32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition

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Thursday, November 8

2:15pm EST

e-Content Discovery: Approaches, Methods, and Tools to Improve Findability

Making content discoverable is a key strategic objective for academic publishers and librarians. Each of the discussants in this panel represent institutions that have taken a slightly different approach to addressing the issue, employing discovery search services, semantic enrichment, editorially crafted taxonomies, and unified content platforms. This panel will explore the unique institutional motivations for their approach and areas of commonality in effort. The objective of the session is to provide context for different approaches to discovery and foster a discussion around the common goal. What are the commonalities in approach? How can libraries and publishers initiatives on content discovery work together?


Becky Albitz

Associate College Librarian for Collection Management, Bates College
Becky Albitz is the Associate Librarian for Collection Management at Bates College. Previously she was the Electronic Resources and Copyright Librarian at Penn State, Head Librarian at Penn State Shenango, Media and Performing Arts Librarian at NYU and the Media Librarian at the University... Read More →
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Robert Faber

Editorial Director, Reference, and Director, Discoverability Program, Oxford University Press
Robert’s role as an online publisher at OUP includes Oxford Reference and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, for which he helped get 10,000 people to write 50,000 biographies on time, and organized simultaneous publication in print and online in 2004. He was also director... Read More →
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Martha Sedgwick

Senior Manager, Online Products, SAGE
I have worked at SAGE for the past 4 years and before that was at Macmillan publishers. Since graduating I have always worked in online publishing and I am excited by online technologies and what these have to offer users in terms of information and engagement. In my spare time... Read More →

Marc Segers

Solutions Architecht, iFactory
Marc's work at iFactory supports publishers throughout the product development process outlining relative advantages and disadvantages of solutions and supporting partnership relationships. Marc provides consulting on overall publishing strategy and platform management coordinating... Read More →

Katrin Siems

Vice President of Marketing & Sales, De Gruyter
2000–2003: Practical Training as a bookseller and publisher at Gruner & Jahr,Hamburg. 2003–2006: Studies Foreign Trade / International Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. 2006–2007: Studies of International Management at École Supérieure de Commerce... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:15pm EST

Creating a Sustainable Sustainability Network

The SSRN eLibrary has delivered over 50,000,000 full text scholarly papers for free and receives over 60,000 new submissions each year from dozens of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. But we know we can't do it all.

Based on a multi-year, successful partnership with now publishers, SSRN created the Sustainability Research & Policy Network with GSE Research. now's approach to Open Access, while still early in its experience, does not seem to have had a negative impact on sales and generated positive reactions from its authors. Plus, now’s reach to its target audiences grew significantly by being included in the SSRN eLibrary database. This session will outline the basis for creating these collaborations, provide the motivations and perspectives of the different organizations, explain why it is critical for content creators and providers to build relationships that focus on their specific strengths, and share some of the positive and not so positive experiences. In addition, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions about the changing role of publishers and exchange ideas about identifying and building on your strengths.

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Gregg Gordon

Managing Director, SSRN
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John Peters

Chief Executive, GSE Research Limited & also Greenleaf Publishing (now part of Taylor & Francis Routledge)
John Peters is a Director of GSE Research Ltd, based in Leeds, England, publishers and advisers in governance, sustainability and environment; and of Greenleaf Publishing in Sheffield, the leading publisher of books and journals in sustainability. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University... Read More →

Zac Rolnik

Publisher, now publishers
Zac Rolnik has spent the last 25+ years in the academic publishing industry and is the founder and publisher at now publishers (www.nowpublishers.com).

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
School of Science and Mathematics Building - Auditorium 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm EST

Text Mining Rights from Three Perspectives

Heather Piwowar's Slides             Judson Dunham's Slides         Teresa Lee's Slides

A passing tweet by co-presenter Heather Piwowar, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, about her frustration with the limited number of Elsevier journals available for text mining led to surprising discussions with the publishing giant and a flurry of media attention. Text mining involves the automated search and compilation of huge volumes of textual data. Though invaluable for research, this technique is generally not permitted by library subscription licenses.

