PSP Guest Speakers

Event Overview

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS on Tuesday, March 7th from 12:00-1:00pm at the AAP/NY offices.  Howard will discuss: Consuming Identifiers: A Path to Public Access.  Identifiers are key to the success of CHORUS in providing a sustainable path to public access to scholarly content reporting on funded research.  We are fulfilling this mission cost-effectively by knitting them together with services, open APIs, and best practices. Let’s explore what more we can achieve and which one need more adoption by publishers.

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

The PSP Journals Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Andrew Tein, Vice President, Global Government Affairs at Wiley to give an update on STM’s article sharing working group.

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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