2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Seminar 2: Predators, “Pirates” and Privacy…
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
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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.
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