2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Seminar 1: Heather Hedden
Heather Hedden is a Senior Vocabulary Editor at Gale/Cengage Learning, where she helps edit the subject thesaurus used in indexing periodical articles, reference sources, and digital archives for various Gale library database products. She previously worked as a periodical and back-of-the-book indexer. Heather has taught online workshops in taxonomy creation through the continuing education program of Simmons College School of Library and Information Science and the American Society for Indexing (ASI). Heather is currently a member of the board of ASI and of the Content and Collection Management Topic Committee’s Bibliographic Roadmap Project working group of NISO. She previously served as board member of the Taxonomy Division of SLA president of the New England Chapter of ASI. Heather is author of The Accidental Taxonomist (2010, 2016).
Seminar 2: Heather Ruland Staines
Heather Ruland Staines, Ph.D., is Director of Partnerships at Hypothes.is, a non-profit in the annotation and collaboration space. She recently served as a Director for the ProQuest Global Content Alliance team where she managed content licensing for Discovery (Summon and Primo) and Course Materials (SIPX and Leganto) initiatives. She is a frequent speaker and participant in industry events, recently serving Co-Chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and Chair of the ALA ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee. In August 2016, she joined Project COUNTER as a member of their Board of Directors. She is part of NISO’s Transfer Standing Committee and the STM Association’s Futurelab and Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC). She earned a Ph.D. from Yale University.
Seminar 3: John Chodacki
John Chodacki is Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL). As Director of UC3, John works across the UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that CDL’s digital curation services meet the emerging needs of the scholarly community, including digital preservation, data management, data metrics, and reuse. In addition, John represents CDL in the global research community (funders, libraries, archives, publishers, researchers) and defines and prioritizes new and improved services for UC3. John is well-known and respected within the publishing and scholarly communication communities for his product and technology leadership. He currently serves on the board and/or committees of community organizations including Crossref, DataCite, FORCE11, Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation, and COUNTER.
Seminar 5: Jeff Mahony
Jeff Mahony is the Director, Division of Professional and Consumer Publishing at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Elk Grove Village, IL. Jeff oversees the development of the award-winning AAP product line of books (for pediatric health professionals and for parents), online publications, eBooks, mobile apps, video products, and patient education materials. Jeff has more than 20 years of publishing experience, and has been at the AAP since 2002, originally in the role of Manager, Digital Strategy and Product Development. Among his key initiatives at the AAP have been the launches of Red Book Online and Pediatric Care Online. Jeff is a proud graduate of Hofstra University in New York. Twitter Handle: jmahony11.
Seminar 6: Todd Carpenter
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 connect 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.
Session 1A: Kent R. Anderson
Kent R. Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network. He is a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and the founder of ÒThe Scholarly Kitchen.Ó He has been Publisher for Science and the Science journals; CEO and the Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Publishing Division; Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine; and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on numerous boards and advisory groups across scholarly publishing, and speaks occasionally. He is an award-winning writer and designer. He has a BA in English and an MBA.
Session 1B: Lauren Kane
Lauren Kane is COO of the nonprofit scientific publisher BioOne. She oversees BioOne’s sales program and the creation of new financial and dissemination models that increase library collaboration and researcher access. In addition, she helps BioOne’s 149 participating societies, museums, and independent presses develop sustainable publishing strategies and maximize their publications’ impact. An active community participant and proponent of mentorship and increasing industry diversity, Lauren serves on ALPSP’s North American Steering Group and as co-chair of SSP’s Organizational Collaboration Committee. Lauren holds an MBA, works from a home office in New Hampshire, and is an avid collector of frequent flyer miles.
Session 1C: Melissanne Scheld
Melissanne Scheld has been Managing Director of Publishers Communication Group (PCG) since 2014. With an academic publishing background spanning two decades, Melissanne has worked through the print-to-digital transition and is experienced in developing sales strategies for a wide-range of scholarly products. Before joining PCG in 2014, Melissanne spent 10 years at Cambridge University Press (NY offices) where she managed academic sales, publicity and various marketing functions. Previously she held positions at New York University Press and Columbia University Press.
