32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition

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SC: Scholarly Communication-Copyright-Digitization Projects [clear filter]
Thursday, November 8

12:45pm EST

Negotiating Access: Textmining in 2012 and Beyond

Researchers and librarians are given minimal access to scientific content for mining. The process of gaining access is inefficient and often unsuccessful. How can librarians, publishers, and researchers take text mining forward to the benefit of the scientific community? We will hear from a prestigious scientific publisher; a leading researcher in the field of text mining; and Copyright Clearance Center, partner of publishers and librarians.

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Timo Hannay

Managing Director, Digital Science
Timo Hannay is Managing Director of Digital Science (http://www.digital-science.com/), a new division of Macmillan Publishers that creates software solutions for research. He previously worked at Nature Publishing Group, where he was director of nature.com. In his former lives, Timo was a research neurophysiologist (in Oxford and Tokyo), journalist (at The Economist and Nature) and management consultant (at McKinsey & Co... Read More →
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Skott Klebe

Copyright Evangelist, Copyright Clearance Center
Skott Klebe has worked in copyright and licensing technology for more than fifteen years, leading the development of some of the largest licensing systems in the world. Skott was the architect of RightsLink, Copyright Clearance Center’s point-of-content licensing system, and is... Read More →

Richard Rodgers

Head, Digital Library Application Development, MIT Libraries

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Francis Marion Drayton Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

12:45pm EST

The Value of Primary Source Material in Teaching

This session will be a conversation about the value of primary source material in teaching. The panel will include a History professor, a librarian and members of two publishing houses who are involved in launching primary source material collections such as Churchill Archive and Drama Online. The intent of the session is to discuss how primary source material can add value in the classroom and how librarians, students and professors can make the best of the resources available to them. The panelists will also provide examples of how collections of primary source material fit within their institution’s curriculum and how their use may be different (or similar) in the US and in the UK


Emilie Delquie

Vice President, Publishers Communication Group

Eela Devani

Project Director for Churchill Archive, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Brenna Henry

Technical Services Librarian, Hillsdale College
Brenna has been working with the serials and electronic resources at Hillsdale College since 2011, and she was the Alwin C. Carus Coin Collection Coordinator at Hillsdale College from 2008-2009. She has an MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington (2011) and a BA in English from Hillsdale... Read More →

Paul Moreno

Dean of Faculty; William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History and Associate Professor of History, Hillsdale College
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Jenny Ridout

Global Head of Academic Publishing, Bloomsbury

Thursday November 8, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Addlestone Library Room 122 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:15pm EST

New Scholarly Communication Technologies in Action

Timo Hannay's Slides             Alex Wade's Slides

For a number of years, the academic community has anticipated tools that will simplify the scholarly communication lifecycle.  This vision is now becoming a reality, with a number of new applications and services that facilitate the coordinated and seamless flow of data and information.  Join Alex Wade (Microsoft Research) and Timo Hannay (Digital Science) for a look into real technologies being used by real scholars to improve scholarly communication.

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Timo Hannay

Managing Director, Digital Science
Timo Hannay is Managing Director of Digital Science (http://www.digital-science.com/), a new division of Macmillan Publishers that creates software solutions for research. He previously worked at Nature Publishing Group, where he was director of nature.com. In his former lives, Timo was a research neurophysiologist (in Oxford and Tokyo), journalist (at The Economist and Nature) and management consultant (at McKinsey & Co... Read More →

Alex Wade

Director for Scholarly Communication, Microsoft Research

Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Fountain Courtyard 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

3:15pm EST

The Future of Reading in a Digital Age: What Does It Mean – or Not Mean - For Us?

Reading and libraries have gone together since time immemorial – but what happens when reading takes on radically different forms? The nature of reading – what we read, how we read, and the relationship between information and its delivery – is changing radically. New technologies are deconstructing and reconstructing our concept of what it means to read, thus transforming our expectations and engagement with reading. The fluid, dynamic act of scholarly reading today has many consequences for what we do. This session will explore the implications for libraries, especially trends and forms of reading, patron expectations, and service issues.

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Tony Horava

Associate University Librarian, Content and Access, University of Ottawa
The Big Deal has been a major challenge at our university, as we dealt with budget cuts, exchange rate issues, annual increases to the costs of scholarly resources, and the demand for new resources in many fields. The Big Deal is a complex iceberg floating in the middle of all this... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Cypress Ballroom South 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EST

Moving Technical Reports Forward: New Roles for Libraries & Librarians

Technical reports have always posed problems for libraries and librarians. They are often bibliographically inconsistent, difficult to source, and published to varying standards of quality. In some fields, these reports are also large in number and central in importance. Additionally, established workflows for acquiring and preserving technical reports in distributed repositories have been undermined by the transition from print to digital. Overall, the "gray literature" challenges librarians face have increased.

