Events & Training

ALPSP provides a full and varied series of events and training including seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the scholarly publishing sector. A summary of forthcoming activity is below and you can filter by type using the menu. If you can't find what you need contact the team for help and advice.

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Thursday 09 June 2016

Effective Journals Marketing

Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging – the journal publishing landscape is shifting. These new developments offer challenges for journals marketing. This course provides a strategic overview of this dynamic environment and how best to apply marketing techniques to achieve your journal’s objectives. The workshop will be highly interactive. more >

Tuesday 14 June 2016

The Publisher’s and Librarian’s Challenge: Models, practices and products to sustain OA publishing

Open access presents numerous challenges and opportunities to almost every aspect of a publisher’s business and to a library’s budgets and operations. Market economics and prevailing business models suggest a publisher should minimize costs, focus on serving authors, and prioritize new infrastructure to support one-off transactions with individuals over long-term relationships with institutions. What does all this mean for publishers nurturing OA programmes or thinking about starting one? more >

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Introduction to People Management for Publishing

The first step in people management is often reported as the most challenging. This course aims to give newly appointed managers and those in their first year of managing one or two staff the core knowledge and basic tools to make it a truly rewarding experience. The course will be highly interactive and give participants the opportunity to share experience with peers. Case studies, based on real publishing situations, will be used to develop understanding and skills in applying the tools that are introduced. Participants will also gain an insight into their own personal development priorities and how to achieve them. more >

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Understanding Copyright

Overview This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organization’s contracts and licences. more >

Thursday 23 June 2016

The Marketing Team of the Future: Developing the resources you need to succeed

Society marketing teams and strategies have evolved in recent years from traditional one-size-fits-all methods to increasingly dynamic approaches, employing new tools and broader skillsets, emphasizing targets, metrics, and results. High-functioning teams often work across organizational silos on building awareness of the overall society brand, cross-promoting publications and membership, as well as other products and services. This webinar will address the implications for resourcing your marketing team and systems, and review ways to meet these evolving and increasing demands. more >

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Fundamentals of Journals Finance

Can you make any sense of the financial information provided to you? What do all those financial terms mean? This course provides an essential and in-depth look at journal finances with an overview of profitability, revenue streams and expenses. It also examines emerging industry trends such as open access and the impact on journals financial management. This course is specifically for non-finance budget holders new to budget management or those looking to take on responsibility for journals finance. more >

Tuesday 05 July 2016

New Digital Models – Challenge or Opportunity?

The evolving digital landscape presents publishers with a range of challenges and opportunities in relation to their business models and products. Challenges relating to loss of sales, changes in user expectations and increasing competition are critical but there are also new opportunities to be explored. For example the ability to upsell and cross sell, creation of new revenue streams and diversification and closer engagement with content consumers. more >

Wednesday 06 July 2016

Licensing your Content

Overview Licensing content has rapidly become a key component of the academic publishing environment, but why is this needed and what are the practicalities? What are the key issues to be aware of and consider when negotiating a licence? This course will outline the development of licensing on various platforms including print and online (to include all mobile devices). It will cover current issues around open access and the use of Creative Commons licences, and demonstrate how it relates in reality to the growing range of licence arrangements that are now available for all content more >

Thursday 14 July 2016

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets

This workshop will examine the issues, decisions and legal processes involved in the acquisition and sale of publishing assets and demonstrate how to achieve these as successfully and smoothly as possible. It will focus on asset sales and purchases but will also touch upon the considerations involved in buying or selling a company more >

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Managing Quality from Outsourced Services

Many publishers are seeking to reduce costs by outsourcing non-core processes to third-party suppliers (either domestically or offshore) in areas such as customer service, subscription processing, peer review management, invoice handling, marketing and production. Using practical case studies, this workshop will identify some of the key skills essential for effective outsourcing (in line with those contained in the National Occupational Standards for Publishing/Outsourcing). more >