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Frankfurter Buchmesse | Micro-Conference and Business Breakfast (2019)

Hall 4.2 | Academic and Business Information Stage
16 October 2019
Frankfurt, Germany
Free to all Fair attendees

SSP Micro-Conference and Business Breakfast
with The Scholarly Kitchen at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Join the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK) “Chefs” for a complimentary breakfast with a side of what’s trending in scholarly and academic publishing. In collaboration with Frankfurter Buchmesse, SSP and TSK will deliver two insightful sessions exploring the latest industry developments as well as a look at the current state of OA monograph publishing.

Please note: The Fair opens at 8:45 and it takes about 10 minutes to get to Hall 4.2; to enter early from 8:30 a.m., simply inform the staff at the entry point that you want to attend the SSP conference in Hall 4.2. Seating is limited; arrive early to secure a seat.

8:45 am – 10:00 am:  Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am: What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly and Academic Publishing?

Founded in 2008, The Scholarly Kitchen is read by thousands of publishers, editors, librarians, researchers, and publishing service providers in more than 200 countries each day. In lightning-round format, TSK Chefs will explore what’s in scholarly communications and separate the hype from reality regarding forthcoming industry developments. Join us to hear their insightful perspectives about the latest trends and potential challenges facing scholarly and academic publishers today. Follow TSK online at scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org.


  • David Crotty, Executive Editor, The Scholarly Kitchen and Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press
  • Angela Cochran, Associate Editor, The Scholarly Kitchen; Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers; and President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing 
  • Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  • Robert Harington, Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society
  • Phill Jones, Owner and Principal Consultant, Double L Digital
  • Roger Schonfeld, Director of Ithaka S+R’s Library and Scholarly Communication Program
  • Monica Hoh, 2019 SSP Fellow and MSLIS Student, School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00 am – 11:00 am Challenges and Opportunities in OA Monographs

No longer in their infancy, OA monographs may be a permanent feature on the scholarly publishing landscape, but they differ from (and in some respects, lag behind) their journal counterparts in significant ways. This session features a panel presentation on issues and trends in OA monographs, including a university press’s efforts to balance commercial concerns with the mission of the press, the role of eBook aggregators in OA monograph publishing and promotion, and recommendations for best practices surrounding metadata and usage tracking. This timely presentation of success stories, lessons learned, and recommendations will explore a path forward to a sustainable future for OA monographs. 

 Moderator: Adrian Stanley, Managing Director, Publishers at Digital Science and Past President of SSP 


  • Andrew Joseph, Digital Publisher, Wits University Press
  • Kelley Squazzo, Director of Publisher Relations and Content Development, Project MUSE
  • Sara Grimme, Director of Strategic Accounts, Digital Science
  • Brian O’Leary, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group

For more information, visit: buchmesse.de/academic