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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Seminar 2: Predators, “Pirates” and Privacy…

Pre-Meeting Seminar
Seminar 2: Predators, “Pirates” and Privacy: Publishers and Librarians Explore New Challenges in Scholarly Communications

From the journals on Beall’s List to the controversy surrounding articles on sites such as SciHub, scholarly communication faces continuing challenges from a new set of players. Today’s faculty must publish to ensure their promotion and tenure, but the increasingly complex publishing space now leaves them in need of a new and different level of support. Publishers and librarians are in an ideal position to educate faculty and researchers about the pirates and predators that have appeared in the information industry, and how even seemingly innocuous actions (such as sharing a username and password) can have negative implications for themselves and their universities. In response, an industry-wide effort (RA21) is underway to find the balance between usability, security, privacy and copyright and establish standards for the user experience associated with authenticating to content systems. In return, users and librarians will see value-added services that have been long-requested, as well as ensure the ongoing protection of the content that is provided for use by researchers.

Come learn about the multitude of ways that these predatory publishers attempt to manipulate authors through fake journals, fictitious editorial boards, lack of peer review, and spurious article processing charges. See how widely available and discoverable–rogue and pirated content is. Learn from publishers and library services professionals about the challenges of authentication along with new ways to secure scholarly communications. This practical session will provide you with concrete takeaways that you can use to educate and protect your patrons and end users, along with information on what’s coming in terms of data and content protection.

Moderators: Heather Staines, Hypothes.is and Todd Carpenter, NISO
Twitter Handle: heatherstaines


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.

Peter Katz, Elsevier
Peter Katz is Vice President, Customer Lifecycle Solutions Support at Elsevier. He manages a team of Customer Engagement Analysts, whose remit is to improve the customers post-purchase experience. In addition, he plays a key role in Elseviers efforts to monitor and militate against content theft, interacting closely with affected customers and Elseviers product and technology teams. Peter began his career at Elsevier in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Elsevier Engineering Information. He subsequently served as SVP of Corporate Sales and SVP of Global Customer Services. Prior to joining Elsevier, he worked at John Wiley & Sons, Standard & Poors, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Academic Press and Human Sciences Press.
Jason Price, SCELC Consortium
Jason S. Price is Director of Licensing Operations at the SCELC Library Consortium. He earned a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a teacher and researcher and finished with a Masters in Library Science. He thoroughly enjoys applying data analysis skills he developed during graduate school to current library challenges. During his 10 years as a librarian at The Claremont Colleges, he worked as Science & Electronic Resources Librarian, Interim Director of Information Technology, Collections and Acquisitions Manager, Assistant Director for Collection Services and finally Interim Director of the Library. His role at SCELC provides opportunities to work with libraries, content and software providers, and other consortia, to improve library products and expand resource access. He has been publishing and speaking on electronic resource usage, discovery and access since 2005.
Michael Levine-Clark, University of Denver
Michael Levine-Clark is the Dean of the University of Denver Libraries. Previously, he was the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services. He is the recipient of the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for his work on e-books and demand-driven acquisition. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal “Collaborative Librarianship” and continues to serve as co-editor. He is also co-editor of the “Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences” 4th ed, and serves on editorial boards of several journals. An active member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), he has served most recently as chair of the Collection Management Section. As co-chair of the NISO Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs Working Group, he was one of the lead authors of the recommended practices document. He writes and speaks regularly on implications of discovery service implementation and strategies for improving academic library collection development practices.
Twitter Handle: MLevCla
Rachel Burley, Springer Nature
Rachel has responsibility for BioMed Central and SpringerOpens editorial and commercial activity. The group publishes 575 open access journals and across all research disciplines. She joined Springer Nature in February 2016. Previously, she was Vice President and Director of Open Access at Wiley, where she led the strategic planning and development of Wileys open access initiatives. Prior to that, she spent seven years at Nature Research, where she developed several new journals including Nature Methods and Nature Protocols.
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 universitys Copyright Officer, providing assistance to faculty, staff, and students on issues of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use. 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.
Twitter Handle: zetamathian
David Crotty, Oxford University Press
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUPs journals program, drives technological innovation, serves as an information officer, and manages a suite of research society-owned journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, and was a journal Editor in Chief. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. David has been elected to and serves on the Boards of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the STM Association, CHOR Inc., and the AAP/PSP Executive Council. As the Executive Editor of the Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about current issues in publishing.
Twitter Handle: scholarlykitchen
Daniel Ayala, ProQuest, LLC
Daniel Ayala is a 20+ year career information security and risk professional and a 15 year holder of the Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) certification. His background in pharmaceutical and financial services has seen him working on efforts ranging from highly technical to policy and standards-related projects, from organisational design to leadership development. As the Director of Global Information Security at ProQuest, Daniel is currently responsible for technology security, data privacy, and technology risk and compliance across all ProQuest businesses. Daniel also has strong ties to the Information industry outside the office as he is regularly educated by his wife, a former public and corporate librarian, on the matters that are important to librarians and patrons.
Twitter Handle: buddhake
Kathleen Berryman, Cabell’s International
Kathleen Berryman is a senior project manager at Cabells International where she supervised journal inclusion projects. She is currently spearheading Cabells initiatives to identify and combat deceptive publishing practices in academia. Kathleen has assembled a team to protect the integrity of academic publishing by systematically identifying fraudulent publications with reliability and objectivity.