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06/06/2004

Metadata: An Essential Web Writing Skill

Metadata is one of the most misunderstood aspects of content management and website design. Editors and writers tend to look at it as a technical issue. Technical people look for a software solution. Both are wrong. Metadata is a fundamental skill that web writers and editors must...

01/12/2008

When a Society Journal Changes Publisher

When a society journal moves from one publisher to another, a number of points need to be taken into account to ensure a smooth handover. Planning should commence as far ahead of the actual transfer as possible, to minimise disruption to subscribers. From the perspective of ALPSP members, the key...

07/07/2002

Maximising Website Visibility

When creating a website, an obvious goal is to get people to visit it, and to return on a regular basis. In order to do this successfully it is necessary to take three things into account – your audience, your content and how to get a good relevance ranking with search engines. If you can get all...

10/03/2002

Licensing E-book Rights

There are many ways for a publisher to take advantage of its book titles electronically. As with journals, a publisher may wish simply to host its books on its own website, or it may choose to make its books available more widely by licensing its content to aggregators. These third party hosting...

10/01/2002

Licensing Journal Electronic Rights to Aggregators

Publishers have numerous and varied routes for disseminating their journal content electronically. A publisher may wish to host its material just on its own server, or it may choose to make its material available more widely by making arrangements with other hosting organisations. These third...

25/11/2001

Licensing Business Models for eJournals

A potentially unlimited number of models could be used to price electronic licences – however, in practice the number of variables is limited. This advice note provides an overview of the key licensing business models for eJournals. It was written by Sally Morris in November 2001.

26/08/2014

Licensing in China

The People’s Republic of China is a remote country with a vast population, but one which has progressed by leaps and bounds after a period divorced from contact with the west. How can UK academic publishers and learned societies tap into the market and are there pitfalls for the...

09/04/2015

High Value Content: Big Data Meets Mega Text

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center explains how. Big data may be making headlines, but numbers don’t always tell the whole story.  Experts estimate that at least 80% of all data in any organization—not to mention in the World Wide Web...

18/11/2015

Welcome to your new ALPSP website

We are pleased to announce the redesigned ALPSP website is now live. If you experience problems logging in or booking on an event, email events@alpsp.org. The ALPSP team is on standby to help. Contact details are available on the ALPSP Team page.

18/11/2015

ALPSP welcomes Eurospan to membership

20 October 2015: We are delighted to welcome Eurospan Ltd as an Associate member of ALPSP. Eurospan are known to many of our members already as they provide marketing, sales and distribution agency for publishers from North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  Further information can be...