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Scholarly Publishing Through the Brexit Lens
Tuesday 12 March 2019
The nature and even timing of Britain’s exit from the European Union remain unclear. Yet one can confidently predict that Brexit will mean dramatic changes for the UK’s scholarly publishing community. For the researchers whose contributions drive content into society journals and high IF journals alike, Brexit will rewrite rules governing partnerships with European colleagues as well as access to resources available for research. For publishers, shifts in long-established editorial and business practices raise questions that will require ample patience for risk and uncertainty over the short and medium-term. What challenges should you prepare for? What opportunities may lie ahead? What will Brexit mean to the transition to Open Access? The panel will explore the many possible directions Brexit may lead publishing in 2019 and after.
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Manchester University Press
Minimum Viable Metadata
Wednesday 13 March 2019
For publishers who undertake initiatives to upgrade or update content workflow and knowledge management, missing or incomplete metadata is the great gremlin. Yet a key to success can be defining Minimal Viable Metadata (MVM) – the set of bare minimum information necessary to describe each element of content. The MVM itself will reflect a mix of internal and external factors, from IT systems to compliance requirements. With an MVM in place, publishers can accelerate production timelines; reduce and eliminate bottlenecks; and find new ways to drive revenue. Learn how to establish an MVM model quickly and sufficiently for the business challenge at hand, while not allowing the perfect to be the enemy of the good.
Independent Book Industry Consultant
Book Industry Study Group
Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum: In Conversation
13 March 2019
- Michael Healy, CCC
- Jonathan Nowell, Book Trade Benevolent Society
- Alison Tweed, Book Aid International
Your Content’s “Children” May Surprise You
Wednesday 13 March 2019
The situation is familiar to every family: Publisher “parents” may choose the original market for their content while their content “children” find other occupations in the after-market. For whatever reason it is created, content often inspires others in surprising directions. Sincere love songs from one generation somehow become the soundtracks to another generation’s social media memes. Publishers, however, are usually fixated on the original intent and may even resist or inhibit re-use potential when it appears. Discover how to identify and anticipate unrelated, potential value locked in your existing content – and be ready to respond when the unexpected happens.
Highlights for Children
Dorling Kindersly (DK)
RCNi (Royal College of Nursing Institute)