Join Allen Press' professional staff for this last in the series of educational on hour long webinars for the editorial office, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Preprints have gained in popularity as scholarly publishers strive to disseminate information to researchers more quickly, choosing not to wait for the printed publication. The model used for distribution, however, varies widely from publisher to publisher. In this session, we’ll explore several of the models used by publishers today and evaluate the merits of each. We’ll also look at common drivers and benefits of offering preprints and helpful tips for managing your preprint program.
Join Allen Press' professional staff for the third, one hour seminar starting at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. These days everyone is looking for ways to trim costs and increase efficiency. Often publishers feel they are faced with decisions that pit the need to reduce expenses against meeting readers’ needs and preferred formats. It doesn’t have to be an either-or proposition. This webinar will explore suggestions for managing the cost of print production, implementing cost-saving techniques for your editorial office, and combining technologies to provide flexible delivery of your content to meet a variety of reader preferences.
How do you make the change to 'green' publishing? Is it worth your while? How do you ensure that your costs do not escalate as a result? How do you engage your staff?
The global acceptance of wireless mobile devices for communication and accessing information has grown to the point that the technology is now at the cusp of transforming the information industry. Cell phones, smart phones, netbooks and e-book readers are becoming essential conduits to information. Todays top-end smart phones are as powerful - by the computational calculation speeds of their processors - as were the worlds fastest supercomputer of only two-decades ago. This meeting will provide an overview of the current acceptance of mobile devices as an Internet access tool, along with case studies of information providers who are currently offering mobile-ready content. It will look at the challenges that must be met in content preparation and adapting to diverse technology infrastructures, and will discuss some of the new business practices and policies that are emerging as publishers and librarians experiment with providing mobile delivery of content. In closing, we will take a look at how this new delivery channel will evolve over the next five years.
Join Allen Press' professional staff for this second in a series of one hour webinars for the editorial office, starting at 11:00 Central Time. Digital, or “soft,” proofing is the key to expediting proofing, communication, and file processing. Kodak’s InSite software is an effective means of moving your jobs through production faster, eliminating opportunities for error, confusion, or delay. This session will illustrate how soft proofing works—including how to upload files, how it differs from conventional proofing, and how it can be a great tool for collaboration and tracking changes.
Join Allen Press' professional staff at 11:00 a.m. Central Time, for the first of four, one hour webinars. Communicating complex instructions and corrections to authors, editors, and typesetters amid the noise of busy schedules, hectic work spaces, and cramped margins can be challenging. If you’ve ever struggled to read someone’s notes in the margin of a manuscript or yearned for fewer stacks of paper on your desk, Annotating PDFs is the answer. This webinar will focus on how to use PDFs to improve efficiency and enhance communication for better results. It will cover basic and advanced tools, viewing options, printing options, and more. Implementing this practice is another step toward a truly digital workflow. Learn how annotating PDFs saves time and money and increases accuracy.
RSuite is a content management system for publishers. The RSuite User Conference is a 1-day forum for current users and prospective users to come together and learn from past experiences, hear our architects discuss best practices, and preview the product roadmap. This year's conference is split into 2 tracks: business and technical. Business users can hear case studies from leading publishers while technical users can dive into RSuite's architecture, extensions, and customizations.
Detecting and managing plagiarism has always been a problem for authors, readers and publishers. The same technology that enables easy access and use of content also has made it easier to identify cases of plagiarism. Amongst other things this seminar will explore the technologies available for detecting potential cases of plagiarism and their practical application to the publishing.
16-19 September 2009. The conference will address physical and moral integrity in science communication as well as editorial independence and responsibilities. Plenary and parallel sessions.
The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association and the DOAJ/Lund University Libraries are pleased to announce the1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, which will be held at the Scandic Star hotel in Lund, Sweden from the 14th to the 16th of September. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from many leading figures within the open access publishing movement, and to participate in workshops that will highlight a number of important issues related to open access publishing. Participants who are members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association are invited to participate in the first Annual General Meeting of OASPA, which will be held in the afternoon on September 16th following the end of the conference.
Satellite events at the Sixth Peer Review Congress, Vancouver Workshop: Key guidelines for reporting health research studies Target audience: editors and peer reviewers of medical research journals 2nd EQUATOR Annual Lecture presented by Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in Chief of The Lancet. Lecture is free, everyone welcome.
Residential conference for all involved in scholarly publishing. Topical and wide-ranging programme with excellent networking opportunities.
The conference will address the issues and editorial office must deal with on a regular basis are similar no matter the size or scope of the office set up. 1 day with keynotes, choice of breakouts and workshops with social networking time. Attendees will be managing & technical editors, copy editors, office management, and members of the publishing community.
Two conferences sponsored by the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, entitled “The Professional Editorial Office 2009,” will be held in Baltimore, MD, USA, August 4 & 5 and in Oxford, UK, August 25. Both meetings will focus on topical issues that editorial offices face on a regular basis. The conferences are structured to maximize learning through small group discussions, interactive workshops, in-depth keynote presentations, and targeted breakouts. The Baltimore conference theme is “Managing your Journal – in Print and Online.” The European meeting will focus on Managing Ethical Issues & Ensuring Best Practices in Peer Review”. More information and a brochure can be found at http://ismte.org/conferences2009.html
The conference will address the issues and editorial office must deal with on a regular basis are similar no matter the size or scope of the office set up. 1.5 days with keynotes, choice of breakouts and workshops with social networking time. Attendees will be managing & technical editors, copy editors, office management, and members of the publishing community.
Experts from computer games, general book publishing, newspapers, content providers for mobile devices and magazines all show how they are using online communities and social networking to drive their businesses.
