Extra-Academic Interventions

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Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene: Exploring a University/Publisher Partnership

David Seaman. 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is a deep partnership between BioOne Publishers and five research intensive organizations – Michigan; Dartmouth; University of Washington; Georgia Institute of Technology; and the University of Colorado Boulder. Each research partner contributes one or more Editors In Chief; in addition, Dartmouth is Elementa's technology partner, hosting the systems and some of the staff that run the publishing endeavor.  Combining a commercial peer review platform — Aries Editorial Manager  — with an open source publishing layer — Ambra 2.0 from the Public Library of Science — we have a four-year funding commitment, and four full time staff, to build a professional, self-sustaining, open access resource covering Atmospheric Science, Earth & Environmental Science, Ecology, Ocean Science, Sustainable Engineering, and Sustainability Transitions.


Anvil Academic: Humbly presuming to invent the future of academic publishing

Fred Moody. 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Anvil Academic is a publisher of born-digital and born-again-digital, post-monograph scholarly research. Anvil seeks to bridge the gap in academic discourse between traditional analog publishing and present-day digital scholarly output. Academic research is increasingly created and consumed on digital devices, yet academic careers still rely for advancement upon outdated publishing metrics--e.g., publication of the (no longer read) printed monograph and journal article. Anvil seeks to bring traditional publishing's editing, peer review, and imprimatur to digital scholarly argument, thereby applying properly rigorous academic metrics to new-form, post-monograph, scholarly expression. Our hope is to bring such work into the academic mainstream.


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Laura Waugh

  • Scholarly Works Repository Librarian, University of North Texas

Laura Waugh is the Scholarly Works Repository Librarian at the University of North Texas. She has been working on the Scholarly Works repository project since it began in 2010. Her research and repository work include open access awareness and sustainability, author rights, data management, and digital curation.

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David Seaman

  • Associate Librarian for Information Management, Dartmouth College

David Seaman is the Associate Librarian for Information Management at Dartmouth College Library, where his areas of responsibility include the Jones Media Center, the Digital Library Technologies Group, Preservation Services (including the Book Arts Workshop), the Digital Program, and Dartmouth College Records Management.

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Fred Moody

  • Program Officer for Libraries and Scholarly Communications, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education

After graduating with a degree in English Literature from Fairhaven College in 1972, then earning his master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Michigan in 1975, Mr.

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Nancy Maron

  • Program Director, Sustainability and Scholarly Communications Ithaka S+R


Nancy L. Maron leads Ithaka S+R’s program in Sustainability, developing research, tools, and training to assist those responsible for funding, leading, or otherwise supporting digital resources in higher education and the cultural sector. This research takes an international perspective and focuses closely on uncovering strategies and the business models that can support them. 

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Katherine Skinner

  • Executive Director, Educopia Institute

Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that hosts inter-institutional, collaborative programs for the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital scholarship.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm