Free workshop organised by Association of Learning Technology (ALT): improving provision and services for learners by aggregating and using ‘learner behaviour data’
The Online Information Conference is the world's no. 1 conference for the information industry. Attracting over 900 delegates from over 40 countries, 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.
This seminar will explore the process of launching new journals and some of the traits of successful launches, including how some publishers have responded to the changing pressures and opportunities in today's academic market. Speakers will explain some of the different business models now available for new launches and how to determine what is right for your proposal. The seminar is aimed at anyone thinking about launching a journal or wondering how to provide a publication outlet for an emerging field.
Health Content08 brings together publishers from all sectors of the health publishing industry and includes sessions on innovations in evidence-based medicine, consumer-driven healthcare, patient education, personalized medicine information products and more. Nov. 12-13, 2008.
The EU-funded ACTIVE ('Enabling the knowledge powered enterprise') and MUSING ('Multi-industry, semantic-based next generation business intelligence') projects are organising a workshop on ontology-supported business intelligence (OBI'08) on 26 and 27 October in Karlsruhe, Germany. The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academic and commercial backgrounds in this emerging application area for semantic technology. It will also serve as a facilitator for bringing business intelligence and data mining research closer to the semantic web community.
This workshop aims to provide delegates with a 'how to..' guide to ethical publishing. Speakers will cover the key ethical issues that biological, biomedical, and clinical journals should consider in order to be ethically robust. In addition, speakers will address the process of implementing such policies, including how to decide if adopting a specific policy is right for your journal, how to do it, what the implications are, and how to communicate your policies to your authors and readers.
The NFAIS Committee on Usage Statistics is organising a one-day meeting, Usage Statistics: New Developments and Practical Applications, to be held on October 21, 2008 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY from 9:00am to 4:30pm. This meeting - the third in a successful series launched in 2004 - will look at some of the new developments that have emerged since 2006, as well as the current practical applications of usage statistics. It will open with an update on the progress made by the two key standards for the creation and harvesting of usage statistics – Project COUNTER and SUSHI. The event will look at the current relationship between COUNTER and SUSHI and how these standards will move together in the future. Publishers and librarians will present case studies on how they currently gather, analyze and make informed decisions based upon the data that usage statistics provide. Of equal importance, they will highlight the pitfalls that must be avoided throughout the process so that the statistics are not unintentionally misused. Register now as seating is limited. Registration Discount Available Through October 3rd.
Whether you are a provider of humanities information products and services or a librarian responsible for offering access to humanities resources, this NFAIS one-day programme will provide you with a better understanding of the digital initiatives and newly-emerging web-based resources in this field. While the meeting has a humanities information context, the programme content is applicable to all information providers and librarians. The event is scheduled for October 20, 2008 at the state-of-the-art Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Manhattan, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Register soon, as seating is limited. For more information, contact Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is not only the meeting point for the business, it is also the world's largest marketplace for trading in publishing rights and licenses. 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.
October 15 - 19
The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Inc. (SPIE) is hosting an online conference to reduce the carbon footprint of technology transfer. The SPIE Environmental Nanotechnology will present 18 speakers in a live conference on October 15 with tracks on Pollution and Energy Reduction and Environmental Sensing.
The practicalities of dealing with unfamiliar markets can be daunting for smaller publishers and learned societies with limited resources - and thus a real challenge. For those who take the initiative, however, the benefits of working in such a diverse and demanding region as East Europe are proportionately great. During this meeting, representatives from smaller and larger publishers will give an insight into how to increase your global reach in the region, including how to source agents and local reps if This meeting will be of particular interest to management in small and medium size publishers, as well as their specialist sales and marketing staff. It will also appeal to those responsible for the editorial content of journals and books.
Best Practices & Innovative Solutions: Blueprint for Sustainable Publications, an Allen Press Seminar, will be held October 1-3, 2008, at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. This seminar, formerly called the Allen Press Editorial Seminar, is designed for editorial office staff involved in the day-to-day process of getting a publication to readers as well as for individuals making decisions about publishing. The scope of the Best Practices & Innovative Solutions seminar has been expanded to cover broader publishing and association management topics which will be covered with full day sessions that will run concurrently with the AllenTrack/PeerTrack User Group on Wednesday. Registration opens July 7.