Session 1E: Howard Ratner
Howard is Executive Director of CHOR Inc. and leads its first service, CHORUS: Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. Over the past two decades, he played a key role in developing innovative technology solutions that have transformed scholarly communications. Howard co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID and continues to serve as one of its Ambassadors. He was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of Crossref and CLOCKSS. He served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing and was the SSP President from 2014-2015. He is an active member of the STM Future Labs and recipient of the NFAIS 2012 Miles Conrad Award. Before joining CHOR, Howard was Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group, and held positions at Springer and Wiley.
Session 2A: Sara Rouhi
Sara Rouhi has worked in scholarly publishing for seven years and manages sales and outreach in North America for Altmetric.com. She speaks and runs workshops on metrics in practice and the scholarly publishing process at library and scholarly publishing conferences worldwide. Sara is an active member of the Society of Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and currently runs their Librarian Focus Group program. She was awarded SSP’s Emerging Leader Award in 2015.
Session 2B: David Crotty
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUP’s 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.
Session 2D: Anne T Stone
Anne T Stone is Senior Manager, Client Services at TBI Communications, where she consults on strategy, brand development, public relations, and marketing communications to organizations in the research ecosystem. Prior to joining TBI in 2015, she worked in academic and scholarly publishing at Wiley, Blackwell, Pearson, and start-ups for over 20 years. She presented “Using Altmetrics Responsibly” in the NFAIS Webinar series (May, 2016). Outside of publishing, she has also worked at Constant Contact on channel partner and brand ambassador programs and also served as President of a membership organization, her local chapter of the Project Management Institute.
Session 2E: Rebecca McLeod
Rebecca McLeod is a Strategic Account Manager at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a global leader in technologies related to content workflow, document delivery, text and data mining, and rights licensing. Rebecca applies her scholarly publishing experience to manage key publisher relationships. Prior to CCC, Rebecca was in the client relations group at Aries Systems and head of the Journals Division at The MIT Press. In this role, she oversaw the journals program as well as the management of CogNet, the Press’s online research tool in the brain and cognitive sciences. Rebecca is an active member of SSP and Boston Women in Information.
Session 2F: Dana Compton
Dana Compton is a Senior Consulting Associate at KWF Consulting. Dana consults with clients on matters of knowledge integration, product development, business models, RFPs, strategic planning, financial management, and book publishing. Prior to joining KWF Consulting in 2015, Dana was Publication Director at PNAS for over 8 years, and previously held positions at American Society for Clinical Oncology and Thompson Publishing Group. Dana has also served as a Director to the Council of Science Editors Board of Directors.
Session 3A: Jennifer Kemp
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, North America for Springer Nature, where she served previously as an eBooks Product and Library Marketing Team Manager. Her experience in scholarly publishing began with her work as a Publication Manager at HighWire Press, where she had a variety of nonprofit and commercial publisher clients. Jennifer’s perspective on the industry remains influenced by her years as a librarian, primarily at IBM Research. She has experience in most librarian roles, but was focused mainly on electronic resources acquisitions and management. Her career experiences have exposed her to the idiosyncrasies of publishing in the breadth of science and humanities disciplines and she still enjoys explaining to librarians what life is like on the other side.
Session 3B: Brooks Hanson
Brooks Hanson serves as the Director of Publications for the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He’s responsible for overseeing AGU’s portfolio of many books and 20 journals and their editorial operations, helping set overall editorial policies, and leading future developments. He worked with Kerstin Lehnert and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld to help start the Coalition on Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (www.COPDESS.org). Before arriving at AGU, he served as the Deputy Editor for Physical Sciences at Science and earlier as an editor at Science. Brooks has a Ph.D. in Geology from UCLA and held a post-doctoral appointment at the Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution. His main areas or research and publications span the tectonics of the western U.S., metamorphic petrology, modeling magmatic and hydrothermal processes, and on scholarly publishing. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of American and Mineralogical Society of America.
