The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will hold a residential workshop on December 7-8, 2005 in London to teach publishing professionals the basics of developing effective marketing techniques. The focus of the workshop is on building a strategic framework for effective market research, the comparative pros and cons of qualitative and quantitative research, the various techniques of conducting such research, the available research channels and methods to evaluate the results. The workshop principally targets professionals in the scholarly books and journals publishing industry. Editorial and marketing staff, who are involved in formulating pricing and product proposals based on market research, may also participate.
The Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INIST) will host ‘The Seventh International Conference on Grey Literature’ (GL7) on December 5-6, 2005 at Nancy, France. INIST, a unit of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and indexes literature related to science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.
Digital Archives for Science & Engineering Resources (DASER) has postponed the DASER-2 Summit to December 2-4, 2005. The summit, to take place at College Park, Maryland, brings together key players in STM publishing to discuss issues regarding digital libraries, institutional repositories and open access publishing. Jan Velterop, Publisher, BioMed Central, will be the main speaker of the event. The meet will be of particular interest to science and engineering librarians, STM publishers, systems librarians, database and digital library professionals and managers of STM collections. The sponsors of the event are the American Society for Information Science & Technology, the Scientific and Technical Information Systems Special Interest Group and the Potomac Valley Chapter.
The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars will hold a conference on content management technologies in Boston on November 29-December 1, 2005. The event will focus on the widely available content management and enterprise search technologies for enterprise applications. It will also discuss the use of new technologies is this sphere, including blogs, RSS and wikis.. The five educative programmes offered are Content Managers Track, Content Technologists Track, Marketing Managers Track, Business & Compliance Managers Track and Content Technology Works Track.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will conduct a seminar on preprint repositories on November 28, 2005, in London. Speakers will discuss and review the impact of preprint repositories on journal publishing. The content that is deposited in the repositories and the role of authors and institutions in preprint repositories will be analysed.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will conduct a course on publishing contracts on November 22, 2005 in London. The course will focus on the various difficulties of publishing agreements, copyright and contracts, grants of rights, obligations, and indemnities and ancillary contracts among many other legal issues that typically confront a publisher. The course will seek to guide participants in understanding and finalising publishing contracts. It targets professionals handling acquisitions, editorials, commissioning, rights & licensing and contracts.
The Royal Society in Edinburgh will hold its third conference, titled ‘Ensuring Long-term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical data’, on November 21-23, 2005. The conference will emphasise on storing and adding value to scientific and technical data and the need for data managers to secure them.
The PV 2005 conference on preserving and adding value to scientific data in the long run will be held at the Royal Society, Edinburgh from November 21-25, 2005. This year’s conference will be the third in a series that began in France in 2002. In addition to preserving content, issues pertaining to the methodological, technological, economic and standardising prospects of this field will be discussed. Registration for the conference is now open.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) hosts a seminar titled ‘Making your content pay: tailoring your business strategies to new markets’ on November 18, 2005 at the British Institute of Radiology, London. The seminar will highlight the role of content in extending business and revenues.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will hold a training course on November 15, 2005 in London on the strategies for individual journal development in a market. The course will focus on the volatile market characteristics that publishers have to cope with to supply material for and develop journals. It will recommend tools to measure the current status of a journal and the means to improve it. The course is targeted at top editorial professionals, such as managing editors, who are immediately involved in developing their respective journals.
ICIS, an information service provider for the chemical industry, conducts ‘Petrochemicals – A Beginners’ Course’ on November 14, 2005 in Cologne, Germany. The course will explain the basic link between petrochemicals, oil and gas and the products that are used in everyday life to beginners as well as service providers in the petrochemicals industry.
The Lehigh University Chapter of Sigma Xi and Lehigh University Library and Technology Services will hold a conference titled ‘Scientific Publishing: What Does the Future Hold?’ on November 12, 2005 at the Sinclair Auditorium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The timings are from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm. Speakers will discuss issues and challenges faced by the scientific publishing industry as it moves towards the Digital Age. The conference is for producers and users of scientific and technical scholarships.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will conduct a course on November 8, 2005 in London on the latest trends in the journals market and the means to adopt marketing theories. It will discuss the interactions in the dynamic market between players including academics, publishers, subscription agents and libraries; the processes in evolving marketing plans; and the use and availability of marketing kits. Marketing professionals, both freshers and experienced, can attend the course.
