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Wednesday, November 7

11:30am EST

Accessibility & Publishing: Practices for equitable access and maximum impact
What are publishers, vendors, and libraries doing to make publications accessible—to readers with print disabilities and to readers facing other barriers to access? This panel will address this question from various perspectives to give audience members a sense of the accessibility and publishing landscape today, and a look at promising practices that may change that landscape in the near future.

Panelists from university presses, vendors, and libraries will outline current practices in their respective fields and outline the ways in which those fields are changing. We will focus on the practical matters of making books accessible to readers with print disabilities and on the transformational possibilities of incorporating accessible practices into every aspect of the scholarly communication lifecycle.

Audience members will interact with leaders in the field during Q&A and will learn about resources to explore further, including the 2018 Charleston Briefings book, Accessibility & Publishing.

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Susan Doerr

Associate Director, University of Minnesota Press
Susan Doerr, the Associate Director at the University of Minnesota Press, is a twenty-two year publishing veteran with experience in literary, corporate, and scholarly publishing and distribution. Susan manages the Manifold Scholarship (www.manifoldapp.org) partnership with the CUNY... Read More →

Stephanie Rosen

Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan
Stephanie Rosen promotes the accessibility of scholarship, publishing, and teaching in her work as Accessibility Specialist at University of Michigan Library. Her background is in teaching and media organizing in the areas of queer, feminist, and disability thought. She has worked... Read More →
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Peter Alan Smith

Executive Professor in Residence, College of Charleston School of Business
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Emma Waecker

Senior Product Manager for eBooks, EBSCO Information Services
Emma has been at EBSCO Information Services for 9 years, and is currently Senior Product Manager for EBSCO eBooks. She is passionate about all things user experience, and has recently been focused on advancing the accessibility and mobile responsiveness of the EBSCO eBooks experience... Read More →

11:30am EST

Advancing Discovery Throughout the Scholarly Communications Workflow
Each year, in excess of two and half million scholarly articles are published. When you add to this the different versions of these articles, the data which underpins these articles, along with other academic outputs such as conference proceedings etc, the wealth of information available to researchers is growing rapidly. Researchers need to be able to discover, access, and share this information in order for it to be put to its proper use – the development of future discoveries. Publishers are actively engaged in methods to help researchers connect with very specific resources that meet their needs. This starts with advising authors how to be specific in their use of titles, keywords and abstracts, and travels the full route through scholarly communications by offering accurate classification in metadata and participating in programs to make use of Google Scholar a more satisfying experience. This session will seek to cover a broad array of techniques and technologies that are in use or under development to enhance the experience of researchers as consumers of scholarly content. During this time we will ask how are publishers helping librarians and their users make the most of their collections? What are the barriers in their way? What are they not doing that they should be? What role does technology have in helping both publishers and librarians ensure researchers have access to the content they need?

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Amira Aaron

Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources, Northeastern University Libraries
Amira Aaron is currently the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources at Northeastern University, where she is responsible for collections, technical services, and information access and discovery. Previously, she was Director for Information Resources at Brandeis University and also... Read More →
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Daniel Hook

CEO, Digital Science
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Jaco Zijlstra

Vice President in Product and Platform Group, Springer Nature
Jaco Zijlstra is VP, Products and Platforms at Springer Nature.  Jaco has over 25 years of experience in the digital publishing business, ranging from scientific publishing to education and business to business. He worked for Elsevier Science for 16 years, starting with Elsevier’s... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel

11:30am EST

The New ORCID US Community Blooms: Working Together for Positive Change
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an is an open, non-profit, community-driven initiative to create and maintain a global registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers. ORCID provides a framework for trustworthy identity management by linking research contributions and related activities across the scholarly communication ecosystem, with benefits for both individuals and organizations such as research institutions, publishers, government agencies, and funders. Individuals can obtain a unique ORCID iD for free, which serves as a digital identifier distinguishing individual researchers from other researchers and enabling them to manage their records. To reap the full benefits of ORCID, organizations need to become ORCID members and integrate ORCID into digital platforms and workflows to reduce administrative burden and connect ORCID iD records with institutional repositories, publishing platforms, identity management systems, grant applications, and more.

In January 2018, four US consortia (GWLA, NERL, BTAA, and LYRASIS), came together to form the ORCID US Community, providing premium consortium ORCID membership for institutions at a highly discounted rate, as well as dedicated technical and community support for members. With over 95 institutional members currently taking advantage of this national consortial approach to ORCID in the US, and increasing adoption of ORCID by publishers, funders, and other organizations worldwide, we are at the cusp of a paradigm shift from repetitive print-based workflows to fully harnessing the power and advantages of the digital age in the research and scholarly communication landscape. This presentation will cover the basics and benefits of ORCID for both individuals and organizations, as well as the benefits of institutional ORCID membership via the ORCID US Community. Attendees will learn about best practices, strategies, and recommended resources for working with ORCID, with time for discussion and Q&A.

