London Book Fair 2020


Don’t miss CCC on the London Book Fair Faculty Stage as we discuss transformative agreements, Open Access and The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Tuesday 10 March – 16:00 to 17:00

Find the Right Combination: How Transformative Agreements Unlock Sustainable Open Access
For the transition to Open Access to be sustainable over time, publishers are forging new partnerships that will lead to frictionless, flexible, and scalable workflows for funders, institutions and researchers. Successful collaboration among libraries, publishers, researchers, and intermediaries will also ensure diversity in the post-Plan S scholarly publishing ecosystem. Panelists will share insights into how they’ve adapted systems to support emerging needs under terms of Transformative Agreements. For example, solutions that incorporate multiple sources of funding into the open access payment stream – and without disrupting the author journey from submission to publication – are increasingly seen as basic requirements.

  • Sarah Bosshart, Open Access Publisher, International Water Association
  • Jennifer Goodrich, Director, Product Management, Publisher Solutions, CCC
  • Rob Johnson, Director, Research Consulting Limited
  • Niamh O’Connor, Chief Publishing Officer, PLOS

Wednesday 11 March – 11:30 to 12:30

A Common Lot and a Lot in Common: Publishers and Researchers Today
Researchers and publishers have much in common. Dr. Milka Kostic recently told the Scholarly Kitchen blog that both “want to make a difference – they want to advance human health and wellbeing, the health of our planet, and of our society.” Spurred by the movement toward Open Access and Open Science, scholarly publishers have taken up a range of new approaches to strengthen relationships with researchers. Transformative agreements, for example, prescribe educational programs on open access publishing for scholars. On their own and with third-party vendors, publishers also provide editorial assistance, social media services and career development guidance. Attendees will learn how they too can find common ground with their researcher-contributors.

  • Pablo Palmiero, Vice President, Publisher and Society Partnerships, CACTUS
  • Rosalind Pyne, Director, Open Access Books, Springer Nature
  • Kathryn Sharples, Senior Director, Open Access, Wiley

Wednesday 11 March – 13:00 to 14:00

Get Fit for Licensing: Healthy Metadata and the EU Copyright Directive
Over the next two years, EU member states are required to adopt The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which passed in 2019. Importantly for scholarly publishers (whether based in the EU or not), this directive provides a clear and explicit formulation of the legal status of copying materials for text and data mining (TDM) and other types of information extraction. While a narrow, non-commercial exception for scientific research does exist, the Directive leaves in place critical protections around licensing. To capitalize on any opportunities, publishers must maintain clean, reliable metadata for their content, including about authors, institution, license types, and citations. The session will outline first steps for a metadata fitness program.

  • Duncan Campbell, Senior Director, Global Sales Partnerships, Wiley
  • Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, Business Development and Government Relations, CCC


CCC industry experts will participate in the following events:


Monday 9 March – 8:30 to 13:00, The British Library

PublisHer First Birthday Summit – Pathbreakers, Pioneers, and Trailblazers; Inspirational Women of Global Publishing
CCC President and CEO Tracey Armstrong will welcome attendees and moderate the first panel of this celebration of the PublisHer movement. Register to attend.

Tuesday 10 March – 10:00 to 12:30, Club Room / National Gallery

When Copyright Isn’t Enough: Navigating the Law to Protect the Freedom to Publish
CCC President and CEO Tracey Armstrong will participate in a forum bringing together speakers from all aspects of the freedom to publish debate: lawyers; publishers; family members of those incarcerated; journalists, and more, to discuss this hugely important topic. Learn more.

Wednesday 11 March – 10:00 to 11:00, The Faculty

The Metadata Power Hour
CCC Principal Consultant Ian Synge will participate on a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for everyone involved in or affected by scholarly metadata. Learn more.

Thursday 12 March – 9:30 to 13:00, Apex Room, Olympia

The Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum
The Forum participants will tackle Open Access and look at the issues shaping the future of academic publishing. Attendees will gain an overview of the new infrastructure and service developments that underpin research information. CCC Director of Content, Christopher Kenneally, will be in conversation with Liz Ferguson of Wiley.


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