2011 Annual Meeting
Albert N. Greco. Professor of Marketing. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NYC). He is the author or editor of 12 twelve scholarly titles about the book publishing industry, including editing the JSP Essentials: Critical Insight into the World of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 1 University Presses and Vol. 2 Scholarly Publishing in Developing Nations (University of Toronto Press) and articles in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing. He has lectured at Harvard University, The World Bank, and The Library of Congress about various publishing issues.
Alex von Rosenberg provides Consulting and Publishing Services to customers in the Education space. Most recently Alex was the Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Aplia. For the 4 years prior to that, Alex was Editor-in-Chief for Business & Economics at Thomson/Cengage. In 2000, Alex founded Atomic Dog Publishing which was sold to Thomson Learning in 2006. Alex and his company were recognized for their significant entrepreneurial accomplishments by various sources, including the State of Ohio (Trailblazer Award for Innovations in E-Commerce), Eduventures (100 Most Influential Education Companies and one of eight notable innovators), and by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Allyson Mower, MA, MLIS is the Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. She provides information, tools, and services related to both publishing and copyright. Previous to this position, Allyson worked at Eccles Health Sciences Library where she served as reference associate, virtual reference coordinator, and institutional repository coordinator.
Allyson spearheaded the digitization of the health sciences theses and dissertations at Eccles Library and was co-creator of a copyright permissions tool called University Scholarly Knowledge Inventory System (U-SKIS). Allyson received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2009 and holds an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and a BA in American Studies from Utah State University. She was also a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2008.
Amira Aaron is currently the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources at Northeastern University, where she is responsible for collections, technical services, scholarly communication and library technologies. Previously, she was Director for Information Resources at the Brandeis University Library and also worked at Harvard University as the Manager of Digital Access and Content. In all of these positions, she has directed the management and purchase of information resources and related systems and services in all of their complexity. Amira also worked for several years providing library services at various subscription agencies. Her particular interests deal with the transition from print to electronic resources, new discovery systems, next generation public interfaces, scholarly communication, institutional repositories and library standards in this area. Amira is the former chair of the ALA ALCTS E-Resources Interest Group and currently serves as President of NETSL, the New England Technical Service Librarians.
Journal Production Coordinator of 40 scholarly journals at the University of Toronto Press. She handles all of the production work (including typesetting) on their new book series JSP Essentials (including Vol. 1 University Presses) which is based on repositioning existing journal content in a printed book series and a digital e-book.
Andrea Kravetz joined Elsevier in May 2001 as the Vice President of the User Centered Design Department (UCD). The UCD department at Elsevier is a global team with members located in six countries. Under Andrea’s leadership members of the UCD team have been involved in all major electronic product releases for Elsevier including: ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, SciVerse, MD Consult and Brain Navigator. The members of the team work closely with users to conduct ethnographic research and with product managers to design usable products. Usability testing is conducted on most products prior to release.
In 2000 Andrea was employed as a Vice President of Professional Services at Invisible Worlds located in San Francisco, CA. Invisible Worlds created protocols for the transport of metadata.
Prior to joining Elsevier, Andrea was employed at LexisNexis, (a Reed Elsevier company) in Dayton, Ohio. She worked in a variety of departments at LexisNexis including Data Development and Large Law Firm Marketing. She was also the product manager for several key products including: Lexcite, Freestyle Natural Language Search, Company Dossier and the Nexis News indexing taxonomy.
Andrea is a licensed lawyer and practiced law in Ohio for several years before joining Reed Elsevier.
She is a frequent lecturer on the user centered design process and the value of incorporating the user into the development process.
Ann Link is the Deputy Publisher of /Health Affairs/, the leading journal on health policy, which publishes peer-reviewed content and commentary. In her position at /Health Affairs/, Ann oversees the marketing, sales, and grant programs. /Health Affairs/ is a nonprofit, nonpartisan operation that is supported by foundation and corporate grants in combination with subscription sales. The journal is published by Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian organization. Ann brings nearly 20 years of publishing experience to her position with expertise in pricing models, contracts, and new revenue streams. She started her career at Mayo Clinic helping the journal, /Gastroenterology/, become the leading journal in its field. She later moved to Washington DC with the journal where she launched spin-off products and a new clinical publication for the American Gastroenterology Association. Ann became Director of Publications for the American Association of Immunologists overseeing the operations of the highly ranked /Journal of Immunology/. Ann also served as the Executive Director of a burgeoning group of scientists, the American Society of Matrix Biologists, and most recently served as a consultant with the Kaufman-Wills Group where she helped societies enhance business operations and revenue.
Anne Lenehan has worked in medical publishing for over 20 years. She is currently the Publishing Director, Medical Education for Elsevier, based in Philadelphia, and responsible for some of the leading brands in medical education including Netter, Robbins Pathology, Gray’s Anatomy and Secrets. Prior to this role she was responsible for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations from 2005 to 2010. The Netter Anatomy Flashcards App (developed with Modality) was one of the first apps in the App Store and was featured in the WWDC in 2008 rocketing Netter back to fame. She has launched several other apps for other products in the Medical Education market. In her career she has worked in all aspects of medical publishing; sales, marketing and editorial for books, electronic products, and journals.
