Scope e-Knowledge Center, India, a leading provider of database and research services and publisher of Knowledgespeak, will host a free webcast presentation on ‘Enhancing Information Architecture through Outsource Partnerships: A webcast for STM Publishers’ on December 5, 2006 at 9:30 am (GMT). Aimed at the STM publishing community, the webcast cover topics such as the benefits of working on information architecture requirements with an offshore service provider; savings that can be expected; what can be outsourced and what should be retained in-house; the critical aspects that need to be considered when outsourcing and how to handle them successfully. It will be presented by R. Sivadas, CEO, Scope e-Knowledge Center.
For further information, please contact Hector Bolanos on +44 (0)20 7093 0493 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please visit www.scopeknowledge.com/webcasting.asp.
This one-day seminar provides information, discussion, and networking opportunities for those who currently use or plan to use Editorial Manager or Preprint Manager. Topics this year include Working with Editors, and Getting the Most Out of EM. For more information or to register, please visit our site.
ALPSP technology Update: How much of Web 2.0 is real and how much is hype? What do publishers and societies need to know about Web 2.0? This update will explain the concepts behind Web 2.0 using real examples of how Web 2.0 technologies are currently being used by scholars, librarians and the broader commercial world.
The AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology Policy is a crash course in science and technology policy, modelled after the acclaimed orientation program that AAAS provides for its new S&T Policy Fellows each fall. This seminar, to be held from November 13-17, 2006, will feature some of the top experts in S&T policy, finance and diplomacy.
Designed to provide practical solutions and ideas based on actual experience, this seminar for publishers of academic monographs considers the best ways of extending marketing techniques and how best to use online techniques. It covers both traditional, tried and tested marketing methods as well as looking at ways of making online book content reach beyond conventional markets.
This one day seminar from ALPSP will discuss the broader membership benefits that a society’s publishing activities can offer from enhanced web sites tailored for members, advice on publishing, membership portals and connections to discussion forums through to providing a political voice in the publishing debate.
This publishing conference convenes all kinds of publishers who are bound only by their ability and willingness to pioneer, experiment and take risks. One of the largest annual gatherings of commercial data publishers, InfoCommerce 2006 attendees includes the old-guard powerhouses, the independents, and the new Web-based content producers.
Presentation of Scope eKnowledge Services during the Frankfurt Bookfair
Presentation of Scope eKnowledge Services during the Frankfurt Bookfair
Presentation of knowledgespeak features, feedback from the users 1.45 pm - 2.15 pm, room Concluio 2
Everyone who is anyone in the industry will be there: authors and publishers, booksellers and librarians, art dealers and illustrators, agents and journalists, information brokers and readers. Not only is the Frankfurt Book Fair the meeting point for the business, it is also the world's largest marketplace for trading in publishing rights and licenses. Starting October 4th, ending October 8th.
This course provides a framework for measuring the effectiveness of delegates’ journals production processes, for deciding how and where those processes should be improved, and for planning and implementing process change. With real-life case studies and practical exercises, the course will enable people responsible for journals production to use process improvement to meet the current and forecast demands of the business. The course is expected to help people with some overall responsibility for production of a large journal or of multiple journals, including Production Managers, Production Editors, Production Directors and Editorial Managers.
This one day seminar examines the ethics of authorship and peer review, discusses the various ways in which the system can be undermined, what steps can be taken to avoid such abuses and what actions can be taken when they do occur.
This half day meeting will explain what the NLM DTD is all about – and why it is likely to become the standard for preparing scholarly content for both books and journals. The speakers will explain its background and development, its use and application, and the benefits and challenges of adopting this new standard.
The main objective of the course, to be held from September 18 – 21, 2006, is to help delegates develop their strategic business skills in relation to risk analysis and investment decisions, structuring and managing global businesses, external relationships, understanding the impact of organisational culture on business performance, successful post-acquisition implementation, and understanding key drivers for change. In addition to seminars, discussions, and group work, delegates will also be able to network informally with high achievers from a range of STM publishers and organisations.
Despite rumors to the contrary, search is alive and kicking. But, now that Google and other search engines have leveled the content landscape it is critical that information providers – and users as well – look beyond "search" to find the secrets to survival. Learn how Forrester Research sees the new search landscape. Matt Brown, Senior Analyst, will describe how information providers are responding to a sophisticated market with value-added products and services.
