The Future of Open Science and Publishing

The landscape of scholarly communication is changing rapidly as calls for “openness” in both research and publishing continue to grow. Please join us for a panel discussion on the future of open science and open publishing with:

Ann Gabriel, Vice President, Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier: Ann Gabriel engages with key stakeholders across academia, government, funding bodies, and industry to further Elsevier's mission to sustain and enhance the academic research enterprise. This includes establishing strategic partnerships with institutions through the development of short- and long-term engagement programs exploring current and evolving issues in scholarly communication: Access, Open Science, Open Data, and Publishing.

Jeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, UC Berkeley: Jeff MacKie-Mason is the the University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer at the University of California, Berkeley, as of October 2015. His research and teaching are a mix of mostly economics with some computer science and a bit of psychology (cognitive and increasingly social) thrown in. He addresses human information behavior online and the design and performance of information systems and digital content. Jeff's approach is incentive-centered design, which accounts for the behavior of autonomous, motivated, and often strategic humans when designing systems. He also does a fair bit of work on competition policy and antitrust, especially for information technology-related industries.

Dan Morgan, Digital Science Publisher, University of California Press: Dan Morgan is the Digital Science Publisher at the University of California Press and the Publisher of Collabra. He joined UC Press in June 2014 to focus on mission-driven, not-for-profit, digital initiatives. He has worked in scholarly publishing for more than 13 years in publishing management, research, open access, and strategy roles. He is a passionate advocate for open access, open science, and advancing scholarly communication.

Laurel Haak, Executive Director, ORCID: Laurel L. Haak, PhD, is the Executive Director of ORCID, an international and interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to providing the technical infrastructure to generate and maintain unique and persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars.

Panelists will present their organization's current initiatives and discuss their vision for the future landscape of academic communication. An open discussion, including audience questions, will follow.