Lynnee Argabright

Lynnee Argabright

Lynnee Argabright is an Open Access Research Assistant at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s University Libraries, and pursuing an MS in Information Science in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science.

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Mary Beth Barilla

Mary Beth Barilla

Mary Beth Barilla is Program Director for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). She is also a former co-chair of SSP’s Annual Meeting Program Committee and a winner of the 2017 SSP Appreciation Award.

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Aliaksandr Birukou

Aliaksandr Birukou

Aliaksandr (Alex) Birukou is an Editorial Director at Springer Nature. His team in Computer Science (CS) Editorial publishes the conference proceedings in CS (~850 volumes/year, including the Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS, series).

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Amy Brand

Amy Brand

Amy Brand is Director of the MIT Press and Co-Founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group. She headed business and product development at Crossref from 2001 to 2008, and currently serves on the Crossref Board of Directors.

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Eric Broug

Eric Broug

Eric Broug spent ten years working for a British academic publisher as their business manager for Africa and the Middle East, and latterly the Benelux & Scandinavia. His job was to grow revenue and reputational capital.

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Susan Chavez

Susan Chavez

Graduate student in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, College of Professional Studies, at the George Washington University, graduating in Summer 2020.

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Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D. is a historian at the White House Historical Association, and an expert in Early American history, the presidency, and the government – especially the president’s cabinet. Chervinsky shares her research by writing everything from op-eds to books, speaking on podcasts and other media, and teaching every kind of audience. Chervinsky has been featured in the Law and History Review, the Journal of the Early Republic, Presidential Studies Quarterly, TIME, and the Washington Post. Her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, was published by the Belknap Imprint of Harvard University Press on April 7, 2020.

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Alex Christopher

Alex Christopher

Alex Christopher is the Australian Publishers Association’s Communications Manager. The Association represents Scholarly & Journal, Tertiary & Professional, Schools & Education, Trade, Children’s and Independent Publishers across the country.

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Geraldine Cochran

Geraldine Cochran

Geraldine Cochran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Office of STEM Education at Rutgers University. As a physics education researcher, Cochran investigates strategies for modifying physics curricula to support students underprepared in math and ways to broaden participation in physics. Cochran also provides organization-wide inclusion/climate assessments.

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Alexa Colella

Alexa Colella

Alexa Colella is the marketing manager for journals at the University of Illinois Press. Alexa is interested in advancing journal scholarship in the humanities and social sciences with creative and innovative projects and initiatives.

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Danielle Cooper

Danielle Cooper

Danielle Cooper is the senior qualitative researcher at Ithaka S+R, where she focuses on how information practices are evolving in higher education.

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Seth Denbo

Seth Denbo

Seth oversees the publication department and works on digital projects to enhance the American Historical Association’s mission.

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Betsy Donohue

Betsy Donohue

Betsy Donohue is the VP of Publisher Business Development for Digital Science. Before joining Digital Science in 2013, Betsy worked in a variety of marketing, sales and business development positions, including at the Ingram Content Group, Scope eKnowledge and SWETS.

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Mark Edington

Mark Edington

Mark Edington is the founding director of the Amherst College Press and the publisher of Lever Press, two initiatives to build a pathway for peer-reviewed, digitally native scholarship from a liberal arts perspective through a platinum open access model.

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Gwen Evans

Gwen Evans

Gwen served as the Executive Director of OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network from 2012 to 2020. She is now Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier.

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Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, is the Vice President, Research Intelligence on the Global Strategic Networks team at Elsevier, where her responsibilities center on how insights from data, metrics, and analytics guide strategic planning for research, funding and policy organizations, as well as how open science is advancing to strengthen the research enterprise.

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Chloe Fells

Chloe Fells

Graduate student in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, College of Professional Studies, at the George Washington University, graduating in Summer 2020.

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Yael Fitzpatrick

Yael Fitzpatrick

Yael Fitzpatrick is a consulting art director, designer, and brand manager for the scholarly publishing community, and runs Gazelle Design Consultancy.

