London Book Fair 2020 – Now Virtual!


As a premium partner of The London Book Fair, CCC is bringing all of our previously scheduled panel appearances to you as virtual programming. Read our press release on alternate virtual London Book Fair programming.


Sponsored by CCC: The Metadata Power Hour
21 April, 11:00 EDT, 16:00 BST, 17:00 CEST

CCC Principal Consultant Dr. Ian Synge participated in a  90 minute ALPSP-coordinated panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for everyone involved in or affected by scholarly metadata – authors, editors, librarians, service provider and more. CCC will make a recording of this session available on 22 April.

Listen to a preview of the session in an interview with CCC’s Dr. Ian Synge.


Find the Right Combination: How Transformative Agreements Unlock Sustainable Open Access PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE
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. Interviews with:

  • Sara Bosshart, Open Access Publisher, International Water Association
  • Lesley Boyle, Business Development Director, Academic, Cambridge University Press
  • Jennifer Goodrich, Director, Product Management, Publisher Solutions, CCC
  • Rob Johnson, Director, Research Consulting Limited
  • Niamh O’Connor, Chief Publishing Officer, PLOS

A Common Lot and a Lot in Common: Publishers and Researchers Today PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE
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 well being, 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. Listeners will learn they too can find common ground with their researcher-contributors. Interviews with:

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

Get Fit for Licensing: Healthy Metadata and the EU Copyright Directive PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE
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 interviews outline first steps for a metadata fitness program.

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


PublisHer First Birthday Summit: Like London Book, the PublisHer anniversary celebration planned for 9 March at the British Library was cancelled. Meant to toast a first year of extraordinary progress since the first PublisHer dinner was held in 2019 during the trade show, the program was dependent, of course, on the participation of international publishing’s women (and now men) who support the effort to find creative solutions to the gender diversity and inclusivity challenges that publishing’s women face at work. Publishing Perspectives had an anniversary interview with PublisHer founder Bodour Al Qasimi and the organization’s newsletter produced another of its series of interviews, this one with Tracey Armstrong, president and CEO of Copyright Clearance Center—who was to have been the key sponsor of the event in London. Prior to London, Al Qasimi was interviewed by Chris Kenneally for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast.