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June 1, 2012



Jun 1, 2012 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM



Concurrent 4A: Risk vs. Reward: Exposing Proprietary Content in an Open Fashion

Jun 1, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Lee Dirks, Microsoft

Publishers are keen to promote access to their content to improve readership, impact, and sales. The number of pathways funneling readers to publisher sites continues to proliferate. Many of these tools have distinct requirements regarding what information must be exposed for indexing purposes. How are different publishers managing these requirements? How real are the benefits of increased exposure? How real are the risks in allowing third party organizations access to your proprietary assets? Both commercial and NFP publishers will share their unique concerns and experiences with respect to this critical issue. The session will also highlight what the managers of these discovery tools have learned to date about the balance between open pathways and proprietary content.


Rafael Sidi, VP Application Marketplace & Developer Network Elsevier
Rafael Sidi is Vice President of Elsevier's Application Marketplace and Developer Network. Rafael has been with Elsevier since 2001 and has been leading product development efforts at Elsevier -- first in Engineering & Technology, then in Academic & Government groups. He has been instrumental in creating and launching productivity enhancing online products for researchers, including Elsevier's new SciVerse platform, ScienceDirect, Engineering Village, Referex and illumin8. Rafael has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and an MA from Brandeis University, United States.

Bernard Rous, Director of Publications Association for Computing Machinery
BA Brandeis University; MA New School for Social Research. Worked in Publishing at ACM from 1980 to the present. Responsibilities have included development and management of secondary database publishing system for reference publications; development of early CDROM and hypertext products; project manager for early SGML publishing production system; development and direction of ACM electronic and print publishing program; formulation of copyright and permissions policy for the networked environment; implementation and management of ACM Plagiarism Policy; and establishment and evolution of ACM Digital Library with appropriate business model. Serving on Board of Directors of CrossRef and ORCID.

Brian Bishop, Director of E-Product Development Springer Images
As Vice-President of Platform Development, Brian Bishop is currently responsible for the development and launch of new electronic products at Springer, the most recent of which is the free analytic tool called AuthorMapper (, and Springer Protocols ( Brian has held various positions within Springer, including Marketing Special Projects Manager and Product Manager for online platforms. His previous role at Kluwer Academic Publishers involved online product development, and Brian launched the first STM custom eBook platform in 2001 with 450 titles.



Concurrent 4B: Making Semantics Work

Jun 1, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Bill Kasdorf, Apex

Publishers are increasingly realizing the power and potential of semantics to take their content to the next level and to make it more discoverable, more dynamic, more useful and usable. This session will focus on three concrete advances that promise to make the benefits of semantics a practical reality: a proposal for the creation of a Taxonomy Commons, a sort of multidisciplinary CrossRef for Taxonomies that would help make semantic taxonomies more accessible and consistent; a Smart Content initiative that utilizes a clinical taxonomy to semantically enrich content at a very granular level, facilitating search and discovery as well as integration of content within the professional workflow.


Bernadette Hyland, 3 Round Stones, Inc.
Bernadette brings a strong background in commercial and federal government data management strategies, coupled with expertise in leading high-growth software organizations. Bernadette is committed to articulating the practical use of semantic technologies to corporate and government decision makers. She has been instrumental in delivering innovative Web applications to the Library of Congress, US Government Printing Office and US Environmental Protection Agency. Bernadette is co-chair of the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group and a member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group. Bernadette is co-founder of several profitable early stage Internet companies delivering enterprise products. She was co-founder and CEO of Tucana Technologies, the company that produced the first commercially-supported native RDF (Resource Description Framework) database in 2003. Tucana was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2005. She has lead several profitable early stage companies delivering Web-based products and has helped pioneer Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects, including the Mulgara Semantic Store, Persistent URL (PURLs), Freemix and the Callimachus Project. Bernadette earned a Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science and Linguistics from UCLA.

