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NISO Humanities Roundtable 2021 - The Monograph in an Evolving Humanities Ecosystem

For many in the humanities, the monograph -- whether published traditionally or as an open access title -- is the single most important deliverable. Some concerns are readily understood, but some might ask what has really changed in the production and delivery of a monograph. There is a wider array of formats but is the production workflow dramatically different now? Has the dust settled with regard to licensing arrangements? What about discovery and resource-sharing? This full day program offered an opportunity for professionals working in the humanities to come together to discuss this most critical form of output.  Launched in 2001, the Humanities Roundtable (originally hosted by NFAIS and now by NISO) provides a unique opportunity for content providers, platform aggregators and others to come together to discuss the specific needs and requirements of those working in the humanities today.  Confirmed speakers include: Lisa M. Bayer, AUPresses President (2021-22) and Director of the University of Georgia Press; Rebecca Brasington Clark, Director of Publishing, Library of Congress; Lettie Y. Conrad, LYC Consulting; Lorraine Estelle, Executive Director, COUNTER; Paula Krebs, Executive Director, Modern Language Association; Liz Krznarich, Adoption Manager, DataCite; Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, University of Michigan; and B. M. Watson, PhD. Student @ UBC iSchool.
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Brian M. Watson

University of British Columbia School of Information and Homosaurus Editorial Board

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Charles Watkinson

Associate University Librarian and Director, University of Michigan Library / University of Michigan Press

Charles Watkinson is Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2014, Charles was Director of Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services in Purdue Libraries for five years, and Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for five years. He has been a board member of the Association of American University Presses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and was an initiator of the Library Publishing Coalition. Twitter Handle: @charleswatkinso
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Lettie Conrad

Senior Associate, Product Research and Development, Maverick Publishing Specialists

Lettie brings 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing to her diverse portfolio of product research and development projects. She is dedicated to helping information organizations cultivate user-centered, standards-compliant approaches to digital publishing and academic programs. As a senior associate with Maverick, her expertise lies in driving product strategy to optimize user engagement with academic content platforms. Lettie is currently North American Editor for Learned Publishing, a ‘chef’ with the SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, and an Information Science PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
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Lisa M. Bayer

AUPresses President (2021-22) and Director of the University of Georgia Press

Lisa Bayer is currently President of the Association of University Presses. She has directed the University of Georgia Press since 2012. A thirty-year veteran of scholarly publishing, she has worked at the University of Illinois Press, Penn State University Press, Minnesota Historical Society Press, and Southern Illinois University Press. She holds a master’s degree in English from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Bayer is principal investigator for the Georgia Open History Library funded by the NEH Humanities Open Book program and an executive committee member for the New Georgia Encyclopedia. At UGA she is a member of the Arts Council and an affiliate faculty member with the Institute for Women’s Studies and was a 2019-20 Women’s Leadership Fellow. Bayer is the Association’s 71st President, the 17th woman to serve in that role, and the 1st President from the University of Georgia Press, which has been an Association member since 1940.
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Liz Krznarich

Adoption Manager, DataCite

A librarian by training and a software developer by necessity, Liz thrives at the intersection of people, processes and technology. At DataCite, Liz supports those integrating DataCite and ROR services into their workflows and systems, and collaborates with the community to identify and support new integration points. Before joining DataCite, Liz wore many hats at ORCID, including leading ORCID's software development process. Throughout her varied career, Liz has served in many roles in higher education. She previously directed student technology training at the University of Wisconsin and has also worked as a reference librarian, archivist and digital collection wrangler. She earned a BS in Graphic Design and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin.
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Lorraine Estelle

Project Director - COUNTER

Lorraine Estelle is the COUNTER Project Director. Launched in March 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.

Lorraine is experienced in the information industry with a background in libraries, consortia, shared services, vendors and publishers. She has managed and conducted a wide range of projects, with a particular interest new business models for electronic information resources and has directed the development of a number of national shared services including Jisc Collections and the Journals Usage Statistics Portal.
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Paula Krebs

Executive Director - Modern Language Assn

I'm Executive Director of the MLA, the disciplinary association for language, literature, writing, and cultural studies researchers and faculty members. We have roughly 24,000 members in more than 100 countries. We publish the MLA International Bibliography, the research database, of more than 3 million entries, for language and literature; books series centered on pedagogy in our fields; the premiere research journal in language and literature; and MLA Style--the standard in humanities research. MLA hosts a 5000-person annual convention as well as year-round professional development workshops and institutes.
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Rebecca Brasington Clark

Director of Publishing, Library of Congress

Becky Brasington Clark is director of the Library of Congress Publishing Office, which partners with scholarly and trade presses to publish books that highlight the Library’s collections. Before joining the Library she spent 12 years as director of marketing for the Johns Hopkins University Press and held similar positions at the Brookings Institution Press, the New Republic, Counterpoint Press, and Moon Travel Handbooks.