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

Concurrent 5C: Community Trust Initiatives: Tools to Help Researchers

Concurrent 5C: Community Trust Initiatives: Tools to Help Researchers


Carol Anne Meyer
Carol Anne Meyer is responsible for marketing and business development at CrossRef. An information industry professional with 25 years of experience in publishing and product development, she has consulted with participants in the scholarly publishing community on marketing, market research, product development, and production issues. Carol has held strategic product management positions at Aries Systems, Northern Light Northern Light Technology and SilverPlatter. She also served as the Director of New Media for Little, Browns professional division, which included product development for legal and medical markets and Publisher of the journals program at ACM, and was instrumental in creating the database production systems that now support ACM’s Digital Library. Early in her career, Carol was involved with newsletter and magazine publishing for a trade association and with the dawn of the electronic publishing era at Random House Software.
Howard Ratner
Howard Ratner is Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group. Based in New York, Howard is in charge of US administration and has global responsibilities for web and mobile development and operations, content services, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. Howard’s prior positions include Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons. Howard helped launch the DOI, CrossRef, and CLOCKSS initiatives. Most recently he is chair of the ORCID not-for-profit organization — a community effort to establish an open, independent registry to resolve researcher name ambiguity. He serves on the boards of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and CrossRef. He is also the chair of the STM Future Lab committee.
Jan Brase
Jan Brase has a degree in Mathematics and a phD in Computer science. His research background is metadata, ontologies and digital libraries. Since 2005 he is head of the DOI-registration agency for research data at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). He is furthermore Managing Agent of DateCite, an international consortium with 15 members from 10 countries (www.datacite.org). DataCite was founded in December 2009
and has set itself the goal of making the online access to research data for scientists easier by promoting the acceptance of research data as individual, citable scientific objects.

He is Chair of the International DOI foundation (IDF), Vice-President of the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) and Co-Chair of the recently established CODATA Data Citation task group. He is author of several articles and conference paper on the citation of data sets and the new challenges for libraries in dealing with such non-textual information objects.