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Thursday, November 7


I Hear the Train A Comin' - LIVE

"I Hear the Train A Comin' - LIVE" session. Each issue of Against the Grain, Greg Tananbaum's Train column explores what's around the bend on the scholarly communications track. Join us as Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas and Chair of the Steering Committee for SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley, engage in a lively discussion about the transformative issues information providers, publishers, and libraries will soon be contemplating. The session will be conversational in nature. No PowerPoints, no canned speeches - just two insightful industry experts talking about access, the role of the library, the state of innovation in the scholarly communication space, and other important topics. Ample time will be set aside for audience questions.

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Greg Tannanbaum

Strategic Partnerships, Meta
Greg Tananbaum serves as a consultant to publishers, libraries, universities, and information providers as owner of ScholarNext (www.scholarnext.com). ScholarNext clients include Facebook, Microsoft, SPARC, Meta, and Annual Reviews.  He has been President of The Berkeley Electronic Press, as well as Director of Product Marketing for EndNote. Greg writes a regular column in Against the Grain covering emerging developments in the f... Read More →

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William Gunn

Director of Scholarly Communications, Mendeley
Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his Ph.D in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane... Read More →

Lorraine Haricombe

Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


Increasing the Discoverability of Institutional Video: A Survey of Current Trends and Best Practices
While the volume and importance of video content on the web is growing exponentially and users are engaging with video content in unprecedented ways, rich video assets from academic institutions remain hidden and inaccessible on college campuses and invisible to the wider world. Digital video clips sit siloed and on hard drives and are not cataloged. VHS tapes and reels of 16mm film are boxed in archives, faculty offices and storage facilities. By making video content more discoverable and accessible, institutions have an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their rich heritage and enhance teaching and research for future generations on campus and as part of the global academic community.

The expertise of academic libraries with digital archiving and description of large and diverse digital collections suggests that the curation of institutional video is a natural role for them. By addressing this growing body of video content, the library can play a key role in showcasing the content’s relevance on campus and beyond. But video competes for this library expertise with local print archives and with Institutional Repository needs. Curating video assets effectively will require the development of scalable solutions that address the volume and complexity of institutional media (including lecture captures), the diversity of media and file formats, rights management, and special closed captioning and accessibility requirements.

ProQuest recently completed a pilot project with seven academic libraries where we used automated transcriptions to index video content and enhance its discoverability and usability. Participants will talk about their own experiences and lessons learned from the project and share their unique perspectives about curating and showcasing institutional video assets. An interactive best practices discussion will ensure that attendees come away with fresh, current insights about showcasing their institutions’ rich and unique video assets.

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Jane Burke

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, ExLibris, a ProQuest company
Jane Burke, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, is one of the executive sponsors of Intota™, Serials Solutions web-scale management solution. In this role, she is providing strategic leadership and working closely with the development partners to deliver a world class library... Read More →
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deg farrelly

Media Librarian, Arizona State University Libraries
With 40 years experience as a media librarian deg farrelly provides a unique perspective on video in academic libraries. He is the author of “Streaming Video” in the book Rethinking Collection Development and Management, (published by ABC-Clio) and co-investigator in the 2013... Read More →
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Robert Murdoch

Associate University Librarian, Brigham Young University

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


Who Will Do Non-Profit Scholarly Publishing in the Future, and How?
This session will survey what has been happening with academic publishing as done not only by traditional publishers like scholarly societies and university presses but also, more recently, by libraries that have begun to offer a variety of publishing services to their constituencies, with some formally organizing as the Library Publishing. The discussion will ask how the traditional publishers have been adapting to new challenges confronted in the digital environment, including the advocacy of open access, and what roles the new players have been attempting to fill as pressures on them to provide new services increase. Five speakers will present brief overviews of what is happening in their arenas, to be followed by open discussion with the audience. Attendees will learn what is happening at the cutting edge of change in scholarly publishing.


Sandy Thatcher

Former Director, Penn State Univ Press

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association and Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU.  She is author of Planned Obsolescence:  Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and of The Anxiety... Read More →

Bryn Geffert

Librarian of the College, Amherst College

Michael Miyazaki

Conference & Exhibits Manager, American Psychological Association
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Cyril Oberlander

Director, Milne Library, SUNY College at Geneseo
Cyril Oberlander is the Director of Milne Library at the SUNY College at Geneseo since April, 2012, and was previously the Interim Director since January 2011, and before that the Associate Director of Milne Library since January 2008.  Prior to that, he was the Director of Interlibrary... Read More →
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Tyler Walters

Dean, University Libraries, and Professor, Virginia Tech
Tyler Walters is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech. He is a 2009-10 Research Libraries Leadership Fellow of the Association of Research Libraries. Walters serves on the board of directors of DuraSpace, the Educopia Institute, and is a governing board member of... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Friday, November 8


Library Publishing Coalition Project: Discussion and Research Update

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Project is a two year project with seed funding from the Educopia Institute to develop a community-defined and established Library Publishing Coalition to meet an urgent need within the information profession for more library publishing skill-building, professional development and networking opportunities, and virtual and in-person forums for sharing best practices and documentation.

In January 2013, the LPC Project, with support and participation from 51 member libraries, began working on a core set of activities defined by the community including:

1.  a directory of library publishing services, 
2.  new library publishing research projects, 
3.  timely training programs, 
4.  developing a charter and governance structure for the LPC, and 
5.  coordinating the first in-person Library Publishing Coalition Forum. 

