March 29, 2017

Changing the DNA of Scholarly Publishing: The Impact of Born Digital Content on the Scholarly Community Today

SPONSORED BY: Oxford University Press and Library Journal
EVENT TIME AND DATE:  Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

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After 500 years of print publishing, the advent of digitization has caused a huge evolutionary leap in scholarly publishing. Content once logically packaged in a book or print journal issue has now quickly evolved not just to an online version of print but into an entirely new digitally-born method of scholarly communication. In this webcast, publishers and librarians will discuss current emerging models for scholarly communication and discuss its future. Damon Zucca from Oxford University Press talks about the transformation of the long-standing print Oxford Handbooks series into a dynamic article delivery service, providing scholarly research reviews in advance of their print publication and offering born-digital content—blurring ebooks and serials into a new format. Vicki Parsons, Head of Collections at Georgia Gwinnett College Library, talks about her experiences developing a library collection for a born-digital institution in a twenty-first century world encompassing both print and online. Rolf Janke, from Sage Publications shares his experiences of transitioning print content into the digital space focusing on how the value of content must not get lost in translation moving into the various digital forms.


Damon Zucca – Publisher of Scholarly and Online Reference, Oxford University Press 

Damon Zucca is Publisher of Scholarly and Online Reference at Oxford University Press, where he oversees the planning and development of a range of print and digital publishing initiatives, including Oxford Biblical Studies, Oxford Bibliographies, and Oxford Handbooks Online. He has been working in scholarly book publishing for fifteen years as an editor at Garland Publishing, Routledge, and Peter Lang before coming to OUP.

Rolf Janke – VP/Publisher, SAGE/CQ Reference 

Rolf Janke, founder and Vice President/Publisher for SAGE Reference, an imprint of SAGE Publications, has been involved in academic publishing for over 30 years with experience in textbook and reference publishing.  At SAGE Reference, he is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the reference product line directed towards academic and public libraries. He has spoken at many conferences on the future of electronic reference and has been published in the Journal of Library Administration.  He currently serves on the Executive Council for the Professional and Scholarly Publishers Association. Prior to SAGE, Rolf was the Vice President and Publisher for ABC-CLIO and Editorial Director for Blackwell Publishers. He started his career in sales and editorial at Kent Publishing, a division of International Thomson.

Vicki Parsons – Head of Collections, Georgia Gwinnett College 

Vicki Parsons is the Head of Collections for Georgia Gwinnett College Library and is in charge of coordinating the growth and management of the Library’s collections. Vicki has over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of education, program administration and library science.  Her background includes academic testing and development, curriculum writing, statewide program management and various aspects of library work, including collection development and management.  She started her career in education by working as a writing test developer for the state of North Carolina, moved onto an educational liaison position with Times Publishing in St. Petersburg and went on to manage statewide educational programs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.  Prior to joining GGC, she served as the Collection Development Manager for the Forsyth County Public Library system.


Henrietta Thornton-Verma – Reviews Editor, Library Journal

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