Joseph J. Esposito, Partner, STM Advisers
Technology & Innovation Challenges in Scholarly Publishing
Technology is playing an increasingly central role in the publishing business. This session will take a look at examples of technology challenges being faced by scholarly publishers and potential solutions or options that are available.
Infrastructure before innovation: Staying focused during times of complex change. How to approach innovation and change without losing focus in an environment where job roles are changing from roles that were traditionally very well defined with well-defined skills.
Managing non-text and multimedia content: Many publishers are struggling with publishing non-traditional, non-text content, including data sets, multimedia, and interactive content.
Moving to e-first workflows for both journals and books: The ultimate goal is to have an e-first workflow for not just journals and books, but for all new types of media content. What should publishers consider for their current workflows and culture?
Join us as our expert panel explores these topics and much more.
Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center
Kent R. Anderson, Founder, Caldera Publishing Solutions
Phil Faust, Vice President/Publisher, Research Databases, Gale | Cengage Learning
Sarah Tegen, Vice President, Global Editorial & Author Services, Journals Publishing Group, American Chemical Society
(Dinner on Your Own)
Open Science & Integrating Data
OSTP’s memo on increasing public access to the results of federally funded research states that “digitally formatted scientific data resulting from unclassified research supported wholly or in part by Federal funding should be stored and publicly accessible to search, retrieve, and analyze.” Data sharing is quickly becoming an important part of funder mandates. Within biomedical research NIH’s strategic vision, with a heavy focus on data science and integrating data, calls for the NLM to “lead efforts to support and catalyze open science, data sharing, and research reproducibility, striving to promote the concept that biomedical information and its transparent analysis are public goods.”
Data Publishing Technology
With funders issuing open data mandates and journals having reproducibility policies, having the technology to host data alongside submissions and publications is increasingly important to authors and publishers alike. Which data solutions are available to publishers? What options exist for development in-house? This section addresses the opportunity for the funders, publishers and others to develop new data-sharing platforms and standards. Data platforms can also be of use to book authors and publishers, who also need to host data for original research as well as textbooks so students can solve problems.
Irreproducible basic biological and preclinical research is a tremendously expensive and global problem. The inability to reproduce experimental data in preclinical studies has resulted in the invalidation of research breakthroughs, retraction of published papers, abrupt discontinuation of clinical studies, and reduced trust in the research and development enterprise. More importantly, valuable time and critical resources are wasted by irreproducibility as opportunities to enhance global health are delayed or simply lost. Although the causes of irreproducible preclinical research are complex, they can be traced to cumulative errors/flaws in one or more of the following areas: 1) study design, (2) biological reagents and reference materials, (3) laboratory protocols, and (4) data analysis and reporting. Data availability allows validation, replication, reanalysis, new analysis, reinterpretation, or inclusion into meta-analyses, and facilitates reproducibility of research. Many journals have taken a similar policy across a variety of disciplines from political science to biostatistics, and have even gone as far as appointed a reproducibility editor. How effective have these policies been?
Jon Gurstelle, Executive Editor, Statistics, Wiley
Leonard P. Freedman, Ph.D., President, Global Biological Standards Institute
Mark Hahnel, CEO, figshare
Jerry R. Sheehan, Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
PSP Business Meeting (PSP Member Companies Only)
PSP Budget, Goals, and Plans for FY 2016–2017
Presentation of New Executive Council Chair & Officers for 2016-2017
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Cyber Security: The ABC’s of Protecting Your Assets
Cyber security is a top concern for all CEOs. Join our esteemed panel as they provide their insight and thoughts on how to get started with a cyber security program and the best practices and programs for success!
Craig Griffin, Director, Platform Roadmap, Silverchair Information Systems
Elisabeth M. Sperle, Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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We Ignore It At Our Peril: The Coming Cost Of OA Compliance And How We Can Reduce It
This session will focus on the large number of requirements and policies being placed on researchers and their articles across the spectrum of scholarly publishing and how they are starting to impact publishers. Most researchers use multiple sources of funding and funder mandates can be both complex and contradictory. Following a description of the issues, panelists will also offer solutions, including the need for establishment common standards and common tools, and how these standards can be collectively developed with a view to the future of publishing in 2020.