The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) will conduct its annual meeting titled ‘Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together @ ASIST '05’ on October 28-November 2, 2005 at Charlotte, North Carolina, US. The event will emphasise the need to integrate practical and theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience. With content contribution from information science professionals and researchers, the meet will discuss the overlap among subjects such as behavioural science, communications, computer science, sociology and biomedical sciences. It includes 42 papers, 46 panels and 60 posters targeted at a diverse range of professionals, such as librarians, systems designers and publishing staff. The proceedings will also be presented in electronic form.
The Society of Editors will host the second National Council of Australian Editors (CASE) conference from 13 – 15 October, 2005. The conference highlights editing as a profession and analyzes public perception of editors. The conference calls for papers to be submitted in full by September 9, 2005.
Digital Curation Centre (DCC) will be conducting a workshop on the long-term securing and curation of scientific databases at the Calouste Gulbenkain Institute, Lisbon, on October 13-14, 2005. Issues surrounding accessibility and reusability of databases and the risks attached in the process will be discussed. The workshop is jointly sponsored by ERPANET, the Gulbenkian Institute and the DCC
The European Association of Information Services will conduct its annual meeting on October 9-11, 2005 at Innsbruck, Austria. Topic covered will include ‘Integration versus granularity of information resources: Interoperability and interconnectivity of services, systems and media manifestations’. Details are yet to be released.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), in association with Unwin Brothers Ltd., will conduct a training session at Old Woking, Surrey, on October 6, 2005, covering all the factors in manufacturing print journals. The topics include proofing, offprints, relationship with supplier and computer-to-plate. The training aims to enable participants to take production decisions on their own to produce journals cost-effectively.
The Max Planck Society will organise the ‘International conference on open access within the tradition of the Berlin Declaration’ on October 5-7, 2005 at the Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany. The conference will be attended by key players in the open access movement. Topics such as "open access for cultural heritage", "open access to scientific (raw) data" and "legal issues of open access" will be presented.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will conduct a training course in London on October 4, 2005 to impart technical the know-how on maintaining an online platform that enables effective online services. The participants, primarily non-technical staff, will be familiarised with the knowledge and skills required to provide result-oriented online services. The course will focus on industry best practices for designing web interfaces, using and testing paper prototyping designs for online services and using the ‘persona’ strategy to model the typical users of the online services.
The 2005 National Scholarly Communications Forum will be held at the State Library of NSW, Sydney on September 27. The theme of the event is ‘Open Access, Open Archives and Open Source’, with participation from Australian and international professionals and policy-makes. John Unsworth, professor at the University of Illinois and Chairman of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyber Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences, will give the keynote presentation. Details are available at the web site of the Australian Academy of Humanities.
The 16th annual conference of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) will take place on September 26-27, 2005 at Carlisle, UK. Titled ‘One Step Beyond’, the conference will include workshops, seminars and surgeries that focus on the optimum use of computers.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will host a seminar on September 22, 2005, titled ‘Going Global: how small publishers can operate internationally’. ALPSP organises seminars on broad topics that span a day or half a day. Details, such as the venue of the seminar, will be released later
The Aslib Knowledge and Information Management Network will organise an Open Meeting on September 20, 2005 at the Patent Office in London. The speaker and facilitator of the event, Linda Wishart, will present ‘Practical experience of implementing KM during changing times’. The presentation will focus on DH KM (Knowledge Management) strategy and the main motivators, KM implementation plan and development, engagement and training and success criteria and measurement.
ICIS, an information service provider for the chemical industry, conducts ‘Petrochemicals – A Beginners’ Course’ on September 19, 2005 at The Grand Hyatt in Dubai. The course will explain the basic link between petrochemicals, oil and gas and the products that are used in everyday life to beginners as well as service providers in the petrochemicals industry.
The US’ National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has organised a workshop on OpenURL and Metasearch on September 19-21, 2005 at the AED Conference Center in Washington, DC. The event will discuss key topics such as OpenURL standards and innovative services, NISO’s Metasearch initiative, its present and potential market and its creative applications. It will also seek to address certain issues faced by STM publishers and information providers, librarians and IT vendors.