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Annette Flanagin

Annette Flanagin

Annette Flanagin is Vice President and Executive Managing Editor of JAMA and JAMA Network. Annette is also the Executive Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

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Sari Frances

Sari Frances

Sari Frances is Manager of Digital License Compliance for IEEE and has successfully managed IEEE’s IP Protection Program since 2008.

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Sven Fund

Sven Fund

Sven Fund. Sven is the Managing Director of Knowledge Unlatched and founder of fullstopp, a digital consulting agency serving publishers, libraries, and intermediaries.

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Liz Gabbitas

Liz Gabbitas

Liz Gabbitas, works at the J. Willard Marriott Library, at the University of Utah, where she focuses on reducing the cost of higher education for the University’s 32,000 students.

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Shalu Gillum

Shalu Gillum

Shalu Gillum is the Head of Public Services for the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She presented at MLA InSight on the Challenges in Promoting Information Literacy in an Academic Medical Center.

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Gisela Concepción Fosado

Gisela Concepción Fosado

Gisela Concepción Fosado is an editor at Duke University Press, publishing books across the humanities and social sciences, with a particular interest in books that foreground marginalized perspectives, adopt an intersectional approach, and contribute to our understanding of social movements and inequality.

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Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp leads the Digital Products & Software Services team at the MIT Press, where he is neck-deep in digital books, journals, open access, and exploring new ways of working. Before joining the MIT Press he spent many years with Cell Press / Elsevier. He will be joining the Society for Scholarly Publishing Board of Directors as of the 2020-2021 term.

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Steven Heffner

Steven Heffner

Steven Heffner is the Vice President of Product Strategy for Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice, and he served as a member of the MLA InSight Program Committee.

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Simon Holt

Simon Holt

Simon Holt is Publisher, Micro/Nanotechnologies and Reference Content Volume Strategy at Elsevier. He is a member of the Scholarly Kitchen Cabinet, the group that oversees this blog for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the SSP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He was recently named a winner of the SSP’s 2020 Emerging Leader Award.

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Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde is the co-founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) where he leads technical projects, building platforms, methodologies, and communities to support open source collaborative knowledge production and publication as part of the academic process.

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John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis is the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics; co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, at Stanford University.

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Jerry A. Jacobs

Jerry A. Jacobs

Jerry A. Jacobs is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard in 1983. He has served as the Editor of the American Sociological Review, President of the Eastern Sociological Society, Founding President of the Work and Family Researchers Network, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 2018-2019.

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Bamini Jayabalasingham

Bamini Jayabalasingham

Senior Analytical Product Manager at Elsevier. Bamini develops analytical products using bibliometric data to support the strategic planning needs of clients in academia, government and corporate R&D.

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Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman is the Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for Copyright Clearance Center and has written and lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law.

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Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal where he studies the neuroscience of addiction. He is the founder of Episteme Health Inc., non-profit association that aims to provide free open access neuroscience publishing.

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Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie is a Senior Research Scientist with OCLC. Brian’s research interests include computational analysis of library data, the evolution of the scholarly record, and the organization of library services and infrastructure.

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Erica Leeman

Erica Leeman

Erica Leeman is the Metadata Associate at the MIT Press (MITP), where she assists with developing, implementing, and maintaining metadata standards and workflows to help the Press become a more metadata-informed publisher.

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Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd is founder and CEO of LibLynx, a company providing Identity, Access, and Analytics solutions for publishers and libraries. He is a member of the SeamlessAccess governance committee, Co-Chair of the Outreach committee, and previously spent over a decade in a variety of product development and operational roles in publishing.

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Cason Lynley

Cason Lynley

Cason Lynley is the Director of Marketing and Sales for books and journals at Duke University Press and has served for several SSP committees since 2010, including serving as the Annual Meeting co-chair for two years.

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Rachel Maund

Rachel Maund

Rachel Maund is the Director of the UK-based Marketability (UK) Ltd, an international publishing consultancy specializing in marketing and training. She works with many of the UK’s academic and specialist publishers and training providers, and regularly conducts training workshops and programs overseas, including in Singapore, China, Mexico, Australia, the US, and Europe.

