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ALPSP launches new redundancy support package -

ALPSP is launching a new redundancy support package from January 2021. This will apply to any individuals who are made redundant from a member organisation allowing them continued access to all member services and support for up to one year, at no additional cost. A new reduced rate is also being introduced from 2021 for Retired Members.

A new mentorship scheme is due to commence in February 2021. This aims to connect early career and mid career publishers with a wider network of colleagues and offer these groups the possibility of learning from, and sharing experiences with, more experienced colleagues. The scheme will encourage collaborative learning between the mentor and mentee where both will benefit from the dialogue, and share knowledge, insights and experiences. ALPSP invites members to get involved as either a mentor or mentee, by applying online before the deadline of January 20, 2021.

The ALPSP training programme has been expanded to cover an extensive range of topics from peer-review, product development and lean technologies to management, marketing and editorial. All training will be run virtually from February 2021 and designed to be as interactive as possible with breakout groups, pre-course work, polls, Q&As and opportunities for networking and discussion.

ALPSP is delighted to be running a number of webinars with expert speakers discussing key issues facing the scholarly publishing industry. Webinars are free to access for ALPSP members and are available to watch on demand for all registrants. Themes include ‘cOAlition S’, ‘Scholarly Publishing: Resilience as an opportunity for transformation’, ‘Progress on OA Agreements with Libraries and Consortia’ and ‘Preprints’.

Recent collaborative work in the industry was also announced earlier in December 2020 in the follow-up to the ‘Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S’ project. More information can be found in the full press release: ‘cOAlition S: New project to review progress on transformative Open Access agreements between library consortia and smaller independent publishers’.

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