2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen. He has served as president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and was the recipient of the HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. In 2015 he was elected President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. A book-length collection of his essays and articles will be published by ALA Editions in 2016. Session 5E: Mind the Gap 2: Continuing the Conversation on Gender (Dis)Parity in Scholarly Publishing
Sara Bowman is a Project Manager at the Center for Open Science. Her primary focus is growing and connecting communities of researchers, editors, and publishers interested in increasing the transparency of scientific research. At COS, she is heavily involved in projects to shift incentives toward greater transparency, including the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines (cos.io/top), Badges to Acknowledge Open Practices (https://osf.io/tvyxz/) and the Registered Reports format of publishing (https://osf.io/8mpji/). Sara has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Session 5C: Transparency and Openness: Stories from Stakeholders
Emma Brink graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 2012 and began working as an intern at Wiley in their Health Science Research group, now serving that team as Assistant Editor. She manages eight journals in gastroenterology, radiology, and dentistry. Emma is a previous recipient of SSP’s Early Career Professional Grant and also serves on SSP’s Professional Development Committee and co-chairs its Early Career Task Force. Session 4D: Sharing the Future Voices of Scholarly Publishing: Results from the 2016 SSP Early Career Professional Survey
Matt Cooper joined Wiley in 2012, first working in the Health Sciences journals department, before moving to Social Sciences with a focus in Business and Management, Finance, and Economics. In addition to his publishing work at Wiley, Matt is a member of the Professional Development Committee for the SSP, and serves as co-chair to the society’s Early Career Task Force. Session 4D: Sharing the Future Voices of Scholarly Publishing: Results from the 2016 SSP Early Career Professional Survey
Hillary Corbett, Northeastern University Libraries Hillary Corbett is currently the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing at the Northeastern University Library in Boston, Massachusetts, where she has worked in several roles since 2005. She also serves as the university’s Copyright Officer, providing assistance to faculty, staff, and students on issues of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use. From 2012-2015 she served as co-chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group. She holds an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Hillary is active in speaking and writing on a variety of scholarly communication topics. Twitter Handle: @zetamathian. Session 5B: Transformative Publishing Platforms for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
Adam is a veteran of the scholarly publishing industry with over eighteen years of experience and a proven track record of taking a business from concept to reality. Driven by a true passion for the scholarly publishing industry. He is highly experienced with all aspects of the scholarly publishing environment. Adam founded PRE (Peer Review Evaluation), a suite of services designed to support and strengthen the peer-review process on behalf of researchers, publishers, and libraries. Currently he is President of Etkin Consulting, specializing in the academic/scholarly publishing industry. Session 5F: Publishing Ethics in Challenging Times: An Overview of Issues and Strategies to Address Complex Integrity and Ethics Issues
Janet Fisher is Senior Publishing Consultant for Publishers Communication Group. With publishing experience in scholarly journals, particularly in the nonprofit sector, she works with publishers to design initiatives to grow visibility and sales in the global institutional marketplace. Janet is a past president of SSP and a former board member of the Association of American University Presses. Session 2A: Small Data, Big Benefits: Mining for End User Relationships
Anna Jester began her career in publishing in 2000 at Allen Press, Inc., where she started as an SGML Specialist in the Online Publishing division. She later moved to the Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review division and in time became the Product Manager for Online Publishing and Online Manuscript Submission and Peer Review products. She also served as the Editor of FrontMatter, a newsletter devoted to issues that affect society and association publishers with a particular focus on technology. In 2010 she joined eJournalPress as the Director of Sales & Marketing. Anna currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Membership Committee, as a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Poster Committee, on the Science Editor Editorial Board, and on the Council of Science Editors Board of Directors. Session 1B: Strategic Planning: That Was Supposed to Happen!
Mark Johnson specializes in building and nurturing communities, and has over 20 years of publishing experience including stints at newspapers, cable television, and in scholarly publishing.
Mark joined PLOS in October 2014 and is currently Director of Contributor Experience and Product Marketing. Previously, Mark was Vice President, Publisher Relations for HighWire Press where he led the account management and support team. As Marketing Director for Elsevier’s Cell Press imprint he contributed to the successful launches of many Cell-branded journals.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas and his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Radio-Television-Film.
On a personal note: Mark, his wife Linda and their three cats live in the San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoys cycling, swimming, and eating…mostly eating. Mark occasionally competes in triathlons and is a multiple time finisher at Ironman Arizona and the “Escape From Alcatraz” events. Session 1D: Persistent Identifiers in Scholarly Communications: What, Why, How, Where, and Who?