This free RIN event will look at the findings of the 'E-journals: their use, value and impact' report, which takes an in-depth look at how researchers in the UK use electronic journals, the value they bring to universities and research institutions and the contribution they make to research productivity, quality and outcomes. Aimed at scholarly publishers, university librarians, higher education policy makers and researchers, this event will offer fresh insights on the use and value of e-journals and provide a networking opportunity for delegates from diverse arenas. Key speakers include Richard Gedye, Research Manager at Oxford University Press, Professor David Nicholas and Dr Ian Rowlands of the Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at University College London and Michael Jubb, Director of the RIN.
One day Seminar: New metrics characterising different facets of scholarly communication are emerging at an ever increasing rate. This seminar will explore the evolution of Impact Metrics, examining strengths and weaknesses and the implications in a society increasingly focussed on measuring research quality.
Hosted by the NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), this annual conference has been largely viewed as being a dynamic engine for research and development as well as scientific data management and integration worldwide. This year's conference will be structured around the data ‘lifecycle.’ The conference will address issues ranging from integration in published outputs and re-purposing, to hosting, archiving and preservation.
The three-day conference, which is focused on variety of aspects concerning the use of electronic information resources in research, development, education and business, is attended by information specialists from public and special libraries, corporate sector and government agencies. The conference is the main event in this field in our country and in 2003 we extended it's focus also to countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
A 2 day conference that will demonstrate winning strategies to help you enhance your profit margins and make your business recession proof. Featuring case studies that focus on how to generate new revenue streams through innovative business models.
Cases Network is changing the way that doctors' knowledge and experience of medical cases can be used and shared. We are hosting an academic meeting to examine the role of individual patients' stories in everyday practice, and how case reports can help to place the patient and their experiences at the centre of healthcare. This meeting brings together medical leaders who will teach delegates more about how the traditional case report has been reinvigorated through online publication. Attendees will learn how narrative medicine and case reports can complement evidence-based medicine, how stories can teach us much more than surveys alone, and how web 2.0 technologies are changing the future of health care. Other topics covered will include the role of case reports in sharing knowledge on drug side effects, the relevance of case reports to GPs, and the benefit of case reports in the developing world.
For 19 years, this course had held the premier place in publishing training. The course aims to provide a serious grounding in all aspects of learned journal publishing. The emphasis is on understanding in-depth the various publishing functions. 11- 15 May 2009
Will provide scholarly publishing executives and senior managers with insights into current challenges & opportunities from. Topics include: communicating with the government, online piracy, publishing and the academy,public access to information, subscription fraud, the semantic wave and more. April 28 - 30, 2009
The seminar is aimed at managers in scholarly publishing with an investment or interest in E-Books. Editorial, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Production. Topics include: E-Book Trends: An Industry Analysts's Viewpoint, Usingsing E-Books now - Librarians provide insight into the good,the bad, and the not so bad, E-Books opening up new print possibilities, Which E-Book readers really make the difference and more. Day long seminar
The JISC national e-books observatory is the largest research project of its kind ever undertaken to understand the impact of making course text e-books freely available at the point of use to students. As the project draws to a close, this session will examine what has been learnt so far and what is still to be learnt about the impact on publishers, academic libraries and, most importantly, end users of making essential course text available electronically.
The shifting landscape of journal publishing requires strategies that will assure a brighter future following uncertain economic times. Join us in Washington, DC, for this one day seminar, at the National Press Club, to learn practical solutions for reducing costs, generating revenue and staying connected with members and subscribers, old and new.
Planning for the future in these uncertain times doesn’t need to be an excursion into an unknown wilderness. Charting and mapping out your course is a time-consuming but necessary part of preparing for your publication’s future. Due diligence is indispensable as you search for new revenue sources and cost-saving efficiencies while managing financial adversity. Retaining and gaining members and subscribers are part of a well-rounded strategy to circumvent financial challenges. The sessions at this seminar will provide you with the information you need to weather the storm.
The premier training course designed for those needing a great understanding of the journal publishing business as a whole. Providing serious grounding in all aspects of international journal publishing with an Asian dimension. 1 - 4 March 2009
A one day seminar: What is the growing importance of national consortia and how are these mega-deals impacting on both publishers and librarians? What is happening in developing markets? For publishers already working within or looking to break into the consortia market, librarians, consortia staff and agents.
The swift and successful rise of eBooks has been a game-changer in the publishing industry. Learn how to leverage that success in this 30-minute webinar. Two leading eBook experts will discuss reasons for the explosive growth of the eBook market and what publishers must do to stay competitive in 2009 and beyond.
The ASA Conference 2009 is being held on the 16th and 17th February and features 17 compelling and highly respected speakers from across the industry. The full programme and booking form is now live on the ASA website. A special rate is available to ASA members. Non-members booking before January 16th can also take advantage of a special early-bird discount. For the first time we are also offering a special rate for librarians with a discount of just under 30% off the full-rate. We are anticipating good attendance at this conference and places are limited so early booking is advised.
The British Library is hosting a digital conference called the Digital Lives Research Conference at the British Library in London February 9-11, 2009. The event, hosted by the Digital Lives Research Project and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, will examine how libraries and archives can support individuals who wish to organise, preserve and transfer their personal digital archives.
A 2-day event for journal editors-in-chief, editorial board members, etc. The course programme includes how to attract the best authors, how to deliver what readers want, and how to make a journal successful. It is highly participatory, and feedback shows that the opportunity to discuss issues with peers is a valuable component of the event. It is based on a course that has been run successfully for 12 years, but was restricted to medical editors.