The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and BMJ are together hosting the 5th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication on September 16-18, 2005 in Chicago. The organisers are inviting abstracts for the meet. New research and finding will be given importance. The abstract may relate to any aspect of editorial peer review, scientific publication and the dissemination of scientific information.
Publisher Elsevier will sponsor the 2005 British Academy of Management Annual Conference at Said Business School, University of Oxford, on September 13-15, 2005. The theme of the meet is ‘Challenges of Organizations in Global Markets’.
XVL compression technology provider Lattice3D, US, will present its latest products at the SASIG meeting in Stuttgart on September 12-16, 2005. SASIG (Strategic Automotive product data Standards Industry Group) is an association of international automotive standards organisations across North America, Europe and Asia. The products include a new XVL Studio Pro application and a new XVL version. The product is co-presented by MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, a client of Lattice3D.
The ASIDIC Fall meeting is taking place on September 11-13, 2005 in California. The meet, titled ‘The Changing Value of Content’, will focus on the dynamic nature of content and its effect on publishers and data aggregators. The programme will be chaired by Barry Bealer of Really Strategies, Inc. and Gerri Potash of Nerac, Inc. Topics for discussion include Authoring Content, Publishing Content, Disseminating and Aggregating Content and Improving Content With Technology: The Experts.
The Aslib Engineering Group will conduct an event on September 8, 2005 in London to analyse the current and potential improvements in full-text linking bibliographic databases. Company representatives will demonstrate engineering products such as Elsevier’s Engineering Village 2 and the Web of Science and Thomson’s Scopus. Issues such as the future status of bibliographic databases, the advantages of large-scale multidisciplinary resources over small-scale resources and the possible role of indexing and funding for library managers to provide access to various e-sources will be examined. These are discussed against the current significance that search engines have as the first resort for obtaining information.
An international workshop titled “Creating the Information Commons for e-Science:
Toward Institutional Policies and Guidelines for Action” will be conducted on September 1-2, 2005 at the Unesco Headquarters, Paris. The workshop will review the possibilities and challenges in creating e-science in the Internet Age. It will also examine the federal and academic procedures in the US, the EU and a few developing nations to manage public scientific content and the merits and demerits of open access to scientific information.
The workshop is organised by Unesco, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).
The Association of American Publishers Journals Committee is organising a seminar on August 18, 2005 in New York to discuss the importance of XML in professional and scholarly publishing. Topics for discussion include the role of XML in editing, production, marketing and access. The four-hour event will be attended by representatives from CrossRef, Electronic Publishing Associates and the Nature Publishing Group. Bill Kasdorf, General Editor, The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, and Vice President, Apex, will anchor the seminar.
The IFLA sections of Health and Biosciences Libraries and Science and Technology Libraries are conducting a conference on August 13, 2005 in Oslo. Various events of the seminar will be chaired by Bruce Madge of the IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section, Julia Gelfand of the IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section and Arne Jakobsson of University of Oslo Library, Library of Medicine and Health Sciences. The seminar will debate on issues of scholarly communication and open access, archiving of NIH (the US’ National Institutes of Health) research findings, publication policy of CERN, the research institutions that support open access, current technologies, Oxford University’s open access initiatives, current trends in scholarly communication and future perspectives of institutional repositories.
Library and information science publisher Emerald Group Publishing is sponsoring and hosting various events and presentations on August 13–17 at the 2005 IFLA Conference in Oslo. The topics for the event include the future of publisher-library relations, LIS journal articles, higher education and language and writing for professional literature. Emerald will also conduct a workshop titled Library Link and a product presentation on the Emerald Management Xtra.
Co-operative Action by Victorian Academic Libraries workshops are on since August 12, 2005 in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. The workshops, conducted by Colin Steele, an emeritus fellow at the Australian National University, seek to spread awareness about the open access scenario in Australia. The topics include best practices in scholarly communication change and open access, advocacy programmes and citation models.
The Association of Learned Professional and Society Publishers (ALPSP) will hold a meet with its publisher members on July 26, 2005 at The Royal Society, London, to discuss the self-archiving policy of the Research Council UK (RCUK). Sally Morris, Chief Executive of ALPSP, will chair the event and Ian Russell, Head of Publishing, Royal Society, will summarise the RCUK statement.