Thane Kerner, CEO Silverchair Information Systems
As co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Silverchair, Thane Kerner has since 1993 led the organization's strategic development of platforms and professional services that focus on the intersection of technology with health care knowledge. Medical informatics, the semantic web, clinical information processes, and web-based learning are the foundations for a broad variety of Silverchair-created health reference products delivered via networked digital media. Thane serves on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishers Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; as Co-Chairman of the American Medical Publishers Committee; and on the National Library of Medicine's Publishers Advisory Panel. He is an advocate for issues of concern to the health information industry, and a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Top Management Roundtable, the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the PSP Annual Conference, the AMPC Medical Informatics Seminar, and the AMPC-National Library of Medicine Biennial Symposium.

Prior to establishing Silverchair, he was publisher of Experimental Hematology, the official journal of the International Society for Experimental Hematology. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sivaram Arabandi, Elsevier Health Sciences
Sivaram Arabandi is a clinical informatician with research interests in applied clinical ontologies, especially for data integration and clinical decision support. Sivaram trained as a General Surgeon and holds a Masters degree in Computer Science. He currently leads Elsevier's medical terminology services and oversees the development of EMMeT or 'Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy' and its application across multiple products. Prior to this, Sivaram has worked on projects ranging from clinical content development within EHR systems to enterprise reporting frameworks. As a member of the SemanticDB project at Cleveland Clinic, he worked on the domain ontology model for Cardiothoracic Surgery, and its integration into a platform for data acquisition, reporting and knowledge discovery. He was a co-investigator and lead for PhysioMIMI project at Case Western Reserve University, a multi-institutional NCRR funded project to integrate distributed data resources for information retrieval and analysis using semantic technologies. Here he developed an application ontology for sleep medicine called the Sleep Domain Ontology (SDO). Sivaram worked in the area of Adverse Event detection using knowledge intensive methodologies as a visiting scientist at the NLM. He collaborates with other researchers on the development of open clinical ontology models in the areas of general medicine (OGMS), infectious diseases (IDO), vital signs (VSO) and Newborn Screening (ONSTR).



Concurrent 4C: A Primer on Open Access Publishing Lessons from the Field

Jun 1, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Elizabeth Nolan, The Optical Society

Open Access Publishing has been around for more than 15 years, but it has only recently gained widespread traction with publishers, librarians and the authors with whom they work. Libraries, societies, and publishers are thinking about, or are already implementing, open access initiatives to meet the growing demands of their patrons and institutions. Join us as we discuss different open access initiatives, ways that publishers and librarians are adapting to or implementing them, and some lessons learned along the way.

We will share:

  • An overview of open access publishing models
  • Broad-based publishers approach to OA
  • Limited publisher scope
  • OA initiatives undertaken by a library/institution


Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer The Optical Society
Elizabeth Nolan is the Chief Publishing Officer for The Optical Society. In this role, she oversees all facets of OSA's publishing program which is comprised of fifteen open access, subscription-based and co-partnered journals. Before joining The Optical Society, Elizabeth was Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy at SPi where she successfully led some of its largest strategic initiatives as well as developed a host of new innovative services for Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers. Prior to that, she held senior level positions at Thompson Publishing Group, The Worldwatch Institute and Wolters Kluwer. With more than 17 years of experience working with and for global not-for-profit and commercial publishers and an Asia-based publishing service provider, Elizabeth has forged an international career that is rich in journal, book, and electronic publishing expertise.

Daniel Kulp, Editorial Director American Physical Society
Daniel Kulp has worked in the Editorial Office of the American Physical Society (APS) for over 15 years. Initially hired as an Assistant Editor for Physical Review B in 1996, he has since become the Editorial Director for all the APS journals. During this time he has been involved in all aspects of publishing including peer-review, production, distribution, and personnel and financial management of journals. He has been at the forefront of APS's efforts in Open Access publishing by managing the development and launch of Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, the Free to Read program, and Physical Review X. Publishing 19,000 articles and 150,000 pages of Physics annually, the APS Journals are among the most visible and highly respected journals in Physics publishing.

