Past Events

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

Thursday 28 March 2019

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership - Washington DC

So, you have built a platform for your journals, it looks fantastic, it’s state of the art, it has all the features a researcher could want or need. But will anyone ever see it? In a world where the discovery of content happens in a multitude of places but rarely at the point of content delivery, where library technology and authentication combine to put up perceived barriers to content, and where readers will have a vastly difference experience of finding and accessing content depending on where they live in the world, it’s not as straightforward as building a feature-rich and well-designed website. The course will take delegates on the journey their readers often take, starting at the key discovery resources, travelling through library technology and authentication mechanisms and ending up with the delivery of an article. It will highlight the challenges the user faces along the way and give tips for making the reader journey as easy as possible. more >

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership - New York

So, you have built a platform for your journals, it looks fantastic, it’s state of the art, it has all the features a researcher could want or need. But will anyone ever see it? In a world where the discovery of content happens in a multitude of places but rarely at the point of content delivery, where library technology and authentication combine to put up perceived barriers to content, and where readers will have a vastly difference experience of finding and accessing content depending on where they live in the world, it’s not as straightforward as building a feature-rich and well-designed website. The course will take delegates on the journey their readers often take, starting at the key discovery resources, travelling through library technology and authentication mechanisms and ending up with the delivery of an article. It will highlight the challenges the user faces along the way and give tips for making the reader journey as easy as possible. more >

Tuesday 12 March 2019

London Book Fair 2019

Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 March 2019, Olympia London more >

Thursday 07 March 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? AI (artificial intelligence)

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on AI (artificial intelligence) and is the second in a series of three. more >

Tuesday 05 February 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? Open Source Technologies

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on Open Source Technologies and is the first in a series of three. more >

Wednesday 30 January 2019

ALPSP Networking: Plan S

Wednesday 05 December 2018

Driving Usage, Demonstrating Value

Driving and measuring usage of subscriptions is critical both to publishers and librarians in demonstrating the value of scholarly resources to readers and researchers at an institution. However, increased off-platform usage and remote access challenges make it harder than ever to fully capture the content usage picture. more >

Thursday 29 November 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Sales and distribution

The third in our series of three webinars which aim to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to growing need for education and need for access to knowledge in English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 15 November 2018

Innovate or Perish? Lessons Learnt from Innovators & New Players Or How to Think Like a Startup

In an evolving landscape it’s critical that organizations foster a culture that can effectively drive and implement relevant innovations in a timely way. As new technologies emerge and new entrants disrupt traditional markets, publishing organizations are challenged to adapt in order to survive and thrive in the long term. Creating an innovative culture is just one part of the puzzle - how have other organizations addressed this issue? What tools and approaches can be utilised? What resources are needed? Can a startup be built from within? What lessons can be learnt from innovators and start-ups within the scholarly communications ecosystem? Join us for an agile discussion on how to think like a startup - to drive innovation and remove the barriers within. more >

Thursday 25 October 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Marketing and social media

The second in our series of three webinars focusing on China, this event aims to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for many years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to a growing need for education and access to knowledge in the English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for the use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 18 October 2018

Brand Building the Scholarly Author

Over the last few years the focus on building the academic 'brand' has increased, with many HE Institutions now running sessions for their PhD students and early career researchers on best practice in creating an online profile and presence within their virtual communities. Helping an academic author understand the importance of this type of profile, combined with where their work is being found on the internet, read and cited from, is of major benefit to the publisher. Join us for this webinar that will assist the publisher in understanding these benefits and additionally discuss tools available to harness and understand online discoverability data. more >

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Preprints: Policy and process considerations

Acceptance of preprints as a scholarly publications format is growing quickly, with deposits to preprint platforms across many different disciplines surging. With this growth comes important policy and process considerations for journal publishers and society meeting and communications staff. more >

Thursday 20 September 2018

How to Grow your Business in China: Editorial strategy

The first in our series of three webinars, this event aims to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers (for many years China has been the nation with the world’s second highest paper output after the US), but also with regards to a growing need for education and access to knowledge in the English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for the use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO). more >

Thursday 12 July 2018

The Power of Partnership and Collaboration in the Publishing Industry

In this seminar we’ll explore real examples of the strategic partnerships and innovative collaborations being forged in the publishing community to achieve economies of scale, a stronger shared infrastructure, technological innovation and push the boundaries of the publishing model. more >

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Trust, Truth and Scholarly Publishing: Public engagement with scholarly research

In our industry, scholarly authors write for their peers, using terms and techniques appropriate for their audience. But their results are also often of interest to a broader audience, particularly findings that impact on everyday lives. So how can we explain complex concepts to a lay audience? Do the filters that exist in modern media channels distort messages and undermine the trust that the public might have in science and academia? What approaches can be deployed to stop this happening? more >