This concurrent session will present three case studies of how academic libraries have found innovative ways to face the problems of technical reports and improve their production, dissemination, and preservation; thus reducing the duplication of research efforts and saving public funds. Transportation is one example of the disciplines where these described changes are taking place, and the opportunities for libraries to improve the technical report workflow in this field will be a particular focus of the session.

Attendees can expect to learn about the challenges of handling technical reports in the digital age, and the opportunities that exist for improving discoverability and dissemination in the networked environment. A particular focus will be on new roles for libraries and librarians, and how library publishing and data management services can offer new opportunities for partnerships with researchers. Plenty of time will be allotted for questions, discussion, and joint brainstorming.

Session will be chaired by David A. Sherer of Purdue University Libraries.

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Maliaca Oxnam

Technical Report Archive & Image Library Chair, University of Arizona
Maliaca Oxnam is a librarian in the Scholarly Publishing & Data Management Team of the University of Arizona Libraries. She serves as the Chair to the Technical Report Archive & Image library (TRAIL) formed with support from the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and the Center... Read More →

Roberto Sarmiento

Head, Transportation Library, Northwestern University
Roberto A. Sarmiento is the current head of the Northwestern University Transportation Library. Previously, Roberto worked as the director of the Panama Canal Commission Technical Resources Center (library and special collection) and has been a consultant for US, Panamanian and Japanese... Read More →
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Mr David Scherer

Schol Comm and Research Curation Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Watkinson

Director, Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services, Purdue University
Charles Watkinson joined the staff of Purdue Libraries in September 2009. Previously he was Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies. In 2012 he was made head of a newly conceptualized libraries publishing division, with the discipline-focused "Purdue University... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Cypress Ballroom South 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EST

The Value Chain of Scholarly Communication: Discoverability Issues and Collaboration Opportunities

The lifecycle of scholarly works from author to researcher is supported by many points of cross-sector collaboration across the academic publishing industry. This ‘value chain’ - made up of publishers, technical vendors, and librarians, among many others - is a vital factor in the research workflow. Recently, questions around open access and online self-publishing have called this value into question - often by those who are not aware of the intricate steps and global teamwork involved in bringing a completed manuscript to fruition and ensuring it is readily accessible by other scholars. The objective of this session is to explore the “value-added” contributions of publishers, vendors and librarians and ways to collaborate on lasting improvements to the discovery of research and scholarship.

This session aims to provide an overview of typical steps taken by members of the scholarly value chain to shepherd a research manuscript through its lifecycle, from dissemination to the point of access. By demonstrating this process, we aim to inspire conversation about opportunities for improvements, especially in our work to ensure that research is highly discoverable by global academics. We will begin with a published journal article and its pathway through the academic network to the eyes of a reader, highlighting the links in the chain along the way. We will then use an online voting tool for audience participation to vote on which links need to be stronger and where the opportunities are for improvement. The panel will be prepared to engage participants in conversations and inspire cooperative action to enhance scholars’ capacity to locate relevant content in the scholarly corpus.

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Peter Brantley

Director of Online Strategy, UC Davis
Peter Brantley (@naypinya) is Director of Online Strategy for the University of California Davis Library. Previously, I was the Director of Digital Development at New York Public Library, and the Director of Scholarly Communication at the open source not-for-profit, Hypothes.is. Currently... Read More →
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Barbara Chen

Director, BIS, Modern Language Association
Barbara Chen is Director of Bibliographic Information Services and Editor of the MLA International Bibliography at the Modern Language Association. With a focus on literature, language, linguistics, film, pedagogy and folklore, the Bibliography is the most comprehensive research... Read More →
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John Law

Vice President of Discovery Solutions, Serials Solutions
As vice president of discovery solutions, John Law leads a dynamic team that builds information solutions aimed at getting librarians and end-users to their information "discovery moment" effortlessly. John was the visionary and development leader behind the ground-breaking Summon... Read More →
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Karen Phillips

SVP, Global Learning Resources and UK Editorial, SAGE Publishing
Karen joined SAGE Publishing in 1984 and has held several roles in marketing and editorial in over 30 years. Karen became Editorial Director in 2010, leading SAGE’s UK books, journals and online product teams. Karen became Senior Vice President of Global Learning Resources in June... Read More →
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Mary Somerville

University Librarian, University of Colorado Denver
Mary M. Somerville is University Librarian and Library Director at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver. Her research publications and presentations explore cross-sector collaboration... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 9