Diane Geraci, Director of Libraries Central European University
As Associate Director for Information Resources, Diane Geraci is one of four Associates on the leadership team of the MIT Libraries, with direct responsibility for acquisitions, metadata and enterprise systems; collections strategy and management; curation and preservation services; information delivery and library access; and Institute Archives and special collections. She is also actively engaged with the work of the Library's Office of Scholarly Publishing and Licensing. Prior to moving to MIT in 2008, she served as Librarian for the Social Sciences at Harvard College Library; held joint appointments as the Director of Science Libraries at the University of Michigan Library and Faculty Associate at ICPSR; and held various positions at the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex and at Binghamton University Libraries. Diane currently serves on the ACM Library Advisory Board, IEEE Library Advisory Council, ORCID Board, and representative on the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).



Concurrent 4D: Free and Discounted Journal Access Programs...

Jun 1, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Phil Davis, Phil Davis Consulting

Many publishers participate in free and discounted journal access programs for developing nations. Are these programs achieving what they set out to do? What is the effect of these programs on the lives of researchers, teachers, students and clinicians? The speakers will present data and analysis on the successes and challenges in delivering scholarly content to developing nations.


Daniel Dollar, MLS Head of Collection Development and Management Yale University Library
Daniel Dollar is the director of collection development for the Yale University Library. Daniel's work with the Research4Life began at the Yale Medical Library, where he was responsible for metadata management for the HINARI program. His involvement includes co-teaching a week-long HINARI trainer seminar at the University of Guyana in February 2011. Daniel now represents the Yale University Library as a participating partner on the Research4Life Executive Council.

Mary Ochs, Cornell University Library
Mary Ochs is the Director of the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University. She has worked in the Cornell University Library for over 25 years in various roles. Mary is the former TEEAL Project Director and has worked on AGORA with FAO and the Research4Life Partners since its inception. Mary has her BS from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and her MLS from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Phil Davis, Chief Analyst and Smarty Pants Phil Davis Consulting
Phil Davis is an independent researcher, analyst and consultant in science publishing. He holds a PhD in science communication from Cornell University (2010), has extensive experience as a science librarian (1995-2006), and was trained as a life scientist. His research has focused on the dissemination of scientific information, rewards and incentives in academic publishing, and economic issues related to libraries, authors and publishers. Phil is a prolific author of many scientific and popular articles on science communication, blogs for The Scholarly Kitchen, and speaks regularly at national conferences. He has received rewards for his work in citation analysis. He is located in Ithaca, NY.

Mark Johnson, Director, Marketing PLOS
Mark Johnson has over 20 years of publishing experience including newspapers, cable television, and scholarly publishing. Mark joined Public Library of Science (PLOS) in October 2014 and serves as Director, Marketing. While at PLOS he introduced programs that provide greater recognition for PLOS authors, reviewers and editors. Previously, Mark was VP, Publisher Relations at HighWire Press Inc., where he led the account management and support group. As Marketing Director for Elsevier's Cell Press imprint he contributed to the successful launches of many of the Cell-branded journals. Mark received his bachelor's degree at the University of Kansas, and his master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Radio-Television-Film. On a personal note: Mark, his wife Linda and their three cats live in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a multiple finisher at Ironman Arizona and the "Escape From Alcatraz" events but has not yet completed "The Death Ride.

Alicia Wise, Director, Universal Access Elsevier
Alicia Wise joined Elsevier in 2010 as the Director of Access & Policy where she leads initiatives aimed to expand access to research that will advance science, technology and health. This includes securing the cross-stakeholder collaboration needed to address access gaps in the in the developing world (e.g. Research4Life) and for members of the public (e.g. Open Access publishing, CHORUS, and Access to Research). She works closely and effectively with global stakeholders in the scholarly communication landscape who share a passion for broadening access and solution-driven change. This includes funders, librarians, fellow publishers, and policy makers. Alicia has worked at JISC, leading innovation programs to stimulate the creative use of information technology in universities and colleges and national negotiations for access to research. Alicia has also served as the Chief Executive of the Publishers Licensing Society and Head of Digital Publishing at The Publishers Association (PA). Alicia holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and worked both as an academic archaeologist and also in a pioneering digital archive for archaeological datasets.
Twitter Handle: wisealic



Concurrent 4E: To Disappear, or Not to Disappear.....