Session 3C: Tom Beyer
Tom Beyer is Director of Platform Services for the online publishing platform, PubFactory. He is responsible for providing the vision and strategy for the ongoing development of the PubFactory platform. Tom has 15+ years of experience devoted exclusively to building and refining the PubFactory platform, which includes conceptualizing and delivering platform implementations for the IMF, OUP, Brill, SAGE, Wiley, Cengage Learning, RR Donnelley, the World Bank, Bloomsbury, and Harvard University Press, among others. Tom is especially interested in exploring new user interaction paradigms that online delivery can support.
Session 3D: Fiona Carr
Fiona Carr oversees management of Ingenta Connect’s US-based accounts, ensuring that publishers maximise the benefits from their availability of their content on this market-leading platform. Fiona has worked in scholarly and academic publishing for 21 years, focusing on new business development, rights management, content licensing and acquisition with positions held at Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Alexander Street and Springer Nature. Fiona is an active participant in the scholarly community having spoken at many events and served on a number of committees including several years as Chair, ALPSP Copyright Committee.
Session 3E: Lettie Conrad
In Lettie Conrad’s 15 years of publishing experience, she has led user-centered web and mobile product development, focused on driving research and analysis that enables evidence-based product management for a portfolio of global clients. She is currently a publishing and product development consultant, working as a senior associate with Maverick Publishing Specialists, as well as with a portfolio of independent global clients. Lettie serves as North American Editor for Learned Publishing and as a member of NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative, as well as a part-time information science doctoral student via a remote program at Queensland University of Technology via San Jose State’s iSchool. Read more about Lettie on LinkedIn, ORCID or Twitter.
Session 3F: Bill Kasdorf
Bill Kasdorf is VP and Principal Consultant of Apex Content Solutions. Past President of SSP, he is a recipient of SSP’s Distinguished Service Award, the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, and the BISG Industry Champion Award. Bill serves on the Steering Committee of the W3C Publishing Business Group and the W3C’s EPUB 3 Community Group and Digital Publishing Interest Group; the International Press Telecommunications Council; is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee; and is an active member of ABC, the Accessible Books Consortium, the EDUPUB Alliance, the IDEAlliance Tech Council, and the SSP Organizational Collaboration Committee. Bill has spoken at many industry events, such as SSP, STM, AAUP, DBW, O’Reilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, IPTC, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. In his consulting practice, Bill has served publishers such as Pearson, Wolters Kluwer, Kaplan, Sage, Harvard, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, ASME, and IEEE, and organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, OCLC, and the European Union.
David Myers, President and CEO of DMedia Associates, Inc. is an Information Industry expert, with over 27 years experience specializing in Strategy, Licensing, Sales and Business Development. Throughout his career, he has drafted, negotiated and closed over 750 domestic and international licensing agreements with publishing partners, customers and distributors. He has also negotiated and closed countless business alliances, strategic partnering, and revenue generation deals. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was Executive Director, Global Licensing and Business Development with Wolters Kluwer Health for 7 years. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Business Development, WeFusion, Inc., Vice President of Business Development for Marco Polo Technologies, Senior Associate, Whitehall Montague & Cie. Investment Bankers and Strategic Planning Analyst, Texaco, Inc. In these roles, David led the development of strategic plans and developed and led the effort for new product licenses, new strategic partnering and acquisition targets.
David earned a B.S. in Genetics/Business from The University of Maryland, a M.B.A. in Finance from Pepperdine University and a J.D. from American University. David is an active member of the California State Bar, a prior member of the Content Board of the Software and Information Industry Association, and of many publishing industry associations..
Session 4B: Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke is the president of Clarke & Company, a management consulting firm working at the intersection of technology, business, and content. Clarke & Company focuses on digital strategy, product development, and market research related to STM and scholarly publishing. He is also a partner at STM Advisers, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the STM marketplace. Prior to founding Clarke & Company, Michael was Executive Vice President for Product and Market Development at Silverchair Information Systems. He has held positions at the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Press. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silverchair Information System and is a past board member of both the Council of Science Editors and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. A frequent contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen, Michael is a graduate the University of Colorado and the University of Chicago.
Session 4C: Erich van Rijn
Erich van Rijn is Director of Publishing Operations at the University of California Press. His career in the publishing industry has spanned nearly 20 years in both general and academic publishing including stints at Oxford University Press and HarperCollins Publishers. In his current role, he oversees the Univeristy of California Press’s production and information technology functions. He has participated in a number of key industry committees that are responsible for digital standards. Erich is also currently co-principal investigator on Editoria, a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open source, web-based content, and workflow management system for scholarly monographs.