Sarah Lippincott, LPC Program Manager, Educopia Institute, will present on the results of the recent library publishing services survey used to populate the forthcoming Directory of Library Publishing Services. Following Sarah's presentation, three Deans and Directors of member libraries will discuss the formation of the LPC, how they envision the future coalition supporting the development of publishing partnerships (especially with the complementary programs of university presses and scholarly societies), and their perspectives on the role of library publishing services in today's research and scholarly environment. 

The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. In addition to learning about the results of the survey and hearing from different member libraries, participants can expect to be offered an opportunity to provide feedback on the kinds of services that would best meet the diverse needs of the library publishing community and to gain a better understanding of the broad range of LPC Project activities.

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Carol Pitts Diedrichs

Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, The Ohio State University
Carol Pitts Diedrichs is Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University. From 2003-2009, she served as Dean of Libraries, William T. Young Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky. She is active in the American Library Association (ALA) and served as President of... Read More →
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Sarah Lippincott

Program Director, Library Publishing Coalition
Library publishing, digital scholarship, library-university press collaboration
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Sarah M. Pritchard

Dean of Libraries, Northwestern University Libraries
Sarah Pritchard is the Dean of Libraries and the Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian at Northwestern University. She administers the University Library, Deering Library, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Schaffner Library (Chicago campus), and the Oak Grove Library Center in Waukegan... Read More →

Julie Speer

Associate Dean for Research and Informatics, Virginia Tech
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Tyler Walters

Dean, University Libraries, and Professor, Virginia Tech
Tyler Walters is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech. He is a 2009-10 Research Libraries Leadership Fellow of the Association of Research Libraries. Walters serves on the board of directors of DuraSpace, the Educopia Institute, and is a governing board member of... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401


Open Access Author Funds: A Problem or a Solution?
As the OA movement has burgeoned in many directions, the scholarly communications ecosystem has been put under the microscope. The question of payment for article publication charges has drawn much attention. Some schools have established funds to cover the costs, while others can’t afford to do so, or have decided to focus on other OA priorities and goals. This inevitably raises some fundamental questions, such as, What is the value and benefit of OA Author funds? What is the transformation that we are seeking to bring about, and are we succeeding or not? What is the role of the library in scholarly communications? What is the role of consortia? What are the competing perspectives on the purpose and use of such funds, from the researchers, the university administrators, the librarians, and others in the university community? What about publishers? This session will present opposing arguments on the pros and cons of OA Author Funds, in order to be a catalyst for a lively discussion with the audience on this complex issue. We will pose questions to the audience to engage the group in a conversation.

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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 →
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Denise Koufogiannakis

Collections and Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Alberta
I have worked at the University of Alberta since 2000, and have held my current position since 2005. I enjoy the constantly changing nature of overseeing collections activities in a large academic library. My main area of research is evidence based library and information practice... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403


The New Normal: Publishers and the New Open Access Mixed Economy
With the OSTP’s most recent calls for a government-wide public access policy and RCUK’s full implementation of such a plan, open access continues to challenge publishers, funding agencies, libraries, and authors to think differently and more broadly about the future of access to scholarly material.

Moderated by a member of the ACS Publications Customer Advisory Panel, join commercial, university, and society publishers as they discuss how they are strategizing for the future of OA and how their policies have evolved. This panel will explore the questions facing all stakeholders in the midst of this paradigm shift:

• Does the future of publishing mean a complete transition to OA?
• What are the implications for an OA/subscription mixed economy and is this the new normal?
• What, if any, are the unintended consequences of this new mixed economy for libraries, publishers, and authors?
• How much is too much when it comes to the deluge of scientific research and the problem of predatory publishers?
• What, if any, will be the impact on quality in this new normal economy?

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Andrew White

Associate CIO for Health Sciences, Senior Director for Research Computing, Stony Brook University
Andrew has worked in academic/ research libraries for more than 25 years, holding positions as  Associate Director, Associate Dean, and Director. Prior to becoming the Associate CIO for Health Sciences, he was the Interim Dean of Libraries at Stony Brook University. Andrew is a member... Read More →

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Rachel Burley

Vice President and Director, Open Access, Wiley
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Kevin Davies

VP Business Development, American Chemical Society
Kevin Davies PhD is a editor, author and publisher with more than 20 years' experience in science publishing. He is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and former editor-in-chief of Cell Press (following its acquisition in 2000 by Elsevier). He is the author of three popular science... Read More →

Michael Magoulias

Journals Director, University of Chicago Press
Michael Magoulias began his publishing life as a sub-editor on British Vogue and Tatler. His subsequent career has been devoted to the sustaining rigors of academic and professional publishing, including Gale Research, Chadwyck-Healey, and Encyclopaedia Britannica. He spent 14 years... Read More →
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Simon Ross

Managing Director, Journals / Deputy MD Academic Publishing, Cambridge University Press

Brett Rubinstein

Head of Business Development and Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, IOP Publishing

Bob Schatz

Open Research Group, Springer Nature
Bob, who holds a library degree from the University of Oregon, is a long-time participant in the Charleston Conference and the larger library community. He has been a part of and hosted numerous panels and presentations and contributed to library literature, including as a past columnist... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403