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44th Annual Meeting (2022)

“Building a More Connected Scholarly Community” The last 19+ months have been a fascinating contradiction, making us feel both painfully disconnected and also perhaps more bonded than ever before. How can we take the strengths we already possessed as a community, fold in lessons learned during the pandemic, and aim for being an even stronger, broader, and more connected community? Our Annual Meeting brings together academics, funders, librarians, publishers, service providers, technologists, and countless others with a communal interest and stake in the dissemination of scholarly information. We look forward to the 44th Annual Meeting as an opportunity to reconnect and to connect anew.

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"Back to the Future" of Digital-First Publishing: Where We Are and Where We Are Going


2022 | Jun 02, Randy Townsend, Brian Cody, Bill Kasdorf, Charles O'Connor

Since the early 2000s, scholarly communication stakeholders have been exploring the potential of XML-first production workflows to streamline digital publishing and improve metadata management across the research ecosystem. If we were to travel "back to the future," what would we find in terms of how far we've come in implementing XML-based or similar digital-first production approaches? What past predictions could we still learn from today? And where are we headed? This panel-style session will bring together scholarly publishing stakeholders to address these questions and more. The discussion will focus on: • What the state of digital-first production is, including how it compares to early projections and opportunities and challenges moving forward. • Why digital-first or single-source production is critical to realizing more rapid research dissemination and consistent, rich metadata — both key to solving global challenges. • How to create a culture of innovation to support the development of digitally-driven production workflows. || Learning Level: Applied || Speakers: Bill Kasdorf; Brian Cody; Randy Townsend; Charles O'Connor
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2022 Business Meeting and Awards Plenary


2022 | Jun 02

Join us as SSP President Alice Meadows recognizes the many dedicated volunteers that contribute to the success of SSP and reports on the activities and progress of the society. Winners of the Appreciation Award, Emerging Leader Award, and Distinguished Service Award will be announced and celebrated for their service and leadership. Fellowship winners will be recognized, and Generations Fund donors will be acknowledged for their support.
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2022 Previews Session: New and Noteworthy Product Presentations


2022 | Jun 03

Join us once again for SSP Previews! This "lightning round" plenary offers the chance to learn more about the industry's newest and most innovative products, platforms, and/or content in 5-minute, back-to-back presentations. Viewers will leave with exposure to a wide breadth of content on new and updated products of interest to the scholarly publishing community. We will have interactive polling for the viewers to vote for the "Best Innovation," so don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! Participating Organizations: • Access Innovations • BioOne • Biteca • Copyright Clearance Center • Data Licensing Alliance, Inc. • DataSeer • Inera • Kudos • Maverick Publishing Specialists • OpenAthens • Scholatica • ScienceOpen || Speakers:
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Scholarly Publishing: Looking Ahead to 2029


2022 | Jun 02, Jeff De Cagna, Damita Snow

By June 2029, the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has transformed society, including the world of scholarly publishing, and not necessarily for the better. In this time of radical uncertainty, volatility, and risk, editors, publishers, and other stakeholders involved in creating and sharing scholarly work must prioritize foresight, an intentional process of learning with the future. This highly interactive learning session will challenge participants to engage with a plausible scenario for the future of AI in scholarly publishing. Working collaboratively with their colleagues, session participants will explore the scenario's unintended consequences and examine the complex implications of the future it describes for their decision-making today and in the years ahead. || Learning Level: Strategic: Focus on analysis, evaluation, and decision-making; appropriate for those with substantial prerequisite knowledge seeking the most up-to-date information to heighten expertise and advance best practices. || Speakers: Jeff De Cagna; Damita Snow
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Books, Journals and the Emergence of Hybrid and Data-Driven Models in Scholarly Publishing