Jun 1, 2012 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Darcy Dapra, Google, Inc.

Today, search services are used by most researchers to find scholarly articles. Publishers, platforms and search services have worked together over several years to make scholarly articles easy to discover and read. However, transition of journals to new hosts or new platforms brings additional challenges. Transitions that don't take indexing issues into account often result in journals disappearing from search services for an extended period of time. This session will highlight key issues to keep in mind to ensure that journals preserve their discoverability during and after a transition. It will present specific recommendations as well as experiences from past transitions. We will hear from search services as well as from publishers and hosting platforms.


Darcy Dapra, Partner Manager, Google Scholar Google, Inc.
Darcy Dapra is a Partner Manager for Google Scholar, responsible for external relations with the scholarly publishing and library communities. Prior to her current post with Google and her now eleven-year stint in the scholarly publishing arena, in roles both at the University of California Press and Stanford University's HighWire Press, Darcy traveled to Korea on a Fulbright grant in 1999, teaching English and American culture, and subsequently completed a Master's degree in Art History at the University of California, Davis. In her free time, Darcy enjoys spending time with her family, reading as many online news articles as humanly possible, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Kevin Cohn, Chief Operating Officer Atypon
Kevin Cohn is Vice President of Operations for Atypon, a leading provider of software for digital content delivery, discovery, and monetization, with responsibility for delivery of the company's products and services. He is a frequent industry speaker, having presented on topics ranging from consumer monetization to content discoverability to the mobile revolution. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Louise Page, Publisher PLOS



Concurrent 5A: Username Unknown - .....

Jun 1, 2012 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Richard Padley, Semantico

There is a striking gap between theory and practice in the integration of social media and scholarly publishing. Many consumer brands have realized the potential of social media. Publisher content platforms, by contrast, do nothing or simply provide links for sharing, despite the tangible benefits of using social media in terms of usability for end users and increased online traffic. The emergence of ORCID as a mechanism for contributor identity raises the stakes for publishers as it separates the management of individual identity from the publisher platform. This model of federated identity is already prevalent in the consumer world; using Facebook or Twitter as a login mechanism significantly lowers the barriers to usage of personalized websites. In this session we'll examine the current state of integration in scholarly websites, hear lessons learned, and examine options for deeper integration with social platforms and identity services such as ORCID.


Jan Reichelt, President & Co-Founder Mendeley
Jan is Co-Founder and President of Mendeley (, a London- and New York-based technology startup. Since its launch in 2009, Mendeley has grown into one of the world's largest research collaboration platforms and crowdsourced research databases, with more than 2m users and 350m uploaded documents. Together with his co-founders, he has been awarded "European Founder of the Year 2013". Jan was also a lecturer in Electronic Business and Information Management at the University of Cologne and served as an advisor to SAP's supervisory board. Besides this, he's totally fascinated with Latin-American dances (such as Salsa), regularly attending (very non-academic) dance congresses.

Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director Kudos
Charlie Rapple is Associate Director of TBI Communications, which offers strategic consultancy and outsourced marketing implementation to publishers, societies and others in the scholarly information sector. After several years at the interface of publishers and libraries, she has a strong working knowledge of topics ranging from the semantic web and social media to discovery and business models. She is actively involved in UKSG; having chaired its marketing subcommittee, she is about to begin a three-year term as treasurer. She also founded the KBART initiative to improve metadata sharing. Charlie holds a BA from the University of Bristol and a postgraduate MDip from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, of which she is a†chartered member. In her spare time, she drives her 1974 CitroŽn DS, listens to vinyl and messes about on rivers.

