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New Directions 2019 | Closing Panel from Scholarly Kitchen Chefs on The Future of Independent and Society Publishers

This panel of Scholarly Kitchen Chefs discusses the future of scholarly communication, particularly for independent and society publishers, in light of the conversations held over the past two days. Which OA and peer review models will emerge as dominant in the coming years? Who among the current crowd of “disruptors” are they watching most closely? And what must stakeholders in scholarly communications do to ensure the sustainability of their organizations over the longer term? The Chefs consider these questions and more in this lively closing panel.
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 11:00-12:00 PM
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New Directions 2019 | Closing Panel from Scholarly Kitchen Chefs on The Future of Independent and Society Publishers
Our third annual New Directions seminar took place from October 2 to 3, 2019, at the 20F Conference Center in Washington DC. With a record number of in-person as well as virtual attendees, the theme Scholarly Publishing Models “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” proved to be popular across a range of participants. The entire seminar is now available for streaming, so share your favorite session with your colleagues, customers, and anyone interested in scholarly communication.

Angela Cochran


Managing Director and Publisher, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Angela Cochran is the Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. She is the Past President of SSP and the Associate Editor and a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen. Angela is Past-president of the Council of Science Editors.

Judy Luther


President, Informed Strategies LLC

Karin Wulf


Professor of History, College of William and Mary and Director of the Omohundro Institute, Omohundro Institute

Karin Wulf is the director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, which has been publishing the William and Mary Quarterly, the leading journal in early American scholarship, and books with the University of North Carolina Press, since 1943. She is also Professor of History at the College of William & Mary, and co-chair the College’s Neurodiversity Working Group. Her scholarship focuses on women, gender and family in the early modern British Atlantic

Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction & Professor, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As the 2010-11 ACRL President, she led the launch the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. Lisa is currently Editor of Library Trends, a “chef” of The Scholarly Kitchen, and Chair of the IFLA Information Literacy Section. Other service includes positions in DLF, NISO, ARL, ALA, ILA, and LOEX. Lisa has consulted, presented, and published widely on the value of libraries, strategic planning, organizational innovation, emerging technologies, program evaluation, library assessment, privacy, inclusion and equity, information literacy, and teaching and learning.

Melanie Dolechek


Executive Director, SSP

Executive Director at Society For Scholarly Publishing

Sophie Reisz


Editorial Director, Mary Ann Liebert Inc Publishers