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Jill Grogg

Strategist, Content & Schol Comm Initiatives, LYRASIS
Jill Grogg is a Strategist with the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at LYRASIS. Previously, she was electronic resources coorindator at The University of Alabama Libraries for over a decade.
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Sheila Rabun

ORCID US Community Specialist, ORCID US Community
The leader of the ORCID US Community is working with almost 150 partners across the United States to integrate ORCIDs into their systems. ESIP joined this Community this year so Shelia will help us understand the benefits of our membership and about the future of ORCID. ... Read More →

11:30am EST

Where the Stress Falls: Exploring Challenges in the University Library-University Press Relationship
More than 30% of members of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) report to their university libraries. While there has been significant discussion of the benefits of press-library integration and collaboration, less time has been given to exploring areas of tension that can emerge when presses report to libraries. Do stresses appear around budgeting/funding, missions, project management, staffing, open access, and more? What cultural and professional differences can frustrate the creation of strong partnerships? What seams can break when presses and libraries try to address new challenges, even when they’ve been in an established relationship for years? Finally, what strategies can be deployed for avoiding or resolving conflicts, all with the goal of promoting true collaboration and a sustainable scholarly communications landscape?

Organized by the AUPress’s library relations committee, this panel features three directors of university presses that report to university libraries, as well as a university librarian whose remit includes the university press. Each panelist will bring a different perspective to the discussion, as well as different reasons as to why and when their press moved into the library. This session will be of benefit to library administrators, librarians working in scholarly communications and publishing, and university press staff who want to better understand the realities and challenges of press-library integration. The session will focus on strategies for building positive relationships across professional boundaries, with time for attendees to participate in a discussion about how librarians and publishers can work together in support of our authors, readers, and scholarly communities.

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Geoffrey Robert Little

Editor-in-Chief, Concordia University Press
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Lisa Quinn

Director, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Liz Scarpelli

Director, University of Cincinnati Press & Library Publishing Services
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Carolyn Walters

Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University
Carolyn Walters is the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, and co-director of the $27 million Media Digitization & Preservation Initiative (MDPI), IU’s ambitious work to protect the university’s rich repositories of audio, video, and film through digital... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

2:30pm EST

Building a narrative for researchers around open research impact
Around the world, we continue to see a proliferation in policy direction relating to open access and open research. Uptake of OA has continued to grow, with growing awareness from researchers about the benefits of open research. However, how researchers understand the impact of publishing openly – from articles to books and research data - is sketchy at best. A number of studies have attempted to understand how open research is increasing scholarly impact, predominantly from a bibliometric perspective. In this session we will provide a publisher, library, researcher and funder perspective on how and why we are working to increase understanding amongst researchers of the reach and impact of publishing open access articles, books and data.

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Rachel Borchardt

Associate Director, Research and Instructional Services, and Science Librarian, American University
Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a recent book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century... Read More →
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Mithu Lucraft

Marketing Director, Outreach and Open Research, Springer Nature
Mithu Lucraft has worked in academic publishing since 2004. A passion for storytelling combined with a lasting commitment to scholarly communications has led her through a variety of Marketing and Communications roles, including at Oxford University Press, Sage Publishing and Palgrave... Read More →
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Sara Rouhi

Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Altmetric and Dimensions, Digital Science
Sara Rouhi is Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Dimensions with responsibility for education and outreach in the US and Canada for both Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform and Digital Science’s alternative metrics company, Altmetric. She... Read More →
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David Sommer

Product Director and Co-founder, Kudos
David is Product Director and Co-founder of Kudos - the award winning service for researchers, institutions and publishers to help maximise the impact of published work. David has over 20 years' of experience in the global publishing industry, having held senior technology and sales... Read More →

2:30pm EST

Read & Publish: What Changes Can Libraries Expect?
What does a “Read & Publish” model actually mean for librarians and for publishers? Read & Publish arrangements are becoming more prominent across the scholarly communications landscape, especially with national consortia in Europe. What goes into creating these agreements, and what will their impact be on authors, librarians, and publishers? A panel of librarians and publishers (to be announced), moderated by AIP Publishing, will talk about the opportunities and challenges presented by developing and implementing a model that merges publication and access to content.

