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SSP Pre-Conference at APE 2019: Bringing Value in Academic Publishing: Practical Solutions for Thriving in a Changing Environment

  • 1.  SSP Pre-Conference at APE 2019: Bringing Value in Academic Publishing: Practical Solutions for Thriving in a Changing Environment

    Posted 12-06-2018 15:33

    SSP Pre-Conference at APE 2019: Bringing Value in Academic Publishing: Practical Solutions for Thriving in a Changing Environment

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    In conjunction with APE 2019 | Academic Publishing in Europe
    Platforms or Pipelines? Where is the Value in Scholarly Communications?

    14 January 2019
    REGISTER: http://www.ape2019.eu/registration

    Venue of the SSP 2019 Pre-Conference:
    Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte at Checkpoint Charlie
    Leipziger Strasse 106 -111
    10117 BERLIN, Germany

    The Society for Scholarly Publishing is delighted to be collaborating again with the Academic Publishing in Europe conference on a Pre-Conference day that will explore the theme of Bringing Value in Academic Publishing: Practical Solutions for Thriving in a Changing Environment. Building on the question "Where is the value in academic publishing?," the SSP Pre-Conference will focus on the methods and tools that academic publishers need to cultivate to successfully meet the challenges posed by ongoing disruption in the scholarly communications ecosystem. How do we keep innovating? How do we ensure our innovative solutions meet the needs of stakeholders in the academic publishing space? We will explore the needs of the main/traditional actors, and those of less-recognized stakeholders whose perspectives are now rightly receiving more attention.

    Please join us!

    Register at: http://www.ape2019.eu/registration

    Program

    9:00      Doors open/sign-in (coffee, tea)
    10:00    Welcome and Introductory Remarks
    10:05    Keynote address: Lessons Learned from the Journey of Online

    Innovation

    What does it take to set up an organization for innovation? How do you decide which opportunities to pursue? Martha Sedgwick, Associate Vice President, Product Innovation at SAGE Publishing will share lessons learned from the journey of online innovation at SAGE, from variations on existing platforms to launching new types of content, to expanding into new technologies with big data and technologies for teaching and learning.

    Speaker

    Martha Sedgwick, Associate Vice President, Product Innovation at SAGE Publishing

    11:00    Morning break (coffee/tea)
    11:15    Panel Discussion: Case Studies: Developing Solutions Grounded in User

    Needs

    How do we ensure our innovative solutions meet the needs of stakeholders in the academic publishing space? And what does this process look like in different organizations? Our speakers will present the processes they used to develop new offerings to meet today's challenges and share how they keep the user front-and-centre.

    Moderator

    Heather Staines, Director Business Development, Hypothes.is

    Speakers

    • Vanessa Fairhurst, Community Outreach Manager, Crossref  
    • Sara Grimme, Director, Strategic Accounts, Digital Science
    • Jason Colman, Director of Michigan Publishing Services, University of Michigan Library

    12:30    Lunch & Networking
    14:00    Workshops: Identifying User Problems and Value-Driven Solutions

    To bring value to scholarly publishing, our offerings and solutions must meet a need and solve a problem. There are many product development tools to help organizations identify problems to solve and validate the usefulness of a solution, while keeping the user at the centre. Attendees will select from current, impactful topics in scholarly communications and use a value proposition canvas to identify user problems and explore potential solutions.

    Topics

    • Peer review
    • Online user experience
    • Editorial processes
    • Search and discovery
    • Accessibility
    • Access to content and access control
    • Publishing ethics
    • Research data management
    • Preprints
    • Open data
    • Plan S compliance

    Moderators

    • Angela Cochran, Associate Publisher and Journals Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Stephanie Decouvelaere, Product Manager, SAGE Publishing
    • Vanessa Fairhurst, Community Outreach Manager, Crossref
    • Lauren Kane, Chief Strategy and Operating Officer, BioOne
    • Alice Meadows, Director of Communications, ORCID
    • Ann Michael, CEO, Delta Think
    • Heather Staines, Director Business Development, Hypothes.is
    • Greg Suprock , Head of Solutions Architecture, Apex CoVantage

    15:30    Afternoon break (coffee/tea)
    15:45    Panel Discussion: Overcoming Blind Spots: Keeping Our Perspectives Open

    Different users and different organizations have different needs. At the same time, ensuring we serve the specific needs (e.g. access difficulties) of some users is beneficial for all. How can we put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our practice, so that no-one is overlooked? Our speakers will address specific needs from a variety of perspectives (e.g. users with disabilities, researchers, librarians, and publishers in emerging economies) and suggest how we can establish practices to take these into account.

    Speakers

    • Philip Shaw, Executive Managing Editor, SAGE Publishing
    • Bill Kasdorf, VP and Principal Consultant of Apex CoVantage Content and Media Solutions
    • Koen Vermeir, Member, Global Young Academy and Associate Research Professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research

    17:00    Closing Remarks/Adjourn



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    Melanie Dolechek
    Executive Director | Society for Scholarly Publishing
    www.sspnet.org | mdolechek@sspnet.org
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