Commercial digest (4 messages) Bob Persing 26 Oct 2012 20:40 UTC

Commercial Digest, a once a week digest of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers, vendors,
agents, etc.)

This week's digest contains 4 messages:
1) Serials Solutions Appoints Kevin Stehr as Vice President of Global Sales
2) Marking Open Access Week
3) IOP Publishing moves to CC-BY license for open access articles and
bibliographic metadata
4) BioOne and Dartmouth Collaborate with Other Leading Research
Universities to Launch a New Open-Access Scientific Journal

Message #1:

Subject: Serials Solutions Appoints Kevin Stehr as Vice President of
Global Sales
From: "Ahron, Brianna" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:28:06 -0700

Press Release – For Immediate Distribution

Serials Solutions Appoints Kevin Stehr
as Vice President of Global Sales

Accomplished sales executive brings content and technology expertise
to SaaS business for academic libraries

Seattle, WA – October 22, 2012 – Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest®
business, announced Kevin Stehr as the new Vice President of Global
Sales. In this role, Stehr will drive business growth through customer
acquisition, retention and overall client satisfaction. Stehr will
develop strategic operations plans and sales strategies to enhance
customer experience and ensure a customer-centric approach to business.

“Kevin’s progressive career path includes strategic leadership, business
analysis and customer relationship management,” said Michael Gersch,
senior vice president and general manager of Serials Solutions. “His
track record of high performance, cross-functional collaboration and
talent development will contribute to our growth strategy – and we are
delighted he is joining our team at such an exciting time for the company.”

“Serials Solutions’ market leadership and reputation for exceptional
products and superior customer service are just a few of the reasons I’m
attracted to this opportunity,” said Mr. Stehr. “I’m looking forward to
developing a strategy that will leverage the company’s heritage and new
solutions like Intota.”

Prior to joining Serials Solutions, Stehr held various senior sales and
strategy positions for LexisNexis. Most recently he was Vice President
of Sales for LexisNexis Litigation Software, Hosting & Professional
Services, where he repeatedly drove double digit growth and was
responsible for technology and services supporting improved client
workflow across multiple markets. Prior to assuming this role, Stehr was
responsible for research content sales, as well as multiple leadership
roles in the organization including Vice President of Strategic
Planning, where he managed the company’s strategic direction, which
focused on meeting the needs of its customers in the evolving practice
of litigation. Stehr was recognized with the CEO Senior Leadership
Excellence Award, Circle of Excellence award and was behind two patents
for innovations that have generated $26 million in revenue.

Prior to joining LexisNexis, Stehr was a senior trial attorney for the
U.S. Department of Defense, as well as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington. His work
focused on litigation with an emphasis on representing the interests of
the federal government in administrative, as well as federal court

Stehr holds a BA in Political Science from University of Kansas, a JD
from University of Missouri and is a graduate of the Advanced Management
Program at Harvard Business School.

About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions provides industry-leading technology solutions for
libraries worldwide. The company helps libraries work better by
providing innovative, practical Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions
for discovery and management. Driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase
and coupled with unparalleled client support services, these solutions
uniquely merge unsurpassed understanding of libraries. Serials Solutions
is a dedicated partner of libraries working to remain vital and relevant
to their users and communities.

Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is headquartered in Seattle,

Media Contacts:
Christine Goetz
Public Relations Manager
Telephone: 206-336-7585

Beth Dempsey
For ProQuest
Telephone: 248-349-7810

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Brianna Ahron
Serials Solutions
Public Relations Specialist

Message #2:

Subject: Marking Open Access Week
From: Amy Nelson <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:02:05 -0700


Response has been strongly positive from both authors and editors toward
a new open access option for articles in journals published by SPIE, the
international society for optics and photonics, as the Society joins in
global observance of Open Access Week (22-28 October). The new program
provides Gold Open Access upon publication when authors or their
institutions pay voluntary page charges.

Read more about the editors thoughts on open access and the new SPIE
option in the press release below. Please contact me for additional

Very best regards,

Amy Nelson
Manager, Public Relations
+1 360 685 5478 (office)
+1 360 201 1116 (mobile)<>

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.


‘Game-changing’ new option is Open Access Week highlight for optics and
photonics publisher

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA ― 22 October 2012 ― Journal editors are
expressing enthusiastic support for a new open access option announced
recently by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

The new program provides Gold Open Access upon publication for a journal
article for which authors or their institutions pay voluntary page
charges, beginning in January 2013. Authors will retain copyright under
the Creative Commons CC-BY license. In adding to the options available
to authors and readers, the program gives SPIE even more cause this week
to recognize Open Access Week 2012<>
(22-28 October), organized by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Coalition.

“This is a game changer for the Journal of Biomedical Optics,” said
Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St. Louis, a member of the
journal’s editorial board.

The new program covers articles published in:
• Optical Engineering
• Journal of Biomedical Optics
• Journal of Electronic Imaging (co-published with IS&T)
• Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
• Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
• Journal of Nanophotonics
• Journal of Photonics for Energy.

