Earlier this summer, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) staff finished their annual task of uploading video recordings of this year’s Annual Meeting to the online SSP Library. While we usually highlight a few videos from the meeting, it struck me how much content is available there. The site has videos and audio recordings going back to 2013 for sessions at the Annual Meetings and SSP Webinars, as well as Fall Seminars dating back to 2014. Use the pulldown menus on the right to dig through this treasure trove of information for anyone teaching a course on scholarly communication, or for those new to the field looking to learn the basics.

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If you couldn’t make this year’s Annual Meeting, you can find out what you missed. If, like me, you went to the meeting but felt torn at the choices one had to make at nearly every session, you can see what was going on in those sessions you couldn’t attend. Embedded below you’ll find the powerful opening keynote from Safiya Noble, which inspired out two-part interview here and here. But don’t stop there, dig through the rest of the sessions and you’ll find really interesting panels on the growing potential for open source tools for scholarly infrastructure, driving increased data sharing from researchers (and how to implement a data review program). Other talks I found particularly useful included one covering practical implementations of artificial intelligence, and a look at just what Sci-Hub is doing and what publishers can do about it.

If you really have a lot of spare time on your hands, you can even see a group of Scholarly Kitchen Chefs discussing the last 10 years, and what has and hasn’t changed in the scholarly communications ecosystem (and where things are going in the next 10 years).

And the webinars! Don’t miss the back catalog of webinars!

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.