May 22, 2022

STM Association Releases “Tech Trends 2020” Infographic & Presentations From 2016 U.S. Conference

From STM Association:

The new STM Tech Trends [was recently] launched at the STM Annual US Conference in Washington DC. The theme of this year’s infographic look into the future of STM publishing is: The Floodgates of Technology are Open.

The Tech Trends 2020 emphasize how the growth in computer power will continue steadily over the coming decade. Computer power combined with big data and a wide variety of digital objects, will create huge new opportunities for information providers. Researchers are likely to share more in open science environments, from text to non- text such as data or multimedia, social collaboration networks will spark new information relationships and publishers can deliver more targeted precision information to users via dynamic publishing.


STM Tech Trends 2020 Infographic can be downloaded here.

Slide Presentation About Tech Trends 2020 by By Eefke Smit, Director STM, Standards and Technology

Additional Resources

Future Lab Tech Trends 2015
Future Lab Trend Watch 2014
Future Lab Trend Watch 2013
Future Lab Trend Watch 2011

UPDATE May 5, 2016: NISO Exec Director Todd Carpenter Discusses the STM Trends Visualization in this Scholarly Kitchen Post

STM Association U.S Conference Presentations (April 2016)

Advancing an Online Research Communities Ecosystem
Esther Heuver, Product Manager, Mendeley

Consuming Identifiers: A Tale of Knitting
Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS

Content Identifiers: a Critical Part of the Identifier Map
Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology, Crossref

Data Protection & Privacy: EU Developments
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Counsel to STM’s Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee (CLAC)

How to Fight Piracy, Computer Fraud and Improve Copyright Compliance
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Counsel to STM’s Enforcement Task Force (ETF)

Mark Logic Presentation
Frank Rubino, Director, MarkLogic

Publishers and Librarians: Working Across the Network to Help Clients “Know the Market
Kent Anderson, RedLink

Publishing Critical Path
Lisa Bos, RPath

Research Information Management with Persistent Identifiers
Laurel Haak, Executive Director, ORCID

STM: Securing Access to Content Using, EZproxy
Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, EZproxy and Identity Management, OCLC

Text and Data Mining: An Overview
Deni Auclaire, VP and Lead Analyst, Outsell

Text Mining for Taxonomy Construction: Using Text Analytics for Term Discovery
Bob Kasenchak, Director of Business Development, Access Innovations

The User in User Privacy: An STM User Privacy WG Perspective
IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Elsevier

What is the the Role for Publishers in Protecting Privacy?: The NISO Framework for Patron Privacy
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

What millennials want from work How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce
Jennifer Deal, CCL

Presentations From “Society Day” Available Here (Click to Page 3)

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