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

Concurrent 4A: Free Open Software: An Untapped Resource for the Small Publisher

4A: Free Open Software: An Untapped Resource for the Small Publisher


Carl Leubsdorf
Carl Leubsdorf, Jr. is Founder and CEO of Solvitor LLC, a web and technology strategy consultancy. Prior to founding Solvitor, Carl served as the senior vice president and general manager for Match.com’s Asia Pacific business, and as International CTO of Match.com for its most significant growth period in history. Previously, Carl was a Senior IT consultant for the Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, and senior director, software at The Motley Fool.

Carl received his bachelor’s degree University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and an Economics M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Brian Owen
Brian Owen is an Associate with the Public Knowledge Project and Associate University Librarian at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He is also an Associate with SFU’s Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing and SFU’s Master of Publishing Program. In 2007, Brian received the Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).
Neil Schlager
Neil Schlager is founder and president of Schlager Group, an educational publisher located in Dallas, Texas. The company publishes print and Web-based materials for history students and educators, among which is MilestoneDocuments.com, an online textbook alternative for college and high school history courses. Prior to founding Schlager Group, Neil worked for many years at Gale, serving as Managing Editor of the multicultural team and Senior Editor of new product development. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and of the University of Denver Publishing Institute.