Annette Flanagin, RN, MA, FAAN, is Managing Deputy Editor, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Director of Editorial Operations, JAMA and Archives Journals, and Executive Editor, JAMAevidence. Ms Flanagin is Past President of the Council of Science Editors, serves as the coordinator of the International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has conducted research on authorship, co-developed a number of guidelines and policies to guide authors, editors, and publishers in scientific publication, and is an author of the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors.
Anthony Watkinson was an ecclesiastical historian by training and then spent three years as a scholarly librarian. From 1971 to 2010 he worked as a scholarly publisher in senior management positions in a number of companies and organisations including Academic Press, Oxford University Press, and Chapman & Hall mainly in science and medical publishing. He is now concentrating on his faculty position in the Department of Information Studies at University College London. Before his appointment at UCL he was a visiting professor at City University London where he was one of the founders of the CIBER research group – now at UCL. His central interest is in the transition between scholarly communication in print and scholarly communication in digital form and with the interactions between different players in the information chain finding their feet in the digital environment. He has written on Electronic Solutions to the Problems of Monograph Publishing, Securing Authenticity of Scholarly Paternity and Integrity and most recently on Open Access with special reference to funding models. At UCL he has been the organiser of a number of events including the UCL Bloomsbury conferences. The latest conference was on data and the role of the information professional. He also works as a consultant currently for the UK Publishers Association but has been on committees of JISC and other bodies in the wider information world. He is on the organising committee and the plenary chair of the Charleston Conference. He can be reached at email@example.com
A freelance medical writer with experience writing and managing manuscripts for top scientific journals, conferences, and continuing medical education programs.
Bill Kasdorf is General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing and Vice President of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of consulting, data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Bill has led seminars and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations such as SSP, OReilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, AAP, AAUP, ALPSP, STM, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. He currently serves on the IDPF Working Group updating the EPUB standard (and is coordinator of its Metadata Subgroup); the IDEAlliance working group developing the nextPub source format for magazines and other design- and feature-rich publications (chairing its nextPub-to-EPUB Mapping Committee); the NISO eBook SIG; and is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee.
Dr. Bill Ladd is Chief Analytic Officer at Recorded Future and holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin. Before joining Recorded Future in 2010, he managed analytic strategy for Genstruct (now Selventa), Spotfire (now TIBCO) and GeneLogic.
Starting in 1994 the American Physical Society has consistently moved in small steps towards the implementation of Vision 2020, with Bob and his team playing a lead role. Starting with the recognizing of eprints as a legitimate element of the Physics process through the launching of pure and hybrid OA journals up to recent announcements of Creative Commons Licensing, permitting reuse, including commercial reuse, of select APS articles.
Brian Larsen is the User Services Manager at ITHAKA and is responsible for administering access, integrating advanced functionality, and supporting the Portico and JSTOR websites. He has worked for ITHAKA since 2005 and has 10 years experience providing website support, working previously in this capacity for WeightWatchers.com<http://eightWatchers.com> and the University of Michigan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in North American Religious History from Columbia University.
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).
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.
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.
Daniel Mooney. Dan is the Web Analytics Manager at John Wiley and Sons Publishing, where he uses a variety of web analytics tools to provide insights that help business units improve their website’s performance. Prior to working at Wiley, Dan worked at McKinsey & Company on firm-wide web analytics projects, where the primary focus was online publishing and marketing of content. Previous to that position, he was a web analyst at Scholastic.com and focused on e-commerce reporting for their Parent Store and Kids channel, combining content (articles, on-site search, puzzles and games) with commerce (merchandise sold in the Parent’s store). Dan has also held various marketing roles at a mortgage company and at a retail bank, in which his responsibilities included all aspects of advertising, analytics and market research.
Dave Kennedy is the Head of Library Systems at Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. Dave worked previously as Director of Digital Collections and Research at University of Maryland, and as a software developer at Duke University and University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions. He has experience with Shibboleth and Single Sign On in libraries, has been involved with InCommon Library Services Working group since 2007, and is a member of the ESPReSSO working group.
David Martinsen has been at the American Chemical Society (ACS) for over 20 years, working in various capacities in the Publications Division and in IT. In his current role, Dr. Martinsen is responsible for tracking new technologies and planning for their incorporation into the scholarly publishing environment. Prior to joining ACS, he worked for a chemical software/database company, with responsibilities in database curation and in the development and maintenance of online search/retrieval systems for chemical data, after earning a PhD degree in physical chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He is currently Past-Chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Information, and serves on the Committee for Printed on Electronic Publications of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
David traded life as a scientist for a life in publishing some 12 years ago. His formative experiences were at Current Science Group (In-House Editor) and then BioMed Central (Web Manager). He joined CABI in 2001 (first as a Publishing Editor and then Managing Editor). He is now Head of Innovation for the Plantwise initiative that CABI is spearheading http://www.cabi.org/?site=170&page=2912
Diane Bartoli is Vice President of Product Development in the Global Clinical Reference group of Elsevier’s Health Sciences division working specifically on products that suit the clinical information needs of physicians in the hospital setting. Previously, she has held various roles at Elsevier including Product Director of Elsevier’s journal hosting platform, Health Advance, Marketing Director of electronic journal products, and in Strategy Development. In each of these roles, and today, deep customer and user understanding has been at the core of what she does.
