Tuesday 09 May 2017

Masters in Publishing Webinar Series: Building innovation in mission-driven organizations

Date and time

Tuesday 9 May 2017, online at 11:00 - 12:30 EDT (New York) / 16:00 - 17:30 BST (London) & 17:00-18:30 CEST (Europe)* 
*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar on this date and time, you may register and receive a recording for viewing at a time to suit you.


In our latest Masters in Publishing webinar, Alison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press, will discuss how to build and maintain a culture of innovation within a mission-driven organization. She will address the challenges inherent in positioning the organization to innovate for the future while also attending to current products and processes. In a conversation with Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association, Alison will offer insights and practical suggestions for creating a flexible and nimble organization that is strategically focused and ready for the challenges ahead.

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Alison MuddittAlison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press
Alison Mudditt has been Director of University of California Press since 2011. Alison's publishing career began in 1988 at Blackwell in Oxford before joining Taylor & Francis Inc. in Philadelphia as Publishing Director of the Behavioral Sciences Division in 1997. Alison joined SAGE in 2001 as Vice President and Editorial Director, and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2004 where she led the SAGE's publishing programs across books, journals and digital during a period of tremendous growth. Alison is a regular speaker at industry meetings and is a contributing chef to the Scholarly Kitchen. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Scientific Publication Committee and member of the Open Science Committee of the American Heart Association, and on the board of Directors of both ALPSP and K|N Consultants. She is a past member of the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers, and Co-Chair of the Dean's Leadership Council at California State University, Channel Islands. 

Seth DenboSeth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association
Seth oversees the publication department of the AHA and is working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization's mission. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick and is a cultural historian of the 18th-century Britain. He has taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also worked on digital projects at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at UMD and the Department for Digital Humanities at King's College London. Over the past 10 years, Seth has participated actively in the development of innovative digital tools and methods for historical scholarship. Drawing on his experience as a teacher and researcher he played a key role in several international projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. He also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.

Who should attend

The webinar will address issues facing editorial and publishing managers and executives responsible for strategy, new business development and organizational leadership.

Registration fees and booking

ALPSP Member US$ 60.00 per person
Non Member US$ 90.00 per person 
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For more information

Please contact: Isabel Czech - (+1 551-427-0790)

This webinar is produced by ALPSP and the Copyright Clearance Center


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