In this session, we will identify tactics and strategies for driving and achieving change in a variety of publishing environments. Encouraging innovation, piloting, tolerating failure, amassing power through allies: all of these are effective methods for actually moving forward. Each panel member will share stories of projects, tactics, and strategies that have been used to successfully change his or her organization, as well as discuss illuminating failures. Emphasis will be on real examples, concrete methods, and specific tools. Attendees will hear about a number of business process innovations and gain insight into how to create change in their own organizations.
Who should attend: Those seeking to affect change in their organization.
Allison Belan is the assistant production manager for journals at Duke University Press. At Duke University Press, she manages a team that oversees the production process of 150 publications a year and slogs through the trenches of the changing scholarly publishing landscape. She project managed the development and implementation of a workflow management and bibliographic database system to serve the enterprise, and she is deeply engaged in the challenges of transforming Duke Press’s publishing program to meet the digital demands of tomorrow’s scholar.
Bill Kasdorf is General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing and Vice President of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of consulting, data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Bill has led seminars and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations such as SSP, O’Reilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, AAP, AAUP, ALPSP, STM, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. He currently serves on the IDPF Working Group updating the EPUB standard (and is coordinator of its Metadata Subgroup); the IDEAlliance working group developing the nextPub source format for magazines and other design- and feature-rich publications (chairing its nextPub-to-EPUB Mapping Committee); the NISO eBook SIG; and is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee.
Scott Lubeck has more than thirty years of experience in publishing, entrepreneurship, and innovative use of technology. He began his career in editorial at the University of Texas Press in 1977; he became president of Texas Monthly Press in 1983. He has been at the forefront of many transformation initiatives in the publishing industry. As director of the National Academy Press in Washington, D.C. in 1989, he led pioneering work in digital print and Web publishing. In 1999 he joined the Perseus Books Group as vice president and managing director where he led the development of Perseus Print on Demand. In 2001 he joined Harvard Business School Publishing in the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer to lead its strategic initiatives in digital publishing. In 2007 he joined NewsStand/LibreDigital as vice president and general manager and in 2008 joined Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional and Education as vice president of technology to lead its single-source publishing strategy. He is currently executive director of the Book Industry Study Group.
Maureen McMahon is president and publisher of Kaplan Publishing, one of the nation’s leading publishers of academic and professional resources in print and digital formats. In addition to overseeing content production, delivery, and management for Kaplan Test Prep course and retail products, she oversees Kaplan Labs, an initiative that focuses on the potential for emerging technologies to improve learning outcomes; Kaplan Mobile; and EPUB 3 product development.
Prior to joining Kaplan in 2006, she was vice president and publisher of the Kaplan imprint at Simon & Schuster, and held several positions at Random House, including publisher of The Princeton Review, associate publisher of Villard Books, and director of national accounts.
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