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Thursday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:10pm
What If We Had to Build a New Publishing Ecosystem from Scratch?

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If the publishing ecosystem disappeared tomorrow, what would we put in its place?

Imagine a world with all of today’s technologies to hand, but none of the publishing ecosystem: no established journals, no sixth-edition textbooks, no rows of monographs, no online reference sources – and no libraries in which to house them all.

What would we need to create? What is needed to allow ideas to pass from one mind to another, to share learning, to stimulate thinking, to entertain and enlighten? How—if at all—would we measure and signal quality and rigor? What workflows would we need, who would need to collaborate, and what technologies would come into play? Where would content be stored, and how would it be accessed? How would the processes involved be financed and sustained?

Our panel will consider these questions and more, bringing a wealth of experience from their perspectives as experienced librarians and publishers.

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

Reeta Sinha

Academic Licensing Manager, Springer Nature
Reeta Sinha has been the Springer Nature Academic Licensing Manager for university libraries in the southwestern U.S for 5+ years. She has worked in academic libraries and in the library industry for over 25 years and has been an active member of professional organizations such as... Read More →
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Oliver Gadsby

President, Academic & Professional Publishing, Rowman & Littlefield
I run Rowman & Littlefield's Academic and Professional publishing businesses in the US and the UK. I'm interested in new modes of teaching and learning, and how resources - including books - can support the process.
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Sara Rouhi

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Sara Rouhi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PLOS focusing on developing new business models for sustainable, inclusive open access publishing. In 2020 she launched PLOS first collective action business model for highly selective publishing, PLOS Community Action Publishing... Read More →
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Courtney Young

University Librarian and Professor, Colgate University
A former ALA President and Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Thursday November 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center