The 10TH EAHIL Conference is first ever EAHIL conference in Eastern Europe. Nearly 350 - 400 international medical librarians are expected to participate in this conference, to be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from September 11-16. The conference seeks to provide an exceptional opportunity of making new contacts, as well as renewing contacts in Western Europe.
BIBF is an indispensable arena for the Asian book business. The fair, to be held from August 30- 2 September, is organised by the China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation. It will occupy 6 halls of the China International Exhibition Centre.
The EFMC-XIXth International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (ISMC - 2006) is organised by the Turkish Association of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry under the auspices of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). The meeting will be held in Istanbul, TURKEY, from August 29 - September 02, 2006. The ISMC-2006 will focus on important new scientific and technological developments in the drug discovery process; particularly those relevant to medicinal chemistry. The meeting intends to create a forum for all scientists interested in medicinal chemistry and related fields.
The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is traditionally held annually in different parts of the globe. The conference will be held in Seoul , Korea, from August 20 – 24, with theme ‘Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society.’
As the world grows disillusioned with Google, many people are asking "what''s the future of search engines?" This is like asking in the 1970s, "what''s the future of records?". Digital music and iTunes made that question irrelevant. We're seeing a similar shift in the world of content. A new generation of content applications is changing the way people think about content and publishing, going far beyond what search engines do today. For example, what if you could find not just books, but paragraphs, sections and figures; then assemble the parts in any order, preview it and publish it to the web, PDF or mobile device, or even print 100 copies as a new book? Join us for an informative online seminar that will detail how the melding of XML, XQuery and full-text makes content applications possible, and how some of the world''s biggest publishers are using these technologies today. What you will learn: - What is a content application and what do you need to build one? - How content applications will revolutionize publishing, much like iTunes revolutionized the music industry. - How Web 2.0 will make everyone a contributor, a reviewer, and (implicitly) a recommender.
This course from The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers will deal with all aspects of outsourcing with practical advice for identifying what to outsource, and selecting and working with external, and particularly offshore, vendors.
This year's Academic and Professional Division conference, jointly organised with University College London, will explore the present and future role of Virtual Learning Environments in higher education and what the publisher’s role should be.
Academics and publishers will talk on the benefits and drawbacks of using and developing VLEs. An open discussion, led by Huw Morris, Manchester Metropolitan University, will then debate the issues.
ALA (American Library Association)will conduct its 2006 Annual Conference from June 24-27, at the New Orleans Convention Center. Knovel representative Bryan Keane will demonstrate the Knovel service at the Knovel booth (#3252).
This course from The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers introduces the common issues and tasks encountered in journal management and will enable delegates to build on their skills to be meet the day-to-day challenges of journal publishing and changing business models and editorial processes. The emphasis is on practical advice and guidance, and participants will be able to apply and integrate ideas and suggestions to help improve their own journals.
ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) will hold its 113th Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago from June 18-21. Donald Wulfinghoff, author of the Energy Efficiency Manual, will present "Moving Engineering Practice into the Classroom: Using the New Interactive References" on Monday, June 19th at 10:30 am during the Energy Conversion & Conservation Division session. Mr. Wulfinghoff will also give live demonstrations of the "Knovelized" version of the Energy Efficiency Manual at the Knovel booth (#812).
In this one day seminar we will examine the challenges posed to copyright law – and, indeed, to the very concept of copyright – by the Internet age. A range of experts will try to address the question of whether copyright is dead, whether it is still alive and kicking, or indeed whether the Internet makes copyright irrelevant, and what this all means for publishers.
The two-day seminar will feature presentations on Editorial Manager 5.0, Production Tracking, and a preview of new features of the next release (EM 6.0). Participants will have the chance to discuss EM with fellow users, and can also give feedback.
This interactive one-day workshop will explore ways in which library professionals can better promote their resources. The seminar will examine how best practices in marketing can be applied to a library situation. Conducted by Zuzana Helinsky, an independent marketing consultant and frequent speaker on the topic at library conferences, the seminar will include presentations, small group exercises, case studies, lunch and refreshments. The event is sponsored by CSA and Cranfield University. Places are strictly limited and are available on a first come first served basis.
