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NISO Webinar, Libraries and University Publishing Operations

In a variety of (mostly US) universities, presses have been brought under the auspices of the library. What insights do libraries have to offer about the processes of manuscript acquisition or production workflow? What innovations have they introduced? Is scholarly communication being changed by this shift? Is it working? This Roundtable Discussion brought together representatives from presses and libraries to spotlight successes and lessons learned.  Confirmed Participants: Emma Molls, University of Minnesota; Arthur Andrew Rouner, George Mason University Press; Erich van Rijn, UC-Press; and Liz Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati Press.
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NISO Webinar

Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — our issues and concerns, challenges and opportunities — is core to NISO's mission. Our events are a key element of this, with our popular webinar program at their heart. And, following the NISO/NFAIS merger earlier this year, all NISO members can now attend all 14 webinars in 2020 completely free of charge! This includes an unlimited number of places and full access to a recording of each webinar for anyone who is unable to attend the event itself.
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Arthur Rouner

Director, Mason Publishing Group and George Mason University Press, George Mason University

Arthur Andrew Rouner was began work in libraries at the Electronic Text Center at theUniversity of Virginia, followed by positions at the University of Richmond and then Washington University in St. Louis where he was Director of the Digital Library. He was PI for the “St. Louis Freedom Suits / Legal Encoding Project” and launched the institutional repository and the library publishing program there. He joined George Mason University as the Director of Mason Publishing Group and the George Mason University Press in 2020. He earned his PhD from the University of Virginia.
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Elizabeth Scarpelli

Publishing Director, University of Cincinnati Press and Cincinnati Library Publishing Services

Elizabeth Scarpelli is the publishing director for the University of Cincinnati Press and Cincinnati Library Publishing Services.  Her career includes over 30 years in higher ed and academic publishing with management positions at Prentice Hall, Baker & Taylor, Cambridge University Press, Rutgers University Press, and University of Cincinnati Press.  Her expertise in business development, supply chain management, Print on Demand, university press publishing, and open access publishing has allowed her to develop innovative authoring techniques which bring the author and reader closer together using open access digital capabilities to enhance traditional narrative and analog print.  As the director of the fastest growing university press in the nation, in four years, Scarpelli started a press at the university of Cincinnati with a unique business model and developed imprint tracks for open access, digitally enhanced UC publications and traditionally sold books.  Her goal is to shrink the space between the author and the reader and maintain a rigorous publishing program while maintaining institutional mission alignment.  Within the industry, Scarpelli currently sits on the AUP Library Relations Task Force and the Library Publisher Coalition Research Committee.  At UC, she is co-chair of the Toward Open Monograph Review Committee, a member of the e-learning committee, the Executive Council for the University of Cincinnati Libraries, the Library Organizational Development Council and the Library Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.  In December 2020 she was awarded the University of Cincinnati Staff Excellence Award for her ability to influence and impact faculty scholarship through publishing, her commitment to the university and to the Next Lives Here philosophy.  She currently earning a master’s degree in higher education administration and sits on the college’s rapid response team.
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Emma Molls

Publishing Librarian, University of Minnesota

Emma Molls (she/her) is the Publishing Librarian at the University of Minnesota. At Minnesota, Emma leads the Publishing Services Team to develop and manage open access publications created by faculty, students, and scholarly societies. Emma is an associate editor and advisory board member for the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), editorial board member of Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and board member at the Library Publishing Coalition. Emma's 2018 paper, co-authored by Kate McCready, "Developing a Business Plan for a Library Publishing Program" won the 2019 Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing.
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Erich van Rijn

Director of Journals and Open Access, University of California Press

Erich van Rijn is Director of Journals and Open Access at the University of California Press. Erich's career in publishing spans 25 years, and has included roles in marketing, operations, and technology. Currently, he oversees the journals program at UC Press that includes a mix of 45 subscription and open access titles, and also has responsibility for the press's open access monograph publishing program, Luminos, which was launched in 2015. From 2014-2018 he served co-PI on a joint project with the California Digital Library to develop the open source Editoria book production platform, which continues to be developed by the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation