STM opens community-wide consultation on article sharing

STM has opened a community-wide consultation into the sharing of research articles. Running from 9th February until 10th April 2015, the consultation aims to start discussion and to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of article sharing through scholarly collaboration networks and sites. Feedback is invited, including input on a draft outline of voluntary principles.

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At the same time, STM welcomes Sam as the new chair of STM's Future Lab Committee. For many years, Sam has been an enthusiastic participant in the activities of STM's Future Lab, from actively contributing to the annual Tech Trend sessions to participating in the webinars, seminars and Innovations conferences. To these meetings he often brings a valuable perspective of business and product development in a medium-size publishing company, operating internationally. He also brings in the perspective of book publishing and the social sciences and humanities. Sam Bruinsma sees the activities of the Standards and Technology portfolio within STM as an important benefit to the members of our organisation. "Innovation is key for the future of STM publishing in the fast changing world around us. In our industry, growing multi-channel connectivity and the new sharing economy may change more fundamentals in the next decade than were established in the centuries of publishing tradition on which we have built our businesses".

Sam Bruinsma has been in academic and professional publishing for more than 25 years. He has been with Brill since 1998, after a 10 year career at Wolters Kluwer. Currently he is Vice President Business Development and responsible for online product development, acquisitions, and new business models.