Infotrieve, US, conducts a conference at the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) Electronic Laboratory Notebooks conference to demonstrate its recent launch, Infotrieve/ELN. The conference takes place on July 5-6 in Munich and on July 26-27 in Boston.
The National Center for Scientific Research holds its 14th International Scientific Congress on June 27-30, 2005 in Havana.. Every five years, scientific meetings are convened to allow the exchange of scientific-technical products among national and international specialists in their research fields. Topics of various dimensions are to be covered with modern projections and simultaneous translations in two rooms (Spanish - English).
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) will hold an international forum to debate existing and possible improvements in the scholarly communication environment. The discussion will take place on June 21-22 in London. The topics of discussion include: The impact of the ‘Big Deal’, Usage-based models, Institutional and other public repositories for research outputs and Emerging models including the open access model.
Mark Logic, a member of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS), will conduct a webinar on June 14, 2005 on the use of XML and XQuery in applications related to online search and content. The event, titled ‘When Search Is Not Enough: The Expansion of Information Access’, focuses on optimum access to web content, especially those that can not be accessed through keyword search. Whit Andrews of Gartner Research and Paul Pedersen of Mark Logic will participate in the event.
The Joint Conference of Digital Libraries (JCDL) is conducting a workshop titled ‘7th Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)’ in Denver on June 7-11, 2005. The workshop will highlight the role of digital libraries in the online communication system. Digital library professionals in subjects including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities are expected to attend the workshop.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) conducts its annual conference in Toronto, Canada on June 5-8, 2005. The conference, to be attended by about 4,000 informational professionals, will focus on the ‘impact’ in the information industry. Dialog, the main partner with SLA in this conference, will give out the Quantum 2 InfoStar award for innovative and creative information services in North America.
Rajeev Bali, Coventry University, and Ashish Dwivedi, Hull University Business School, organise a workshop on Clinical Knowledge Management on June 1, 2005 at The Hague. The event will analyse and explain certain significant issues relating to application knowledge management (KM) in the clinical and healthcare sectors.
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is hosting the 27th Annual Meeting on June 1-3, 2005 in Boston. Topics covered at the meet include Globalization in scholarly publishing, Institutional publishing, Politics affecting scholarly publishing, Open access models updates and Successful outsourcing.
The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), along with the All-Russian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (VINITI), is organising a conference on May 27, 2005 titled ‘Information Services for Fundamental and Applied Sciences’. The conference will be held in Moscow.
The National Conference of University Professors (NCUP) conducts a seminar titled ‘Publish or Perish: Pressures of academic publishing in a performance driven market’ on May 25, 2005. Speakers of the day include Geoff Bilder, Former Chief Technology Officer, Ingenta; Andrew Wray, Senior Publisher, Institute of Physics Publishing, and Sally Morris, Chief Executive of Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).
Patent Information Users Group Inc. is organising an annual conference on May 21-26, 2005 in Arlington. The international meet, addressing patent information professionals, will focus on the Future of Patent Information – Tools and Techniques for Adding Value. Participants and exhibitors include Elsevier MDL, Thomson Scientific, Dialog, FIZ-Karlsruhe, Prous Science, and Chemical Abstracts Service.
The Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) holds an annual event on May 20, 2005 at the William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch College. The topic to be discussed is ‘Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Payers and Players’. Dr. Harold Varmus, co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PloS), and Dr. Martin Blume, Editor-in-Chief of the American Physical Society, will deliver the key addresses.
The Council of Science Editors (CSE) will host its 48th Annual Meeting in Atlanta on May 20-24, 2005. The council conducts short-term classes for all levels of editors attending the meet. Conferences have been scheduled for critical issues of STM publishing, such as ‘STM Workflows: The Latest and Greatest’, ‘Editing and Publishing for and within the pharmaceutical industry’, ‘Ethics in medical research’, ‘Article and data repositories’ and ‘Publisher anthropology’.
KIMNET will arrange an open meeting titled ‘Making space for Knowledge’ on May 19, 2005 at the London Offices of the Patent Office. The meet, to be launched by Angela Dove, will emphasise the effective use of the knowledge space that exists at a common length for everybody concerned with information and knowledge resources. The knowledge network must be used in such a way that there is no knowledge disaster.