2:15pm EST

Enhanced E-Books Part II: Publishers, Libraries, and Digital Humanities

What does multimedia scholarly publishing in the humanities look like in 2012? Software platforms, devices, and publications have advanced since our panel in 2010, when we introduced some cutting-edge multimedia e-books (“Enhanced E-Books: What Are They & What Will They Mean for Libraries?”). We will examine some new enhanced e-books with oral-history excerpts that talk and annotations that link to outside archives and data sets--and we will ask some sharp questions about how libraries are going to handle these types of publications. Next, we will look at how some libraries are stepping in to fulfill the needs of digital humanities scholars whose work does not fit the confines of the traditional book or journal. Examples are interactive maps and augmented-reality applications. What does such role-bending mean for libraries and the future of scholarly publishing; can libraries and publishers be partners in the publishing of multimedia digital humanities scholarship?



Nancy Gibbs

Head, Acquisitions Department, Duke University Libraries
Nancy Gibbs is head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries, The department is responsible for ordering all monographs, serials, periodicals and electronic resources and orders, receives, and catalogs non-Roman language materials. She has held positions at Penn State University... Read More →

Sylvia K. Miller

Project Director, University of North Carolina Press
Sylvia K. Miller has nearly three decades of experience in scholarly publishing.  Specializing in acquiring and developing encyclopedias, she was involved in some of the earliest digital reference publishing at Scribners in the 1990s and went on to spearhead online reference as a... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
School of Science and Mathematics Building Room 138 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

2:15pm EST

Playing the Odds: Pascal’s Wager and Decision-Making in the Long Scholarly Conversation

This talk will explore some of the quirky philosophical issues surrounding the nature of the scholarly record and current challenges in academic libraries. The discussion arises from a 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education feature on a widely influential 1979 article entitled “Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Making Under Risk,” which proposed a new model for how people assess risk and weigh decision factors. The theory has been applied to dozens of disciplines and cited thousands of times, and it has applications in academic collection development as well as everywhere else. It addressed the limitations of Utility Theory, which grew out of Pascal’s Wager (i.e., it’s safer to bet on the existence of God) but didn’t adequately explain how people--gamblers and insurance buyers, for instance--actually weigh risks and make decisions. Theory sounds dull, but presented in lay terms, some of it’s actually pretty entertaining. The pace of change and new demands facing libraries offer the opportunity to ask new questions about the nature of the scholarly record. Increasing ubiquity and transience of information, along with rapidly shifting notions of authorship and ownership, offer some interesting angles on how we might re-envision the role of academic library collections in scholarly communication as a whole.


Douglas Black

Collection Development Librarian, Northern Michigan University
Douglas Black is Collection Development Librarian at Northern Michigan University, after serving as reference librarian at Nova Southeastern University and reference/interlibrary-loan librarian at Amherst College. He holds an AB in English from Middlebury College, an MA in English... Read More →

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

3:15pm EST

Open Access Book Publishing: Case Studies from the Field

Libraries and university presses are partnering in increasingly enterprising approaches to book publishing, incorporating Open Access alongside commercial channels. With the many recent experiments to find sustainable approaches to book publishing, so have there been many questions. What is the effect on a university press of making its books available for free online? If a library digitizes out of print books and makes them available on its repository, does that bring new readers and new revenue? Is there any evidence that channels such as print on demand, downloadable e-books, and e-book aggregators might help ease the financial constraints of non-profit university-based book publishing?

This panel will attempt to answer these questions through three case studies from institutions that are breaking new ground in scholarly monograph publishing. Each will include data collected in the past year about the impact that Open Access has had on usage and sales. At Utah State University, the University Library and the USU Press (a division of the Library) have taken an active role in making backlist press books available in its open access repository, as well as in other book repositories such as HathiTrust and DOAB. The University of Michigan Press will report on the results of a number of experiments in partnership with its library’s MPublishing group to make parts of its list available as Open Access. OAPEN, a European foundation dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, will describe the effects of Open Access on usage, sales and impact from two OA book publishing pilot projects.

The goal of this panel is to help libraries, presses, and their partners with a framework and some initial data to weigh the pros and cons of various models that integrate open access, and determine which would best aligns with their institution’s needs and mission.


