Wednesday 05 July 2017

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Digital Universe

Venue: Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX (map)

Chair: Phill Jones, Director of Publisher Innovation, Digital Science

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The pace of change in scholarly communication technology is accelerating. In a relatively short period, digital publishing enabled the development of a new business model - open access - and it's only a few short years ago that article and alternative metrics appeared on the radar. Today, publishers and researchers are bombarded with a stream of new information technology breakthroughs which are developing out of the community but also increasingly feeding in from other industry sectors.  Open data and open science, collaborative technologies and networks, and a closer relationship between research information and research management are all currently emerging as important developmental areas. Whilst on the horizon, AI and the internet of things loom large with exciting but nebulous possibilities.

 These innovations constantly promise to disrupt and reform scholarly communication, so ...

  • How do we make sense of these changes as a publisher?
  • What are the things that we need to do now?
  • How can we learn from the past, what will the future hold and why should we care?
  • How do we tell which technologies are truly important and commercially viable? 

Join us for this seminar where we will ask and, hopefully, answer all of these questions.

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Who should attend?

This seminar is ideal for anyone working in and around the delivery, or consumption, of published content online - Product Managers, Product Owners, Heads of Strategy, Senior Publishing Managers, Commercial Managers and Librarians.

Programme and speakers:

Full details of the programme and all speakers will be available shortly.

Confirmed so far: 

Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College, London
Jan Reichelt, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Mendeley
John Hammersley, Co-founder/CEO, Overleaf
Nate Jenkins, CTO, Authorea
Mathias Pippari, Co-founder/CEO,
Mark Thorley, Open Science/Open Data consultant, formerly of NERC
Neil Jefferies, Research and Development Project Manager (OULS), The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford 
Somebody from DataDryad 
Andrew Preston, Co-founder, Publons
Joris van Rossum, Co-founder, Peerwith

Registration fees (including lunch):

ALPSP Member: £209.00 excl VAT (£250.80 incl VAT @ 20%);
Academic: £235.00 excl VAT (£282.00 incl VAT @ 20%);
Non-Member: £347.00 excl VAT (£416.00 incl VAT @ 20%)
Payment may be made by credit/debit card or you may request an invoice.

Further information:

Please contact Sabia Morrison at or +44 (0)1442 864563


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 05 Jul 2017
  • Wed 05 Jul 2017
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