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Heather Staines

Heather Staines

Head of Partnerships, Knowledge Futures Group
Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.

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Release Date: 07/20/2020, Heather Staines, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Tim Lloyd

Is privacy dead? Dying? On life support? Is it possible for higher education and research to be an oasis of privacy while the commercial sector at large takes a scorched earth approach to the notion of user control and privacy? Librarians and publishers have long understood that privacy and confidentiality in information use is critical to intellectual freedom and the free pursuit of knowledge. Can we maintain these commitments in light of the massive data capture and surveillance that characterizes our experience of using the web, mobile devices, etc.? How can we achieve the benefits of personalization in order to improve and customize user experience, support student success, assist faculty research, etc.? How can publishers and libraries work together to ensure user control over personal data while also developing useful services? Might privacy even be a competitive advantage? Join us to explore the tensions around privacy in our field and possible strategies for moving forward.
On-Demand Meetings

New Directions 2019 | Disrupting Peer Review

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Jessica Polka, David Mellor, Damian Pattinson, Heather Staines, Sophie Reisz

Peer review continues to be an essential part of the formal publication process; however, scholarly research is in a constant state of development. In the last few years, there has been a wave of innovation in peer review research, platforms, discussions, tools, and services, coupled with the ongoing and parallel evolution of scholarly communication as it potentially adjusts to various “open science” initiatives. Check out this interactive session as we explore badging as transparency indicators, the impact of peer-reviewing preprints, and utilizing communities to separate process from the publication workflow.
On-Demand Presentations

Publishing for Everyone

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Release Date: 07/27/2020, Simon Holt, Lettie Conrad, Stephanie Rosen, Bill Kasdorf, Heather Staines

This session is about the accessibility of scholarly publishing to people with disabilities, both in terms of published materials and the industry itself. Around 15% of the global population has a disability, according to the UN, so it is important to consider how people with a disability are able to access our content, our platforms, and our workplaces. This session will provide an overview of recent advances in accessible processes and practices, both in terms of product innovation and people inclusion. It also offers an opportunity for discussion about how we can best increase disability inclusion within our own workplaces and products in a realistic way. Attendees will learn about some of the disability inclusion and accessibility initiatives that are currently taking place within the scholarly communications industry and gain practical takeaways to make their own products and workplaces more accessible and disability inclusive. The session offers a range of perspectives including product innovation, process design, content distribution, and publishing house. It will give insights from multiple angles, including service providers and employees with a disability. With an emphasis on collaborative efforts, it will show how different parts of the industry are working to increase accessibility and become more disability-inclusive, offering attendees focal points they can reach out to as they look to increase inclusions within their own organizations, platforms, and products. Diversity and inclusion is not a competitive sport, and it is by working together as an industry that we create cultural change, one step a time.