Tim Cross, Business Development Manager at Westchester Publishing Services, will be the host of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) spring Scholarly Kitchen Webinar: The Future of Access, Authentication and Privacy, to be broadcast on May 9, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
Tim is the chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing Webinars Working Group, and works with members of the Education Committee and “chefs” (bloggers) of The Scholarly Kitchen to facilitate the webinars, determine content, and recruit moderators and speakers. SSP’S The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed at bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas to advance scholarly publishing and communication.
Moderator Roger C. Schonfeld, Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R, will lead a discussion with Ken Varnum, Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan Library and Ralph Youngen, Director, Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society to discuss the challenges facing researchers and publishers as they wrestle with the design of authentication protocols that can both grant access to content and protect privacy.
Perhaps the most important lesson learned from Sci-Hub is that the current technology stack and access paradigm has proven itself to be insecure. Today, there are cooperative efforts from publishers, librarians, technology providers and other stakeholders, attempting to find solutions that will work for all parties. This webinar will look at those efforts, discuss the goals and focus on the careful balances that must be struck between identification and privacy.
To find out more information about SSP’s webinar series or to register for the May 9 Scholarly Kitchen webinar, click here