STM Frankfurt Conference 2012 – Publishing Transformed: New Players, New Outcomes

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Comments from the STM 2011 Frankfurt Conference

"One of the best conferences I attend each year in terms of quality of content and presenters."

"Very good venue for networking."

"The best place to network in the industry."

"Networking is always the best feature of this meeting."


Preliminary Programme


Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking


Welcome & Opening
STM Board Chair


Keynote: Robert Levine 

Robert Levine is a journalist based in New York and Berlin. Free Ride is his first book.

Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and how the Culture Business can Fight Back

“Levine adroitly follows the trail of money that powers legislation and advocacy, which in turn affect public opinion as well as laws.   As he puts it, “Copyright holders talk about theft while technology companies hide behind the public interest”, yet  it isn’t out of idealism that Google spends millions of dollars to influence public policy.


Levine shows that Google is the largest of several technology companies that influence policy by funding organizations like the New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, Creative Commons, and Berkman Centers for Internet and Society at Harvard and Stanford. “

Bill Rosenblatt, Copyright and Technology



“A timely and impressive book.”

—Business Week


The Scholarly Kitchen


Refreshment Break


Driving Change: Funders as Catalyst

Moderator: Della Sar, Director of Institutional Relations, Nature Publishing Group

Robert Kiley, Head, Digital Services, Wellcome Trust

Dr. Johannes Fournier, Programme Director, Scientific Library Services and Information Systems, DFG

Dr. Frank Sander, Head, Max Planck Digital Library




What do Publishers "do"?
Viewing and Winners of the STM Video Competition

Showing how publishers are working to contribute to the world of scholarly publishing.

Presenter: Grace Baynes, Head of Corporate Communications, Nature Publishing Group


PEER Update

Julia Wallace, Iglooe Consulting, Project Manager, PEER

End of project findings of PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) three year project supported by the EC eContentplus programme aimed at improving understanding of the effects of the large scale deposit of stage two (accepted) manuscripts in open access repositories (Green Open Access).


Refreshment Break


Heat in the Kitchen – Debates, Mandates, and Access
Moderator: T. Scott Plutchak,
Associate Professor and Director, Lister Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB)

Kent Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, The Scholarly Kitchen

Registrant participation & Q & A

4:15 - 5:00

Closed to non-members

Members Forum: Discussion of Important Issues and Initiatives for STM members

5:00 – 6:30

Members Only Drinks & Networking

Member Announcement
Registration at STM's Frankfurt conference keeps growing  - so do the costs. After discussion with many members, we are introducing a €50 fee per member registrant to help fund the high level programme and networking event you expect. We are confident that you will agree with this decision and participation will again break records in 2012. Members with annual revenues < €1million (FC0) register for free. Any thoughts or questions, please get in touch with Janice  Kuta  via

Visit us at the Fair in Hall 4.2 - Stand N452

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