The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) is one of the leading international conferences in digital libraries research. ICADL 2007, to be held from December 10-13, 2007, will provide a forum for sharing ideas, research results and experiences in digital libraries, related technologies and associated practical and social issues. Participants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Previous conferences have included practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers from a variety of disciplines such as computer science/information technology, library and information sciences, archival and museum studies, knowledge management, and many areas in the social sciences and humanities. The theme of ICADL 2007 will be "Asian Digital libraries: Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers".
An applied introduction to strategic planning, focusing on the practical skills and essential tools needed by senior managers to devise and deliver a successful plan appropriate for their publishing organization, whether this be a learned society, university press or professional body. The course, to be held from December 6-7, will enable delegates to match strategy to vision and assess current strategic strengths and weaknesses.
The Online Information Conference is the world's no. 1 conference for the information industry. The conference provides a forum dedicated to learning, debate, professional development, technology reviews and assessments, expert discussion as well as case-study presentations and the sharing of research results and opinion. The 2006 conference attracted over 800 delegates from over 45 countries across all continents.
The Workshop's orientation is essentially hands-on, it is sought to share experiences and results of analysis within every different sector, and it aims to be an exceptional forum to present some conclusions on the future of contents and the Internet. The Workshop aims to bring both national and international experts together to deal with topics such as legal advice, technologies and contents development. The CALSI 2007 International Workshop will take place in Valencia on the 14 -16 November, in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. In this edition the main subjects of the Workshop will be the following: - The electronic administratiton - Open Access to Science - The future of digital information services - Electronic journals: characteristics, present and future
Join us Thursday, November 8th to hear perspectives on agile publishing from David Worlock, Chief Research Fellow at Outsell, Inc. and Howard Ratner, Chief Technology Officer of Nature Publishing Group. “The Agile Publishing Imperative: Accelerate the Creation of Information Products” is for publishing executives who want to learn more about agile publishing and how it can help them become more nimble and powerful in the information marketplace. Come have breakfast at the Four Seasons and hear more from these two information industry insiders. Cost is complimentary.
At Taxonomy Boot Camp, attendees will learn how to know when a taxonomy is needed, about options for categorization, and how to develop a classification system. The structured curriculum will cover topics including how to make a “build or buy” decision, how to build a taxonomy framework, how to apply metadata and taxonomy principles, and how to manage and maintain the information in a taxonomy. Participants will also study governance issues and learn how to integrate a taxonomy with search and content management systems for maximum effectiveness and ROI.
The Thomson Scientific User Group will be meeting at BT in Ipswich November 15th for a one day event. On the agenda: (1)statistical analysis of patents (2)free patent information on the web (3)Updates from TS re Thomson Innovation and Prous Integrity (4)A live demo of Anavist by CAS If you would like to attend, please contact either John Bullen at BP or Maj Thorn at AstraZeneca. This meeting is open to UK participants interested in Derwent information and patents.
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.
The Summit will address major trends and drivers in the healthcare communications market, the role of the Internet and other new technologies in CME (continuing medical education), the wealth of medical portals, and the transformation of the traditional pharmaceutical marketing channels including direct to consumer (DTC), direct to physician (DTP), e-detailing and e-sampling. The Summit will cover the highly fragmented healthcare communications market and the impact of the private equity players and innovative strategics who are transforming the healthcare communications landscape. The Summit is a one-day, not-for-profit event with an attendance fee of $995. Contact Sam@mediabankers.com for invitation and information.
The Allen Press Editorial Seminar is for people involved in the day-to-day processes of getting a journal into the hands of readers. Whether your journal is printed or online or both, the Allen Press Editorial Seminar is a workshop designed for the editorial office staff. Our 2007 Seminar, to be held in our hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, is another “must attend” for journal and magazine publishers and editors. Past topics have included best practices in modern prepress workflow, file preparation, and best online practices, to name a few. The 2007 seminar will bring new solutions to many of the challenges faced by editorial offices today. October 3–5, 2007.