“We are excited about this new approach and think it will serve authors
and readers alike,” said Optical Engineering Editor Ronald Driggers,
U.S. Naval Research Lab.

Chris Mack, Editor of the Journal of Microlithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
(JM3), and Akhlesh Lakhtakia of Pennsylvania State University, Editor of
the Journal of Nanophotonics, both acknowledged the complex economics of
journal publishing in praising the new program.

“As with many peer-reviewed scientific journals published by
professional societies, subscriptions cover only a portion of the costs
of publishing JM3,” Mack said. “Historically, JM3 has covered some of
its cost by asking authors to voluntarily pay page charges. Now, in
addition to receiving benefit in the knowledge that they are supporting
a journal that is important to their work and their scientific
community, the new open access option adds a significant new benefit for
both authors and readers.”

“Much, but not all, research is financially supported by governments,”
Lakhtakia said. “At the same time, a substantial number of research
papers emerge from privately funded or even unsponsored research. Should
the authors themselves pay for open-access publication, or should the
readers continue to pay, as they have been doing for more than two
centuries? SPIE has confronted these and related issues, and decided in
favor of a flexible approach. For authors, open access should lead to
more awareness and use of their research and may result in more citations.”

Open Nobelists’ content

SPIE is also celebrating Open Access Week by opening selected papers
from the SPIE Digital Library authored by 2012 Nobel Laureates. These
papers will be freely accessible through 2012:
• Serge Haroche (Physics), Lab Kastler Brossel, et al.: “Quantum Rabi
oscillation in a mesoscopic field: when fluctuations produce
entanglement and Schrödinger cat
• David Wineland (Physics), National Institute of Standards and
Technology, et al.: “Trapped ions, entanglement, and quantum
• Brian Kobilka (Chemistry), Stanford University, et al.: “Anti-Brownian
ELectrokinetic (ABEL) trapping of single β2-adrenergic receptors in the
absence and presence of

“Open access complements the primary mission of SPIE as a not-for-profit
society: to foster knowledge transfer, education, and networking among
researchers, technology leaders, educators, and students engaged in the
industries we serve,” said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. “This is a driving
force in all of our programs, including our role as publisher.”

Additional open access SPIE publications are:
• SPIE Letters<> and SPIE
Reviews<>: virtual journals containing
letters, review articles, and tutorials
• Articles published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics from 2010-2012
for which authors contributed voluntary page charges
• SPIE Newsroom<>: researcher-authored
technical articles organized by topical interest area
• Fundamentals of Photonics: 10 tutorial modules written by experts
• SPIE Professional<>, the Society’s quarterly
member magazine: industry features and technology updates
• Optipedia<>: encyclopedic articles,
including text, equations, and graphs originally published in SPIE Press

Pro bono access

To support researchers in developing or low-income countries, SPIE
participates in the eJDS program <> of the Abdus
Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, providing papers on
demand to individual scientists, and the Information Network for the
Availability of Scientific Publications PERii
providing access to libraries in developing nations at no or very low cost.

With more than 375,000 journal articles and conference proceedings
papers and 167 SPIE Press books, the SPIE Digital
Library<> is the world’s largest
collection of optics and photonics literature.

About SPIE

SPIE<> is the international society for optics and
photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance
light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 225,000 constituents
from approximately 150 countries, offering conferences, continuing
education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of
interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent
precedent. SPIE provided over $2.7 million in support of education and
outreach programs in 2011.


Message #3:

Subject: IOP Publishing moves to CC-BY license for open access articles
and bibliographic metadata
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:42:43 -0400

{Please excuse cross-posting}
I am pleased to announce that IOP Publishing has made a significant
change to our copyright arrangements for research published on an open
access basis in IOP-owned journals plus New Journal of Physics, and for
bibliographic metadata.

We have adopted a more liberal Creative Commons license (CC-BY 3.0) for
future articles published on a gold open access basis. This license
allows others to distribute, re-mix, amend, and build upon a piece of
work as long as they credit the original creation. The licenses grant
rights to the users of the content but do not replace the copyright,
which remains with the copyright holder.

The change applies to articles being published on an open access basis
in all IOP-owned hybrid journals and the gold open access titles
Environmental Research Letters and New Journal of Physics (a partner
journal with Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft) .

In addition to the change in license for open access articles, the basic
metadata of the articles in IOP's own journals will also be available
for use under a CC-BY license. This is intended to increase the
visibility of such data and to help clarify to third parties what they
can and cannot do with metadata.