2022 | Jun 02, Megan Hilands, Katie Silvester, Katherine Christian

The academic book is often considered to have been slow to evolve, and its continuing relevance has been questioned by some. Despite this, academic book publishing continues to grow. During the pandemic, their relevance was strengthened, with many publishers and librarians reacting to the sudden demand for remote learning by facilitating online access and on-demand book services. And there are many new approaches to book publishing that are opening up new business models and formats that respect the long tradition of books. New approaches to usage data and metadata are empowering a new generation of data-driven commissioning. Bespoke collections, personalized content, and hybrid book-journal models have emerged, leveraging community expertise and novel technologies to revolutionalize our oldest publishing format. In this panel, we hope to shed light on these new trends in book content and explore how data is driving the development of custom products and influencing traditional book commissioning. || Speakers: Katherine Christian; Katie Silvester; Megan Hilands
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Bridging the Gaps Between Research Cultures, Publishing Workflows and Scholarly Infrastructures: Rethinking Reproducibility


2022 | Jun 03, David Mellor, Gabriele Hayden, Rebecca D. Rinehart, Andrea Chiarelli, Lars Vilhuber

The proliferation of digital tools has brought more opportunities than ever to document and open up the research process. At the same time, research cultures have been shifting from the 'publish or perish' paradigm towards openness and transparency. In particular, the ability to reproduce results to confirm their reliability is evolving to become a more established part of the research process: there is agreement that reproducible research practices can enable scientific development and enhance trust in science. We will share stories from academics, librarians, infrastructure providers, and publishers to discuss practices and barriers around research reproducibility. Our session will address a variety of research objects relevant across disciplines –for example, methodologies, research data, and code, plus their role in enhancing trust in the published record. By providing insights at the policy and operational levels, we will help all stakeholders involved advance their understanding and practical involvement in reproducible publication practices. || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning || Speakers: Andrea Chiarelli; Gabriele Hayden; David Mellor; Lars Vilhuber; Rebecca D. Rinehart
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Charleston Trendspotting Initiative: Forecasting Changes on the Horizon of Scholarly Communication


2022 | Jun 02, Leah Hinds, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Hosted by Against the Grain (ATG) and the Charleston Conference, the ATG Trendspotting Initiative is a community-engaged process for cooperatively and collaboratively exploring social, policy, economic, technology, and educational trends and forecasting the impacts of these trends on scholarly communication, publishing, and academic libraries. These trends and their impacts will be of interest to anyone in the library and publishing field. This session will identify a number of PESTLE trends (political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental) ahead of time by asking for community input. Examples of these trends could be the decline in enrollment for higher education, government regulations around data and privacy, paper shortages caused by supply chain issues, etc. We will then work through what the possible outcomes and effects on our industry could be, forecasting best and worst-case scenarios for outcomes of these trends on various timelines and identifying how they will impact the scholarly communications industry. What are the trends, issues, and external pressures that we should be focused on in the near future? How can we collaboratively evaluate possible solutions and strategies for these issues? What steps can we take to meet these challenges together? Join us for a lively discussion and interactive session focused on the future of our industry and the changes affecting all of us. || Learning Level: Strategic || Speakers: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe; Leah Hinds
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Climate Change and The Future of Scholarly Publishing


2022 | Jun 02, David Smith, Brooks Hanson, Angela Cochran

COP26 finished in November 2021. And still, we are not able to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees. But progress has been made. What does the Scholarly Publishing industry need to do to decarbonize? As an industry, much of the technical work done on scholarly content happens in places that are already affected by climate events: The monsoons in India, smog and air pollution in the wider subcontinent, typhoons in the Philippines, and hurricanes up the eastern seaboard. Much of London, New York, and other places are at risk of sea level rises as the climate changes. The Pandemic has shown us that we can work differently, that we can change, and fast if needs be. How can we build on this to work together to do our bit to get to no more than 1.5 degrees of warming? This panel will explore a number of these facets of climate change and look to understand where we are as an industry and what we need to do over the next few years. || Speakers: Angela Cochran; David Smith; Brooks Hanson
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Community Standards and Recommendations Supporting Open Scholarship: A Host of Benefits for All