Bill Kasdorf is VP and principal consultant of Apex Content Solutions. Past President of SSP, he is a recipient of SSP’s Distinguished Service Award, the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, and the BISG Industry Champion Award. Bill serves on the Board of the IDPF and its EPUB 3 Working Group; the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group; the International Press Telecommunications Council; is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee; and is an active member of the EDUPUB Alliance, the IDEAlliance Tech Council, and the SSP Organizational Collaboration Committee. Bill has spoken at many industry events, such as SSP, STM, AAUP, DBW, O’Reilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, IPTC, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. In his consulting practice, Bill has served publishers such as Pearson, Wolters Kluwer, Sage, Harvard, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, ASME, and IEEE, and organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, OCLC, and the European Union. Session 3B: Standards Crossing Boundaries: How Intersecting Standards and CrossSector Collaborations are Creating an Interoperable Publishing Ecosystem
Kerry Kroffe is Senior Editorial Manager, PLOS ONE. Kerry has spent the last 18 years in the publishing industry in various leadership, program management, and technology development roles. Before joining PLOS in 2014, he held positions at IOP Publishing, The University of Chicago Press, and LEXIS-NEXIS. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Computer Science from The University of Virginia. Seminar 4: Confronting Data Publishing Boundaries / Navigating the Pitfalls of Data Publishing
Rich Lampert, a 35-year veteran of the STM publishing world, has focused on a consulting practice since 2004. The Doody Consulting practice focuses helping professional societies in STM disciplines solve a wide range of strategic publishing challenges related to books, ebooks, digital information platforms, and journals. Session 4A: Ebook Wars: The Libraries Awaken
Judy Luther is President of Informed Strategies LLC, a consultancy that has supported many new initiatives and ventures that maximize opportunities with digital content. Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and a current member of SSP’s Organizational Collaboration Committee, Judy also serves as the North American Editor for Learned Publishing, the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). Judy has earned both an MLS and an MBA. Session 6D: An Engineering Approach to Scholar-Library-Publisher Digital Collaboration
Alice is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, a community-driven organization that is solving the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications, through our Registry of unique persistent identifiers for researchers. Before joining ORCID in 2015, initially as Director of Communications, Alice held a number of other marketing and communications positions at Wiley and, before that, Blackwell Publishing. She is a past SSP Board member and regular blogger, including for The Scholarly Kitchen. Session 2C: Meet the Press – Techniques for Facilitating News and Media Coverage
Ann Michael is President and Founder of Delta Think, a publishing consultancy focused on innovation in product strategy, development, and content management. Delta Think has worked with dozens of major commercial and non-profit scholarly and educational publishers as they clarified their business objectives, gained insight into their customers’ needs, defined new content products and business models, introduced new tools and technologies, and developed the skills and expertise needed to be successful in an ever changing publishing environment. Ann is currently President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), a frequent organizer and speaker at publishing conferences, and is a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. Session 6B: Riding the Technology Wave: How to Avoid a Wipe Out!
Heather Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies. She completed her doctorate “Freedom for scholarship in the information age” at Simon Fraser University in 2012. Prior to becoming an academic Heather was a long-time open access advocate, researcher and librarian. From 2002 – 2012 Heather served as a Coordinator at BC Electronic Library Network, based in Vancouver, where one of her principal areas of responsibility was coordinating consortial licensing of electronic resources. Session 5D: Sustaining the Knowledge Commons: Economics of Transition to Open Access
Ann Okerson has worked in academic libraries in Canada and the United States, spent five years in the commercial sector and five years at ARL (Washington, DC) on numerous issues of scholarly communications. She created the LIBLICENSE portfolio which serves as a primary source for information regarding e-resources agreements. Throughout, she has maintained strong interest and service to international librarianship, including developing countries. At Yale, in partnership with R4L, she helped to launch OARE. She has done consortia and licensing training for organizations such as AIMA/ALIA, Gulf Special Libraries Association, the National Science Foundation (Egypt), EIFL, and Infonet. She handles publisher agreements for INASP. Session 6C: Leveling the Global Playing Field: Publishers and Libraries Working Together
Christine Orr is Sales Director for Ringgold Inc. She supports Ringgold’s client base of publishers and intermediaries, helping them to improve data quality and interoperability, exploit the business intelligence within their own data, and explore the market for their content. Prior to joining Ringgold, Christine spent 15 years with the Optical Society of America and the American Institute of Physics, helping them to navigate the institutional market for legacy journals. She holds an MLS. Session 2A: Small Data, Big Benefits: Mining for End User Relationships
Bruce Rosenblum is CEO of Inera Incorporated. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing electronic publishing solutions. He heads up software development activities at Inera, including the design and development of eXtyles and Edifix. He also consults on the design of electronic production workflows and application of XML in publishing. Bruce co-authored the JATS/NLM DTD suite, is co-chair of the NISO STS working group, and developed the CrossRef Metadata Deposit Schema. He is a regular speaker at publishing conferences around the globe and served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. His joint work with CrossRef earned Inera and CrossRef the 2014 NEPCo Publishing Collaboration Award. Seminar 2: Machines as the New Readers: Theory and Practice of Data Interchange for Implementing FundRef and Other Identifiers in Publisher Workflows
Sara Rouhi has worked in scholarly publishing for seven years and manages sales and outreach in North America for Altmetric.com. She speaks and runs workshops on metrics in practice and the scholarly publishing process at library and scholarly publishing conferences worldwide.
She is an active member of the Society of Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and currently runs their Librarian Focus Group program. She was awarded SSP’s Emerging Leader Award in 2015.
