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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Breaking Boundaries in Scholarly Publishing

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The evolution of digital has already led to significant developments within the publishing industry. New products, metrics, and notably business models have all had impact on scholarly communication, but what more changes can and should take place?

Over the past year, Palgrave Macmillan has undertaken a number of surveys to explore the publishing consumption behaviours of the market. Questioning over 1000 researchers across humanities and social science, the surveys reveal insights into publishing requirements as well as the still existing publishing boundaries - from the dominance of widely-accepted formats of articles and monographs, to interdisciplinary research, publication times, pricing flexibility and beyond.

This presentation will share the survey results and ask all stakeholders to consider what further boundaries we should be breaking in order to better meet the needs of the research community.


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Carrie Calder

Strategy Director, Open Research, Nature Publishing Group/ Palgrave Macmillan
Carrie has over 10 years’ experience of working in open access publishing and is a board member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).  Starting her publishing career at BioMed Central in 2003, Carrie was involved in the growth of BioMed Central’s journal portfolio, as well as the evolution of institutional membership models.  Moving from STM to HSS, Carrie joined Palgrave Macmillan in... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Outside Cypress Ballroom