Dom Mitchell is a Senior Publication Manager with HighWire University’s Stanford Press. He has worked with analytics packages both in his current role and in his previous role with the BMJ Group. Dom has represented HighWire Press at various industry events both in the States and back home in the UK as well as lecturing occasionally at the University College London.
Over Elaine Alligood’s career, she’s worked at the National Library of Medicine, NIH, Johns Hopkins, the University of Virginia, Elsevier, Harvard, and the VA. Currently, Elaine is the Informationista at the VA Technology Assessment Program (TAP), a Boston based national VA program for the VA Patient Care Services director. TAP carries out systematic reviews and effectiveness research on current and emerging health care technologies. Active in the local group, Boston Knowledge Management Forum, Elaines current KM interests lie in the application of semantic search to enterprise-wide knowledge management.
Liz Lorbeer is a librarian who is a champion of the publisher-vendor-librarian relationship. Â Â She is currently responsible for overseeing the management of the biomedical collection at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Â Liz’s mentoring program with the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies offers students real-life library experience among the shelves and out in the field with vendors. She is the past co-chair for the Publisher-Vendor-Librarian Interest Group for ALA-ALCTS. She consults regularly for several publishers. Liz received a BA and MLS from the University at Buffalo and EdM in higher education administration from Boston University.
Ellen Hays is a Computational Linguist and Principal Researcher in Language Technology at Elsevier Labs. Her professional interests center on lexical semantics, information extraction, building and using semantic models, and text mining applications. A graduate of Columbia University, she did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and held a research appointment at the University of the Saarland at SaarbrÃ¼cken; since then, she has conducted applied research at The MITRE Corporation, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, and Dragon Systems. At Elsevier, her work has focused on semantic models, text mining, and other applications of language processing techniques to scientific, technical, and medical content.
Eric D. Albright has been the Director of the Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library since August of 2002. At Tufts he has overseen a complete renovation of the library and redefined the role of the library in the school. Previously, he was the Assistant Director for Public Services at Duke University. He has served as chair and member of panels for the American Library Associations Office for Accreditation. Mr. Albright was the Principle Investigator for the Tufts SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages) outreach subcontract with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s New England Region. He is the author of over 80 reviews of books and journals published in Library Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Falguni Sen. Professor of Management Systems. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NYC). He is the author of numerous scholarly articles addressing strategic issues, with an interest in scientific developments in various scientific and engineering industries. He has lectured about strategic policy issues in North America, Europe and Asia.
Bloomsbury Academic <http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/> , a new imprint of Bloomsbury Publishers, recently appointed Frances as Publisher. This new venture makes all their research-led publications available online free of charge on Creative Commons licences and pioneers new business models. Frances is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. She has acted as consultant to Creative Commons <http://creativecommons.org/> and is now conducting a research project on alternative licensing practices in developing countries. Previously she was the Publishing Director at the Soros Foundation.
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.
George Slowik Jr. is the President for Publishers Weekly (PW). He recently purchased PW for a second time; this time from Reed-Elsevier and on his own behalf. He has quickly advanced its presence into electronic formats with the launch of an iPad/ iPhone app, embraced DIY publishing with the launch of PW Select, and led an immediate expansion of its international footprint including the joint venture, PubMatch.
Slowik began his publishing career at Macmillan serving as Controller at Ferdinand Roten Galleries He continued his career in finance as Controller at Whitney Communications until he joined Reed Elsevier as part of their acquisition of Interior Design magazine. There he ran the centralized departments of the New York offices of Reed and was on the acquisitions team that purchased RR Bowker, parent company of Publishers Weekly (PW), for Reed. At Reed he was publisher of PW from 1989-1993. He left Reed in order to serve as the first publisher of Out magazine, a launch, targeted to the LGBT market. Later, he started PressCorps which grew from a two-man consultancy to an $8 million dollar multi-media publishing concern having acquired The American Druggist from Hearst and Medical Tribune from Jobson.
Slowik has frequently involved himself in eleemosynary pursuits serving on the boards of Book Industry Study Group, The New York Theater Workshop (of Rent and Angels in America renown) and is Chair Emeritus of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).
Gina is now working with Credo Reference as VP of Strategic Accounts. Formerly, she was responsible for the global sales of ebrary products, now part of the ProQuest family of companies. She has vast experience in library product sales and market development. Her previous roles included global sales and marketing management positions at SilverPlatter Information, Ovid Technologies, and Wolters Kluwer Health.
For the past 13 years, Ms. McCue focused on consortia arrangements, channel Partnerships, and content product development for libraries and information professionals. Prior to information and technology sales, she worked for Abbott Laboratories in sales management.
Gina earned her B.A. From the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Guillaume Mazieres has a global responsibility for growing TEMIS business in North America, as well as leadership for all marketing activities, including product marketing and corporate communication. His strategic mission is to successfully deploy TEMIS operations throughout North America and position TEMIS as the global market leader in Semantic Content Enrichment. Guillaume previously served as Global Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, based at TEMIS headquarters in Paris. Guillaume once held the position of Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for North America at LaCie Ltd., a data storage solution provider. Guillaume holds a Master’s degree in Management from Ecole SupErieure de Commerce de Toulouse (France).
