The LPC’s Professional Development Committee coordinates a regular webinar series to provide opportunities to share knowledge, discuss on-the-ground experiences, and build on community expertise. Webinar recordings are made openly available here.


10 Altmetrics Trends to Watch if You are a Library Publisher
As scholarly communications have moved from print to online, the ecosystem of tools to quantify engagement and impact have evolved as well.  We will discuss trends affecting publishing in our digitally connected world, and how data can be mined and analyzed to both inform publishers and attract and engage authors.

Demonstrating journal impact with PlumX at the University of Pittsburgh
Academic publishers are facing increasing pressure to document the impact of the research they publish, and library publishers are no exception.  Discover how the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh is using Plum Analytics to demonstrate impact for its 40 scholarly journal titles.   We will show aggregated analytic data at the journal level as well as metrics demonstrating the impact of individual journal articles.  We will also discuss our development of an Open Journal Systems (OJS) plugin for embedding PlumX into any OJS journal, and our proof of concept with the NISO SUSHI-Lite Working Group to show how this new standard can be used with a journal publishing platform like OJS to provide article-level usage data to any altmetrics system.


Andrea Michalek, President of Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company

Andrea Michalek co-founded Plum Analytics, with the vision of bringing more modern ways of telling the stories of research to individuals and organizations that fund, perform or publish research. Previously Andrea founded and was the Chief Technologist of EchoFactor, a spin-off division of Infonautics, that auto-categorized the open web into thousands of topic-based news feeds. In 2001, Andrea founded Topular LLC, a consulting practice where she served as an interim technology executive for software companies. Through her consulting, she has helped dozens of startups successfully launch their products. In 2007 Andrea helped launch the Summon® web-scale discovery service at Serials Solutions where she was Director of Technology. In 2013, Andrea and her Plum Analytics team joined EBSCO Information Services as a wholly owned subsidiary. Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computational biology from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Science in computer science from Villanova University.

Timothy S. Deliyannides, Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head, Information Technology, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh 
As Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications and Publishing and Head of IT, Tim Deliyannides is responsible for the extensive electronic publishing initiatives of the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. Tim has spent the last 15 years working with academic units and scholarly associations to promote Open Access to research and to help transform models of scholarly publishing. Tim oversees the publication of 40 scholarly peer-reviewed journals in addition to numerous author self-archiving repositories containing conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, pre-print publications, and other grey literature such as white papers and technical reports.