By bringing stakeholders together, this panel will offer frank insights into what librarians need to know if their institution implements an R&P program, as well as open discussion on what publishers can do to make this model sustainable and transparent. Questions will be solicited from conference attendees in advance of the session, and time will be allotted for Q&A.

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Curtis Brundy

AUL for Scholarly Communications and Collections, Iowa State University
I oversee collections and scholarly communications at Iowa State, which is a signatory of the OA2020 initiative. I am active with several groups that are interested in seeing, as well as assisting, scholarly publishers and societies transition to open business models.
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Katharine Dunn

Scholarly Communications Librarian, MIT Libraries
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Josh Horowitz

Digital Library & Advertising Sales Director, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Josh Horowitz is currently Digital Library & Advertising Sales Director at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  In this role, he manages ACM’s institutional subscription and advertising business in the academic, corporate and government sectors.  Prior to ACM, Josh... Read More →

Kevin Steiner

Head of Global Sales, AIP Publishing

2:30pm EST

Short Books: Why They are Published, the Obstacles they Face, and their Prospects for Success
Fifty years ago, when standard monographs reigned, the Journal of Scholarly Publishing included in its inaugural issue a case for the short book and named it an “ideal form” for some scholarly purposes. A recent observer notes that the format has languished for decades, though the Very Short Introductions series from the Oxford University Press has been an exception. But we now have short books from several scholarly and commercial publishers, including the new Charleston Briefings. Hundreds of titles have been published in recent years. There is a history of the short book, all the way back to the political pamphlet, but digital communications in this century have meant new conditions for its role in scholarly publishing, including open access. This session, according to its title, will be in three parts, beginning with what publishers now say about the timeliness and utility of short books, and some data on short book publishing from a sample of academic presses. Short books offer appealing options to authors (e.g., in the timeline of research, writing, and publication) and to publishers in appealing to contemporary reading habits and to new audiences. Still, short books present problems in discovery and recognition, the latter in citations and reviews, but also in their role in the academic rewards system with what it typically demands in standard length monographs. Prospects for the success of short books, as publishers acknowledge, will reflect the interest of scholars in writing them and then how well they can be marketed, including their appeal for library collections. Finally, to demonstrate what might be expected of scholars, the presentation will offer an account of the experience of a prominent anthropologist and short book author who names reasons for colleagues, publishers, and libraries to welcome the form.


Matthew Ismail

Director of Collection Development, Central Michigan University Library

Steve Weiland

Professor of Higher Education, Michigan State University

Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

2:30pm EST

Textbook Alternatives for Less Expensive and Better Pedagogy
Presents strategic alternatives to expensive commercial textbooks, including the adoption of free OER (Open Educational Resources) materials and/or the substitution of already obtained library materials. The session will discuss successful faculty orientation methods, existing initiatives (including consortial efforts and grants), and outreach to student organizations. The emphases will be on both saving students dollars and improving pedagogy (actual testing and the implications for targeted flipped classroom approaches).

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David Stern

Library Director, Saint Xavier University
librarian emulation programs, subject customization of web sites.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Salon II, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

3:40pm EST

Open Letter(s) on Open Access
A project this summer, funded by a grant from the University of Chicago, will have produced an examination of a set of well-regarded academic sources with an eye towards their sustainable accessibility. The set of sources examined will include various paths that authors choose in the hope to share their works with others, including gold OA, green OA, hybrid options, uploading to academic social media sites, deposits to institutional repositories, etc. This assessment will then be shared as an open letter. This project will produce a set of procedures and plans such that anyone else interested in educating researchers/scholars about how to publish in a way that assures sustainable accessibiity can follow-suit.

We will be soliciting from the audience ideas for ways in which they and others can replicate this process thereby educating whole groups of academics on issues related to Open Access.

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Ingrid Becker

PhD Candidate (English Literature), University of Chicago
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John G. Dove

Consultant and Open Access Advocate, Alzora
I’m the former CEO of Credo Reference, and before that president of Silverplatter. I am now a consultant to the publishing and library worlds specifically in areas related to Open Access. I won't take on any clients that aren't working to accelerate the transition to a fully... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

3:40pm EST

Supporting Open Education with the Wind at Your Back: Lessons for OER Programs from the Open Textbook Toolkit
What does it take to move open education from idea to practice? In this session we will lead a discussion about what supports instructors need to engage with open education and how we can make adoption and adaptation easy and inviting. We’ll set the stage with an overview of findings from our IMLS-funded research (LG-72-17-0051-17) on the needs and practices of psychology instructors for adopting or creating open textbooks and OER. We’ll then share some lessons on what faculty say they need and where they feel we can do better, as well as offer some insights, from our research, on student needs and desires in learning resources.

