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Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

Founder and Consultant, O'Connell Consulting
Alison is an experienced marketing professional with two decades of experience in the publishing industry, including 10 years marketing scholarly communications infrastructure solutions. Alison presently leads O'Connell Consulting, and her prior roles have included marketing leadership at HighWire, Atypon, Coko, and Aries, and content development and management at Wiley and Houghton Mifflin. Alison is an active volunteer in industry initiatives including the CRediT Standing Committee in partnership with NISO.

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On-Demand Meetings

Community Standards and Recommendations Supporting Open Scholarship


June 2, 2022, Anna Jester, Gerry Grenier, Alison McGonagle-O'Connell, Nettie Lagace

The Open scholarship movement is working to make scholarly outputs and processes accessible and reusable. By now, many—if not most—organizations support these principles and include open scholarship strategies in their own products and services. SSP participants work for dozens of different organizations with their own programs and plans, but we should connect with each other and collaborate to boost individual efficiencies in this area by creating and adopting community-based standards and recommendations. This session will highlight a number of NISO efforts, such as CRediT, Peer Review Taxonomy, and Publisher-Repository Interoperability, where diverse stakeholders have gathered to create standard solutions that advance open scholarship concepts, and produce platforms for open scholarship advancements. As organizations collaborate with each other on standards initiatives, they are also supporting their employees in practical networking: making further connections with diverse interests, gaining technical education, and advancing and enriching careers.
On-Demand Presentations

Revolutionary Standards


Release Date: 08/31/2020, Nettie Lagace, Rachel Kessler, Kimberly Steinle, Tony Alves, Alison McGonagle-O'Connell

"Revolutionary" may not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking about technical standards ... but consider how core standards can be for providing a lingua franca, interoperability between disparate, bespoke systems, or how adoption of an industry best practice can shave dollars off product or project development investments. This session, featuring representatives from across our community, will illuminate the role that standards play in keeping our industry humming and invite ideas for determining current gaps and participation in what standards may still be needed to support further innovation. The speakers will will make their nominations for technical standards that have advanced scholarly communication with the most distinction and describe motivations for their full adoption. They will list community priorities in various areas of work and discuss how a consensus development process, even when community members have different requirements, can lead to benefits for all. Attendees will learn about new and existing standards in scholarly communication and how they can participate in this important work.