Richard Clement

Dean of Libraries, Utah State University
Richard W. Clement is Dean of Libraries at Utah State University. Before coming to USU in 2008, he was Head of the Department of Special Collections at the University of Kansas. He edited the ACRL journal RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Cultural Heritage from 2003- 2008... Read More →

Eelco Ferwerda

Director, OAPEN
Eelco Ferwerda is director of the OAPEN Foundation. Before that he managed OAPEN as EU-funded project at Amsterdam University Press. He joined Amsterdam University Press in 2002 as Publisher of Digital Products. Before joining AUP, he worked in various new media subsidiaries at the... Read More →

Shana Kimball

MPublishing, University of Michigan Library
Shana Kimball is Head of Publishing Services, Outreach & Strategic Development. She is broadly responsible for representing and promoting the capacity of MPublishing to the University of Michigan campus, potential external partners, and beyond. She recommends, develops and pilots... Read More →

Charles Watkinson

Director, Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services, Purdue University
Charles Watkinson joined the staff of Purdue Libraries in September 2009. Previously he was Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies. In 2012 he was made head of a newly conceptualized libraries publishing division, with the discipline-focused "Purdue University... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

5:45pm EST

Climbing the Digital Everest – The Journey to Digitize the Nineteenth Century

This session will explore how Gale, part of Cengage Learning, brought the nineteenth century, a true “Digital Mt. Everest,” under sound editorial and technological control with Nineteenth Century Collections Online. The sheer volume of publishing in the nineteenth century, the lack of a comprehensive global bibliography, and the globalization of publishing are enough to make any publisher anxious. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution and steam-powered presses as well as an increase in the literacy rate, publishing exploded and expanded in this period. How does one approach the mammoth goal of comprehensively digitizing the nineteenth century—the books, the manuscripts, the images, the newspapers, the pamphlets, and much more?

Attendees will hear how Gale, working closely with an independent advisory board, approached these many challenges and eventually reached the summit of this Digital Everest with the launch of the first archives of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Short videos exploring the work done with source institutions will help engage the audience and tell the digitization story from a variety of perspectives.

Attendees will learn how to develop a digitization program that “makes sense” for a broad array of users, and the importance of planning for this journey. They will learn how to overcome challenges – both with content and technology – when embarking on a digitization program. They’ll walk away with a better understanding of commercial partner timelines and concerns for mutual benefit. Finally, attendees will learn to how travel together up the mountain – hearing best practices for libraries and archives as well as curators, researchers and faculty.

Please note: session will be recorded.

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Ray Abruzzi

Associate Publisher, Gale Digital Collections, Gale, part of Cengage Learning
Ray Abruzzi is the Director for Strategic Planning at Gale |Cengage Learning, and the program manager for Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Starting as a print editor for Macmillan and Charles Scribner’s Sons, Ray’s professional experience has mirrored the progression of... Read More →
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Simon Bell

Head of Strategic Partnerships and Licensing, The British Library
Simon Bell is Head of Strategic Partnerships and Licensing at the British Library.  Simon is charged with establishing strategic partnerships with both commercial and non commercial organisations in order to increase access to the collection through digitisation.  He has been with... Read More →
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Caroline Kimbell

Head of Licensing, The National Archives, Kew (United Kingdom)
A theatre historian by background, Caroline spent 15 years as an academic publisher creating first microfilm then digital collections of primary source materials from libraries and archives around the world.   In 2006, Caroline moved to The National Archives, where she is responsible... Read More →

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

5:45pm EST

The Course Adoption Challenge: Making In-Demand E-books Available in Academic Libraries

For many university presses and other publishers of scholarly monographs, libraries represent a small share of their market, with sales to students and other individuals in academia far outstripping institutional purchasing. Paperback sales for classroom use – so-called “course adoption” titles – have traditionally been the mainstay of scholarly monograph publishing. As these publishers begin to make e-books available to libraries through a growing number e-book aggregators and collectives, titles with the potential for course adoption have posed challenges, but also highlighted the need for experimentation and new solutions.

There is clearly a value to scholars and researchers in making these titles available electronically at their institution, and there has been significant focus on the rising costs for course books. However, the availability of a single e-book in a library has the potential to adversely impact books sales to individuals at that institution. For that reason, many books with the potential for course adoption are available only in print, or have been excluded from library-facing sales channels.

This session will explore how best to make course adoption books available to academic libraries, in ways that serve the interests of scholars, libraries, and publishers. Speakers will include representatives from a university press; a library currently experimenting with e-book acquisition through a variety of models and platforms; and an e-book collective that has begun making course adoption titles available to its institutional customers.

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Douglas Armato

Director, University of Minnesota Press
Douglas Armato is Director of the University of Minnesota Press, where he also acquires titles in digital media and social theory. In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, he developed the Mellon Foundation-funded Quadrant initiative... Read More →
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Leila Salisbury

Director, University Press of Mississippi
Leila W. Salisbury has been the director of the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) since 2008. Prior to her appointment, she was marketing director at the University Press of Kentucky, where she worked for fourteen years. At UPM, she is responsible for the overall direction and... Read More →

Frank Smith

Director, Books at JSTOR, ITHAKA

Friday November 9, 2012 5:45pm - 6:30pm EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403