2022 | Jun 02, 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. || Learning Level: Applied || Speakers: Nettie Lagace; Alison McGonagle-O'Connell; Anna Jester; Gerry Grenier
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Emerging Products in Nontraditional Formats: Responding Creatively to Changing Audience Needs


2022 | Jun 02, Jessica Lawrence-Hurt, Emma Vodden, Toby Green, Erin Landis

The scholarly communication environment is changing in significant ways that the pandemic has only accelerated. Digitization and easy access to online publishing tools have led authors to explore new ways to present research findings and create educational resources; organizations outside of academia are publishing research in ways outside traditional processes; and faculty have pivoted to video and virtual reality to improve teaching and connect with students. How can publishers respond productively and creatively to meet the needs of their audiences and create sustainable revenue? This session will explore a variety of emerging products that are NOT standard scholarly books and journal products. Hear from speakers with a range of backgrounds to explain the ideation process, challenges encountered along the way, and the initial market response. || Speakers: Jessica Lawrence-Hurt; Erin Landis; Toby Green; Emma Vodden
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Ethical Science Communication to the Public: New Concerns for Societies and Publishers


2022 | Jun 02, Laura Helmuth, Sara Serritella, David Mellor, Donald Samulack

The value of accurate, timely, and effective science communication to the public is undisputed, especially considering the devastation caused by misinformation during the pandemic. The entire scientific process is now under ever greater public scrutiny and science communication professionals find themselves walking a tightrope to retain or gain back public trust. As science media and scholarly publishing organizations worldwide refine their efforts to communicate science to lay audiences, ethical considerations are bound to arise. These go beyond the given issues of accuracy and impartiality and include cryptic questions about preprints for clinical trials, the timing of clinical study disclosure to mainstream media, and how to display confidence in research findings while stating caveats. In this session, publishing and science communication specialists will share different strategies they use to ensure ethical research communication, with the ultimate goal of helping viewers audit and refine their own organization's communication policies and practices. || Speakers: Donald Samulack; Laura Helmuth; Sara Serritella; David Mellor
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Most Common Open Access Agreements


2022 | Jun 02, Jamie Carmichael, Curtis Brundy, Sara Rouhi, Heather Staines

Open Access Agreements –for single institutions and consortia, and whether labeled "transformative" or otherwise –require publishers and institutions to negotiate and manage elaborate, multi-year contracts that impact budgets and research practices. Data collection and analytics are critical component for these discussions today. This session will outline key elements of the most common OA agreements, together with "breaking news" insights from a study examining the extent of "transformation" seen to date in the research community. The panel of publishers and librarians will discuss emerging best practices and tips learned along the way. They will share the importance of good data, open communication, and transparency in the process. Viewers will walk away with a better understanding of how to approach the most common deals, how to better prepare for these negotiations and to operationalize the end result. Viewers will be polled throughout the session and encouraged to share their own stories of success and struggle as the drive toward "open science" and "open research" continues to remake so many previously established practices. || Speakers: Jamie Carmichael; Heather Staines; Sara Rouhi; Curtis Brundy
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Expanding Membership, Reach, and Impact: Striking the Right Chord with Millennial and GenZ Researchers


2022 | Jun 03, Charlie Rapple, Jennifer Regala, Nikesh Gosalia

Faced with dwindling revenues due to Plan S and digital disruption, academic societies, and publishers are under tremendous pressure to innovate. The problem is that their marketing teams are predominantly still catering to Baby Boomers and Gen X, whereas their real target audience is millennials and Gen Z researchers, who are tech-savvy, digitally inclined, and mobile-first. To meet these early-career researchers where they are, publisher and society marketing teams need to understand their digital consumption preferences and then use strategies like multiformat and omnichannel digital outreach that have proven immensely successful in other content-centric industries. In this session, we will share an in-depth analysis of how early career researchers across geographies are using social media for science communication. Further, panelists will share tactical marketing strategies and real case studies to help publishers and societies reel in early-career researchers and see their membership and engagement grow like never before. || Speakers: Nikesh Gosalia; Charlie Rapple; Jennifer Regala
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Find Your Place in the Emerging Immersive Education Universe