For the University of British Columbia, Piwowar’s advocacy of text mining and open science presented an unusual opportunity to actively partner with a researcher and library counsel to negotiate usage rights with a major publisher. At the time of writing, the Library was working with university counsel to draft terms that can be used as a model for text mining negotiations with other publishers. This issue also stimulated changes in Elsevier’s thinking, leading the publisher to undertake an extensive, top to bottom review of its text mining policies in response to this and other inquiries from researchers and customers.

The presenters will give an overview of text mining and its research application, provide the ‘back story’ of conversations amongst themselves and within their respective organizations, and engage participants in discussion of how emerging scholarly and research trends may change the business of library licensing, and beyond that, the researcher/library/publisher dynamic.

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Judson Dunham

Sr. Product Manager, Elsevier
I have been in product management at Elsevier for seven years, working mostly on our flagship online search and discovery products ScienceDirect and Scopus. In recent years I’ve led efforts to develop new ways of integrating supplementary data into online articles, establish linkages... Read More →

Teresa Lee

E-Resource & Access Librarian, Appalachian State U
Teresa Lee is a theatre and movement artist-educator. She is a Professor of performance in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Appalachian State University. Ms. Lee earned her certification to teach the Alexander Technique from Alexander Technique International. Since 1994, she has... Read More →
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Heather Piwowar

Co-Founder and Postdoc, ImpactStory, Duke, and UBC
Heather is a cofounder of ImpactStory (nee total-impact), an online tool for tracking the broad impact of diverse scholarly products. Heather Piwowar is also a postdoc with Duke University and the University of British Columbia. She's passionate about how scientists share and reuse... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

6:00pm EST

It’s All About Connections: Utilizing Webinars to Enhance Education

One of the channels employed by academic librarians in learning about new opportunities or issues related to the utilization and management of information resources is through their participation in webinars offered by different organizations, including publishers. Although webinars are mainly utilized by librarians, students can also benefit from these free knowledge resources offered by experts in their respective disciplines. The notion that students can tune into a webinar from across the globe at any hour of the day is enticing. But webinars aren’t just for librarians and students—they are ideal for researchers and professionals, as well. Webinars are a great place for experts to confer on new techniques and technologies being employed in their industry. Most webinars are free to participants and, oftentimes, are offered as part of an ongoing series. In addition, they are archived so that registrants can view a recording of the event at a later time. Webinars are an effective, collaborative, knowledge-sharing resource for presenters and participants alike.


Daniel Freeman

Online Learning Manager, ALA TechSource
Daniel A. Freeman is the Online Learning Manager for American Library Association Publishing. In this capacity, he produces and managers online workshops, online courses, webinars and other professional development opportunities for librarians. He is former Editor of Library Technology... Read More →

Diane Fulkerson

Social Sciences and Education Librarian, University of South Florida in Lakeland
Diane Fulkerson received here MLS from the University at Buffalo and is the Social Sciences and Education librarian at the University of South Florida in Lakeland, FL. She is the chair of the Information Literacy Standards Committee of ACRL and is the author of Remote Access Technologies... Read More →

Saeed Otufat-Shamsi

Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, IGI Global
A passionate professional in the field of Information Science and Technology Management with more than 18 years of career that has spun around applying and disseminating the latest information technology in multi-disciplines such as publishing, financial, telecommunication, and engineering... Read More →
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Lisa Carlucci Thomas

Director, Design Think Do
Lisa Carlucci Thomas is an experienced manager, librarian, writer, and speaker; nationally recognized for her leadership, innovation, and research on evolving mobile and social technologies. Her presentation topics include ebooks, libraries, mobile culture, social media, technology... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Ashley Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Friday, November 9

2:15pm EST

Discovery Systems: Analyzing the Gap between Professors’ Expectations and Student Behavior

Professors want their students to develop habits of mind that empower them to cross the gap that separates opportunistic searchers from thoughtful, purposive researchers. The marketing of discovery systems (e.g., Proquest/Serials Solutions’ Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, etc.) to academic libraries suggests that even neophytes will be able to easily maximize their research skills using these tools. These multifaceted search tools certainly do provide rich and accessible initial search results. But observation shows great disparities between search results that students submit as satisfactory and relevant and what their professors want them to select. Perhaps, pedagogically speaking, discovery systems are too rich, too multifaceted, and too beguiling for many students’ own good as they are guided through the transition from searcher to researcher.

