2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 2A: Walking with Giants…
The role of the publisher in the scholarly ecosystem is changing rapidly, from a venue to streamline publication to a one-stop shop for researchers who want to advance in their field. Increasingly authors are looking to publishers to provide higher levels of service, and new methods to help drive the visibility of publications and provide additional feedback.
What implications do these changes have for societies and university presses, who often hold different objectives and have many more stakeholders to satisfy than purely commercial publishers? And what do librarians and researchers really want from them? From small to large, where are there opportunities for these organizations to adapt their approach to remain competitive in what is rapidly becoming an author’s market?
In this session, we’ll hear case studies from several organizations who have taken up this challenge, and from librarians who work with them. Participants will share insights into how the changes they are making align with their strategic goals and values, and well then invite the audience to discuss the challenges they are facing. Speakers will pose some statements and suggested opportunities for development which attendees will be invited to respond to.
Moderator: Sara Rouhi, Altmetric