In conjunction with APE 2019 | Academic Publishing in EuropePlatforms or Pipelines? Where is the Value in Scholarly Communications?
14 January 2019REGISTER: http://www.ape2019.eu/registration
Venue of the SSP 2019 Pre-Conference:Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte at Checkpoint CharlieLeipziger Strasse 106 -11110117 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
9:00 Doors open/sign-in (coffee, tea)10:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks10:05 Keynote address: Lessons Learned from the Journey of Online
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.
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
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.
Heather Staines, Director Business Development, Hypothes.is
12:30 Lunch & Networking14:00 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.
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.
17:00 Closing Remarks/Adjourn