2013 Speakers

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association, Professor (on leave), Media Studies, Pomona College

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association, and is on leave from a position as Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, in Claremont, California. She is the author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, which was published by NYU Press in November 2011; Planned Obsolescence was released in draft form for open peer review in fall 2009. She is also the author of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press (and of course available in print), and she is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons. She has published articles and notes in journals including theJournal of Electronic Publishing, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal.

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Jeffrey Beall

Scholarly Initiatives Librarian, Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver

Jeffrey Beall is the Scholarly Initiatives Librarian at Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver. Jeffrey is the author of the website called Scholarly Open Access, a blog that tracks and critically analyzes questionable, open-access publishers and journals. An academic librarian for over 22 years, Jeffrey's research and writing has appeared in numerous publications, including College & Research Libraries, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Nature

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Jim Gilden

Editor, SAGE Open Sales at SAGE Publications

Jim Gilden is the Editor for SAGE Open Sales at SAGE Publications. Jim has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. He first started at SAGE in journals marketing in 1994 and has also held positions there in academic software sales and marketing. He has also worked as an editor at McGraw-Hill and as a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, and others.

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J. Britt Holbrook

Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity, University of North Texas, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas

J. Britt Holbrook is Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity and Research Assistant Professor within the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. Holbrook’s work since 2005 has aimed to challenge the typical distinctions between research, teaching, and service according to which faculty members are judged. Instead, he has attempted to embody the spirit of his research and achieve scholarly excellence with societal impact. He therefore pursues publication not only of peer reviewed journal articles, but also of works written for a mixed audience that includes non-academics. Written with the aim of policy-relevance in mind, his works address scholarly communications, open access, impact, peer review, and transformative research.

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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.

Prior to moving to New Hampshire, he was the Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation(DLF) from 2002-2006, an international consortium of major academic libraries. David came to the DLF from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library, where he was the Center’s founding Director (1992-2002).

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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. Moody worked as a manuscript and acquisitions editor at Ardis Publishers, a University of Michigan-affiliated press that published works by suppressed Soviet writers in Russian and in English translation. Ardis also published Russian Literature Triquarterly, the leading journal of Russian literary studies at the time.

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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. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four countries. She also serves as the host of the Library Publishing Coalition project, in which 47 university libraries currently are designing and implementing a collaborative that addresses and supports an evolving, distributed, and diverse range of library publishing and production practices.

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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. 

Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Nancy developed sales and marketing expertise while working for more than a decade in the book publishing industry, holding positions at Harry N. Abrams, Macmillan Library Reference, and the Perseus Books Group, where she was Director of Academic and Library Marketing. As senior marketing manager for the Law Division of Oxford University Press, she was responsible for research, pricing strategies, and the launch of new online products. 

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Tyler Walters

Dean of University Libraries and Professor at Virginia Tech, Founding Director of SHARE

Tyler Walters is the Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech. Previously Walters was the Associate Dean of the Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a 2008-2010 Fellow in the Association of Research Libraries'€™ Research Libraries Leadership Fellows program. Walters is a founding Board member of the Educopia Institute and Steering Committee member of the MetaArchive Cooperative. He serves on many professional bodies such as an elected member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (Library of Congress), Steering Committee for the International Conference on Open Repositories, Interim Governing Board for the Unified Digital Formats Registry, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Digital Curation, and the Advisory Board for the Digital Information Management program, University of Arizona.

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Julie Speer

Associate Dean for Research and Informatics, Virginia Tech

As Associate Dean for Research and Informatics, Julie Speer leads efforts to map and integrate the Libraries’ resources, expertise, and services to the university’s research enterprise. For the past eight years, Speer has been involved in the development of digital library services designed to provide preservation, visualization, and Open Access (OA) strategies for institutional and inter-institutional digital research, scholarship, and cultural heritage collections. Speer has served as project staff on various inter-institutional sponsored research projects aimed at advancing the transformative role of libraries within the academy as knowledge specialists in the open web, working with leaders in these areas throughout North America. Her work and research interests involve understanding local and global research environment issues (e.g.

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Catherine Mitchell

Director, Access and Publishing Group, California Digital Library

Catherine Mitchell oversees the strategic planning and operational management of the Access & Publishing Group at the CDL, focused primarily on the creation of innovative, open access publication and distribution services for the University of California academic community through the development of advanced technologies and creative partnerships.. Her experience in scholarly publishing includes time spent on the other side of the academic house as a scholar of nineteenth-century British literature. Prior to becoming Director of Access and Publishing in 2011, Catherine served as Director of the Publishing Group, 2007-2011.

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Bonnie Robinson

Director, University Press of North Georgia, Professor, English, University of North Georgia

Bonnie J. (B. J.) Robinson is Director of the University Press of North Georgia (UPNG) and a professor of English at the University of North Georgia. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and her Masters and Ph.D. in English at the University of Virginia. She received post doctoral education at the Denver Publishing Institute.

She has published a book of poetry, He/She/Eye (Snake Nation Press 2008); guest-edited a special issue on Women Writers 1890-1918 for Victorian Poetry (Spring 2000); and published several articles on late-Victorian literature and on creative writing pedagogy. She has served on the editorial boards of the journals Turn-of-the- Century WomenThe Walter Pater Newsletter, and Oscholars.com; she is currently on the editorial board for The William Morris Newsletter.

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Anne R. Kenney

Chief Academic and Administrative Officer, Cornell University Library

Anne R. Kenney received her bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1972, a master's degree in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1975, and a master's degree in library science in 1979 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She came to Cornell University Library in 1987 and served as associate director for the Department of Preservation and Conservation until 2001. During that time, and from 2002 to 2006 as associate university librarian for instruction, research and information services, she helped spearhead a period of change and growth that has made Cornell Library a pioneer in digitization, network access, and preservation. She served as interim university librarian from February 2007 until her appointment as university librarian in April 2008.

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Kris Helge

Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of North Texas

Anjum Najmi

Teaching Fellow Digital Scholarship Cooperative, University of North Texas

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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. Waugh received her bachelor's degree in marketing and visual arts from Texas Woman's University and her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas, as well as her Certification in Digital Content Management.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013