Since 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).