Next, we’ll open up a conversation about how transferable these lessons are and the unique needs of other academic communities. How might libraries and presses view open differently? What lessons for support can small liberal arts colleges offer to large research-focused universities? How can we translate the work done by commercial entities around OER to academic and not-for-profit organizations S? Whether it’s a last mile problem or your first step into support for a new program, you will leave this discussion with some new ideas, example, and allies to support OER.

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Will Cross

Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, NC State University Libraries
I'm excited about the relationship between copyright, student agency, and open culture. Recently I've been focused on the Library Copyright Institute, the Open Pedagogy Incubator, the Scholarly Communication Notebook, and the Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education... Read More →
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Erica Hayes

NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University

3:40pm EST

Transfer Turns Ten: the Future of the Code
Libraries, publishers, and intermediary vendors strive to disseminate the most current information to their patrons and clients through the metadata in their catalogs, services, and software. One significant pinch point in this landscape is the transfer of journals from one publisher or vendor to another. The Transfer Code of Practice was created to provide stakeholders in this information supply chain with best practices and guidelines to ensure that the transfer process occurs with minimal disruption and that journal content remains accessible to readers and subscribers. These guidelines have become increasingly important since the creation of the Transfer code in 2008, as the number of online titles, publishers, and supply chain intermediaries has grown exponentially. For these reasons, Transfer is undergoing two significant changes this year as we mark the ten year anniversary of the Code. The current Code of Practice is in its third iteration, which was adopted in 2014; in 2018, the Transfer Committee began revisions for version 4. These revisions will accommodate the changes that have occurred in the journal publishing market, especially changes in technology and terminology. In conjunction with the release of version 4 of the Code, the free online Transfer Alerting Service will be migrating to the ISSN International Centre (Paris, France). This new platform will replace the existing Enhanced Transfer Alerting Service which is hosted and maintained by the University of Manchester (UK). This session will present attendees with an overview of the Code, with a specific focus on new and updated content. Presenters will also provide a demonstration of the new platform, showcase the new and improved features of the service, and explain the process that publishers and librarians will go through to share and access Transfer information.

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Jennifer Bazeley

Coordinator, Collection Access and Acquisitions, Miami University (OH)
Jennifer Bazeley has a BM and an MM in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music and an MLIS from Dominican University in Illinois. Her love of serials and electronic resources started with a student job in the DePaul University Library in Chicago, IL. Since completing her... Read More →
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Gaelle Bequet

Director, ISSN International Centre
Dr. Gaëlle Béquet was appointed director of the ISSN International Centre in March 2014. She began her career as an ICT specialist with the French Ministry of culture and communication. She has held leading positions in various academic libraries. She received a PhD in Information... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

3:40pm EST

Words into Action: Building an Open Access Ecosystem
Pioneering libraries and publishers are collaborating to pilot the next stage(s) of our paradigmatic shift to an Open Access ecosystem of scholarly research. MIT is working with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the 10 campuses of the University of California are in discussions with several publishers about piloting offsetting agreements in the US market to begin in 2019. These are critical steps forward in transforming scholarly publishing to Open Access models, with the understanding that moving to full Open Access is a shared goal. These libraries are taking bold steps forward to jointly explore opportunities for transitioning to sustainable open access business models with publishers who are ready to make these changes.

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Ivy Anderson

Associate Executive Director, California Digital Library
Ivy Anderson is the Associate Executive Director and Director of Collection Development at the California Digital Library (CDL), where she oversees a broad range of shared collections activities on behalf of the ten campuses of the University of California system. Before coming to... Read More →
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Katharine Dunn

Scholarly Communications Librarian, MIT Libraries
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Sybille Geisenheyner

Sales Manager (Europe, Middle East, India & Africa), Royal Society of Chemistry
Sybille oversees Europe, Middle East, Africa & India in her role as Sales Manager for the Royal Society of Chemistry. During her twenty years in the industry, Sybille has worked for organisations such as SilverPlatter, Walter de Gruyter, Thomson Reuters and WoltersKluwer. She is involved... Read More →
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Rice Majors

Associate University Librarian, UC Davis

Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel
Thursday, November 8

11:30am EST

A Framework for Publishing Expansive Digital Humanities Projects
This session explores how research institutions can support publishing expansive digital humanities projects--i.e., projects that are interactive and dynamic in their content as they span and often grow over time across multiple content types, audiences, and contributors. The session will include a discussion of the Summer 2018 report "A Framework for Supporting Expansive Digital Publishing Projects," which is the result of a recent initiative at Duke University funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Recognizing that the digital humanities are often not static, and change and grow as the scholarship and its community expands, the report addresses question such as what role can libraries and the institutions that back them play in planning, growing and sustaining these projects? How can institutions adequately evaluate and reward this type of scholarship, particularly when the audiences and collaborators for these publications extend beyond the academic community? And how can libraries, technologists, and humanities centers collaborate with university presses to "publish" these projects?

