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Phoebe McMellon

CEO, GeoScienceWorld
Phoebe McMellon is the CEO of GeoScienceWorld, a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive resource for the geosciences community and an essential partner to 40+ earth and planetary science society publishers. Phoebe is a results-oriented business leader with over 20 years’ experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors in the US and abroad. She holds a B.S. in Geology from Long Island University and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Canterbury, where she attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. Phoebe spent the early part of her career working as a hydrogeologist and water resources scientist. Prior to GeoScienceWorld, Phoebe was Director of Commercial Strategy, Marketing and Partnerships at Elsevier. During her tenure at Elsevier, she worked in a variety of commercial-facing roles in product management, business development, marketing, and strategy, specifically in business units where partnerships and aggregation of content, data and information were critical growth strategies. She currently serves on the Datapages Board of Directors and has held a variety of elected and volunteer positions in a number of non-profit organizations.

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Platform Strategies 2023: Coopetition: Partnership Models for Independent Businesses

Industry consolidation, infrastructure complexity, the challenges of keeping up with new and ever-changing research policies and publishing models, and technological advancements and innovations, has left smaller and mid-sized organizations looking for options. This panel discussion showcased both established and emerging collaboratives and engaged in a conversation about the challenges faced by these constituencies, the consequences to the scholarly ecosystem if these audiences are lost, and the influence / importance of scale.