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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 6B: The Publishers Guide to the Galaxy…

Practical Skills/Publishing 101
Concurrent 6B: The Publishers Guide to the Galaxy: Decoding the Latest Jargon in Publishing Technology

Perplexed by the latest terminology being thrown around in scholarly publishing? Don’t panic! Complex topics will be explained in simple terms so that even the most non-tech of attendees can understand. You’ll learn everything you need for a baseline understanding in 6 minutes and 40 seconds each in this Pecha Kucha-style session featuring 5 speakers in rapid-fire, presentations. These high-level overviews will be presented in 20 slides, each displayed for a mere 20 seconds. Topics include: blockchain, two-factor authentication, text and data mining, persistent identifiers, and scholarly communication networks.

Moderator: Melanie Dolechek, Society for Scholarly Publishing


Melinda Kenneway, Kudos
Melinda has worked in the scholarly communications industry for over twenty years. After completing a degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, she began her career in academic publishing working at Oxford University Press for 13 years, where she gained a board-level position as Global Marketing Director for the Journals Division. In 2004 she founded TBI Communications, a marketing agency serving academic publishers, societies and libraries. In 2013 she co-founded Kudos a web-based platform that supports the research community in increasing the discoverability and reach of their work. Melinda is a member of the editorial board of Learned Publishing, a member of ALPSP Council and Chair of the ALPSP Marketing Committee.
Twitter Handle: melindakenneway
Liz Krznarich, ORCiD
Liz is a full-stack web developer, currently working mainly in front end technologies and user interface design. At ORCID, she takes the lead on the ORCID website and registry user experience. Liz is experienced in design, web development, technology training and academic libraries, and previously worked at the University of Wisconsin and Food Concepts, Inc. Liz earned a BS in Graphic Design and a Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of Wisconsin.
Twitter Handle: lizjkrz
Ann Michael, Delta Think
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-elect of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), a frequent organizer and speaker at publishing conferences and events, and is a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen.
Twitter Handle: annmichael
Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization
Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and the Haworth Press. Todd is active on twitter @TAC_NISO and blogs regularly as a member of the Scholarly Kitchen.
Craig Griffin, Silverchair Information Systems
As a Solutions Engineer at Silverchair, Craig works with clients, end users, architects and user experience designers to develop the future of the Silverchair platform and our clients success. This role includes market evaluation, feature analysis, business case development, technical review, and prioritization.

Craig is currently working on a number of significant programs to enhance the future of the SCM6 platform, including SEO, data security, APIs and integrations.

Prior to Silverchair, Craig worked with government clients at SRA International.