Facing up to the challenge

Bespoke London venue to host second annual Research Information event, Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle 2018

Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2017, this one-day conference provides a unique environment for the three stakeholder groups within scholarly communication – publishers, librarians and academics – to discuss the issues they face in the creation, dissemination and use of scholarly research The forum is organised by Research

Information magazine, in partnership with Info International. This one-day conference will use the

results of an industry survey (Challenges in Scholarly Publishing 2018) as the starting point for a day of interactive workshops – with each delegate attending focused sessions on publisher, librarian and academic perspectives. Delegates will have a unique

opportunity to learn from other stakeholder groups, and to take away practical strategic and operational action points back to their own institution.

The venue

About 15 years ago, an old printing factory in the London Borough of Islington was transformed into London Art House, a bespoke event venue where we will be holding our event. Local artists have created eight unique event rooms, with each creative space designed to excite productive thought in a stimulating environment. With a prime location near Upper Street and Camden Passage there is no shortage of fine dining, bars and shopping within minutes of the venue.

28 Research Information August/September 2018 @researchinfo | The day will provide invaluable insight

for those in the scholarly publishing community seeking to strengthen collaborative links with other stakeholder representatives, and a unique opportunity to spend face-to-face time with those from ‘the other side of the fence’ – whether you’re an academic, a librarian, a publisher, or a service provider.

Who should attend? Publishers: CEOs, business development managers, strategic directors, product managers, sales and marketing managers; Service providers: subscription agents, providers of publishing platforms, library platforms, discovery platforms, content aggregators; Librarians: those governing access to research in higher educational establishments and institutes; and Academics: researchers and authors interested in representing the needs of

academics – both as authors and users of research – to the publishers and librarians, and those interested in leading change.

Conference themes and programme The day is about collaborative discussion among the three stakeholder groups in the scholarly publishing cycle – publishers, librarians and researchers – with a view to identifying, debating and delivering positive change within the scholarly publishing cycle. To focus these discussions, we will be

addressing three core themes: • Funder-compliance: how librarians are mediating between publishers and researchers to ensure compliance with the requirements of funding bodies;

• Implementing the open access agenda: how the process of getting research published in the era of open access is affecting authors and their workload; and

• Investment for open access: how publishers and vendors are responding to open access through changes in technology and service infrastructure. Individual delegate rates are as follows: publishers and service providers – £250; librarians and academics – £100. Included in the delegate rate is

participation in all sessions, an advance copy of Challenges in Scholarly Publishing Cycle Survey report, refreshments on arrival and in two networking breaks, and a three-course hot buffet lunch.

“Delegates will have a unique opportunity to learn from other groups”

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