Member News & Announcements, October IO 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jonathan M. Walker Named Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Association of American Publishers
Association of American Publishers (AAP), Voting Member, News Announcement, September 19, 2022

The Association of American Publishers announced today that Jonathan M. Walker has been named Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He is based in Washington, DC and reports directly to President and CEO Maria A. Pallante. This [is] a new position for the organization.

“Jonathan brings a long list of leadership accomplishments to the AAP on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as higher education,” Maria Pallante commented. “I am thrilled to welcome him to our team, and equally thrilled that AAP is positioned to both support and elevate the important DEI work taking place in the global publishing industry.”

Half of Gen Z Tech Employees Feel Uncomfortable at Work Due to Their Identity, According to New Wiley Report
Wiley, Voting Member, Press Release, September 13, 2022

The technology industry’s years-long effort to diversify its workforce remains slow-moving and disjointed, according to Wiley’s latest “Diversity in Tech: U.S. 2022” report, released today following a survey of more than 2,000 early-career professionals and 200 business leaders.

The second annual report compiled by Wiley Edge—Wiley’s industry-leading talent development solution—explores the early-career experiences of tech and non-tech Gen Z employees, while providing actionable recommendations for businesses to advance their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals.

Across three projects, Emory Libraries amplifies underrepresented voices
Emory University Library, L.S.A. Member, News Announcement, September 9, 2022

Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation, along with the Oral History Project, exemplify Emory Libraries’ commitment to equitable and transparent relationships in its research and community-building efforts.

“The launch of these projects accelerates the library’s efforts to promote access and learning, equity and justice by documenting, preserving and making accessible diverse collections. Even as they are distinct in focus, each project is undertaken with humility and deference to the expertise of the communities served, creating online access to resources that are critically important for the advancement of research and education,” says Jennifer Gunter King, director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. 

Peer Review

Clarivate Supports Peer Review Week by Raising the Profile of Peer Reviewers
Clarivate Analytics, Voting Member, Press Release, September 22, 2022

Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today celebrates Peer Review Week with the announcement of new services for authors to better track their peer review activity. This includes academic publications, citation metrics and journal editing, now all in one place within the newly launched Web of Science™ Researcher Profiles.

Academics worldwide seek to ensure the integrity of the scientific and wider research literature by providing peer review and assessment of work in their fields of expertise. This (mostly) unpaid service underpins the entire system of research and discovery. Some estimates place the time for every peer review completed at between a few hours and a day, which means that recognition for peer reviewers is crucial to provide credit for reviewers’ contribution to the scholarly record.

Industry Leadership

Wolters Kluwer names Chris Sullivan Vice President Commercial Segment for Clinical Effectiveness
Wolters Kluwer, Voting Member, News Announcement, September 21, 2022

Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced that Christopher Sullivan has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Segment for Clinical Effectiveness.

In his 11 years at Wolters Kluwer, Sullivan has held a range of leadership positions in strategy, product management, pricing, and strategic partnerships. Most recently he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Transactional & Retirement Portfolio in Wolters Kluwer’s Legal & Regulatory division, where he oversaw a portfolio of SaaS solutions and expert content serving legal and compliance professionals

Grants and Awards

SAGE Publishing Breaks Record for APEX Publishing Awards
SAGE Publishing, Voting Member, Press Release, September 21, 2022

SAGE Publishing is proud to announce that seven of its titles have received awards from the annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX Awards). This is a record-breaking year for SAGE Publishing, having received two Grand Awards and five Awards of Excellence.

With a mission of building bridges to knowledge, SAGE aims to support the development of social and behavioral science (SBS) through advancing research methods, amplifying scholarly voices, and more. SAGE believes that SBS has the power to advance equity, advance responsible business practices, promote health and wellbeing, and ultimately, improve the world. 

Hip-hop community engagement project, autism center win national awards
Virginia Tech University Libraries, L.S.A. Member, Featured Article, September 19, 2022

A unique transdisciplinary community engagement project supporting the scholarship of hip-hop on campus and beyond has won a national award celebrating student-led scholarship in the community, while Virginia Tech’s autism research center has gained grant funding to support its efforts to work directly with communities to improve access to therapy.

