2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting
Closing Plenary: Change is Already Here: Revolutionary Examples
Closing Plenary: Scholarly publishing has undergone change not just for publishers, but for academics, libraries, funding agencies, and more, who are encountering new requirements, standards, and venues for making their work public. In this moment of transition, what have we been holding onto from the past that isn’t working any longer? What innovations honor traditions while moving them into the future? What new changes are happening that jettison established modes of scholarly publishing? Please join us for this frank conversation with an academic, a university press publisher, a publishing educator, and a librarian.
Moderator: Kent Anderson, Redlink Inc
Faye Chadwell, Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Faye A. Chadwell is the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and Oregon State University Press Director, a position she’s held since 2011. Prior to this appointment she was OSU’s Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management. An Oregonian since 1995, she also served as the Head of Collection Development and Acquisitions at the University of Oregon Libraries. She holds an an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. and M. A. in English from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has spoken and written on open education and OA, authors rights, licensing e-resources, and many collection related topics.
John Maxwell, Simon Fraser University
John W. Maxwell is Associate Professor & Director of the Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University, where his focus is on the impact of digital technologies in the book and magazine industries. His past research has focused on the cultural trajectory of personal and educational computing over the past four decades, and his current research interests include the evolution of practical publication technologies, the emergence of digital genres, and the history of digital media.
Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen, Inc.
Stephanie Dawson, CEO ScienceOpen, grew up in northern California, studied Biology at Yale University and received a PhD in German Literature from the University of Washington. She spent over 10 years at the academic publisher De Gruyter in Berlin, Germany in the fields of biology and chemistry in both journals and book publishing. In 2013 she joined the start-up communication platform ScienceOpen as managing director.
Twitter Handle: @SDawsonBerlin
Twitter Handle: @SDawsonBerlin
Alison Mudditt, University of California Press
Alison Mudditt has been Director of University of California Press since 2011. Alison’s publishing career begin at 1988 at Blackwell in Oxford before joining Taylor & Francis Inc. in Philadelphia as Publishing Director of the Behavioral Sciences Division in 1997. Alison joined SAGE in 2001 as Vice President and Editorial Director, and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2004 where she led the SAGE’s publishing programs across books, journals and digital during a period of tremendous growth. Alison is a regular speaker at industry meetings and is currently Vice Chair of the Scientific Publications Committee and member of the Open Science Committee of the American Heart Association, and member of the Board of Directors of K|N Consultants. She has also served on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers, and was Co-Chair of the Deans Leadership Council at California State University, Channel Islands.