The Allen Press Editorial Seminar is designed for society and association editorial staff involved in the day-to-day process of publishing. This annual, three-day event will provide insight and information about best practices in modern prepress workflow, file preparation, managing evolving technology, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and share ideas with editorial staff from a wide range of disciplines. The Seminar will offer solutions to the many challenges faced by editorial offices today. Join us at the historic Eldridge Hotel in beautiful downtown Lawrence, KS, October 3-5. Mark you calendars, now! Registration will begin in August.
The media and blogosphere continue to buzz about new online players threatening the turf of traditional publishers. These include Amazon’s CreateSpace service, which puts publishing directly into the author’s hands. What can information providers do when Google and Amazon have agile technology infrastructures and scalability that they simply don’t have yet? Plenty, according to Outsell, a leading information industry market research and analysis firm. Publishers still have the advantage when it comes to authoritative content and marketing authors. Additionally, new tools are making agile publishing processes easier to implement. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear recent findings and insight on the Googleplex and CreateSpace from Outsell’s Chief Analyst Leigh Watson Healy, and Director and Lead Analyst Ned May. BONUS: All attendees will receive a copy of Outsell's latest report "Google as Publisher: Is Google Poised for a New Push into the Information Industry?"
Identify and connect with new markets for health content. Health content is being viewed differently, used differently and valued differently. And that means you have to position, package and promote your content differently. This one-day conference will show you how and provide the marketplace for you to connect with the most important new players in the industry today. You'll see how content providers are working with new technology partners and distribution channels to create richer, more sophisticated products that meet the needs of the 21st century healthcare market, both professional and consumer. You’ll learn the new tools of the trade, new ways of doing business and new ways of thinking. You’ll find new direction, new opportunities and new business partners.
The premiere Academic Journals Exhibitions will be held in six major cities in China. The event seeks to provide a unique platform to showcase your content and resources, in print as well as online, directly to academics and researchers throughout mainland China. More details available at www.charlesworth.com/AJE
Open Publish 2007 will focus on management and implementation issues relating to publishing technology based on open standards. With the objective of fostering a greater sense of community for managers, developers and production staff, the conference aims to offer the informal collaboration of a user group combined with presentations from the leading thinkers and practitioners in publishing.
The Public Knowledge Project is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. The first international PKP conference seeks to promote and celebrate the quality use of the PKP open source software suite – Open Journal Systems (OJS); Open Conference Systems (OCS); and the Open Archives Harvester. The conference will appeal to all segments of the PKP community: software developers and technical support specialists; journal publishers, editors, and staff; librarians; and researchers in scholarly publishing. Prospective and first time users of OJS and other PKP software will be able to learn more about the systems and establish contacts with the PKP community.
The 2 day meeting (June 28-29) is an interactive forum to exchange ideas, identify desired product enhancements, discuss industry trends, and network with peers. EMUG is open to those who currently use or plan to use Editorial Manager.
Open Access publishing is no longer just an idea – it’s a reality, with a growing number of publishers working with a variety of OA publishing models. In this seminar the speakers are not just publishers, but librarians and researchers too.
The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities. All domains–academic, government, industry, and others–are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees.
"Openness" is a broad philosophical as well as technical tenet that underlies much of the innovation in the creation and consumption of internet technologies, which are in turn transforming scholarly communications and publishing across the disciplines and around the world. Elpub 2007, to be held from June 13-15, 2007, is devoted to examining the full spectrum of ‘openness’ in digital publishing, from open source applications for content creation to open distribution of content, and open standards to facilitate sharing and open access. The goal is to reach a deeper understanding of the changing nature of scholarly communications enabled by open peer-to-peer production and networked knowledge.
The 10th International Symposium for Information Science in Cologne, Germany, will be held from May 30 - June 1 under the general topic Open Innovation - New Perspectives in the Context of Information and Knowledge? Openness as a general guideline has many dimensions in its relation to innovative processes in science and economy. New forms of cooperation and collaboration have become a critical factor for the production of information and knowledge. At the same time new models for the utilization of knowledge evolve in reaction to social and economic change.