Amy Friedlander, Ph.D., Deputy Division Director for the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI), National Science Foundation
Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
Alicia Wise, Director of Access and Policy, Elsevier
PROSE Awards Luncheon(Tweet live at the luncheon #PROSEAwards)
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What is the Future of Books and eBooks in Scholarly Publishing?
For most book publishers, about 50% or more of revenue still stems from print publications. The ongoing transition from print to eBooks is not as advanced as the journals business, which is about 90-95% online at this point (per the Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2013).
While eBook sales have lately been reported as generally flat, with print continuing to drop, one of the ways that publishers can weather this digital shift is to look for new models for distributing and packaging content. This program will discuss innovative possible models, such as subscriptions, bundles, and “serial” books, where a larger volume is published in small installments. As researchers and instructors shift toward “shorter reads,” with less dependence on books and more on online resources for information, the program will also discuss options to make content accessible, customizable, and discoverable in the online environment.
Building and supporting online communities around publications is another way publishers have tried to engage their book readers directly. Discoverability of book content in instructor workflows for course use will ensure maximum use. Both librarians and publishers benefit from transparent data around such use.
Joel Claypool, Vice President & Publisher, Morgan & Claypool Publishers LLC
Heather Ruland Staines, Director Publisher and Content Strategy, ProQuest SIPX
Joel Stein, Publisher, Momentum Press
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Online, the only way that customers will see your products is through metadata. The creation, distribution, and management of digital resources rely on accurate and well-formulated metadata. This session will present a discussion between data aggregators and solution providers on the challenges of providing metadata in support of books and journals in both print and digital formats.
Kathleen Young Marcaccio, Publication Metadata Program Manager, Gale | Cengage Learning
Anna Tolwinska, Marketing Manager, CrossRef
Social Media: How It Is Impacting Academic Publishing
‘Social Media’ has the potential to deeply affect the academic publishing process on both ends of the spectrum. On the front end with decisions on who gets published, what gets published, how books, journals and their individual contents (e.g., journal articles) are marketed. Then on the back end social media can ultimately be utilized and analyzed to discover which books, journals and articles gained effective academic traction. Participants in this panel have perspectives across academic publishing including research, traditional and non-traditional publishing and marketing. The panel will address and discuss social media innovative ideas and best practices for online platforms as well as to comment on overall impact of social media.
Laurie Kaplan, Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Christine Lamb, Director, Corporate Marketing, NEJM Group
Mardy Sitzer, President, Bumblebee Design & Marketing LLC
(Dinner on Your Own)
Text and Data Mining
Text and Data Mining (TDM) has grown rapidly as a research tool in the search for novel and expanded discovery. However, the vocabulary and techniques used as well as the licensing aspects related to TDM are not widely understood. A panel of experts will provide a tutorial on the basics of TDM, how it is being implemented and why it is important for publishers to consider building TDM into their service offerings. The session will be divided into four topic areas with each speaker addressing his or her perspective on each topic.
Todd A. Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO – National Information Standards Organization
John Prabhu, Senior Vice President, Technology Solutions, SPi Global
Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier
Christine M. Stamison, Director, NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), Center for Research Libraries
The innovators panel has been one of the most successful panels to close out the PSP Annual Conference for the last three years. The objective of the innovator’s panel is to highlight 4 new companies that represent a new technology, product, process and or information that will enlighten and educate our executive attendees. Our format for the panel is to have the four presenters to give a high level 10 minute dynamic presentation. These presentations are followed up by a lively Q&A.
Darrell W. Gunter, President & CEO, Gunter Media Group, Inc.
Carol Barash, Ph.D., Founder + CEO, Story2
Dmitry Green,Co-founder, Arximedes
Tim Lloyd, CEO, LibLynx
Karen McCord, Chief Executive Officer, Breezio