Copyright Clearance Center and Ixxus are pleased to be sponsors of the following London Book Fair events:

The Quantum Conference: Consumer Insights and So Much More
Raiders of the Lost Content – Carl Robinson, Principal Consultant, Ixxus
Reuse is ever the watch-word when it comes to maximizing the value of your content. But how can you reuse content when not only do you not know where to find it; you don’t know what it is you’re looking for, or whether it existed in the first place?  Trying to get to grips with content reuse can be a bit of a snake pit – but luckily intrepid adventurer Carl Robinson from Ixxus is here to lead the way. We explore how to raid lost content to uncover hidden treasure, whip your backlist into shape and avoid the temple of doom. Fedoras optional.

add_to_calendar-fwWHEN: Monday, 13 March, 12:15 – 12:30
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Introduction to Rights Conference
Aimed at those new to the rights business, it offers the skills and knowledge needed to make the most of every rights opportunity vital in this ever-changing publishing and content creation environment.

add_to_calendar-fwWHEN: Monday, 13 March, 12:45
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Byte the Book Networking Event
How Can You Maximise Revenue from Your Content?

add_to_calendar-fwWHEN: Monday, 13 March, 18:30 – 21:30
WHERE: The Library, St Martin’s Lane

Research & Scholarly Forum
The Rise of the Researchers – New Directions in Scholarly Publishing
Tracey Armstrong, CEO and President, Copyright Clearance Center, leads a panel discussion exploring how researchers are driving innovation in scientific publishing and finding new roles far from the laboratory bench.

– Sybil Wong, Ph.D., Head of Partnerships, Sparrho
– Frederick Fenter, Ph.D., Executive Editor, Frontiers
– John Inglis, M.D., Co-founder, bioRxiv; Executive Director and Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

add_to_calendar-fwWHEN: Wednesday, 15 March, 12:20 – 13:20
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre



WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Checking-In on the Road to Digital Transformation
By 2020, Gartner estimates, “75% of businesses will be digital, or have digital business transformations underway. However, only 30% of those efforts will be successful.” Heading down the road to digital transformation can feel like traveling without a guide and a map. For a fix on the publishing industry’s latest digital transformation location, hear a panel of analysts and executives review the findings of a groundbreaking survey of leading publishers in the UK and around the world. How far have we come? Is this a race? Who’s ahead? Will the journey ever end?

– Max Gabriel, Chief Technology Officer, Taylor & Francis
– Valentina Kalk, Director, Brookings Institution Press, Brookings Institute
– David Warlock, Digital Strategist and Advisor

WHEN: Tuesday, 14 March, 14:30 – 15:30add_to_calendar-fw
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

The Winning Move For Open Access

In the dynamic Open Access publishing environment, nothing stands still for long. The Gold Road model that allows researchers to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) may have become the preferred route of many funders and institutions, but as OA continues to gather momentum, tracking and reporting compliance has proven quite a challenge. The push is on to not only drive out costs but also to move toward automation and scalability. Learn how integrated workflows that leverage standards and best practices can help to build an open, sustainable infrastructure. Through innovative approaches that create a seamless workflow, publishers, funders and institutions will make a market together.

– Caroline Burley, Journals Operation Manager, Publishing Services & Production, Royal Society of Chemistry
– David Prosser, Executive Director, RLUK
– Brett Rubinstein, Head of Business Development and EMA Sales, IOP Publishing
– Amanda Ward, Head of Programme Management, Springer Nature

add_to_calendar-fwWHEN: Wednesday, 15 March, 16:00 – 17:00
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Authentication and the Holy Grail
Access to content – on any device, at any location – is a critical and growing need in today’s information age. Publishers recognize that users expect simple, reliable and rapid access to content, as well as the highest possible level of data privacy. Yet publishers also need to know who has authorized access to the content they provide to protect it from misuse. Finding the right balance for these frequently conflicting information demands is a smoldering problem across the industry.
The solution may lie not only in technology, but also through increased collaboration. Towards that end, the Universal Resource Access initiative is conducting pilot projects that target development of solutions to provide access and security. The panel will share insights on the challenges faced as well as hopes for finding the holy grail of “single sign-on” – i.e., reliable and unified authentication and access control for any authorized user across any device.

– Andy Halliday, Identity Product Owner, Springer Nature
– Helen Malone, Director, Information Resources, GlaxoSmithKline
– Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, International Association of STM Publishers

add_to_calendar-fwWHEN: Thursday, 16 March, 11:30 – 12:30
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre


We’re also pleased to announce our participation in the following awards:

Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations at CCC, as part of the International Excellence Awards will be a judge on the panel for The Academic and Professional Publishing Award. This event is held in partnership with The Publishers Association as a grand celebration of publishing and related activities outside the UK.

Paul Twelftree, Chief Innovation Officer at Ixxus will be judging the shortlisted finalists from the Quantum Innovation Award entries. The winner will be presented the award at The LBF Awards Ceremony, an invite-only event on the evening of Tuesday, 14 March.


Join us for these events and more! Don’t forget to visit us at Stand 7C16 when you’re at the Fair. Email us to book a meeting!