UKSG Serials Practitioners: Edinburgh
The UKSG is able to call on the extensive experience of its members in sourcing expert speakers from the various sectors of the serials industry to present a practical overview of all aspects of serials management.
The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of serials handling in order to promote efficient and informed working practices. A wide range of day-to-day issues will be covered, with time devoted to recognising and resolving the problems that can arise at the boundaries between publishers, agents and libraries. The seminar will also consider all aspects of linking between journals.
Delegates will be able to air and exchange views in the afternoon breakout session.
Why you should attend
Designed particularly for staff new to working with serials, whether from a publisher, an intermediary or a library, this seminar may also be of interest to those looking to consolidate and update their serials knowledge.
Course level and previous knowledge required
Level 1 Awareness: introductory and non-intensive, entry-level training for the beginner, novice or returner.
- To understand the key elements involved in serials management, including how they are purchased, promoted and managed in an increasingly electronic world
- To understand the key processes within commercial journal publishing, including editorial and marketing, peer review, pricing, licensing and electronic delivery
- To understand the pivotal role of the traditional subscription agent and the growing range of electronic access services offered
- To gain a broad awareness of the technology underpinning various types of linking, including DOI/CrossRef and OpenURL, and other journal-related initiatives.
UKSG members £100.00 + £17.50 VAT (total £117.50)
Non-members £130.00 + £22.75 VAT (total £152.75)
The fee includes refreshments and lunch.
National Library of Scotland
33 Salisbury Place
Tel.: 0131 623 3312 (Security, Main Entrance)
Location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.20 Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Tony Kidd, Assistant Director, Financial & Corporate Services, University of Glasgow Library
10.30 Managing serials in the electronic world
Jeremy Upton, Deputy Director of Library Services, University of St Andrews Library
will describe the importance of serials, and how they are purchased, promoted and managed in an increasingly electronic world
11.15 The business of journal publishing
Michael Davis, Senior Account Manager, Wiley-Blackwell
will review the key processes within commercial journal publishing, including editorial and marketing, peer review, pricing, licensing and delivering electronically
12.10 The role of the intermediary
Peter Rushworth, formerly UK Sales Manager, EBSCO Information Services
will consider the pivotal role of the traditional subscription agent and the growing range of electronic access services offered
12.55 Questions and summary of the morning session
13.45 Getting technical - linking
Ross MacIntyre, Mimas Service Manager, The University of Manchester
will explain the technology underpinning various types of linking, including DOI/CrossRef
and OpenURL, and other journal-related initiatives
14.30 Breakout session introduced by the Chair
Groups will be presented with a number of scenarios to consider and discuss
15.15 Evaluation forms and reporting back from the group discussions
15.30 Final summing up of the day and close of seminar
How to book
- by post: 15a Stile Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8AG UK
- by fax: +44 (0)1865 742164
- by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Wednesday 4 June 2008 - full refund
From Thursday 5 June 2008 - no refund
NB: UK Serials Group reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.