Training

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ALPSP training is devised and delivered by publishers for publishers with direction from our industry Training Committee. We help organizations develop skilled, informed and motivated staff who are better able to deal with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly and professional publishing. Delegates numbers are limited to ensure a hands-on experience and courses are updated in line with feedback. We use pre-course questionnaires and industry tutors so content is relevant, up-to-date and can be immediately applied back in the office. Our training is supported with comprehensive materials and further reading. Courses are suitable across different organization sizes and disciplines.

ALPSP in-company training

If you are an ALPSP member, we can also run an in-company version of a course for delegates who cannot make the training date or location. Contact Amanda Whiting to discuss your requirements. In-house information  

Level 1 Courses
Aimed at people who are new to their jobs or who have been in them for a short period of time. They are also excellent refreshers for people returning to publishing or changing disciplines.
Level 2 Courses
Suitable for delegates with some experience in publishing who are now looking to expand their skills.
Level 3 Courses 
Aimed at delegates with several years' experience in publishing in more specialist, senior or strategic roles.

Contact Melissa Marshall if you have any questions about selecting or booking a course.

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 >

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to commission and solicit successful content and titles – from market scanning and community development through to proposal management and eventual publication. It also considers appropriate financial forecasting models more >

Wednesday 28 September 2016

NEW Effective Social Media for Scholarly Publishers

Social media now offers the opportunity to reach huge audiences around the globe, but how can publishers effectively harness these new tools to achieve their own objectives? This course aims to help you identify how to integrate social media into the marketing communications, and wider promotional plans of your organization regardless of budget or size of publisher, from setting measurable objectives, to practical tips on what works – and what doesn’t - for different platforms. more >