Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Announces Its 2011 Annual Meeting

Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Announces Its 2011 Annual Meeting

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is holding its annual meeting June 1-3, 2011 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The timely conference theme: “It’s What Counts: How Data Transforms Our World.” The SSP Annual Meeting is a recognized and welcoming gathering place for those in publishing, libraries, and related organizations to convene and discuss areas of common interest within scholarly communication.

The conference’s concurrent sessions include cutting edge information from recognized authorities, the premeeting seminars allow attendees to gain in-depth knowledge on important topics, and the Exhibitor’s Marketplace includes vendors with up-to-date information on relevant services and products. Previous attendees consistently report that the plentiful opportunities for informal networking are one of the highlights.

The Opening Keynote presenter is Jon Orwant, Director of Engineering at Google Books, and author of Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books. John Palfrey will present the Plenary Address. Dr. Palfrey, Professor of Law at Harvard University, is the co-author of Born Digital, Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.

 Concurrent sessions include speakers knowledgeable about e-books, preserving and curating research data, usability testing, a “start-ups” showcase, single sign-on technology, and presentations to appeal especially to smaller publishers. This year’s pre-meeting seminars are relevant to the wide range of interests among SSP members and include:

  • Repositioning Journal and Working Paper Content in a New Book Series
  • Linking Data to Publications: Where Next?
  • Open Access Comes of Age: Case Studies from a New Reality in Publishing
  • Analytic Systems: Google Analytics and Beyond

Registration for the conference will open in early March 2011. The SSP website will be updated regularly with additional information about the conference, so be sure to visit http://www.sspnet.org/ for current information about the conference and about SSP’s other activities.

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