This session addresses five key areas of support for expansive digital publishing projects: 1) planning, 2) resource allocation and production; 3) discovery; 4) evaluation; and 5) preservation and sustainability. The session will address an overall framework for institutions, and especially libraries, to develop sustainable services in support of expansive digital publishing, and will also seek to engage session participants on how best to make meaningful, incremental progress at their local institutions to support publishing these expansive digital humanities projects.

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David Hansen

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communication, Duke University
I'm Duke's librarian responsible for the Libraries' general research services and collections. My division of the library includes support for Duke researchers across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development of the library collections in anticipation of researcher... Read More →
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Catherine Mitchell

Director, Publishing, Archives, and Digitization, California Digital Library, University of California

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Salon II, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

11:30am EST

International Partnerships for Open-Access Models
Open access dissemination allows unrestricted and paywall-free access to scientific publications and is endorsed by a growing number of institutions and countries worldwide. In Europe, unified non-renewal of major publishers and public calls for change happen frequently whereas in North America, a dispersed purchasing landscape and private fee structure create barriers to mass support for OA negotiations. The financial viability of OA publishing differs radically across disciplines where APCs may or may not be an acceptable model. With OA cost models still in their infancy, this session explores three international partnerships making their way in the OA landscape.
OA2020 is an international initiative to advance OA by transforming scholarly publishing from its current subscription system to OA publishing. A growing number of US libraries have signed the OA2020 Expression of Interest. The first two presenters provide an overview of OA2020, its progress to date, and perspectives from their signatory institutions in gaining stakeholder support for repurposing subscription funds to support open access. The third presenter discusses how their OA2020 university library has collaborated with another US institution and two in Norway to build a new OA publishing platform: Vega, that offers structured-text authoring with multimedia capabilities, visual and flexible EDP workflows including open peer review, and a customizable reader front-end, making the possibility of more OA, media-rich, and interdisciplinary publishing a viable reality. Finally, the fourth speaker presents Érudit (erudit.org), a longstanding Canadian national research facility and publishing platform that has reworked its subscription-based dissemination model into an open-access partnership with the Canadian Knowledge Research Network (CRKN), which represents Canadian research libraries. Érudit offers aggregation services and financial support to over 140 HSS Canadian scholarly journals, published in French and English (97% already in OA). These four OA presenters will share successes and challenges in their goal towards fully OA publishing models.


Cheryl Ball

Director, Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University
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Curtis Brundy

AUL for Scholarly Communications and Collections, Iowa State University
I oversee collections and scholarly communications at Iowa State, which is a signatory of the OA2020 initiative. I am active with several groups that are interested in seeing, as well as assisting, scholarly publishers and societies transition to open business models.

Tiffany Moxham

AUL for Collections and Scholarly Communications Strategies, University of California, Riverside
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Emilie Paquin

Director Research & Strategic Development, erudit.org

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

11:30am EST

Platforms, not publishers! An update on sex workers, free speech, and the increased risk for hosting content
Over 20 years ago, the U.S. Congress passed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a landmark piece of legislation which protected Internet platforms from liability for user generated content -- a distinction from the editorial determinations made by publishers. This year, Congress passed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), reducing liability protections in Section 230 for certain types of speech. Targeted at sex trafficking, the new law not only immediately threatens the safety of sex workers, but also encroaches on the protections afforded online archives that host third party content, leading both the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Internet Archive to file suit to block the law. Further, the rise of fake news and partisan manipulators of platform content place further pressure on Internet hosts to take a more active editorial role, threatening the safe harbor of Section 230. We’ll discuss the threats to information sharing, users, and free speech in this open conversation.

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Peter Brantley

Director, Online Strategy, UC Davis
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Mary Minow

Affiliate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

11:30am EST

Preparing Researchers for Publishing Success: How Libraries Are Impacting Outcomes
Researchers today are under more pressure to publish than ever before. Not only must they secure the financial resources necessary to carry out their research, but they must also publish in high impact journals in order to advance in their careers and achieve notoriety in the scientific community. External pressure is equally high, as institutions rely on the publishing success of their researchers to secure ongoing funding and continue to attract and retain the best scholars admist a very competitive environment.

