On October 27, 2009, along with Texas A&M and the University of Houston, ITHAKA hosted a forum titled Next Generation Digital Publishing, Preservation, and Scholarship in Houston, TX.
The forum focused on initiatives in which ITHAKA, through its services JSTOR and Portico, is currently engaged. It also highlighted examples of next generation publishing and preservation efforts happening within the Texas higher education community. Topics included: digital scholarship, value metrics, digital preservation, and new research tools. Speakers included: Dana Rooks, University of Houston’s Dean of Libraries; Charles Backus, Director of Texas A&M University Press; Holly Mercer, Head of Digital Services and Scholarly Communication of Texas A&M University; Joel Thierstein, Rice University’s Associate Provost for Innovative Scholarly Communication and Executive Director of Connexions; Steven Smith, Associate Dean for Collections and Services at Texas A&M University; and Ron Snyder, JSTOR Technology and Research Manager.
Visit http://www.ithaka.org/about-ithaka/events/ithaka-forum-on-next-generation-digital-publishing-preservation-and-scholarship/ for more information on the day’s agenda as well as links for downloading audio and presentation files where applicable. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.