Innovations in Open Research

“In this timely webinar, speakers explore the latest developments in the transition to open research, touching on innovations from their respective organizations. Topics will include new developments in the scholarly infrastructure supporting open research, new business models in support of OA monographs, and how open research is shifting our focus from the scholarly article to preprints, data, and other research outputs. The speakers will also discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and the barriers to a fully open research ecosystem across disciplines. …”

Innovations in Open Research

“In this timely webinar, speakers explore the latest developments in the transition to open research, touching on innovations from their respective organizations. Topics will include new developments in the scholarly infrastructure supporting open research, new business models in support of OA monographs, and how open research is shifting our focus from the scholarly article to preprints, data, and other research outputs. The speakers will also discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and the barriers to a fully open research ecosystem across disciplines. …”

Mentorship Program Application Window Open | Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) | August 2022

“The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is now accepting applications for the next cohort of our ongoing Mentorship Program. Our Career Development Committee seeks potential mentors and mentees to connect for professional development, information exchange, networking, personal growth, and career advancement.  This program is ideal for professionals at all career levels to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organizations by connecting with a mentor. The next cohort will run from October 2022 through March 2023, and SSP is accepting applications for mentees and mentors now through September 1. Selected participants are matched with a mentor or mentee by the Career Development Committee and expected to meet at least once monthly for six months. Mentors and mentees are also required to attend an online orientation and virtual discussion group. There is no cost to apply, but program participants (both mentors and mentees) must be SSP members. SSP is deeply committed to fostering a community that supports and benefits from the talents of scholarly publishers from a wide range of backgrounds. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility must be centered in our community, and we strongly encourage people from traditionally marginalized groups to apply to be a mentor or mentee….”

2022 Seminar: New Directions in Scholarly Publishing

“SSP’s 2022 New Directions Seminar gathers experts in the field to review the latest developments and innovations in our industry and discuss how we can collectively take the best of what we’ve learned over the past few years into the future. 

Featured presentations will highlight the advancement of new ideas, technologies, and collaborations that are currently shaping the future of academic publishing, including new directions in open access; new agreements and collaborations that could change the course of research and research funding; ethics in peer review; new technologies in scholarly publishing and the importance of adapting to a data-driven future; and much more. Topics will be presented by a diverse and passionate group of speakers from academia, scholarly publishers, librarians, and industry service providers.

The New Directions Seminar should be attended by anyone eager to learn more about the new technologies, policies, global movements, and negotiations that are shaping the future of academic publishing. Whether you are an early-career professional or a seasoned veteran interested in learning more about the most significant new developments in our field, there is a seat for you at our seminar. You won’t want to miss this event!…”

Announcing the NASIG Model Digital Preservation Policy | NASIG Blog

NASIG’s Digital Preservation Committee is pleased to announce publication of the NASIG Model Digital Preservation Policy, an important new tool designed to help you measure, grow, and publicize your organization’s commitment to preserving its scholarship. It includes advice on identifying and taking first steps, more advanced options and activities, and opportunities to share and refine professional experiences. Developed in informal collaboration with the Library Publishing Coalition and the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the model policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

2022 SSP Webinar: A Beginner’s Guide to Flipping to OA

“How do you know if you should flip your journal to OA, and then how do you make it happen? Our panel will discuss the key metrics that support the decision to flip as well as the process required to make the transition a success.

Speakers: 

Susan King, Executive Director, Rockefeller University Press

Lydia Tacx, Senior Director, OA Enablement, Journal Indexation, and Author Services, Elsevier….”

Opening The Book: SSP Charleston Pre-Conference Video Now Available

For your viewing from the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) On Demand Library, today we offer the SSP Pre-Conference Session from the 2021 Charleston Conference. The panel featured librarians, publishers, and other experts weighing in on the state of open access book publishing, particularly in light of new initiatives, new business models, and new regulations and requirements on authors that are planned to go into effect.

How to Move Fast and Not Break Things: Balancing High-Speed Outputs at the Risk of Slamming on the Brakes

“SSP’s 2021 New Directions Seminar will a deep dive into the breakneck speed in which our industry is currently transitioning, transforming, and evolving, while also recognizing and highlighting the limits (and uncomfortable consequences) of moving too quickly.  

Topics covered in the seminar include new pressures on scholarship and science communication in a post-Covid world; new Open Access and funding models; the drive toward diversity and inclusion in workplaces and publications; the surge in preprints and the demand for accelerated publishing workflows; emerging metrics of impact; and the latest—and truly exciting—developments in tools, techniques, and technology that drive our industry forward. Speakers will examine these issues through the lens of the “need for speed” and how to find the right cadence or risk slamming on the breaks….”

Principles and Standards for OA Arrangements Between Libraries/Consortia and Smaller Independent Publishers

“The transition to Open Access requires change on the part of all stakeholders, and it is particularly crucial that there is active cross-stakeholder alignment focused on enabling smaller independent publishers to transition successfully. In recognition of this, cOAlition S and ALPSP have asked us to convene groups to work on shared principles, data, licenses, and workflows as outlined in our recent report (see https://www.coalition-s.org/open-access-agreements-with-smaller-publishers-require-active-cross-stakeholder-alignment-report-says/).

We are seeking expressions of interest in engaging with this work. Ideally, we would like a diverse array of people knowledgeable about the topic, who can represent their communities and influence working practices, and backed by organisations willing to communicate, champion, implement and maintain the outputs that will emerge from this work….”

2020 SSP Webinar: The Future of Preprints: Coronavirus as a Case Study

“In 2020 the development of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in related preprints as researchers around the world use them to share research quickly and work together to fight the pandemic. More researchers are posting preprints in more disciplines than ever before, and this growth is prompting conversations about the future of preprints. What are the benefits of sharing early stage research? What are the risks, and are there ways to mitigate them? Are preprints here to stay, or are they a passing fad?

This panel will use COVID-19 preprints as a case study, within which to explore the benefits and risks of preprints and to provide projections on their future….”

Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access Age

“Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without the announcement of a cancellation of a Big Deal, the signing of a Transformative Agreement, or a policy action to drive open access. Library consortia around the world are turning to new, non-traditional models as thinking shifts on how to provide researchers with access to content as well as support for publications. Publishers are grappling with subscriptions losing value and needing to develop new revenue models. Complicating these efforts are emerging institutional and funder mandates, including the evolving Plan S requirements and the rumored Executive Order in the United States, as well as the ecosystem of needs and pathways of development for different disciplines and regions. 

This interactive virtual event seeks to engage questions such as: What models are emerging for the open access publishing age? Are these models adaptable to meet the needs of different types of institutions and publishers? Are they sustainable over the long term? Do they serve the needs of authors as well as funders, governments, institutions, etc.?  Hear from publishers and librarians exploring new models and their sustainability as well as concerns of those organizations, including small and society, who fear they may be left out of the discussion. The program will include a keynote overview of current models, a panel exploring models-in-progress, and an interactive discussion focusing on key issues and possible next steps….”