In order to meet these needs, libraries are increasingly taking proactive steps to ensure that their researchers are equipped with the skills necessary to become successfully published authors. From leveraging online resources and courses to implementing interactive training programs, librarians are pursuing a variety of approaches to ensure researchers are adequately prepared for every step of the publishing process. By focusing on core competencies like grant writing, article submission, manuscript preparation, peer review and more, the library is increasingly assuming a pivotal, underserved role in the research lifecycle.

In this session, Wiley will facilitate a lively discussion of librarians from a spectrum of institutions to explore how libraries can support their researchers’ publishing training needs. Attendees can expect to learn more about:
• The training needs of today’s early career researchers
• Opportunities for library leadership and support
• The criteria necessary for a successful training program
• Best practices for implementing a training program and generating awareness, usage and engagement
• Case studies that offer real-world application

Attendees will benefit from the multiple perspectives of experienced librarians who are currently pursuing different methods to support the publishing needs of their researchers. They will share critical insights related to how these publishing support programs are integrated into their overall library strategies, the objectives they hope to address on both research and institutional levels, and how such methods can be implemented at other institutions across the country.

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Beth Bernhardt

Consortia Account Manager, Oxford University Press/ Previously at UNC Greensboro
Beth works for Oxford University Press as a Consortia Account Manager. Before coming to OUP she was the Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications at UNC Greensboro. Beth has served as the Principle Program Director for the Charleston Conference since... Read More →

Kate McCready

Interim AUL for Content & Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is the Director of the Content Services department which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan and the Open Scholarship and Publishing Services [OSPS] unit within the University Libraries. OSPS provides Copyright Permissions Services, and Publishing Services. Kate is responsible... Read More →

George Stachokas

Electronic Resources Librarian, Auburn University
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Gwen Taylor

Business Development Manager, Wiley Researcher Academy, Wiley

2:30pm EST

A Dream of Spring: Disambiguation, Identification, and Persistence in a Blizzard of Data
We are lost in a blizzard of data. As platforms and organizations track us without our informed consent, we struggle to hold on to our privacy and present our work in context. Because scholarship is collaborative and interdisciplinary, we often struggle to receive credit for our contributions, which often take forms other than a single unitary work done at a single institution. Because academic work is precarious, scholars move from graduate school to a postdoc program, to diverse jobs within and adjacent to the academy.

We need tools that can help individual scholars take control of their identity so they can do great work and frame their own narrative even as they move across spaces and disciplines. At the same time, institutions need tools that can tell their stories and capture the value they provide even if researchers are only in-house for limited times or in changing roles. The tools they need are persistent identifiers like ORCID that provide a consistent, disambiguated identity. This session introduces those tools and describes how they empower researchers, libraries, and academic institutions to control their own identity and tell the stories of their work.

Participants in this session will hear perspectives on both individual and institutional identifiers from librarians at NCSU Libraries and representatives from ORCID (individual) and Ringgold (institutional). In additional to a general overview of both ORCID and Ringgold, participants will also learn about up and coming areas of development and use cases. Participants will also learn about the ways in which the NCSU Libraries is using ORCID to support scholars and describe the work done across campus. There will also be a few preselected questions that the panelists will answer as well time for the audience to ask questions.

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Will Cross

Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, NC State University Libraries
I'm excited about the relationship between copyright, student agency, and open culture. Recently I've been focused on the Library Copyright Institute, the Open Pedagogy Incubator, the Scholarly Communication Notebook, and the Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education... Read More →
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Beth Hoskins

Sales Development Manager, Ringgold
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Alice Meadows

Director, Communications, ORCID
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Mira Waller

Department Head, Research Engagement, Libraries, North Carolina State University

2:30pm EST

Access for All: How Libraries, Publishers, and Vendors Can Collaborate on Accessible Products
According to the 2016 Disability Statistics Annual Report, “The overall rate of people with disabilities in the US population in 2015 was 12.6%.” This means tens of millions of people in the United States alone, but making work accessible serves a far larger population even than that. As has often been noted, most of us, if we live long enough, will experience a disability at some point. Many of the steps taken to create accessible texts makes them better, more reader-friendly, and more usable to everyone—those with or without impairments. This session’s focus on accessibility will consider how libraries, publishers, and vendors can work together to ensure that all readers can access electronic books and texts.
Organized by the AUPress’s Library Relations Committee, this panel features librarians, publishers, and vendors who will discuss what they’re doing to engage with accessibility challenges and opportunities. This session will be of benefit to librarians providing access to materials for patrons, publishers putting out accessible materials, and vendors providing services that increase accessibility of materials for all readers. The session also will focus on how these groups can partner and learn from one another to create more and better accessible products.