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Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen is the Director of Publishing for the Microbiology Society, and a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee and the UKSG Education Committee. Her industry expertise stretches from publishing operations and project management to policy setting, via technology management and business analysis.

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Naveen Zehra Minai

Naveen Zehra Minai

Naveen Zehra Minai holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught in Pakistan for the past three years. Her research is interdisciplinary, and  focuses transnational literary and visual cultures in South Asia and North America.

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Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey is a Senior Researcher at Portico. Sheila came to Portico with many years’ experience in the design and development of complex software systems and in the management of large-scale software engineering projects, including projects for higher education and for print and electronic publishing.

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Ben Mudrak

Ben Mudrak

Ben Mudrak is a Product Manager for author and reviewer services at the American Chemical Society and has been involved with scholarly communication for 10 years.

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Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini is Vice President, Library Services at ProQuest Books. In 1985, a few years out of library school at the University of Toronto, he began to work in academic bookselling and has been involved with library book collections ever since. Bob is based in ProQuest’s office in La Vergne, Tennessee, outside of Nashville.

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Christine Orr

Christine Orr

Christine Orr is the Director of Sales and Marketing for BioOne. Christine holds a master’s degree in library science and has held roles spanning business development, library relations, marketing communications, and consortia licensing.

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Christos Petrou

Christos Petrou

Founder and Chief Analyst at Scholarly Intelligence. Christos is a former analyst of the Web of Science Group at Clarivate Analytics and the Open Access portfolio at Springer Nature.

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Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts is the Co-Founder and CEO of PSI, an independent third-party, which enables libraries, publishers and membership societies to work together securely and confidentially towards the common goals of facilitating legitimate access to scholarly content, eliminating subscription abuse, eradicating IP misuse, and combating cybercrime.

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Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka is the Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven nonprofit working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences publishing. Jessica leads initiatives related to peer review and oversees the organization’s general administrative and strategic needs.

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Vanessa Proudman

Vanessa Proudman

As Director to SPARC Europe, Vanessa is responsible for developing and implementing SPARC Europe’s Strategic Plan. She is working to make Open the default with Europe’s other Open Science organizations.

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Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer studied in Cambridge and London, followed by research positions in Toronto, Seattle and Innsbruck. Bernd was Senior Editor at Nature until 2002, Editor in Chief of Nature Cell Biology and, since 2009, of The EMBO Journal as well as Head of Scientific Publications at EMBO; he serves on the boards of bioRxiv, DORA, the PREMIER Project, CMMC and ESOF 2020.

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Hannah Rahim

Hannah Rahim

Hannah Rahim is the Managing Director of STEM Fellowship, and fourth year student in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Calgary.

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Kasia Repeta

Kasia Repeta

Kasia Repeta is a digital marketing professional at Duke University Press and an SSP Fellow. She previously worked as a marketing professional in Poland and Turkey.

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Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger is a senior strategist on Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. She spearheads projects that reexamine the nature of collections within the research library, help secure access to and preservation of the scholarly record, and explore the possibilities of open source software and open science.

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Cathy Rimer-Surles

Cathy Rimer-Surles

Cathy Rimer-Surles is a lawyer/librarian, and she serves as the Assistant Director for Contracts and Intellectual Property at Duke University Press. Together, they co-founded the Equity and Inclusion Interest Group at Duke University Press.

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Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts is the founder of Business Inclusivity, a social enterprise that provides diversity and inclusion consultancy and executive coaching. She has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years in a variety of production, operations and consultancy roles.

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Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie Rosen  is Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library, where she promotes equitable access to library resources for all users, regardless of ability or background. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and brings a background in disability studies to library administration and digital education.

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Byron Russell

Byron Russell

Byron Russell is Sales Director and Highwire Press. He brings over 30 years’ expertise in the industry garnered at Ingenta, Pearson, Berlitz and Macmillan.

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Einar Ryvarden

Einar Ryvarden

Einar Ryvarden is the Digital manager of The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association (Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening). He has worked with online media since 1994 as an editor-in-chief and head of the development department in a Norwegian media group, running 15 websites.