Most articles submitted before October 25, 2012 will be published under
a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
Articles submitted on or after this date will automatically be published
under a CC-BY license. IOP's copyright statements on
have been updated to reflect this change.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

With regards,


- - -
Sharice P. Collins
Vice President, Marketing
IOP Publishing, Inc.
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Message #4:
Subject: BioOne and Dartmouth Collaborate with Other Leading Research
Universities to Launch a New Open-Access Scientific Journal
From: Mark Kurtz <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:00:01 -0400

[Moderator's note: SERIALST normally does not post announcements of new
journals, but this one is being allowed as an exception, due to interest
in publisher/college cooperative ventures]

** Apologies for Cross-Posting **

BioOne and Dartmouth Collaborate with Other Leading Research
Universities to Launch Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a New
Open-Access Scientific Journal

October 23rd, 2012 – Washington, DC & Hanover, NH. BioOne and
Dartmouth are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Elementa:
Science of the Anthropocene, a new open-access publishing program.
Elementa was created through a collaboration among BioOne, Dartmouth,
and several other leading research universities, and will publish
original research that will report new knowledge of the Earth's
physical, chemical, and biological systems during this era of human
impacts. Elementa will publish contributions that explore feedbacks
between human and natural systems, and steps that can be taken to
ameliorate harmful changes.

With the first articles scheduled to appear in July 2013, Elementa
will attract reports of fundamental advancements in research organized
initially into six domains, embracing the concept that basic knowledge
can foster sustainable solutions for society. Each knowledge domain
will be led by its own Editor-in-Chief, who will soon be joined by an
international team of prominent Associate Editors. The initial
Editorial team includes:
* Atmospheric Science: Detlev Helmig, University of Colorado Boulder
* Earth and Environmental Science: Joel D. Blum, University of Michigan
* Ecology: Donald R. Zak, University of Michigan
* Ocean Science: Jody W. Deming, University of Washington
* Sustainable Engineering: Michael E. Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Sustainability Sciences: Anne Kapuscinski and David R. Peart, Dartmouth

Published by BioOne and with production services at the Dartmouth
College Library, Elementa is committed to a unique structure, approach
and goals:
* Collaborative and strategic - the respective missions of BioOne and
partner institutions emphasize strategic partnerships that maximize
the dissemination of critical research;
* Knowledge driven - Elementa will publish fundamental advancements
in research, available to all scientists, to further new knowledge of
how humans are profoundly altering the Earth's physical, chemical and
biological processes and of how humans can transform these trends to
move civilization towards sustainability;
* Open Access - all Elementa content will be freely available,
without embargo, as a public good;
* Rapidly but Rigorously Reviewed - Elementa is committed to the
publication of the highest quality research through a rigorous and
timely peer-review process;
* Campus based - Elementa is the first model of its kind to be both
based at, and managed in partnership with, the university research

Dartmouth President, Carol L. Folt stated: “In hosting the production
of Elementa, Dartmouth is pleased to take a leadership role in
campus-based publishing collaboration, with the goal of openly sharing
critical research on some of the most challenging issues in the
contemporary world. This open-access model serves an urgent need - to
bring the best scholarship to bear more directly on serious global

Susan Skomal, BioOne Executive Director and COO, commented: “Elementa
is a natural direction for BioOne to pursue insofar as it exemplifies
the organization's fundamental mission to foster sustainable scholarly
publishing through close collaboration with the scholarly
communications community. The enthusiastic engagement by the leading
universities represented by our Editors-in-Chief, and by Dartmouth as
the production base, provide the foundation for Elementa's commitment
to high-quality research.”

"SPARC is delighted with the development of this collaborative
venture,” said Heather Joseph, Scholarly Publishing and Academic
Resources Coalition Executive Director. “It is exciting to see BioOne
continue its positive evolution to include a campus-based, Open Access
component, and we're particularly pleased to see a strong emphasis on
data integration. Elementa will be a welcome new contribution to the
scholarly landscape."

Elementa’s first articles will be accepted in April 2013 and the
official launch is expected for July 2013. For all inquiries, please
contact the Program Director, Mark Kurtz, at or visit


Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:
Mark Kurtz
Tel: 202.540.9968

About BioOne:
Established in 1999, BioOne is the product of innovative collaboration
among scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private
sector, united in the common goal of maximizing access to critical
research. BioOne's mission includes the exploration of economic models
and strategic partnerships that balance the needs of all scholarly
communications stakeholders. BioOne offers cost-effective access to
critical scientific research through its content aggregation of 171
society, museum, and institutionally sponsored publications in the
biological, ecological, and environmental sciences, at

Through a core collaboration with leading research institutions, and
with Dartmouth as the production base, BioOne is now also publisher of
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, an open-access, campus-based
publication program focused on anthropogenic influences on the global
environment and amelioration of harmful changes, coming in 2013 at

About Dartmouth:
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and
consistently ranks among the world's greatest colleges and
universities. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining
its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and
graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the
arts and sciences and its three leading professional schools—the
Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck
School of Business.

Dartmouth College Library is committed to innovation in the
open-access, campus-based publishing movement and has an active
Digital Library Program. It is dedicated to building collaborations to
support scholarly publishing for its students and faculty, and has
demonstrated that commitment by collaborating with the University
Press of New England and others.

Mark Kurtz, Director of Business Development
BioOne | 21 Dupont Circle Suite 800 | Washington, DC 20036 | 202-296-1605 ext. 5

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