Thursday 02 November 2017

Understanding eJournal Technology


This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technology is used throughout the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user.


  • How users navigate to eJournal content: introducing the key discovery points for research – features and benefits of resource discovery, journal hosts, publisher websites, aggregators, search engines and library RDS; why librarians purchase access to starting points. Identifying the major players involved in eJournal provision; where do users choose to begin their research? Advances in user navigation; mobile-ready platforms      
  • How libraries manage e-resources: linking through URL and OpenURL, the development and importance of Link Servers; the role of library web pages, resource discovery services (RDS) and journals management tools used by libraries
  • Authentication: user authentication methodologies and their limitations: IP address ranges, proxies, Athens, Shibboleth, and single-sign-on (SSO)
  • Planning end-to-end reader navigation that works: from discovery to delivery.

What will you learn?

Gain a business-level grounding in journal delivery technologies, gain greater insight into customers’ technical and business requirements and understand the role technology plays in journal deployment and discoverability. Gain an understanding of the limitations and risks associated with granting or denying access through all the main authentication methods, and so inform how library licence agreements should be structured to support these limitations.

Who should attend

Sales, marketing and customer service staff of all levels, management who need a refresher course, editorial, legal staff, and new technical hires from outside the industry. This course covers technologies that are vital to the delivery of journals and therefore need to be widely understood by all departments within the publishing business.

Delegate comments

“The course enables you to make your knowledge of the e-journal technology more systematic and structured.”
Marcin Kwiatkowski, SAGE Publishing

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00.
Members £372.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members £541.00 (+VAT where applicable
Academic £409.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Venue: West One (De Vere), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, T: +44 (0)20 7034 9700 ((map)
Contact: Melissa Marshall T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.

“This was probably the most comprehensive, educational and interesting course I have attended. Perfectly suited to my requirements”

Jonathan Collard, British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 02 Nov 2017
  • Thu 02 Nov 2017
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