2022 | Jun 02, Bonnie Gruber, Diane M. Harnish, Paul Zemaitis, Angela Vasa, Frank Sculli, Cory J Heizenrader, Leslie Hammersmith

Scholarly education has long been cemented in the broad sharing of knowledge, coupled with hands-on application to master understanding. Educational experience has benefitted from the ever-increasing impact of innovative tools and technology. The increased adoption of immersive technologies –augmented, virtual, and extended realities –promote opportunities for further dynamic, engaged, and connected learning. Across the education paradigm, immersive experiences are enabling learners to apply knowledge like never before: taking a walk through the human heart to hear it beat and watch it function, engaging with real-life patient scenarios to navigate a chaotic emergency room, landing on alien planets to discover unimaginable surroundings, and collaborating with remote peers as if they were in the same room. In this session, a cross-section of experts across the scholarly education ecosystem will share first-hand insights regarding the advantages, development, and applications of AR-VR-XR technologies. The audience will also have the opportunity to engage in a live immersive experience. || Learning Level: Mixed Learning || Speakers: Diane M. Harnish; Bonnie Gruber; Frank Sculli; Cory J Heizenrader; Leslie Hammersmith; Paul Zemaitis; Angela Vasa
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Getting Authors and Publishers on the Same Page


2022 | Jun 02, Anne Gering, Christopher Hollister, Shaun Marcott, Avriel Licciardi, Luke Barrett

From open access initiatives to investment in AI and visual communications, the publishing community is reshaping how scholarly research outputs are prepared, published, and disseminated. However, many authors remain hesitant to commit to industry changes or are unaware of the benefits associated with new publishing avenues and tools, highlighting the breakdown between industry goals and author interests and needs. Bringing together industry professionals and researchers, this panel will reveal the primary questions that drive author uncertainties around innovation in the international publishing community. Speakers will share knowledge gained from successful and ongoing efforts regarding the creation and implementation of author-focused initiatives, in addition to challenges and solutions. This session will be an open conversation welcoming audience participation. Topics discussed will educate the scholarly community on both sides of the editorial desk: industry professionals and authors will share their perspectives to increase transparency and inclusivity throughout the global scholarly community. || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning || Speakers: Anne Gering; Avriel Licciardi; Christopher Hollister; Luke Barrett; Shaun Marcott
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Harnessing Open Science to Address Global Issues: Open Science and SDGS


2022 | Jun 02, David Steingard, Lucas Toutloff, Rachel J. Scheer, Paul Perrin, Laura Helmuth

The world has faced and continues to face a multitude of crises, enhanced by the current pandemic. As COVID-19 took hold around the globe, it underscored how science must be in the conversation to tackle these crises on an immediate, collaborative, and interconnected scale. This conversation can no longer just be 'academic' but one with a much higher social consciousness attached to it. The discussions surrounding Open Science (OS) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are central to the intersection of social consciousness and science. Where OS policies can promote unhindered global sharing of knowledge, those surrounding SDGs can guide science towards impact. This session, featuring speakers from Cabells, Springer Nature, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), addresses ways that the scientific community and journalism can drive change and wider societal outreach through open science policies and by embracing SDGs as a key topic in research impact. It addresses case studies around the current state of open science, open science policy, and the practical ways that open science is impacting the SDG program. It also explores and demonstrates a method for operationalizing SDG-mindedness as a tool for measuring both research impact and potential. || Speakers: Laura Helmuth; Rachel J. Scheer; David Steingard; Lucas Toutloff; Paul Perrin
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How Chicago History Shapes Modern Education and the City’s Impact on Global Academia


2022 | Jun 01, Shermann "Dilla" Thomas

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How to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Organization: A Look at Successful Initiatives in the World of Scholarly Publishing


