Thursday 06 April 2017

An Update on Access to Research

Free webinar

Date and time

Thursday 6 April 2017, online at 14:00-15:00 BST (London); 15:00-16:00 Europe (CEST)
*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar at this time, you may register and receive a recording to view later.

What is A2R & why listen in?

The Access to Research initiative gives public library users across the UK free access to over 15 million academic articles. Find out how the initiative came about, what the implications are for existing publishing business models, and why it is important for publishers to continue to get involved to further expand public access to academic content.

Who is the webinar for?

Anyone with responsibility for publishing strategy, open access, content distribution, rights and licensing including managers and directors in operations, global rights, legal affairs and publishing departments.

The agenda will cover:

  • Background to Access to Research: what it is and how it works
  • The current picture: usage, titles, regions
  • Publisher and librarian collaboration – what we learnt
  • Summary of the independent report into the service
  • Looking to the future

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ciara-eastellCiara Eastell, President of the Society of Chief Librarians
As President, Ciara has led the development of SCL's Universal Offers, introducing the Universal Learning Offer for libraries across England. She is focussed on building stronger, more strategic partnerships between libraries and leading UK institutions including the BBC, the British Library and the Wellcome Trust.

80 SarahFaulderSarah Faulder, Chief Executive, PLS
Sarah was appointed Chief Executive of PLS in October 2010.  In her early career Sarah was a partner for ten years at city law firm, Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing), specialising in copyright. She then worked in the music industry for over 13 years; first as Chief Executive of the Music Publishers Association before becoming Chargée de Mission at BIEM and CISAC, the Paris based international umbrella organisations for collecting societies, and latterly Public Affairs Director for PRS for Music.  

Sarah has represented her constituents throughout her career in both Brussels and Westminster, has served on several industry boards and has written and spoken extensively on legal and industry issues. Sarah is a practising mediator.

Jen Holton2Jen Holton, Director of Copyright, Permissions and Discovery Services, Wiley
Jen has worked in publishing for over 20 years joining Wiley in 2008.  Her roles have included responsibility for all aspects of rights, licensing, copyright and collective licensing for global book and journal content. She was formerly Head of Business Development at Emerald Group Publishing, responsible for copyright policy development, rights and journal content licensing partnerships.

Jen taught the annual ALPSP Licensing Your Content course for 10 years and is the ALPSP representative on the PLS Board

Further information

You can find out more about the initiative here.

For booking queries please contact:
Sabia Morrison
E:  T: +44 (0)1442 864563

PLS logo This FREE webinar is brought to you by the
Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers
and the Publishers Licensing Society.

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