Join CCC and Ixxus in Philadelphia for the STM U.S. Conference 2018 from April 24-26, where publishers and other stakeholders gather to collaboratively answer the question, “What can we do better, together?”

Catch us at the following sessions:

The future of access, part 1: The platform play and seamless content syndication

April 25, 2018 at 3:15    
Moderated by Roger Schonfeld‪ (Ithaka S+R)‪
Participants: Gaby Appleton (Mendeley); Yann Mahé (MyScienceWork); Rob McGrath (Readcube); Roy Kaufman (Copyright Clearance Center)

The fate of the music business looms over STM publishers like darkening storm clouds. Content providers wonder who will be our Spotify? Where will users go to get a legal, seamless aggregated search and discovery experience and what sort of sustainable business models will emerge?

Mendeley and Readcube propose syndicating content and brokering institutional access directly in their researcher productivity tools and reporting usage back to publishers in support of existing business models (Distributed Usage Logging).   Search engines like Google Scholar & Dimensions are serving up content directly now, expanding on their traditional role of referring traffic to publishers – and using new services like MyScienceWork to fulfill a user’s requested article with legal, freely available versions online – even if the user doesn’t have access to the version of record.  What is the future of the publisher’s own platform in this scenario? How will these new efforts to create seamless access impact traditional aggregators like EBSCO, ProQuest, and the document delivery market (CCC)? And most importantly, how will libraries be brought along in all of this?


Round Table: How will STM Tech Trends 2022 affect YOUR business?

April 26, 2018 at 9:30
Moderated by Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center
Participants: IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg (Elsevier); Gerry Grenier (IEEE); Phill Jones (Digital Science); Stacy Malyil (Wolters Kluwer)

In a round table discussion moderated by Chris Kenneally (CCC), 4 members of STM’s Future Lab Forum will express their views on how the Tech Trends of 2022 will start impacting our publishing business now. Come and listen to be prepared for the future.


More “must attend” session picks:

Interactive forum discussion: digital ethics and data literacy

April 26, 2018 at 11:00
Moderated by Kent Anderson (Redlink)
Participants: Susan E McGrego (Columbia Journalism School); Patrick Vinck (Harvard University)

Are algorithms and social media outsmarting us, surveilling us, feeding us fake facts and alternative news, defining our views and opinions? Kent Anderson (Redlink) will engage in an interactive discussion on stage with thought leaders in digital integrity on topics such as ethics of algorithms, data literacy, user interface design, technology deployments, and current practice and policies. A very interactive session – so we expect you and the rest of the audience to chip in.

The Future of Access, part 2: RA21, Resource access in the 21st century

April 26, 2018 at 3:45
Chaired by Julia Wallace (RA21) and Heather Flanagan (RA21)

RA21 is a joint project by STM and NISO to drastically improve access to content, especially for mobile and off campus use. Access to scholarly and academic content should be as easy as logging in on Facebook and Google (but with stronger support for user privacy).

In its first year, the RA21 project, in which over 50 organisations collaborate, gained enormous traction among libraries, vendors, federation operators, ID management organisations and of course publishers. The three co-chairs of the project, Chris Shillum (Elsevier), Ralph Youngen (ACS) and Meltem Dincer (Wiley) will update you on the initial results of the pilots in academic and corporate environments and discuss possibilities for applying this information to your services. This session includes an interactive panel on frequently asked questions.

Author: Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for CCC. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Author’s Guild, and the editorial board of UKSG Insights. Kaufman also advises the US Government on international trade matters through membership in International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) 13 – Intellectual Property and the Library of Congress’s Copyright Public Modernization Committee. He serves on the Executive Committee of the of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance (USIPA) Board. He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. He is a Chef in the Scholarly Kitchen and has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, artificial intelligence, metadata, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Kaufman is Editor-in-Chief of "Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet" and author of two books on publishing contract law. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School.
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