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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

Feb 13, 2017

Views from the Penthouse Suite Interview with Jayne Marks

Against the Grain, the premier journal linking publishers, vendors, and librarians, is pleased to release a series of interviews titled "Views from the Penthouse Suite." These interviews are an annual occurrence at the Charleston Library Conference; one that we look forward to every year. Select speakers and attendees are invited to the Mark Clark Penthouse Suite on the 12th floor of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston, SC, to discuss wide-ranging topics and issues of importance to the publishing and library world.

Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health is interviewed by Tom Gilson and Albert Joy in November 2016 at the 2016 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jayne offers several suggestions of how publishers might assist authors, editors, and reviewers in navigating the publishing process. How librarians can assist is also discussed. The conversation moves on to the essential importance of archiving and then to a discussion of publishing standards with a focus on how publishers and librarians might collaborate in both these areas.

Jayne continues the interview talking about the value of discovery services and how they might be enhanced and then suggests ways publishers and librarians might work together in guiding patrons to quality resources. Open access is next on the agenda. Jayne thinks of OA as a different route for publishers to get their content to the reader. She says that the real concern is the quality of that content. The interview ends with Jayne wondering how we are going to cope with the "enormous portfolio" of information available and get readers the high-quality content they need.

The interview video on YouTube

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