In a pressured environment, creative approaches to marketing campaigns often suffer, which can result in the production of materials that lack imagination and impact. This course from The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers will provide marketing professionals with new ideas and a structured approach for using design and copy to generate high impact campaigns.
This one day conference will discuss the latest results on Oxford Journals' open access experiments.
The economies of most journals are still reliant on retaining and growing the number of subscribers, although the type of subscriber and the method of subscription is changing. It is, therefore, increasingly important to understand and ensure that customers' needs are being met in order to retain their business. This one day ALPSP seminar will focus on what works and what does not, what tactics should be employed and how technology can be put to greater use.
The 2006 Joint Assembly, a partnership between AGU, GS, MAS, MSA, SEG, and UGM is being held 23-26 May 2006 at the Baltimore Convention Center (CC), located at 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The Program Committee is developing a Union-wide science program that will cover topics in all areas of geophysical sciences. Located in the heart of Baltimore's booming downtown and Inner Harbor, the Joint Assembly is sure to offer exciting sessions and a relaxing atmosphere.
Publishing for Impact particularly speaks on the opportunities and challenges common to non-profit publishers. This year's conference ‘Shaping the Future of Non-Profit Publishing’ addresses the many difficult choices non-profit publishers confront in this era of rapid technological change. The conference will take place from May 22 – 24, 2006 at Washington, DC.
BookExpo America 2006 will be held at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center from May 18 - 21. the event is by far the single largest gathering of authors in the world making it the only meeting ground where so many professionals may come face to face with the writers who make their work possible. Similar in tradition to some of the most notable film festivals, BEA is a place to preview new releases as well as to meet the artists responsible for these releases.
The journals market is becoming more competitive, new business models are being introduced and technology is creating new marketing opportunities and challenges. This course from The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers takes the form of an interactive workshop that will use a variety of methods, including case studies, to examine some of the hot topics (such as Open Access) in the marketplace and review how to apply marketing techniques to generate sales and submissions.
The 6th International Publishers Association Copyright Symposium will take place on April 23-25, 2006 in Montreal. This symposium acts as a major forum on copyright, attracting publishers, experts and NGO representatives who come to exchange their views on the current international issues regarding copyright.
This two-day, information-intensive event to be held from April 3-5, 2006 at San Francisco, CA, is produced by The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM). The event aims to help information professionals explore trends and techniques for multi-purposing and reusing information.
As the publishing environment encounters new challenges in the Open Access model, researchers need to gain an understanding of the opportunities as well as threats offered by this novel paradigm. The conference, to be held at Star Hotel, Lund, Sweden, will gather authoritative opinion on these issues and offer an opportunity to participate in lectures and educational workshops in various areas related to authors publishing. The conference is intended to broaden researchers understanding and knowledge of the rapid changes in the scientific communication and publishing area and its possible implications on the research community.
This international conference will be held from March 29 - 31, 2006, at Golm, Germany. The conference aims to bring together the various initiatives and major players within the open access movement. Key notes, lectures and short presentations will cover a wide range of subjects, among other topics like "open access for cultural heritage", "open access to scientific (raw) data", "the future of journal and non-journal publishing", "authors' attitudes towards open access", "new forms of scholarly communications".
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) offers programmes for those involved in publishing learned journals and books. The ALPSP will conduct the 22nd International Learned Journals Seminar at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, on March 31, 2006.
Content Management systems have come down in price and industry standards mean publishers do not face being ‘locked in' to a specific vendor and proprietary format. Whether you publish journals, magazines, directories or books, you need to be aware of and able to evaluate the benefits of a structured approach to publishing information. Is it worth the investment? Is it simply a cost-saving tool or are there revenue benefits as well? Are there standard procedures to follow? Speakers will present a series of case studies and there will be plenty of time for questions.
The phrase 'Web 2.0' looks like it will soon top the internet buzzword charts. If you haven't yet heard of Web 2.0, you soon will. If you have heard of it, you might already be rolling your eyes. How much of Web 2.0 is real and how much is hype? What do publishers and societies need to know about Web 2.0? This update will explain the concepts behind Web 2.0 using real examples of how Web 2.0 technologies are currently being used by scholars, librarians and the broader commercial world.