STM Spring Conference Day 2 2021

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

A free to attend event exploring the timely and important topics
of cybersecurity and article sharing


Security, sharing and staying at home

Meeting the challenges of the scholarly publishing horizon

Driven by technology, public policy, generational imperatives and the shadow of COVID-19, profound changes are taking place across scholarly publishing. Our timely 2021 Spring Conference will explore three significant industry challenges: tackling the threat of cybercrime; improving the article sharing experience, and exploring how the global pandemic has affected research funding, university budgets and researchers’ needs.

Attendees will gain a deep understanding of these issues as well as learn how collaborative, cross-industries initiatives are seeking to help the global scholarly publishing industry continue to adapt and thrive to overcome the challenges of today and meet the opportunities of tomorrow.

08:45 US EST
13:45 BST
14:45 CET

Virtual conference login

09:00 US EST
14:00 BST
15:00 CET

Welcome & opening
Ian Moss
, Chief Executive Officer, STM

9:05 US EST
14:05 BST
15:05 CET

Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI): working together to combat the threat of cybercrime

Moderated by: Susie Winter, Director of Communications and Engagement, Research, Springer Nature 

Cybercrime threatens the entire scholarly ecosystem.  It isn’t just an issue for publishers or a challenge for librarians, an obstacle for institutions or a nuisance for researchers.   Ensuring that data and privacy are properly safeguarded on university campuses and that institutional networks are not compromised requires partnership working. 

Join this free session to hear from librarians, technical solution providers and colleagues about the challenges they have faced in protecting library and institutional networks, the damage that has been caused when protection measure haven’t worked, and the solutions they found.  Join also to share your own experiences in a live ‘Ask the experts’ session.  From CISOs and librarians to other interested parties, we want to hear of your experience – what are the problems you have or are facing and how have you resolved them?

Daniel Ayala, CISO, CPO and Managing Partner, Secratic LLC

Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, Platforms, OCLC

Sari Frances, Director of Content Protection Services, Elsevier 

Juan Denzer, Engineering & Computer Science Librarian, Syracuse University Libraries

10:30 US EST
15:30 BST
16:30 CET


11:00 US EST
16:00 BST
17:00 CET

Let’s fix this: what Article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive means for article sharing 
Moderated by: Claudia Russo, Regional Manager Public Affairs for Europe, STM

Globally, many debates are taking place as to what role platforms should take with regard to the content they offer or host.

In the EU, a first step to regulate this environment was taken with the 2019 EU Digital Single Market  Directive (“DSM”). This new piece of legislation, and its Article 17 DSM specifically, presents a very clear opportunity for platforms and the publishing industry to work together to enable the safe use of legitimate content and ensure a better experience for platform users.  

STM put together a working group to develop technical processes to implement the new obligations, to enable platforms to swiftly identify the content and respective policies in order to make sharing decisions in real-time using technology.  

In this session, we will consider the rationale and value of developing these technical processes: show what’s required for publishers and platforms to implement, and invite publishers large and small as well as platforms to join the program.

Let’s work together to improve the article sharing experience for all scholarly stakeholders involved! 

Mathilde Renou, STM Legal Counsel
Esther Heuver, Elsevier
Dan O’Brien, American Chemical Society

12:30 US EST
17:30 BST
18:30 CET

Now what? How COVID has affected research funding, university budgets, and researchers’ needs – implications and opportunities for publishers

The coronavirus pandemic has both disrupted research, and acted as a catalyst for change. Publishers, societies and providers of related services urgently need intelligence and analysis to inform short-term responses and longer-term planning. This session will present some findings and recommendations from an STM-sponsored study carried out between November 2020 and February 2021, which included two global surveys (with responses from 10,000+ researchers and 600+ librarians) and a review of over 100 announcements, articles and other relevant documents from funders, institutions and researchers. 

Charlie Rapple, Kudos 

12:50 US EST
17:50 BST
18:50 CET

Close of Day
Ian Moss
, Chief Executive Officer, STM

Thank you for your continued support

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