In this episode, Scholarly Kitchen chef and scholarly publishing business consultant Michael Clarke looks at some of the growth engines-from new end-user products and services to new business models to mergers and acquisitions-that companies in scholarly communications are tapping as their traditional individual and institutional subscription businesses cope with flattening prospects.
Last week was the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting in Arlington. With fantastic programming, more than 900 attendees, and an impressive list of exhibitors and sponsors, the meeting was a great success both for the audience and the Society! To give you a flavor of what was covered, we asked the Chefs:
What did you learn at this year's SSP Annual Meeting?David Crotty: Probably the most important lesson I brought home from SSP was the humility that comes from listening to a panel of active researchers talk about where publishing fits into their lives.
The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is constantly evolving as discussion panels are expanded and collaborative sessions sprout up just weeks before the show. One such recent evolution is the new STM session featuring Scholarly Kitchen "Chefs," Michael Clarke, David Crotty, Joe Esposito, Ann Michael and Stewart Wills. They'll be wrapping up our Tuesday sessions with "SSP's Scholarly Kitchen: Creating Community in Scholarly Publishing." To read what it's all about, check out David Crotty's latestblog post.