Heather Reid is Director of Data Systems and Services at Copyright Clearance Center, a leading provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions. In this role she leads the team responsible for maintaining CCC’s rights management database and plays a key role in strategic initiatives and projects focused on expanding CCC’s products and services. Heather is very active in the standards arena, serving on several Boards and Committees. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Information Standards Organization and is a member of the BISG Rights Committee. She has also been an active participant in the development of the ONIX for RROs and the ONIX-PL standards. Prior to working at CCC Heather held a variety of positions with online content providers, academic libraries and IT management.
Heather Ruland Staines is Senior Manager eOperations with Springer Science + Business Media. Previously, she served as Global eProduct Manager for SpringerLink and as Editorial Director of Praeger Security International, a multi-format imprint of the Greenwood Publishing Group. She is Publisher Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for CLOCKSS and a member of the ESPReSSO working group.
Helen Atkins is currently Editorial Director at the American Association for Cancer Research. Prior to joining AACR in 2009, she spent eight years with Stanford University’s HighWire Press, working on online product and site development with a wide range of scholarly publishers. Helen began her career in publishing with a secondary publisher, ISI (now Thomson Reuters), where she held various positions during her 18-years there, ranging from editorial to product and database development to competitive intelligence. Before entering publishing, she spent time in various library positions. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MS in Library & Information Science.
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.
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.
Ian Russell is Chief Executive of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the international association for non-profit publishers and those that work with them. Ian has spent the best part of 20 years working in STM journals publishing, initially for the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics and then as Head of Publishing at The Royal Society before joining ALPSP in October 2007. Ian is a trustee of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), a member of the UK National Commission UNESCO Working Group on Improving Access To Scientific Information for Developing Countries, and is a member of the board of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
Jake Furbush is Digital Publishing Manager for the MIT Press. Prior to joining the Press, Jake taught high school English for two years, after serving as a content specialist for Interdimensions, a software consultancy based in Boston and New York. Jake began his career in publishing at Harvard University Press, where he spent five years in the sales department. He has a Masters in Professional Writing and Publishing from Emerson College.
Jake Zarnegar was named Chief Technology Officer of Silverchair in early 2003.
Jake has led the development and deployment of a number of Silverchair’s major software platforms, including:
* Silverchair Content Manager (SCM)
* Silverchair Custom Editorial Management Application (SCEMA)
* Taggers Online Thesaurus and Editorial Manager (TOTEM)
* Silverchair Learning Systems (SLS)
A pioneer in XML web services for health reference content management, Jake has spearheaded a family of technologies including the application of semantic metadata to clinical content, ontology management tools, an
online authoring platform for medical authors and editors, and an e-learning CMS/LMS platform.
He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
James Wonder is the Director of Emerging Technology for the American Institute of Physics and has a 28 year career in technology. He is responsible for leading technical development for all of AIP services including the premier service Scitationsm. Previous efforts include developing Web 2.0 based interactive and highly available services. James is a designer, programmer, systems administrator, and has worked with a wide variety of platforms and vendors.
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.
Jan is Co-Founder and President of Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), a London- and New York-based technology startup. Since its launch in 2009, Mendeley has grown into the world’s largest research collaboration platform (1.5m users) and crowdsourced research database (150m documents). Jan was also a lecturer in Electronic Business and Information Management at the University of Cologne and served as an advisor to SAP’s supervisory board. Besides this, hes totally fascinated with Latin-American dances (such as Salsa), regularly attending (very non-academic) dance congresses.
Jason started his career working in the field of SGML and XML, helping to deliver publishing systems to organizations as disparate as the UK Ministry of Defence and Routledge for the Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He has played an active role the development and adoption of international content standards including XLink and TopicMaps. For the last five years, he has been key part of Wiley’s global technology group leading key initiatives to deliver content and knowledge systems, helping to transform the way that Wiley delivers information to their consumers.
Jason Wilde is Business Development Director for NPG, running NPG’s innovation process for projects and initiatives from concept through to launch. Alongside this he oversees the publishing activities of the Nature-branded physical science research titles (including Nature Physics, Nature Chemistry, Nature Climate Change and Nature Protocols) and NPG’s new Open Access publications Nature Communications and Scientific Reports. Jason also oversees the ongoing development of the nature.com platform and its delivery of tools and services for scientists. Jason joined NPG in 2002, initially working on medical titles before creating the Physical Science division of Nature research journals in 2005. Jason began his publishing career at the Institute of Physics Publishing in 1998 where he was Publishing Editor, and later Publisher, on their Applied Physics and Plasma portfolio of journals. Jason studied at Dundee University (BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Durham University (PhD in Molecular Electronics).
Jean Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Midcontinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at the University of Utah. Previously, she was Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007 and became a fellow in 2009. Jean graduated from CWRU and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, VCU), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
Jeff Kosokoff is Director of the Edwin Ginn Library and Information Technology at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz as well as Masters degrees in library science and the history and philosophy of science from Indiana University. Jeff has been an active member of the American Library Association, especially in the Collection Development and Management section of ALCTS. Before coming to Tufts, he worked in various collections, technology and reference positions at Connecticut College, DePaul University, Harvard University and Simmons College. Jeff also worked as a MetaLib and Primo Implementation Librarian at Ex Libris.
Jennifer Kemp is eProduct Manager of eBooks at Springer in New York. Prior to joining Springer, she was a Publication Manager at Stanford University’s HighWire Press. Jennifer’s perspective on scholarly publishing is shaped by her career at IBM Research, where she spent several years as the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian.