Paul Dlug, Assistant Director, Journal Information Systems American Physical Society
Paul Dlug is the Assistant Director of Journal Information Systems at the American Physical Society (APS). He joined the APS product development group in 2001 and has been a key contributor to the development of the journal platform, archive, and associated systems. Prior to joining APS he was involved in several startup companies, including Starmedia, a large portal site for the Spanish/Portuguese speaking world, and Caliber Design, an e-commerce software provider. Paul is interested in solving problems and driving change through technology and design.



Concurrent 5B: Start-ups and Scholarly Publishing (Round 2)

Jun 1, 2012 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Joy Moore, Chief Product Strategist

Following on the heels of our successful panel at the SSP Annual Meeting in 2011, "At the Cutting Edge: A Series of Start-ups," we are introducing a new set of players in the start-up arena that intersect with scholarly publishing, and its vast community of academics and researchers. This year's start-ups work in the areas of search refinement, social networking, platforms that connect researchers to their publishing output, and apps that beautify the display of that publishing output (think mobile, tablets).


Matt Dunie, President Data-Planet
Matt Dunie's professional experience includes executive-level positions at ProQuest LLC (formerly ProQuest/CSA) where he led high-performing teams in driving business growth while increasing operating margins. During his tenure at ProQuest/CSA, Mr. Dunie negotiated and/or managed the acquisition and integration of 18 product lines and/or companies, built an international company with 12 sales, editorial and operations offices around the world and created several industry-leading and disruptive products and platforms, including two patented inventions enabling the search and indexing of captioned objectes within scholarly literature.

Mr. Dunie has founded or co-founded three information and content application services companies: including Insight Publications, RefWorks, and, most recently, LabArchives, a hosted information management technology designed to enhance the workflow of laboratory researchers. Mr. Dunie has held numerous professional association board positions and currently serves on the advisory board of Third Iron.

Kenneth Hamilton, Helioid
Helioid CEO & Co-Founder, Kenneth Hamilton, graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics and a BA in Philosophy. He co-founded The Gnostic, an arts and philosophy magazine, serving as Chief Editor, and later served as a Business Development Associate for Silicon Valley viral marketing startup, PennySherpa. Kenneth became interested in search from an exploration-oriented perspective through his passion for self-directed learning, originally co-founding Helioid as a tool for visualizing web search results to facilitate knowledge discovery, and since then developing it into a multi-purpose research tool.

Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Helioid
Helioid CTO & Co-Founder, Peter Lubell-Doughtie, graduated from Stanford with a BS in Symbolic Systems and went on to obtain an MS in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus in Natural Language Processing, from the University of Amsterdam. He worked in various senior software development roles at Princeton University, utilizing pairwise voting systems, and Columbia University. Peter has spearheaded the research and development of Helioid's unique search refinement technology. He maintains a dedication to confronting the long tail pain points in information gathering that aren't fully addressed by traditional keyword search.

Richard Price,
Richard Price is the Founder and CEO of Richard did his Ph.D at Oxford in philosophy, where he was a Fellow of All Souls College. He founded in 2008 after finishing his PhD, and seeing a need for academics to create a brand online, and build visibility for themselves. now has 2.3 million users, and over 5,000 academics join each day. provides readership analytics to their users, to help them quantify their online impact. Academics can also follow each other on, and keep up with each other's latest work. is based in San Francisco, and has raised $6.7 million in venture capital from Spark Capital and True Ventures.



Concurrent 5C: Making eBooks Easier...

Jun 1, 2012 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Todd Carpenter, NISO

Although the adoption of digital books has lagged behind that of journals, eBooks have surged to the forefront of people's attention with the proliferation of eReaders, the commercial success of eBooks, and the development of tablets. What do publishers need to know about eBook creation in this new environment? This session will focus on three essential standards that publishers of eBooks need to take into account in order to make their eBooks adaptable, efficient, discoverable, distinguishable, and accessible: the new EPUB 3 standard for eBooks; recent developments on identifiers for eBooks; and the new DAISY 4 standard (aligned with EPUB 3) for making eBooks accessible, not just for print-disabled readers, but for everybody.


