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Building services around open discovery-NISO Plus

Abstract
The openly accessible discovery and networking environments that have been growing up over the past decade require new business models that go beyond subscriptions by academic libraries. While abstracting and indexing services have a long-standing tradition among academic publishers and librarians for supporting discoverability, open discovery is still developing and creating both disruption and opportunities. The new discovery landscape can be challenging to navigate for academic publishers who are shifting increasing resources towards open scholarship principles for both journals and books. This session will look at the ways agile companies are developing new products and services for and with publishers in an open ecosystem. Representatives from ResearchGate, ScienceOpen, and Open Research Library will explore topics around content syndication, open access hosting, repository technology, analytics, marketing tools and metadata services. A sustainable open discovery infrastructure will depend on constructive collaboration within the community, joint standards and successful business models.

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The openly accessible discovery and networking environments that have been growing up over the past decade require new business models that go beyond subscriptions by academic libraries. While abstracting and indexing services have a long-standing tradition among academic publishers and librarians for supporting discoverability, open discovery is still developing and creating both disruption and opportunities. The new discovery landscape can be challenging to navigate for academic publishers who are shifting increasing resources towards open scholarship principles for both journals and books. This session will look at the ways agile companies are developing new products and services for and with publishers in an open ecosystem. Representatives from ResearchGate, ScienceOpen, and Open Research Library will explore topics around content syndication, open access hosting, repository technology, analytics, marketing tools and metadata services. A sustainable open discovery infrastructure will depend on constructive collaboration within the community, joint standards and successful business models.
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Philipp Hess is the Head of Publisher Relations at Knowledge Unlatched, a leading marketplace for Open Access content. In that role he is creating and establishing business models helping creators of openly accessible academic content to sustainably fund their operations. Prior to that he has been working for Kiron, a platform that offers higher education to refugees. He received a Master degree from the University of St.Gallen and the Universität der Künste in Berlin with a focus on "Leadership in Digital Communication" after studying Engineering and Industrial Design in the Netherlands and Japan. His goal is to make knowledge accessible to everyone, everywhere and to help shape the future dissemination of scholarly content.
Stephanie Dawson, CEO ScienceOpen, grew up in northern California, studied Biology at Yale University and received a PhD in German Literature from the University of Washington. She spent over 10 years at the academic publisher De Gruyter in Berlin in the fields of biology and chemistry in both journals and book publishing. 2013 she joined ScienceOpen as managing director. With ScienceOpen she has been exploring scholarly communication in a digital environment, experimenting with open access publishing, discovery, preprints, open post-publication peer review, community curation, metadata enrichment, and alternative metrics.
Sören Hofmayer is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate. Sören began his career in medicine, completing a PhD in virology alongside co-founder Ijad Madisch. In 2008, Ijad and Sören teamed up with computer scientist Horst Fickensher and founded ResearchGate. Sören initially focused on increasing member growth and activity, and in 2013, began building the commercial side of the business. Over the last few years he has focused on the company’s position within the broader research ecosystem and expanded ResearchGate’s offering by partnering with publishers, bringing more content to the platform and more value to researchers.