Can’t-Miss Sessions at STM Week 2018

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Can’t-Miss Sessions at STM Week 2018

Join us in London for STM Week 2018 from 4 to 6 December. This year’s agenda boasts vital topics and expert speakers unified by the theme Processes, Products and People in Publishing. Read on for our top picks from the packed schedule, including sessions led by CCC’s Chuck Hemenway and Babis Marmanis.

Day 1: Tools & Standards – Collaboration, standardization and consolidation

January 2020: A Call for Unity?

Moderated by: Chuck Hemenway, Director Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center

Panelists include:

  • Will Schweitzer, Director, Product & Custom Publishing, AAAS
  • Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Publishing, Microbiology Society
  • Ian Potter, Solutions Specialist, Publishing & Associations, Clarivate Analytics
  • Rob Johnson, Director, Research Consulting Limited

The dynamic Open Access environment presents many challenges to longstanding practices in scholarly research publishing, particularly from funders, whether public or private. In the EU, government agencies are pushing the so-called Plan S principles, even while in the UK, Wellcome Trust considers further revisions to its funding and publishing guidelines.

What lies ahead for OA and how should publishers respond? What kinds of partnerships for publishers with other industry stakeholders are likely to yield a “win-win-win” scenario for researchers, funders, institutions and the public? This expert panel will explore the state of publisher commitment and investment in OA infrastructure and workflow, as well as consider how adoption of partnerships, tools, and standards could address any impasses, perceived or real.

Day 2: Innovation – Open Science and the protection of excellence

Industry Update, dedicated to Karen Hunter (1945-2018)

Moderated by: Gerry Grenier, Senior Director of Content Management, IEEE

STM Industry Report: Innovations in the Publishing Universe

Michael Mabe, CEO, International Association of STM Publishers

Rob Johnson, Director, Research Consulting

Johnson and Mabe, lead-authors of the new STM Industry Report, its special edition launched at STM’s 50th anniversary celebration in Frankfurt, will provide an overview of the current state of the STM Publishing universe, including the importance and impact of the latest developments in technology and innovation.

Digital Humanities and Open Science – A Librarian’s Perspective

Overview and introduction by Liam O’Dwyer, Special Collections and Digital Humanities Librarian, Dublin City University

A brief overview of Digital Humanities (DH) and its relationship with ‘traditional’ humanities. A snapshot at the DH landscape, method and praxis, the role of libraries, and implications for open science and publishing in the field. What are the current challenges and tensions? What roles and approaches are emerging?

Searching for images in the era of deep learning

Babis Marmanis, CTO, Copyright Clearance Center

AI and machine learning have the potential to radically speed up operations and increase the efficiency of the STM publishing sector. Existing AI-based technologies have already been developed or acquired by publishers to assist with the identification of peer reviewers, identify and combat plagiarism, recognize fabricated data, bolster the decision-making process behind the acceptance and rejection of papers. Likewise, AI has the potential to offer brand new services to researchers and the research community to empower Open Science and open knowledge creation. Come and listen to what is available now and what vendors have on offer and are developing for smarter information applications.

Day 3: Diversity and Inclusion in Publishing

Science benefits from diversity

Elisa De Ranieri, Editor-in-Chief Nature Communications, Springer Nature (effective January 2019)

For publishers, action on diversity and inclusion can’t begin and end with our own internal processes.  There is an imperative for us to find ways to address any problem that is standing in the way of great research. Find out about how Springer Nature is working with the academic community to increase representations of diversity in the scholarly work they publish, and how internal diversity program also play their part. What actions can the scholarly publishing industry take, together, to help drive change more quickly?

Follow all of the activity from STM Week 2018 at #STMWeek with @copyrightclear.

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Kurt Heisler

Author: Kurt Heisler

Kurt Heisler is Director of Business Development at CCC. He has been with CCC for over 8 years assisting global publishers in expanding their licensing and permission business. For the past three years he has focused on the Open Access aspect of the publishing business. Prior to CCC, he worked in silicon valley with internet start-ups, cable TV, video-on-demand and online gaming industries.
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