Jevin West is a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. His research focuses on citation networks. In this type of network, an edge represents a citation and a node represents a journal, author or paper. These networks contain millions of nodes and hundreds of millions citations. The primary aim of his research is to use the structure of these well preserved networks to better assess and to better navigate the ever expanding scholarly universe. He is the head developer of Eigenfactor.org a free website for librarians, researchers, publishers, administrators and editors that ranks and maps scholarly journals. Jevin’s most recent projects involve collaborations to further develop these tools on article level data using digital repositories like JSTOR and the Social Science Research Network at Harvard.
John Palfrey is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School and a faculty director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.
John is a regular commentator on network news programs, CNN MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, NPR and BBC. John is a father of two children and resides in Cambridge, MA.
John is co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. Born Digital explores a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical: What is the Internet’s impact on creativity and learning? What does identity mean for young people who have dozens of online profiles and avatars? What lies ahead – socially, professionally, and psychologically – for this generation? Children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture and even the shape of our families will be forever transformed. John Palfrey answers the question: Who are these Digital Natives?
Jon Orwant is Engineering Manager at Google, where he works on Book Search, Patent Search, visualizations, and the digital humanities, where he recently launched the Google Books Ngram Viewer. He’s the author or co-author of several books on programming, including the bestselling Programming Perl, and published an independent computer magazine. Before joining Google he was the CTO of O’Reilly & Associates and Director of Research for France Telecom. He received his doctorate from MIT’s Electronic Publishing Group in 1999.
Book Selling Editor at Publishers Weekly, the major weekly trade magazine (and daily online service) covering the diverse book publishing industry. She covers all of the trends in the U.S. in the book selling sector, including the national chains, regional chains, and independent book stores. She formerly worked in retail book selling and at the MIT Press.
Kathleen is Scribd’s Senior Content Partnership Manager and currently leads the effort for universities, working to connect academic publishers and university administrators with the Scribd platform. Prior to Scribd, she led communications for YouTube’s television and film partnerships. In addition, Kathleen is currently studying comedy writing at The Second City in Chicago and hopes to make you laugh at least one time in this presentation.
Kent Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has been the Executive Director of Product Development for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Publishing Director for NEJM, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He’s worked in healthcare publishing for 20 years, and has been a writer, editor, designer, copy editor, managing editor, and publisher. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, writes fiction under his pen name Andrew Kent, and has degrees in English and business.
Kirsten Robinson is a user experience architect who conducts research with technology users and creates and evaluates user interfaces with a focus on usability. She currently works for Endeca Technologies, a leading supplier of online search and guided navigation software. In the past, she has worked on online publication design and evaluation projects for CrossRef, Publishing Technology, Ingenta and McGraw-Hill. She holds a MS in Human Factors from Bentley University and a BA in Cognitive Science from Brown University
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.
Laura Fleming has served the children of New Jersey as an educator for the past fourteen years, as both a media specialist and librarian. In recent years, she’s taken a professional interest in developments in new media and vanguard techniques in interactive and transmedia (multi-platform) storytelling. Laura’s blog, EdTech Insight, draws powerful connections between transmedia and education, and is rapidly earning the interest and respect of industry executives and thought leaders. Laura is now finding her focus as a consultant in the development and implementation of educational transmedia applications.
Lettie Conrad came to SAGE Publications in 2006 after four years managing the publications program for a think tank in Washington, DC. As the Online Product Manager, Lettie leads strategic, user-centered development for SAGE’s award-winning web-based content products and platforms, hosting inter-disciplinary reference materials and an international suite of more than 550 academic and professional journals. She is instrumental in launching new web products, developing new online features and web-publishing systems, and maintaining outstanding content quality on SAGE platforms. Lettie has a master’s degree in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge.
Linda Beebe is the Senior Director of PsycINFO for the American Psychological Association. In that capacity, she directs the development and production of electronic databases. APA currently offers five databases: two are bibliographic (PsycINFO for peer-reviewed scholarly books and journals and PsycEXTRA for gray literature), and three are full text (PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycCRITIQUES). She previously was President of Parachute Publishing, a consulting firm, and earlier Associate Executive Director for Communications for the National Association of Social Workers. She is the current Treasurer of CrossRef, and she is serving on the Business Working Group for ORCID.
Lisa Horowitz has worked as a librarian for almost 17 years, 14 of which were in various positions at MIT. As of last July, she is MIT Libraries’ Assessment Librarian, developing, coordinating and overseeing assessment efforts across the Libraries. As part of this position, she acts as assessment specialist within the newly formed User Experience group, where she has recently participated in an ethnographic study in multiple parts, focusing in particular on how new technologies and formats are having an impact on how MIT scholars find, use, and share information for their study, research, and publishing. She has a BA from Dartmouth College, an MLS from Rutgers University, and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania in comparative literature and literary theory.
Liza Daly is the president of Threepress Consulting and an experienced software engineer in digital publishing. In 2010, Threepress released Ibis Reader, an HTML5 ereader for mobile phones, web browsers and other internet-connected devices. As a consultant at Threepress she provides ebook strategy and software for publishers, authors and vendors. Prior to starting Threepress, she worked at iFactory developing online reference products for university presses. She is a strong advocate for experimentation, agile development, and innovation in publishing.
