UKSG One-Day Conference: London

14 Nov 2013 10:00

Open Access Realities:
global experiences of implementing OA

See the presentations on YouTube.

While research and debate around Open Access continues, policy developments globally mean that all key stakeholders including the publishing industry, academics, librarians, University leaders, research councils and other research-funding organisations must already work towards its practical implementation.

What are the implications, strategically and operationally, of introducing new mandates and business models?  What have been the challenges - and surprises - so far?  What existing strengths have proved useful, and what skills or knowledge gaps have emerged?

UKSG's 2013 One-Day Conference brings together speakers from across the scholarly communications sector to explore all these issues and more.


09.40  Registration and coffee

10.10  Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Charlie Rapple, Associate Director, TBI Communications

10.15  How are institutions and publishers placed to "really do" OA?  
Damian Pattinson, Editorial Director, PLOS ONE

10.45  Make Open Access work!: the moment of truth for academic libraries 
Lars Bjørnshauge, Director, SPARC Europe and Managing Director, DOAJ

11.15  Coffee

11.45  Finch one year on - a review of progress  
Michael Jubb, Director, Research Information Network

12.00  How are universities putting policy into practice, from both library and research perspectives?  
Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice-Principal and Jill Russell, Digital Assets Programme Manager, University of Birmingham

12.30  How can existing Open Access models work for humanities and social science research?  
Caroline Edwards, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, University of London (Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Open Library of Humanities)

13.00  Lunch

14.00  How are subscription publishers making the transition to OA?  
Vicky Gardner, Open Access Publisher, Taylor & Francis

14.30  What impact will open educational resources (OER) have on teaching and learning?  
Steven Stapleton, Project Manager, University of Nottingham

15.00  Tea

15.30  Scientific data costs billions but almost all is thrown away - what should be done?
Peter Murray-Rust, Reader, University of Cambridge

16.00  Panel session and questions

16.45  Wrap-up followed by drinks reception

17.30  Close

Who should attend

Decision-makers and practitioners in Universities, including those in the Library, Research Office and Research Finance; Publishers; Funding Agencies; Government Departments and related organisations will find UKSG's collaborative spirit a good environment in which to:

  • hear challenging opinions and implementation realities that can help shape their own OA futures
  • gather tips for going OA, share their experiences and learn from others' mistakes
  • get to know others facing similar challenges
  • inspire, inform and progress their own response to OA.


UKSG members:  £180.00 + £36.00 VAT [20%] (total £216.00) 
Non-members:  £230.00 + £46.00 VAT [20%] (total £276.00)

The fee includes refreshments, lunch and the drinks reception.


76 Portland Place (Rutherford Theatre)

Tel.:  +44 (0)20 7470 4884 (Reception)

What they said about November 2012

“Excellent and informative day.”
"Plenty of stuff to take back to colleagues in the office."
"An excellent opportunity to catch up with people from other institutions and discuss common issues and interests."
"The presentations were all thought-provoking, giving an overview of the changes ahead and the issues to be taken into consideration."
"An excellent professional development day."
"Excellent venue in terms of location, facilities and lunch!"

How to book

This conference is now fully booked.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Wednesday 6 November 2013 - full refund
From Thursday 7 November 2013 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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