2022 | Jun 02, Shirley Decker-Lucke, April Kates-Ellison, Holly Falk-Krzesinski

A panel representing a variety of organizations will discuss what their organizations are doing to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their systems, policies, and culture. Viewers will leave the session with tips on what they can do to implement change within their own organizations. Hear panelists share examples of how they are looking at their own systems, policies, and culture to ensure more inclusive decision-making; Find out how they built internal support for DEI awareness, set DEI policies, created transparent DEI metrics, and established and implemented DEI objectives; and Get examples on how organizations are diversifying editorial boards and reviewer pools, gathering data for comparison and improvement, avoiding bias in artificial intelligence, and transparently sharing metrics for public accountability. Learn even more by participating in interactive activities throughout the session. || Learning Level: Applied || Speakers: Holly Falk-Krzesinski; April Kates-Ellison; Shirley Decker-Lucke
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How to Build a Lasting Culture of Innovation (and What Not to Do): A Conversation with the Experts


2022 | Jun 02, Katherine Christian, Sara Rouhi, Kelly May, Ann Michael

Publishers often struggle with innovation. Attempts to introduce new people and ideas often fail to deliver meaningful and long-lasting change, leaving managers and leaders wondering what went wrong. Worse, repeated organizational attempts to create change can lead to a culture of cynicism around change management and fear of the dreaded re-org. They say that 'culture eats strategy for breakfast,' so it's tempting to think that the answer is to change the culture of an organization rather than just its products, processes, or even people. The focus on culture is laudable but can also be a trap because it's often rooted in the same paradigm that change is finite, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Truly innovative companies don't treat change as a single event to be managed but create business structures that enable and support innovation. This session explores how organizations can enable a culture of true innovation by hearing how experienced practitioners have succeeded (and failed!) in their attempts at building a culture of innovation: • A change expert in helping transform organizational culture. • A people expert in recruiting and managing people who can help organizations become more innovative. • A veteran - someone who's been there and done that, with the scars to prove it. Through listening to real-world examples as well as practical advice, participants will leave with a better understanding of the value of a culture of innovation, how to get started on building one, and tips on some of the do's and don'ts. || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning || Speakers: Katherine Christian; Kelly May; Sara Rouhi; Ann Michael
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Inspiring Global Collaboration


2022 | Jun 02, Joy Owango, Bianca Amaro, Ana Heredia, Devika Madalli, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, Solange Santos, Lautaro Matas

The scholarly publishing ecosystem is more diverse than ever in terms of the business models we adopt, technologies and infrastructure we use, workflows we practice, and the way we show our resilience against shocks like pandemics. Our discussions, however, often focus on the challenges and opportunities of North America and Europe. As a part of the dynamic publishing world, regions outside this axis have been developing diverse experiences, expertise, and opportunities that can be effectively translated into global collaboration. In this session, experts and professionals working on different parts of these regions–the "unusual suspects"–will showcase their inspiring conceptions, experiences, and solutions. Through a guided panel discussion and open discussion, the audience and the panel together will explore how to learn from, capitalize on, and harness a diverse pool of regional and international perspectives and expertise. They would also identify some action points that could be taken forward by individual organizations beyond the session floor. This session would be one of the many attempts to inspire the conversation between the North and the South and create space for collaboration making the North and the South meet in the middle. || Speakers: Ana Heredia; Haseeb Md Irfanullah; Devika Madalli; Bianca Amaro; Lautaro Matas; Joy Owango; Solange Santos
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It Takes a Scholarly Publishing Village


2022 | Jun 02, Dominque J. Moore, Ben Mudrak, Michele Avissar-Whiting, Willa Liburd Tavernier, Jennifer Regala, Alexa Colella

The pandemic united us in ways we'd never experienced. It blurred the lines between silos and helped us realize shared experiences where we may have thought "disparate" was a better descriptor of roles in the publishing community. We realized that we all want best-in-class in collaboration, problem-solving, and inclusion, even though our environment sometimes makes it difficult for us to imagine seeing eye-to-eye. || Speakers: Michele Avissar-Whiting; Dominque J. Moore; Ben Mudrak; Jennifer Regala; Alexa Colella; Willa Liburd Tavernier
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Lessons from Entrepreneurship In Scholarly Communications: From Idea to Reality


