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FEATURED CONTENT: The Scholarly Kitchen Live! 2019

  • The Scholarly Kitchen Live! 2019
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  • 5.29.19 - 05.31.2019
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  • Angela Cochran, David Crotty, Rick Anderson, Lettie Y. Conrad, Robert Harington, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Alice Meadows, Ann Michael, and David Smith

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The Scholarly Kitchen “Chefs” will lead a wide-ranging discussion picking up on the themes presented throughout this year’s Annual Meeting and looking into the future and the changing roles of publishers, libraries, and research societies. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the insightful Chefs, “What’s next?”

Angela Cochran, Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
David Crotty, Editorial Director, Journals Policy, Oxford University Press
Rick Anderson, Assoc. Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, J. Willard Marriott Library University of Utah
Lettie Y. Conrad, Publishing & Product Development Consultant         
Robert Harington, Associate Executive Director, Publishing, American Mathematical Society
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    
Alice Meadows, Director of Communications, ORCiD
Ann Michael, CEO, Delta Think Inc
David Smith, Head of Technology Strategy & Product Solutions, The IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)


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FEATURED CONTENT: Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Impact Factor vs. Societal Impact

  • Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Impact Factor vs. Societal Impact
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  • 5.29.19 - 05.31.2019
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  • Dr. Mariamawit Yeshak

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Scholarly publishing is a fundamental aspect of scientific research communication and the knowledge sharing process. It is also a determinant for career advancement in most academic fields. In Africa, scholarly publishing does not have a long history; it dates back only to the second half of the twentieth century. While publishing faces various challenges, there are numerous opportunities, such as the inflow of research funds, digitalization, and open access publishing, to make publishing easier for African scholars. As a result, many Africans are publishing their work in high-impact and top-rated journals. However, if one compares the rising rate of publication with societal development in Africa, the picture is very different. Africa still lags in social, economic and technological advancement. In her keynote, Dr. Yeshak will address the disconnect between the rate of publication and impact on societal development in Africa, focusing on potential solutions for maximizing societal benefit from publishing and how publishers can help.

Dr. Mariamawit Yeshak, Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy, Addis Ababa University, @YMariamawit


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FEATURED CONTENT: Why Inclusion Matters to Technology and Technology Matters to Inclusion

  • Why Inclusion Matters to Technology and Technology Matters to Inclusion
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  • 5.29.19 - 05.31.2019
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  • Betsy Beaumon

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Who are your users? Undoubtedly, they are academically advanced, intellectually curious, and demanding. They also increasingly include people who consume and create information differently than most publishers or other information providers currently present or process it. Maybe they can’t see your beautiful illustrations, or they can’t manipulate printed pages, or they can’t hear videos. If so, they are part of the one billion people on the planet who you aren’t fully serving, but who are increasingly part of your ecosystem as they advance in education, economic mobility, careers, and age. Huge strides in technology are changing the expectations of consumers, the geographic reach of solutions, and the very definition of publishing. Tech giants, including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Google, are continually innovating around the interfaces between consumers, creators, and their information, and have become leading advocates for inclusion. They are amplifying the work of global leaders in accessible education, product R&D, publishing, and standards. Can technology deliver a way forward to include everyone in the midst of so much change? How can your products and solutions become truly accessible, and what exactly does that mean? What do new innovations such as AI (artificial intelligence) offer, and how can they go wrong? Hear the perspectives of a technologist working at the forefront of these questions, where the answers stand as of now, and how publishers’ plans for their own digital transformation prompted a simple but revolutionary thought: Everything born digital must be, and can be, born accessible.

Betsy Beaumon, CEO, Benetech


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