Lori Carlin is the Director of Fulfillment and Marketing at AIP Publishing (American Institute of Physics) where she heads up development and implementation of strategic marketing efforts, and is the business owner of the organization’s fulfillment activities. She is responsible for directing the AIP marketing program and team, and managing the systems utilized for fulfillment, customer relationship management, and data mining.
M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicines Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library under contract to the National Library of Medicine. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College). Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. She has also served on MLA’s Board of Directors and as the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the MLA Annual Meeting held in May 2004 in Washington, DC. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter ond the Public Services Section of MLA.
Marian Hollingsworth is Director of Publisher Relations for Thomson Reuters. She oversees the acquisition of all scholarly content for selection and indexing in Web of Science, including a recent focus on e-books.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2000, Marian was Assistant Director at the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), a global membership organization for content and technology providers. Her career also includes over 20 years of management experience in academic, special and public libraries.
Marian holds a BS from Temple University and a MS from Drexel University’s iSchool-the College of Information Science and Technology. A Philadelphia native, she is frequently spotted reading with her iPad, Kindle, or Android phone.
Mark Johnson is Director of Publisher Relations at Stanford University’s HighWire Press, where he leads a team of talented Publication Managers in providing superior service to HighWire-hosted publishers. He has been supporting scholarly publishers at HighWire since 2005. Before coming to Stanford, he was Director of Marketing at Elsevier’s Cell Press imprint, where he helped launch several Cell-branded highly-cited journals. Mark is a scholarly publishing junkie, and only puts this addiction on pause long enough to swim, bike, and run in preparation for his first attempt at an Ironman-distance triathlon later this year.
Melanie Schaffner joined Project MUSE in the position of Marketing and Sales Manager in November 1996.
Her major responsibilities include developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for the online scholarly journals collection, managing sales and outreach activities, negotiating consortia subscription arrangements, contributing to product development plans, addressing customer satisfaction issues, and representing MUSE at a variety of conferences and meetings.
Project MUSE is managed by The Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the participating publishers and the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins.
Melissa Blaney is the Manager of Platform Analytics and Communications for the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society, focusing on tracking user behavior on the ACS Web Editions platform as well as monitoring COUNTER reports and other web usage metrics. She currently serves on the COUNTER Technical Advisory Board and has been with ACS for over 2 years. Melissa has 10 years of experience within the publishing industry, with prior positions held at Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Washington Life magazine and Psychology Today magazine.
Micah Altman is Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Research Archive. Dr. Altman conducts research in social science informatics, social science research methodology, and American politics, focusing on the intersection of information, technology, and politics; and on the dissemination, preservation, and reliability of scientific knowledge. His current research interests include survey quality; computationally reliable and efficient statistical methods; the collection, sharing, citation and preservation of research data; the creation and analysis of networks of scientific knowledge; and computational methods of redistricting. Dr. Altman’s work has been recognized by the Supreme Court, Forbes, and by Who’s Who in America. His extensively-reviewed book, Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist, corrects common computational errors made across the range of social sciences. And his over forty-two publications and five open-source software packages span informatics, statistics, computer science, political science, and other social-science disciplines.
Michael Clarke is Executive Vice President for Product & Market Development at Silverchair where he leads platform development. Prior to joining Silverhchair, he was founder and principal of Clarke Publishing Group, a boutique consultancy focusing on scholarly publishing.
Michael held positions at the American Medical Association, where he was Director of Marketing and Product Development, the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he was senior managing editor of scholarly journals and executive editor of the journal Pediatrics, and at the University of Chicago Press, where he was senior production editor. He currently serves as vice-chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Publications Committee, which oversees the AHA’s journal publishing program. Michael holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
As CEO of Credo Reference, Michael brings a broad set of business skills and a passion for reference and web technology to his role at the market-leading online reference company. He focuses on involving librarians and publishers in the discoverability and content usability discussion, leading to greater cooperation and innovation across the industry. Before joining Credo Reference in 2006, Michael served as both CFO and COO of CoreWeb, a web software development and consulting company. He also spent seven years as a new business development manager at Global Insight providing Fortune 500 companies with business planning tools for market segmentation analysis and strategy development. Michael holds an MBA from Babson with an emphasis on finance and entrepreneurship.
Nathan Watson is BioRAFT’s founder and CEO. Previously, he conducted molecular neuro-oncology and tumor metabolism research at UCSF and Dartmouth Medical School, and also managed labs and worked extensively on shared resource projects. Nathan is a firm believer that with properly designed software, effective research administration and productive lab research no longer need to be competing goals.
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.
Nicko Goncharoff is Head of Text Mining and oversees the development and deployment of Digital Science text mining technologies within Macmillan as well as the operation of SureChem, a scientific patent database business acquired by Macmillan in late 2009. Nicko co-founded SureChem, and prior to that Reel Two, which developed and sold text mining solutions for the life sciences and was sold in 2007. Nicko’s previous career was in financial journalism and travel writing (the former helping fund the latter). His interests include Chinese language, bluegrass guitar and faster-than-light travel, along with the more accessible, earthbound variety.
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.
Paul Calvi has worked in the publishing industry for almost fifteen years. In that time he has worked for publishers as well as production houses. Since he started in publishing he has been fortunate to be deeply involved in the shift from traditional print publishing to online distribution and publishing systems and now the mobile revolution. He is currently the Director of Technology for Annual Reviews where he tries to take advantage of advances in technology to improve internal systems and processes as well as create improved products and services for customers.
