Wednesday 13 November 2019

ALPSP UKSG Joint Event: Shifting Power Centres in Scholarly Communications: Implications and future roles for libraries and publishers


Venue: Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP (see map)

Time: Registration/coffee will be from 9.30am with introductions from the chair at 10.00am. This seminar will end at 17.15pm with a drinks reception. 

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The pace of change in our sector has accelerated - and that change has also become more wide-reaching. We are moving beyond the “fall out” from the digital revolution – and its implications for user behaviors, customer expectations, product formats and business models – into a much bigger shift, where established roles and accepted models are being questioned. Boundaries are blurring, with funders and universities taking greater ownership of how research is communicated, and publishers and libraries exploring new areas in which they can provide services and support. Where does all of this change leave researchers - are they already realising new benefits, or are they suffering from having one foot in the old world and one in the new? What will happen next, and how should scholarly publishers and librarians prepare?

This year’s One-Day Conference/Seminar is a partnership between UKSG and ALPSP, two organizations uniquely placed to understand and address the scholarly communications’ community’s needs and concerns in this rapidly evolving ecosystem. The event promises strategic insight, practical takeaways and robust discussion among research funders, academics, librarians and publishers.

Confirmed speakers already include:

  • Chair: Andrew Barker, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian at the University of Nottingham, on future roles for libraries
  • Regina Everitt, Director of Library and Learning Services at the University of East London, on future roles for libraries
  • Dr. Max Haring, Project Manager - University Journals at University of Amsterdam, on universities collaborating to create their own publishing platform
  • Dr. Jocelyn Leblanc, Association of Medical Research Charities on the Funder perspective on owning OA platforms
  • Ian Mulvany, Sage Publishing, on how publishers are adapting to the shifting scholarly impact landscape
  • Cathal McCauley, Maynooth University on the European perspective
  • Dr. Alicia Wise, Director, Information Power, on the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project
  • Susie Winter, Springer Nature on Transformative journals - a publisher perspective
  • Anne Powell, INASP on voices from the global south (other guest speaker tbc)
  • Dr Gautam Dey, Marie Curie Fellow, MRC/UCL Lab for Molecular Cell Bio, with an early-career researcher’s perspective
  • Wayne Sime, Chief Executive of ALPSP

Sponsorhip Opportunities

Working with our conference partner, UKSG, we are aiming to attract 150 senior level delegates, primarily drawn from the middle to senior management level within the European academic library and publishing community.

ALPSP/UKSG invites sponsors to support the event. The package includes:

  • A limited number of table top displays in the catering area
  • Logo / company name on UKSG website
  • Logo / company name on slides during all breaks
  • Named in thanks by the chair at the beginning and end of the day
  • Logo / company name on pull up banner at registration desk
  • We will distribute and place your fliers on the chairs in the theatre

This package costs £500 + VAT and is limited to 5 sponsors.

In addition, you may opt to sponsor the lunch or evening reception at £1,500 each.

To book your organization’s package, please contact Amanda Whiting.

Booking and registration

Members (UKSG and ALPSP) £190.00 + VAT per person 
Non-Member £240.00 + VAT per person

How to book
Please note all bookings are made through the UKSG website.  Click on the book button for full speaker abstracts/biographies and to book.



Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 13 Nov 2019
  • Wed 13 Nov 2019
  • Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, , London