This seminar will present an overview of some innovative business models and offer an insight into which might be applicable for publishers. Presentations will also look at the issue from the perspective of libraries and subscription agents, who themselves face considerable change.
The 13th annual conference of INFORUM that deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes will be held from May 22 to May 24, 2007 in Prague. Since 2003 it has become the main event in this field in the Central and Eastern Europe. The conference is attended especially by information professionals from special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, physicians, lawyers, university teachers and students.
The 13th annual conference of INFORUM deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes. Since 2003 the original territorial focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been expanded to the other Central and Eastern European countries and it has become the main event in this field in the region. The conference is attended especially by information professionals from special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, physicians, lawyers, university teachers and students.
The Intensive Course is the premier training course for those working in STM journal publishing and is applicable to the career development needs of students from throughout the world. It seeks to provide a serious grounding in all aspects of learned journal publishing, and emphasises on understanding in depth the various publishing functions.
This seminar looks at the opportunities and challenges facing the smaller publisher or society in the complex Asian markets. It will include a business update on emerging trends in key regions and demonstrate how a greater reach into the Asian markets can be achieved with limited resources.
9-11 May 2007. Biennial all-Spain conference on Libraries and Information Centres is organised by Spanish Federation of LIS Associations.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is offering a free seminar on how society publishers can make the most of book fairs on April 16, 2007. The one hour seminar is part of the London Book Fair seminar programme. Three publishing professionals will share their experience of how to get the most out of book fairs from three differing perspectives - logistics and representation at book fairs; the sale and licensing of rights; and the presentation of support services such as distribution.
This one day conference focuses on the world of research communication – what is happening, how researchers work and communicate, what they need. An invaluable opportunity for publishers to learn about the environment in which they need to operate if they are to continue to add real value for their customers.
The title of this year’s seminar is “All Together Now: Scholarly Communication and the Power of Online Communities.” The keynote speaker will be Jaron Lanier, featured in the 2006 New York Times Magazine’s, 6th Annual Year in Ideas issue, for his essay titled, “Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism.”
A one day introduction to basic book publishing, marketing, and financial strategies for nonprofits with a particular emphasis on associations and societies.
ALPSP one day seminar: Understanding your customers is vital to developing your business. Publishers have many different customers – authors, libraries and end-users; particularly in an electronic environment, all interactions with customers provide potentially valuable information. This information has to be obtained with care, to avoid irritating customers; it is an enormously useful resource and can help publishers of all sizes to identify under-exploited or even completely new opportunities. The seminar will be of value not only to marketing staff, but also to those in both editorial and customer service roles.
Publishers are facing a world that blends content and technology services together with contributions from individuals and institutions into powerful new contexts that are changing how their markets use and pay for their products and services. These changes are forcing content companies to change their ideas of howto make money in publishing faster than ever before. The Spring ASIDIC meeting features speakers who will consider the many facets of the issues facing the industry today.
This conference, to be held from February 15 – 16, will discuss and provide policy options for scientific publishing under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and in the European Research Area (ERA). Hosted by the European Commission, the conference is targeted at stakeholders concerned with access, dissemination and preservation issues in connection with scientific publication and data.
This seminar, to be held from February 5-7, 2007, will provide a forum for discussions about the publication of supplemental digital content to journals, the implications of that content for the development and evolution of the interactive journal, and the end-user experience. Panels and speakers will include Librarians, Editors, and Publishers, who will provide their unique perspectives on the subject.
The annual congregation for UK commercial and society publishers sponsored by the PA, ALPSP and STM in a format that allows time for debate, concluding with an informal reception
APE 2007 is about Innovation & Publishing. Next to keeping up to date with recent and expected developments, APE 2007, be held from January 23-24, 2007, will present case studies of how to implement new strategies in the organisation and how to gain the knowledge necessary. Many small and medium-sized organisations have a traditional operation lacking extensive budget or staff to initiate implementation.
This one day conference will address the current state of studies in scholarly user behaviour, and provide a forum where evidence rather than assumptions will form the basis for a greater understanding of trends in this area.