Special Event—Joint SSP/NASIG meeting
May 27, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA
Evolving Information Policies and Their Implications: A Conversation for Librarians and Publishers
Born from a suggestion by Bob Boissy three years ago that the two organizations produce a joint program, this special day-long session will cover public policy issues ranging from open access, grant funder submission and publication requirements, to access for the print disabled, intellectual property, copyright law and fair use. Speakers will address the current status and speculate about potential developments, to help attendees gain a better understanding of current information policy and its impact on our current and future roles. Three expert speakers will address these topics from the perspectives of the publishing, librarian, and vendor communities that make up the core of our respective memberships. In addition, two intellectual property and copyright experts within the library and publisher space will share their knowledge and opinions. The day will conclude with a wrap up panel where all five speakers will share their predictions and respond to questions.
The meeting presents a unique opportunity for librarians and publishers to share views. NASIG supports a dynamic community of professionals including, but not limited to, librarians, publishers, and vendors engaging in understanding one another’s perspectives and improving functionality throughout the information resources lifecycle with an emphasis on scholarly communications, serials, and electronic resources. www.nasig.org
Jayne Marks is Vice President of Global Publishing at Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research, based in Philadelphia. She has responsibility for managing the Medical Research business content strategy across the Lippincott William & Wilkins portfolio of 290 medical, nursing and allied health journals, managing editorial, society acquisition and business development, and continuing education business. She also manages the product management and product strategy groups for the Ovid platform. Jayne has spent her 30-year career working in STM publishing and regularly speaking at industry conferences. She is the Chairman of the Board of the International STM Association and a board member of IPPRO. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, she was vice president and editorial director for the Library Information Group at SAGE Publications. In this position, she managed over 350 journals, a reference publishing program, and had responsibility for new online products. Jayne has held publishing director positions at Nature Publishing Group and Stockton Press, managing broad journal portfolios and launching new products. Jayne holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences from University of Sussex, UK.
Librarian Keynote: T Scott Plutchak, Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
T. Scott Plutchak is Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In that capacity he works with units throughout the university to develop institutional policies and services for the management and curation of research data. From 1995 to 2014 he was the Director of UAB’s Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. From 1999 through 2005 he was the editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), and presently serves on editorial boards for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice and The BMJ. He is a founding member of the Chicago Collaborative, and in 2009 was a member of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, formed at the request of the US Congress to develop consensus recommendations on providing public access to federally funded research results. He leads the international librarian rock band, The Bearded Pigs.
Vendor Keynote: Caitlin Trasande, Head of Research Policy at Digital Science
Caitlin Aptowicz Trasande is Head of Research Policy at Digital Science, currently on secondment to Nature Publishng Group. Prior to joining Digital Science, she managed the Nature Trends project at Nature Publishing Group. She has experience in consulting (The Advisory Board Company) and legal research (United States Office of the Independent Counsel). She received a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Chicago after studying Classics and Philosophy at St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD).
As an independent consultant, October assists publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia. Projects typically include market research, pricing, and/or marketing strategy. She began her career as an academic librarian at UNC and LSU and then completed PhD coursework in LIS (digital libraries and the information industry, and qualitative research methods) at UT Austin. She was an executive at two Boston area publishing services startups before becoming a consultant. October is a past president of both NASIG and SSP and currently co-chairs SSP’s Organizational Collaboration Committee.
Peter Jaszi is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches copyright law and courses in law and cinema, as well as supervising students in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, which he helped to establish, along with the Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice. He has served as a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and is a member of the editorial board of its journal. In 2007, he received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award, and in 2009 the Intellectual Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar honored him as the year’s Champion of Intellectual Property. He has written about copyright history and theory and co-authored a standard copyright textbook. Since 2005, he and Patricia Aufderheide have collaborated with members of various creative communities to develop Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use, a project described in their book, “Reclaiming Fair Use” (2011, Univ. of Chicago Press).
Michael J. Remington, J.D., is a partner in the law firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP (Washington, DC office) where his practice focuses on intellectual property law, civil justice reform and government relations. His clients include a major performing rights organization, a patent licensing foundation, trade associations, and individual authors and inventors. Prior to law practice, Mike held high-level positions in the three branches of the Federal government. For thirteen years, he was Chief Counsel of the Judiciary Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration and Counsel to the House Committee on the Judiciary. In the judicial branch, Mike served as a law clerk to a federal district judge and as Deputy Legislative Affairs Officer to the Judicial Conference of the United States (under Chief Justice Warren E. Burger). In the executive branch, Mike was a prosecutor in the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and worked at the White House in the Ford Administration. Mike is a former Fulbright Scholar in Paris, France who also served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa. For many years, he was as an adjunct law professor at the George Mason University School of Law and the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. He has published numerous articles about patent and copyright law, among other legal subjects, and has lectured on intellectual property issues worldwide, most recently in China, Korea and Italy.
Wrap up Panel with All Speakers
Moderator: Robert Boissy, Manager, Account Development & Strategic Alliances, Springer
Bob Boissy has been with Springer for 12 years, and is currently Manager of Account Development and Strategic Alliances with Springer. He has previously held positions in library licensing and third party licensing at Springer and has held positions in training, client technical support, and data exchange services for a subscription agency. Bob and has been involved in many standards groups related to serials, and has served as President of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG).
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