Join Us at the 2018 London Book Fair

From 10-12 April 2018, CCC and Ixxus will be premium partners, exhibitors and panel participants at the 2018 London Book Fair at the Olympia Conference Center in London. Any attendees can visit us at Stand #7C16, or follow the action on Twitter with #LBF18. On Monday, 9 April, CCC and Ixxus will host an invitation-only lunch with BookMachine and an evening networking reception with Byte the Book. Ixxus will also be debuting its new workflow tool, Content Kanban. Learn more about CCC’s presence at the 2018 London Book Fair here, and browse our panel summaries below.

Collaboration & Community: The Transition to Open Access
Tuesday 10 April 2018, 11:30 – 12:30
The Faculty (Stand 7A11), Hall 7, National Hall
“The UK is well above global averages of open access publishing, and is at the forefront of a significant global movement which is fundamentally changing the way that research is conceived, conducted, disseminated and rewarded,” noted a December 2017 report for the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group. Responsibility for driving remarkable change across the scholarly publishing landscape is widely shared, yet the evolving relationship of publishers and institutional libraries is perhaps the most critical. The panel will assess the state of OA today and lay out a vision for a sustainable and integrated publishing workflow solution that minimizes costs, promotes transparency and supports a range of business models.

  • Sven Fund, Managing Director, Knowledge Unlatched
  • Chris Leonard, Head of Product, Emerald Group Publishing
  • Matthew Day, Head of Open and Data Publishing, Cambridge University Press
  • Dr. Danny Kingsley, Deputy Director, Scholarly Communication and Research Services, Cambridge University Library

Use your Data to Drive Revenue
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018, 13:00 – 14:00

The Faculty
“Data is the new oil” hit the headlines last year. So, what about monetising the data you already hold? Publishers hold a vast array of information about customers, authors, and content, but how do you really generate publishing revenue from this untapped resource. This session will give practical advice from expert speakers across several types of publishing data.
How to utilise the information you hold about customers. Where to start, from organising customer data in different systems, to analysing your interactions with institutions. How you can prospect against organisation profiles, author affiliations, and other data elements.
How to use taxonomies help improve search and discovery. Much has been said about taxonomies, ontologies, authority files, and other controls. But how do they actually work to improve search discovery? How are they implemented, where, and why?
How to evaluate technologies that will help organisations make the most of their content through effective storage and semantic exploitation. Addressing the hyper-personalisation of content and how less is often more in effective delivery of the content users want.

  • Laura Cox, Ringgold, Inc.
  • Dr Ian Synge, Ixxus
  • Margie Hlava, artist

Global Copyright Legislation: What you need to know
Wednesday 11 April 2018, 11:30 – 12:00
The Faculty
Hosted by ALPSP, panelists will provide a roundup of recent and proposed amendments to copyright legislation in the US, Europe and Australia.

  • Sarah Faulder, PLS
  • Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center
  • Ruth Tellis, RightsZone & Rights2

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: The Digital Transformation Experience
Wednesday 11 April 2018, 13:00 – 14:00
The Faculty (Stand 7A11), Hall 7, National Hall
Content management and digital transformation depend on technology, clearly. Yet a successful digital transformation project will rely as much on redefining and reimagining the experiences of customers, employees, and other stakeholders as it does on the underlying solution. Meanwhile, content management plays an increasingly critical role as part of a wider set of smart information management strategies guide decision-making process and direct technology investments. The panel will share stories of innovation in publishing marked by changes in workflow and production as well as in markets and customer habits.

  • John Newton, Co-founder, Alfresco
  • Kiren Shoman, Executive Director, Book Editorial, SAGE Publications
  • Jonathan Brett-Harris, Managing Director, Ixxus
  • Junaid Mubeen, Director of Education, Whizz Education
  • Kathryn Earle, Managing Director, Digital Resources Division, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

A Copyright Conversation on the Evolving Role of Rights and Licensing in Publishing
Wednesday 11 April 2018, 11:30 – 12:00
Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum
A conversation between two leading figures from the world of copyright on the issues and challenges arising as publishers evolve into technology companies and, likewise, tech companies begin to emerge as publishers.

  • Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO, Copyright Clearance Center
  • Caroline Boyd, COO, The Copyright Hub UK

Aspirations and Anxieties: How Authors See Copyright Today
Thursday 12 April 2018, 13:00 – 14:00
The Faculty (Stand 7A11), Hall 7, National Hall
One of the more complex — and possibly, least understood — areas of publishing is copyright. In 2018, copyright laws and general respect for intellectual property face tremendous public and policy pressures in the UK, across the EU and around the world. How do authors consider the threats to their livelihoods — and how are the managing the opportunities? What, in other words, do the actual copyright-holders think about copyright? Join author Daniel Hahn and lawyer Nicola Solomon, chief executive of the UK Society of Authors, as they discuss the authors’ perspective, in conversation with the Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally.

  • Daniel Hahn, Prize-winning Translator
  • Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive, Society of Authors


Author: Christopher Kenneally

Christopher Kenneally hosts CCC's Velocity of Content podcast series, which debuted in 2006 and is the longest continuously running podcast covering the publishing industry. As CCC's Senior Director, Marketing, he is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of all stakeholders in publishing and research. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent (London), WBUR-FM, NPR, and WGBH-TV.
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