2022 | Jun 02, Jennifer Schivas, Tim Lloyd, Stephen Rhind-Tutt, Violaine Iglesias

The word "innovation" is on everyone's lips. Yet, of all the career paths in scholarly communications, one of the least discussed is entrepreneurship. This panel features CEOs and founders who have launched ventures ranging from publishing houses to technology start-ups, community organizations, and consultancies. Of course, entrepreneurship is about having a (good) idea for a product or service. But at the heart of all new ventures lie two critical matters: money and people. How can I fund my business, and what are some differences between bootstrapping and securing external funding? Why does cash flow so often determine success or failure? How can I find the right partners, and what are the key roles that need to be filled to get started? More topics will be covered, including the importance of business models; creative marketing on a limited budget; storytelling and legitimacy-building; shortcuts to administrative duties; attracting talent; technology hurdles.
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Make the Most of Your SSP Membership Through Mentorship


2022 | Jun 02, Sean Pidgeon, Barrett Winston

The SSP mentorship program is an excellent way to learn about the industry and expand your professional network for mentees and mentors alike. Mentorship can help mentees navigate career path challenges while mentors gain perspective on current trends and new developments. Additionally, serving as a mentor or mentee can create valuable new relationships and facilitate lifelong growth and development. Learn about the various programs for mentorship at SSP, and hear from past program participants and the Career Development Committee about how you can take advantage of these programs that are free for SSP members
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Making Books Count in Research Information Management Systems


2022 | Jun 02, Jennifer Talley, Rebecca Bryant, Jeremy Morse

Research information management (RIM) is a rapidly growing area of investment in US research universities and is the focus of a recent OCLC Research report. RIM systems support a variety of use cases, particularly through their ability to aggregate an institutional bibliography through metadata harvesting at scale from sources like Scopus. While good for STEM journal articles, harvesting is remarkably poor for scholarly monographs and book chapters, requiring manual entry and disproportionately impacting humanities content. Why? This session will answer that question by providing an overview of the academic monograph publishing supply chain, demonstrating how it is riddled with gaps and breaks, where metadata is lost and garbled in unpredictable and nonstandard ways. This has significant implications for RIM systems and beyond. We will conclude this presentation with specific recommendations for title management software providers, publishers, metadata aggregators, and libraries. || Speakers: Jeremy Morse, Jennifer Talley, Rebecca Bryant
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Operationalizing Image Accessibility Across Platforms, Providers, and Publishers


2022 | Jun 03, Hannah Heckner Swain, Caroline Desrosiers, Michelle Urberg, Lettie Conrad

Digital accessibility is mission-critical for scholarly publishing. While publishers have made progress with born-accessible workflows, many still struggle with adding alternative text (alt text) for images--a fundamental requirement of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for over 20 years. We continue to add undescribed images to digital publications and online libraries, widening the visual gap for blind and visually impaired people and for search engines that cannot "see" images. Missing alt text is also a critical fault for digital cataloging, creating a massive database of disorganized, visually inaccessible content. How do we operationalize this in a sustainable way? With a growing number of vendor solutions, what should publishers outsource, and what should they develop in-house? What is reasonable to expect from authors, and what should be handled by publishers? What is needed to integrate authoritative, descriptive metadata into content production lifecycles so that visual media are fully contextualized and explained to visually impaired people? || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning || Speakers: Caroline Desrosiers; Hannah Heckner; Michelle Urberg; Lettie Conrad
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Partners in a Shared Open Access Vision: The Unusual Suspects


June 2, 2022, Tiffany Moxham, Adrian Stanley, Curtis Brundy, Romy Beard, Katrin Seyler

