A recent UKSG conference explored what researchers need from scholarly communications, and whether the provisions of publishers, libraries and others are keeping up. Once again, the biggest frustration is rooted not in publisher / library services but in institutional structures for recognition.
Charlie Rapple is one of the founders of Kudos, which helps researchers and their publishers and institutions to increase the reach and impact of published research. Previously, Charlie was Associate Director of TBI Communications, which offers strategic consultancy and marketing services to scholarly publishers and societies; before that, she held various product management and marketing roles for Publishing Technology, Ingenta and CatchWord. Charlie is actively involved in the scholarly communications organization UKSG; having chaired its marketing subcommittee, founded the KBART initiative, and acted as treasurer and secretary, she is currently on the editorial board for its journal, Insights. She is also Associate Editor of Learned Publishing.