Publishing Business Conference & ExpoSince several Scholarly Kitchen “Chefs” (is there a collective noun for Chefs?) were planning to attend the upcoming Publishing Business Conference & Expo (New York City, September 23-25), we decided to put together a session titled, “SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen: Creating Community in Scholarly Publishing“. The official blurb is:

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s blog, the Scholarly Kitchen, was established in February 2008. Very quickly, it became a must-read for many in scholarly publishing, was transformed into a forum for controversial discussions and varying viewpoints, and was even nominated for a Webby (in the Blog-Business category). What makes this group blog work? How can scholarly publishers cultivate engagement like this in their communities? Join several of the Scholarly Kitchen contributors and the Executive Editor, David Crotty, as we discuss the Scholarly Kitchen as an exemplar of the group blog. 

The goal is to talk about why we think the blog has worked, what we’ve learned and how it can be applied by others. But we don’t want to set any limits on the conversation, so please join us and bring any questions you’d like to hear us address. In attendance will be myself, Ann Michael, Stewart Wills, Michael Clarke and Joe Esposito.

We look forward to seeing you, Tuesday the 24th from 4:15 to 5 PM (and likely thereafter in the closest bar).

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


2 Thoughts on "Join The Scholarly Kitchen for a Session at the Upcoming Publishing Business Conference & Expo"

There might be a collective noun for Chefs: “Hastiness“, as in ‘a hastiness of chefs/cooks’.

From wikipedia’s definition of cook: “A cook is a household staff member responsible for food preparation. The term can refer to the head of kitchen staff in a great house[…]”

Since I will not be there I will make my contribution here. Our secret ingredient is civilized disagreement backed by thoughtful analysis. Many blogs fail because they are either one sided or nasty brawls. We found the middle ground.

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