Previous to working at Altmetric, she managed outreach and training for ACS Publications, working with librarians to help explain and clarify ACS Publications policies, products, and services. Sara conceived of and launched the ACS on Campus program, spearheaded the ACS Publications library summit expansion and managed the ACS Publications Customer Advisory Panel. Session 1A: Listen, Engage, Repeat: Lessons from the Front Line of Engagement
As President of the U.S. Operations for Editage / Cactus Communications, located in the greater Philadelphia area, Donald is actively involved in supporting the language editing and publication needs of the academic community, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication practices, worldwide. As such, he understands the logistics of scholarly publication and the global outsourcing of language editing and author support services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality. In the past year he has been active in addressing “irresponsible” commercial activities on the scholarly landscape and has mounted an industry-wide global call-to-action to build a Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources (CRPR; www.RPRcoalition.org) to help authors identify ethical publishers and author services, and to help coordinate dialog across industries about predatory commercial practices in scholarly publishing. Seminar 1: All Things Predatory – Tackling Irresponsible and Corrupt Commercial Practices in Publishing and Author Services | Session 2D: Discovering Content in Scholarly Publications; How Do Publishers Need to Adapt to Geographic, Cultural, and Age Differences in Readership and Research Behavior?
Heather Ruland Staines is Director Publisher and Content Strategy for ProQuest SIPX, working with the SIPX team to control student and library costs, improve workflow efficiencies, and advance technologies in the e-learning space. Prior to SIPX, she was Global eProduct Manager and Senior Manager eOperations at Springer SBM. She began her publishing career as a book acquisitions editor for Praeger Publishers, where she was eventually Editorial Director for Praeger Security International. She is currently Co-Chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and Chair of the ALA ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee. She also serves on NISO’s Transfer Standing Committee and the STM Association’s Futurelab. Session 3D: Get the Promotion! Networking, Training, Funding, and Advice to Getting Your Dream Job!
Adrian joined Digital Science in May 2014, coming over from portfolio company ReadCube, where he held the equivalent position. Previously, Adrian was CEO of the Charlesworth Group USA and brings over 20 years of experience in the global scholarly publishing industry, having lived and worked on 3 continents (Europe, Asia and North America). He holds a number of industry board and committee posts including at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and is an active member of scholarly publishing community. Seminar 5: Playing Global Moneyball and Impactball Well: Tools and Case Studies for Publishing Intelligently in International Markets
Kimberly Steinle is the Library Relations and Sales Manager for Duke University Press. Kim has worked at the Press for 15 years and is responsible for institutional subscription revenue through the sale of electronic collections and through communication with the library community. Acting as an advocate for librarian interests in the development and implementation of pricing models is a priority for Kim, and she has successfully created several pricing models for Duke’s electronic packages, including the e-Duke Journals and e-Duke Books collections. As an active participant at major library conferences, Kim serves on several committees with a special interest in publisher/librarian collaboration. Session 5A: So You Think you Know How to Manage a Library Budget? Budget Realities in Collection Decision-Making
Kevin Stranack has been a member of the Public Knolwedge Project Team since 2005. He received his Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2002 and his Master of Adult Education from the University of Regina in 2013. Session 3C: To Flip the Script: Moving Subscription Journals to Open Access through APCs and Cooperation
David Thew is an experienced and successful executive search and recruitment professional with some 21 years’ experience working with major global publishers, information providers and information professionals to identify, attract and place the highest-calibre professionals across all publishing and information disciplines and geographies. He was a founding Director and Joint MD of Intelligent Resources (IR), the specialist information industry and publishing recruitment consultancy, and subsequently Director of Publisher and Information Provider Recruitment at TFPL following the merger of IR and TFPL in 2009. He left TFPL (of his own volition) in 2013 to establish his own executive search consultancy for publishing and digital content markets. David is a Council member of ALPSP and an active member of its Professional Development Committee and is also a member of STM’s Early Careers Committee. Opening Plenary: I Wish Someone Had Told Me About This When I Was Starting Out: The Value of Mentorship
Monica Ward is the Senior Content & Licensing Officer at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and is responsible for administering the content program including coordinating the renewal and negotiations process, on-going license agreement management, and license maintenance support. Monica provides support for the Content Strategy Committee and other committees and task groups, as well as oversees the frontline member services function.
Monica has an Honours BA in Sociology and received her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her professional interests include open access, scholarly communication, collaboration through consortia, and license negotiations. Session 4C: Collaborative Partnerships between Libraries and Scholarly Journals: Building Innovative Relationships for Open Access
Charles Watkinson is Director of University of Michigan Press and Associate University Librarian for Publishing. As head of the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library (also known as Michigan Publishing) he is responsible for a disciplinarily-focused university press, a publishing services unit responsive to the needs of the parent university, and the institutional repository Deep Blue. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2014, Charles was head of Scholarly Publishing Services in Purdue University Libraries and Director of Purdue University Press. An archaeologist by training, he has also worked as Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Session 5B: Transformative Publishing Platforms for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities