant in science publishing. He holds a Ph.D. in science communication from Cornell University (2010), has extensive experience as a science librarian (1995-2006), and was trained as a life scientist. His research has focused on the dissemination of scientific information, rewards and incentives in academic publishing, and economic issues related to libraries, authors and publishers. Phil is a prolific author of many scientific and popular articles on science communication and speaks regularly at national conferences. He has received rewards for his work in bibliometrics. He is located in Ithaca, NY. http://phil-davis.org
Oliver Goodenough
Oliver Goodenough is a pioneer in the study of the implications of both neuroscience and the digital revolution for law and society. He is currently a Faculty Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he is co-director of the Law Lab project, a Professor of Law and the Director of Scholarship at Vermont Law School, a Research Fellow of the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, and an Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. His publications include Mind and Brain, co-edited with Michael Freeman, (Ashgate, 2009) and Law and the Brain, co-edited with Semir Zeki (Oxford University Press 2006). Professor Goodenough received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to entering academia, he practiced law in New York City.