STM Week 2021 – STM Solutions Seminar

STM Solutions Seminar

This event will highlight current research challenges which underline the need for collaborative solutions across the STM ecosystem.

Launched earlier this year, STM Solutions has initially been most active in the access space, with GetFTR and SeamlessAccess among its key projects. However, its remit is meant to be broad to encompass research integrity, metrics, and diversity across the publishers and suppliers that make up STM membership.

Join us for a mix of formats that will update attendees on current initiatives, up-and-coming trends, and stakeholder perspectives.

Managed by Hylke Koers, Chief Information Officer, STM Solutions and
Heather Staines, STM Solutions Outreach Manager


9:00 EST/ 14:00 GMT/ 15:00 CET
Opening and Welcome by Heather Staines, STM Solutions Outreach Manager

9:10 EST/ 14:10 GMT/ 15:10 CET
Opening keynote:
Ann Michael, CEO Delta Think

As the rate of change in our industry continues to accelerate and the needs and expectations of our customers continue to evolve, our approach to work must evolve as well. Agility, iteration, and experimentation are now requirements, as we explore new product opportunities, expand our use of data in a decision-making and product development, and increase the depth of our customer knowledge and empathy. Considering how and where we should invest our limited time and resources is also increasing our interest in partnerships and cross-organizational collaboration. But the question remains: How can we rethink our organization and teaming structures, work practices, and culture to be successful in a scholarly ecosystem that continues to evolve? 

9:40 EST/ 14:40 GMT/ 15:40 CET
Lightning talks

GetFTR, Dianne Benham, GetFTR
SeamlessAccess, Matthew Keen, IOP Publishing
Research Integrity, Joris van Rossum, STM Solutions

10:00 EST/ 15:00 GMT/ 16:00 CET
Break with virtual ‘meet the presenters’ via Gather town

10:30 EST/ 15:30 GMT/ 16:30 CET
Panel discussion: Accessibility

Moderated by Mark McCallum, Business Development & Marketing Director at codeMantra) and including:

The recent groundswell over inclusion and equity combined with the developing requirements of the European Union Disability Act to make accessible digital content mandatory have brought accessibility into a more central focus. No longer can we think of accessibility affordances as something we do at only one stage of the workflow or only something we retrofit at hosting. From involving authors (and potentially machines) in the creation of alt-text, to semantic enrichment of metadata, to ensuring interoperability with a wide array of accessibility software, this topic touches every aspect of the publication workflow for books and journals. As we support both human-readable and machine-readable content, we can readily see how following and creating best practices supports readers and researchers more broadly, not just those who demonstrate a current accessibility need.

Stacy Scott, Accessibility Manager, Taylor & Francis
Ted Gies, Web Accessibility and UX leader, Elsevier
Barry Bealer, Chief Revenue Officer, Access Innovations
Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert in Disability and Inclusion at Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission

11:30 EST/ 16:30 GMT/ 17:30 CET
Reflections and close by Hylke Koers, CIO STM Solutions

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