New programming from the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will support the distinctive concerns and issues facing disciplines, fields and publishing professionals often in the minority of scholarly publishing. This interesting news came to us from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “The SSP Humanities Community Network Lifts Off.”

Just recently, the SSP introduced a new program, the Communities of Interest Network – to connect scholarly communications professionals who share particular areas of expertise and focus. One of the two pilot communities is for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Publishing Professionals.

The HSS community will be hosting some virtual gatherings soon, but is inviting others to join the group. Membership in SSP is not required to participate. Follow along on social with the hashtag #HSSatSSP.

The vision for these groups and spaces include education and outreach, a place to bring together some support and networking for early career people to identify their niche, an opportunity for people to learn what’s out there and learn about the field.

Melody K. Smith

Data Harmony is an award-winning semantic suite that leverages explainable AI.

Sponsored by Data Harmony, harmonizing knowledge for a better search experience.