Focusing on the question of how students understand and apply the idea of relevance among articles identified by Summon, this presentation updates and adds considerable data to preliminary findings we presented at last year’s Charleston Conference. Whether examining use by undergraduates in introductory courses or graduate students enrolled in an advanced research methods curriculum, our ongoing research finds strikingly similar research-skills deficits in students’ use of Summon to discover and select related journal articles. Spanning several academic terms, our qualitative and quantitative results reveal: (1) that students’ perceptions of relations among articles are often cued by discovery systems more than by the actual content of articles, and (2) this deficit requires professors to adapt instruction (including assignments) to compensate.

Our findings raise troubling questions for libraries and vendors about library technologies’ working at cross purposes with the goals and practices of faculty as teachers. On a more pragmatic level, they raise questions of how better to identify, assess, and communicate the fitness for purpose of discovery systems to different stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, librarians), who have multiple roles.

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Craig Brians

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech
CRAIG LEONARD BRIANS (Ph.D., University of California at Irvine, 1997).  His research analyzes communication and political behavior. Since 1993, he's studied how people acquire, utilize, and retain information, from sources as diverse as TV news or advertising or online resources... Read More →
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Bruce Pencek

College Librarian for Social Science & History, Virginia Tech Libraries
A lapsed political science professor, Pencek often collaborates with teaching faculty on topics relating to information literacy and assessment within disciplines, presenting in both disciplinary and library venues.  With an eye toward cultivating a new academic field, he was a founding... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
School of Science and Mathematics Building - Auditorium 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:15pm EST

Keeping the Momentum: Moving Ahead with Research Data Support

Last year the NCSU Libraries and the UNC Libraries took part in the ARL/DLF E-Science Institute to frame a strategic agenda for supporting research data management and its broader e-science needs at our universities. We conducted an environmental scan, interviewed key researchers and administrators, and participated in capstone meetings with peer institutions. Our two institutions represent two strategies with varying degrees of divergence and convergence. At the NCSU Libraries, with no repository explicitly designed for research data, we are focusing on developing a portfolio of services and partnerships to create a “campus collaborative” of experts, tools, and training to support research data. With limited or unbalanced domain expertise, we are rethinking how subject specialists can be deployed to serve diverse research needs. At the UNC Libraries, we have an institutional repository, but recognize that it cannot serve all data management needs across campus. We, too, are developing a cooperative network of campus partners to guide researchers to various campus services at their point of need. The Carolina Digital Repository, UNC’s institutional repository, is one option among these services as is helping researchers identify disciplinary repositories where appropriate. Both institutions are particularly interested in exploring the long term possibilities of creating cultural shifts in research data stewardship by educating graduate students and early career researchers, and the ways in which regional library consortia can partner in data management support in the same way we’ve partnered on other issues. Reflecting on these two institutions’ goals, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges centered on supporting data-driven research. We’ll share our plans for next steps and invite discussion on how to respond to those opportunities and challenges in practical, achievable, sustainable, and repurposable ways with limited human, technological, and financial resources. Join us for a presentation and facilitated discussion.

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Hilary Davis

Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
Hilary Davis is Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, NC. Her primary role is to provide leadership and direction in the Libraries’ overall collection development strategies, and play a leading role in the Libraries... Read More →

Barrie Hayes

Bioinformatics and Research Data Librarian, UNC Health Sciences Library
Barrie Hayes is the Bioinformatics and Translational Science Librarian at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Health Sciences Libraryand Adjunct Instructor at the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science. She is one of the leaders of the Health Sciences... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Francis Marion Calhoun Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:15pm EST

Intellectual Property Policies in Academe: Issues and Concerns with Digital Scholarship

Presented by Sheri Ross, followed by comments from Bill Hannay.

Much scholarship is created digitally, often in a mediated online environment with several collaborators and interested parties. As a result, academic institutions must update their intellectual property policies to address current practices in teaching/learning and research/publishing. As institutional policies often serve as contracts, they must be clear and address the rights of several stakeholders, including the institution, granting agencies, faculty, staff and students, among others. While several large universities and institutions with a strong online presence have updated intellectual property policies, many smaller institutions have just begun to revise and execute such policies.

