PSP Guest Speakers

Event Overview

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Laura Paglione, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ORCID who will give an overview of their current developments on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm at the HarperCollins/NY offices. ORCID iDs have been widely adopted by journal publishers but, until recently, were not being used in book publication workflows. This is now starting to change. A couple of publishers are already integrating ORCID for book authors and more are interested in doing so. As a result, we recently formed a community working group to develop a set of best practices for using ORCID in book workflows, with representatives from publishers small and large, nonprofit and commercial, as well as service providers. Working with a consultant, we are carrying out interviews with a range of individuals and organizations, inviting community feedback, and as needed will be developing new functionality to facilitate the use of ORCID for book authors. We expect the draft recommendations to be released for public comment this summer and Laura Paglione, ORCID's director of strategic initiatives, will provide an update on our progress to date, including a summary of initial feedback from the interviews and of the opportunities and challenges we've identified to date. We hope this will also be a chance to hear from attendees about your thoughts on using ORCID iDs for book authors, and any potential barriers to adoption in your communities. 

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Roger Schonfeld, Director, Library and Scholarly Communication Program at Ithaka S+R‪ who will discuss: The voice of library directors: Ithaka S+R’s Library Survey 2016 on Thursday, May 11th from 12:30-1:30pm at the HarperCollins/NY offices. Roger will cover, what kinds of strategies are library leaders pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? And what investments are they making strategically and operationally? In fall 2016, Ithaka S+R surveyed academic library directors and deans across the United States on these and related issues, achieving a 49% response rate. This talk by co-author Roger Schonfeld will explore some of the key findings of interest to scholarly publishers and content providers.

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Elizabeth Caley at Meta on Thursday, June 15th from 12:00-1:00pm at the Wolters Kluwer/NY offices. 

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Keith Kupferschmid, CEO of the Copyright Alliance who will discuss Copyright: What's On the Horizon? The Legislative and Regulatory Outlook for 2017-2018 on Friday, June 16th from 12:30-1:30pm at the McGraw-Hill/NY offices.

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Andrea Macaluso, Director, Outreach and Partnerships, North America at SpringerNature who will discuss OA Books on Friday, November 17th from 12:30-1:30pm at the McGraw-Hill/NY offices.

Sounds Interesting?

The guest speaker talk is free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited.  You can sign up to hear the talks in-person or via teleconference.  If you or a colleague wishes to attend, please contact Sara Pinto at and state whether you would like to attend in person or remotely.


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