Nearly 640 scholarly publishing professionals gathered in a steamy New Orleans this past week, and helped make this one of the most immediately acclaimed AAUP meetings in our memory. The energy and engagement that attendees brought to panels, conversations, and our interactive strategic-plan brainstorming was as palpable as the afternoon storms that rolled over us. What happened in New Orleans certainly should not stay in New Orleans, so we look forward to seeing the conversations begun here continue on the email lists and Twitter feeds throughout the year.
And don't forget to take a little piece of New Orleans with you. Our colleagues at LSU Press generously provided a free ebook of A Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. If you did not download it at the meeting, that link is still live through July 1!
Tell Us All About It
Please share your experience at AAUP 2014 through our evaluation survey. Your responses help shape and inform planning for next year's AAUP Annual Meeting. The 2015 Program Committee will be chaired by John Sherer (North Carolina). We encourage you to complete your survey by July 22.
If you attended the marketing analytics or journals pre-meeting workshops, the organizers have also put together evaluation surveys and would like to get feedback from attendees:
Marketing Analytics Evaluation
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2014 Constituency Award
We are pleased to add Bob Oeste, Senior Programmer and Analyst at Johns Hopkins University Press, to the honor roll of AAUP Constituency Award winners. Bob is well known at the AAUP Annual Meetings for his popular and engaging presentations on what is not often considered a popular and engaging topic: metadata. This year was no different, when he served on two panels ("Metadata Standards" and "Data Management Systems"). Watch Bob's 2013 presentation, "Dude Where's My Metadata?," on Vimeo and read more here.
|photo courtesy Davida G. Breier|
New Board of Directors
The term of the 2014-15 Board and Officers began in New Orleans. 2013-14 President Philip Cercone (McGill-Queens) delivered his valedictory address at our Monday luncheon. We'd like to thank departing Board members Peter Dougherty (Princeton), Ellen Faran (MIT), Charles Watkinson (Purdue), and Tim Doyle (Harvard) for their service to AAUP.
Incoming President Barbara Kline Pope (National Academies) took office with one of the most interactive plenary sessions AAUP has ever experienced, inviting all attendees to contribute ideas for "Reimagining AAUP." (More on that below.) Welcome to President-elect Meredith Babb (Florida), Treasurer-elect Susan Doerr (Minnesota), and directors-at-large Mark Simpson-Vos (North Carolina) and Brian Halley (Massachusetts).
Conference Knowledge and Materials
AAUP video-recorded selected sessions to aid in professional development and awareness. The following were recorded:
- Beyond Open Access
- Experiments in Free and Freemium
- Experimental Formats/Models
- Making an Impact on Learning with Textbooks and Course Materials
- Publishing in the Digital Humanities
- Metadata and Discoverability
- Managing the Modern Press
- The Revolution will be Subsidized
Sessions will be posted online over the summer for all at no charge, so stay tuned for their release. While you're waiting, you can watch videos from 2013.
All session chairs and panelists are invited to share their notes and presentations via the AAUPWiki. Additional resources and handouts may be posted there. If you have PowerPoint slides that you would like to post on the AAUP Slideshare channel, please contact Regan Colestock.
REIMAGINING THE AAUP
On Tuesday, AAUP tapped the brainpower of our AAUP 2014 attendees in service of imagining futures for the association. In an interactive plenary session with an "AAUP Id(ea)l"-style of online and text voting that extended into over-lunch conversations, our presidents introduced the strategic plan the board has developed.
The plan--covering our association mission, values, goals, and strategies--is available in a graphic presentation.
AAUP 2014 attendees were asked to come up with tactics (actionable ideas) for fulfilling those strategic goals. Participants, energized with fruit provided by Books International, dreamed big and dreamed practical. All of the ideas that were shared, and people's initial reactions shared through voting, will help inform AAUP's next steps. Many thanks to Barbara Kline Pope, Meredith Babb, Philip Cercone, Peter Berkery, National Academies's Jeff Colosino, and the 52 table facilitators and microphone operators who helped to make that such a vibrant and effective session. Here's a quick view of the voting results.
As the Twitter-verse expands, so does the reach and representation in our #aaup14 feed. The conversation there was wide-ranging and supported the networking and sharing goals of the program. Click the link above to explore the tweets, pics, and links of #aaup14.
Exhibitor Prize Winners
Congratulations to the following winners of the Exhibitors Prize Drawing, and thanks to all who stopped by exhibitor tables to support those who support us:
- Baker & Taylor and BookMasters, iPad Mini: Jessica Ryan (Duke)
- CrossRef, iPad Mini: Marianne Jankowski (Northwestern)
- Ecological Fibers, one-week stay in Orlando condo: Melissa Buchanan (Georgia)
- Four Colour Print Group, $500 in prepress work: Amanda Owens (Church Historians Press)
- HF Bookpartners, $300 gift certificate: Kathryn Krol (Texas A&M)
- Integrated Books International, Nook HD: Alice Randall Pfeiffer (Syracuse)
- Manila Typesetting, Kindle: Ellen Foos (Princeton)
- Marquis, $1,000 gift certificate: Natalie Smith (Duke)
- McNaughton & Gunn, $50 Visa gift card: Dorothea Stillman Halliday (NYU)
- Nook, Nook: Darren Thompson (Wilfrid Laurier)
- Professional Graphics, $50 Visa gift card: Diane Houck (Princeton)
- ProQuest, iPad Mini: Sheila McMahon (Wisconsin)
- Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions, iPad 2: David Aycock (Baylor)
- Thomson-Shore, $100 Visa gift card: Ellen McKie (Texas)
- University of Toronto Press, Polk Audio noise-cancelling headphones: Julie Matsuo-Chun (Hawai'i)
- Total Printing Systems, Nook: Kristine Ding (Illinois)
- Virtusales, Kindle Paperwhite: Michelle Komie (Princeton)
Once again, we would like to extend our thanks to the AAUP 2014 Program Committee:
- Alisa Plant, Louisiana State, Chair
- Rob Dilworth, Duke
- Susan Doerr, Minnesota
- Terri O'Prey, Princeton
- Tony Sanfilippo, Penn State
- Ellen Satrom, Virginia
- John Sherer, North Carolina
The success of the program this year could be judged by the buzz in the hall, the lively tweets, and the engagement of presenters and audience in every session. Thanks go as well to our Sponsors and Exhibitors who help make our Annual Meeting a success.
On June 22, almost 200 people attended five successful workshops, and we are grateful to the organizers:
PUBLISHING OPEN AND AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS
Organizers: Donna Dixon, SUNY
Faye Chadwell, Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Sarah Lippincott, Library Publishing Coalition
Raina Polivka, Indiana
Katherine Purple, Purdue
Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University Library
LET'S GET ANALYTICAL! MEASURING YOUR MARKETING
Organizers: AAUP Marketing Committee, Laura Baich, Indiana, chair
Advice for Ebook Complexities and Quality Control
Organizers: AAUP Design and Production Committee
Carol Stein, ASCSA, chair
Kenneth Reed, Princeton
JOURNALS NOW: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Organizers: AAUP Scholarly Journals Committee
Anne Marie Corrigan, Toronto, co-chair
Lauren Crocker, Wayne State, co-chair
DIRECTORS MEETING: ADVOCACY TRAINING
Organizers: Peter Berkery, Executive Director, AAUP
MaryKatherine Callaway, Director, Louisiana State
Barbara Kline Pope, Director, National Academies
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