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John Sack

John Sack

John Sack. John is the Founding Director of HighWire, which facilitates the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. John is also the Co-Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

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Tony Sanfilippo

Tony Sanfilippo

Tony Sanfilippo co-owned and managed Svoboda’s Scholarly Books in State College, Pennsylvania for almost a decade until he closed it in 2000. He has since worked in university press publishing. He is currently the director of the Ohio State University Press.

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Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm is a corporate responsibility professional specialized in building strategic, mutually beneficial nonprofit and UN partnerships. As the Elsevier Foundation’s Director, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world

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Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm is a corporate responsibility professional specialized in building strategic, mutually beneficial nonprofit and UN partnerships. As the Elsevier Foundation’s Director, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world

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Rob Schlesinger

Rob Schlesinger

Rob Schlesinger is a doctoral student at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.  Rob received a BA from Harvard College and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  Rob has worked in higher education administration in both the US and abroad for over 25 years, and is licensed to practice law in New York and California.

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a professional writer, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Prolifiko, a digital coach for writers and has 15 years experience working in communications consultancies. He is the founder of Swarm, an agency he set up to work with not-for-profit, third sector, and business clients, and a former lecturer in continental philosophy at Staffordshire University in the UK.

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Susan Spilka

Susan Spilka

Susan Spilka is one of the co-founders of the Workplace Equity Project. Susan was Corporate Communications at Wiley for two decades, and was the first CHORUS Communications & Marketing Director. She now provides strategic communications, public relations, business development, and research services for scholarly publishers and technology services.

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Rebecca Springer

Rebecca Springer

Rebecca Springer is a qualitative analyst with Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, where she draws on her research and teaching experience to develop and communicate scholar-centric insights into information technologies.

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Heather Staines

Heather Staines

Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for the MIT Knowledge Futures Group, building open infrastructure for researchers, libraries, and publishers.

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Adrian Stanley

Adrian Stanley

Adrian Stanley is the Managing Director, Publishers, for Digital Science. He is also a past president of The Society for Scholarly Publishing.

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Anne Stone

Anne Stone

Anne Stone is Senior Manager, TBI Communications. Anne joined TBI in 2016 as a marketing consultant serving the publishing and research ecosystem. She has worked in marketing and publishing for over 20 years at organizations including Wiley, Blackwell, Pearson, and Constant Contact.

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Randy Townsend

Randy Townsend

Randy Townsend is a Senior Program Manager in the Publications Department at the American Geophysical Union where he has worked for more than 13 years.

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Christine Tulley

Christine Tulley

Christine Tulley is Professor of English, Director of the Masters in Rhetoric and Writing Program, and Academic Development Coordinator at The University of Findlay, Ohio.

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Abigail Wickes

Abigail Wickes

Abigail Wickes is the Discoverability Associate at Oxford University Press (OUP), managing relationships with discovery partners and working to ensure OUP metadata meets industry standards.

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Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is the Director of Publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has responsibility for editorial, product and policy development across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s portfolio of journals, books and databases.

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Leann Wilson

Leann Wilson

Leann Wilson is the co-editor of the New Books Network and Coordinator for Outreach and Social Media at Amherst College Press & Lever Press.

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Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg is Managing Director of Portico. Previously, Kate served as project director of client and partnership development for Ithaka S+R, and worked at Columbia, where she was the editor-in-chief of Columbia University Press until 1999.

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Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Christine Wolff-Eisenberg

Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, manager of surveys and research at Ithaka S+R, leads a team of researchers in studying student and faculty needs, academic support services, and organizational leadership in collaboration with educational and cultural organizations.

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Jie Xu

Jie Xu

Professor at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University of China. Dr. Xu is also a Senior Academic Associate of CIBER Research Ltd. Her research interests are scholarly communication and information behavior. 

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Ralph Youngen

Ralph Youngen

Ralph Youngen is Senior Director of Technology Strategy & Partnerships at the American Chemical Society. He is past Co-Chair of RA21, a member of the SeamlessAccess governance committee, and one of the founders of GetFTR.

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Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu is Manager of Discovery Service Relations for IEEE, “the world’s largest organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity”.

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