Past Events

If you missed an ALPSP seminar and would like to catch-up on what was covered, access the slides and audio recordings for previous events here. 

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Setting the Standard

Standard identifiers, metrics and processes in journal publishing and how they can help you. #alpspstandards more >

Wednesday 09 December 2015

Cracking the RFP Code: Strategy & practical guidance for getting the most from RFPs

Join a stellar panel of “boots on the ground” speakers for an afternoon of strategic plus practical guidance on how to use RFPs to best serve business needs. Through brief case studies, presenters will provide real-world examples of different types of RFPs run by different types of organizations. Coverage will include technology-focused RFPs as well as RFPs for business services. Attention will be given to tips and best practices that will minimize risks and engender success. more >

Thursday 25 February 2016

Publishing Business 101: Navigating contracts and "legalese" with confidence

This webinar is part of ALPSP's '101' series that is focused on early career professionals. The aim of the session will be to help you to understand legal language in a variety of contexts - licenses, vendor agreements, copyright - and prepare you to navigate contracts with confidence. Our experienced speakers have been selected to bring you both a legal and business perspective, and will discuss how publishing professionals must balance these imperatives. Among the topics to be addressed will be how to decode basic "legalese" and contract language, and tips on identifying what is and is not negotiable in a typical contract. more >

Tuesday 08 March 2016

Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation

Access is not a one time event, it’s an ongoing process.This seminar will examine emerging trends in scholarly communication from the perspective of the publication and long-term access to the scholarly record. This includes outputs not traditionally included within the primary scientific canon such as metadata, software and research data. more >

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Recruitment and Career Trends: What you need to know and do about them

The current dynamic and innovative environment in scholarly publishing can make it difficult to remain well-positioned for future growth. This webinar will look at current hiring trends in the publishing sector, key traits and skills employers are looking for and how publishers balance the need for individuals with traditional skills with the need for acquiring the new skill sets required to seize the potential of new technologies. more >

Wednesday 04 May 2016

Are you ready for the Researcher of the Future? Understanding the researcher experience

Authors and readers are changing and often there is a mismatch between what we think they are doing and reality. Staying one step ahead and anticipating the needs of the researcher of the future is the optimal position but often publishers are playing catch up. 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 >

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 >

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 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 >

Thursday 22 September 2016

The Book Publisher’s Guide to the Galaxy: A discussion of different approaches to marketing, selling and distributing books worldwide

Are you considering, or auditing your existing, international sales opportunities for your books? Our panel of industry experts will provide an overview of different approaches to international markets. They will discuss key issues such as selling foreign language rights, working with third parties to increase reach, the value of attending conferences and trade fairs, as well as the role of print on demand. They will also cover sales and distribution of eBooks, piracy, cross-border selling and cultural considerations. more >

Thursday 27 October 2016

Masters in Publishing Webinar Series: From corporate social responsibility to sales and market development - Richard Gedye in conversation with Mark Ware

In the latest Masters in Publishing series webinar, Richard will reflect on the challenges of nurturing markets for published scientific research in conversation with Mark Ware. He will consider how publishers can move from philanthropic supply of content via initiatives like Research4Life to the development of more conventional bilateral commercial relationships. He will consider that in order to effectively and painlessly secure this transition, it will involve a collaborative effort by publishing stakeholders at each end of that spectrum. more >

Tuesday 08 November 2016

Digital Marketing Skills for the Future: Delivering a great customer experience

Are you planning for 2017 and beyond? Do you need to make every penny of your marketing budget count? Join us for a day of talks that will help you transform your digital marketing, from strategy to tactics and from skills to systems, to improve customer experience and maximise ROI. more >

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Developing Ethical Commercial Revenues in a Changing Publishing Landscape

This webinar will focus on key areas of change in the industry affecting ethical commercial sales. What are the issues that societies and publishers need to be aware of? What has changed? Where are the new opportunities for growth? more >

Monday 23 January 2017

Effective Management of Rights: Driving revenue and improving workflow

Rights management is an underappreciated part of publishing, yet it provides a key framework for revenue generation. Effective rights management can help a business identify areas for product development and sales growth, and enhance a business when it comes to an exit strategy or mergers and acquisitions. more >