2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 1F: Breaking Free of the Platform…
Scholarly journals have traditionally relied on large-scale online platforms for digital distribution of journals whether provided by large publishers (Elsevier, Wiley) or independent (HighWire, Atypon). Platforms have traditionally provided technical and commercial infrastructure, as well as cross-journal linking and communities of interest for societies within similar disciplines. XML standards, new discoverability technologies, and the growth of Open Access are reducing the need for much of that infrastructure and its high overhead cost. So will these newer technologies that enable distributed networks make the traditional hosting platforms obsolete? This panel discussion will include representatives of technology companies and not-for-profit initiatives that are disrupting every phase of content creation, hosting, and discoverability. Participants will include both technology providers and publishers who have taken advantage of these technologies, including representatives from eLife, TrendMD, Hypothes.is, Open Science Framework, Public Knowledge Project, and Collaborative Knowledge Foundation.
Moderator: Bert Carelli, TrendMD
Twitter Handle: bcarelli