UKSG Introduction to Journals and E-Resources Today: Boston Spa

7 Jun 2013 10:00

Course summary

This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all UKSG training awarded the CILIP Seal of Recognitionaspects of journals and e-resources management in the morning and incorporates an overview of the technical work undertaken by The British Library in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire in the afternoon, followed by an optional tour of the site.

The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of journals and e-resources 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, intermediaries and libraries along with technical considerations.  

Why you should attend

Designed particularly for staff who are new to working with journals and e-resources, whether from a publisher, an intermediary or a library, this seminar may also be of interest to those looking to consolidate and update their journals and e-resources knowledge.

Course level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, entry-level training for the beginner, novice or returner.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the key elements involved in journals and e-resources management, including how they are purchased, promoted and managed
  • To understand the key processes within commercial journal and e-resources publishing, including editorial and marketing, pricing and licensing
  • To understand the roles of both the traditional subscription agent and new intermediaries, and the growing range of electronic access services offered
  • To gain a broad awareness of the technical work of The British Library, including electronic legal deposit of serials, digitisation projects and linked open data.

UKSG members: £155.00 + £31.00 VAT [20%] (total £186.00)
Non-members: £205.00 + £41.00 VAT [20%] (total £246.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Conference Suite
The British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ                                                    

Tel.:  0843 208 1144 (Reception/Switchboard)


10.00   Registration and coffee

10.20   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Michael Davis, Senior Account Manager, STMS, Wiley

10.30   Managing content in the electronic world 
Steve Sharp, Resource Acquisition Team Leader, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
The importance of journals (print and electronic), e-resources and e-books, and how they are purchased, promoted and managed 

11.20   Break

11.30   The business of e-resource and print journals publishing 
Yann Amouroux, Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, The IET
The key processes within commercial e-resource and print journals publishing, including launch, economics, editorial and marketing, pricing models, licensing and delivering electronically

12.20   Intermediaries and their services 
Jane Wright, Business Development Manager, Swets
The development of intermediaries, the role of the traditional subscription agent, and a review of the new players and the growing range of electronic access services offered

13.00   Lunch

Getting technical – a British Library perspective

13.45   Implementation of electronic Legal Deposit of serials 
Rob Smith, Head of Digital Operations

14.15   The digitisation studio at Boston Spa – its activities and current projects, e.g. Europeana
Martyn Lunn, Business Change Manager, Operations and Services

14.45   Linked open data 
Neil Wilson, Head of Metadata Services

15.15   Break

15.30   Tour (optional)

16.00   Close of seminar

How to book

Booking for this event is now closed.  For further information please contact Alison Whitehorn by email or by telephone 01635 254292

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.  Transport to and from York Station (pick-up point near Memorial Gardens) will be provided by the British Library - reserve a seat via the booking form.

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By Thursday 30 May 2013 - full refund
From Friday 31 May 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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