PSP Guest Speakers

Event Overview

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Betsy Donohue, VP Publisher Business Development, Digital Science on Friday, April 13th from 11:00am-12:00pm (EST) at the McGraw-Hill/NY offices on how­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ new technologies, such as Altmetric, can be used by publishers to track and analyze the impact of their publications. In this presentation Betsy will consider why this is important and the implications for how knowledge is published and distributed, and how it may influence the way we consume literature. As part of this she’ll explore some real-life case studies that look at the data currently available for historical archives, books and other digitized content. She’ll examine the motivations of organizations behind their publications and determine how new metrics of reach and influence play a role in their bigger strategy.

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Jennifer Kemp, Head of Business Development at Crossref on Friday, June 15th from 11:00am-12:00pm (ET) at the McGraw-Hill/NY offices. Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that envisions a future with better metadata; not only increasing discoverability of content, but also benefiting reputation management, attribution, discoverability, efficiency, data reproducibility and reusability, in addition to future services that don’t yet exist! It aims to facilitate the collaboration of all in scholarly communications to consistently improve metadata to enhance discoverability, facilitate new services, and create efficiencies with the ultimate goal of accelerating scholarly discovery. This session will focus on our efforts to address the particular needs of book metadata and discoverability in the scholarly landscape. Feedback from attendees is welcome and encouraged. 


Sounds Interesting?

The guest speaker talks are free of charge and only open to AAP members 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.


Click here for a list of previous guest speakers