This session will relate the issues uncovered and lessons learned during the recent rewriting of the intellectual property policy at a medium-sized, private liberal arts institution. The session will focus on copyrights and will have three primary objectives. First, attendees will receive a brief overview of copyright and contract law as it pertains to creating a policy for an academic institution. Second, they will be introduced to the needs and concerns of various stakeholder groups at an academic institution. Third, attendees will be presented with scenarios depicting conflicts of interest and will be encouraged to discuss potential policy strategies, relating their own experiences in the development of intellectual property policies at their institutions.

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William M. Hannay

Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Bill Hannay regularly counsels corporations and individuals with respect to federal and state antitrust law, intellectual property law, and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust and international business... Read More →

Sheri V.T. Ross

Assistant Professor, St Catherine University, United States of America
Dr. Ross is Assistant Professor with the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University.  Information Policy is the core of her teaching and scholarship. Scholarly communication, intellectual property and open access are of particular interest.  She serves on the Minnesota State Library... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Fountain Courtyard 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm EST

Journals and Supplementary Data

Access to data to support published research is becoming more and more critical. Not only are supplemental data often part of journal articles, sometimes the data ARE the article itself. There are a number of emerging standards efforts under way to enhance data discoverability. At the same time, some publishers are beginning to limit the data they will accept as part of the article publication process. This session will provide an overview of the supplemental data publishing and standards landscape.The objective of the session is to increase audience knowledge of the trends in this area.

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Betty Landesman

Betty Landesman has held positions in technical services and electronic resources management in a variety of academic and special libraries, and is co-chair of the NISO Content and Collection Management Topic Committee with Marti Heyman. She is a long-time Charleston, NASIG, and ER&L... Read More →

David Martinsen

Senior Scientist, Digital Publishing Strategy, American Chemical Society
David Martinsen has been at the American Chemical Society (ACS) for over 25 years, working in various capacities in the Publications Division and in IT. In his current role, he is responsible for tracking new technologies and planning for their incorporation into the scholarly publishing... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
School of Science and Mathematics Building - Auditorium 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

5:45pm EST

Changing the DNA of Scholarly Publishing – The Impact of the Digital Leap

After 500 years of print publishing, the advent of digitization has caused a huge evolutionary leap in scholarly publishing. Content once logically packaged in a book or print journal issue has now quickly evolved not just to an online version of print but into an entirely new digitally-born method of scholarly communication. In this session, publishers and librarians will discuss current emerging models for scholarly communication and discuss its future. Damon Zucca from Oxford University Press talks about the transformation of the long-standing print Oxford Handbooks series into a dynamic article delivery service, providing scholarly research reviews in advance of their print publication and offering born-digital content—blurring ebooks and serials into a new format. Lisa Jones, Acquisitions Librarian at Georgia Gwinnett College Library, talks about her experiences developing a library collection for a born-digital institution in a twenty-first century world encompassing both print and online. Rolf Janke, from Sage Publications shares his experiences of transitioning print content into the digital space focusing on how the value of content must not get lost in translation moving into the various digital forms.

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Rolf Janke

VP/Publisher, SAGE/CQ Reference
Rolf Janke, founder and Vice President/Publisher for SAGE Reference, an imprint of SAGE Publications, has been involved in academic publishing for over 30 years with experience in textbook and reference publishing.  At SAGE Reference, he is responsible for the strategic development... Read More →

Lisa Jones

Acquisitions Librarian, Georgia Gwinnett College
Lisa Jones has worked at Georgia Gwinnett College as Acquisitions Librarian for four years.  She has been fortunate to assist in the Opening Day Collection of the GGC Academic Library which opened its doors in 2010.  Lisa's previous library experience includes Forsyth County (Georgia... Read More →
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Damon Zucca

Reference Publisher, Oxford University Press
Damon Zucca is Publisher of Scholarly Reference at Oxford University Press, where he oversees strategy and development of a range of print and digital products.

Friday November 9, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Ashley Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401