The International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Application is being held in Berlin from 22 to 26 September 2008. The conference will focus on metadata for semantic and social applications.
New international conference for the learned publishing community incorporating ALPSP Awards and AGM.
One of Europe's largest science festivals will visit Liverpool, European Capital of Culture '08, from 6 - 11 September. Organized by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the Festival of Science is one of the UK's biggest Science Festivals. Annually, it attracts around 400 of the best scientists and science communicators from home and abroad who reveal the latest developments in research to a general audience, at a week long event held at a different location each September.
Sustaining our environment is important to our future. Members, readers, and subscribers want to know what organizations are doing to do their part. At this informative free workshop, you’ll learn about sustainability programs such as the Forestry Stewardship Council, renewable energy sources, low- and no-VOC- emission inks and solvents, and digital workflows to reduce paper waste. Find out how easy it can be to “green” your publication and demonstrate to your members, readers, and subscribers that you are a responsible global citizen.
Hosted by Allen Press. Registration is free for up to two representatives per organization. Includes lunch, compliments of The Charlesworth Group. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants.
As publishers consider revamping their online publishing infrastructures, they are increasingly looking to new technologies like XML databases, RDF triple stores and XML-aware fulltext indexing engines. Hear how publishers are using Mark Logic Server, Exist, Jens and Lucene/Solr in order to provide a more flexible and robust infrastructure for their future online publishing needs.
The EQUATOR Network (http://www.equator-network.org/) is a new international initiative that aims to improve the reliability of scientific publications by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. We would like to invite you the the EQUATOR Network Launch Meeting that will also include 1st EQUATOR Annual Lecture presented by Sir Iain Chalmers. Date: Thursday 26 June 2008; 10:00 - 17:00h The meeting will focus on better understanding of problems associated with health research reporting and use of reporting guidelines and on finding potential solutions that can lead to the improvement of the health research literature. Excellent speakers, stimulating topics and great opportunity for networking promise an exciting meeting that should not be missed.
The Annual Meeting of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) convenes in Montreal June 26-29, 2008. Changes brought about by an emerging digital publishing culture will inform many of the panels, as well as the conversations among more than 500 attendees from around the world. The three-day conference is packed with more than forty scheduled sessions and roundtables.
1.Licensing Digital Content (Level 2) 2.Effective Editorial Journal Management (Level 2) 3.Strategic Journals Finance (Level 2) All courses begin at 9:00 AM and finish at approximately 5:00 PM. Continental breakfast, lunch and coffee/snack breaks are included.
The 14th annual conference of INFORUM deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes. The conference is internationally-attended - 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.
MLA’s annual meeting, to be held from May 16-21 at Chicago, is an opportunity to present and discuss papers, posters, applied research, and important issues in health sciences information management. The event gives MLA members and affiliated professionals a chance to share ideas, hear from experts, see the latest products, network, and socialize.
A 2 day conference revealing cutting-edge strategies for digital publishers. This intensive event focuses exclusively on state-of-the-art innovation, revealing how agile publishers can increase profitability, win new customers, build community, protect revenues and monetise content by exploiting - new technologies - new business models - new customer behaviours and expectations
The Real World: Real Strategies for Keeping Members, Subscribers, and Searchers from Clicking Away Publishers continually face new and changing realities as the digital world dramatically influences user expectations. Search engines continue to be an impetus for Article, rather than Issue, discovery. Measuring user behavior past the first article viewed is critical. Join us for this one-day event as we discuss selling content at the article level, measuring the true impact and use of your offerings, protecting the integrity of your content, and the effects of the digital age on society membership.