Todd Carpenter, Executive Director National Information Standards Organization
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 connected 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.

Bill Kasdorf, Vice President Apex CoVantage, Content Solutions
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.

Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISOs topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked for a library software vendor, where she served for 11 years as project training librarian and product manager. She holds a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan.



Concurrent 5D: Broaden your Borders....

Jun 1, 2012 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Cara Kaufman, Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company

Why should you expand your outreach to China, India, and Brazil?

  • Commanding market forces: After the US, China's economy is the largest in the world. By 2050, Indias GDP is projected to surpass that of the US and Japan and be second only to China.
  • More research, more readers: China, India, and Brazil are the numbers 1, 2, and 3 top producing research countries in the world and their population size mixed with their awe-inspiring investment in R&D mean huge and growing markets.
  • Library consortia: Newly formed and expanding consortia are improving access to and increasing demand for scholarly publications.

Against a slideshow of pictures from recent tours of the regions, this session will begin by providing attendees with an updated overview of the scholarly publishing market in China, India, and Brazil. Next will be a presentation on the substantial and growing consortial sales opportunities for both clinical and basis science publications. How do the regions perceive and practice OA? Hear directly from an local OA publisher. A leading scientist will discuss the growing investment in research and the subject areas that are producing the highest quality science for publication. Come travel with us...


Adrian Stanley, VP, Publisher Business Development Digital Science
Adrian has over twenty years' experience in the Global STM publishing industry, having lived and worked on 3 continents (Europe, Asia and North America). In his role as CEO for The Charlesworth Group (USA), he works with global network of staff and clients, offering strategic advice and business services to STM publishers on globalization, collaboration and innovation issues. Adrian has been instrumental in pioneering innovative sales and marketing approaches for customers within the unique China market, as well as supporting and developing technical cloud and office based XML typesetting solutions. Adrian is also a Board Member at large for SSP and heads up SSP's Global Strategic Task Force.

Cara Rivera, Managing Partner KWF Consulting
Cara is the co-founder of Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company, a leading management consulting company serving scholarly publishers since 2000. KWF offers a full range of professional services including strategy and innovation, epublishing and new media, and marketing and market research. KWF also assists clients with global rights and licensing, change management and productivity, and employee recruitment. KWF Editorial Services provides managing editor services on a contractual basis.

David Myers, CEO DMedia Associates, Inc
David Myers, President and CEO of DMedia Associates, Inc. - Is an Information Industry expert, with over 22 years experience specializing in Strategy, Sales, Licensing and Business Development. He has drafted, negotiated and closed over 500 licensing agreements with partners, customers and distributors, and 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. In prior 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 MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University and a J.D. from American University. David is an active member of the California State Bar, and a prior member of the Content Board of the SIIA.

Karen King, Vice President for Publications American Society for Nutrition
Karen King is Vice President of Publications for the American Society for Nutrition. She joined the American Society for Nutrition in 1989 as the Managing Editor of The Journal of Nutrition. During her time with the society she guided the publications department through many years of growth and technological advancement including the adoption of electronic publishing with the launch of the online version of The Journal of Nutrition in 1997, the acquisition of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as a result of a merger with the American Society for Clinical Nutrition in 2006, and the launch of a new, online-only international reviews journal, Advances in Nutrition, in November, 2010. Karen oversees all aspects of the society's publishing program including editorial and production processes, business management, subscriptions management and marketing and new product development. She is responsible for implementing strategy for society publishing activities that include the journals, periodicals, books, foreign editions, advertising, supplements, reprints, and licensing arrangements. Karen has served as a member of the SSP Marketing Committee for the past five years. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a masters degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University.

Jayne Marks, Vice President of Global Publishing Wolters Kluwer Health
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.

Michael Scott Dineen, Sr. Director of Publishing Production and Technology The Optical Society
Scott Dineen is the Deputy Senior Director of Publications for OSA - The Optical Society. For the past 10 years he has played a key role in OSA's journal production and publishing operations and has been especially active in XML and related technologies, online journal platforms, and peer-review systems. Other focus areas include optimizing time to publication and viable business models for open-access journals.