In the ever-evolving Open Access landscape, staying on top of the latest technologies, funding opportunities, library deals, and innovative offerings of smaller publishers and platforms can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Between tracking manuscript eligibility, archiving accepted manuscripts, navigating the headache of 'who pays APCs?', and all the different deal types and record keeping, there is simply too much for stakeholders to manage in fully embracing open science. The speakers will touch on the success of workflow solutions such OA Switchboard and newer innovation ideas like Plan P, to highlight how these technologies and innovations can bring important efficiencies for librarians, authors, and publishers through transparent and centralized workflows in eligibility, approval, payment, and reporting of APCs. Panelists will discuss how communication and collaboration between publishers, institutions, solutions partners, and funding organizations is key to creating a diverse and equitable open science ecosystem. Our experts will share experiences around what makes a successful partnership and how to best work with all stakeholders in quickly delivering effective technologies. Attendees will engage with the panel through high level presentations, discussion and at designated Q&A intervals. We would love for viewers to discuss challenges they may face in adopting the innovations on show or other novel solutions - our panelists are keen to provide insight in addressing these barriers. We hope to demonstrate that meaningful progress towards open access hegemony is possible for smaller players, and to inspire viewers to connect with the unusual suspects in their networks - the results can be surprising!
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Publishing Services Agreements: Impact of OA and Other Industry Trends


2022 | Jun 03, Pam Harley, Darla Henderson, Nicki Augustyn, Alison Denby

As the research landscape and related publishing activities evolve, so should your approach to evaluating publishing services agreements (PSAs) and the RFP process to select a publishing partner. This session will explore how the current scholarly publishing environment –particularly related to open access –is affecting the way societies and their publishing partners are structuring PSAs. Panelists will share their experiences and answer questions like: • How does open access change the dynamics of a PSA RFP process? • How can transformative agreements be evaluated in the context of society goals, member needs, and your PSA? • What changes in terms should you anticipate in your PSA renewal contract given the current climate? What should your renewal strategy be? • Whether you have a history of publishing through PSA partnerships or are thinking about working with a publishing partner for the first time, this session will provide valuable –and actionable –insights. || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning || Speakers: Pam Harley; Nicki Augustyn; Darla Henderson; Alison Denby
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Strategic Management—Of Your Career


2022 | Jun 03, Ashley Warren, Danielle Galian, John Warren, Randy Townsend

Using strategic planning principles for your personal career can create direction, clarity, and focus that ultimately leads to a more successful career. This Interactive Session/Workshop focuses on strategies that university press professionals, in a wide range of career levels and job functions, can take to plan, manage, and advance their careers. We will explore principles of strategic planning, goal setting, prioritization, and more toward personal career development. We'll also discuss the SSP Skills Map and key skills that will be needed in 2030 and beyond; how these skills might differ for editorial, marketing, production, and management; the value of professional certification and advanced degrees for publishing professionals; and awareness of the need for publishing to be accessible and to include people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The strategies, tools, and action steps we'll explore in this interactive session will aid you in mentoring others, benefit your team and your organization, and help you to advance through the profession and achieve your goals. || Speakers: Randy Townsend; John W. Warren; Danielle Galian; Ashley Warren
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Symbiosis Between Research Collaboration Networks and Publishers in an Open Access Landscape


2022 | Jun 02, Susan King, Rory Williams, Ijad Madisch, Luke Barrett, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Considered by some as major disruptors to the publishing ecosystem at their launch, research collaboration networks have been embraced by the scientific community but eschewed by many publishers. As funders' Open Access policies and author preferences have led to an increase in CC-BY licensed content, publishers are forging partnerships with research collaboration networks to gain a better understanding of how syndicated content is being consumed. One such content syndication pilot between ResearchGate and Rockefeller University Press (RUP) entered its first phase in late 2021 when RUP joined publishers Hindawi, Springer Nature, and Wiley making their content available directly on the ResearchGate platform. In this session, viewers are invited to look at content syndication partnerships in depth, gain a better understanding of the technical details, and consider how the scientific community can benefit from content syndication. || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning || Speakers: Rory Williams; Susan King; Luke Barrett; Ijad Madisch; Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
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The Cookie Trail - Where is it Leading Us? Can We Measure Effectiveness without Infringing Privacy?