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Katherine Purple

Editorial, Design, and Production Manager, Purdue University Press

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Emma DiPasquale

Engagement Manager, Michigan Publishing
I am Engagement Manager for Michigan Publishing. My role focuses on post-sales support for the library purchasers and subscribers of our ebook collections on Fulcrum.
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Bill Kasdorf

Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC
Bill Kasdorf, kasdorf.bill@gmail.com, is Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, a publishing consultancy focusing on accessibility, XML/HTML/EPUB modeling, information infrastructure, standards and best practices alignment, and editorial and production workflows. He is a founding... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel

2:30pm EST

Getting everyone around the table to build sustainable innovations
Vendor-library relations have become increasingly strained against the backdrop of resource scarcity and a demand for greater vendor transparency. It is in this environment that Digital Science approached over 100 community partners--universities, funders, and businesses--to rethink how vendors can collaborate with the community to innovate. Based on our experiences, we will lay out arguments for why community-driven innovations will win every time.

First, Digital Science will introduce the Dimensions Development Partner Program (DDPP). They will describe the practical effects of the Program upon the creation of the Dimensions platform, an inter-linked research insights system containing over a billion connections between publications, grants, patents, clinical trials and citations. The DDPP’s benefits and limitations will be addressed, and they will propose principles by which others who wish to adopt the DDPP model should operate.

Next, we will hear from two participants in the DDPP. The University of Alabama at Birmingham provides tools to its researchers to track and link their publications and grants but they had a common problem: a lack of staff to complete the work. They joined the DDPP early on with that problem in mind. They will share their experiences dealing with challenges like researcher buy-in, integration with campus profile systems, and use of the Dimensions API.

Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center joined the DDPP with the intention of using Dimensions to better understand the impact of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. They have provided Dimensions with feedback on their use of the platform’s analytical features, such as heatmaps for active funding areas. They will offer suggestions for ways that vendors could improve similar engagement programs in the future.

We will conclude with a discussion on the ways that vendors can get everyone to the table for a truly participatory product design process.

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Karen Gutzman

Digital Innovations Specialist, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
I serve as the Digital Innovations Specialist at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University where I develop, support, and implement programs that increase awareness about digital scholarship and issues in the digital environment among faculty, researchers... Read More →
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Ralph O'Flinn

Enterprise Applications Engineer III, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Technical Lead for UAB Profiles and Scholars@UABAt UAB since 2014Previously at EBSCO Industries, Inc. for 8 yearsDevelopment Partner with Digital ScienceVolunteer developer for @VIVOcollabAdvocate of linked and open data
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Sara Rouhi

Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Altmetric and Dimensions, Digital Science
Sara Rouhi is Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Dimensions with responsibility for education and outreach in the US and Canada for both Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform and Digital Science’s alternative metrics company, Altmetric. She... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

3:40pm EST

Charleston Briefings, Charleston Voices, Conference Proceedings, and Against The Grain Discussion
Publishing Opportunities With ATG Media and The Charleston Conference

Are you interested in publishing your ideas?  If so, consider one of the many possibilities offered by Charleston Conference and ATG Media. The Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals, are brief books on topics of interest to librarians, publishers and vendors in the information sector. Charleston Voices publishes highlights from the annual conference.  The Conference Proceedings include transcripts of presentations and author submissions from the annual conference. Against the Grain, the flagship publication of ATG Media, publishes articles on a variety of topics related to libraries and publishing. If you’re more inclined to speak about a topic, the Against the Grain team also produces YouTube videos and podcasts. Editors will share the proposal, submission, and publishing processes with potential authors and answer questions about the publications.


Matthew Ismail

Director of Collection Development, Central Michigan University Library

Lars Meyer

Director, Access & Resource Services, Emory University

3:40pm EST

Marketing is not a four letter word. How vendors can help you increase your impact
Join Bates College, Cambridge University Press, and Springer Nature for a panel discussing post-purchase support and the promotional activities that are available to clients. We will survey some of the engagement techniques and invite dialogue on ways we might improve. Examples of cooperative marketing include vendor days, topical summits, usage driver campaigns, sponsored library research, author events, conference co-presentation, and hosted thought leadership events. Come join us to review what we have done together and what we still have to do together in the world of cooperative marketing. 