The London Book Fair is a trade event dedicated to providing the best forum to meet new and established domestic and international business contacts in the publishing industry. The fair is attended by publishers, ranging from small to medium size as well as the larger publishing houses, all conducting rights business, export and national sales. The Fair is attended by domestic and foreign booksellers as well as Library and Information Professionals and production, distribution, technical and creative professionals. The is Fair will be held from April 14-16, 2008 at Earls Court London.
JISC, the British Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are organising a joint workshop on 7th April 2008 at the British Library Conference Centre. The intention is to bring together the relevant projects and report on progress to date. It is also hoped that the workshop will lead to collective recommendations for future areas of research and development. The workshop should in addition further our understanding of and provide insight into a number of specific types of digital objects, including documents, images, software, scientific data, government records and e-learning objects.
Half Day Technology Update: The industry has long known that the average amount of time researchers spend reading individual articles has decreased as the number of articles has increased. This ALPSP Technology Update shows how some publishers are using podcasts, the semantic web and data/text mining technologies in order to help researchers.
Sustaining our environment is important to our future. Members, readers, and subscribers want to know how organizations are doing their part. At this informative free workshop, you’ll learn about sustainability solutions such as the Forestry Stewardship Council, renewable energy sources, low- and no-VOC–emission inks and solvents, and digital workflows that reduce paper waste. Find out how easy it can be to “green” your publication and demonstrate to your members, readers, and subscribers that you are a responsible global citizen. Hosted by Allen Press. Registration is free for up to 2 representatives per organization. Includes lunch, compliments of The Charlesworth Group. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Two opportunities to attend this free, three hour workshop! The March 18th workshop will be held in Chicago, IL, and the March 19th workshop will be held in Alexandria, VA.
Book publishing, both online and in print, is being transformed by the internet and digital printing. The opportunity to maximise impact and meet income targets has never been better. Each speaker will use proven examples to discuss the different angles that, together, will help you determine a practical strategy for your own book publishing programme, whether large or small. Editorial and marketing managers who work with books within the publishing arm of a society, non-profit organisation or other scholarly, mission-driven, publishing operations will especially benefit from this seminar.
This seminar will look at the different ways that journals structure and utilise their editorial boards. This seminar is targeted at editors, managing editors and publishers involved in editorial, and sales and marketing. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and colleagues on how to make the most of this valuable resource.
The first INSOURCE 2008 conference (February 5-6, 2008) will be focused on professional information resources and their use in business, knowledge management, marketing, market research, competitive intelligence etc. Unlike many other events the INSOURCE will put stress on the information contents available via the Internet rather than information technologies. The target group for INSOURCE are mainly risk managers, marketing specialists, business researchers, financial officers, market analysts, strategic managers, knowledge management professionals, content managers and information specialists.
The SIIA Information Industry Summit conference features global thought-leaders offering their unique perspectives on the industry. This annual Summit of industry leaders, taking place January 30-31, 2008 in New York City, is one of very few forums providing strategic guidance to senior business leaders representing publishers, content technology companies, bankers, analysts and press. As a speaker or attendee, you will join your peers for an open dialogue around the transformation of the digital world.
Hundreds of leaders of SLA, its chapters, divisions, sections, caucuses and committees will come together at this year's annual summit, to be held from January 23-26 at Louisville. The event will not only help one to learn skills to prepare for the year ahead but will also contribute to shaping the plans for the Centennial Year. New technologies will be introduced and showcased.
APE conferences provide an independent and international platform where authors, editors, scientists, librarians, teachers, learned and professional societies and associations, scientific societies, funding agencies, politicians and policy makers, academic, educational and professional publishers, subscription agencies and booksellers, recruiting agencies, library schools, publishing academies as well as technology providers can present visions and views, exchange experiences and discuss opportunities and challenges. APE 2008 is the third Conference about publishing in Europe. The Conference will present insight views, best practices and new developments in the context of the Internet, electronic publishing and technology.
This semiannual conference held by the American Library Association (ALA), SPARC and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will introduce emerging issues in scholarly communication or explore paths for implementing new policies. The forum, which is open to all ALA meeting registrants, features a panel of experts who will present and discuss questions from the audience.