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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 4C: Open for Discovery?…

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Concurrent 4C: Open for Discovery? Open Access Monographs in Scholarly Research Workflows

One of the primary drivers for open access publishing has been the ability to better facilitate discovery of scholarly information among researchers and the general public. But unlike journal articles, monographs have unique requirements in both librarian and researcher workflows that have made discoverability of long-form content more challenging than it has so far been for journals. The distributed nature of ebook hosting, issues of scale and standards, and the role of third parties in acquiring and surfacing monograph content are all challenges with which open access monograph publishers grapple. This panel will explore some of the issues that complicate discoverability of open access monographs and initiatives being led by service providers and standards organizations that aim to better incorporate them into librarian and researcher workflows.

Moderator: Erich van Rijn, University of California Press
Twitter Handle: erichvanrijn


Jennifer Kemp, Crossref
Jennifer Kemp is in a new role with Crossref’s Outreach team, focused on the mostly non-publisher “”affiliates”” who use Crossref metadata in aggregate. Prior to Crossref, she was most recently Senior Manager of Policy and External Relations for Springer Nature. Her career in scholarly publishing began at HighWire Press, where she had a variety of nonprofit and commercial publisher clients in the breadth of science and humanities disciplines.
Jennifer’s perspective remains influenced by her years as a librarian in electronic resources acquisitions and management and she still enjoys explaining to librarians what life is like on the other side.

Frank Smith, JSTOR
Frank Smith is the Director of the books program at JSTOR, where he has worked since 2011. Prior to joining JSTOR, Frank worked at Cambridge University Press for more than three decades, where he was Editor for history, Editorial Director for North America (2000 – 2008), and Global Director of digital publishing (2008 – 2011). He holds a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge.
Wendy Queen, Johns Hopkins University Press
Wendy Queen is the Director of Project MUSE. She serves on the international board of COUNTER, the ALPSP steering committee, and the CrossRef Books Interest group. John Hopkins University Press and Project MUSE was recently awarded a Mellon Grant to pursue the distribution of open access monographs. She holds a Master’s degree (University of Baltimore) in Publication Design, Information Arts & Technologies.