2022 | Jun 02, Chirag Jay Patel, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Amanda Ferrante, Tim Lloyd

The increased focus on privacy and restrictions on cookie usage is having a definite effect on what can or can't be done with academic content. Publishers want to see how their content is used. Libraries want to track usage but also to respect user privacy. What we want for our own content may not be the same as what we demand from other people's content. Many organizations that provide recommendations, for example, use third-party cookies. These third-party cookies are being forbidden, and publishers should be aware of the implications. For example, a vendor may currently collect data on society members and use that data to provide targeted pharma-related adverts. With all this in mind, can we implement tools for auditing our site performance without infringing privacy regulations? While site audits have been widespread for e-commerce sites for years, it is desirable to audit the recommendation and discovery capability of an academic site. Can we identify the metrics of success for recommendations for our users without infringing privacy? How can we effectively measure site engagement when the customers don't purchase anything? Topics covered will include the use (and misuse) of APIs to enhance and measure the site's effectiveness. || Learning Level: Foundational || Speakers: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe; Chirag Jay Patel; Tim Lloyd; Amanda Ferrante
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The Scholarly Kitchen Live! Challenges for Equity in Scholarly Communication


2022 | Jun 03, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Angela Cochran, David Crotty, Robert Harington, Lettie Conrad

As a community, we are undoubtedly moving into a more "open" future — open access, open data, open peer review, etc. But "open" doesn't automatically mean "equal." A panel of Chefs will conclude this year's meeting with a look at the path we're on — is it fair to all, and can everyone participate? Are APCs the evolutionary endpoint or a step along the way? What does the ongoing market consolidation mean for different stakeholders? Are we increasing the inequities between the Global North and South? Will the increasing intrusion of geopolitics into the research world make this all moot? Bring your questions for a lively discussion. || Speakers: Robert Harington; Lettie Conrad; Angela Cochran; David Crotty; Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
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The Strategic Council and Research Excellence


2022 | Jun 02, Jennifer Heimberg

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Tools for Early Career Professionals: Connect With Confidence


2022 | Jun 02, Emily Davies, Maria Stanton, Rachel E. Scott, Gregg Taylor, Sarah Andrus, Marianne Calilhanna, Whitney Rauenhorst, Qiana Johnson, Ashley Warren

Publishing can be a tough industry to break into, and scholarly publishing can feel particularly insular and unwelcoming to newcomers. In response, many industry organizations provide mentorship/development programs to support early-career professionals. This session will provide viewers with the information and tools they need to identify and participate in mentoring programs and strategies to develop a replicable framework for career development. To frame our conversation, we will review SSP's Professional Survey and Skills Map to help viewers understand how to use the map. Panelists representing several mentorship programs will discuss how to get the best out of a mentor/mentee relationship, discuss approaches to developing your "elevator pitch," and share ideas for less formal networking. Viewers will hear from individuals who have participated in various programs to help further demystify how mentoring works and how it helped their careers. The session will run as a lightly scripted live podcast. || Learning Level: Mixed-Learning
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Understanding Changes in Access Mechanisms to Online Content


2022 | Jun 03, Heather Flanagan, Tim Lloyd, Jason Griffey

In this session, we will review the current landscape of remote access technologies from the perspective of Internet standards development, vendor support, and library impact. We will share how companies like Google, Apple, and others are introducing new privacy-enhancing features that are already impacting the traditional ways libraries provide access to remote content and how traditional access technologies such as IP address and Referral URL authorization are already being blocked by some web browsers. Even federated identity will see changes to how the protocols work to enable authentication and authorization online. We will also explore approaches that stakeholders across the industry can use to mitigate the impact on remote access in the short term and advocate beyond our industry for longer-term solutions to address this critical need.