Concurrent 5E: Chat with Librarians - The Sequel

Jun 1, 2012 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Jean Shipman, University of Utah

Last year, one of the best received SSP program sessions was the Chat with Librarians Roundtables. Due to its success, this session is being repeated this year. You can ask additional questions as to how libraries really work? What keeps librarians awake at night? How are library budgets established and how do they differ between institutions? Want to get some feedback on a new product, new journal package, need advice on how to get an institution's attention? Here's your chance to talk with eight different librarians about any topic of your choice. Eight librarians will be available to ask questions and will rotate between tables. Timed table sessions will permit you to speak with all eight. The librarians represent mainly academic health sciences libraries. Ask those tough question; consider this your session and enjoy!


Barbara Epstein, University of Pittsburgh
Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, is Director of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), and Director of the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Barbara serves as Chair of the Future Leadership Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), and participated as a mentor in the NLM/AAHSL Fellowship Program in 2010-11. She recently completed a three-year term on the steering committee of the Group on Information Resources of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In the Medical Library Association, she currently serves on the Joint AAHSL/MLA Legislative Task Force, and chairs the Task Force for Advocating Scholarly Communication. Barbara is also co-principal investigator and project team member for a three-year grant for $991,311 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop an online post-master's-degree certificate of advanced studies in health sciences librarianship. Prior to joining HSLS as Associate Director in 1995, she was Director of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Library in Pittsburgh. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and MSLS degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Cynthia Robinson, Penn State Hershey, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Cynthia K. Robinson is currently the Director of the George T. Harrell Health Science Library at Penn State University where she is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Library; an administrative role that requires a broad range of skill sets including innovative thinking, decision making, risk assessment, collaboration, and mentoring. In this role she has transitioned the library from print to electronic, oversaw a renovation of the library space, and completed a ground up reorganization. Prior to joining Penn State, she was the Director of the Jacobsen Library and Assistant Director for the Information Services Division at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at the WNPRC she was the PI on a five year, $2.8 million, NIH P40 Resource Grant. She has been PI or Co-PI on 7 additional grants. Ms. Robinson has been the author or co-author of 9 publications, 4 presented papers, and 9 poster presentations. Previous positions include Associate Director of the Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota; Assistant Director for Collection Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia; and Head of Education, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

MJ Tooey, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs University of Maryland Baltimore
M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine under contract with the National Library of Medicine at NIH. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and was the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Information Sciences. Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. Tooey is currently the immediate past-president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). She has served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nation's largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries and on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.

She is the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences.

She recently completed her term as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, where she has also served as a Board member. Tooey has also served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nation's largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Additionally, she serves on the library advisory committees for FASEB and formerly served on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors.

Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.

Elizabeth Lorbeer, Chair, Department of Medical Library Western Michigan School of Medicine
Elizabeth "Liz" Lorbeer is the Library Director at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, the latest new medical school in the U.S. to be granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. Lorbeer's career spans nineteen years as a librarian and library administrator. She previously held positions at Boston University, Rush University Medical Center, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds master's degrees in library science and higher education administration and a bachelor's degree in history. She is the principal investigator for three National Network of Libraries of Medicine Express Library Digitization Award grants and the recipient of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Scholarship. She speaks and publishes on topics such as digital scholarship, collection management, and publisher-vendor-library relationships. Liz also holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches research literacy and scholarly communications. She consults regularly for publishers and vendors and is a distinguished member of The Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Judy Cohn, UMDNJ
Judy Cohn is Associate Vice President for Scholarly Information/University Librarian at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She holds appointments as an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School and also as a Clinical Associate Professor of Community Health at the UMDNJ - New Jersey Dental School. J. Cohn served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE), a statewide consortium of New Jersey's 52 academic libraries committed to inter-institutional connectivity and collaborative library projects. She also served as a mentor in the 2009-2010 National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM/AAHSL) Fellowship program. Other professional activities include roles in the Medical Library Association and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region. Judy also served on the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.