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Robert Wainwright Boissy

Account Development Director, Springer Nature
I have had various roles in scholarly publishing since 2003, and fifteen years as a subscription agent before that. I have library degrees from the University at Albany and Syracuse University. I like to talk about cooperative marketing projects between libraries and publishers... Read More →

Larry Grodsky

Associate Marketing Director, Cambridge University Press
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Melanie Masserant

Account Development Specialist, Springer Nature
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Krystie Wilfong

Associate College Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, Bates College

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center

3:40pm EST

Navigating Scholarship Discovery, Research Impact, and Open Access
The leadership teams of bepress and SSRN will present the findings of an integration pilot conducted in partnership with Columbia Law School’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, the University of Georgia School of Law’s Alexander Campbell King Law Library, and Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Expanding the reach of open access scholarship is central to the mission of both bepress and SSRN. However for many institutions, the separation of the two platforms had created barriers to faculty engagement and the building of successful open access initiatives. With both companies now part of the Elsevier portfolio, it seemed the right time to launch an integration pilot that could demonstrate the increased reach of scholarship when available through an open access repository as well as a specialized network of peers. This spring, SSRN and bepress product teams worked with library staff to obtain faculty permission and experiment with various integration models, including simplified workflows for library staff, repository population, and the aggregation of research impact on both platforms. During this presentation, Jean-Gabriel Bankier and Gregg Gordon will present the findings of the pilot.
What are the data and learnings from integration of research impact between platforms?
What kinds of workflows function best for administrators at institutions leveraging both Digital Commons and SSRN?
How to foster author trust and enthusiasm for placing content on both platforms?

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Jean-Gabriel Bankier

Managing Director, Digital Commons, bepress | Elsevier
IR success metrics and bench marking Faculty profiles Author readership dashboards
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Gregg Gordon

Managing Director, SSRN
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Carol Watson

Law Librarian, University of Georgia
Carol A. Watson has served as director of the UGA Law Library since 2010. She is responsible for the vision, leadership and management of all aspects of the law library including strategic planning, budgeting, collection development, technology and personnel. She has written extensively... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel

3:40pm EST

Peer Review: Increasing Transparency in Standards and Practices
This session will feature a panel of scholarly publishers and research librarians reporting on recent efforts to increase the degree of transparency in the standards and practices of peer review used by scholarly publishers—and the communication of these practices to readers through the use of effective signaling systems (patterned on Creative Commons) and the development of metadata standards. Inspired by the assertion of the “Principles of Emerging Systems of Scholarly Publishing”—also known as the “Tempe Principles”— that “the system of scholarly publication must continue to include processes for evaluating the quality of scholarly work[,] and every publication should provide the reader with information about the evaluation the work has undergone,” participants in this panel have taken part in an ongoing project, funded by the Open Societies Foundation and supported by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, to propose standard definitions of various kinds of peer review and a system of signaling to readers and cataloguers just how a given work has been reviewed. At present, many cataloguing systems offer patrons a peer review "filter," which often yields misleading results -- being typically based on journal titles. In a moment when scholarly authority is being challenged, making clear the warrants for the claim scholarly publishers make for the quality of what they publish is in the interests of all stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem.


Mark Edington

Director, Amherst College Press, Amherst College
The Amherst College Press is an open access, digital first scholarly press focused on providing excellent and accessible scholarship in the humanities and the arts. We're focused on offering a constructive, high-impact, rigorous alternative for authors that is sympathetic to digitally... Read More →

Angela Gibson

Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
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Charles Thomas Watkinson

AUL, Publishing, University of Michigan Library
I'm AUL for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. I'm particularly interested in next-gen institutional repositories, the future of ebook collections and acquisitions, and how books can also get to participate in the networked digital... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

3:40pm EST

Why should we care about metrics for OA books?
How, and why, are researchers engaging with the reach and impact of their OA books? In this panel discussion we will reflect on the findings from a roundtable discussion we held with researchers, librarians, and the publishing/scholarly communications community. We will explore how researchers engage with metrics: where they access them, and what counts in their view as an important measure (quantitative and qualitative). What do they do with this evaluation, and how does it benefit them in their work and career? We will also explore the challenges in providing robust metrics from both a publisher and scholarly communications service perspective, opening up a dialogue on responsible metrics, and the collaboration opportunities for our industry to improve the availability of impact measurement for OA book authors.

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John Blosser

Head, Acquisitions, Northwestern University
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Ros Pyne

Head of Policy & Development, Open Research, Springer Nature
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Erich van Rijn

Director of Journals & Open Access, University of California Press
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Sara Rouhi

Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Altmetric and Dimensions, Digital Science
Sara Rouhi is Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Dimensions with responsibility for education and outreach in the US and Canada for both Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform and Digital Science’s alternative metrics company, Altmetric. She... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center