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Thursday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
The Stakeholder Tightrope: How Three Nonprofit Aggregators Balance Library & Publisher Needs

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This session will explore the challenges faced and strategies implemented by three nonprofit aggregators as they aim to balance the needs of participating libraries and publishers. Speakers from BioOne, Project Euclid, and Project MUSE will each describe their organization's experience balancing stakeholder interests and those strategies, programs, and models that have proven successful. As the product of a library-publisher collaboration, BioOne was designed to meet the needs of both communities—and not one at the expense of the other. Lauren Kane of BioOne will describe the 'economics of equitability', and how the organization has had to continually evolve its business model to support financial sustainability for its library and publisher participants. Project Euclid was developed to advance scholarly communication in mathematics and statistics by supporting the needs of libraries and small, independent publishers. At times, balancing these needs can be challenging, and the partnership has had to adapt and innovate to remain viable. Mira Waller of Project Euclid will highlight a few of these challenges and discuss how the inter-institutional partnership is able to successfully support its stakeholders.

Managed by The Johns Hopkins University Press in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at JHU, Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Melanie Schaffner of Project MUSE will discuss the benefits of MUSE’s collaborative structure, as well as practical lessons learned in balancing the needs of participating libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

We anticipate this being a discussion-oriented, interactive session, with ample time available for Q&A. Whether audience members come from the library, publisher, or researcher communities, the objective of this session is to share practical strategies for balancing stakeholder needs from which all attendees may benefit.

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Lauren Kane

Chief Operating Officer, BioOne

Melanie Schaffner

Director, Sales and Marketing, Project MUSE
Melanie Schaffner joined Project MUSE® in 1996 and currently serves as Director, Sales and Marketing. Her primary responsibilities include managing global sales and outreach activities, developing business models and a comprehensive marketing strategy for MUSE’s various product... Read More →
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Mira Waller

Director of Publishing Services, Project Euclid
As the Director of Publishing Services, Mira Waller is responsible for the administration and growth of Project Euclid. She builds relationships with publishers, scholars, and librarians, oversees finances, and coordinates outreach, sales, and promotional efforts for Project Euclid... Read More →
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Elizabeth Winter

Head, Collection Acq & Mgmt, Georgia Tech Library
eResources, restructuring technical services, project management, OERs/open textbooks, discovery beyond discovery systems, how academic libraries can remain relevant in the 21st century

Thursday November 6, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401