Cynthia Henderson, Howard University
Cynthia L. Henderson, MILS, AHIP is the Executive Director of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University. Ms. Henderson is a Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals and has practiced Librarianship for 20 years. She received her Undergraduate Degree Cum Laude from Alcorn State University, and her Graduate Degree in Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. She has worked at a variety of institutions including: Iowa State University; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; the University of Illinois at Chicago; Samuel Merritt College (now Samuel Merritt University) and before coming to Howard University she was the Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Library.

Laura Abate, Electronic Resources & Instructional Librarian George Washington University
Laura Abate is the Electronic Resources and Instructional Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University. Ms. Abate has dual responsibilities in managing the Library's database and e-text collections and in teaching on health information tools and systems. Ms. Abate coordinates online access to the Library's online collections, and works to integrate and cross-link access to different types of online information tools. Ms. Abate's primary teaching responsibilities include medical students for whom she designs and delivers instruction in the discovery, evaluation, and application of health sciences information, as well as undergraduate students. Ms. Abate has more than 15 years of experience in health sciences information, including nearly 10 years in managing online information tools. She began her career in research and reference and has collaborated extensively with faculty members in developing searches to support educational, human, and animal research projects. Her current work focuses on integrating information sources and services in the clinical environment, and in delivering information via mobile devices. She holds a certificate from the GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development's Master Teacher Leadership Development Program.

Jean Shipman, Exec Director, Knowledge Management & Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library University of Utah
Jean P. Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the MidContinental Region and National Training Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and Director for Information Transfer, Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah. She is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine at the University of Utah. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007, and promoted health literacy as her primary presidential initiative; including creating a national health literacy curriculum. Jean graduated from Case Western Reserve University with an MSLS, and a BA in Biology from Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her professional interests are: health literacy, scholarly communications, library administration, innovation and LEAN.

Richard Huffine, USGS Libraries Program
Richard Huffine is a third-generation librarian and has been a practicing librarian in Washington, DC since 1996 when he relocated from Asheville, North Carolina. Richard moved to Washington, D.C., to take a position with a contractor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Richard spent nine years working on library and information projects for the U.S. EPA, rising to the position of National Program Manager for the EPA's National Library Network. Richard is currently the Director of the Libraries Program for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. The U.S. Geological Survey operates five branch libraries in Reston, VA; Denver, CO; Flagstaff, AZ; Lafayette, LA; and Menlo Park, CA. Richard has been an active member of the Special Libraries Association since 2004 when he was the founding Chair of the Government Information Division. Richard served on SLA's Public Policy Advisory Council from 2007 until 2010 when he was elected to the SLA Board of Directors. Richard has also been an active member of the American Library Association since his time as an MLIS student at the University of Norh Carolina - Greensboro. Richard is a member of the Government Documents Round Table, the Maps and Geography Round Table, and is a Past-President of the Federal and Armed Forces Round Table. Richard served on the ALA Subcommittee on Federal Libraries in 2006-2008 and currently serves as Chair of the Government Information Services Subcommittee of the ALA Committee on Legislation.



Friday Awards / Networking Lunch

Jun 1, 2012 12:15 PM to 2:00 PM



Annual Business Meeting

Jun 1, 2012 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM



Closing Session: The Best of the Scholarly Kitchen: The Second Course!

Jun 1, 2012 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

For more than four years, the chefs at the The Scholarly Kitchen have whipped up a sumptuous menu on all matters scholarly, served through the latest social media channels to meet your recommended daily requirements! This summer, they gather in the nations capital to serve up the hottest (and coolest) topics in scholarly publishing. Join the cooks and head chef Kent Anderson for an afternoon of tantalizing treats.


Kent Anderson , CEO RedLink
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 "the Scholarly Kitchen." He has been Publisher for Science and the Science journals; CEO and Publisher for the Journal of Bone and 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 with a BA in English and an MBA.
Twitter handle: kanderson


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