Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
- Society for Scholarly Publishing;
- University College London:
Professional conferences and meetings are about more
than education. They are a chance to meet with colleagues, make new connections,
and interact with others in your field.
At the SSP Annual Meeting you will find many opportunities
and ways to connect with your colleagues in all aspects of scholarly publishing.
Make connections informally or take advantage of the many networking events the
SSP Annual Meeting provides, including:
- Opening Reception
- 40th Anniversary Celebration
- New Member/First-time Attendee Breakfast
- Continental Breakfasts in the Exhibitors Marketplace
- Refreshment Breaks
- Awards Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting
- Networking Reception in the Exhibitors Marketplace
- Networking Lunch in the Exhibitors Marketplace
#SSP2018 is for all professionals in the various sectors of scholarly publishing including publishers,
technology providers, scholars, librarians, database producers and other service
Authentication and access control is a critical aspect of the existing infrastructure that provides library subscribers and their patrons with the digital materials delivered by the publishing community. Currently, users face a complex and frequently confusing authentication processes when attempting to log into library resources, particularly when users are working outside of a library or institutional network. A number of work-around solutions have been implemented to address issues caused by IP-authentication, such as proxy servers, but each work-around presents its own set of issues and concerns…
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Heather Flanagan, Academic Pilot Coordinator, RA21
- Jeremy Frumkin, Executive Director, Research Technologies, University of Arizona
- Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, OCLC
- Phil Leahy, Service Provider Relationship Manager, OpenAthens
- Tim Lloyd, CEO, Liblynx
- Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
- Ann West, Associate Vice President, Trust & Identity, Internet2
- Todd Digby, Chair, Library Information Technology, University of Florida
- Rich Wenger, E-Resources Systems Manager, MIT
- Cody Hanson, Director, Web Development, University of Minnesota
- Amy Pawlowski, Deputy Director, OhioLINK
- Theda M. Schwing, Catalog Coordinator, OhioLINK…
- Cancellations made by May 4, 2018 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
- If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person’s e-mail address when registering or contact [email protected] to provide alternate contact information.
- Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.
An afternoon seminar at UCL organised by the Department of Information Studies with support from the Publishers Association. May 10th.
Most academic libraries now have significant collections of e-books delivered through aggregator collections of titles from various publishers or via publisher sites. However, many of these are backlist titles and do not reflect the textbook needs of their students. The past few years have seen a steady growth in the provision of digital text books which fill this gap by providing key readings together with supplementary content such as assessments, and exercises coupled with learning analytics. In parallel some universities have begun to publish in-house textbooks to meet student needs more directly. Ironically, students themselves have consistently been shown to prefer old style print. To try and answer where all this is heading, UCL has organised an afternoon seminar on the theme of digital textbooks – what they are, who is providing them, what services are on offer, what is the potential take-up and costs, and what are the experiences of current users?
The programme will bring together, publishers, librarians, elearning experts, aggregators and users to discuss these themes and present case studies. It will be of value to all of the above communities and anyone in the learning sector as well. Agreed speakers include Mark Majurey, VP Digital of Taylor and Francis, Libby Homer Director of Library Services at Anglia Ruskin, Kevin Watt of Kortext, Tif Dickinson of Plymouth University, Jeni Evans of Vital Source, Alex Withington-Smith of Bibliotech and publishers – UCL Press, Ken Chad of Ken Chad Consulting with support from the Publishers Association and CIBER research.
A programme is available here.