ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2015 - finalists announced

2 July 2015

The judges are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 awards

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The finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their products in a rapid fire session at the ALPSP Conference on Wednesday 9 September. The winners will then be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday 10 September (

Chair of the judging panel, Richard Gedye, observed: 'Scholarly publishing provides an increasingly complex service and this was reflected in the quality of this year's submissions. After careful consideration, the panel has selected a shortlist which they believe includes some of the most innovative projects and services today.'

Audrey McCulloch, Chief Executive of ALPSP noted: 'The ALPSP Awards allow us to shine the spotlight on some of the best new initiatives in our industry and demonstrate how rapidly publishing is evolving in line with the needs of today's scholarly community.'

About the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing
The ALPSP awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winners must demonstrate excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility and long-term viability.

Panel of Judges
Richard Gedye, Director of Outreach Programmes, STM
Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison, Special Collections & Archives, University of Liverpool Library
Tim Devenport, Lead Consultant, Serials & Subscriptions Standards, EDItEUR
Jane Harvell, Head of Library Academic Services & Special Collections, University of Sussex
Robert Iannello, University Programme Manager EMEA, ARM
David Smith, Head of Product Solutions, The IET

About the ALPSP Conference (
The 2015 ALPSP International Conference will be held at the Park Inn London Heathrow, UK from 9-11 September. The conference is the ideal forum in which to discuss the challenges facing the industry and learn about new initiatives and developments. 

For further information, contact Lesley Ogg (; +44 (0)1245 260571;  

The 2015 ALPSP Awards are sponsored by

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ALPSP Conference 9-11 September 2015

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