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The 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing is taking place in Vancouver from June 1st to 3rd – and Digital Science will be there in full force! Visit our booth (305A) to learn how our innovative solutions and services can empower you to address your key challenges, whether that’s providing author services, engaging end-users, improving discoverability, showcasing supplementary data or informing your business strategy.

Adrian Stanley (@AdrianStanley13) from Digital Science is moderating one of the pre-meeting seminars, titled “Playing Global Moneyball and Impactball Well: Tools and Case Studies for Publishing Intelligently in International Markets” featuring John Hammersley (@DrHammersley) from Overleaf.

What’s your Global IQ? To succeed in our swiftly changing and ever flattening world, organizations must look at their practices and offerings in new ways and often through new eyes. Not so long ago, we might have been able to do this once in a while and walk away or simply rinse and repeat in a variety of settings. Now we must remain committed to responding to changing needs around the world. This calls for access to the best information, tempered by practical, implemental insights born of years of on-the-ground interpersonal experience. Global IQ = f (cultural intelligence*business intelligence). Where can we come by these insights and which are the right strategies for our organizations unique priorities? This session will focus on a variety of ways for improving service and impact, mission and revenue in international milieus. Seasoned staff will review new technologies and present case studies of successfully reaching new audiences in global markets.

Sara Rouhi (@RouhiRoo) from Altmetric is moderating a session titled “Listen, Engage, Repeat: Lessons from the Front Line of Engagement”.

The scholarly ecosystem is more interconnected than ever before and the flow of research and communication no longer follows a linear path defined by publishers. New technologies and new channels offer academics the ability to interact with peers at all stages of their career around the world in real time, and to engage with a broader audience in ways that were not previously possible. With more academic content than it would ever be possible to read being published, shared, critiqued and discussed online every day, how can those involved in the publishing and research generation process make the most of the opportunity that this more open and connected environment provides? In this session we’ll explore the ways publishers, societies, and other organizations are actively engaging with their related communities to support and grow a mutually beneficial dialogue. We’ll look at how they have developed and are managing their ongoing initiatives; what objectives they are aiming to achieve through them – and how this might benefit them in the long term. Each panelist will cover an overview of the aims and activities being undertaken by their organizations; and share their experience of monitoring the outcomes of these efforts. The end of the session will feature a discussion and Q&A, during which the audience will be invited to put their own ideas and questions to the panelists.

Sara is also participating in a session on early career publishing professionals, titled “Sharing the Future Voices of Scholarly Publishing: Results from the 2016 SSP Early Career Professional Survey”

Did you know that the three factors early career professionals in scholarly communication value the most are job stability, a healthy work environment, and upward mobility? That the most valued skill is project management? The SSP Early Career Task Force invites you to see the results of their industry-wide survey to early career professionals in the scholarly communication field. The session will feature commentary and analysis of the survey results, guided by a panel of early career professionals, managers, and mentors.

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