The Nelson Memo… Now What?
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
11:00 am–12:00 pm EDT
The US OSTP’s Nelson Memo, which requires immediate public access to federally funded research papers, sent a shockwave across the scholarly communications landscape. Now that the first policy implementations of the memo are out, what impacts will it have on different stakeholders in our community? A panel of publishers and librarians will reflect on how they plan to support researchers and what these changes mean for the overall health of their organizations.
Roger Schonfeld, ITHAKA
Colette Bean, American Physiological Society
Angela Cochran, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Steven Inchcoombe, Springer Nature
Steven Inchcoombe is President, Research at Springer Nature. Previously he was Chief Publishing Officer and before that he was CEO at Nature Publishing Group and Palgrave Macmillan. Steven is committed to serving researchers and the wider research ecosystem. He has led the company’s publishing, editorial, products and platforms for many years and is now focused on enabling the company to play a key role in transitioning to a more efficient and impactful research system that uses open techniques to improve outcomes, integrity and assessment of researchers and their supporting organisations. Steven was awarded a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford where he read Physics specializing in atomic and solid-state physics and qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC in 1990.
Barbara Rockenbach, Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian, Yale University
Barbara Rockenbach is the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University. Rockenbach has held a series of user-focused positions in the Columbia University Library, the Yale University Library, and JSTOR. The focus of her work has been on the intersection of collections, technology, and pedagogy, including advancing research and learning through visual literacy, research education, and digital humanities. She has published and presented in these areas and serves as a board member of the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, positions that amplify her commitment to public scholarship. Rockenbach holds an MS in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Art History from Hunter College, and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.
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