Session 4D: Moshe Pritsker
Dr. Pritsker co-founded JoVE in response to a universally experienced problem within the world of biomedical science: today only 10-30% of published scientific articles can be successfully reproduced. Dr. Pritsker encountered this same problem while completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University, so he developed an elegantly simple solution: filming experiments and publishing them in video format to make all the subtle, intricate techniques involved in research plainly visible for anyone to see and replicate. Dr. Pritsker holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Today, JoVE is the premier producer and publisher of video resources for scientific research and education. Millions of researchers and students utilize JoVE video articles through nearly 1,000 subscribing universities, colleges, and biotech companies in over 60 countries..
Session 4E: Alison Bradley
Alison Bradley is the Collection Development Librarian and Liaison Coordinator at Davidson College, where she is responsible for developing a collaborative program of material selection and review with a team of librarians and the faculty of the College. She is also the co-PI on The Charlotte Initiative for Permanent Acquisition of eBooks by Academic Libraries, a Mellon-funded project that investigates sustainable solutions to issues of preservation and use of eBooks in academic libraries. Alison received her BA in Philosophy from McGill University and her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Session 4F: Christian Kohl
Christian Kohl is an independent Consultant and Project Manager for Digital Publishing and IT. Before that, he served as “Director Information and Publishing Technology” at De Gruyter for nearly 11 years. Christian has worked extensively with service providers all around the world, leading many RFP processes, system migrations, system implementations, and consolidations as well as shaping and implementing the digital strategy of the company. Christian holds a masters degree in Computational Linguistics and has worked as project manager, software developer, server administrator, event manager, and researcher in previous lifes..
Session 5A: John G. Dove
John G. Dove is an information industry consultant and Open Access advocate. He helped lead the online encyclopedia aggregator, Credo Reference, from its early days up through cash-flow- positive and beyond. In the 90s he was president and COO of Silverplatter. His background includes work at the strategy firm, Symmetrix, and helping to direct the e-Government executive education program at Harvard’s Kennedy School. A foundational element of his career has been about finding ways to facilitate end users’ access to information. He’s been online from home since 1969.
Session 5B: Marjorie Hlava
Marjorie Hlava is a popular speaker on topics involving information organization, semantic enrichment, and taxonomy and thesaurus creation. She is the author of multiple books and over 200 articles, including her newest publication, The Taxobook, a three-volume collection on the history and implementation of taxonomies. She holds two U.S. patents encompassing 21 patent claims.
Session 5C: Gabriel Harp
Gabriel Harp began as a copyeditor and spent a decade working on the production side of Cell Press journals before taking the leap into product management, where he enjoys sitting at the intersection of people and technology. He relishes the challenges of working in a tradition-bound industry that is changing rapidly, and he takes great satisfaction in contributing to the advancement of knowledge and scientific progress through publishing. Outside of work he enjoys fishing, writing, reading, exploring the woods of Maine with his family, and composting – and is hooked on a few too many podcasts at the moment.
Session 5D: Pat Sabosik
Pat Sabosik is the General Manager of the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, an authoritative selection of credentialed scholarly blogs by leading academic thought leaders. Pat has held senior management and strategy positions addressing the library and corporate markets with Gartner where she launched networking products and holds a patent in search algorithms; Thomson Learning, where she managed an investment fund for new educational products; Factiva, the Dow Jones and Reuters joint venture, where she directed global marketing and channel development; Elsevier where she launched and commercialized ScienceDirect, a leading scientific research platform for academic libraries; and America Online, where she lead AOL’s digital imaging project. Her MBA is from Seton Hall University. She is a member of the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Web Campus Board of Directors and a Vice President and Board Member of Gazelle International, an education-focused non-profit.
Session 5E: Jan Peterson
Jan Peterson is an STM publishing industry veteran with an emphasis on content licensing. She helped to establish document delivery as a legitimate revenue stream for publishers and coined the term “Article Economy”. She has been very engaged with the standards community, having served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the International Committee for EDI in Serials (ICEDIS). Jan was at Academic Press during the heady days of developing the first online journal program, then went onto Faxon, Infotrieve, and most recently Reprints Desk.