Peter Balis is the Director of Digital Content Sales for John Wiley and Sons, a Global Publisher. He is responsible for the sales, marketing and business development of electronic product including eBooks and mobile applications. In addition to his work at Wiley, he is the co-chair of the Digital Issues Working group of the Association of American Publishers.
After graduating with a PhD in Optical Physics from Aberdeen University, Pete Binfield began his publishing career at Institute of Physics Publishing in Bristol, UK as a Commissioning Editor in their books program. From IoPP, he moved to Kluwer Academic Publishers (KAP) in the Netherlands, where he ran their Major Reference Work program (encyclopedias and handbooks) and then held a variety of positions at KAP, including the management of the Physical Sciences group (Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry) and the directorship of the Plant Sciences and Earth & Environmental Sciences division. KAP merged into Springer Publishers, and during that period he held a position in Business Development, working on projects such as e-books, e-reference works and the Springer Open Choice program. In 2005 he moved to the US to live in California and work for SAGE Publications running their successful US Journals Division (some 220 journals across medical and social sciences). Since April 2008, Peter has been running PLoS ONE, and in September 2009 he also took on overall responsibility for the PLoS Community Journals.
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
In the role of VP and Director, Open Access for Wiley’s STM business, Rachel is responsible for the strategic direction and development of Wiley’s open access initiatives. Rachel joined Wiley in 2007 as Publisher for life sciences journals. Prior to that she spent 7 years at Nature Publishing Group in sales and publishing roles.
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.
Robert M. Wharton. Professor of Management Systems. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NYC). He is the co-author (with Albert Greco) of The Culture and Commerce of Publishing in the 21st Industry (Stanford University Press) and numerous articles in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing. He has lectured at The World Bank and the Library of Congress about various publishing issues.
Rolf Janke, founder and Vice President/Publisher for Sage Reference, an imprint of Sage Publications, has been involved in academic publishing for over 30 years with experience in textbook and reference publishing. At Sage Reference, he is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the reference product line directed towards academic and public libraries. He has spoken at many conferences on the future of electronic reference and has been published in the Journal of Library Administration. Prior to Sage, Rolf was the Vice President and Publisher for ABC-CLIO and Editorial Director for Blackwell Publishers. He started his career in sales and editorial at Kent Publishing, a division of International Thomson.
Sebastian Heath is Clinical Asst. Professor of Ancient Studies at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and a specialist in Roman pottery, numismatics and the application of digital technologies in the ancient Mediterranean world. He has participated in excavation and survey in Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Current research includes the publication of Roman pottery from the Lower City at Troy. He is co-editor with of the digital publication Greek, Roman and Byzantine Pottery at Ilion (Troia) and also co-edits The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project: Internet Edition. Dr. Heath currently serves as the Vice President for Professional Responsibilities of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Sergio Sismondo is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. His current research is on the political economy of pharmaceutical knowledge, focusing particularly on industry influences on medical research and its dissemination. He is also the author of An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies and a number of other general and philosophical works in STS. See www.sismondo.ca
Steve Anderson is the author of Technologies of History: Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past, co-Editor of the interdisciplinary online journal Vectors and creator of the fair use advocacy site Critical Commons. A scholar-practitioner working at the intersection of media, culture and technology, his research interests include the theory and history of emerging technologies, documentary and experimental film and video, and interactive media design.
Stephen Welch is the Senior Vice President of Communications for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and serves as Executive Editor of CHEST, the ACCP’s flagship journal. His responsibilities include all the business and operational aspects of CHEST, as well as oversight of ACCP’s educational publishing efforts and internal editorial processes, IT/Web strategy, and Marketing/Public Relations and Social Media strategy. He has recently been active in developing iPhone/iPad apps and an e-book platform to showcase ACCP’s educational products and content.
Susie Stroud is Director, Major Accounts for Baker & Taylor’s Digital Media Services group, working with publishers and aggregators in Canada and Europe to distribute their digital content. Prior to joining Baker & Taylor, Susie managed print and ebook distribution for ABC-CLIO and Greenwood, as part of her 23-year career in academic, professional and higher education publishing.
Journal Editorial Services Supervisor of 40 scholarly journals at the University of Toronto Press. She handles all of the editorial work (including working with the authors) on their new book series JSP Essentials (including Vol. 1 University Presses) which is based on repositioning existing journal content in a printed book series and a digital e-book.
T. Scott Plutchak has been Associate Professor and Director of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since 1995. He received his Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1983, and was a post-graduate Library Associate at the US National Library of Medicine.
From 1999 through 2005 he was the editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), and presently serves on the editorial board of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.In 2001 he received the MLA Estelle Brodman Academic Librarian of the Year award, and in 2009, the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
He is a frequent guest speaker to publisher and library groups on topics ranging from intellectual property to scholarly communication to the future of librarianship, and leads the international librarian rock band, The Bearded Pigs.
Tom Taylor is President of Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting. Dragonfly manages the sales efforts of independent publishers through a global network of sales organizations. Before forming Dragonfly, Tom was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at SAGE in California. Tom has been in academic publishing for 32 years starting in 1979 as a sales representative at Addison Wesley (Pearson) where he moved into positions in marketing, editorial and sales management. In 1995, Tom became a sales manager at Prentice Hall (Pearson) and in 1998 was hired as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Course Technology, a Thomson Learning (now Cengage) company.