For the past seven years, VTDITC: Hip-Hop Studies at Virginia Tech has been connecting students who have a passion for hip-hop to fellow fans and artists while at the same time placing a spotlight on the music and culture as worthy of academic study

Open Access, Open Science

Elsevier Joins The Open Group OSDU™ Forum to Accelerate Data Standardization and Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry
Elsevier, Voting Member, Press Release, September 13, 2022

Elsevier, a leader in global information analytics, has joined The Open Group OSDUTM Forum. Elsevier’s Geofacets solution for the energy sector will align with the shared open-source data standards of the OSDU Data Platform. OSDU Forum members who use Geofacets will be able to accelerate the transformation of data to the Platform with automated translation tools and apply Geofacets’ geospatial intelligence to search and discover a wide range of OSDU data. Proprietary and external data will become discoverable alongside Elsevier’s high-quality scientific data. This unlocks value from subsurface data sourced from legacy projects, as well as newer sources, including wind, geothermal and carbon capture projects, improving efficiency and simplifying collaboration.

“Our commitment at Elsevier is to support the energy transition by helping companies to accelerate their data and digital transformations. Unlocking valuable insights from rich legacy and new data, alongside published scientific literature, will ensure geoscientists spend less time searching for and formatting data, and more time pursuing energy transition and renewables projects,” commented Bryan Davies, VP Engineering Division, Elsevier. “We are also focused on sustainability as a company and have committed to becoming net zero by 2040.”

CCC Launches OA Agreement Intelligence
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), Voting Member, Press Release, September 13, 2022

CCC, a leading provider of Open Access (OA) workflow solutions, has launched OA Agreement Intelligence, the only agreement modeling solution that enables publishers to prepare, build, and analyze their OA data so that they can create and communicate sustainable and transparent agreements with their partners. The solution combines sophisticated data preprocessing with easy-to-use analysis and export capabilities.

“Constructing data-driven publishing agreements at scale impacts all stakeholders in the OA environment,” said Frank Pepe, Director, Pricing & Strategic Analysis, IEEE. “OA Agreement Intelligence transforms the agreement modeling process by supporting better visibility and communications to facilitate collaboration with our partners.” 

Infrastructure and Platforms

Developing Core Scholarly Infrastructure
University of North Texas, L.S.A. Member, Featured Article, September 25, 2022

Paolo Manghi, CTO of OpenAIRE, is co-leading an international team led by University of North Texas that has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop core scholarly infrastructure for the community governed sharing of quality, interoperable, open-access book usage data.

Open access (OA) materials are free to read online and are distributed without licensing restrictions. While standards such as the COUNTER Code of Practice support OA book usage reporting, opportunities exist to streamline OA usage data sharing, governance, and curation across public and private sector partners worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer announces new audio platform, Lippincott ClinicalPulse for clinicians learning on the go
Wolters Kluwer, Voting Member, News Announcement, September 13, 2022

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today Lippincott ClinicalPulse is now available for clinicians to learn from the latest peer research in an audio format. The new offering from Lippincott, leading global publisher of current and influential medical, nursing, and allied health research, contains over 200 credits, and the ability for clinicians to complete and track their continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education credits (CE).

According to a recent survey, 72% of clinicians indicated they learn best in digital learning environments and formats such as podcast, audio, webinar, and more. With Lippincott ClinicalPulse, doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians can learn on the go when and where they like. Users can wait to take their test at the end of courses until they have time and keep track of all their credits to ensure that they meet their CME/CE and state licensure requirements.

Libraries, Collections and Archives

Libraries’ Hemingway research potential grows through new Bruce Collection
Penn State University Libraries, L.S.A. Consortia Member (PALCI), News Announcement, September 23, 2022

Penn State University Libraries has expanded its robust scholarly research potential of one of America’s foremost 20th-century writers through the acquisition of the Toby and Betty Bruce Collection of Ernest Hemingway. Now housed in the University Libraries’ Eberly Family Special Collections Library, the collection includes unpublished writing, manuscripts, handwritten letters and notes, more than 1,000 photos, other documents and memorabilia and provides new insight into the author’s writing process and his personal life from childhood onward.

“The acquisition of this archive of some of Hemingway’s unpublished stories, manuscript drafts and correspondence will provide a wealth of new material for studying a pre-eminent writer,” said Faye A. Chadwell, dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications. “The Toby and Betty Bruce Collection of Ernest Hemingway is a significant addition to our holdings in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University Libraries, strengthening our reputation for fostering research at all levels.” 

UBC Library launches EDI Scholars-in-Residence Program at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
University of British Columbia, L.S.A. Consortia Member (CRKN), News Announcement, September 12, 2022

UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) are excited to introduce the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Scholars-in-Residence Program, launching in September 2022.

Public lectures presented through the EDI Scholar-in-Residence program will take place in the Antonio and Marissa Peña Learning and Events Room in IKBLC, with support from the Peña Fund.