Session 5F: Erika Valenti
Erika Valenti is Vice President, North America for Emerald Publishing where she directs all aspects of the company’s development in the region, including sales, product introduction, brand presence and corporate strategy. Prior to Emerald, Erika was Global Sales Director for Publishers Communication Group working with clients including BioOne, American Society for Microbiology, the Royal Society, Geological Society of London, and Canadian Science Publishing; and she previously spent ten years in international sales and marketing roles at the MIT Press. She has considerable experience with sales management for books, journals and databases, emerging market entry strategies, library negotiations, and consortia relationships in the US, Brazil, India, China, and Southeast Asia. In her current position, she endeavors to focus and balance Emerald’s product, author, librarian, and user needs within the US and Canadian market.
Session 6A: Marcel Knöchelmann
Marcel Knöchelmann works as a publishing consultant at fullstopp in Berlin. He graduated from University College London and has experience from various publishing projects, such as Strategic Development at Wiley, research at The Academic Book of the Future project, and marketing and sales at Knowledge Unlatched. After having been a bookseller for three years, Marcel studied publishing management and worked at smaller media startups and interned at major companies like De Gruyter and Sartorius. He received a 2016 SSP International Fellowship, was the 2015 John Wiley & Sons scholar, and is an alum of the German National Merit Foundation. He publishes research and articles on lepublikateur.de and will start a PhD at UCL’s Department of Information Studies in September 2017.
Session 6B: Joanna Gillette
Joanna Gillette is Product Education Manager at Allen Press, Inc. in Lawrence, KS. In this role, she is responsible for the management and promotion of the complete portfolio of Allen Press products and services, including publisher services, print production, marketing communication, advertising sales, and association management. Joanna has a passion for ink on paper, but she also loves to help clients tell their story in ways that resonate beyond the printed page.
Session 6C: Stephen Pinfield
Stephen Pinfield is Professor of Information Services Management at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has a particular interest in scholarly communication and practice, with his most recent work focusing on open access and open data. His research focuses on the intersection between technology deployment, organisational policy development, and cultural practices, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Before embarking on an academic career, he was an information practitioner, working in various roles in higher education library and IT services. Latterly he was Chief Information Officer at the University of Nottingham where he also founded the SHERPA initiative, delivering such services as SHERPA RoMEO, a crucial component of the current global OA infrastructure. He has been involved in national and international policy development in areas of scholarly communication for the last 15 years and publishes and speaks widely on these issues.
Session 6D: John Sack
John Sack is one of the founders of HighWire Press and focuses on market assessment, technology innovation, and the kind of thought leadership and industry-forward thinking that has defined HighWire’s mission since 1995. While this frequently involves working with new technology, as often it involves working with publishers and editors on new ideas, opportunities, or problems they wish to address. John considers himself a “futurist” or “trend-spotter” in that he tries to watch what is happening in consumer and scholarly services and identify patterns that are just beginning to emerge. John has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and a graduate degree in English from Stanford.
Session 6E: Mira Waller
Mira Waller is the Associate Head of Collections & Research Strategy at the North Carolina State University Libraries. She shares responsibility for overseeing the collections budget and articulating the Libraries’ collection development vision; provides guidance, direction, and support for current initiatives aimed at re-envisioning the role of subject specialist librarians; and advances the Libraries’ efforts in research engagement and student success. Previously, Mira was the Director of Publishing Services for Project Euclid, an online community and platform for mathematics and statistics scholarship, managed jointly by Duke University Press and Cornell University Library.
Session 6F: Tim Lloyd
Tim Lloyd is the founder and CEO of LibLynx, a provider of cloud-based identity & access management solutions for publishers and libraries. Prior to LibLynx, Tim was Chief Operating Officer and Head of Music Publishing at Alexander Street Press. Tim has over 15 years of experience in developing innovative and successful electronic products for educational markets, including the world’s first commercial streaming music service and the first dedicated streaming audio and video collections for libraries.