PharmaDiscovery, an event organised by Elsevier on May 10-12, 2005 in Washington, has introduced “Sum-Up Sessions” of various conferences for the benefit of attendees. The session will recap the keynotes and events conclusions of the day. The sessions are expected to offer participants a platform to exchange ideas, which in turn will boost the drug discovery process.
The Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode (IIM-K) is organising the National Convention of Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) at its campus on May 5-7, 2005. The convention will focus on ‘‘Digital Libraries in Knowledge Management: Opportunities for Management Libraries’. In addition, it will discuss knowledge management in science and technology information.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers is conducting a seminar on May 5, 2005 at The British Institute of Radiology, London. The seminar will examine current pricing models that affect libraries and publishers. With the evolution of electronic, publishing publishers have the opportunity to extend the market and their revenue.
The European Association of Scientific Editors (EASE) will organise a seminar titled ‘Habits in Science Communication and Science Publishing’ on April 29, 2005. This will be followed by the Annual General Assembly of EASE in Spain. The seminar covers issues such as understanding, writing, reading, seeking and review of scientific publications.
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is conducting an online seminar on April 26, 2005. The 90-minute seminar will suggest effective online marketing techniques for scholarly journals and books. An online demonstration of successful marketing tools and campaigns will also take place. Judith Barnsby, Institute of Physics; Duncan Humphrey, Oxford University Press, and Matthew J. Price, American Chemical Society Publications, will speak on the occasion.
The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), a non-profit association, will conduct its first annual meeting on April 25, 2005 in New Jersey, US. The meeting, titled ‘Driving the Value of Publications: An Integrated Approach’, will discuss publication planning and execution with special attention on clinical trial registries. Representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, including publishers, drug firms and agencies, will participate in the meeting.
The STM Spring Conference on optimising access in the electronic era will be held on April 21-22, 2005 in Washington D. C. Speakers include Dr. John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to the US President, Rita Colwell, Sherwood Boehlert, Edward Pentz, Peter Banks and other distinguished professionals.
The Royal Library, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the European Association of Information Services and IOS Press Scientific Publishing are organising a conference on April 19, 2005 at Belgium’s Royal Library.
The conference, titled ‘Communicating Scientific, Technical and Medical knowledge 2005-2010’, will be attended by scientists, publishers, intermediaries and libraries who play key roles in the STM publishing market. Some of the discussion topics are: Libraries as knowledge centres, What the STM academic community actually wants, The economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication market and communicating scientific information, cornerstone of the European Union’s science policy.
A discussion titled ‘Making the Most of Compliance’ will be held as part of the programme Gilbane Conference on Content Management in San Francisco on April 11-13, 2005. The event includes a technology exhibition that projects technical innovations for web content management, digital asset management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, content & information integration, authoring and so on.
A seminar on ‘The Web and after: the future of scholarly e-publishing’, is to be held as part of the 21st International Learned Journals Seminar on April 8, 2005. The event will take place in the Royal College of Nursing, London. The seminar will focus on the transformation of work and communication models by scholars for a faster and better information model. Alan Singleton, Institution of Mechanical Engineers; Simeon Warner, Information Science, Cornell University and Sue Corbett, Director of Science/Academic journals, Blackwell Publishing, are some of the speakers of the day.
JHU Libraries, in association with the University of Maryland’s Health Sciences and Human Services Library, is organising a discussion forum titled ‘Impact of Ownership and Access in Scholarly Publishing’. The event will take place on April 6, 2005 at Maryland’s School of Nursing Auditorium. David Lipman, Director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Biotechnology Information will give the keynote talk.
Arizona State University (ASU) is conducting a seminar on April 5-6, 2005 at the Arizona Biltmore. Titled ‘Transforming American Healthcare over the Next Decade: Pathways to Change’, the seminar will analyse healthcare in economics, biotechnology, policy and research and knowledge management dimensions.
Laboratory Design Newsletter and R&D Magazine have organised ‘The Spring 2005 Laboratory Design’, a conference on March 28-30 in Houston. The event will have experts talking on energy recovery systems, design of specialised labs, right-sizing HVAC system, European design trends and building code issues.
Biopharmaceutical company Metabasis Therapeutics will hold the 229th American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting on March 13-17, 2005 in San Diego. Around 14,000 chemists and chemical engineers are expected to attend over 930 technical sessions.