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Thursday, November 3

12:45pm EDT

ATG Special Issue Roundtable: Content for Courses
Building on the articles in the November ATG Special Issue Content for Courses, this roundtable discussion will dive deeper into the special role that libraries play in content supporting curricula in higher education. Today's content needs can range widely from the traditional articles or textbooks to multimedia events and MakerSpaces. While US libraries have traditionally not held textbooks for student use, they have long played a central role in ensuring that subscriptions support teaching and learning, providing extensive e-reserves, and even participating in course-pack creation. From OER to Alternative textbooks, instructors have more options than ever before - and more questions for their librarians. Many types of publishers and vendors are experimenting with new business models to support classroom use of content, from e-textbooks to course materials solutions. If you assist faculty in acquiring or managing content to support teaching and learning, then this is the session for you!

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Bob Boissy

Director, Institutional Marketing and Account Development, Springer Nature
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Jessica Clemons

Interim Director of College Libraries, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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Charles Lyons

Director, Butler Library, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Charles Lyons is Library Director at Buffalo State College. Previously he served as Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Delivery at the University at Buffalo, worked in the corporate library at Lehman Brothers, and in the Science and Engineering Libraries at the University... Read More →
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Elizabeth McKeigue

Associate University Librarian, Santa Clara University
Elizabeth McKeigue is the Associate University Librarian for Learning & Engagement at Santa Clara University in California. In this role, she oversees activities related to research, teaching, outreach, assessment, and access & delivery services. Prior to 2010, Ms. McKeigue held positions... Read More →
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Karen McKeown

Director, Discovery & Analytics, Gale Cengage
I lead efforts at Gale, a division of Cengage Learning, centered on making the traditionally library focused resources Gale provides discoverable in the path of intended users - students, faculty and learners. Having a college aged daughter and being a part of a company whose legacy... Read More →
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Heather Staines

Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for the Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

Giving and Taking: How We Each Contribute to the Scholarly and Scientific Journal Ecosystem
The scholarly communication world has been in turmoil recently, as some participants call for radical change, others defend existing practices and systems, and still others push for incremental improvements. One aspect of the current system that makes these discussions difficult is the degree of isolation that often exists between its participants - publishers who understand little about libraries, librarians who have never edited a journal, authors with no idea how much the journals in their field cost, etc. Members of these groups run in different circles, attend different industry meetings, and monitor different listservs. None of us can know everything about all of the ecosystems in which we function; however, in light of the current ferment and disruption we are seeing in scholarly communication, knowing more about all parts of that particular ecosystem might be helpful to everyone involved.

This panel discussion will feature five different participants in the ecosystem of scholarly journal publication: two authors (one from the STEM disciplines and one from HSS), a journal editor, a journal publisher, and an academic librarian. Each will be invited to answer the following three questions:

1. What costs do I incur - in terms of time, energy, money, etc. - when carrying out my work?

2. What value do I bring to our ecosystem with the work that I do?

3. Of the things my fellow panelists do within our ecosystem, which are of the most value to me?

Following the panelists' responses there will be general discussion with the audience.

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

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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 →

Erin Beutel

Associate Professor of Geology, College of Charleston

Matt Cooper

Senior Editor, Wiley Publishing
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Anirban Mahapatra

Publisher, ACS Publications

June McDaniel

Professor of Religious Studies, College of Charleston

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

Is Small Beautiful? The Position of Independent Scholarly Publishers in an Environment of Rapid Industry Consolidation
The publishing industry continues to consolidate, with large multinational publishers acquiring journals and other content from academic societies and independent publishers. This panel will provide candid insights into the challenges facing smaller publishers, including how/why they continue to exist in a business environment increasingly dominated by large companies. The discussion will also examine the advantages that smaller, independent publishers enjoy, and address their adaptation strategies, business planning (including open versus paid access models), strategic partnerships, technical infrastructure, production procedures, relationships with libraries, and the work needed to meet the evolving needs of library end users. The impact of industry consolidation on libraries, including that of the intermediaries between publishers and libraries, will also be discussed. The panel includes speakers from humanities, social science, and science publishers who can provide a range of perspectives from across the disciplines.

Audience members will take away a better understanding of the unique role that these presses play in the scholarly communications ecosystem. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and contribute to the group discussion after the panelists have shared their experiences.

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Steve Cohn

Director, Duke University Press
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Richard Gallagher

President & Editor-in-Chief, Annual Reviews
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George Leaman

Director, Philosophy Documentation Center
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Charlie Remy

Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 4

12:45pm EDT

Peer Review of Longform Scholarship, Now and Into the Future
This Lively Lunch Discussion will focus on the current and future state of peer review for long form scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The launching off point for the discussion will be the recent publication of the Best Practices in Peer Review handbook, released this year by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), which gives a snapshot of university press standards. After a presentation of the handbook and the role it can serve for current and newly developing presses, including those emerging from within university libraries, the panel will move on to discuss the value of this process in an ever-changing scholarly publishing eco-system. Donna Dixon will discuss how peer review has worked at the growing “open textbook” programs at universities, while Becky Brasington Clark will present on efforts to conduct peer review more openly.

Questions considered include: how do libraries see peer review? How might peer review change to accommodate new forms of scholarship, digital and otherwise? How can we best denote when a rigorous peer review process is in place?

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Becky Brasington Clark

Director of Publishing, Library of Congress
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Donna Dixon

Co-Director, SUNY Press
Co-director and production manager at SUNY Press, former director of member services at Nylink, and librarian. Interested in library acquisitions and collection management (e and p), scholarly and trade publishing, and open access.
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Brian Halley

Senior Edito, UMass Press
I am Senior Editor at the UMass Press and a Board Member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). I'm interested in talking to library folks about publishing.

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

12:45pm EDT

The Costs of Monographs across the Academy
This session will offer multiple perspectives on how the core expense of producing scholarship has put pressure on all parts of the ecosystem; how many of the new technologies and sales models serve only to move deficits between units of a university while posing new challenges to publishers and vendors; and to consider potential solutions such as new university funding structures or open access publishing programs.

The recent Mellon-funded Ithaka S+R report on The Cost of Publishing Monographs applied a rigorous methodology to determine the likely actual expense of future open access publishing proposals. The study, however, has deep ramifications for existing print and digital publishing programs in that it reveals that the current model for scholarly communication is unsustainable both from the perspective of academic publishers expected to fund their operations through sales and from the perspective of library buyers unable to acquire an increased volume of increasingly expensive monographs.

We will seek to supply context for the cost-focused Ithaka report by providing a look at operating costs and sales at a university press, by looking at broader acquisitions trends in academic libraries, and by considering alternative models such as the Lever Initiative or the open access Amherst College Press.


Bryn Geffert

Librarian of the College, Amherst College

Tom Helleberg

CFO, University of Washington Press
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Michael Zeoli

VP, eContent Development, YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, 1997-current ebrary, 2005-2007 Regenstein Library, Acquisitions Dept., University of Chicago http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/eternal_ebooks/

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401