Tim Lloyd is Chief Operating Officer of Alexander Street Press, an award-winning publisher specializing in online collections in the humanities and social sciences. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Tim is responsible for all of Alexander Street Presss product development including their growing portfolio of online audio and video databases.
Tim was previously co-founder and CEO of Classical International, the digital music start-up behind the groundbreaking Classical Music Library service. His experience in digital music publishing parallels the development of this new industry, and builds on a professional career working in and advising media and telecommunications companies in the United States and Europe looking to deliver new media services to their customers.
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.
Todd J. Vision is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Associate Director for Informatics at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. His biological interests include the evolution of genomes and the use of computational methods for reasoning over heterogeneous and qualitative biological data. He is the director of the Dryad digital data repository (http:/datadryad.org), and on the leadership team of DataONE, an NSF-supported DataNet with a focus on the environmental sciences (http://dataone.org). His recent research in the field of data science is aimed at informing science policy and publication practice, in particular how to address the socio-technical barriers to the reuse of data derived from “small science” research.
Tracey Armstrong joined CCC in 1989 and today is President and CEO of the non-profit organization. Tracey has been a key driver in CCC’s emergence as the largest provider of text copyright licensing solutions used throughout the U.S. and around the world. Since she joined CCC, the company has grown from 40 employees and $10 million in revenues to more than 200 employees and $163 million in annual sales.
Previously, Tracey served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Transactional Services, where she led the development of numerous innovative service offerings, including Rightsphere, CCC’s Web-base rights advisory and management solution. Her early work in operations resulted in the creation of many of the company’s critical internal systems. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
Victor Curran is the East Coast Account Executive of Precision Graphics, creating visual tools to educate, inform, and tell your story. He spoke on instructional design at the 2011 Publishing Business Conference, and he has been head of a K-12 creative team at DC Heath and head of an STM production department at Academic Press/Elsevier Science. He taught a book design course at Northeastern University, and he is a Board member and past president of Bookbuilders of Boston.
Victor Henning is a doctoral student and lecturer at the Bauhaus-University of Weimar. In October 2007, he co-founded Mendeley, a desktop- and web-application for managing and sharing research papers and discovering research trends. Based in London, Mendeley is backed by the executives who built Skype, Last.fm and Warner Music Group.
Victoria Reich is the Director of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Library, www.lockss.org. The 450 publishers preserving their content in the Global LOCKSS Network enable libraries to fulfill a core library mission – to build and preserve digital library collections. They have ensured their intellectual property and branding are available to authorized readers when their own web sites are unavailable. Using the award winning LOCKSS technology to build and preserve local collections, libraries are guaranteed perpetual access to authorized scholarly content while also delivering all reader traffic to the publishers’ web sites. Vicky helped to launch the CLOCKSS Archive and HighWire Press. She has extensive library experience, having held positions at Stanford University Libraries, the National Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, and the University of Michigan. Victoria is on several Advisory Boards, including “Stanford Copyright & Fair Use”. She received the 2008 Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award.
William “Bill” Park joined DeepDyve as chief executive officer in 2008. Prior to DeepDyve, Mr. Park served at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in customer information management, where he led the company’s 3D organization, a $225 million business providing data, digital and direct marketing solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-tier companies. In this position, he oversaw all aspects of sales, services, development, and operations domestically and internationally, generating record revenues and profits. Prior to Acxiom, Mr. Park founded and served as chairman and CEO of Digital Impact, a leader in online direct marketing solutions for the Fortune 1000. Acxiom acquired Digital Impact in 2005. Prior to founding Digital Impact in 1997, Mr. Park held numerous management positions at technology and enterprise software companies. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Will Wakeling has been Dean of University Libraries at Northeastern University, Boston, since November 2008, having served in an interim capacity from July 2007. Prior to that he spent five years as Northeastern’s Associate Dean for Collections and Technical Services, having first come to the University (and the United States) as Collection Development Officer in 1998. Before that he was Assistant Director responsible for Collections at the University of Birmingham, England, 1990-98, and he has also held positions at the universities of York and Bristol. In the distant past he served a spell at the British Library Document Supply Centre, before being awarded his MA in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield in 1977; he also holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Leeds.
Will has served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Library Consortium since 2007, and the Board’s Management Council since 2010, having previously chaired the BLC’s Cooperative Collections Committee. In 2010 he was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and he is now in his fourth year of chairing SSP’s Travel Grants committee. Other experience includes service on the Board of NELINET, the New England Library and Information Network, including participation in that organization’s 2009 merger into Lyrasis.
Will has been particularly active in the area of serials and electronic resource librarianship, including three years as Chair of the UK Serials Group, and UKSG delegate to NASIG. He has served on several related ALA committees, on the advisory boards of Academic Press and Wiley, and until recently taught collection development and vendor relations as an adjunct professor at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He has served on EDIFACT and Book Industry Communications Standards Committees, and given numerous presentations at conferences in the US, UK, Netherlands, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
When otherwise at loose, Will is a keen golfer, avid follower of cricket, rugby, and baseball, inept clarinetist, and Vice-President of the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.